Hello Friends and Welcome to my blog! :)
Today is my PurpleFuntastick guest designer day!! woohoo! :) I love to see what my guests love to do...and today I have the wonderfully talented Carolyn Phillips from http://messmuddleandfun.blogspot.com/ and today she did a beautiful LO...makes me want to see flowers and well I am ready for Spring...getting tired of the germs going around...sigh...but with this LO it gives me hope yet!! :)
Now Carolyn take it away....
I love Spring, and Spring flowers are my favourites. Snowdrops in particular always lift my mood, they are such harbingers of hope. I took these photos and wrote the accompanying poem last Spring but have only just scrapped it. For the LO I used 6x4 photographs, something I seem to be doing more and more. Because they are the words took up so much space I decided to keep everything else quite simple, so I used a green base layer, edged with white ink, a piece of BG paper down one side, and a contrasting green to offset mat the photos. I then took three pieces of chipboard, painted them white. Watched the paint dry which was – like watching paint dry. Got fed up and used a heat gun! I stamped the green flower on each with olive stazon and then edged with moss distress ink.
The words for the poem are:
In the depths nothing stirs.
Cold, dark, impenetrable.
Buried asleep; dead maybe.
Entombed by hard soil.
No light. No sound. No warmth.
Numb now, even to despair.
Alone, ignored, forgotten.
Deep where no one cares.
Where none could reach, One did.
A spark of life, one single breath.
The soil now enriched, an earthy womb.
Shielded, protected by loam.
Not fighting, pushing, hard or harsh.
The shoot uncurls and finds a way.
Winding though the darkness.
Past stone, past soil, past mud and mulch.
Following Light’s beckoning call.
Not knowing where, or why, or how.
A shoot, a stem, a leaf, a bud.
Surrounded by winter, named for cold.
Fragility’s strong pure flowers.
Messenger of Grace.
Thanks friends as always for stopping by....and have a blessed week! :) hugs
In His Love,