ANZAC DAY 2020: Lots of poppies!

Hello friends! While today’s been a very different kind of Anzac Day, Paul and I have found that we were more intentional and thoughtful about how to participate while in isolation. We began, as many did, by lighting a candle before 6:00 am and placing it at the front of our house. We also displayed a wreath I’d adapted by adding poppies, and we wore some poppy ‘jewellery’ I’d created:

I made most of the poppies last night (which explains the poor lighting of the first 3 photos!). The stamped wreath poppies were made from adhesive backed foam and were super easy to stick on:

I didn’t pre-plan how I’d put the layered poppies together so had to ad lib!  

This afternoon, I thought I’d make a framed picture using some of the remaining poppies so I picked a piece of the Peaceful Poppies Designer Series Paper and selected the coordinating cardstock: 

The paper and cardstock have been cut to fit into an 8″ x 8″ (20cm x 20cm) frame:

I wanted a sentiment that expressed gratitude for the Anzacs so chose ‘thank you so much’ from the Thankful Thoughts stamp set (retired), then heat embossed it with Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder for a  beautiful glossy raised image:

By die-cutting the sentiment out with a circle I was able to position the poppies on the background more easily:

I embossed the white cardstock panel with the Brick & Mortar 3D Embossing Folder and the die-cut cross comes from the Cross of Hope Dies

Here is the completed layout in the frame: 

and the frame positioned ‘artistically’ in the garden! 😉 

MEANWHILE … I decided to get out a jigsaw puzzle that I’ve had in the cupboard for ages. Currently regretting this decision as I’m struggling to complete the bottom third of the puzzle!!

Thanks so much for visiting me on this Anzac weekend; I really appreciate you being here 🙂 If you have any questions please ask and I hope this has given you a little inspiration!  Megan xo

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