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