Tuesday, 9 October 2012

Seasons of Mist....

When Autumn comes this is the poem I think about, its one of the many I studied for my A level Lit exam, many moons ago.  This is what I use for my inspiration for the challenge over at Fashionable stamping challenge #32 Shade of Autunm/Fall. Sponsered by Cottage Crafts.

From John Keats' poem, To Autumn, 1820:
Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness,
Close bosom-friend of the maturing sun;
Conspiring with him how to load and bless
With fruit the vines that round the thatch-eves run;
To bend with apples the moss’d cottage-trees,
And fill all fruit with ripeness to the core;
To swell the gourd, and plump the hazel shells
With a sweet kernel; to set budding more,
And still more, later flowers for the bees,
Until they think warm days will never cease,
For Summer has o’er-brimm’d their clammy cells
I started out with the wrinkle free distress using the limited edition autumn colours plus spiced marmarlade , fired brick & mustard seed.  masking for the sun, perfect pearls mist.  Various tree,birds  stamps.  Leaf embellishments, rock candy, sizzix bird die.
I have also deceided to enter card into Range ink challenge as well., don't normally do this.  


  1. love those colours, so vibrant with out being garish, really get the autumn feel. the leaves look great too x

  2. Wow...such beautiful colours! I had thought of masking and doing the wrinkle free technique but had never tried it...it looks amazing! A lovely poem too.
    Thanks for joining us this fortnight at Fashionable Stamping Challenges
    Dot x

  3. Perfect mix and blend of autumn colors ans shimmer ... love it! Looks marvellous.
    Liebe Grüße, Suzanne xx

  4. Stunning tag Francesca! So much beautiful detail has gone into it and such exquisite stamping. Love the poem, too! Thank you for joining our Autumnal challenge at FSC! xx
    Best wishes from Under a Creative Spell

  5. Gorgeous tag, the colours and details are beautiful. Thank you for joining us at FSC this time.

  6. Absolutely glorious background to this stunning tag... it's wonderful, Francesca!
    Alison x

  7. Love the background colours on this fabulous tag, and great stamping giving a wonderful depth.
    Thanks for sharing with us at FSC

  8. Beautiful, rich Autumnal colours with a wonderful background.
    Thank you for sharing with us at FSC.

  9. Francesca, such a wonderful piece of art, love the fall feeling and all the colored leaves. Thanks for joining us at Fashionable Stamping Challenge.

  10. A really stunning creation Francesca. The stamping looks amazing and the leaves are gorgeous.
    Thanks for joining our Autumn challenge at FSC and wishing you good luck.
    Fliss x

  11. Your colours are absolutely gorgeous - perfect imitation of Autumn's best x