Monday, 12 October 2009

Beautiful Autumn Colours

I hope your weekend was a good one and the weather was kind to you. It was glorious here. I just had to take some photos of this lovely new rose I planted a few months ago. It was from the bargain basket of our local DIY store and when I went out yesterday it was looking lovely in the late afternoon sunshine. Just shows you don't have to spend a fortune to get beautiful flowers.

The Autumn colours are beginning to look their best at the moment here, although it'll be a few more weeks before the trees provide that dazzling display that sets this time of the year alive and the lovely weather we've been having helps to make up for the dismal Summer. I love the mellowness of Autumn although I don't like the nights drawing in and the cold mornings!!

So many challenges seem to have an Autumn theme at the minute so I thought I'd get two in in one go again with another tag. Tuesday Taggers have the theme of "Shades of Autumn" and By The Cute and Girly's theme is "Autumn Glory".

My resolution of not buying craft things and using what I have seems to have slipped rather badly at the minute and I just had to give in and buy the beautiful Diamante Delights Elusive Images themeplate I've had my eye on for years, which is what I've used for this tag.

The flower was stamped out three times and painted with H20's, glitter was added and then it was decoupaged. I blended various colours of ink onto the tag and randomly stamped with various Heidi Grace stamps to create a background and then drew on the stitches with a brown gel pen.

Thank you for visiting and I hope your Monday is going well. I must apologise for not visiting all your lovely blogs lately. Spare time just seems incredibly short at the minute. I will try and get round them in the next few days. I don't want to miss out on anything!!


barbara (AKA Bee) said...

Hi Lisa, I have really enjoyed looking at your blog, and your entry for Tuesday Taggers this week is Fab too. Thankyou for playing with us again this week.

Bee xx

Katie said...

Gorgeous tag! That handmade flower is so wonderful too!
Thanks for joining in the 1st challenge at By The Cute and Girly.

Juls said...

wow!! This tag is just gorgeous! The colours are perfect and I love your handmade flower! Thanks for joining us at BTC&G!

brenda said...

Hi Lisa

Great tag and a beautiful rose, very delicate colour.

B x

brenda said...

And as usual forgot to say the all important bit, thank you for joining us at BTCG.

B x

jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

Your tag is gorgeous Lisa and your garden is really coming up roses. Autumn sunshine is wonderful. Thanks for being cute and girly. janex

Sally H said...

Gorgeous Tag! I love the colours and I may have to visit the Graphicus website to check out that sheet... I too have spent more than I intended. At least you have been good and set some aside for Christmas. That rose in your garden is so beautiful!

Lynne K said...

Beautiful tag. I love the autumn colours too.

Clare (Littlebear) said...

Wow this is beautiful Lisa. The Elusive Images plates are too irresistable!
Clare x

Teri said...

This tag is gorgeous! Seems like a worthwhile purchase to me!
Thanks for playing at Tuesday Taggers this week.
Teri x

melody said...

simply BEAUTIFUL chickie! whoa..lovin all that stampin..and that scrumptious flower ~ beautifully done

Jill said...

Your tag, as always is gorgeous Lisa, and what a beautiful photo of the rose. I can't grow good roses in this garden as we have the 'wrong type of soil'!

Scrappymax said...

What a beautiful tag, would love it if I receive a present with this on. Thanks for joining us over at BTC&G.
Max x

Beryl said...

The leaves are turning here now and the colours are just magnificent. I love the Autumn, and then I love the bare trees. I always think they are more striking when you can see their true shape. This is a lovely tag and the flower is gorgeous. I can see why you succombed to buying the stamp plate. Thanks very much for joining in the By the Cute and Girly challenge.
Beryl xx

pinky said...

Excellent make for our challenge lisa, that flower is stunning, and beautiful sitting on your tag. Thanks for playing with the cute and girly gang.

Anne said...

Your rose is lovely, very pretty. Mine are having a late show too, though the rain yesterday knocked them a bit.

Love what you did with Diamante Delights. makes me want to get my set out and play :). I'm trying not to buy any stamps till the NEC, perhaps we can support one another with our rehab LOL

Lynda said...

Fabulous rose and equally fabulous flower on your gorgeous tag.

Love Lynda xxx

Lesley said...

Beautiful rose and beautiful tag Lisa! xx

Michelle said...

Brilliant entry for our shades of autumn challenge Lisa. The flower is stunning! Thanks for tagging along with us this week
x Michelle

Rach and Jan said...


Stunning work Lisa - I wish I had your talent!

Thanks ever so much for joining us at The Cute & Girly, hope to see lots more of your creations!

Rach xx

debby4000 said...

Gorgeous tag, wonderful flower.

craftimamma said...

A beautiful rose and equally beautiful tag Lisa. I love those Heidi Grace stamps and your colours are lovely.

I didn't know she did stamps too but I have a lovely set of her textured papers with those same images on.

Lesley Xx

Zoechaos said...

Fabulous Tag that flower is great. Clever you coming up with that.

Enfys said...

Lisa, that flower is breathtaking, the colours, design, just everything about it, very very special.
big hugs
En xx

Jules said...

Hi Lisa

Sorry I am a bit late in commenting but I have been away for two weeks and am only just catching up with the world.

I have been looking at your tag and it is so beautiful.

I love the colours you have used and especially the flower. It is really stunning. Well done.

Thank you for taking part in the very first "By the Cute & Girly" challenge. I hope you play along again next month.

Love Jules xx

Lora said...

That tag is so pretty! I have been having a nosey around your blog, you do some beautiful work!
Thanks for joining us at BTC&G.
Lora x