Friday, 21 April 2017

Lest We Forget

Hello all and a warm welcome to my blog. I was abut to head off to bed and the rain started again. I know this means I was going to lay there for ages just listening to it come down on the roof. Yes we need it but if it just stayed away for me to get to sleep and tomorrows game I would be happy. Harley is playing in the Under 15 for the Hoppers now (Under 12 behind him) and Riley has started Boundary Umpiring the Seniors. At the football all day at Newlyn and it would be much better if it didn't rain - Guess that's football.

Anyway enough of that it's time for what I'm meant to be posting, a layout for the challenge over at ARTastic Challenge Blog. Like always they have a beautiful piece of artwork for the challenge.
This month they feature an ANZAC tribute artwork by Kenneth MacQueen called Wild Poppies.  Their criteria this month is to use pops of red on your page. I think I covered that. 

My page only has a little of the blue and I chose to use more of the colours in my photo. I made sure the photo had the blue in it too though. 
Anzac day - A day to remember those who so bravely served and those who give their lives to give us freedom. 

I created my page on White Cardstock with the following products - 
Modeling Paste
Kaisercraft Clear Stamp - Bubble Wrap
Darkroom Door Texture Stamp - Numbers
Distress Ink - Brown (Mixed with Water and sponged on)

Lindy's Stamp Gang Magicals - Steampunk Sepia and Glory of the Seas Gold
  Lindy's Stamp Gang Magical Flat - Rizzo's Rowdy Red
Circle Die
Black Journal Pen
Archival Ink - Jet Black

Faber Castell Gelatos - Gold, Blueberry, Blood Orange and Red 
Red and Yellow Journal Pen
Copic - Black
Chippie Photo Frame
Distress Marker - Festive Berries

Black Cardstock
Weave Extras - Teeny Tiny Letter Stickers
Kaszazz Stencil - Waves Cloud and Curves
ScrapFX Corner Chippie 
Tim Holtz idea-ology Tissue Wrap

I hope you have enjoyed popping in and having a look at my page for the challenge over at 
My family will be marching Anzac Day and remembering the fallen. 
Thank you for stopping in. xxx 



  1. Beautiful!!! Really great! I love your colors and texture. Fantastic!
    Thanks a lot for joining us at ARTastic! :)
    Hope to see you again next time :)

  2. Beautiful layout and even more beautiful sentiment behind it.. I hope your weekend is going well...

  3. I love the background you have done Brenda. And the picture with those gorgeous poppies - wow!
    I'll be there on Anzac Day at the dawn service to remember those who served.
    Thank you for joining in our challenge this month at ARTastic

  4. OOOHH!!! Totally GORGEOUS!!! Love your mixed media work and those colors are so beautiful! Stunning!! Thanks for sharing with us at ARTastic! Anna xo

  5. Wow, this is fabulous. The background is stunning and so is your photo. Thank you for sharing this with us at Artastic.

  6. Absolutely lovely! Your background is amazing too. Thanks for playing along with the ARTastic challenge.

  7. Wonderful page, Brenda! I love, love, love your background! Gorgeous!
    Thank you for joining in with our April challenge at ARTastic!

  8. The moment I saw the layout I was hooked to the background. So many amazing textures. thabk you for sharing your creation with ARTastic.

  9. love everything about this layout. Stunning.

  10. Beautiful colours and photo! Thanks for creating with us at ARTastic!

  11. Oh WOW! The colours are just amazing and such a great design. Thank you so much for joining us at ARTastic this month. :)