Sunday, July 14, 2013

July Tag Challenge

So here we are in July and this is my July tag for Tim Holtz's 12 tags challenge.

Tim's challenge this month started with this................................

we want to take this moment to acknowledge the fallen Prescott firefighters “the granite mountain hot shots” in the recent tragedy.  our thoughts and prayers go out to them and their families for this very sad loss – we are forever thankful for their service…

So with that being said here is how I chose to honor the firefighters.

I used the same technique as Tim with the brayer and my background stamp I used the USA stamp from "mini blueprints 2". I also used the birds from "mini ornates", I felt it represented the fallen firefighters.

Then I chose to add words that I felt represented the firefighters. So I used Tim's rub ons and used words like courage, fearless, brave...................

Instead of using the charm Tim used, I change it to a tag label charm. This was so I could incorporate the word courage. I also used a rub on for this.

On my ribbon I added the words "thank you" and stained the ribbon the same way Tim did.

Added the 4 from Tim's mini numerals and added 3 metal stars at the bottom.

Close up of the tag label charm
(started with the word fearless, but thought courage was better)
my ribbon close up
this is the set where USA and Flag came from
(love it, won, and gave it away)
(already had it so I wanted to share)
Final look at the full tag!

Hope you enjoyed July's tag..............................I DID!


Leslie said...

What a beautiful tribute to the fallen firemen.

Thanks so much for sharing your prize stamps...I will put them to good use!

Tincan Crafter said...

I was really visually drawn to your tag on the Tim Holtz Blog site....but I was moved when I came here and read that you did your tag to honour the fallen Firemen. I am not even American, but reading about those brave men touched my heart, I havent been able to get it out of my mind since. Your tag is wonderful to look at.