Monday, 18 June 2012

Once seen, never forgotten?


This weeks theme on the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge is "a bit of brown".   I spent a few days thinking about this theme before I started work on my tag, and my mind kept coming back, again and again, to old sepia toned photos.  I started thinking about memory too, how some things are vivid in our memories forever and others slowly fade over time.


We keep photos and ephemera to remind us of people and events from the past, but as the name implies, they are ephemeral, objects created with a short life-span built into them.  What happens to our memories once the reminders are no longer with us?  Anyway, all of that was squashed together into this tag! :)

Our ever-generous sponsor Simon Says Stamp is offering a $50 gift voucher as the prize again this week, just make something for the challenge and you could the winner! The winner will be chosen at random from those who enter the challenge, so why not give it a try? At the very least why not head over to the Challenge Blog to see how the other members of the design team have interpreted this weeks theme! :)


17 comments :

Marijke said...

fabulous tag Dan, as you already said, a tag to remind you of the past

Julian said...

The way you have echoed the photographic portrait with a smudged out, almost grotesque shadow of it is truly evocative. A really wistful, beautiful piece.

Debi said...

This is very cool Dan! Debi x

misteejay said...

What a super tag Dan - very much a memory piece.

Toni xx

Candy C said...

Dan, I loved reading your post this week. Beautifully worded...and your tag is lovely as well. I love all of the different techniques you used to create such amazing results. <3 Candy

sutty said...

Super tag I love it, and I love keeping all the vintage ephemera too :D

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

I love how you "squashed" them together on your tag, fabulous vintage tones and layout and fantastic images. Fabulous write up too. Tracy x

Dangina Martinez said...

Wow, Very handsome photos and fantastic creation. love how you brought it all together.
Tons of Hugs, Dangina

Glen said...

Very vintage Dan. *Ü* Love the photo and the way you have portrayed 'brown' in your tag. TFS. ~Glen~

inkypinkycraft said...

A great tag, something kind of haunting about the picture! Great combination of elements! Trace x

Claireliz said...

This is lovely Dan, I'm always amazed at your beautiful creations.
C xx

Sue said...

I Just Love it - for some reason made me feel sad ( probably because dad is no longer here ) But i think its beautiful x

email: Steph@SimonSaysStamp.com said...

Very cool tag! I really like the colors you chose to incorporate with the brown and the layout is great!

*mwah*
Steph
Simon Says Stamp!

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

Wow! I love both your tag and your poetic prose. Blessings!

Gillian .... said...

Very cool tag Dan, loved reading how you set about designing this project. x

fatmonica said...

It's brilliant!I love the photo.it's so emotive and really stands out.

Basement Stamper said...

What a beautiful tag, love the sepia tone photos and you are so right abut reminders of the past and some memories fading while others remain strong.

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