Thursday, October 15, 2009

Scrap That Poetry Challenge #2- Phenomenal Woman

Scrap That Poetry Challenge #2
Maya Angelou's Phenomenal WomanI created this layout using the title and the last stanza of the poem "Phenomenal Woman".
Here is the last verse:
Now you understand
Just why my head's not bowed.
I don't shout or jump about
or have to talk real loud.
When you see me passing,
I ought to make you proud
I say,
It's the click of my heals,
The bend of my hair,
The need for my care.
'Cause I'm a woman
Phenomenal woman,
That's me.
I fell in love with this poem the 1st time that I read it. As a woman, I try to show my self confidence and my love for myself and who I am! I had many verses that I wanted to choose and may still do another layout before the close of the contest... I hope you feel inspired by this poem as well!
I want to dedicate this layout to my mom and grandmother who I feel are phenomenal woman and who helped mold me to be the "phenomenal woman" I feel that I am today!
I also participated in a few other challenges with this layout!
I did the technique challenge on Practical Scrappers by using shaped scissors. I cut the edge off my layout with curvy scissors and then added the border of Jillibean pattern paper.
The next challenge that I participated in was for Crop Addict where they challenged you to use 4 different pattern papers on 1 layout. I used 4 different pattern papers from Jillibean's Kraft line.
Finally, I participated in Design Dollies challenge to use hand stitching on your page.

I hope you enjoyed my page and check out the entire poem here.
Don't forget, you have until October 31st at 10 am EST to participate in this challenge!
Check out Scrap That Poetry!


Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

This is GORGEOUS!!! LOVEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE the photos and what an AWESOME poem! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Jane F. Smith said...

Jenn...this is a wonderful LO, love the photos!...I loved the poem too so awesome for us women!!!

Leah l'Orange said...

Jenn - VERY pretty layout! the colours are beautiful, and the photo is perfect for it. thanks so much for joining us at Design Dollies! :)

Tonia_and_boys_Inc. said...

love the color of the alphas in contrast to the l/o!! sweet!!!

Unknown said...

Love it so much! That poem is wonderful!!! And I love the sepia pics :) Thanks for playing with us Dollies!

Unknown said...

hi there! I'm neeneesparks on the Practical Scrappers boards. I just wanted to give you shout out for such amazing work! Thanks for playing with us and joining in on the boards. Waht do you teach? I'm third grade teacher! Nice to meet you and I'm following you now too. Can't wait to see more fabby work!
Kim xXx

MommyScraps said...

What a gorgeous, CRISP layout. Lovely job with the stitching too! :) Thanks for playing with the Dollies!

Mara Campbell said...

This is gorgeous! I love the poem and the colors on your layout are fantastic!

suzARTe said...

this is a really lovely LO. I love the colours you have used, the meaninful poem and the handstitch looks great

Kim said...

I love your take on the challenge! The colors are gorgeous! Thanks for a great poem this time! :)

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