Thursday, 6 November 2014

Age Shall Not Weary Them

I have a special project to share today. I think it speaks for itself. This is my Great Grandad James Thomas Schofield who was killed near Ypres during the First World War. To commemorate the centenary, I wanted to make something fitting for my mum, who initially knew very little about her Grandad, but has over the last twenty something years made a real connection with him.

This is how I made it

I started with the Poppies mask by That Special Touch. I used Distress Ink to colour the design, masking as I went to minimize colour contamination.

Next, I took a script stamp and used sepia Archival ink through the mask so that the script only appeared on the flowers. 

I removed the mask, cleaned it, then re positioned it. I applied Perfect Medium through the mask and then clear embossed.

Then I went over the top of the whole piece with Newsprint Swirls...

followed by Crackle.

Finally over the whole piece with Gathered Twigs DI

To make the poppies, I used the Spellbinders Build a Flower die set. I cut 6 each of the three sizes of petal, 3 of the star shaped calyx, three of the poppy centres, one each of the centre circle and the asterisk plus a few leaves.

I added ink to the petals.

Then used a ball tool to add dimension

I applied Cosmic Shimmer glue to the calyx

 then stuck the six petals of each size to each of the three calyx.

I made one for each of the three petal sizes and then stacked and glued the three together.

I used a ball tool to add shape to the centres,

and glued them together

I did the same with the three 'ruffles'.

Then stuck them together.

Assemble the flower with the centre in place and the leaves on the back.

Thanks for stopping by


  1. Absolutely stunning Tracy, loved the fact you have done a remembrance card I started mine last night so it was great seeing how you put the poppy together as I was not sure, I cut all the pieces out yesterday so will construct it today lol!. I am sure your Mom will love this.

    Love & Hugs
    Jacquie J xxx

  2. I wanted to know how to make a realistic poppy for Rememberance Day cards. Thank you for posting this. Lovely. X