Tuesday 22 September 2015

Farewell to Summer

The evenings are drawing in and the mornings are damp and chillier which is a sure sign that summer is fading and autumn is upon us.

My tag today is called Farewell to Summer and whilst we are thinking of the changing colours from fresh greens to dusky oranges and browns I don't want to loose the lovely warmth of the sun.

I started with some of Wendy's re-inkers to make the background and added some stencilling and stamping

The cone flower is one of Wendy Vecchi's art parts painted with distress paints, some gold embossing paste rubbed on randomly and then distress inks to build up the layers.

The arts part border at the bottom was painted with mustard seed distress paint, dried and sunset orange, butterscotch and sandal alcohol ink dripped on and left to dry.

I finished off with some remnant rubs and a stamped and punched number that fitted over the tag hole perfectly.

Although we will miss the summer colours and long summer days I love to see the autumn hues appearing and already I have some of the gold and red leaves appearing on my flowering cherry tree. They are beautiful.

Have a fun filled week.

hugs Brenda xxx


Astrid Maclean said...

Lovely tag and I can see how you are putting all those Wendy techniques to good use! The background looks wonderful!

Patty O'Malley said...

Beautiful tag, Brenda, that captures the fall season so well.

Candy C said...

Really a lovely tag, Brenda. Sadly, summer is coming to an end and the autumnal colors and crisp cool air are fast approaching. This tag is such a lovely piece of art showing the transition from the bright colors of summer into the more earthy tones of fall. Love it!

rachel said...

this is a beauty Brenda - i adore the sentiment - so gorgeous! Big hugs rachel x

Meggymay said...

Wonderful autumnal shades, its a fabulous tag.
Yvonne xx

hazel said...

A stunning tag, I love the autumnal colours.
xxx Hazel.

froebelsternchen said...

Just amazing Brenda! A beautifu beautiful tag is this!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful tag.

Anita Houston The Artful Maven said...

Farewell and good rid-dons!!! Bring on the Fall and Winter, I love the cold...lol!!! Your tag is super gorgeous and warm! LOVE the flower!

Words and Pictures said...

Oh, this is wonderful! I love the inky effects on the flower and butterfly - beautiful glow over the gold embossing paste - and the colour palette is so perfect for these last (finally golden!) days of summer.
Alison xx

A Pink said...

Gorgeous tag! Brenda Such a wonderful blend of colours- you definitely have captured the warmth of the summer sun . Fabulous stencilling and altered art parts along with some wonderful finishing touches - Love the punched number - clever touch xx

Barbara said...

Lovely tag! I adore autumn mood! Beautiful color choice!Barbarayaya