Tuesday, June 26, 2012

To Have and To Hold!

Without too much time to spare, I have finished (obviously) my tag  for Tim's 12 Tags of 2012 - June!  Did not quite add all or the same embellishments, but mostly followed the game plan!   For my tag, I looked through some old photos and I have always loved this one of my parents!  This is one from when they first dated and I would bet my Mom made her dress.  She did not have very much money, but could pull out a piece of fabric and just go to town on it! 
The current challenge at Simon Says Stamp and Show  is "Depth of Distress" and I can honestly say this qualifies!  There is a lot of distressing in this tag from ink and tools, but also from a personal  level.  This tag will travel across the ocean to Brenda's "Tuesday Treasure."  Here is what I did!
The Distress Stains used were Picket Fence, Bundled Sage, Wild Honey.  Tim's Wallpaper background was stamped using Sepia Archival Ink and then heat set!  I printed my photo and then heat set, but knowing the ink would most likely smear, gave it a quick spray with matt sealer.  That is my secret weapon for most anything that can smear or rub off!  Remember I use to do decorative painting!  I did not want to tint my parents, but wanted them to stand out!  So I used several colors of Distress Inks for the background, lawn and trees (listed below).  After I was finished with my tinting, I again gave a quick spray of matt sealer.  For the little flower, as I did not have the one Tim used, I used one from my stash and inked the Petals with Tattered Rose and leaves with Vintage Photo!  All paper edges were inked with Vintage Photo and Walnut Stain.  The film strip was adhered with hemp twine.  I did add a quote token, etc., at the top with the ties, but decided it was too much!

Thank you ever so much for stopping by today!  Now I must go clean up the mess I made!

Distress Inks:  Sabby Shutters, Squeezed Lemonade, Crushed Olive, Old Paper, Antique Linen, Tea Dye, Scattered Straw, Vintage Photo, Walnut Stain





35 comments:

Netty said...

Loving your gorgeous and very special tag Terry, its fabulous, Annette x

Tristan Robin Blakeman said...

Really lovely tag - nice job!

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That image is great and I love the coordinating idea-ology pieces!! Brilliant work!

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Lisa :) said...

This is absolutely beautiful.

Karin said...

wow, love it,beautiful image and texture!

Jingle said...

Terry, this tag is gorgeous!

Kathy Eddy said...

What a fantastic tag! I love all of your elements and layers and distress yumminess! Great job on it.

Maria Ontiveros said...

I love this - what a wonderful testament to your parents!
Rinda

Mrs.B said...

Hi Terry, Wonderful tag, and I do love the way you have made your parents stand out. Great sentiment tag for the pic.
Avril xx

Shelly Schmidt said...

Wonderful tag- love the picture of your parents- perfect. Love the colors you used and the fun fibers you used.

Dan said...

Great tag and an awesome photo of your parents! Thanks so much for joining us in this week's Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge!

Candy C said...

Wonderful Tim tag for June! The photograph of your parents is so wonderful! I love your background, the film strip ribbon and the other embellishments you've added so make this such a unique piece. Thanks for sharing your work with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. <3 Candy

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

I love that you used your parents' photograph in your tag. I also like your color scheme. Blessings!

1CardCreator said...

Gorgeous
Terry, just gorgeous!

Lisa Somerville said...

Beautiful take on the June tag! Wonderfully embellished - love the photo of your parents!

Di's Place said...

Awesome use of the photo. It is so vintage perfect

Marijke said...

beautiful tag, great colors

craftattack said...

Gorgeous tag, lovely photo, and you have certainly given it everything!Valerie

Shirl said...

Such a fabulous keepsake tag Terry delicious ribbon strings and embellies.

Hugs Shirley x x

Sharon said...

A beautiful tag - love all the elements & a great picture of your parents!!

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Just fantastic, the photo is amazing and I love the key hole.

Scrappin' Stacy said...

Love the picture and how you distressed it!

Shelley said...

Love it, love it! Great photo and the tag is so nostalgic. You nailed this one

Lizzie said...

love it...very pretty!

tilly's crafts said...

wow - fantastic!
kim x

Brenda Brown said...

Hi Terry
This is a fabulous interpretation of Tim's Tag, just love the colours and elements you have added. What makes it so special is that treasured photo of your Mum and Dad, they look so happy. Your Mum and my Mum would have been great together as my Mum used to make all our clothes without ever having been taught to sew, she shared that part of her creativity with me.
Thanks for linking this to Tuesday Treasures, it is perfect.
hugs {brenda} xox

Stephanie Rodgers said...

Beautiful!

Ira Huberts said...

What a very special tag this is Terry, first and foremost since this is a wonderful tribute to your lovely parents. And such great colours and texture, too!
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Carol said...

Beautiful photo of your parents! Great take on June's TH 12 of 2012. Fabulous job.

CuddlyBunny said...

Outstanding tag Terry! And I love, LOVE that it's your very own parents in the photo!

Your textures all perfectly mimic the tree in the background of the photo, too!

WOW!

I hope you're enjoying summer so far ... I'm looking froward to filling up the rubber pool for 4th of July next week! Woohoo! :)

Michele said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE!!! xo

Linda R said...

I just love seeing your Tim inspired tag.. This is fabulous.. I love the image.

Hugs~

Gio said...

gorgeous! And so meaningful with that picture you used: lovely, personal and romantic.

butterfly said...

This is unbelievably lovely. Everything you've created sets off the picture perfectly. Thanks so much for dropping in on mine and following. Love your sites!

Ephemera said...

Hi Terry, what a gorgeous tag and what a stunning couple your Mum and Dad. Such a beautiful vintage tag to treasure. XX

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