Indian Summer Skies by Tracey Fairgrieve


Hello everyone, I hope your weekend has been a good one and for those of you in the UK an extended one due to today being a Bank Holiday.

We have not had much of a Summer this year, albeit blessed with the odd sunny day and as Autumn is a few weeks away I'm hoping for an Indian Summer to bring the sky to life with those warm colours. Those thoughts have inspired me to create this little tag using some of those wonderful new That's Crafty! products.

Here in words and pictures is my Indian Summer Skies.

Using a That's Crafty! MDF Tag I brushed on the Multi Surface Yellow and Christmas Red Paints with brush strokes from left to right merging them both in the middle to create an orangey colour. I then dried with a heat tool as this intensifies the colour by burning away the water content leaving a rich colour pigment. Neil Burley explained this perfectly on Hochanda recently whilst demoing the latest That's Crafty! products on the shows. I then dry brushed Gold lightly across the tag to add a touch of shimmer.

The Wildflower surface was painted Brown and the circle being used to replicate the sun dabbed in Gold. This circle is actually an off cut from the clock surfaces.

The wildflower and butterfly both from the same That's Crafty! Small Wildflower Surfaces set have been coated in embossing ink and heat embossed using Aged Scarlet Frantage and along with the sun glued onto the tag.

Words from Lynne's Affirmations Stamp Set 2 have been stamped onto gold ribbon and curled around the tag to complement the colour scheme.

Edged in Multi Surface Gold Paint, Prima and Maya Fibres help bring those colours all together completing my Indian Summer Skies Tag.

I loved putting this tag together as it has a warm and inviting feel. I hope you like it too.
Thank you for sharing your time again, until next time.

Enjoy The DT's makes throughout the week and I will meet you all back here same time, same place next Monday..!! It's a Date.

Crafty Hugs

Tracey xx

Crafty Supplies:

That's Crafty! Surfaces MDF Tag #3
That's Crafty! Surfaces Bits & Pieces Greyboard Sheet Small Wildflowers 
That's Crafty! Multi Surface Paint: YellowChristmas RedMetallic GoldBrown
Stampendous/Frantage Aged Scarlet
That's Crafty! Clear Stamp Set Lynnes Affirmations Set 2
Prima Gypsy Cord & Maya Fibres

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  1. Stunning tag Tracey, I love the graduated colours on the background, gorgeous!
    Donna xx

  2. It is a beautiful tag Tracey, wonderful with the sun settling over the gorgeous painted wild flower and butterfly !
    Hugs, Dorthe xx

    1. Thank you Dorthe, the wildflower surfaces look fabulous when embossed xx

  3. A really beautiful tag Tracey. Stunning simplicity and love those gorgeous warm colours and the wonderful background for the flowers.
    Fliss xx

    1. Thank you so much Fliss, adding a touch of gold always seems to bring colours together xx

  4. Ooh hot hot hot. Beautiful warm summer feel to this one. Colours are fab. Super tag.
    Much love, Bev. xxx

    1. Thank you Bev. I think it did the job with the weather, it certainly has been very very warm where I have been for the past week xx

  5. Love the paint effect, great tag
    Amanda x


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