November 11th is Remembrance Day or, for those of you in the United States, Veteran's Day. No matter what you call it, it's a day to to honor and thank the brave men and women who served your country, often giving their lives in the name of freedom.
Until the Sketch N Scrap holiday blog hop, I'd never thought of scrapping Remembrance Day in any shape or form. It's a statutory holiday in most of the provinces here in Canada (meaning we get the day off work) but it's not really a day of celebration. It's a day of quiet, solemn reflection - an important day, but not exactly one that's conducive to creativity.
For my Remembrance Day project, I decided to focus on the poppy flower. I didn't have anything in my stash that even remotely resembled a poppy, so I drew one myself and colored it in using Touch markers and Tim Holtz distress markers.
Let me know how you commemorate Remembrance Day or Veteran's Day. If your country has a different name for this holiday I would love to know!
Leave a comment below, and I will randomly select one winner to receive a special holiday-inspired RAK prize from me. In order to win, you must be a follower of my blog. :)
Contest closes on November 11th at 11:00am PST. I'll announce the winner later that afternoon.