Thursday, April 23, 2015

ANZAC DAY 100 years

ANZAC DAY (Australia and New Zealand Army Corps)

Hello and welcome,

Many of you would already know the 25th of April 1915 will mark the 100th Anniversary when Australian and New Zealand troops landed in Gallipoli.  Australians commemorate Anzac Day every year.  We attend a Dawn service to remember those who have fought and those whom have lost they're lives. Lets also remember those who fought so hard to save the lives of our troops too, the doctors and nurses. Our Heros!  It's the least we can do for all they have done for us.

I have created a folio to commemorate those who fought, which I will keep adding to as I source more information.  Many courageous people fought damn hard and unfortunately many paid the ultimate price and lost they're lives. I would like to take this opportunity to say
"Thank-you." Lest we Forget!

I am also entering this piece into a challenge at A Vintage Journey   'Through the Looking Glass.'
I have used acetate to form the windows on my Tag slide. You will find this on the inside of the folio.
I have also used one of Tim's monocles to peer through to the 1917 'One Penny' which was in circulation at the time of the WW1. You will find this attached to the gold envelope.
In the back you will also find a lovely vintage patterned paper with a matching frosted piece to complement it.
There is a also a Fragment piece with a soldier attached. So there you have it, plenty of pieces to look through.
I have used Distress Stains to create a vintage old look.

My Tim influence, Vintage, Grunge,

Country View crafts   is the very generous sponsor.

One of many Heroes!

Here is one of Tim's Fragment pieces with a soldier attached.

I have used many different papers.

I simply couldn't leave out these gorgeous frames that are from a pack of papers I purchased at Lincraft.

Here lies a letter to our Anzac's full of gratitude. The 1917 One Penny has been placed behind one of the Tim Holtz Monocles. Fits perfectly.

Here are some images of my Tag Slide where I have used acetate with Tim's papers.

Some Uniform Buttons.

Some Commemorative Coins, Envelopes, Ration Booklets Photos, and of course the all important Victoria Cross.

Here is the folio fully open. Don't mind the jar.

Thanks so much for stopping by and making it this far, such a long post I know.
If you have never attended a Dawn Service I do highly recommend it, go along to your local RSL it is truly amazing.

Have a wonderful day!


JackieP Neal said...

Karen, Can I just tell you, that this is over the top Phenomenal!!
I just keep looking and looking at all of the wonderfully interesting bits and pieces you have added!!
I totally love this! xo

Pamellia Johnson said...

Wow Karen, I'm not sure where to start!! This is just incredible and every single detail is perfectly thought out and executed! If I didn't know better, I would say this was an actual vintage piece!! Love it completely!! hugs :)

Julia Aston said...

What an awesome memorial portfolio project - this must have taken you for ever to design and assemble! SO many lovely parts to look over and appreciate - thank you for joining us in the A Vintage Journey Challenge!

Shari Trumbull said...

Hi Karen! This is an amazingly beautiful commemoration of ANZAC Day! All of the photos and embellishments are amazing, Karen. You've so lovingly included so many important details into this creation--Are some of these items from family members?
Just an amazing piece, Karen!

Karen Garrard said...

Thanks so much for all the wonderful comments ladies., they are truly appreciated. In relation to your question Shari....some of the pieces are from The Australian Army, nothing from an Anzac unfortunately. I sourced all the images from the Internet. Karen.x

Redanne said...

Karen, your folio is incredible, I love all the details you added and I enjoyed seeing all the different elements and reading your story too! Thanks so much for joining in our challenge at A Vintage Journey with this lovely creation. Anne x

Annie said...

A fantastic make in honour of Anzac Day Karen. A magnificent heirloom piece to be treasured. You folio is so beautiful and the elements you have incorporated look amazing. Great to have you on board at AVJ this month

TFS and best wishes
Annie x

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

Karen, that is one of the most beautiful and touching creations that I have ever been privileged to see, what an incredibly thoughtful and beautiful remembrance of those brave men who fought to protect us all. Thanks so much for sharing it, it is amazing. Deb xo

Larimore2 said...

Your folio does honor and blessing to those who sacrificed.
I just HAD to comment while catching up on your projects since I've been pinning most of them. Your latest Tags (including April's inspiration to READ!) are show-stoppers!!!
Just now getting my own April Tag the last hours. At least it was DONE 2 wks ago... ho-hum! :)

butterfly said...

What an extraordinary commemoration of ANZAC day - every tiny detail so beautifully conceived and executed - the slide with the acetate-covered photos, the dangle of charms on the spine, the brilliantly collaged pages, and such wonderful metallic touches from the embellishing - a wonder!
Thanks so much for joining us on A Vintage Journey.
Alison xx

Craftyfield said...

This is one make which deserve to be seen and touched in real life. So many details, so many clever touches and the memorabilia is awesome, very well sourced and chosen! A fantastic tribute.