Saturday, August 28, 2010

The road less travelled

I love this poem by Robert Frost, and when I saw this CHF stamp set with it I decided it had to become part of my collection.  I thought it paired well with the forest images and the deer (also CHF stamps).

The leaf is cut using a Spellbinders die and sprayed while still in the die with Tattered Angels Glimmer mist.  The image is coloured with Copics.

When I was in high school I took all the writing and literature courses available, and just loved them.  I still enjoy pulling out my old books now and then.

 Here's the full poem:

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,

And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveller, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could 
To where it bent in the undergrowth; 

Then took the other, as just as fair, 
And having perhaps the better claim, 
Because it was grassy and wanted wear; 
Though as for that the passing there 
Had worn them really about the same, 

And both that morning equally lay 
In leaves no step had trodden black. 
Oh, I kept the first for another day! 
Yet knowing how way leads on to way, 
I doubted if I should ever come back. 

I shall be telling this with a sigh 
Somewhere ages and ages hence: 
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I-- 
I took the one less traveled by, 
And that has made all the difference

...Robert Frost

I hope you have a great day :-)


On a separate note, I wanted to share with you about some Blog Candy I ran across which is absolutely fabulous.  You don't normally see me posting about these, but all those Tim Holz ink pads and goodies pushed the scales.

So, the deadline is August 30!  And here is the website:
Oh yes, and picture of the scrumptuous yummy:


  1. That's a beautifull card! Really like the image!
    Hugs Kristel

  2. Hiya. This is beautiful and so special. Happy crafting.
    With love, Sandra xx

  3. Love the woodsy feel of this card - that's a terrific BG stamp of the forest. That Robert Frost poem has always been a favorite of mine too and this card is just wonderful. Did you know Tuesday Taggers has an "inspired by a poem" challenge this week? Your card is a perfect fit!

  4. I always love that poem. The BG stamp is fabulous. I so must play with that. Love the leaf. That is such a great card.

    I also loved English Classes. While the attached poem is not about "The Road Not Taken" but it is about another Robert Frost poem. I often read it to my intermediate class to show them that you can enjoy poems on many levels - and that's okay!


    I used to like "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening."
    I liked the coming darkness
    The jingle of harness bells, breaking - and adding to
    ---the stillness,
    The gentle drift of snow . . .

    But today, the teacher told us what everything stood for
    The woods, the horse, the miles to go, the sleep
    They all have "hidden meanings."
    It's grown so complicated now that
    Next time I drive by,
    I don't think I'll bother to stop.

    "After English Class" from Hey World, Here I am! by Jean Little.

  5. Great card, I love the leaf die and the poem works so well. Lovely work!
    Linds x

  6. I feel nourished after that. The card is wonderful, the leaf is beautiful and with the image goes beautifully with this poem. Glorious. xx

  7. Wow! Totally stunning! Love your choice of poem and your card illustrates it perfectly. Thanks for joining us at TT this week!

  8. Robert Frost is my all time favorite poet. I have many of his books. How nice that there are stamps with this sentiment and a coordinating image. Very nicely done.

  9. Magical love everything about this beautiful card. Thank you for sharing with us at TT this week. xx Zoe

  10. It's BEAUTIFUL! Thanks for sharing!

  11. Such an elegant card with such a beautiful backdrop and deer - just gorgeous! I have always loved RF and adored much of the poetry in English Lit - this brought back many happy memories :) Gorgeous card in every way!

  12. this card is so beautiful!
    GREAT job!

    xoxo silvi (germany)

  13. OMG how gorgeous this is. Thanks playing along with TT this week

  14. What a beautiful project and I have never heard of this poem before but feel so much happier since reading it! Thanks for sharing your inspiration with the TT team x Janet

  15. WoW! Beautiful card! Love it! Olena

  16. What a beautiful, touching creation. Adore the leaf embellishment and your wonderful coloring.

  17. What a beautiful poem ~ thank you so much for this post reminding me of it....your card is amazing and yes, the sentiment is really lovely with the forest scene.

  18. Great technique on the leaf and I love how you positioned your oval off the page!