11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month is a special time here in the UK and Commonwealth. It's the time when we have 2mins silence to show our respect to those gallant men and women that have laid down their lives in the line of duty. Traditionally marked by the wearing of a red poppy because of the poppies that grew in abundance on the Flanders Fields following the death of so many in WW1. The red taken as signifying the blood spilt by so many.
Today, over at Delicious Doodles Challenges our challenge this week is "REMEMBRANCE".
It doesn't have to be morbid or sad though. Simply "I remembered your birthday" would do.
I've gone for a condolence card. A good friend of my husband, sadly, died last week and this is the card I made for that occassion. It just so happened it fitted this challenge. Two birds with one stone.
I have used the Delicious Doodles image of "Cross and Roses". The deep red being the colour, traditionally, of condolence.
Some of the rose buds and leaves were decoupaged with upto 3 layers to give depth. The cross was coloured with silver and gold gel pens and the roses and leaves with promarkers. I used some thin wire to wind round for added texture.
This was then framed with deep red card that I had heat embossed a small flourish onto.
Behind that is an embossed panel using white pearlised card, to which some black lace and deep red velvet ribbon was added.
This in turn layered onto a black textured paper that I had punched and laid onto deep red CS base. Some gold fine lines stuck on to "hide the join".
Next came the roses.
Hand made from more deep red paper, although they look lighter here, with a few leaves stuck in and a computer generated sentiment stuck onto more deep red card. Cut out using my new nesties.
Your turn next folks. Lets see those "Remembrance" projects. Don't forget to go an see all the other beautiful DT creations on your way.
Thanks for looking
A couple of challenges that I would like to enter
Cute Card Thursday - Remembrance
Just Inspirational Challenges - Remembrance
Simon Says Stamp - photo inspiration - red poppies for remembrance
Crafty Catz - Use a digital image