Thursday, October 16, 2008

Shadows of Autumn

Shadows of Autumn, Tag, 2.375" x 4.75"
© 2008 Fannie Narte

My interest in using tags as a surface has grown over the past year. The tag's size feels like working on an ACEO. Telling one's story on a limited space is challenging, but exciting. Simplifying an idea and adding embellishments without overdoing it is one of my challenges. Somehow I fit most of the techniques I enjoy on this tiny piece.


Pattern tissue paper was glued to the tag with gel medium. Next, the background was painted using inks and acrylics, and stenciling and stamping were added over that. More paint to create depth, and charcoal to create shadows.

The leaf was needle felted and stitched onto its painted black shadow. A red Swarovski crystal emphasizes the focal point, and two metal hearts add texture and interest. Shadows were added to these elements. More stenciling was added to unite the piece.


This piece is my first submission in the challenge blog "Tag You're It!" Thanks for the invite, Dawn. I look forward to more weekly challenges, growing, and friendships.

My shadows of autumn are the memories of summer. What are your shadows of autumn? Thanks for looking.


Genie said...

A lovely Tag Fannie

Kath said...

fabulous tag for the challenge - love the leaf and all the work you put into the tag - thanks for playing along at Tag You're It this week and we hope to see you often

Sarah said...

What can I say?? This tag is just fantastic!!!!! The colours and textures are just perfect! Thanks for joining in this week.

Melissa and Emmitt said...

hi fannie!

your tag is amazing! you put so much loving detail into everything you do!


Dawn said...

Yaay Fannie!
You joined us! Well your tag is amazing! Love reading how you created it, the textures are brilliant and watch out!! you will become a "Tag Junkie" like myself!!!

Thanks for taking part...

Our next challenge is up....

stamp and scrape said...

This is a stunning tag - love how you featured the leaf, and kept the background colours muted.

Sherry said...

Nice tag! All that detail on such a small piece. Amazing.

laughingwolf said...

my fave time of year, i'm a rocktober baby ;) lol

Jacq said...

Your tag is great. I love the leaf and the depth of the whole piece.