I took advantage of the less than brilliant weather yesterday to work in my craft room yesterday and finally finished the poppy tag I was working on - here it is:
(As usual I ask you to forgive the naff photography.) On my last post I did about this tag I had got to the point where I had covered the cardboard tag with hand made Cosmic Shimmer card, stamped in black with a stamp that had writing design on it, leaves and ivy tendrils then embossed more leaves with silver. I then stamped the word 'Remember' in black and embossed with clear powder, then stamped the word again underneath. I then distressed around the edges with Tim Holtz ink, Black Soot. The poppy image that I had recently coloured with Aquamarkers, I distressed with TH's Weathered Wood and then edged with gold embossing.
The red and gold lace, black satin ribbon and black beads are from my local haberdashery - I think the lace might be Dovecraft. The poppies and cherry blossom are from Wild Orchid Crafts, as is the green and black crystal sprays.
The ribbon with the word 'remember' on it is from Making Memories and the oak leaves are punched out using an X-cut Botanical Embossing Punch. I've threaded a selection of matching fibres from my stash through the hole at the top.
On the back the only thing I have added are the words 'Lest we Forget' embossed in gold.
I made this tag to commemorate my two great uncles lost in World War II, one in the army the other in the navy. When I'm not crafting I am researching the family history and, sad to say, I knew nothing about either of these uncles until I started looking into the family tree in 2009. They were not talked about by the family - I can only imagine that the loss was too hard to talk about. My great-uncle Robert died in Hong Kong serving with the Royal Scots and is buried there. The other, James, was lost at sea, died in action on HMS Thistle which was torpedoed of the coast of Norway. They were both in their 30s.
The tag now has pride of place here in my craft room.
I'm putting it into the Ooh La La Creations Challenge - Remember, Remember
I made another couple of little cards yesterday but I'll show them in another post.
Bye for now