This blog was formerly titled "Sentiments and Scrapbooks."

Friday, October 19, 2012

The Autumn Leaves

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I just can’t get enough of the beauty of Autumn. One of my favorite piano pieces is “Autumn Leaves.” In fact, through the years, it became my “signature” piece. My piece is a piano solo, but the lyrics of the song are well known.

The falling leaves drift by the window,
The autumn leaves of red and gold…

This tag uses a fantastic technique involving embossing and Perfect Pearls. Tim Holtz describes a similar technique on page 53 of his book, Compendium of Curiosities Vol II. I changed up the technique (off the top of my head) and came up with this tag that I actually love. I started with a black tag and used gold, bronze and copper Perfect Pearls.

I just couldn’t make myself cover the background with tons of embellishments, so it remains quite simple. It will likely find its place on one of my current scrapbook pages.

I am joining in the Favorites Challenge at Simon Says Stamp and Show (my favorite piano piece is “Autumn Leaves" and my favorite season is Autumn).

At Anything But a Card the current challenge is Anything Fall. This blog is becoming one of my favorites, because…uh, duh, I don’t make cards!

12 comments:

Meme said...

Beautiful tag! You caught the golden colors of fall.
Thanks for sharing!

Julia S-W said...

Gorgeous autumnal tag! I love your leaf images and you've chosen a great Tim technique to work with!
Thanks so much for sharing your lovely tag with us at Anything But A Card and I do hope you'll join us again soon.
Juliax

butterfly said...

Absolutely gorgeous - and I'm so glad you didn't cover up your stunning leaves with anything more than those lovely words!
Alison x

Claudine C. said...

It is beautiful Barb! Don't you just love this time of year? It's my favorite with all the fall colors, just beautiful!

Anita Houston said...

I love autumn as well!!! You are right to not cover it up...it's too gorgeous!

Lisa H said...

that is beautiful!

Paper Profusion said...

Hi Barb, beautiful tag with gorgeous colours. 'Less is more' definitely works. Nicola x

Julie Short said...

Your tage reflects the lyrics from your favourite song so well Barb! The richness of you colours is super. Thank you for joining us at Anything But A Card Challenge.

Buttons said...

Love the complicated simplicity of this tag Barbara. It really shows off those stunning leaves. Hugs, Buttons x

Mandi said...

Lovely. I love the leaves and colors. Thanks for playing along at ABAC.

Tracey said...

Oh Barbara this is such a beautiful tag!! Thanks so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show:)

Christy said...

Awesome tag...I love the leaves! :) Thanks for joining us at Anything But a Card!!! :) :)