Remembrance – part 1

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.


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Remembrance – part 1 — 10 Comments

  1. Oh I love that card Lisette! I loved how the red poppy jumped from the black/white background. And remembrance day, did you see that garden that the Queen opened, it is in London, it’s called Fields of Flanders, I loved the idea, our King Philip was there and he said we gave the ground so people can feel like in Flanders in the middle of London. Next time I am there I must see that. (Just between us what is the difference between the ground by you and by us, if there’s any?)

    • Thank you. I haven’t seen the Fields of Flanders except on TV but am hoping we might be able to go when we head to London in December. (If you come over to take a look let me know!). It seemed like quite a production to move the soil over here. I usually accompany my Remembrance posts with a poem that my late mother wrote. Lots of my older posts are a bit mucked up due to an issue I had with my blog in the summer and that I still have to correct (it’s a painstaking process). However, there is a VERY early post that has it if you’d care to take a read;
      http://mrsbeez.com/abandoned-art-2/abandoned-art-5-remember

  2. This is a very striking card, the contrast with the red poppy is so dramatic, and I love the way you have used all of the different papers.

    This morning I have been thinking about the Brits close association of the poppy with Remembrance Day. I suspect it is probably unique and perhaps other countries will not quite understand our obsession with the symbolism.

    Dionne xx

    • Thank you. I am drawn to black with white spots and poppies (no idea why!). There’s something very special about the poppy isn’t there – I really wish I could have seen the Tower of London and hope the tour comes our way. xx

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