Friday, August 19, 2016

CASology Challenge #211: Dream - 2nd Card by Bibi


Here's my second entry for this week's challenge at CASology. I guess this card won't make much sense if you're not familiar with Edgar Allan Poe's poem "Dream Within a Dream", so I'll post it below my photo.

My my first card for this challenge was inspired by the same poem, and one thing led to another:



Take this kiss upon the brow!
And, in parting from you now,
Thus much let me avow -
You are not wrong, who deem
That my days have been a dream;
Yet if hope has flown away
In a night, or in a day,
In a vision, or in none,
Is it therefore the less gone?
All that we see or seem
Is but a dream within a dream.

I stand amid the roar
Of a surf-tormented shore,
And I hold within my hand
Grains of the golden sand -
How few! yet how they creep
Through my fingers to the deep,
While I weep - while I weep!
O God! can I not grasp
Them with a tighter clasp?
O God! can I not save
One from the pitiless wave?
Is all that we see or seem
But a dream within a dream?
                   - Edgar Allan Poe



When I was around 18, the German band Propaganda used Poe's poem in one of their songs. 


I'm entering my card to this challenge:


Thanks for looking!


 Love,
Bibi



All the stamps on my card are from Rubber Dance:
Face - Collage Mix (stamped with Jet Black Archival ink + Distress ink - broken china)
Dream - Affirmations (same inks as above)
Kiss - Envelope Stamps (stamped with Distress ink - picked raspberry)


Edited August 23rd: My card was choosen as one of the honorable mentions at CASology!!! 
Thank you so much!






15 comments:

  1. Absolutely love your card and the inspiration...a kiss upon the brow. CAS perfection and love it!

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    1. Thank you very much, Mac! ♥ Glad you liked it :)
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  2. The CAS design is lovely and illustrate the words perfectly. It seems you are now a confirmed CAS convert!

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    1. Thank you! ♥ Yes, I think you're right ... I'm getting addicted to making CAS cards. Who would've thought?? :-)

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  3. This is very cool. Love the blue border at the top. Great CAS. Hugz

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  4. Wow, Bibi, and other amazing card for the DREAM cue this week at CASology! (Thanks for sharing the reference - wasn't Poe amazing?) I love the blue pops in your CAS card!

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    1. Thank you, Judy! ♥ Yup, Poe was quite amazing ... :-)

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  5. Bibi! Such a powerful and striking CAS card! I really appreciate you sharing your inspiration too. I really enjoyed listening to the song! Thank you so much for joining us at CASology!!

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    1. Thanks, Hazel! ♥ Glad you liked listening to the song. Now that I've heard it again (after so many years), I can't get it out of my head! :)

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  6. Bibi, this is a true attention getter! I love the abstract design, vast amount of white space, and color choices. Great card again this week! Thanks for playing with us at CASology again!

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    1. Thank you, Deidre! ♥ Glad you liked it! I can't wait to see what the new cue word will be for this week at CASology!

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  7. Popped over to say congratulations on the honorable mention at CASology...I love your clever card x Thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving congratulations too x

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    1. Thank you, darlin'! ♥ My comment on your entry was late ... I must try to pay more attention this week ;-) Well done, you!!

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  8. Coooool, CAS card Bibi! You really got the swing of it have'nt you :-)
    I love those blue eyes btw!
    Hugs, Anita ♥

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