We will always Remember...........

Evening everyone, my post today is dedicated to Armistice Day and the memory of the brave men and women who served our country and sadly didn't return. 

My 'Peace' plaque was created using PaperArtsy stamps and paints in creams yellows and toffee. The background has five layers of stamping and paint wash on it to create the hazy effect. My poppy was stamped out three times on tissue paper, painted on the reverse and then curled and layered over the stalk. The centre was stamped separately, cut out, layered over the petals and then I used paper glue and flowersoft to create the texture. The poem and soldiers were stamped on tissue paper, painted on the reverse and then stuck in place so they appear in the foreground. When I'd finished I thought the plaque had a strangely ethereal feel to it. 
PaperArtsy Peace Plaque
Here's the full poem  
by Lieutenant-Colonel John McCrae
I'm beavering away here on the larger projects for next week - they're looking good and very Christmassy :-) I'll share another one with you tomorrow. Until then enjoy your evening and thanks for calling by: -) 


  1. Lovely plaque.....I've posted this onto my USA girlies who, as well as loving your work, adore poppies in the hope they may be able to recreate one for themselves. xx

  2. Beautiful. It really sums up what we all were thinking today.

  3. Beautiful. It really sums up what we all were thinking today.

  4. Beautiful Clare, as always!!! We must always remember our fallen heroes, my husband passed away 6 years ago this month, was in the Marine Corps, did two tours of Viet Nam, and actually died from complications of Agent Orange all these years later. We are immensely proud of our young men and women serving in our military as you all are and will always keep them in our hearts and minds. Your tribute is lovely and I am sure the UK is proud of you and yours. Thank you for sharing.
    Judy in Arizona

  5. A stunning piece Clare.
    The colours & detail really do have a wonderful quality.
    Toni xx

  6. Wow! , how beautiful is this ? loving your work Clare, a beautiful tribute to all our hero's. Thank You .

    Elaine H X

  7. Never thought of stamping onto tissue paper. The lightness of the tissue adds to the etheral effect. As I look at the plaque, it transports me back in time.....
    Susan x

  8. Hi Clare, I agree with you, this really does have an 'ethereal' feel, it is beautiful !!
    Lest we forget .....
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  9. Lovely Clare - lump in throat time for lots of us today

  10. Good evening Clare, I can't think of anything that hasn't already been said or more eloquently put by everyone above. It's a truly stunning tribute to all those that have fallen in service to their country.
    Margaret A.