Friday, 13 September 2013

Paperhaus Fall Splendor and eclectic Paperie Blog !

Welcome to the Fall Splendor Blog Hop with PaperHaus! We are celebrating the release of the new FALL edition of PaperHaus Magazine but also celebrating the 1 year anniversary of PaperHaus Magazine! We are excited to be part of this amazing celebration! Click below to check out the latest edition of this amazing magazine!  The Fall Splendor event is filled with inspiration from PaperHaus and the eclectic Paperie team so make sure you click through each blog for inspiration! Enjoy the hop and remember that the Fall Splendor Blog Hop runs from September 1st to the 15th so plenty of time to be inspired!

I've chosen to make an Autunm tag, showcasing the wonderful colours which I think William Cullen Bryant was referring to when he wrote, 'Autumn, the year's last loveliest smile' . 

I started with a manilla size 8 tag, and swooshed it with some Mustard seed and Shabby Shutters Distress stain. I  cut out several leaves using  an Alterations Tattered Leaves die. I also ran a piece of stencil plastic through the die, and used it to create my leafy background. Whilst I had the die out, I cut some leaves from dense foam and made stamps with the shapes, I also cut a stencil using a piece of plastic packaging.

I used Peeled Paint, Spiced Marmalade, Scattered Straw, Aged Mahogany and Crushed Olive Distress inks and blended them through the stencil. I was very pleased with the results and almost stopped there! But of course I didn't as I'd got all the lovely leaves to work on. I blended the same variety of inks onto the leaves and then stamped over each one, with a crackle effect, background stamp.

I scrunched each one slightly before assembling the arrangement on my tag. I then adhered them with glossy accents. The flower is from a batch I made a while ago, using a Tattered Florals die. They are super easy and so much fun to make, I was quite addicted for a while there! I have a step by step tutorial here, if you fancy having a go.

 Some Crinkle Ribbon, paper lace a little metal corner complete the tag. If you look closely you may find one or two things I haven't mentioned!

 If you haven't visited the eclectic Paperie blog before coming here, hop on over  and you'll find some fabulous work by the other design team members with links to each of their blogs. Let us know what you think as you go along and don't forget to check out the new Fall edition of the Paperhaus magazine.It's jam packed with fabulous Fall inspiration ! x
Here are some of the products I've used, available from Kim's wonderful eclectic Paperie shop:
*Apologies: I'm very sorry, I had attributed the quote to John Donne and it should have been William Cullen Bryant!* 


  1. Outstanding Toni! Can't begin to express properly how much I love this. The stencilled background is so good it's a shame to cover it and the leaves are just divine. Definitely getting a smile here.
    BTW, I can vouch for how great the Paperhaus magazine is. Well worth checking out if anyone hasn't seen it before. Hugs, Jenny x


  3. Gorgeous autumn tag, always love finding new inspiration.

  4. I thought the tag was amazing before you added anything. Everything else was the cherry on top! Truly LOVE LOVE LOVE this!!!

  5. I too, loved it before you even added anything to it Toni - but love it even more now. This is outstanding and gorgeous in every way! Love it. Thanks for the info on the magazine too. Hugs, Anne x

  6. Wowza, how beautiful! Love the crackle effect on the leaves, I am gona' have to borrow that! lol

  7. Gorrrrrgeous Toni...oh my an abundance of autumn color, all the leaves and layers...STUNNING!!!
    Big hugs

  8. This is exactly what I think of when I picture fall in Ontario, Canada. Absolutely stunning...the colours. the stencilling, the stamping, the dimension...every detail combines beautifully with the others. Truly outstanding, Toni. I can almost hear the leaves crackling and rustling underfoot.

  9. How crafty you are, making your own rubber stamps! I bow down to your supreme craftiness!!! :D Your tag is unbelievably amazing!!!! WOW!

  10. Great tag Toni. Love how you did your leaves.

  11. Toni ;) - yet another triumph. I truly believe in the sentiment too! A fantastic creation, especially loving the careful detailing of the leaf skeleton and the composition as a whole is masterful. Tres bien!!!-SIL

  12. Fabulous use of the die! Love that you made your own stamps too! Gorgeous color and totally Autumn! Beautiful tag!