'What you do speaks so loudly, I can't hear what you say.'
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Thursday, 10 January 2019

I was ‘chuffed’ (to little mint balls, lol) to be asked to do a Guest Designer piece for Words 2 Craft By when I won a challenge there and even more chuffed (sorry, I’m a Northerner through and through) to discover the challenge was one of my all time favourite quotes from Emily Dickinson:-

“Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul, and sings and sings without the words and never stops at all.”

I made a simple card, using part of a Penny Black stamp and a stamp of the above words (I like them so much, I have two stamps in different fonts/designs, but the other one isn’t the complete quote) over a smooshed Oxide background of Spun Sugar and Hickory Smoke.

Please pop over to the W2CB challenge blog to see the fab art the Design Team have created on this theme. I know they’d love you to see you there 😉 and it’s a great challenge if you like quotations.

Thank you so much for letting me join you for this one!

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10 very kind comments from lovely people:

Let's Art Journal said...

Many congratulations! What a fabulous card, I love the quote too and you paired it beautifully with the soft colours and pretty birds - stunning 😁. Wishing you a wonderful day! J 😊 x

Meggymay said...

Congratulations Cath, I love how you were chuffed when you found out this news.
Its a fabulous card and a super quote you used.
Yvonne xx

Sybrina K said...

Hi, Cath! This really is such a pretty card, and I just love how you incorporated this month's words! Thank you for joining us at W2CB as a Guest I-Teamer. We love your aesthetic and are thrilled you accepted our invitation. :)

Celeste Goff said...

Congratulations on the guest design spot this month Cath! Your card is simply gorgeous and I love that it has the exact quote on it! Thank you for joining us at W2CB!

froebelsternchen said...

I LOVE this card!
The Asina touch is so pretty and I also love the Emily Dickinson quote very much - wow even two stams with this quote - you really are a fan of this quote...lol!
Wonderful how the background looks like clouds...so pretty!

Hugs, Susi

froebelsternchen said...

And where are my manners?!
Congrats on being a guest designer there! They are happy to have you with them for sure!♥♥♥

Neet said...

First of all congratulations to you for being asked to be GD - well deserved as your work is superb. This could not have been a better challenge for you to take a leading light in - I know how you love your feathered friends and your quotes. A beautiful card, a beautiful image and beautifully executed.
Well done Cath, this is gorgeous.
Hugs, Neet xx

Jennifer said...

Well done Cath, on winning a previous challenge, and so glad that you agreed to guest design with us for this challenge. You have created such a beautiful and sensitive card, and how appropriate that this is one of your favourite quotes.

Jennifer. xx (W2CB DT)

BobbisTreasure said...

So happy you could join us at Words 2 Craft By! The smooshed background sets off your image and sentiment perfectly. And what a happy accident with the sentiment! Hope to see you again for another challenge.

pearshapedcrafting said...

What a wonderful way to portray this quote Cath - love those birds! Chrisx