Wednesday, 11 November 2015

TMR - Theme ....

.... Morning all!  It's time for our new challenge at The Male Room.  For the next couple of weeks our theme is REMEMBRANCE OR SYMPATHY.  I picked this theme because today is Armistice Day which commemorates the end of the First World World.  It is a time to remember and honour all those who lost their lives in that war, and the many more that have followed and are still going on.  I made a sympathy card for the challenge and incorporated poppies in the design:

Thinking of You - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

Stamps: Stampin' Up! - Pleasant Poppies, Heartfelt Sympathies; Stampers Anonymous - Tim Holtz's Crazy Talk
Inks: Versafine - Onyx Black
Dies: Die-namics - Zig-Zag Stitched Ovals STAX #4 and #5
Accessories: White Lustre Card; SU Card/DP - Basic Black; Copic Markers


I kept this really clean, simple and elegant.  I stamped the poppies on white card, coloured them with Copic markers and cut them out with a scalpel.  I die cut a couple of mat layers in black and adhered the poppies to the design paper.  I stamped the sentiment in black directly on the card.  On the inside I cut a mat layer of black card and on the white panel added a sentiment and some more poppies.

Thinking of You inside - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

Our Guest Designer this month is Vicki of Stamp Smiles and she has made a really lovely card for the challenge.  And the rest of the team have come up with a lovely selection of projects too.  Do drop by and leave them all some comments.

It's always a good idea to have a few sympathy cards in your stash as they can be difficult to make.  Don't forget you don't have to make a card - you can make any kind of papercraft project with a masculine feel.  That's all for today.  Bye for now!

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6 comments:

*Vicki* said...

Deborah, this is such a lovely design! I love the black oval frame with the gray newsprint background which really makes those poppies stand out beautifully!! Nicely done! Hugs & Smiles - *Vicki*
My Blog: Stamp Smiles

Jane said...

So we had similar ideas! Always love poppies for any occasion, but this is one time when men accept flowers as important. Fab card Deborah.

Rocky said...

The poppies look great on a script background, love them.

Mac Mable said...

Loving the colours and the layout. Beautiful and gorgeous card and perfect for the theme/sentiment x

Cathy Potosky said...

What a lovely card. Love the frame. This would make a great entry over at Emerald Creek Dares Challenge for Remember the Fallen!

Louise van Vuren said...

Love the red of the poppies against the script, really apt for the occasion and I agree, very elegant. The inside stamping is perfect too. Great choice of theme for this challenge and super card
Louise xx

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