When I saw the White With 1 challenge for this month I immediately knew that I would have to scrap daffodils.
The daffodils are flowering in the back yard right now but that does NOT mean that Spring is in the air.
We have had a very cold, icy winter and I am looking forward to Spring and warmer weather.
That's the journalling on the page that uses...
White - dominant colour
with 1 - Yellow
with 1 - flowers (I made flowers out of Heidi Swapp XL ghost hearts)
I used Leeann's stitch and rip technique too. Ideally (I say with sore fingers) one would use paper, but I used cardstock! I like the effect. I love my sewing machine too - Mum (and Dad) gave it to me as a wedding present nearly 27 years ago. It still works fine (if Sophie-Lee doesn't touch it).
Daffodils make me think of an illustrated poem in the set of encyclopaedia that we had when I was a kid. The poem was "I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud" by William Wordsworth.
"I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud"
I wandered lonely as a cloud
That floats on high o'er vales and hills,
When all at once I saw a crowd,
A host, of golden daffodils;
Beside the lake, beneath the trees,
Fluttering and dancing in the breeze.
Continuous as the stars that shine
And twinkle on the milky way,
They stretched in never-ending line
Along the margin of a bay:
Ten thousand saw I at a glance,
Tossing their heads in sprightly dance.
The waves beside them danced; but they
Out-did the sparkling waves in glee:
A poet could not but be gay,
In such a jocund company:
I gazed---and gazed---but little thought
What wealth the show to me had brought:
For oft, when on my couch I lie
In vacant or in pensive mood,
They flash upon that inward eye
Which is the bliss of solitude;
And then my heart with pleasure fills,
And dances with the daffodils.
A whole page in the encyclopaedia (probably under Wordsworth) was devoted to a photograph (if I remember rightly) of a field of daffodils with a tree overhanging the scene. I don't know if there was a man in the picture or if I just imagined him there. So there you go. Actually, it might've been an illustration because I think all the photos were black and white and only the illustrations were in colour and this page was definitely in colour!
I think I learned to read by reading the captions in those volumes. I didn't know where, but there was a photo of David by Michelangelo that Deb and I used to giggle over when we found it. Another page I absolutely loved was a whole-page illustration of the different types of grass - hand drawn and beautiful.
Daffodils are now used to raise money for cancer research. As far as I can tell August 22nd 2008 will mark 15 years that Daffodil Day has been marked in the calendar.
Products:Bazzill; Mont Martre acrylic paint (It was the only one I had in bright yellow!); Heidi Swapp XL Ghost Hearts; Uni pin 0.1 and 0.3 fine line pens; And I rolled Glue Dots! Rolling Glue Dots, which I saw on a video at The Boxx (I think) has revolutionised my use of those marvelous adhesive spots.