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Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Lighthouse tag and card JustRite Friday Challenge #077 - "Tag! You're It!"

I made this card for the JustRite Friday Challenge #077 - "Tag! You're It!"

For this tag and card I used JustRite's Oceanside Oval Medallion - Cling, and cut it with the JustRite Nested Oval Medallion Labels Dies. For the tag, I cut a rectangle 3 x 5 1/2 inches, and cut the corners diagonally at 1", and punched a hole in the top center. Both the card and the die are ivory CS covered with K&Co paper, and distressed with Antique Linen. The netting on the tag is over a hundred years old, and was used on a weir. The tag is attached inside the card, and can be removed for hanging. The lighthouse is colored with Copics, and the twine and medallion are mounted dimensionally onto the tag.

The netting is actually called twine by fishermen, and this twine was handmade for seining. Seining here in those days consisted of building a fence, usually heart shaped, out of small trees, and lining it with twine. As the fish went into the top of the heart shape, they would swim to the point, then keep circling around. As they reached the top, since the heart shape pointed back toward the point, they would go back in that direction and not find their way out. The twine was attached to a rope at the top, and had real corks to make the top part float.

This twine was stored in the building where my shop is, and has sat in one corner since it was last used.

If you came earlier, and saw this post before I was finished, I mentioned a story about the little mink family which lives in my shop. The post about the minks is here. Yeah, by mink, I mean the cute, very intelligent little animals that some people kill and make coats out of.


Sheri said...

Very cool netting and papers! Glad you squeezed another one in! Thanks for sharing again with us at JustRite Inspiration ;-)

Sasha said...

How wonderful that your netting is so old, Kathi. I bet the person who made it never thought it would eventually end up on such a beautiful tag card over a hundred years in the future. Love your lighthouse image x

Regina aka Mrs. Ham said...

Wow. that's a wonderful tag. I can't wait to read the story about the netting.

Marge said...

LOVE this fabulous lighthouse tag & that awesome netting!!!

Myrna said...

Such a lovely card and the old netting just makes it that more special.

Lynn said...

I can almost smell the ocean! What a special touch the netting makes to this marvelous tag!

chanya13 said...

Beautiful tag, love a lighthouse image and color combo.