Thursday, April 01, 2010

In You, O Sacred Flowers... Scrap that Poetry #12

Hello everyone! Today I have a page to share with you based on Scrap That Poetry's new poem: An Easter Flower Gift by John Greenleaf Whittier
O dearest bloom the seasons know,
Flowers of the Resurrection blow,
Our hope and faith restore;
And through the bitterness of death
And loss and sorrow, breathe a breath
Of life forevermore!

The thought of Love Immortal blends
With fond remembrances of friends;
In you, O sacred flowers,
By human love made doubly sweet,
The heavenly and the earthly meet,
The heart of Christ and ours 

Here is how it inspired me...
Since my girls are my sacred flowers the following line struck a fond note in my heart and served as my inspiration for this one...  
In you, O sacred flowers,
By human love made doubly sweet

To create this layout:
1) start with a kraft base, stamp butterflies in a row, slightly off center to the left side of the page
2) cut patterned paper to 6"x12" and adhere to kraft (cover 1/2 of the stamped butterflies)
3) sew left edge of paper and layer borders on right side
4) stamp butterflies on photo and patterned paper
5) adhere photo to paper from mat stack and adhere to page
6) journal on chipboard tag and adhere to page
7) embellish with flowers and add title with stickers

If this poem inspires you in anyway, we'd love for you to join us! To play along, just upload a photo of your project and link it in the comments section here.

Also, STP will be participating in a Spring Challenge Blog Hop featuring Practical Scrappers, STP, The Cuttlebug Spot, 365 Cards, Pile It On and Sketchy Thursdays starting April 12th! Join us for the fun!

Products used: patterned paper, stamps, flowers (Prima); die cut borders, photo mat (Artsy Urban collection by g.c.d Studios); kraft (DMD, inc.)

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