Friday, 27 September 2013

Pears tag

I love Autumn, not just for the cooler days and the lovely colours but because Williams pears are back in the shops. Considering my blog name you'd think any pear would do but actually, although I will eat other pears, I look forward to the lovely, tangy, juicy Williams variety being available.
So to celebrate eating my first Williams of the season(4 so far) I've made a tag!
With limited resources up here at the caravan I've smooshed, inked and stamped in greens and oranges, stamped the background then stuck on some scraps torn randomly. The TH pear was stamped onto a piece of watercolour paper leftover from something else.
The pear picture at the top was cut from a sheet of Graphic45 Domestic Goddess paper, the flower and leaf at the bottom was from some old paper that I used up in my Small Tattered Floral strip, inked with distress inks and added to a medallion from an old necklace. The cord is from a label that my son gave me(well trained eh!)All tied together with ribbon, bandage and twine rolled on distress markers scribbled onto my mat and spritzed.
I do love using bits up!

I would like to enter a few challenges too as there has been some great inspiration around!

Sarah Hurley Challenge 84 Autumn glow
Ali-craft monthly blog challenge 4 Autumn 
Tando Creative challenges - Let's leaf it 
Frilly and Funkie challenge blog - Eat, Drink and be merry
Vintage Stamping challenge-Anything from your garden

Thanks for looking, Chris


butterfly said...

Wonderful tag, Chris - perfect, delicate colours to match the delicate deliciousness of a Williams pear!! Beautiful stamping, and I love that the topping includes bandages!!
Alison xx

Ali Kemp said...

Just love how you have used so many different bits and bobs to make your tag
Looks wonderful
Thank you for sharing it with us on the ali-craft blog challenge

Silvia(Barnie) said...

A beautiful tag with a fabulous image.

Sue C said...

Beautiful tag Chris, love the colours and what a great way to use up your bits and bobs ! Thanks for joining us at Frilly and Funkie. Sue C x

Buttons said...

It never fails to amaze me what you can whip up in a caravan Chris! Love your choice of colours and well done on using up scraps. Thanks so much for joining us at Frilly and Funkie. Hugs, Jenny x

brenda said...

A super tag Chris with a lovely Autumnal feel to it.

Thanks so much for sharing and joining in at FlonzCraft Vintage Stamping Challenges this month.

B x

Carol said...

what a fab tag! Thank you for sharing at Tando Creative this month - hope to see you again...


Claireliz said...

This is gorgeous, love the subtle colours, thanks for joining us over at Sarah Hurley this month.
C xx

Dana Tatar {datatar} said...

Gorgeous tag! I love all the stamping. Thanks for joining the Tando Challenge!

Shirley Chillman said...

And a wonderful tag it is Chris. So glad you saw the pears otherwise we might not have seen this beautiful make.

Thank you for sharing with us at Vintage Stamping Challenges.

Crafty hugs from Shirl x x