Friday, 2 February 2018

Family Matters

The past couple of days have been spent making a tag again (amongst other design projects).
One of the reasons it's been a bit time consuming is because I've decided to make my own "Found Relatives/Paper Dolls" (thanks for the inspiration for that Pam)...I want to use some of my old photo's of relatives and start a sort of family tree/memory book with them! Well...that's the loose plan if there is such a thing as a plan! LOL


I started by scanning a photo of two of my cousins (both deceased some time ago), touching up some dust/scratch marks and then printed out on photo paper and cut out....I will go back and digitally cut them out when I'm in the mood! ;)


I replaced the wheel they were perched on with a Tim Holtz image I stamped onto old french book pages and cut out....repeating this in the top corner with one of his smaller images. The ticket was stamped onto a bit of scrap card previously inked at some point and fastened to the tag with a brad bought many moons ago...might as well start using my stash instead of hoarding it for a change! ROFL
The background of the tag was Dylusions sprays in turquise, lemon and pink.


I made my own word fragments and gave them the "epoxy" look with glossy accents.
n.b. I have no idea if they were buddies or simply putting on a brave face for the camera! :)


Thanks for looking and happy stamping!
xoxo Sioux

18 comments:

  1. what a great tag, and a fabulous idea to remember your family members!

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  2. Wow, what a stunning tag. such a great idea to use old family photos. Have a great week.

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    1. Thank you Anesha....going to do my best to give the photo's new life!

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  3. A brilliant tag! I have been looking through my old photos for the same reason, although I do have Tim's too! I made tags with photos of my Grandma and Grandad and I smile every day at them! This would fit in with the Love is in the Air theme at Try It On Tuesday! Chrisx

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    1. Thanks Chris....only just logged back in and sae this...bit late to enter now! ­čĄú

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  4. Gorgeous tag :) Love how well everything coordinates together.
    Thanks for playing along with the Craft Stamper's TIMI challenge
    Hugs
    Preeti

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  5. Gorgeous tag, and what a great way of keeping old family photos. Thank you for playing along with the Craft Stamper Challenge xx

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  6. Gorgeous tag!! I love all the layers and the special personal touch. Thanks for playing along with the Craft Stamper Challenge.

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  7. Love how you have used your own photos, i have lots of old family photos and love to use them,did get the TH paper dolls but was a bit disappointed with them truth be told.

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  8. I am reading your post from the beginning, it was so interesting to read & I feel thanks to you for posting such a good blog, keep updates regularly.

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