Sunday, 14 November 2010

A Poppy for Remembrance Sunday

As it’s Remembrance Sunday today I thought I would make something appropriate for the day and which I intend to give to my mum when I see her next.
Rememberance Day Poppy
The poppy was free a digital design download from Quickutz Silhouette where I have a monthly subscription.  As it was free, I don’t think it would be wrong of me to offer a copy of the file to anyone who would like it.
Rememberance Poppy
The centre is a huge silver brad that I have painted with a ceramic paint pen, as I didn’t want to use a black button on this occasion
If there was a crafting tool I would like to buy that I don’t think has been invented yet, it would be a “crumpler” – I love the crumpled look, but I’m not sure how to do it properly, I end up screwing things up into a ball over and over again but often risk the paper getting torn ….. come on Tim Holtz invent something for me – I am a damsel who needs to distress!


rozzy said...

Hi Helen
I love your poppy, I'm sure your mum will love it too. Just thought I'd mention there is a tool you can use…. Fiskars Crimper, Stampin Up have one in their latest catalogue. It works perfectly on the fibres of the card, so much so that you can peel the card into layers. You have to roll it through a few times, but it gives good results :)
hugs rozzy xx

Helen said...

Oooooooo thank you Rozzy, I will have a look and put it on my Xmas wish list!! xxxxx

misteejay said...

The poppy is beautiful.

You did make me laugh with your play on the 'damsel' saying...perhaps Sir Tim will rush to your aide.

Toni :o)

camcraft said...
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camcraft said...

Beautiful Helen :-) I am sure your mum is going to love your beautiful poppy.
I have a crimper somewhere I must give it a try :-)
I have posted some info. on my blog for you Helen re: Faux Suede Technique, hopefully it will give you more ideas with how you can achieve other distressed finishes
Faux Suede Flower
Not sure how to link it up other than add the link within with post. Hope it helps.

Carole x