Monday, 4 August 2014

1914 - 2014 4th August. Lights Out at 10pm Uk Time to commemorate the start of World War 1

Today, 100 years ago, the world saw the beginning of World War 1. 

Tonight, between 10pm & 11pm, people are being asked to turn their lights out and light a candle in remembrance of those who lost their lives.

More details can be found here

I have made this simple card to simply 'Remember'

I created the background using Fresco paints from paper artsy. I watched Leandra do a demonstration on Sunday at Stamperama using a baby brayer so this is my version. I have had the poppy stamp for a long time and I can't remember who it comes from. I think it may be from Sheena Douglass's range.
The leaf die if from one of Sue Wilsons die sets.

I coloured the poppy with promarkers from the latest Ltd Edition Spring / Summer 2014 collection, after I had embossed the stamped image with fine detail gold powder.

I then mounted the background onto black card and left a very thin border before mounting onto matt gold mirri card.

The 'remember' stamp is from HobbyArt Stamps Commemorative set and is well worth a look

I'd like to enter this card into the Addicted to CAS challenge #44 this week.

Hope you like it and thank you for looking 

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  1. A wonderful card in remembrance. xx

  2. Oh your BG turned out fab!! What a nice thing to make in remembrance! Xx

    1. Thank you xx I was certainly inspired by you on Sunday x

  3. Fabulous background and what a great way to remember xx

  4. Hi Cazz. The background is gorgeous ... love this technique. Beautiful mix of colors and the white embossing on top really gives it a vintage feel. Lovely poppy ... pretty, bright and just pops off the card. Thanks for joining us at ATCAS.

    1. Thank you Loll xx The white words are 'chalk' fresco paint applied to a stamp with a mini brayer and I held the stamp in my hand x

  5. What a beautiful card and fantastic technique. The colours are amazing and I agree with Loll about the vintage feel. Thanks so much for joining us at ATCAS and good luck.


  6. Fabulous card Caz and a great technique. Brilliant tribute to the 1st World War. Thank you for joining us at ATCAS.

    Karen x

  7. Love the touch of gold on the fab BG :) great design and technique, Thank you for sharing with ATCAS!