Saturday, 28 August 2010

Lovely as a tree

The challenge on this week's Tuesday Taggers is to take our inspiration from a poem. Given that I love trees, I couldn't fail to be inspired by a poem about that very subject - "Trees" by Alfred Joyce Kilmer, an American journalist, lecturer and poet. "Trees" is probably his most well known poem.

I printed the poem on to a shaped cutout from the Artylicious Essence of Nature CD rom and composed my card around it. The base of the card is covered with matching paper from the CD. I stamped an Elusive Images tree on the top part and mounted the poem along with two tree images from the Crafty Individuals Miniatures book Nature's Beauty.

For the stopper, I cut a branch and leaves from Grungeboard and coloured them with Promarkers.

Here's the finished card. I really enjoyed making this one!


chris said...

Oh My gosh Lynne, this is outstanding, the colours just stand out so much really really fabulous artwork.
hugs chris xx
have a grreat weekend.

Lisa Jane said...

HI Lynn
Could i be cheeky and ask if you have made this card for anyone in particular?
Its absolutey beautiful .. it was my grandmothers favourite poem and when she died she wanted Harry Seacombe singing it played at her funeral...I tried everywhere to get the single and failed miserable and felt like i had let her down.
So reading this on your blog really brought a tear to my eye..
Thank you for that lovely memory
Lisa ;)

PatR said...

Absolutely fantastic card and such a wonderful verse. Thanks so much for playing along with TT this week.

Sally H said...

Wow, Lynne! That is so stunning! I love the shape and the papers and images, oh and the poem is one of my favourites too! Love your branch and leaves. Hadn't thought of using promarkers on grungeboard. Thanks so much for sharing with us at TT this week x

Zoechaos said...

WOW fantastic card, a real tribute to trees love the images and poem the grunge leaf just the perfect thing. Wonderful card for someone special thank you for sharing xx Zoe

debbie said...

Lynne, thanks for visiting my blog and your kind comment. I am so happy you came because that led me to your wonderful blog. I will be visiting you often! Debbie

lisa said...

What a stunning piece of work, Lynne. It looks fantastic. I love the tree panels and the grunge leaves, they really show off your poem. I love it. It's wonderful to see you back crafting again.
Hugs Lisax

Clarky J said...

What a stunning project Lynne - i love how you have put all the elemnts together which make this piece of art x Thanks for joining us at TT this week x Janet