Sunday, 26 April 2015

Poppies In Sympathy CTD339

Today was ANZAC Day in Australia (and other countries) marking 100 years since the landing at Gallipoli. A red poppy is the symbol of Anzac Day, and at our school, the students have been making red poppies using all different textiles.

I pulled out Pleasant Poppies today and stamped off some partial and some full images to colour. This one is a partial image because sometimes "less is more." Perhaps because it is a sombre day, I've made a sympathy card, with minimal colour. The sentiment is from Love & Sympathy. A strip of washi tape across the bottom grounds the flowers.

The colour challenge at Color Throwdown decided the colours for this card, otherwise it might have been red or uncoloured  poppies. Do go over to the site to check out the cute cards by the design team and in the gallery. I always keep a supply of sympathy cards ready-made because it is never easy to make them under such sad circumstances, but if there are a few to choose from, you'll probably have something suitable.

Pleasant Poppies, Love & Sympathy and all the washi tape are on the retiring list, so if you're quick to visit an online shop in your country, you might pick up a bargain!

My online store is for Australian customers only.


1 comment:

  1. This is sooo beautiful...I just love how you colored only one of the poppies...such an awesome design!! Thanks for joining us for the Color Throwdown Challenge!!!!


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