Monday, 21 May 2012

Card Challenge Week 21/”Feed'st thy light's flame”

The card challenge as ever by Natty, thank you.
I was a bit bemused this evening as what to do for the challenge of ‘use a recently learned technique’. I don’t believe I have learned something recently. However, I did pinch the micropore tape from the first aid kit to make my own washi tape. I wasn’t wild about the result and I had many other scrappy jobs I should have been attending to so I left it. I did use the tape though, plain and unaltered and I loved the effect. Lovely soft texture, able to see patterns below and can stamp and write on it. I doubt it will make it back to the first aid kit.
I am not too happy with it, it’s too flat, but it will be fine for a quick card if needed.
I didn’t have much time tonight either which hasn’t helped with the mojo.
Today, the Olympic Torch Relay came through the village where I work and to the town where I live Smile It really was magic, I was so sad to not be with my boys watching it. I was very sorry not to see Jonathan Edwards do his leg of the relay, he used to live in our town and he was so emotional he was crying and couldn’t speak to start with. Awww.
So by the time I got home and they all watched my footage and I had watched their footage, (Mum very kindly helped out with Ali’s class walking them there, helping out and walking them back), it was gone 8pm! She took loads of footage and photos which no doubt will feature on a layout soon.
Trying to find a Shakespeare link hasn’t been so easy this week, I couldn’t think of one for a start. So I searched ye olde internet for a reference to flame and this is what I found.
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From fairest creatures we desire increase,
That thereby beauty's rose might never die,
But as the riper should by time decease,
His tender heir might bear his memory.
But thou, contracted to thine own bright eyes,
Feed'st thy light's flame with self-substantial fuel,
Making a famine where abundance lies,
Thy self thy foe, to thy sweet self too cruel.
Thou that art now the world's fresh ornament,
And only herald to the gaudy spring,
Within thine own bud buriest thy content,
And, tender churl, mak'st waste in niggarding.
    Pity the world, or else this glutton be,
    To eat the world's due, by the grave and thee.

–William Shakespeare
Sonnet 1. It’s meaning and context has very little to do with the Olympic Torch Relay, but never mind! The point at which I decided to go with it was when I read “Thou that art now the world’s fresh ornament,”. That just happens to be Suzie’s photo prompt of the day for those of us that are following that challenge. Ornament. So I think it is the right quote for today.


  1. I believe my English is decent, it's when I start reading Shakespeare that I have some serious doubts, lol !
    Masking tape is fantastic for making own washi tape. xx

  2. Yes, I like that one! I love this idea - it gives me some lovely words to remember during the day..

  3. What a great idea to use micropore tape for Washi. Will definitely give it a go. :o) Another super card, Jen.
    Sue x


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