Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Valentine Specimen Art

Specimen Art! Who knew? Thanks to blogland, I do! I saw this idea at Embellishing Life. I got right to it. She printed out a bible verse, but I opted for this poem which has several words suitable for highlighting in red.

A White Rose

The red rose whispers of passion,
And the white rose breathes of love;
O the red rose is a falcon,
And the white rose is a dove.

But I send you a cream-white rosebud
With a flush on its petal tips;
For the love that is purest and sweetest
Has a kiss of desire on the lips.

~ John Boyle O'Reilly (1844-1890)

Also, in keeping with the "specimen" aspect of this project, I used little push pins to make it look like the hearts were pegged on that way. Click on the image for a better view, if needed.

I really love how my Valentine's "mantel" is coming along. Stay tuned for one more piece....

7 comments:

  1. Sweet! I need to work on selecting words on my altered book pages like you did here.

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  2. Really cute! You should link this up to my Valentine's Day Challenge going on now! http://lessthanperfectlifeofbliss.blogspot.com/2011/02/valentines-day-challenge-link-party.html

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  3. I love this! It's so simple, but at the same time there are so many interesting aspects to it, it's a really wonderful decoration.

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  4. I love how this turned out! What a fun poem. =D

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  5. Thanks for linking to Take-A-Look Tuesday over at Sugar Bee Craft Edition - I featured you today! - Mandy, www.craftedition.blogspot.com

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