Saturday, December 10, 2011

12 Tags of Christmas-Day 10

t!m outdid himself once again with a totally off the hook technique which you can see here:
http://timholtz.typepad.com/my_weblog/2011/12/12-tags-of-christmastag-10.html
Ted and Michelle Cutts (aka Mr & Mrs Stampers Anonymous) also played along again last night. LOVED Michelle's take on the tag using the  "you'll shoot your eye out" quote from A Christmas Story. I can't cook the Christmas feast unless it's on going in the background on the TV! John makes fun of me every year but I don't care. If there's a John Wayne movie on, he'll find it, so once a year for me to watch A Christmas Story isn't too awful bad!

I ventured just a little off track with this one. Surprise, surprise! But there's a reason for it! I have all the stuff to do the tag like t!m demo'd but I wanted to go in a different direction. Favorite Weird Unkle Grumpz (dad's brother) had emailed me some pics of dad, Nana Sara, Aunt Eloise and me a few weeks ago and I was going to scrap them,  and still will, but decided I'd make a couple of them the focal points of my tag. So they are printed on photo paper and I was afraid they would not lend themselves to the scraping off of the paper like t!m did. So I just attached them to the Fragments and Facets with Glossy Accents. The pic in the Facet is my dad in early 1931, the year he was born. It was taken on my Great-Grandparents Thompson's front porch. I didn't have a Fragment or Facet big enough for the other pic, so I combined two Fragments! Where there's a will, there's a way, right?! In the large square is dad and my Great-Aunt Eloise. And in the smaller rectangle is Nana Sara and me! I was 4  in this pic (and NO, I'm NOT telling what the year was! Longer ago than yesterday, that's for sure!). Nana Sara was dad's mom and Aunt Eloise was her sister.

The lace at the top of the tag is some that we found when we were going thru Aunt Eloise's stuff after she died. I use it on very special things, and I thought this was the perfect opportunity to use a piece. I just "aged" it a bit more than it was with Vintage Photo. The buttons at the bottom are more of the ones mom's friend Ruth gave me. They are old, as they were her mother's so I thought they went well with the overall look I was going for on this tag.

The sentiment is on Sticky Back Canvas. I painted some Gesso on the canvas and hit it with the heat gun to dry, then embossed the sentiment. Aged the edges a bit with Vintage Photo and used t!m's "picker" tool to fray the edges a bit.  

Dad, Nana Sara and Aunt Eloise are all gone now. So this is my tribute to them during the holiday season.



10 comments:

Winnie said...

I love how special you made your tag...It really is the reason for the holiday-love. Thanks for sharing.

craftytrog said...

I love how you made this tag your own Sue, with those wonderful family photos! x

linda loe said...

Great way to remember the ones you have lost

Jennie Atkinson said...

Absolutely wonderful! Lovely family photos and memories. Just perfect for the christmas season.

Colnishko said...

Какой же он чудесный, этот тег. Душевный!

Anita Houston said...

That is the sweetest, and that is what Christmas is about!!!

Debbie DP said...

Perfect choice. Great tag.

Maria said...

Love it!!

Anna Christensen said...

Oh Sue, I love this so much - that for once, I am lost for words. My favourite tag this year, just exquisite! Anna x

penny4thoughts said...

Love this tag! So many personal touches make it so special!