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Tuesday, 18 January 2011

Inspired by a poem

This week the challenge over at Try It On Tuesdays is a Free Choice of project, card, tag, scrapbook page etc.

But, it must be inspired by a poem, which we ask you to include somewhere in your post to share it with everyone.

My piece is inspired by 'If' a poem by Rudyard Kipling. It is spread over a couple of pages in a journal [ a new venture for me]. I used a variety of stamps for the background and used mainly Teabag and Vintage photo distress inks to colour. The main images are by Elusive images and Paper Artsy.

The poem is written in full on the page, but here is the last verse which is my very favourite part.


If you cantalk with crowds and keep your virtue,

Or walk with kings-nor loose the common touch,

If neither foes noe loving friends can hurt you.

If all men count with you, but none to much,

If you can fill the unforgiving minute

With sixty seconds'worth of distance to run,

Yours is the earth and everything that's in it,

And-which is more-you'll be a man my son!

by Rudyard Kipling

Please pop over and see the super examples at TioT and thankyou for calling to see mine.

p.s. still having blog problems and cannot get a new background up and running.


  1. Hi Yvonne, lovin' your journal pages, It looks daunting to me having to cover so much space, I only know nursery rhymes guess I'll have to have a think about this challenge to see what I can come up with....if your still having probs you could email my son, hes a bit of a whizz with the techno stuff he may be able to help

  2. Love your journal page Yvonne and the poem is brilliant. xx

  3. This is a beautiful journal page Yvinne... well done! Love the poem too.... an old favourite.

  4. Great journal pages Yvonne, its such fun isn't it... Personally I like the way your blog is as can see your photos a lot clearer and they appear to be larger as well, which is always a bonus when looking at your beautiful work. Annette x

  5. Love that Poem Yvonne and your journal page is fab, I have not tried journalling yet, don't think I have the imagination !

  6. Beautiful poem and fabulous journal page Yvonne. Glad to see you're still with us!
    Much Love
    x Michelle

  7. Excellent pages to surround a beautiful poem!

  8. One of my personal favourite poems too Yvonne. Your journal page is fab, not thought to try journalling yet. I am so sorry you are still having blog problems, I do hope in time they
    are sorted. Hugs Caz.

  9. Such a lovely journal page Yvonne and the poem is lovely too, I can see where your inspiration came from. I must have a go at this journalling sometime, it looks great.xx

  10. Love your journal page Yvonne. Very grown up compared to what I have tried to do. I'm gonna have to start again lol!
    Anne x
    PS thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a comment.

  11. this is so stylish and cool!

    hugs and kisses from germany,
    silvi xoxo

  12. Fabulous peom meggy may and what a great creation love the sepia look Hugs Elaine