Tuesday, 13 November 2012

BROWN

Hi everyone,
The couple in this old photo have been in the family for years - they were amongst my grandmothers photographs and I am pretty sure the girl was the daughter of friends of theirs.  I'm not sure of their names but I think she may have been born in the 1920's and grew up with my father.  I am intrigued by them and wonder what the story was behind the photo - is he going away, has he just got home, was it war time...   I have never been able to throw it away, just in case I ever found out anything about them - so when I came across it while looking for things for this weeks theme, it seemed I had found the perfect use for it!
 For the actual tag I liked the idea of keepsakes - perhaps he had a memento of her with him while he was away - a lock of hair or a scrap of lace - who knows!!!  


I copied an old letter onto a manila tag and added some more torn letter.  I treated the background and the photo with distress ink and clipped together the photo, a piece of silk, a piece of torn letter and a fragment of lace.  The clip was then glued to the tag. 

Thanks to everyone for leaving comments last week - I'm very much looking forward to seeing this weeks sepia tags!

15 comments:

  1. I love this tag,Diana! The photo is intriguing and I love how you did the background with old letters. The idea of a remembrance taken with him is so beautifully represented here. Just lovely, as is all your work!

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  2. Looks like a lot of us thought of old photos. I love your tag! One of my favorites of the whole year! Well done!

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  3. Diana love your tag and to read what you think about the photo, it could be fantastic to know their story, wonderful tag.
    Anni

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  4. A lovely story sealed by a gorgeous tag. Hugs Mrs A.

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  5. Beautiful story - gorgeous tag :0)) Mo

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  6. Perfect Diana - old pictures really create possible stories don't they. This is such a great image and I love your embellishments

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  7. Definitely one to keep Diana. A little story tag
    Lynn

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  8. Lovely tag - it is so fascinating to ponder on what lies behind the image! Carolyn x

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  9. You have woven such a wonderful story with your tag. Great stuff.

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  10. Mysterious! Love how you used the photo as inspiration for your choice of embellishments.

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  11. This is magic, you could write a novel round it, brilliant tag x

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  12. I love the distressed background and the way the photo looks as though it is clipped on. a lovely tag.

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  13. What a marvelous photograph! I love the old fashioned scrapbook feel that you were able to achieve with it too. Blessings!

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