Monday, 3 January 2011

CCC 26 - for Dad

It's Monday - a new Compendium Challenge - set by Linda  from page 45 (rusted grunge) and it's also the 4th anniversary of my Dad's death - so this tag is for him. Miss you, Dad.(not that I ever saw him use a brolly!)

The background is "sailboat blue" adirondack spray that I treated myself to just before Christmas, "brolly man" is stamped on a scrap tag with a rejected scribble stain technique (that badly failed!) and over inked with a little dusty concord. The grunge letters are from Tim's stripey alphabet set I've had ages.... The sentiment seemed kind of appropriate.

Not sure if it looks best photographed against this stripey background (a chocolate box wrapping from Christmas... still full!) or the plain scanned version.

As usual there is an amazing prize on offer so have a go.

19 comments:

brenda said...

Hi Helen

Love and hugs, you know I understand what today is like for you.

A lovely tribute to your Dad - don't think I ever saw mine use a brolly either, but the thought it what matters.

B x

Jacqui said...

Like this one Helen and yesterdays H

flutterbycrafter said...

Lovely tag to remember your dad by, love the colours

Tracy Evans said...

Lovely tribute to your dad Helen, I love this image and I keep saying I will treat myself, lovely sentiment. Tracy Evans x

Jennie said...

fab tag :)))xx

Netty said...

Terrific tag Helen and I love your background. Great to see your dedicated tag. Hugs Annette x

Carmen said...

Gorgeous colours - I like it photographed both ways though can read the sentiment easier on the scanned one.

Minxy said...

You got in early Helen, love the colours you have chosen and the overall look of the piece too :D

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

Happy New Year Helen ;-)
Lovely tag :-) I prefer the plain paper 'cos I thought at first the striped paper was part of what you'd made.
Love that H below
Anne xx

Jane said...

Beautiful Tag, and from the other postings, it sounds like you are remembering a very special man in your life. I love the colors, and the sentiment!

Terry said...

Such a beautiful way to honor your Dad! Love your tag and the sentiment behind it.

Lori said...

Wonderful tag, Helen! And a great tribute to your Dad, that sentiment is perfect! You can't go wrong with brolley man!

Yelowflower said...

congrats on a beautiful piece. and that it is a tribute to your dad makes it twice as nice. <<<<<>>>> I know how much I miss my dad, so I can only imagine how much you miss yours.

Lynn Stevens said...

What a sweet tribute to your dad, My dad passed away on Jan 4th ,ten years ago. I still miss him too.!!!

Such a special tag and I like it best on the white background.

MarleneMAZ said...

Lovely tag! what a lovely way to remember your dad.

minnie_mac said...

A great tag. A very touching tribute.

Marilyn

craftytrog said...

Love your tag Helen! A great tribute to your dad!
Hugs, Alison xx

donna said...

Nice tribute to your dad. I never tire of seeing umbrella man.Great rusty letters.

Linda Ledbetter said...

I love this tag, Helen. It's a gorgeous tribute to your dad and really wise and beautiful use of the Rusted Grunge technique, too! The quote is perfect, and the colors are wonderful together.

Big hugs to you, sweetheart. I'm sure your dad is smiling down, so proud of his brilliant and talented daughter.