Monday, 7 June 2010

My friend Sall Set me a wonderful challenge

Sall who encouraged me and helped me when I started to blog, set me a wonderful, but hard challenge I had to make a set of fat squares, using this poem as the theme
As I think of our friendship, I begin to see
Mere words can't describe what you mean to me.
When this cold, hard world has me lonesome and blue
I look up to see my angel, my sweet angel, you.

You dry the tears that fall from my eyes.
You bring me sunshine to brighten my sky.
You rescue me when I'm scared and alone
And take my hand to lead me home.

No matter the miles that keep us apart
We're always together in each other's hearts
Sometimes we take for granted, I fear,
The ones who are so close and dear.

We get so caught up in life and things we must do
Sometimes we forget to stop and say I love you.
If ever you felt I forgot or didn't care
Let me stop right now, my true feelings I'll share.

You're the sun in my sky, the bed where I lie.
You're the home where I'm safe, the field where I play.
You're everything I am, everything I do.
So what I am saying is I LOVE YOU!

the poem is called
Our friendship by
Marcia M. Griffith

I loved the poem, and wanted to do it justice while reflecting my friendship with Sall. Now I was allowed to do the fat squares in any way I wanted so I used material, paper, buttons, lace, fluffy stuff, stamping, gems, buttons feathers, ribbon, hand crafted flowers, sewing on a sewing machine, by hand, modge podge, liquid pearls acrylic paints, Martha steward punches, heat shape punch, fancy cutting blade and cutter in fact a veritable feast of mixed media, how long did it take me? about two weeks lol Having finished the squares I wanted to add a twist so I painted four equal size canvas's in complimentary tones of paint, and mounted the fat squares onto them. Sall I do hope you feel I have risen to your challenge. Sall has a wonderful blog which is well worth a visit   You can also see the challenge I set for Sall on her blog to handcraft a flower, Sall has made a wonderful flower, Sall does not normally do flowers, but she pulled out all the stops and made a beautiful flower.

Without further  ado I present to you my fat squares on canvas...I feel a drum roll would be appropriate here lol

Right is the photo of the Fat squares before I mounted them on canvas



Then after mounting on canvas
                                                                                  I also finshed a card I started a long time ago

I also thought you might like to see this photo I caught of a little sparrow enjoying  a drink from our water feature, to be honest I was surprised I managed to take his picture                                                   


Carole said...

WOW! Alma you have surpassed yourself! Each one is like a piece of artwork in it's own right, and each one is beautiful. I should think that Sall will be absolutely delighted with you!
Well done.
Hugs Carole xxx

SHEN said...

great card and fab squares,love the colors and the textures. hugs shen xx

Debsg said...

Great cards. I remember Modge Podge - now where did I stash mine?

Sarah said...

Gorgeous!! The poem and everything!!

Sall said...

I'm speechless, totally speechless there amazing....i'm going to crawl off and hide now as there is no way I do anything like that

Angie said...

These are beautiful the 'tears from the heart' one and the shot of the sparrow is priceless

SusieJ said...

Fabulous Alma! What a great poem and challenge - you've certainly done it justice.
Sue xx

craftattack said...

Lovely work, Alma, you get better and better! Love that birdie pic, too!

Claireliz said...

They are fab, love the pic of the birdie have a rest :)

Jenny said...

WOW! They are amazing. The sparrow is darn cute too :)

Olivia said...

All so beautiful, you've done a brilliant job with the challenge :)

Hi I'm Maria... said...

WOW another fab work of art alma, well done and just love the card and the photo is so cute... thanks for sharing...

maria x

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