Crazy 4 Challenges to case one of their designers and Our Creative Corner's challenge to use blossoms I knew exactly what I was going to do. I cased Silke Kittmann's beautiful card and the blossom I chose is the poppy - the symbol used on ANZAC Day.
I used the poppy from JustRite's Plant a Little Love set and coloured it with Copics (R22, R27, YG11, YG63, YG67, E29) and cut it out and popped it up. I made the sentiment using the Trompe Uppercase and Trompe Lowercase Font sets. I did use the same large scallop punch that Silke did - unfortunately you can't see it in this photograph.
Stamps - Plant a Little Love, Trompe Uppercase, Trompe Lowercase Font Sets (JustRite)
Paper - Black and Green Bazzill, White, X-press It Blending Card, Kaisercraft DSP
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories - Small and Large Circle Nestabilities, Blossom Nestabilities, EK Success Embossed Curve Border Punch, Copics, 1" Red Satin Ribbon, Bow Easy, Silver Cord, White Button, Scissors, Foam Tape.
Like most Australians we will be watching the ANZAC Day marches, honouring those who returned and remembering those who lost their lives. Our family was very fortunate, my grandfather and my grandmother's two brothers all saw combat overseas during WW2 and returned home. My uncle went to Vietnam and also returned home. Not everyone was so lucky. On ANZAC Day about 20yrs ago my mother showed me some old newspaper cuttings, the story of a young man who was like a brother to her. On 7 June 1971, 2nd Lieutenant Ian Mathers aged 22yrs, died in combat in Vietnam. About the same time, my Mum found out she was pregnant with her first child - me. I still remember the look of sadness on her face as she showed me those clippings about this young man who was going to be a doctor. She wanted me know a bit about him, so that on ANZAC Day someone else would remember him. Every ANZAC Day since then, as I remember all those who died, I especially remember Ian Mathers, someone I never knew, but whom my mother loved so much.
Lest We Forget