Tuesday, 24 August 2010

Inspired by a poem

This weeks theme at Tuesday Taggers has been chosen by our lovely Michelle, and is to find inspiration in a poem. I sat down over a week ago thinking I would get a little ahead of myself with the beginning of term coming up. I got a bit carried away though! Please excuse the wonky photo.
It is based on the poem Silent Noon by Dante Gabriel Rossetti, which you can find here
I started off thinking about the bit that goes 'Deep in the sun-searched growths a Dragonfly hangs like a blue thread loosened from the sky...' so the right hand panel was my first. The border is a hero arts stamp and the dragonfly is a crafty Individuals stamp, used on fantasy film from Crafty Notions. 
The central panel features the poem, which I printed out and over stamped in wild honey DI with the same Hero arts cling stamp I used on the first.
 Then I decided I couldn't use the whole poem and not illustrate the first verse, so I did cow parsley skirting the hawthorn hedge using Elusive Images Wild meadow stamps.
I backed it all on thick card covered in paper from my Artylicious Essence of Nature cd, and made some grunge paper hinges to hold it together. Not perfectly positioned I'm afraid, but never mind. Here is a quick view of the back.
Isn't that paper just gorgeous? So there you go. My first ever triptych (I think that's what they are called!) Phew! That was a long one! Thanks for looking, and don't forget to pop over to Tuesday Taggers to see my lovely teamies inspiring work. Do hope you can join us this week!


Teri said...

WOW - I am gobsmacked - this is awesome hun!
Teri x

Cath Wilson said...

Beautiful poem and beautifully illustrated, Sally. Love everything about it. Tryptichs are lovely to make, aren't they? Your colours and images all illustrate so perfectly!

Tracy said...

This is amazing Sally, your so talented the way you work with inks. I really must learn how to do these techniques. I adore dragonflies and yours is beautiful.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Paula said...

this item really caught my eye when checking out the latest blog updates - beautifully created.

Francesca said...

Suc ha wonderful creation Sally , I love the details and colours

PatR said...

Awesome creation Sally. A lot of time and love must have gone into this.

georgina said...

Love this Sally, not seen this poem before butyour illustrations make it stand out, luv Georginaxx

pinky said...

Breath taking work, honestly Sally, how you think of the things to do with your inks I will never know. Stunning altogether.

chris said...

Hi Sally wow wee! this is soooooooooooooooo fabulous. love it so very much. hugs chris xx

Fliss said...

Wow! This is totally gorgeous Sally - an absolute stunner in lovely colours. Just love it!

Clarky J said...

This is truely awesome Sally your ideas and crafting blow me away each week :0)

Milena said...

Thank you for sharing such an inspiring poem and such a beautiful work of art. I know I say it a lot but you are a very talented lady :)
Milena xxx

Lynne K said...

This is fabulous, Sally, and even more amazing in real life.

Thanks for a lovely day today, (and especially the coffee and walnut cake!) xx

coldwaters2 said...

Absolutely stunning work Sally a beautiful example of your wonderful stamping techniques.
Lorraine x

Kay Carley said...

Hi Sally, This is just beautiful!! xx

Jules said...

Wow Sally .. .. stunning work.

I love how you have interpreted the poem.

The dragonfly section is my favourite. It looks really magical.

Love Jules xx

Clare *Littlebear* said...

Wow, another stunning creation Sally. I love to visit to see what your imagination has been up to.
Hugs, Clare x

lisa said...

Hi Sally.
What a lovely catch up I've had. You've been very busy creating some stunning works of art whilst I've been away.
This one is just beautiful. I love all the diffrent panels but they go together perfectly.
I'm glad you had a great holiday in Wales. What a beautiful photo of you captured by Meg and your walk in Sherwood forest sounds very interesting.
Where have the Summer hols gone, they seem to have flown.
Hugs Lisax

Zoechaos said...

Pure magic so pretty wonderful take on the poem love it. xx Zoe

craftimamma said...

The poem is beautiful and so is your triptych Sally. I know because I've seen it up 'close and personal'! I love the stamps you've used on this piece and the Artylicious paper is lovely too.

Lesley Xx