Thursday, June 4, 2009

Father & Son

I found this beautiful poem on Poems For written by Nicholas Gordon. This is so beautiful for Father's Day that I wanted to share it with you since that special day is fast approaching.

A little boy needs Daddy
For many, many things:

Like holding him high off the ground
Where the sunlight sings!

Like being the deep music
That tells him all is right
When he awakens frantic with
The terrors of the night.

Like being the great mountain
That rises in his heart

And shows him how he might get home
When all else falls apart.

Like giving him the love
That is his sea and air,
So diving deep or soaring high
He'll always find him there.

I really wanted to incorporate that poem, or at least part of it, as my sentiment for this card, but I just didn't have enough space. However, there is an entire inside space of the card that it'll fit perfectly!

My friend Joni has started drawing again, a passion she had put on the backburner until her sweet hubby bought her one of those drawing pads for computers. She's drawing again and doing a fabulous job. Please visit her Inktegrity blog to see what she's been up to. There are some fabulous cards already posted from Tammy and Sheri. This Daddy and Son image is one of her newest and I am so thrilled and honored that she let me play with one.

What do you think?

I cropped the image so that I had Dad's upper body with his son. I colored the image with Prismacolor Markers. The background is a coloring page I found on the internet that worked so well with this image of Daddy taking his little man to the park. The sentiment I created myself and punched out using the tag punch from SU! and then finally added a little bit of texture with paper piercing.

I hope I made Joni proud.

Oh one more thing - I roughly followed this week's sketch challenge from Craft 4 Eternity. I can't use it as a participating entry because the other part of the challenge is to use purples/violets. So... since it's such a great sketch, I'll have to just make another.

Thanks for visiting me today!

8 Encouraging Thoughts:

Jaspere said...

I think it looks fabulous!! Love the tree in the background like that.

Sheri Gilson said...

I think you did a wonderful job Mel! I love how you cropped the digi and added the trees in the back.

Janice said...

Beautiful card and a beautiful poem- I think I may have to "lift" the poem for a scrapbook layout!

Sandy said...

This is a great card and very sweet! I think you did a wonderful job on it.

Janet said...

what an amazing card! thanks for still playing with us:) you rock!

Leslie said...

Such a fun card and a great poem. Made me smile inside out. Thanks for playing with us this week. Hugs, Leslie

kareN stampZ said...

Melissa love the poem & the card - very moving.

Ruby said...

Melissa, I love the poem you chose, it's beautiful and I think you did your friend Joni proud! Your card is great, I particularly like the paper piercing you did :o)

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