Tuesday, 6 November 2012

Color Challenge at The Outlawz - Nov.6

We are less than a week from Remembrance Day - November 11 and I got to choose the inspiration photo for this week's color challenge at The Outlawz. I chose a photo of my Dad in his WWII uniform. The twist is to 'make it vintage'. My original photo was b&w, but the talented Guylou Beland colorized it very accurately, getting just the right color of green in the Canadian soldier's uniform.

Dad served as a dispatch rider in WWII, delivering vital messages from camp to camp on a Harley motorcycle. While other soldiers fought from within muddy trenches, their one consolation was that they had each other. Not so with my dad. He couldn't even defend himself with a weapon because he needed both hands to drive. One dawn he woke up in the ditch where he had slept to find that he was lying next to a dead horse. Most of his stories he kept to himself, finding it too painful to discuss his experiences in the "War to end all wars", as it was called.

I again used this photo of my dad to make my Remembrance Day card. I added a maple leaf sticker to represent our Canadian troops and the handwritten sentiment, "Lest we forget".


Thanks for stopping by and may you have a blessed Remembrance Day and peace wherever you live.

Blessing hugs,
Teresa

PS - This month's color challenge sponsor is Delicious Doodles.

10 comments:

Debbie said...

Your card is beautiful! What a nice tribute to your dad! May we never forget what they sacrificed for us!!

Penny said...

What a powerful story, Teresa! Love the card you made to in remembrance--your handsome dad, the colorization of his photo, the great die cut frame & embossing, and the pretty papers you used! :^)
Hugs, Penny

Desire Fourie said...

Teresa this is gorgeous and very creative. Love everything about it. Wishing you a fab Tuesday.
Hugs
Desíre
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

NanaConnie said...

What a great way to honor a wonderful man, Teresa! Wonderful color choices and beautiful card.

Sudha said...

Its so pretty. I love the colors too.

Sudha
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Berni Cuttino said...

Teresa, this is so powerful. Your dad was a handsome fellow, you did an excellent job in creating this memory for all of us to enjoy.
Blessing Hugs
Berni

Karons Krafty Korner said...

Such a wonderful card Teresa - what a great photo too:-) TFS

Judy said...

What a beautiful card, and so heart felt..really stirs up emotions.

:)
Judy

Shelby said...

What an awesome tribute to your dad! Love the picture and you've definitely captured vintage beautifully

Shelby

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Really beautiful, I love the vintage image and the colours are beautiful
Lindsay xx