September 14, 2014

Golden Autumn

I'm still trying to coax fall into being here in north Florida.  I have visions of golden days with all the harvest colors of autumn.

I started with one of my favorite jumbo manila tags, smooched a frayed burlap distress ink pad on my craft sheet and spritzed it with Heirloom Gold perfect pearls mist.  Then I inked up the leaf stamp from the Old Grist Mill with my mixture and stamped it as a base on the tag.  A stencil and gold embossing paste were used to create the leaf flourish.  Once the embossing paste was good and dry, I sponged Rusty Hinge and Peeled Paint distress ink over the entire tag.  The doily was cut with a Prima die from kraft card stock and sponged with Frayed Burlap.

Two circles were die cut and gold embossed the mill image from the Old Grist Mill and the trees from the Home set.  The circles were then sponged with Rusty Hinge and edged with Vintage Photo.   The scene reminded me of growing up in upstate New York so I cut a curvy banner (by hand), stamped it with the leaf stamp and stamped Home on it.  It still needed something to finish it off so I went to my go-to die - Spring Greenery decorative strip - and cut the ivy.  Since I was going for the gold, I embossed it with my old jar of Judi-kins Egyptian Gold embossing powder.  Love that sparkle!

Thanks for stopping by.

Designer:  Linda Coughlin
The Funkie Junkie

2 comments:

Ingrid Kristina V said...

Gorgeous tag, Linda, love the embossing with the autumnal colours! Xx

Terry said...

Beautiful colors for Autumn! Love the rich gold embossing and all those falling leaves! Gorgeous tag, Linda! Oh and I love that pretty tied bow to top it off! Hugs!