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Sunday, April 25, 2010

Just Add Vintage - In Flanders Fields the Poppies Grow



This weeks Just Add Ink challenge- is Vintage Theme, right up my street!!
So here's my first entry. I've made a 6 X 6 scrapbook page of one of my ancestors who fought in WW1. I've used Always Artichoke cardstock as the base. I then photocoped a genuiine WW1 map of Ypres and surrounding area, and sponged and distressed using Old Olive and Close to Cocoa. I also wanted to capture the fact that small postcards were the way loved ones kept in touch. So I used the postcard stamp from the Winter Post Stamp Set. Finally I wanted a poppy, so I used the Butterfly punch, and watercoloured the poppy adding a button and ribbon centre. I'm happy how this page has turned out, I wanted a heavily distressed look but also not just a pretty page and I think I've achieved that

14 comments:

inkeverywhere said...

This is fantastic. Your Poppy is brilliant. I love they way you have distressed everything and added the brads. The map background and post card stamp are great. Very appropriate for today. Chantell

Paula said...

OMG!!! Debi, this is brilliant. You have manged to capture the emotion and significance of ANZAC day in one layout! This is a work of art.

delysc said...

what a stunning page Debi! Love everything!

Keryn Campbell said...

A perfect layout for today.

Diane said...

Just Beautiful Debi, I love the whole vintage/ war theme esp today, Anzac Day.

Bronwyn Eastley said...

Well you certainly get 'brownie' points for posting such a beautiful scrapbook page on Anzac Day! This is awesome and so cleverly done!

debfearns said...

This is a fantastic layout! I just love how you have done the poppy - very clever!

Deb Fearns

bronheslop said...

Gorgeous, Debi. Perfect.

Danielle Daws said...

Beautiful. I really love the embellishments you've used. They're perfect!

Anonymous said...

WOW! a perfect page in every way, from the ink to the map, the poppy....I'm speechless! An ANZAC day insipration, that captures the very significance of such an auspicious day. Well done Deborah!!!! Cheers Donna Zammit

Leonie said...

Yikes! I think this is the best of the bunch! Great job!

Scrapin Mel said...

What a great way to relish in the memories, great page

Sue Denning said...

Absolutely stunning timepiece Deb. Congratulations on a beautiful project.

Amanda said...

This is so beautiful, Deb! I don't know where to start ... stunning! Thanks for playing at Just Add Ink!