Remembrance Day 2016

At 11 am on 11 November 1918 the guns of the Western Front fell silent after more than four years continuous warfare. The allied armies had driven the German invaders back, having inflicted heavy defeats upon them over the preceding four months. In November the Germans called for an armistice (suspension of fighting) in order to secure a peace settlement. They accepted allied terms that amounted to unconditional surrender.

Today is a day of Remembrance for those that died in the war.

This is one of my favourite images from Mo's Digital Pencil as it depicts a young person remembering an older generation.  I used textured black Bazzill, black brick patterned paper and red with white spots paper.  I curled the edges of the red paper to give a ribbon look.  I also used a small acetate negative strip and a kraft coloured clock from Tanya Leigh Designz. They symbolise time and memories.  I added a poppy which you could buy for $2 from various vendors around town.  It's actually a pin you can add to your shirt.

The clock becomes a place marker for the poppy when it's removed to be worn.

I used my Copics to colour the image, lots of dotting to create the camouflage pattern.  I distressed the edges of all the papers.  Lastly I added the sentiment.

~Lest We Forget~

I have joined the following challenges:

Mo's Digital Challenge - Anything Goes
Morgan's Artworld - Use an Item From Your Stash
Cardz TV - Anything Goes
Melonheadz Friends - Add a Sentiment


Arlene said...

This is a wonderful card, very meaningful. I didn't see what you used from your stash. Please advise so we can place you in the contest because this is absolutely wonderful.

Arlene - DT at Morgan's ArtWorld.

NanaConnie said...

So delightful, Sarah! A great salute to our military. Thanks so much for playing in our "Use Something from your Stash" challenge at Morgan's ArtWorld this month. Good Luck.
NanaConnie DT

Shawnee Penkacik said...

What a great salute to our military card!! I love your poppy you added and colors. Great job and thank you for joining us at CardzTV Anything Goes Challenge.

Janette said...

Great card...thanks for sharing with us at CraftyCatz this week...

Aunty Sue said...

fab card thanks for sharing at crafty catz and good luck in the draw hope you will join us again next week.
AuntySue dt

shelly said...

wonderful card and i too love the image. thank you for sharing with us at cardztv anything goes challenge shellyDT

Elle Kay said...

What a lovely way to remember our veterans! Very creative, and a lovely card. I have never seen a remembrance day card, so thank you for sharing with Aud Sentiments today!

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Thank you for joining us at the MelonHeadz Friends "Add a Sentiment" Challenge... your card is amazing. I love the image and those poppies.

Line said...

Oh, what a lovely card. <3 Love the colors and of course the coloring.
Thank you so much for joining us over at Morgan's ArtWorld.

Hugs DT Line