Thursday, October 14, 2010

Theme Thursday - Pink!

Now that I've started doing challenges again, I thought I'd see what today's theme over at the Theme Thursday challenge blog. I saw that it was Pink, to honor Breast Cancer Awareness month. I honestly couldn't think of a thing to do - I didn't think I had the right stamps, couldn't imagine what on earth I would create with that theme. I ended up deciding to play around with some techniques, instead.

While I was rooting around, looking for a scrap of paper to use for my new project, I came across a piece that I'd started months ago. I had just received Artistic Outpost's Birds of a Feather stamp collection and I was having a ball with it. My original plan was to make a banner, spelling out 'HOPE', with the full verse of the wonderful poem by Emily Dickenson.  After almost finishing the first one, though, I totally lost my train of thought and it sat on my desk for weeks. I finally put it away in the 'maybe later' bin.

It was truly serendipitous that I found it! I had kept the pink velvet ribbon with it, but never could figure out where it would go. While I was playing around with it, I was like - aha! It makes a perfect awareness ribbon, and it fits it that little empty spot, as if it was meant to go there all along.

It also gave me a chance to use some of the great products from Elmer's that I received from BzzAgent. If you haven't heard of it before, BzzAgent is a great company that sends you products to try out and share with your friends. You should sign up! To finish of my already-started piece, I used the Elmer's glue pen to adhere the dictionary paper to the background. I then added the ribbon and stamp image of the girls to the piece, using Elmer's glue dots. I have more projects to share with you using the rest of the items in my kit, so stay tuned!

Here is the full text of the poem:

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.


  1. Beatiful piece for such a great cause, and wonderful subtle colour and a lovely image. Lovely poem. Tracy Evans x

  2. Beautiful poem, beautiful card. And that pink ribbon puts a special touch. Lovely

  3. Beautiful art and words - so good to see your work again !

  4. Wow, this is so gorgeous and so perfect! No one would ever know that you didn't originally set out to make exactly this piece. Beautiful in every way. :)

  5. Love the fabric touches here Shelly. It's a gorgeous pink creation.
    (Was just looking at some very old Take Tens -- and saw your page of male themed cork cards...had to smile:)

  6. I love the fabric tags! Your piece is beautiful.

  7. Absolutely amazing! Truly a beautiful piece!

  8. This is gorgeous!! I too am a bzzz agent :)


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