Hi Everyone, I have been delighted to be asked to make a card to accompany Gill Reeds poem's, so today I am using one artist and one of Gill's poems. I'm happy to show them off, they are written for her and her family's enjoyment. As usual the card is first. I have a LOT of Elizabeth Dulemba images, they always seem to relevant for what I want to do and I should use more of them. very difficult when I'm a digi collector! And now venturing into stamps!
Anyhow, I used images that I felt were associated with the poem, I hope you think so too and Gill of course LOL. I could have used more, but refrained, hahaha
I printed the images onto the card, with the girl printed separately. I then painted them with Distress inks, added glitter and white Posca pen to add a few highlights. I used a stencil to add stars and used clear glitter embossing powder for them.
I had decided to have the girl as a separate image and I added her with a little piece of card scored and cut to size, for her to sit against. This will go to my GG Niece. (I have photos of her sitting like this.)
colouring - Distress inks
glitter - asstd makes
sentiment - mag freebie
ink - Whisper inks (Years old)
stencil - Julie Hickey
embossing ink - Dovecraft
embossing powder - WOW clear sparkle
showing the box I created for her to stand out
showing the glitter
Now for Gill Reed poem, I think it could be made into a children's book and illustrated, it's such a wonderful story.
Do Animals Have Christmas?
“Do animals have Christmas?” Jemima asked one day,
Her Mum and Dad and Grandma, really couldn’t say.
“They need to have a Christmas, with lots of special treats,
I’m going to write to Santa,” – she used up several sheets.
When Santa got the letter, he Ho-ho-hoed like mad,
To fulfil a child’s request, he’d never been so glad.
“The birds must have a Christmas tree,” Jemima’s letter said,
“It must be trimmed with tasty bites, like bacon, seeds and bread.
Duck’s pond is frozen very hard, he looks quite frail and old,
A beak and feather warmer would cheer him up tenfold.
The Fox’s tail is knotted, dull and never clean,
A brush or comb would help, to bring back its lovely sheen.
The squirrel has a problem, she can never find her nuts,
She needs a map to guide her, or perhaps some storage huts.
Woolly socks for Hedgehog, to keep him warm at night
And peanut cake for badger - big enough for lots of bites.
There are lots of little creatures who live outside my door,
All of them may need my help and I hate to ask for more,
But if I could have an insect house, bat box and feeder too,
I stand a chance of making, all their dreams come true.”
On Christmas day Jemima woke, as day had turned from night.
She rushed downstairs and out the door and much to her delight,
Fox and Duck and Squirrel were waiting by her door,
Badger ambled over and lifted up his paw.
Hand and paw together they went to find the tree,
It was the very best of things the friends would ever see.
All the boughs were covered in the finest bird food spread
And underneath the tree were gifts, and tracks of Santa’s sled.
Hedgehog woke up specially, and was first to find his gift,
“This is a glorious morning and should never have been missed.”
Countless birds then drifted in and breakfasted in style,
And all the time Jemima’s face, had the biggest smile.
The animals had fun that day, Jemima had the best,
How much they liked their gifts from her, she never would have guessed.
With bat and insect boxes, feeders bright and new
Jemima knew that Santa, had made their dreams come true.
But just before she had to leave, she saw beneath the tree
Another gift addressed to her, with note, “Please open me.”
There in soft and downy bed a golden acorn lay,
Inscribed for her, “With all our love, and thanks for Christmas Day.”