Sunday, 23 April 2017

Lest We Forget

For my next layout this month as soon as I saw the ARTastic Challenge Blog April challenge I knew I wanted to play along. The beautiful challenge picture is an ANZAC tribute artwork by Kenneth MacQueen called Wild Poppies and I was very inspired to get out my water colours and have a go with creating something a bit muted and with the required 'pops of red'. 

In 2012 we travelled to Europe and hired a car in France. For three weeks we drove around the beautiful French countryside and visited and stayed in many beautiful villages. A big part of this trip was to visit some of the memorials and cemeteries that are part of the Australian Remembrance trail. There was nothing more moving than Villers-Bretonneux and the Australian War Memorial where over 11,000 Australian soldiers 'missing in action' have their names inscribed on the walls. 

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning,
We will remember them.



  1. a very beautiful layout.. love the photo on that paper...

  2. WOW!! this is so beautiful! great take on the challenge!! Thanks for sharing with us at ARTastic!! Anna xo

  3. Love this ! Great take on the challenge. Thank you for sharing this with us at Artastic

  4. A beautiful page and a fabulous take on the challenge. Thanks for playing along with the ARTastic challenge this month.

  5. Absolutely stunning :)
    Thanks a lot for joining us at ARTastic. Hope to see you again next time :)

  6. What a wonderful take on our April challenge, Vija! Many pretty details!
    Thank you for joining in with our April challenge at ARTastic!

  7. V beautiful page and I loved reading the verse at the end. Very touching. Thank you for sharing this beautiful page with us at Artastic.

  8. The paper you have used is perfect for this layout and the photo too!
    Lucky you to visit Villers - Bretonneux. You are right, there is nothing more moving than visiting memorials like this.
    Makes you appreciate their sacrifices even more.
    Thanks for joining us at ARTastic

  9. Love how you have done this layout very effective.

  10. Great layout! Thanks for creating with us at ARTastic!

  11. Beautiful! Loving the colours. Thank you so much for joining us at ARTastic this month.