Good Morning, friends!
There's a new challenge at the CCEE Stampers blog, brought to us by Lois.
April is National Poetry Month, and today is Poem in Your Pocket Day.
She asked us to create a card using a poem as your inspiration.
Be still my heart!
I minored in English Literature in undergraduate college so everything poetry
or written prose makes my heart go pitter-patter! ♥
For my poet, I chose Nathaniel Hawthorne,
the author behind The House of Seven Gables and The Scarlet Letter.
The ocean has its silent caves,
Deep, quiet and alone;
Though there be fury on the waves,
Beneath them there is none.
The awful spirits of the deep
Hold their communion there;
And there are those for whom we weep,
The young, the bright, the fair.
Calmly the wearied seamen rest
Beneath their own blue sea.
The ocean solitudes are blest,
For there is purity.
The earth has guilt, the earth has care,
Unquiet are its graves;
But peaceful sleep is ever there,
Beneath the dark blue waves.
I could have chosen 100 different poets right off the top of my brain
but really wanted someone with an under the sea theme.
I was very blessed to win the Instagram giveaway
from Peachy Keen Stamps.
They had a generous giveaway and I fell instantly in love with
Thank you, Peachy Keen!
That really mermaid my day! ♥
For my card, it's a larger base of 5.5 x 5.5
as I had intended to add a few of the under the sea friends together
as well as one of the sentiments.
This set is filled with sweet messages and lots of pun!
I colored them with prismacolor markers
and then popped them up on 3D foam.
The sentiment lays flat against the background,
and I added a few enamel dots and sequins to simulate bubbles.
Thanks for swimming by today!
It was good to sea you!
Okay, I'll stop - LOL!
Big hugs, bigger blessings!