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Tuesday, 1 November 2011

GRUNGY MONDAY 25 THIS IS HARD

Hi world
well over at studiol3. linda set us a hard challenge . .. well it was for me anyway. The challenge was to make a loving tribute to someone who has passed away. I just couldn't bring myself to make a tribute to my Dad who died about 4 years ago, I dont think I would concentrate or do him justice. It is too personal.
Anyway as it is November (the month of rememberence) I decided to make something involving poppies and the 'forces' in general. Then I remembered my Uncle Colin who passed away earlier this year, he had been in the Air Force in WW2. He was quite a guy, a very accomplished artist, with a great sense of humour, I hope he would approve of my simple effort. He would definately have approved of Tim   www.timholtz.com


I used crushed olive, faded jeans and chipped sapphire DI on a Tim tag embossed with the brick texture fade. I stamped various words and a poppy type flower. I added some red tattered flowers with a black brad in the middle and finally die cut a ticket and stamped  it with remember. I may give this to my Mum (he was her younger brother) at the end of the month, or I may just leave it on my tag hall of fame!
Dont forget to buy a poppy and wear it with pride.




I am also entering the tag in the following challenges
craft-room challenge for men
come and get it challenges anything-goes
bah-humbug-die-cuts.


17 comments:

  1. Wonderful remembrance very fitting of your uncle and all our uniformed heros. Thank you for sharing with us at Craft-Room Challenge XOXO Zoe

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  2. Lovely idea, beautifully executed x

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  3. Absolutely beautiful tag, with so much thought, and a perfect tribute to your uncle! Good luck, and thanks for joining in at the Craft-Room Challenge! Maria x

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  4. Great way to remember your Uncle and his service to our country. Wonderful techniques you have used and the brick wall embossing adds so much to your tag.

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  5. Janet, what a beautiful rememberance tag, that celebrates your Uncle's service for his country, perfect for november, thanks for joining us at craft room challenge, Debi x

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  6. A great tribute to your Uncle and a lovely tag.

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  7. This is beautiful and such a fitting tribute! Being arty himself I am sure he would have appreciated the time and effort that went into making this, well done. Thank you for joining us at Craft-Room challenge. Good luck. Hugs

    NIKKI DT

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  8. OH I love this we could all do with remembering our hero's even if we don't have any actually involved in the currant/past wars Dxx

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  9. Such a beautiful tribute to your uncle, and a lovely tag.
    Sue :)

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  10. Just beautiful! I agree, it's a hard challenge this time.

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  11. Gorgeous way to remember!

    Thanks for joining us at Craft-Room Challenge, good luck and hope to see you again here;-))m

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  12. A beautiful tag and a lovely way to remember someone. Thank you for joining us at Craft-Room Challenge.
    xxx Hazel.

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  13. This is a wonderful fitting trubute, really touching. The tag is really beautiful and fits out challenge theme perfectly. Thank you for joining us at Craft-Room Challenge, and good luck. Love Julia xxxx

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  14. What a lovely tribute..I'm sure your Uncle would really love this fabulous tag..Thanks so much for joining our Craft-Room Challenge..Esther xx

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  15. Your background is lovely!

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  16. that's such a great photo and it lokoks wonderful with your tag and the red of the poppies!

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  17. My goodness, you did a spectacular job on this challenge, my dear! I know it was a tough one, but you created a truly beautiful tribute to your uncle. Every little detail is awesome, and I really love the grungy brick background! The poppies are a great idea, too.

    I'm just delighted that you joined this challenge, and honored that you shared your memories. I promise, this coming week's GM will be MUCH easier! :-)

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