Monday, October 30, 2017

AH 236 - Peace Poppy Card

My card for Atlantic Hearts this week has a very special purpose. Remembrance Day in Canada is on November 11th and that is the day that we honour our war veterans. World Wars I and II were horrible, awful events, as are any wars, but those two in particular were of a magnitude that the entire world hopes never to experience ever again. My father was a World War II veteran so this day holds special significance for me. 

Last year, while out shopping, I encountered a very special gentleman at a local drugstore. He was  holding the poppy box where people can donate to the poppy fund for our veterans. I always drop in some money and pick up a poppy. This fellow was exceptionally friendly. We began chatting and I found out that he was 98 years young (as he put it). He didn't look nearly that old - no assistive devices at all! He said he was there every single day from mid-October though until November 10th as the ceremony downtown was on the 11th. Sure enough, I saw him at the (very crowded) ceremony. And he is back again this year - same place with his poppy box - and a year older at 99 years young! We have already had a few conversations. He is so kind and gentle. 

I wanted to do something for him, just to let him know how much I appreciate him and his service. So, this card is for him. I flipped the sketch 90 degrees. I purposely chose poppies for the significance of the day and the word PEACE. 

Join us at Atlantic Hearts and show us your interpretation of the sketch shown above. You have until Sunday evening to link up your project. 

Products used are Close To My Heart unless otherwise indicated: 

Paper: Basic Fundamentals, Charcoals Cardstock, Pebble Cardstock, White Daisy Cardstock
Stamps: Scandinavian Christmas (ret.), Painted Poppy (Altenew)
Inks: Black, Fern, New England Ivy, Poppy, Cranberry, Ruby
Accessories: Painted Poppy Dies (Altenew), Grey Enamel Gems, Basic Ribbon Collection (last year - ret.), White Twine, Clear Shimmer Brush, Thin Foam Tape



1 comment:

  1. This is a beautiful card, with an even more beautiful story to go with it❤


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