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Jane Gwynn – Lest We Forget

On this very special Armistice Day, we have Jane sharing a very special layout.

poppies 1 - Jane Gwynn - Lest We Forget

She says:

I started here with 12 x 12 white cardstock and used the packaging technique to add some grey to it along with some splatters of of grey and black.  I used the pre-cut cut Paige Evans ‘Poppies’ cut-file on black, and backed the leaves with plain green card.  

poppies 5 - Jane Gwynn - Lest We Forget


Next I used a combination of red brusho activated with Post Box Red Dylusions spray to create depth and movement for the flowers on another piece of white! Then layered the black over to create the overall poppies. 

poppies 3 - Jane Gwynn - Lest We Forget

I gently drew round the file on the background and then stippled red acrylic paint as an added layer behind the poppies. Then I stamped some more poppies onto the background in black Stayzon.  Photo of my great Grandad who served in WW1 is matted on a vintage dictionary page, a cigarette card, a glassine bag and a luggage tag.

poppies 1 - Jane Gwynn - Lest We Forget

Last I added a title – Lest We Forget.  I purposely chose to not use a paper collection or embellishments in this layout, therefore the layout won’t be quickly outdated and will be just as relevant in another 100 years xx 



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Due to ongoing health and personal issues, I’m afraid I am closing the shop for 6 months.  I very much hope to be back but I will only be able to judge this once I have gone through the next few months.  All outstanding orders will go out next week (commencing 15th June).  I will be keeping the blog side of the website going and I may pop up on social media sometimes but I may have to take a fair bit of time out while I process everything and work through treatments etc.  I know that particularly my pre-cut customers will be disappointed and I am so sorry to let people down but sometimes being strong involves having to give something up.  It’s not been an easy decision I can tell you.  Thank you so much to everyone that has supported me in the last 4 years, in particular my wonderful design team.  Seeing my designs on layouts capturing people’s precious memories is something I will always treasure.  Best wishes xx


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