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 

http://www.britishlegion.org.uk/remembrance/ww1-centenary/lights-out


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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12 comments:

  1. A wonderful card in remembrance. xx

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

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

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

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  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.

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    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

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  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.

    Marie

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

    Karen x

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

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