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Friday, 11 November 2016

Remembrance Poppies

Today is Remembrance Day in Britain. The First World War officially ended on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month in 1918 and we remember those who lost their lives with a two minute silence at 11 am. The poppy has become a well known symbol of remembrance as it was made popular by the poem In Flanders Fields inspired by the sea of red flowers that thrived on some of the worst battlefields of the war. 
For Remembrance Day today I thought I'd show you two cards I've made with one of the loveliest poppy stamps.
The stamp is the Limited Edition 2016 Poppy from Bee Crafty. A donation of £2 will be made to the Royal British Legion for every one of these stamps sold.

This card is 6" x 6" (15 x 15 cm) I stamped the poppy onto watercolour card with black Archival ink and painted it with Brushos. The background border was created with Brushos too.

I coloured the poppy by wetting the image in small areas,  sprinkling on Scarlet and Brilliant Red powders and blending with my brush. 

I used Leaf Green and Emerald Green for the stems. I then stamped the Remember sentiment that comes with the poppy stamp and used a stencil with a Copic pen to create the red raindrops.

This second card is 8"x 8" (20 x 20 cm). I stamped the poppy and the sentiment onto white card and after colouring the poppy I matted and layered them onto red and green card.

I used Copics to colour the poppy.

I used back card for the background and stamped just the poppy head with Versamark and heat embossed in gold.
Towns and cities across Britain will commemorate Remembrance Day with  civic services on Sunday which, as the second Sunday of November, is known as Remembrance Sunday.
Have a lovely Remembrance weekend everyone.


  1. Two beautiful card Andree hugs S xx

  2. Absolutely gorgeous Andrée
    Hugs Julie xxx

  3. These are absolutely stunning Andree, I love these poppy stamps. Have a wonderful Remembrance weekend yourself too.
    Linda xxx

  4. These are stunning Andree. So beautiful tributes.

  5. Such beautiful cards you have created. I love the poppies for remembrance day. Hugs, Pam xxx

  6. beautiful card and gorgeous card Andree
    Gr Karin

  7. Two fabulous cards Andree to commemorate remembrance day. Hugs Jennifer xx

  8. Wow Andree your cards are stunning I do love that stamp it is gorgeous. Have a great weekend. Hugs Jackie

  9. Love what you've created with those stamps Andree. Two unique creations. Enjoy your weekend, Shabneez xxx

  10. Both cards are gorgeous, Andree! The poppy stamp is beautiful. Love the artsy feel to the brusho coloured poppy and the stunning background you made for the second card. x

  11. Both utterly stunning cards Sis, love and hugs xxx

  12. Wow what an awesome tribute to Remembrance day, both of your cards are stunning Andree hunni...

    Love and Hugs xxx

  13. 2 wonderful cards , both stunning in their own way love them x

  14. beautiful image and I love the embossing on there. Gorgeous work

  15. Stunning cards Andrée, such a beautiful stamp. Cathy x

  16. Two beautiful cards. I especially like the second one with the black embossed background. Very elegant. Hugs Mrs A.

  17. Beautiful cards and poppies are my favourite flower Andree :)


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