I'm going to start by sharing an Edgar Allen Poe poem to Helen
(which is the inspiration for the challenge over at Quoth the Raven, Nevermore.)
Helen, thy beauty is to me
like those Nicean barks of yore,
that gently, o'er a perfumed sea,
the weary, wayworn wanderer bore
to his own native shore.
On desperate seas long wont to roam,
the hyacinth hair, thy classic face,
thy Naiad airs have brought me home
to the glory that was Greece,
to the grandeur that was Rome.
Lo! in yon brilliant window-niche,
how statue-like I see thee stand,
the agate lamp within thy hand!
Ah, Psyche, from the regions which
are Holy Land!
I am putting this card into the following Challenges:
Quoth the Raven, Nevermore: Quest 7 to Helen
Where you create an offering to Helen.
Crafts and Me: Challenge #81 Embossing
Emboss to your hearts content.
Stamptacular Sunday Challenges: #160 Loaded with Layers
The more layers the better.
Milkcoffee: Lots of Layers Challenge
Layer, layer, layer.
Sweet Sketch Wednesday: Challenge #151
Create from the following sketch...
This is my card...
I took inspiration from the line...
Like those Nicean barks of yore
that gently, o'er a perfumed sea
Stampin' Up Tempting Turquoise, Pacific Point, Certainly Celery,
Bashful Blue and Whisper White cardstock
Stampin' Up The Open Sea stamp set
Close to my Heart Makin' Waves stamp set
Stampin' Up Lucky Limeade ribbon
Studio 112 adhesive gems
Stampin' Up Clear and White embossing powder
Cricut cartridge Heritage
flower dry embossing template
I embossed waves, bubbles and ship.
Dry embossed flowers on the green (I quickly remembered why I haven't dry embossing in awhile, wish I had a cuttlebug or other embossing folder system)
The cameo is my homage to Helen :)