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Friday, 29 July 2011

Here's to you Amy!

It is such a great shame that Amy's life ended so tragically. What a talent and such a haunting rich voice. It always amazed me the sounds she made always seemed so natural and effortless. So today I have made a tribute to her...



This sort of evolved as I went along. Since it is memory of Amy I liked the way the tailor's dummy signifies a person yet is not actually here or real. The "lengthen or shorten here" reminded me how the choices we make in life can affect the numbers of years we may live. And the wing was symbolic of the next stage of existence, whatever that may be?

I also wanted to use items I had not used before. The embossing folder which I used on core cardstock. Once sanded a darker colour shows through. The Sewing Room die from Tim Holtz and the Sizzix wings. I must admit the embossing folders I used on the last two items have been used many times.
I decided to use this smokey blue for the sentiment. I did try a more coordinated colour but decided not only did this show up more but the colour worked beautifully with the pinks and the words needed to be emphasized.

I am actually entering this for four challenges for once. Firstly Hel's challenge was to remember Amy and to use Black from her Back to Black album.  Secondly it is for Grungy Monday as it uses both Rock Candy and Rock Candy Distress Stickles. Thirdly it is for Simon Says which is "Anything Goes" week. And fourthly for Dragon's Dream which I have not entered for a few weeks.

There is a fantastic Tim Holtz video HERE on using Rock Candy.

13 comments:

Hels Sheridan said...

Absolutely STUNNING tag Laura! Thanks for joining in with the Sunday Stamper... hope things are goodly with you xx

Zoechaos said...

Fantastic tag and a very fitting tribute. Love how you thought out each element so that the tag is loaded with meaning. Thank you for sharing this with us at Dragon's Dream TIO XOXO Zoe

Wanda said...

A fitting tribute. Love the meaning behind each and every element. Great choice of colours too. Thanks for joining us this week on the TIO challenge.
Wanda xx

Janet said...

Great tag & tribute
Janet

Dragon said...

That is a fabulous set of challenges you have linked and I am honoured that mine is in there!!! Lovely meaningful tribute and a fab tag... thanks for dreaming with us
Frankie
xx

trisha too said...

Lovely tag, Laura--a very nice tribute.

Janet said...

A wonderful tribute to Amy. Fabulous symbolism, texture and colour. Thank you for sharing with us at TIO.

Janet xx

Lynn Stevens said...

What an awesome Tribute to Amy, Gone much to soon.
hugs Lynn

Wendy said...

I like this very much Laura.

Artyjen said...

A fabulous art work to remember her by.
xoxo Sioux

ElizabethR said...

Gorgeous tag the wing looks fab. Thanks for sharing your dream with us at TIO. Love Elizabeth x

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

A very poignant piece of work. I love all the symbolism. Your colors and detail are fantastic. So happy you shared it with us this week at Simon Says Stamp and Show!

PsyPenguin said...

Beautiful tag! The colours are stunning and I love the wing (very symbolic). x

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