Friday, November 9, 2012

We Remember

Our challenge this week at Card Crafter's Circle is themed REMEMBRANCE, in commemoration of Remembrance Day observed on November 11, when we remember those that have served and paid the ultimate sacrifice in all too many wars.  Remembrance Day and ANZAC Day (April 25) are solemn and emotional days in my family, as many of my great uncles served in WW1, and my grandfathers in WW2, as well as my Father In Law serving in Korea.  We are staunch supporters of services for returned service men and women, and for families of those that have served.

I created this week using the Euro Red Poppy image from Rick St Dennis....  this image is a limited and exclusive one... it will not be available for sale, so please visit my Rick St Dennis Design Teamie Helen and collect the image while you still can! Please leave a comment of appreciation for her, and swing by the Rick St Dennis blog too!

I've simply used the image on white, along side a text digi I created, from the Ode of Remembrance.  Most of us military families in Australia  know these words as the "Stand To" which we recite in remembrance at sundown, and on Anzac Day, and Remembrance Day.  The image layer has been matted on two layers of the same brown colour core cardstock - the middle layer being sandpapered to reveal green from underneath.

The image was coloured with markers, and fussy cut.... I then fixed it over a second image of itself, to create a shadow, and I have chalked the background, creating a faded field of poppies... On the outside of the frame, I have fixed a Remembrance Day Poppy, and an Anzac Day Slouch Hat Badge.

This creation is also being entered into the challenge at
Crafty Sentiments Poppies (13/11)
Tuesday Alchemy  Anything But A Card (12/11)
Critter Sketch -#140  Remembrance/Veterans Day  (12/11)
Daisy Doodles - 71 Remembrance/Veterans' Day (18/11)

I hope you'll join with us in our challenge this week, and show us your REMEMBRANCE creations! Thanks for peepin'!

11 cared to share!:

Caroline said...

This is such a beautiful project. Caroline xxx

Rick St. Dennis said...

Pauline thanks for using Euro Boy-Red poppy Soldier-this was an exclusive give away freebie and will not be sold-I believe Helen still has it on her blog as a freebie-
Thanks for thisgreat project

Chrissy said...

Gorgeous card for remembrance day..
Lovely verse and love the Poppy.
Thanks for joining in with us at Crafty Sentiments Designs..


Elaine said...

Fabulous Pauline well done Thank you so much for joining us at The Crafty Sentiments Designs Challenge “POPPIES” . Your card is fabulous well done and good luck Hugs Elaine .

sgc said...

Beautiful card--beautiful poem--and the poppy is beautiful. All were perfect to use in the Critter Sketch Veteran's Day challenge. Thanks for playing.

Dora said...

This is so sweet, love the sentiment. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week and good luck xx

Wendy said...

What a wonderful image, verse and layout. Thank you for joining us at Tuesday Alchemy this week.~Wendy, DT Tuesday Alchemy

Shea said...

Excellent project, your choice of papers is spot on, and I love how you embellished the frame with the poppy and the hat badge. Very moving. Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Alchemy!

Ellis said...

Beautiful project you made with Rick's image and perfect text too!
Hugs, Elenor

Pinkies Sparkly Creations said...

fantastic thanks for joining us at daisy doodles and good luck emma xx

Trish and Treasure said...

I love this, haunting words and so Australian!
Hugs Trish xxx