' ' ' 'Crafty Endeavours: Changing seasons

Monday 1 October 2018

Changing seasons

Autumn is back with its fiery leaves, a perfect association with our October Plant-astic theme at Country View Challenges!

I wanted to use a wood pattern for that burst of nature since I love the look. I have stencils, embossing folders and several stamps to get that texture and settled on an old Impression Obsession CAC for its sheer size (6"x6").

First I applied Distress inks all over the tag and then stamped the woodgrain image with Forest Moss Distress ink on top.

I die-cut and embossed several leaves (Memory Box and Joy Crafts) from a piece of alcohol ink photo paper I had lying around. I highlighted the texture with Walnut Distress inks.

I added a Paper Doll (TH93555 - Tim Holtz® - Ideaology™), giving them a path to stand on thanks to a scrap of paper and added a quote from Unity stamp (Change is Never Easy) on a die-cut (MFT Blueprint 7).

I can visualise a walk in the woods kicking the leaves and dodging the falling chestnuts... before warming up next to a chimney log fire...

Lots of possibilities with that theme, so don't delay and enter the Country View challenge for your chance to win a £20 voucher to spend on new stash!

Thanks for coming by,
I am entering the Vintage Journey, Fashionable Stamping, That's Crafty, Addicted to stamps, Allsorts , SSS Monday and SSS Wednesday Challenge  challenges.


  1. This is really lovely Christine, those leaves look amazing against the woody background. Have a very happy October, Sue xx

  2. A wonderful tag Christine with a lovely Autumnal feel . I like your visualisation of kicking those fallen leaves around in the woods .
    Thanks for joining us at That's Crafty x

  3. Hi Christine, what a great autumnal tag, loving those leaves! Hugs xx

  4. Great project Christine. I love it. Perfect for the theme.

  5. Fabulous autumn colours, Christine!!! The little boys are so lovely!!! Have a great October!!! Big hugs!!!

  6. Beautiful Autumnal leaves and colours Christine and the woodgraine came out beautifully, many thanks for joining in with our 'Autumn Glory' theme at Allsorts challenge.

    B x

  7. What a beautiful tag, the woodgrain looks really realistic. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Allsorts challenge.
    Lynn x

  8. Il est magnifique ton tag Christine !!!!
    J'adore tes feuilles aux encres à alcool, les teintes sont parfaites et encore une belle idée pour ton fond.
    Ta petite bordure embossée dans le bas est superbe aussi

  9. Love your beautiful fall tag with it's glorious leaves and that beautiful wood background! Hugs!

  10. A great tag and the wood effect background is just perfect.
    Thank you for joining us at That's Crafty!
    Helen x

  11. absolutely beautiful! I love the wood effect and the burst of colour from those leaves! Gorgeous make! Big hugs rachel x

  12. Back to say thank you for playing along at A Vintage Journey! Hugs!

  13. Ooh, I love that woodgrain in the background - the earthy olive colour is perfect to make those vivid leaves pop. Thanks for joining us on A Vintage Journey.
    Alison x

  14. Wonderful tag, Christine! I really love the quote.
    Happy October!
    Evelyn xxx

  15. A fabulous tag Christine, love the woodgrain background and it's a great quote.
    Thanks for sharing with us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges.
    Avril x

  16. Love your fabulous tag! The colors and embellishments are awesome. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. :)

  17. Such a wonderful colouring and you have created a beautiful tag. Thanks for playing along with us at Addicted to Stamps & More. Hope to see you again
    Shylaa DT@ATSM

  18. Fabulous Christine you have captured Autumn beautifully and the backgrouns is amazing.

    Thank you for sharing with us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges.

    Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x

  19. Que j'aime ces couleurs! ton tag est superbe!
    J'ai été absente plus de trois semaines passées auprès de ma fille en Italie près de Rome. Je suis devenue grand-mère (et oui...) d'un petit Leonardo né le 6 octobre et depuis je suis sur mon petit nuage!!!
    Bonne soirée,