Some of my regular followers and Facebook friends will know that a fortnight ago Mr Hettie and I went up to London to see the Poppies at the Tower of London. The sight of all the poppies was absolutely fabulous. There were still quite a few to still be "planted" too. The sight was sad and beautiful at the time. Each poppy resembled a life that was lost during World War One. Mr Hettie's Great Grandfather was lost at Ypres in 1917 so it served as a reminder of family lost.
As today is 11th November I thought it a fitting tribute to create a scrapbook layout of our trip in honour of all those men and women who died during that terrible War. I hope you like...
The crowds were massive around the Tower and yet it was exceptionally quiet. The landscape photo shows the moat almost carpeted in these beautiful china poppies.
The background paper is Graphic 45 and I thought the clocks were a good representation of time that has passed since 1914, which incidentally is the year Mr Hettie's father was born.
The poppy in the centre of the TH clock is from last year. The small tag with the number on represents the number of our poppy.
I tore the background paper to share some more peeps of the poppies that were surrounding the Tower.
All the letters were cut using my Cricut and Stone Script adhered using my Xyron and then glossed with glossy accents. Ink used is TH DI Black Soot and the TH die cut clock has a swoosh of Gold wax on. I used a mixture of Bazzill and Papermania black cardstock, and some pieces are from my Snippets box.
As it is Tuesday I am sharing this layout with my friends Elizabeth and Bleubeard with my cuppa which you may have noticed is in a cup that I haven't shared with you before. My sharp eyed friends may recall seeing this on my desk full of paint brushes. I bought it at Gaudi's La Pedrera in 2002 and never used it as a cup. But since I bought my twirly whirly I needed to clear some clutter on my desk so decided to peel the label off the bottom, wash it and use it. I am also taking this to the Snippets Playground.
Thanks for calling by. I hope you like my layout and please spare a thought for those that fought in the First World War.