Saturday, March 16, 2013

March Aussie tag swap

My partner in this months Aussie tag swap, Diane of cardenofelan has received her tag. So can reveal the tags from this months swap the theme for this month was 'Autumn'.

With my tag I used the Kaisercraft papers and one of the little rubons in the Tiny woods designer papers.. Can you see the little porcupine down on the very bottom of the tag he is so cute and tiny..  I fussy cut the 2 owls and covered them in glossy accents. I used 2 of the papers from the pack to make the background and used the Tim Holtz branch to poke out from the back of the leaves.  I have never stapled on anything either but this ribbon was so wide I didn't think tape would do the trick but really liked the look of it so out came my dads old trusty stapler. 
I have not used all my new paints on a tag before but used the technique I saw Tracy use from Mixed Media Monday on  this link to her blog with the video
My friend was horrified when she saw I was ripping pages out of a book to rumple and paint them.. It was so funny had to laugh at her told her she could have the book when I am finished with it if she likes.. Think I will do something really funky with it, mixed media style and give it to her for a gift.. hehe... Has a really nice hard cover..

I received a lovely tag from my partner this month Tanya and was delighted with it.  It just so sings Autumn with its pretty leaves..  We liked the same quote too isn't that such a coincidence, Tanya has put it on its own little tag.. It is such a pretty Autumn one though.. Really liked the embossed detail in the background and the tiny little leaves scattered over the top. 

I love the detailed little leaves that Tanya used at the top here that are so fine and delicate, so like some of the ones you do find under trees where they have decomposed but you see the lovely veins of the leaf.. 

I would also like to say a big welcome to 2 new followers to my blog Sue and Janene. 
To think that nearly 100 people now follow my little blog is just amazing.. I sure have changed with the things that I do from cards, tags, ATC's and now Mixed Media and Art journaling I just love all of it..  I seem to mix everything together too which I am finding so much fun to do. 
Have a great day 
Sandy :) 


  1. Hiya,
    well we all did pretty good in the Autumn tag stakes hey? loved mine too, wonder what next month's will bring?

  2. WOW!!! Stunning tags and beautiful Autumn colors Sandy. I saw these on MIM..Loz

  3. This tag is gorgeous! So bright and colorful - a lovely piece of art! I saw your creation posted at Make It Monday - thanks for sharing your lovely work!

  4. The details on those leaves are awesome... Lovely creation.

  5. I so love your tag! I'm really impressed by how many lovely autumn details you were able to put on such a small space. I'm terrible at making tags, whenever I sit down to make one my mind just goes blank! The leaves are beautiful and I love the little owls, and it's such a great sentiment too! Spotted your tag on MIM. Oh - and - the tag you received is awesome too!

  6. WOW...two beautiful tags for our Autumn theme and so different as well. Just love them!

  7. this is really lovely-I love the colours! i saw them on MIM! x


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