Wednesday, 12 November 2008

Armistice Day Tag


Every year I try to get to a Rememberance Sunday service - this year I went to the one in our village where the names of the local men who died fighting in both World Wards are read out and small crosses are laid in memory of each one. Then yesterday I made time to watch the Armistice service from Whitehall in London as I knew it was going to be a special event.

Overseas visitors may not know that there are only 3 surviving men (aged 112, 110 and 108) from the First World War in Europe, they all happen to be British and also happen to represent each of the three forces. These incredible men were the focal part of the ceremony - at 11am, just before the observed silence, they were pushed in their wheelchairs to the War Memorial in Whitehall, each carrying a wreath to be laid. Harry Allingham at an incredible 112 years old is the only surviving soldier who fought in the trenches. Incredibly frail, he still insisited in laying his wreath. It was incredibly moving.

The ArtyGilrz challenge this week is to take inspiration from another blog for your project. I recently read my dear friend Susie's post using the bandana technique and wanted to try it. The service then inspired me to create a Rememberance Day themed project, I think it is so important to remember all those who have given their lives in conflict and also all those who serve for their country.

The bandana technique is simple and fun, the key ingredient being a white gel pen. I used Papertrey Ink's Remember set for the images and sentiment. The poppy head is cut out and mounted with dimensionals then dotted with black diamond stickles in the centre.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you are inspired to create something today.

Recipe
Stamps - Remember (Papertrey Ink)
Ink - Pretty in Pink/Real Red/Bravo Burgundy/Basic Black (All SU)

Other - tag/ white gel pen/fibres (Basic Grey)/blending tool (ranger)

14 comments:

Vickie said...

Beautiful tag for a day of rememberance.

Sue McGettigan said...

Kate that's totally ADORABLE!! Love your bandana, and the sentiment of the tag is just perfect! How amazing that those three gents have survived for so long, it's really touching to think what they've been through in their time on the planet.

crissi said...

Beautiful tag Kate the poopy is lovely.

Thanks for joining in with the Arty Girlz challenge.

crissi xx

Linda (UKS Gadget Monkey) said...

What a gorgeous tag, my Grandad died on Rememberance Sunday which was actually Armistice Day, 13 years ago, so that day is special to me...

Anesha said...

Beautiful tag!! THanks for the comment on my blog. Sorry have not posted the cards will do this weekend.

Jo said...

Beautiful Kate and I have to shamefully say I didn't know there were only three men still alive from the war....very touching
Jo x

Ikki said...

Hi Kate, I watched the service too and you are right it was very moving. Your tag is just lovely. Well done, not only for the tag but for your posting. We must not forget! Ikki x

PS have posted GOSH cards, they should be with you soon.

Alexandria said...

This is a great tag! I love the fiders on the top!

Wendy B said...

Hi Kate.........love your blog....just joined the Sisterhood and wanted to say hey.

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Kathryn said...

GORGEOUS tag -- Love the colors!!

I'm Kathryn and just joined Sisterhood #26 -- Looking forward to getting to know you better! :)

Dawn said...

Beautiful tag so appropriate Kate

Stitchinwitch said...

That is beautiful

Julie said...

WOW Your tag is stunning Kate!!

Thanks for joining in with the Arty Girlz challenge

Julie xx