Thursday, March 21, 2013

"Hope is the thing with Feathers..." Crafts and Me Inspiration Card

     Happy Thursday... for those of you who want to know where the title of the post comes, it is the first line of Emily Dickinson's poem which I reprinted below.  In it she tells us that hope is a gift for all of us and that it is something we all can call upon especially in tough moments, but "hope" never asks for anything in return... That, along with the fact that April is "National Poetry Month, is the inspiration for my card today for Crafts and Me.

Hope
Hope is the thing with feathers
That perches in the soul,
And sings the tune- without the words,
And never stops at all,

And sweetest in the gale is heard;
And sore must be the storm
That could abash the little bird
That kept so many warm.

I've heard it in the chillest land,
And on the strangest sea;
Yet, never, in extremity,
It asked a crumb of me.

     For my card, I used a Crafts and Me image, "Hope" by Sara Burrier.  You can find this image HERE.   Between the balloon that says "hope" and the bird atop her head, it seems as if the artist might have had this poem in mind when creating this image!  "Hope" is colored with a blend of Copic and Touch Twin markers.
     The design paper is from Pion called Fairytale of Spring-Violet. These 6x6 papers (four on one 12x12 sheet) make coordinating papers so easy and I promise everything you create with them will look beautiful.  It is so hard to cut them up!
     The colored cardstock is my latest favorite, "Core'dinations Distress Cardstock" that I purchase in Joanns- every color is a perfect match for every color distress ink... again, very easy to find a perfect match for those Pion papers!   I distressed the edges of all with Brushed Courduroy distress ink and blender tool. The embellies feature shabby crinkled seam binding and lace from Live and Love Crafts, velvet ribbon from The Ribbon Girls and flowers & heart pearls from WOC. 
    Her balloon got a dose of Diamond Glaze and her dress, hair and wings were glittered with Deco Art Glamour Dust. That's it for me today.  Why not hop over to the Crafts and Me challenge where the digi team is hosting a "Buttons and Bow" challenge!  Have a great day, and thank you for your kind comments!  I will be entering this card in the following challenges"

Vicky's Challenges- Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion- Ribbons or Lace
Creative Creations Challenge Blog- "B" (Balloon, Bird)
Kaboodle Doodles- Bows, Pearls, Lace


13 comments:

Flutterby Trina said...

beautiful! Love the colours! Thanks for joining us at Creative Creations Challenges with out 'B' challenge - remember you can enter up to three times! Good Luck and hope to see you again soon :) x

Sande said...

Fantastic card! It looks like she is flowing on the air! FAbulous coloring and lovely swirls!

Hugs, Sande xx

Carla S. said...

Gorgeous card, Ann Marie! I love the papers and pretty details! Wonderful coloring and design!

Penny said...

Ann Marie, I love the rich colors you used on this beautiful card! Your image is darling and wonderfully colored! Love the design, the distressing, and that great embellies! :^)
Hugs, Penny

Sandy said...

gorgeous and your coloring is divine!!
sandy

Teresa said...

Absolutely beautiful Ann, you really are an inspiration, your colouring is fabulous and your choice of papers and embellishments are always spot on, love it!
Teresa xx

Tine Kristiansen said...

What a lovely card. Gorgeous image :)

Thank you so much for joining us at Sketchy Colors

Hugs, Tine

Kjersti said...

A beautiful poem and a gorgeous card Ann Marie - love the colours!
Happy Easter!
Hugs Kjersti:)

CraftyGirl said...

Fab card and I really love all the pearls. I am very glad you entered this week at LUFP. I hope you had fun!!! See you back very soon to play in another fun challenge. Remember to get the girls checked and remind a friend! :-) Together we can beat Breast Cancer!!!

TTFN,

CraftyGirl
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Tracy said...

Really beautiful card, beautifully colored.

Thanks for joining us at Kaboodle Doodles this week x

JoanieMc said...

Jaw dropping AWESOME!!! Absolutely beautiful card!! Thanks for joining in the challenge for Link Up for Pink.
Hugs
Joanie DT

Lady Anne said...

Fabulous card. Thank You for sharing with us at Lady Anne's Challenges. I hope we see you again soon.
Love ~ Lady Anne xx

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jacquelyn hughes said...

this is a very pretty card i love the swirls and the colours x

love jacquelyn xxx

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