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ANZAC Dawn scrapbooking, JAI #422

I have never been a scrapbooker but every now and then I have a go. 
This beautiful photo means a lot to me.
The colours of dawn are beautiful. But the image calls me to remember the Courage, the Honour and the Sacrifice which represent the lives of so many, and which have been given for us that we may enjoy this life in this beautiful country.

The watercolour panel is painted with Real Red, Calypso Coral and Powder Pink, with a hint of Night of Navy at the top.
The white base has been coloured with Sahara Sand and a sponge roller, and I hope it has a slightly uneven feel to it, like sand in the desert. The embossing paste has been coloured with Sahara Sand ink and applied over the middle eastern looking mask. I figured the sand colour was appropriate.
I stamped the sentiment onto one of the labels from the Delightfully Detailed Memories and More pack as I loved the coral Watercolour effect. The font is quite lovely from Make a Difference.
And while the Amazing You (saleabration) stamp set is retired I thought the flower most resembled a poppy from all the flower images I have purchased over the years. The sunrays from that set also remind me of the Rising Sun Badge of the Australian Army. 
The poppies are heat embossed with black and the rays with gold. It was very relaxing to paint all the poppies and they were then hand cut and placed as a field. One day I would like to go the fields of France to pay my respects.
One other subtle element is the compass N-S-E-W (from the retired Wherever You Go) which I have stamped in versamark only on background- to represent all the places in the world where Australians have served.
Lest We Forger is stamped in Navy onto Sahara Sand using Labeler Alphabet.

Thanks for looking today.
I enjoyed this challenge.
I hope your week has some time for creativity. 
and remember

"don't just post online,
Post something pretty!"


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  1. Oh my this is a beautiful layout Liz! I love the contrast of those beautifully vibrant poppies with the tone on tone texture of the embossing paste pattern. Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink this week.

  2. Such a beautiful layout Elizabeth! You've really captured the sacredness and the sentimentality of the day! The spray of poppies across the page are a beautiful contrast to the white background layer. Thanks for playing along and supporting us this week at Just Add Ink. Rochelle xo

  3. This is such a beautiful layout, Liz and you’ve captured the feel of ANZAC day so beautifully. I love how you’ve replicated the morning dawn sky in your background and the classic feel of the embossing paste panels and sea of poppies is stunning. Thanks for sharing with us at Just Add Ink this week.

  4. This is a really lovely layout - there are so many aspects of it that I love. A wonderful tribute. Stunning photo....I love how the light plays on the men in the photo, perfect. The dawn starting to break is perfect and I love how you have reflected that on the pages. Lovely elements. Chantell Just Add Ink

  5. Absolutely breath taking layout, Liz. I adore your field of poppies and how each element on the page has significant meaning - the rising sun, sand, and compass. Love that the water coloured panel aligns perfectly with the stunning colours captured in the sunrise. Amazing work, Liz. Thanks for sharing your creativity with us at Just Add This Week xx


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