Wednesday, 12 December 2012

Miss U Janet


Christmas is a time to remember those we have loved and lost and some of you will know that I lost my oldest friend in April this year. Her family have placed a small Christmas tree on her grave and have invited friends to tie a tag on it for her. Janet loved snowmen particularly The Snowman so I immediately knew I had to use this image. There's a very interesting challenge at Simon Says Stamp and Show to be inspired by Tim Holtz's tags. Of course I am nowhere near as clever as him with my techniques but nonetheless was determined to give it a go as soon as I saw his tags for December 2012. This was just the inspiration I needed. Here are Tim's wonderful tags.


I blended DI Broken China and faded Jean on the backgrounds, distressing the edges. The image has been coloured with Promarkers and Flexmarkers. I've added some seam binding from Crafty Ribbons, a MS punched snowflake, Viva Decor pearl pen drops and wooden letters which I heat embossed with WOW metallic copper embossing powder. I only watch Create and Craft occasionally usually whilst ironing and it must have been fate that I was watching Debbi Moore yesterday as she showed how to use a Versamark pen with embossing powder. I didn't realise you could get a pen so off to Hobbycraft I went and it was just perfect to use with these tiny letters. It was a challenge to hold them still to heat emboss as they tried to fly around the desk. That would have amused Janet who has a great sense of fun. I love the effect of heat embossing and don't do it often enough. I might become addicted now.

I just need to find the right words for the back now, wrap it in plastic so it doesn't get damaged by the weather and go out and attach it to her tree.



17 comments:

Jackie said...

What a lovely idea to add tags to a little tree for your friend, and a beautiful tag it is. Love the other tags too :o)
Jackie xx

Caroline said...

What gorgeous tags love the snowman. Caroline xxx

Sharon said...

What a lovely gesture for someone who meant such a lot to you Marianne. So sorry for your loss. Your tags are absolutely stunning. She would have loved these for sure. hugs Sharon x

julie_woolston said...

What a lovely idea, it's a beautiful tag.

Hugs Julie x

Denise Goeldner said...

Both tags are wonderful hugs xx

Sue - bearhouse said...

So sorry to hear of your loss Marianne. That is such a lovely idea for loved ones to attach tags to a little tree.
The love The Snowman too and the colours are perfect. The heat embossed letters look gorgeous

Hugs Sue

rachel said...

lovely tag and a sad story - the snowman is just perfect xx

Vicky said...

What a lovely idea for a loved one, these tags are so gorgeous sweetie. My thoughts are with you for your friend hun, its always the hardest at christmas time.

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

Lisa said...

Hi Marianne, Gorgeous tag and how lovely for friends and family to be able to leave special messages.

Lisa x

Lynsey said...

Hi Marianne I am sure Janet would have loved your tag. What a nice idea to hang tags on her tree although I know it will be a sad day for you.
Hugs Lynsey x

Lynsey said...

Hi Marianne I am sure Janet would have loved your tag. What a nice idea to hang tags on her tree although I know it will be a sad day for you.
Hugs Lynsey x

Sandra H said...

Oh what a lovely thing to do your tag is beautiful and will hang on that tree with pride so beautiful x

Lorraine said...

What a lovely idea, and a lovely way to remember them at this time of year. I'm so sorry that you lost your friend.

Your tag is gorgeous. I love the snowman and fabulous colours.
Lorraine x

Christine Dol said...

Your tags are so special. What an absolutely thoughtful idea. She would be so touched Marianne.

Vicky said...

So lovely Marianne...:o)

big hugs Vicky xx

debby4000 said...

What a fabulous tag and what a brilliant thing to do.
luv
Debby

Suzanne C said...

What a lovely tag to commemorate your dear friend. Love the beautiful snowman image you used. Sweet tag. Glad you joined us at Simon Says Stamp and Show.