Saturday, October 16, 2010

Scrap That Poetry Challenge #26

Happy Saturday Everyone!
We are very glad here to see Friday gone....not just because of the end of the working week but yesterday the North East of Victoria was hit yet again by HEAPS of rain and flooding! This time we were amongst the stress and excitement having the SES out to the house to sand bag and the creek becoming the new section of the Murray River (yet again!)
I am happy to say that all is OK here but the weather has returned to winter again and the clouds have started to roll in filled with rain......fingers crossed. Our thoughts go out to all of those affected by the floods.
On a much more exciting very first layout as Design Team Member has been revealed on the Scrap That Poetry blog. The poem for this challenge is 'There Is Another Sky.' It is a beautiful poem.
As soon as I read this poem, especially from 'Here is a brighter garden,' I thought of my Pop's garden. Sadly, in March this year my Pop passed away. He lived in the Hunter Valley and loved his garden. He had a beautiful garden with every sort of flower you could think of. Hence the photo taken in my Pop's garden.
I have only ever created a layout of a photo with no people as the subjects once before so I really enjoyed using a landscape as my inspiration.
I have been a bit addicted to making my own paper flowers at the moment. Although it was fiddly, I am so happy with the end result. I wanted to use lots of different flowers to represent Pop having such a variety in his garden.
Make sure you pop on over to the Scrap That Poetry blog and check out all of the great inspiration from the other design team members and why not put together an entry yourself to upload!!
Have a lovely rest of the weekend,


Kellyanne said...

Oh Mel! You are so very talented - a truly gifted teacher, who has such a loving & caring approach to our little ones, but who is also passionate about her family and scrap booking! I love this entry and, as you know, love gardening - it is very special that your Pop was your inspiration.

Take care Mel, and let's catch up soon.


PS: Now going to check out the Scrap that Poetry blog...

Lynne said...

Well done Mel, I love your layout and am sure that many will be inspired by it. am You should be very proud of yourself. I am very proud of you and your achievements. Love Mum

Joanne Caird said...

A wonderful Layout Mel and all those flowers!!!

Nikki xx said...

Gorgeous layout Mellie :):):) I love all of your beautiful hand made flowers and such a special photo too:) xxx

Jenn Seymour said...

Your a freak!! I can't believe u made those flowers..........It looks amazing. Love the photo too :) I want to see the entire layout bigger, can u email me the photo??