Flanders Fields

Saturday, November 7, 2015

Flanders Fields

Yield:  1 – #8 Tag
Time:  >2 hours
Wet Ingredients:
  • Ink – Archival Jet Black, Watering Can; Distress Black Soot, Frayed Burlap,Hickory Smoke, Walnut Stain
  • Markers - Copic Black; Distress Abandoned Coral, Barn Door, Crushed Olive, Festive Berries, Fired Brick, Ground Espresso, Twisted Citron, Vintage Photo
  • Other - Collage Glue Stick, Glossy Accents
  • Paint - Distress Abandoned Coral, Fired Brick
  • Spray Stain - Iced Spruce
  • Stain - Distress Frayed Burlap
Dry Ingredients:
  • 1 – #8 Manila Tag
  • Card Stock - Mixed Media,Water Colour 
  • Other - Adhesive Sheets; Remnant Rubs - Numbers; Textured Surfaces - Cork; Vial Labels, Vintage Foil Sheets
  • Ribbon - Linen
  • Dies –  Alphanumeric; Hand Written - Celebrate, Halloween, Journey
  • Other - Brayer, Pipette, Tiny Attachers
  • Stamps - Flower Garden, Gridblock, Ledger Script




























In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,

That mark our place: and in the sky
The larks still bravely singing fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the dead: Short days ago,

We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved: and now we lie
In Flanders fields!

Take up our quarrel with the foe

To you, from failing hands, we throw
The torch: be yours to hold it high
If ye break faith with us who die,
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields

Composed by Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae,
at the battlefront on May 3, 1915 

during the second battle of Ypres, Belgium


  1. Love this poem! Great poppies and use of the handwritten dies to make your word up!

  2. Fabulous layering and coloring...the theme is SUPERB! Just this afternoon I created a dimensional fabric pin for Veterans Day using this very idea. Can't wait to wear it to the service at school Wednesday morning. Thank you for such a wonderful tribute to our veterans!

  3. Oh, wow - gorgeous!! Great job and LOVE the poppies! Nice touch adding the poem for explanation of the title and your tutorial is awesome.

  4. My first visit to your blog. I have been drooling since. :) I have recently started a tag fetish too and love reading your recipes. :) This is a striking and amazing tag.

  5. Fabulous take! I LOVE the flowers and the background!

  6. Oh my goodness!! This is beautiful - I love the poppies, the poem, the colors - just all around fabulous!! :)

  7. Awe, your post struck that precious chord of how fortunate we are. Thank you for sharing such great talent and inspiration all the time.

  8. Beautiful and meaningful take on Tim's tag.

  9. Your tag is wonderful, the sentiment and the poppies are amazing! You've got mad skills! :)

  10. So poignant and very beautiful.

  11. Absolutely stunning and a beautiful and touching remembrance, thank you for sharing it. Deb xo

  12. This is beautiful. The flowers came out perfect - what a great idea to layer them! And thank you for sharing the poem that means so much.

  13. Absolutely stunning! Those poppies are gorgeous and I love how you used the script word dies to spell out different words. So clever!

  14. Still love looking at this one.

  15. A glorious version of the November tag - beautiful and moving.
    Alison xx


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