Wednesday, 25 August 2010

Only a day late this time!

Well a day and a bit I suppose. Had my hands full - of organza and lace.  Have finished 6 bridesmades dresses, six facinators, 3 waistcoats and am now finishing off the wedding dress. The cake (bought and baked by two wonderful friends Margaret and Janet) has been delivered to the lovely Lisa to ice and decorate, I've ordered the gold for the rings, and today have been holding the last of our journalling workshops with Janet. So a little tardiness is forgiveable perhaps.

What am I late with?   Tuesday Taggers of course. The theme is my choice this week and I just love to use poetry as my inspiration so thought one or two of you might like to have a go at this one too.

The stamps are some I bought in The Stampman's sale  and they are fabulous for creating scenes like this one

Painted with Adirondak inks and Starburst Stains to give a little shimmer.
The poem is by Walter De La Mare who's poetry is so full of imagery I just cant stop the inspiration leaping forth when I read them.
Here's how it goes

A fantastic poem isn't it?

I hope you prove me wrong this week, I thought perhaps we wouldn't get many entries for this one as it is an unusual challenge so come join us, take a deep breath and reach back into your childhood memories to find that poem you really loved when you were very young.

Hoping to see you over at TT this week

Oh No I'm Also Late With

A grey day at The Craft Barn

so here are a couple of samples


Inks Adirondack Lake Mist, Pebble (on sale -25%)
Stamps Inkadinkado
Lots of other inspiration on The Craft Barn blog if you fancy a grey day

x Michelle


Sally H said...

You have been busy! You are one multi-talented lady! Hope you will be able to share some photos with us! Your poem inspired creation is breathtaking! I love it! Thank you for such a wonderful theme, especially whilst I'm on holiday still!

Fiona said...

Crikey Michelle, are there no ends to your talents? I didn't realise you were a seamstress as well! Lovely cards, my fave is the heraldic one. (into CAS at the mo)


craftimamma said...

Wow Michelle, is there nothing you can't turn your hand to? I too hope you are going to be able to share some photos with us.

You may have been late sharing these projects but they are definitely worth waiting for. Each one is a stunner! The poem is really beautiful and I can see why it inspired you so. The other two cards are both really lovely too.

Lesley Xx

Teri said...

As ever hun, a wonderful selection of yumminess!
Teri x

Artyjen said...

Now that is being busy! It can be a frantic time can't it? Sure it will all be worth it for your perfect day :)
Super the mermaid poem...not read that one before
xoxo Sioux

georgina said...

are you still upright Michelle?????
You are a very special lady,everyone please note, luv Georginaxxx by the way, they are both wonderful your works of artx

Yvonne said...

These cards are just beautiful.. how lovely is this verse...I am going to try and play along with this one ( if I can find something), been awhile since my comp broke, cam broke,but back now)
Love the stamps you have used on the first card.. just a wonderful combo of stamps.
The other cards .. Greys, how simple, yet so stunning is this. love the one! and I just adore the image on the other card ... such wonderful cards hun xx

Clarky J said...

As always friend you amaze me with your talents and arghhh you did not mention making the rings as well on your ever growing list :0) Looking forward to some relaxing time with you on Sunday - make sure you get your sleep missus!

Lynne K said...

Goodness, Michelle, you obviously have multitasking down to a fine art. Not to mention being multitalented. I love the poem card (great theme for TT) and the gatefold design so that you read the poem and then open it up to see the picture. Wonderful! xx

PatR said...

Michelle you just totally amaze me. Is there no end to your talents? You have certainly been a busy little bee.
Love your cards as always they are fantastic.

lisa said...

I just don't know where you get your energy from Michelle, I think you must have arranged extra hours in the day for all the things you achieve, either that or I'm just bad at organising my day!!
Your poem card is just staggering, I love the colours of her dress and the others are very classy.
Thank you for a wondeful set of workshops, we've really loved them and look forward to doing some more with you sometime in the future. You are two very talented, lovely and generous ladies.
The cake is in good hands and smelling delicious in my craft room!!!
See you soon.
Hugs Lisax

Zoechaos said...

Always beautiful and different work, fabulous challenge this week really enjoyed it. How you manage to get it alll know we will never know and with the wedding upon you even more amazed how you do it all. xx Zoe

themessycraftroom said...

Hi Michelle you are one very talented lady. Your poem card is stunning. The poem is also beautiful. You most certainly have been busy and with the wedding upon you. You are very well organised. Don't know how you manage it all. Hugs x ChrisB