Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Lest we Forget

Today is Anzac Day here in New Zealand and Australia.   It is to honour the soldiers of the Australian and Zealand Army Corps who fought in Gallipoli in 1915.  My husband got up this morning to go to the Dawn Service.

Here is an Ode that is often read at these services.

They shall grow not old,
As we that are left grow old,
Age shall not weary them,
Nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun,
And in the morning
We will remember them.

The Ode comes from ‘For the Fallen’, a poem by the English poet and writer Laurence Binyon

And now a card I made the other day when I saw Martha and Tina's challenge between themselves.   They challenged each other to use the same stamp and patterned paper.   The stamp is a rose from the Two Birds set from Hero Arts.

Roses inpsired by Tina & Martha

Used PP (Authenique ~Splendid) and stamped the rose in Rich Cocoa Momento.  Coloured with Copics and then painted with some watered down Iridescent Medium.  Gives it a real shimmer. Added some seam binding and some gems.  Sentiment from Kaisercraft.

Hope the rest of your week is good.


MaxineD said...

Dawn this is gorgeous - love the shimmer on the flowers and the pearls are a beautiful detail.

paula said...

Dawn your card is stunning! I love it, it looks so pretty. I also love the passage from the poem. Thanks for posting it. I hope you had a good day xoxoxoxo

Isha said...

Stunning card Dawn. You ROCK this stamp.

Jackie Rockwell said...

Lovely card Dawn! I need to get started on my Mother's day cards TODAY!!!

Virginia L. said...

Beautiful post for this day!! Love your Mother's Day card, Dawn!Perfect use of stamp and elements!

joy said...

What a pretty card - I love that rose and the way you've paired it with some black patterned paper. Pin and black are just gorgeous together.

And, thanks also to YOU for visiting and commenting on my blog, Dawn!

Jay Gee said...

Lovely card Dawn, that shimmer is really gorgeous. I am loving your pearl placement too :)

Maureen Morton said...

What a lovely combo of stamp and paper, Dawn! You have put together another beauty.

Elizabeth Allan said...

Beautiful tribute at the beginning of your post Dawn!! Lovely Mother's Day card!

Greta said...

What a beautiful card, Dawn! Love all the details.

Suzanne C said...

What a lovely Mother's Day card. Love those roses! What a lovely tribute and poem!