Friday, November 11, 2011

Thank you to our Service Men and Women!

For Fun Challenges this week is honouring our servicemen and women.  Past and Present.  In all Countries. November 11 is an important day to many countries, a day when we take time to remember those that have served or fallen in service of their countries.  Particularly we remember the signing of the armistice in 1918 (after World War 2, the US renamed Armistice Day to Veteran's Day, and other British Commonwealth allied countries to Rememberance Day, to reflect those that have served since 1918).

Although we are not a prize-sponsored challenge at FOR FUN this week, I do hope you will join us in THANKING YOUR MILITARY... we are letting our troops know that we appreciate all they have done, all they are doing, and all they have sacrificed to let us have the freedoms we so often take for granted.  I hope you will share with us your creations of appreciation and rememberance!

Today I share with you a creation using A Day For Daisies image (Yellow Poppy Stem) which was originally offered as a freebie.  The Poppy is a world wide flower symbolising rememberance...

To show the impact of this wonderful image, and that it's sumbolism has for me personally, I have made a very Clean & Simple creation.  I wanted the red and white to be solemn, and heartfelt.  So there is no bling today.

I have coloured the image with Stardust Glitter Pens, but their delicate nature shows the glitter only on angles, rather than looking front-on.  I have matted the image with a red distressed paper from Kaisercraft, and fixed it directly to a white cardbase.

I have added the dotted ribbon directly around the front of the card - the ribbon continues through the centre of the card, also adding some impact for the card insert.  The bow is a faux bow.... of folded loops, and a center wrap.  (A style I will use far more often, as the bow sits so wonderfully flat!)

The Poppy Flower in front is purely a photo prop. It is this year's Rememberance Pin, which will be on my lapel for our cenotaph service in an hour 20 minutes .... the eleventh hour, of the eleventh day, of the eleventh month.  Coincidentally, of the eleventh year this century...

Thanks for peepin'!

3 cared to share!:

Jennifer said...

Wonderful statement your card makes!

Jenn Borjeson said...

Pauline, this is just gorgeous! :)

Dr Sonia S V said...

The red poppy is so gorgeous
Cheers from India