Monday, 4 June 2012

12 Tags of 2012 - JUNE

Here is my take on the Tim Holtz tag for June. I had SO much fun with this one! The most exciting bit was learning how to tint a black and white photo with Distress Inks and Ranger cut-n-dry nibs - this technique will be popping up all over my scrapbooks now...
You can't see it too well here (because I am rubbish at photography) but this is one of my favourite pictures of my Grandpa - obviously I didn't use the original though! All the bits and pieces commemorate things which were significant in Grandpa's life - roses, music, tailoring, mechanics and the GPO, where he worked from the age of 15 until 6 months before he died at the age of 65.
As usual, I had to improvise a bit with the supplies I had available, but I was well chuffed with the end result!
Thanks again Tim!

8 comments:

Cynthia said...

I love your tag!!!! I love that you used items that meant something to your grandfather. What a beautiful keepsake!

AnnieC said...

Thank you! It's made me think I quite fancy doing tags with more of my vintage photographs ...

Winnie said...

This is so lovely. What a keepsake! To use the pic of your grandpa and the things that represent his life together is great. Love the coloring you did.

Virginia said...

I love your tag for its beauty and even more for the symbolism you showed behind its creation.

Ana K. said...

Your grandpa is so cute! Awensome tag!
Greetings from Slovenia

misstreez said...

Great tag with lots of personal details. TFS.

Kate said...

Beautiful tag! I love your tinted photo. Your embellies and colors are soft and pretty. Just love it!

Georgina said...

What a beautiful tribute to your grandpa