Jun 2, 2016

Poppies Memorial and Veterans Day Mixed Media Canvas

canvas 1
We have a fantastic new challenge for you this month at Stamps & Stencils.  Ruth has chosen the theme Floral Frenzy.  I wanted to go big with my flowers and selected my new IndigoBlu poppy set to make a Memorial Day/Veteran's Day canvas for my husband.  I am so thankful for his service to our country and the world.  It wasn't really his dream to become a soldier, but he chose to do the right thing for our family and I am ever so grateful.  To all of those who serve and the families that sacrifice so much - I thank you!
canvas 2
I used foam stamps and black acrylic paint for my letters and painted on the highlights.  I was going to do the entire piece on this brown cardboard, but it didn't work out.  I cut strips instead.
canvas 3
The flowers were stamped onto inky papers and fussy cut.
canvas 4
I went with a blue background to add some life.  I used a Tim Holtz stencil for the stars.
canvas 5
Before painting I glued hymnal pages all over the canvas.  I do hope you will break out your flowers and join us with a stamped or stenciled mixed media project.
canvas 6
I'm also sharing with:
IndigoBlu: May All Your Dreams Come True (For those who Sacrificed their Dreams)
Try it on Tuesday: I Can Hear Music (Hymns of Brotherhood in the Background)

44 comments:

  1. A beautiful tribute, such a gorgeous canvas with all those drips and splats and those exquisite poppies! Stunning work Autumn. Ruth xx

    ReplyDelete
  2. Wow Autumn, what a fitting tribute. Fantastic project.
    Julie x

    ReplyDelete
  3. Ohhh Autumn, this is fabulous - a wonderful tribute to your husbands choice, and a beautiful work of art
    Blessings
    Maxine

    ReplyDelete
  4. Stunning canvas Autumn, I'm sure your husband will treasure it ! Your lettering is amazing and the poppies just jump out at you! Sue C x

    ReplyDelete
  5. Love your big luscious flowers Autumn, how wonderful and beautiful! hugs :)

    ReplyDelete
  6. Just back from vacation...love your poppies and canvas, Autumn! Thank you to your hubby for his service to our country :-)

    ReplyDelete
  7. Oh wow, Autumn, this is absolutely stunning!! The flowers look amazing!! They just pop!! I love the blue background with the stamping and stencling!! The strips with the words are fabulous!! This is truly gorgeous and perfect to celebrate Memorial Day!! Thank you to your husband for his service, too!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

    ReplyDelete
  8. Autumn, what a gorgeous canvas and a very special one to honor your dear husband for his service and to remember the many who sacrificed their lives to defend our freedom and liberty! May we always remember and never, ever forget...especially because the families continue to sacrifice and feel the loss. You've really made a beautiful and touching canvas, and I love the words and that they are on the brown. And the background is amazing! Your poppies are perfection with the color and how you've arranged them. I love them and know it will hold a special place in your home. Hugs, sweet friend! (P. S. And congratulations on being the Verve winner!!)

    ReplyDelete
  9. First off, many thanks to you and your husband for his service, and of course, for the sacrifice you made in being away from your husband as he served. We do not say it enough!

    Secondly, your canvas is wonderful with those bold and beautiful poppies set off by the gorgeous blues in the background. The stars are a perfect element and your words, brilliant! Love this! Big hugs!

    ReplyDelete
  10. How lovely! I really like that the hymnal pages have contributed to your masterpiece. It must have been very heart-warming and meaningful to create something specifically with your husband in mind, Autumn. Thank you, too, for the many sacrifices you had to make so that your dh could keep our country safe and free. love, de

    ReplyDelete
  11. I love your canvas, Autumn! It's so beautiful with your awesome poppies and those stars in the background! What a perfect quote! Fantastic! Big hugs! Branka xx

    ReplyDelete
  12. absolutely gorgeous work Autumn - and so pleased you linked up with indigo blu this month too! Thankyou lovely lady and good luck in the challenge! Hugs Rachel x

    ReplyDelete
  13. So so so lovely Autumn and so full of sentiment for us all. Your blue background and brown backgrounds are both soooo intriguing. Love the hymnal paper, the stars on the blue but really adore the cardboard design for your letters. It's all just stunning. j.

    And with my DT hat on: Thanks bunches for joining "A Beautiful Mess" at OUR CREATIVE CORNER.

    ReplyDelete
  14. A fabulous canvas Autumn, love the colours and the blooms are utterly gorgeous xxx

    ReplyDelete
  15. WOW, this is a work of art, so very beautiful! Those flowers really pop against the beautiful background! Wonderful text!

    ReplyDelete
  16. That's beautiful, Autumn - the simplicity allows those glorious poppies to shine, and the heartfelt words to speak aloud. Wonderful.
    Alison x

    ReplyDelete
  17. Very beautiful colours and a lovely musical background

    Thank you for joining us at Try it on Tuesday

    Love Chrissie xx

    ReplyDelete
  18. Hi Autumn, this is a lovely canvas and the red poppies look stunning against the blue background.
    Avril x
    p.s. Thanks for linking up to TioT and FSC

    ReplyDelete
  19. A gorgeous homage! The rich blues and reds work perfectly together and all the splattery white ties the design elements in with each other so well! Lovely!

    ReplyDelete
  20. What a beautiful canvas Autumn! love both the bold poppies and the bold sentiment!

    ReplyDelete
  21. Just AWESOME! I am always thrilled about your fantastic projects! Thanks a lot for joining TioT's again!
    oxo Susi

    ReplyDelete
  22. Fabulous Autumn! Love the gorgeous poppies surrounding that very poignant sentiment. Great work ! Oin xx

    ReplyDelete
  23. So beautifully made and heartfelt Autumn. Those letters rightly stand proud beside the gorgeous poppies. Love how you have incorporated stars and 'stripes'. Have a lovely weekend. Nicola x

    ReplyDelete
  24. Well done, as always...love the red poppies against that blue background. And the sentiments are perfectly expressed. A card that is an act of love & gratitude, and my thanks to your Hubby for his bravery & sacrifice for our country. My DH was the same way (Viet Nam, navy). None of these young men wanted to leave their families, but they did their duty, bravely, and this should NEVER be out of our minds. I think too many of our countrymen today, don't consider this, and are too ready to toss that sacrifice away. Bravo to you for this fabulous reminder and thank you. TFS & Hugs

    ReplyDelete
  25. Very beautiful and heartfelt. I love the poppy stamps, they are strikingly eye-catching and the red against the aqua is stunning.
    Beautiful work.

    ReplyDelete
  26. This is amazing, Autumn. My hubby and Dad were soldiers and I am very proud of them and everyone else who served for their sacrifices. What a great tribute. Love the hymnal idea and the cardboard blocks look soooo good. Well done! Hugz

    ReplyDelete
  27. A glorious Poppy card Autumn, my favourites and the sit so nicely against the aqua backdrop. Many thanks for sharing your lovely creation with us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges.

    B x

    ReplyDelete
  28. Oh! What a fabulous canvas Autumn! The IndigoBlu poppies are beautiful(going on my list!) You have made a wonderful tribute and I am sure your hubby was touched by this too! Thank you so much for joining us at Try It On Tuesday! Chrisx

    ReplyDelete
  29. Lovely, and love the sentiment. The 4th image down (shows the upper-left corner) has me dying... Omg, that starry-aged-music sheet: stopppitttt. And the colors. Very nice use of complementaries!

    ReplyDelete
  30. Such a lovely tribute canvas ! Autumn that touches the heart . hugs x

    ReplyDelete
  31. Beautiful canvas and thank you for playing along with Things to Alter

    ReplyDelete
  32. That is just beautiful Autumn, those Poppy stamps are some of my favourite ones xxx

    ReplyDelete
  33. Gorgeous, Autumn - and such a wonderful tribute to your husband and all who have served. Fabulous use of those beautiful IndigoBlu poppies! xxx Lynn

    ReplyDelete
  34. Hello Autumn it s always a pleasure to visit and see your beautiful creations. Thanks for playing with us at IndigoBlu challenge :-)

    ReplyDelete
  35. A beautiful tribute! So classy. Thanks for sharing with us at FSC!

    ReplyDelete
  36. I love the colour of your background that make those stunning Poppies jump off the page, thank you for sharing with us at FSC...apologies for the late visit, I hope you join us again in our new challenge....Esther xx

    ReplyDelete
  37. Beautiful project - your fussy cutting is perfect! x

    ReplyDelete
  38. First things first...huge thanks to your dear husband for serving our country. His dedication and sacrifice are greatly appreciated! Give him a big hug from me! Now, onto the show....hehehe. This color palette just grabbed me right off the bat. It is so striking! The subtle background elements of stars and musical notes are just lovely. Your poppies are beautifully colored and that sentiment is perfect. I grew up in a small town where we all wore paper poppies on/around Memorial Day. Just a gorgeous project, Autumn! Thanks for sharing with us at the Frilly Funkie "Let the Words Do the Talking" Challenge at the Funkie Junkie Boutique!

    ReplyDelete
  39. Beautiful in thought and deed. Love how you've used the lovely poppies and the sentiment. Thanks for entering the IndigoBlu Challenge. Kay x

    ReplyDelete
  40. What a lovely canvas, and a very moving reason behind it. Many thanks to Ruth for taking part! Maxine x

    ReplyDelete
  41. Hugs congratulations on your win at Frilly and Funkie! I can't wait to see what your will make for your Guest Designer project! Yippee! Big hugs!

    ReplyDelete
  42. Just stopping by to say Congratulations! Autumn on being chosen as the overall winner at FnF for this fabulous remembrance canvas . Happy dance time :) x

    ReplyDelete