So I did a little stamping,
just to try it out and why not start with
the Tim Holtz tag for June.
You can see all of Tim's instructions on
his blog here:
and it is worth to hop over there
and see all the other beautiful tags
everyone from all over the world made
according to Tim's instructions.
I decided to make this tag for
Father's day and found an old picture
of me and my dad.
I think I wasn't even 1 year old on this picture.
My dad is not with us anymore so this is
a trip down memory lane.
It was fun to have that black and white
picture colored with distress inks.
This technique I will defenitely do again.
My dad loved making pictures,
so I used the film strip with the letter decoration
and added some glossy accent to make
the letters shine.
For the coin on top I used the F.
My father's name is Frits and he is
forever in my heart. The lion stamp I used
because I am in the Netherlands and we
have the lion in the arms of The Netherlands..
I remember my father telling us, that during the war,
when he was in hiding he made a lion from wood and
painted it, to pass the time. This wooden lion has
been in his office as long as I can remember.
My dad was an engineer, so instead of using the pen nibs
I chose to use the gadget gears that
I pained gold, silver and bronze.
I love how the flowers look so nice after painting
and adding them to the tag.
Finally I stamped the car. When my parent's
where married 12 1/2 year we went out driving a car
like this to the restaurant. I have to find that picture we have
from this occassion.
Hope you all surprise your dad's and
Have a creative day!