Sunday, 8 November 2015

Remembrance Sunday with Corporal Clegg.

Good Morning - Today is Remembrance Sunday so I have made today's card using Corporal Clegg.
from Dr Digi.


I am really interested in my family history and have done a huge family tree. I found one relative who was in a prisoner of war camp and died two days before liberation - So sad! I managed to find where his war grave is in Belgium and was able to have his story remembered by the Royal British legion campaign to commemorate every fallen solider. It really is an amazing and interesting site and really quite easy to find any relatives they may have been involved in the Wars. I hope every generation continues to remember and be thankful for the sacrifices made by these Soldiers.

I really wanted to use the poppy paper but mixed it with the wood effect to create some harsh contrast to the pretty flowers - I guess that's part of the symbolism of the Poppy in War.
The poppy paper is from Prima "The Optimist" range and the wood is from My Minds Eye - Necessities collection - Wood.
I thought the zig zag card fold worked well as it allowed the different papers to be seen. I added a small paper poppy flower that I  bought from The Ribbon Girl. Finally added "lest we forget" using little letter stickers from Webster Pages. I also added Glaze to the buttons, Cane and Gloves.

I used these promarkers / Flexmarkers to colour Corporal Clegg -
Shoes / Belt / Moustache - Black & Cool greys.
Uniform - Pastel beige, Pesto, Olive, Herb Green, Earth Yellow.
Shirt and tie - Khaki.
Hat - Burgandy, Cardinal red, Ruby & Poppy.
Skin- Usual combo of Antique White, Spice, Coral, Soft Peach & Blush.
Gloves - Nutmeg, Cocoa & Saddle Brown.
Gold buttons etc - Gold, Canary & Buttercup.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges -
Didigi designs - TICTACTOE (2W) Ive gone diagonal.
Crafting with friends - ATG (2W)
Creative fingers - ATG (W)
Paper take weekly - ATG  
Crafty Cardmakers - Thankyou (w)

See all you all soon - Im planning on a productive crafty few days coming up.... ummm we will see how that pans out!
Have a good day,
Liz (:(|)x

14 comments:

  1. fab card
    thanks for playing with us at di's digi
    hugs
    céline

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  2. What a brilliant card. Depicts Remembrance Day perfectly. Love how you put it all together -- the soldier wall poppies and the sentiment. Lest We Forget. May this never happen. Thank you so much for sharing your card and your story with us at Crafty Cardmakers.

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    1. Thank you for your lovely comment Ina xx

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  3. Wonderful card and very apt for the moment. Thanks for sharing it with us at Crafty Cardmakers and More.
    Mary

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  4. Wonderful image choice. Thank you for sharing this with us over at Crafting with Friends. Sue DT xx

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  5. A perfect remembrance card and perfect details too! Thanks so much for joining us this time at the Creative Fingers challenge, Elizabeth (DT)

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  6. Oh wow what a truly stunning card absolutely perfect for rememberance day!
    Lucy x

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  7. A great remembrance day card. Your poppy paper and flower are really pretty and the wood grain effect paper adds a nice contrast to the card. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers and more. Sally.x.

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