Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Fall is in the air.....

Hello blogger friends. 
Are you feeling the nip in the air in the evenings? We sure are. The days are getting shorter and the leaves are starting to change colour. 
I have just a few things to show you then off to settle in for the night.
I am doing a fall tag swap over at Tee's blog, The Altered Paper and I wanted to do something very different. If you follow me regularly you will know that I like to dabble in all kinds of mediums and for this tag I chose to do some air dry clay work on a tag that looks like a tight basket weave. Someone once sent me this piece I think it was sample wall paper or something but it fit the bill I was looking for. I wanted a natural theme for my fall tag so this is my base. I got a leaf from outside and traced cut around it on my rolled out air dry clay. I cut a hole in the center and after making a face from a mold I have I popped it in the hole and the clay has a sort of self healing property to it as it is very sticky at first. 
I let it completely dry then I gessoed over the clay, then I painted the leaf and face in fall colours. I stamped some leaf stamps and coloured them and popped them on the bottom corner. You can't see here but I had a bit of white ribbon with brown and orange dots on the bottom as well. This turned out great I hope my partner Ginger likes it.

 And as you  know I am busy getting ready for my fall craft shows and since I took this design to the library I thought I would do up another one. Birds are always popular in homes. I don't really make very many of the same design but this was so quick and easy to do. I like painting on canvas a lot. No buying and cutting wood, sanding and all that mess and prep work. Paint and go with canvas. This is a Terrye French design.
 And lastly while everyone around blog land is busy with Hallow e'en I am busy with ornaments for the show. I don't do shows before Hallowe'en and I am really not into it too much although I like looking at other people creations and it just not one of my favourite holidays. These ornaments are Cyndi Combs designs. She makes really cute and quick ornaments.
Well I am also trying to squeeze in a bit of time with mixed media canvases. I just had a brainfart about something to try with my whimsy girls and it looks like it will work. Stay tuned and if I get some time I will finish it up and post it later in the week.
Well off to bed soon.
Take care and stay creative.


  1. Great tag, and your show-pieces are coming along well! Valerie

  2. I love the tag Les,really unique. I so admire the variety of your creativity.
    Love those birds and the ornaments too.
    Bet you'll sell out at those shows !

  3. Fabulous tag and ornies...but I LOVE LOVE LOVE your birdy canvas Les!! x

  4. I agree with AmyJo! A unique tag & lovely creations made by you always. Hugs,Tee


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