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!


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!


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

    1. Thank you very much, Mac! ♥ Glad you liked it :)

  2. The CAS design is lovely and illustrate the words perfectly. It seems you are now a confirmed CAS convert!

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

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

  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!

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

  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!!

    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! :)

  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!

    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!

  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

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

  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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