Tuesday, November 19, 2013

"Lest We Forget"

Here's a page I made with my November Counterfeit Kit, to commemorate Remembrance Day:

What do you think?  Is it a mixed media mess, or does it work?  I have to admit, I cheated a bit with my products - not everything was from my kit (oops!)  The stamp sets, Dylusions, and gesso were not in my original kit, but I just HAD to have that poppy!!!  Here's a close-up of that detail:

I whitewashed a section of the kraft background with gesso, then stamped and embossed the poppy with clear powder, and sprayed over top with Postbox Red.  Note to anyone going to try this technique - gesso makes Dylusions more pastel!  It turned out to be a light red, almost pink!

Here's the sketch I used, from My Scraps and More:

I flipped it upside down!  

I can't believe these photos were taken 2 years ago, already!  Ailis looks so tiny!!!

Thanks for looking, and I'll see you next time!



  1. Wonderful to see the children involved at school. You should link up over at Whimsical Musings http://whimsicalmusingschallenge.blogspot.com/2013/11/challenge-108-week-of-11th-november-2013.html as the challenge last week was Remembrance Day! Come on over & play :~D

  2. I love your cluster of embellies on the left side. This is a great page!

  3. I love it!! I think your "mixed media mess" is fabulous!! Love that poppy too!

  4. Cool layout love the textures throughout

  5. Thanks so much for linking up over at Whimsical Musings - this is such a lovely page. I adore that you used the title as you did - I've made a layout using this title too about the local veterans procession - there is so much emotion in just those three words. Your layout is wonderful and the poppy is most certainly perfect. (and ps. I add things into my Counterfeit Kit all the time! - part of the fun. And let's face it, CKC is all about using your stash! If it's in the kit, or not)

    Great page Roxy.

  6. great page and wonderful thing to remember!!!! thanks sooo much for playing along with My Scraps & More sketches this week!!!!

  7. I think your page is great!! Thanks for playing along with us at My Scraps & More!