Wednesday, September 7, 2011

CAS-ual Friday CFC18

I wasn't sure if I was going to be able to enter this weeks challenge. I was having a little bit of a difficult time trying to decide which book to use for my inspiration. This weeks challenge over at casual friday's involves making a card that is black, red, and white and the inspiration is to be a book. After thinking about it for a very long time, I decide to use the book "A Light in the Attic" by Shel Silverstein. My inspiration came from the "Eight Balloons" on page 58 of this book. Here is my card--the balloon image comes from Hero Arts Celebrate All CL292 and the sentiment is a Gina K (stamp TV) stamp set and comes from the Follow Your Dreams stamp set. This card was easy and fun to make once I figured out what I wanted to do. Here is the poem that inspired me from "A Light in the Attic" :

Eight Balloons

Eight balloons no one was buyin' all broke loose one afternoon. Eight balloons with strings a flyin', Free to do what they wanted to. One flew up to touch the sun--POP! One thought highways might be fun--POP! One took a nap in a cactus pile--POP! One stayed to play with a careless child--POP! One tried to taste some bacon fryin'--POP! One fell in love with a porcupine--POP! Onelooked close in a crocodile's mouth--POP! One sat around 'til his air ran out--WHOOSH! Eight balloons no one was buyin'-- They broke loose and away they flew, Free to float and free to fly And free to pop where they wanted to.

Author: Shel Silverstein, "A Light in the Attic", page 58

I didn't have room to stamp 8 balloons; that is why there is only 6, but the poem was a great inspiration. Thanks for stopping by and I do appreciate the comments. Have a wonderful week.


Sue said...

Great Poem Sue, and lovely card.

Michele Gross said...

Love your inspiration and your interpretation. Really great card!! Thanks for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

Virginia L. said...

Fantastic card, Sue! I love that you took the inspiration from the book! Perfect placements of the 8 balloons! SO glad that you play with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

Laura Davis said...

Darling work!
Thanks for playing at CAS-ual Fridays!

Anne said...

I love the poem that inspired your card Sue! What a fun CAS design here :)

Brenda said...

That's a lovely poem and a great card Sue!