Wednesday, 16 May 2007

Art Journal Challenge - Week Eighteen...

I really liked Emily's promt for the card journal challenge this week!!

The prompt for this week:
"nature"

I loved how Emily used a gum leaf! It made me think of how much i love Australia and its ruggered land that is filled with desert, bush, snowy mountains and so much more! The more I thought about it the more it got me thinking about a great Aussie song. I decided to print the lyrics of "home among the gum trees" and add it onto my card!

I hope you like my card?!!


Front:


Back:


Back with flap 1/2 open:


Back entirely open with lyrics to the song:


I've been around the world a couple of times, or maybe more,
I've seen the sights, I've had delights on every foreign shore,
but when my mates all ask me the place that I adore,
I tell them right away.

Give me a home among the gum trees,
with lots of plum trees, a sheep or two, a ka-kangaroo.
A clothes line out the back, verandah out the front,
and an old rocking chair.

You can see me in the kitchen cooking up a roast,
or Vegemite on toast, just you and me, a cup of tea.
And later on we'll settle down and mull up on the porch,
and watch the possums play.

Give me a home among the gum trees,
with lots of plum trees, a sheep or two, a ka-kangaroo.
A clothes line out the back, verandah out the front,
and an old rocking chair.

There's a Safeway up the corner, and a Woolys down the street,
a brand new place theyve opened up where they regulate the heat,
but I'd trade them all tomorrow for a simple bush retreat
where the kookaburras call.

Give me a home among the gum trees,
with lots of plum trees, a sheep or two, a ka-kangaroo.
A clothes line out the back, verandah out the front,
and an old rocking chair.

Some people like their houses with fences all around,
others live in mansions, and some beneath the ground.
But Me, I like the bush, you know with rabbits running 'round,
and a pumpkin vine out the back.

Give me a home among the gum trees,
with lots of plum trees, a sheep or two, a ka-kangaroo.
A clothes line out the back, verandah out the front,
and an old rocking chair.

Give me a home among the gum trees,
with lots of plum trees, a sheep or two, a ka-kangaroo.
A clothes line out the back, verandah out the front,
and an old rocking chair
.

6 comments:

Siany said...

This is such a great card!! LOVE the way the flap opens up!! And those sticker letters look great!!

monique said...

hey!!!!can you hear i am singing love this song mamy

Paula said...

Simply excellent. I love the journalling brought a tear to my eye.

marie said...

amazing card jess one of your best

Jenny said...

Great card! I love how this one folds out with the poem on the inside.

Dani said...

Really beautiful jess !!