Thursday, August 6, 2009

When I am an Old Woman

I shall wear purple. What a beautiful color to use for a card! This wasn't my thought at all. Our Creative Corner was having a challenge to make a purple card based on the above quote. I love color challenges because so often I end up bringing out colors that I may not normally use.

For this card, I used Basic Grey paper form the Wisteria collection. Ooh, I can never turn down a piece of Basic Grey! The large flower is actually cut from a piece of Wisteria paper. I am so sorry you cannot see it, but I put Liquid Glass on that entire flower. The sentiment is from CTMH's Life's Creation set and the ribbon is from stash.

I am going to take a little creative time off for a bit. That's why you've seen so many posts the past couple of days. Be sure to scroll down! I've got a lot of scrapbooking to do, so I'm going to take some time to organize what I'd like to get done and then get myself in gear! In the meantime, here's something for you to think about:

When I Am An Old Woman I Shall Wear Purple – Jenny Joseph
When I am an old woman I shall wear purple
With a red hat which doesn’t go, and doesn’t suit me,
And I shall spend my pension on brandy and summer gloves
And satin sandals, and say we’ve no money for butter.
I shall sit down on the pavement when I’m tired
And gobble up samples in shops and press alarm bells
And run my stick along the public railings
And make up for the sobriety of my youth.
I shall go out in my slippers in the rain
And pick the flowers in other people’s gardens
And learn to spit. You can wear terrible shirts and grow more fat
And eat three pounds of sausages at a go
Or only bread and a pickle for a week
And hoard pens and pencils and beermats and things in boxes.
But now we must have clothes that keep us dry
And pay our rent and not swear in the street.
And set a good example for the children.
We will have friends to dinner and read the papers.
But maybe I ought to practice a little now?
So people who know me are not too shocked and surprised
When suddenly I am old and start to wear purple.


Karen said...

That sentiment stamp has to be one of my favorites. Great purple card, too, my friend.

Linda said...

Love the purple!

Kim said...

Stunning card. Oh my goodness, just stunning is I can say!

As for getting old, Sweetie, we're like a very fine wine, we get better with age!
I'll miss you in your creative break!
Kim xXx

Laurel said...

I so love it! I hardly ever use purple, perhaps I should try it, your card is beautiful!