Friday, August 25, 2017

The Lovely Couple

Happy Friday everyone. I am glad the weekend is almost upon us even though this is only day 2 of work. Actually it hasn't been all that bad being back to work, but I am  ready to slip back into summer mode for a couple of days.
So I have another journal page for Jo's fantastic challenge at Art Journal Journey.
So this month's theme is Poetry In Motion, so I used a rubber stamp I have to stamp these 2 lines from a Henry Wadsworth Longfellow poem with the same title as the first line of my stamp. Longfellow was a New England poet from was born in Portland, Maine. 

The poem has nothing to do with a wedding. You can read the whole poem here: Longfellow poem. I went just by the 2 lines on my stamp, and this TH found relative couple is what I thought worked well with those lines.
So for my background I took out a magazine page from an old issue of Daphne's Diary that I had. The only coloring I added to it was the brown inky background to make it a little more vintage. I die cut the frame from gold metallic paper, and added those little gold dots. I also used a bit of some clear acetate paper that had quotes printed on it, plus a little white paper lace and a butterfly image. The top and bottom edges of the page are painted and I added a bit of silver tape.
And since there are some birds in the background, I am also linking up to Moo Mania. The current theme is birds.
And I'm going for 3 link ups today. :) The newest theme at Try It On Tuesday is In My Garden, and I think this pieces works for that too. 
That's all for me today. Happy start to your weekend everyone.


chrissie said...

A wonderful art project with lots to look at and admire

Thank you for joining us at Try it on Tuesday

Love Chrissie xx

sheila 77 said...

What a nice use of the magazine page with all the extras you've added.
"A maid of artless grace" - that's set my imagination going, what would she be like?

Rosie said...

A lovely piece of art, Erika.

Thank for joining us at MOO MANIA & MORE.

Have a wonderful weekend

Rosie said...

And I come back to say also thank you for joining us at
TRY IT ON TUESDAY with your beautiful project

Valerie-Jael said...

Glad you have a weekend to ease the start of work.... I remember that poem from school days when we learning about American poets! You made a gorgeous page with the quote! Have a great weekend. Hugs, Valerie

Let's Art Journal said...

Such a pretty and romantic page, I love the lines you chose from the poem and they suit your TH couple perfectly! The magazine page is awesome with what looks like another quote (grin!) and those little birds, and you have created such a lovely vintage look with brown inky background and the addition of the lace and butterfly - beautiful 😁. It's lovely to see you at Art Journal Journey again, thanks so much for joining in the fun! Wishing you a Happy Friday and Weekend!

Anonymous said...

A wonderful work with this nostalgia and romantic style. The quoete is also great!

Nice Friday

froebelsternchen said...

You created a super LOVELY vintage page - great poem!
Thanks a lot for another fantastic entry linked to Jo's theme Erika!
Your first two work days sound not so bad - I am sure you will be in school mood soon again!!!
Happy weekend - relax! Hope you have a good weekend time before the big start !!!!
We have heat again here and our renovation is in full swing ....
oxo Susi

froebelsternchen said...

for joining Moo Mania & More and Try It On Tuesday as well dear Erika!

kathyinozarks said...

Hi very nice art page
Happy weekend Kathy

Meggymay said...

Its a beautiful page and the lines from the poem are lovely.
I was thinking when I read that you had used a magazine page for the background, that I have a pile of Daphne's Diary I cannot bare to cut up, so good for you using them.
Have a happy weekend.
Yvonne xx

Meggymay said...

Forgot to say thank you for joining us all over at TioT's as well.
Yvonne xx

CJ Kennedy said...

Lovely page. I really like the frame around the couple. Very old-fashioned. Enjoy your weekend. Looks to be some gorgeous weather.

Faye said...

Such a beautiful piece, Erika. I love the vintage couple. Pondering what "artless grace" means. So school has started for you again. End of vacation time. Hope you will still have lots of time to create. Thanks for the kind words on my recent post. Today my dear neighbor came over to finish my drainage project. I am so blessed to have someone like him. He used to do landscaping so he knew exactly how to do it correctly. I probably could have eventually got it all done but it wouldn't have been done well.

Dortesjs said...

great romantic journal page this, I now link to your blog so i can follow you more you make great journal pages ;O)

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I really enjoyed this beauty and was so impressed with all the work you put into it, too. I'm loving it, along with the frame and the wedding couple. The kids have been back to school here for their second week, so they are used to it. The school changed their hours and now all classes start 10 minutes earlier. Not sure why, but it creates havoc for some working parents, I'm sure, as well as teachers.

Marjut said...

Fantastic work. Thank you for joining us at TioT.

Jeanie said...

I get mad at myself for buying Daphne's Diary because it is pricey but they have such fun things there. Love how that page worked for your background in this piece.

pearshapedcrafting said...

What a beautiful page! So Romantic! I love Daphne Diary for the things I can use too! So pleased to see that you linked to Try It On Tuesday! Hugs, Chrisx