Monday, 7 April 2014

APRIL'S TAG

Hello My Lovelies, thanks for all your loving you've left me, it does this old heart gooooood..
I went to dinner yesterday with my DS Martha's daughter BD, her daughter arrange it all where she works and took care of the whole thing her treat, it was a wonderful get together, Martha is the oldest and the sweetest of the bunch of us of 7 sisters...
It was Aprils BD tag, so it'n not Tim's April tag :), so I used one of my tag and holder I have to make it, Aprils living room is a gorgeous orange, so I went with the gorgeous paper I have, which I don't use often,  by Recollections, Steampunk Botanica,, I love the red an oranges together.. I have 4 sides to show so there are a lot of photo's..I made this with some big love, making a keepsake for her..



 I cut the paper to fit the tag holder on both side, you can see the difference on a larger setting, I sanded all the edges, and across the page lightly. I used  Tim's broken twigs on the edge and rusty hinge inside, I ripped out April from a calender edges it with broken twig,
 I stamped the verse from my new stamp set, on some paper I painted years ago, it's home made paper from a journal I took apart.
I just found it and will be using it a lot, it has a lovely texture and some of the pages are painted... the chip board vine I just got my last shopping spree, I used a gold leaf pen to go around the sides of the tags and embellishments..
 I cut out her name from my slang dictionary used a green glass bead to accent it, thanks Miss Alison, I finally got to use one...
                                   The back side, I made a little tag to go with is, I forgot to take any close up of them, lucky for you....
The one side is a tag I had sitting around, colors and stamps matched, kool, the other side is that same journal paper, painted, I stamped the verse on it then cut it to fit the back of the tag..
 I stamped another verse from my new set, on the same paper, added some tea dyed lace. The 2 chip board dragon flags came with the vine set, it's a Mom and daughter :). I glued some lace on their wings, and gold leaf pen, some tea dyed trim.




 I cover both sides of the tag with paper from, Recollections Floral Foligie, cover them with watered down gesso, stamped a beautiful  verse from my new set, love the set, thanks PaperArtsy, stamped  a leaf  and butterflies,edged it in broken twig and gold leaf pen, I used some orange gauze, 2 different twine, a strip of my rusted material, to tie it up, I used some of my new deep red, From the heart ribbon to tie the small tag, to it..




 This is the special side. After gessoing it stamped memories in rusty hinge all over the tag,I got 3 old  photo of her Mom, sweet Martha, tore them around then edged them in Tim's Tea dye glued them down then stamped love beside each one, edged it with broken twig and gold leaf pen
 This is Martha when she was around a year, I think that is my Dads shadow, kool.. Martha  was such a doll, my youngest sister Sandy looked exactly like her, amazing..

 Martha on her Confirmation, we were raised Catholic, love her outfit...                                    

This is Martha and my sister Jean the second oldest, they were raised in Northern Ont, they went to my Grandmother cottage all summer, caught a lot of fish for dinner, I ripped out my uncle holding the rest of the fish on the line, they lived on what they caught in the French River, life was very different then...
Creating this brought back so many memories back, how important family is, and with what happening, that has been brought home too clearly, I hope April treasures it as much as I had making it...

                         April and her Mom and Dad, I asked Martha to smile, nice look :O)..
 April , her daughter, Kayla and her gorgeous grandson Ezekhi ( Ezasky), four generations, he kept us entertained the whole time what a sweety..

Thanks so much for visiting my nest and letting my share with you, not sure when I'll be back, until then I'll be seeing all your FANTASTIC  creations in my mail and will pop in to visit when I can..
                                    ((( BIG HUGS)))..
                                             
                                          NAMASTE!!!
                                         

11 comments:

glendabrooks.blogspot.com said...

What family treasures you have created with these family photos. Well done!

Redanne said...

Your tags are really beautiful and how lovely that they brought back memories for you - me too, my Dad and I used to fish in northern Ontario too - my memory is having to clean the fish though....lol. Anne xx

Julie Ann Lee said...

What a beautiful tag! I love Alison's idea too! In fact I just used it on a tag, which I'll be showing soon! We must have been sending thought waves again! What beautiful family photos; great colours and lots and lots of soul, your projects are always full of heart, Dianne. How lovely to be one of such a big family and then to be able to evoke all that love, memories and joy so creatively. Thinking of you. Loving what you did with your PaperArtsy gift too. Julie Ann xxx

Marcia said...

Dianne, your art is like sunshine on a rainy day, truly a work of heART. I always leave your page so inspired. The COLOR on that first tag is absolutely STUNNING. I'm in love.
Thank you for sharing your family pics with us, so precious.
xoxo's

Victoria said...

My goodness..such a super beautiful post..love the wonderful pictures, such love and beauty in them all, gorgeous treasures you created! and love the tags and the dragonfly is pure magic!!
HUgs friend..so creative!

butterfly said...

What a wonderful tag, Dianne... such a beautiful, personal, thoughtful birthday gift. The photographs work so beautifully in that gorgeous gesso'd background, and the bold red/orange combination is fabulous!

Hope all going okay with the hospital visits...
Alison xx

smarcoux said...

Dandy here ... very nice thoughtful tag you made for April .. omg cutting up pictures .. Hope you took a copy of them ... with a scanner ... and yes I certainly did look like Martha...
Nice work sis.

Dandy ... aka Sandy :)

Patrice said...

Hello Dianne,
I see again beautiful work on your blog ... gorgeous and fun.
Greets Patrice

Sue Lelli said...

So much LOVE went into this! LOVE her name under the glass bead and those family photos are SUPER! LOVE the red and orange and the dragonfly, too! So much to see, Miss Dianne!

Darnell J Knauss said...

Your card for April is magnificent, sweet Dianne! She will treasure it for always! How awesome that you incorporated those wonderful photos to bring back memories every time she looks at it. Thank you for sharing the photos, too!! Hugs, Darnell

Kate said...

I am catching up with all my blogs and it seems you have been very busy creating. I love the tag and holder. The pictures are a fabulous personal touch.
Kate