Tuesday, December 22, 2009

A Special Christmas Rose (Tim Holtz Tag #12)


I really enjoyed making Tim Holtz's famous grunge roses to feature on this tag.  They were surprisingly easy and are stunning in real life.  This tag won't be gonig into my JYC journal because it's too big and because it has a meaning that is not really about celebrating Christmas with teenagers.

I made this tag for my mother.  Whenever I think of roses, I think of mom.  She grew the most beautiful roses in our yard and was generous in giving bouquets to everyone.  She's been gone for over five years now, and I will go visit her grave when we head south for Christmas.  I usually take a poinsettia to leave for her and my father.  Maybe this year I'll take roses

7 comments:

Sian said...

Roses sound perfect. You really are clever..this is a beautiful tag. Maybe you should frame it?

scrappyjacky said...

This is just stunning,Rinda....and made for such a poignant reason.I agree with Sian about framing it.
I too love roses and have quite a few in my garden.Despite our freezing weather...one is still flowering...and has been for the last 6 months.

Cheryl said...

Rinda beautiful tag and wonderful story about your mom. I am lucky enough to still have my mom but my dad has been gone for about 5 years so I now well how your feel. I think roses this Christmas would be wonderful if you can get them. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and your family.

humel said...

Oh Rinda, it's so beautiful :-) Another vote for framing it! x

sm3wkl said...

Your roses turned out so beautiful! Wonderful job and beautiful story!

Amy said...

Stunning!
I think this is my favourite piece of art I've seen from you Rinda - she will love it!

Karen said...

This is my favorite tag as well; simply stunning. I also vote for framing it!