It’s time for a new challenge over at Crafty Boots Challenges and our theme for the next fortnight is “remembrance.” Those of you in the UK, and many of you overseas too, will know that yesterday was Remembrance Sunday when there were ceremonies, church services and parades all over the world and that tomorrow it is Remembrance Day when at 11am a two minute silence will be held to pay tribute to all those who have been affected by war and conflict. This year has marked the centenary of the start of the First World War and if you are not aware of the magnificent display of ceramic poppies at the Tower of London then be sure to check them out.
I’ve done a couple of projects this week and am sharing the first, a card, today.
It’s always handy to have a card for more sombre occasions up your sleeve and I have created this one with that in mind. I’ve used coordinating papers in ivory and black, distressing and inking the edges of each.
The poppy was created by using two different sized punches and some red card. I used a cocktail stick and a scoring tool to stretch and shape the petals. I then inked them with Walnut Stain distress ink before layering them up and popping a black sparkly gem in the centre.
I tucked in some leafy branches and then added the word which is an Ideaology Chit-Chat sticker. This was a super quick card to make – no more than 15 minutes.
Be sure to pop over to Crafty Boots and see what the rest of the DT have been up to. I’ve had a sneaky preview and know you are in for a treat. You can also take a peek at my second project, I will be sharing that with you tomorrow. I hope you’ll have time to share your projects with us too.
Thanks for buzzing by.