Sunday, February 27, 2011

March- a New Scrap That Poetry Challenge

Anew month brings a new poem at Scrap That Poetry , a lovely poem called "March" by Lucy Larcom:

"March! March! March! They are coming
In troops to the tune of the wind.
Redheaded woodpeckers drumming,
Gold - crested thrushes behind;
Sparrows in brown jackets, hopping
Past every gateway and door;
Finches, with crimson caps, stopping
Just where they stopped before.
March! March! March! They are slipping
Into their places at last. . .
Literature white lily buds, dripping
Under the showers that fall fast;
Buttercups, violets, roses;
Snowdrop and bluebell and pink,
Throng upon throng of sweet posies
Bending the dewdrops to drink.

March! March! March! They will hurry
Forth at the wild bugle sound,
Blossoms and birds in a flurry,
Fluttering all over the ground.
Shake out your flags, birch and willow!
Shake out your red tassels, larch!
Grass blades, up from your earth - pillow.
Hear who is calling you. . . March.

So pretty, and just the thing to get me thinking about Spring on this snowy snowy day! Here's what I came up with:

I chose to use just a few lines from the poem, "Literature white lily buds, dripping, Under the showers that fall fast; Buttercups, violets, roses; Snowdrop and bluebell and pink, Throng upon throng of sweet posies; Bending the dewdrops to drink". Printed directly on my pattern paper, along with my Etsy Inspired Title. I also added some glossy effects to the title, just to make it stand out a little. Used another flower from Precocious Paper,  I just LOVE her handmade flowers! Handstitched X's for a quick accent, stapled ribbon on the photo for handmade photo corners, and there ya have it! =) T

"Anna" qualifies for the following challenges:
-Scrap That Poetry poem
-Scrap Whispers color scheme
-Etsy Inspired Challenge title
-Scrapbookers Anonymous use X's
-All Sorts handmade flowers
-Page Maps sketch


  1. wow, you really did a great job incorporating a lot of challenges. cute photo and love how you used all the x's along the top and bottom as an accent. Thanks so much for playing along with us at Scrapbookers Anonymous. =)

  2. Gorgeous LO!

    Thanks for playing EtsyInpired this week!

  3. Such a pretty LO, love the photo corners and your hand stitched X's . Thanks for joining us at Scrapbookers Anonymous. Hope to see you here again in March.xxxx

  4. First off, I love the name of your blog---one of the best movies of all TIME!!! This is a lovely and very feminine layout! Love the flower!! Thanks for playing EIC with us this week!!!

  5. Great LO the colours are so fresh!....

    Thanks for making your own flowers this week for the Allsorts Challenge

    Emma xxx

  6. I LOVE your page! Very nice work & thanks for playing with Etsy this week!!!


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