Today, the Stampin’ Creative Team are taking time out to Remember and for me, it is with the Remembrance Poppy.
A very warm welcome to today’s hop, where we are taking time to remember … be it of family, loved ones or an occasion.
In all tradition of Remembrance Day, I seemed only right and fitting to use the fabulous Painted Poppies. Starting with a dark Basic Grey card layer, I added dragged, sponged and Brayered Inks to create the background. An atmospheric background with some splattering from the stamp set using Whisper White Ink. For some additional splattering that was more random, I used some Shimmer Paint in Frost White.
The focus needed to be the vibrancy of the Poppies. A rich Real Red and Cherry Cobbler watercolour wash die cut was added behind the delicate top layer of each flower.
By snipping the leaves off the stems left the focus on the flower heads. The Remembrance Poppy, standing strong and proud in the darkness.
The significance of the Remembrance Poppy
Our red poppy is a symbol of both Remembrance and hope for a peaceful future. Poppies are worn as a show of support for the Armed Forces community. The poppy is a well-known and well-established symbol, one that carries a wealth of history and meaning with it.
Thinking of you …. Lest we Forget
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