Thursday, November 10, 2011

Cute Card Thursday - Reds for Remembrance

Happy Thursday!

This week, many countries are honoring those who have given their lives serving their countries. In the U.S., it is recognized as Veteran's Day. Remembrance Day is also known as Poppy Day or Armistice Day. So this week, our challenge inspiration is Reds For Remembrance. When I first read the challenge, I was not sure what "Reds For Remembrance" meant. So, I went to Google for information. 

I learned from Wikipedia that the Red Remembrance Poppy became a symbol for remembrance day due to the poem "In Flanders Fields." The red poppies bloomed in the fields in Flanders where many soldiers died during WWI.  Such a strong representation of the blood shed during this war.

So we remember and honor those who have served to protect our freedom!

Paper: DCWV
Accessories: Pearls, Spellbinders Fancy Tags, Tim Coffey Blossomwood

You may see a scarecrow, but I see Tilda with her arms open wide ready to give a big hug. I colored her with distress ink.  

I had these red poppies and thought they were perfect for Remembrance Day.

I used the sketch from Stamp With Fun...

I am also entering this in the Simon Says Stamp Challenge - Poppy Field

Thank you to my wonderful friends who leave me comments! I love reading them and appreciate the time spent sharing your thoughts! Hugs to you!!!


Unknown said...

Wow what stunning colors on this card!!!!! Love it and you did a fabulous job on it!!!!!!

Deeanna said...

Wow what a beautiful card..Dee

Sylvia said...

This is awesome!! I love the way you colored Scarecrow Tilda. Beautiful colors.

Kerryn said...

wow this card is just stunning!! Your colouring is amazing. It's a lovely way to remember those who lost their lives.

Chris said...

A beautiful card Julie and I love your painting, the way you mixed the orange and red, may be a little pink in the dress? It's beautiful anyway and lovely that you looked up about the poppies. Over here in the UK we wear a poppy in our lapel up to and including tomorrow the 11th and all money from the sale of the paper poppy pins goes to veterans here. Hope you're well and have a great weekend. Hugs, Chris :)

cathylynn said...

HEY Julie this is gorgeous! I love that Scarecrow Tilda and you colored her to perfection.
Hugs, Cathy-Lynn

Elle said...

This is beautifully done! What a wonderful piece of art. I wish I knew how to property color straw like you. I wanna be you when I grow up! lol

Karen said...

What a great card! Wonderful coloring too!

Pam said...

Julie...this is a gorgeous card with beautiful colors. Love it!!!!

Christina C. said...

Simply stunning, Julie!!!! WOW..your coloring is awesome and I love the
fabulous details!
What a lovely way to pay tribute to our heroes!

Carolyn L. said...

WOW, what a beautiful card.I love your coloring and choice of papers.

Deb said...

beautiful card Julie, love your colouring of the scarecrow and your poppies are fabulous!
have a great weekend! Debxx

Sandy said...

Julie this is beautiful and I love the colors!

babar said...

I am so much impressed with your work.
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Cordine said...

It's another stunning card!

Mynn xx said...

This is darling! LOVE your poppies--fabulous job! :)

Monique said...

What a beautifull card Julie !

Hugs Monique

Christine said...

Wowzers!! I am so honored to have the chance to stop by and comment on your card. It is an amazing work of art. Your painting is awesome!! The colors are perfect and the poppies give it that perfect final touch!!
Thank Julie for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge blog.
xoxo, Christine