The next words in the Craft Barn Q&L Challenge are KNOWLEDGE and HURT. Nothing immediately sprang to mind, but leafing through some poetry books, I found Christina Georgina Rossetti, another 19th Century poet, English this time.
Reading her biography, her Sing-Song, a collection of nursery rhymes, is considered to be among the most outstanding children's books of the 19th century.
I think this rhyme is fun, and I do like creepy crawly things! It is called Hurt No Living Thing (1893). Here is the full rhyme -
Hurt no living thing:
Ladybird, nor butterfly,
Nor moth with dusty wing,
Nor cricket chirping cheerily,
Nor grasshopper so light of leap,
Nor dancing gnat, nor beetle fat,
Nor harmless worms that creep.
I'm still sticking to the 10 x 8 format, so I can eventually put all the entries into a book.
I started by making a simple Distress Ink background, with a little water splatter, then continued with some stamps (love that ant!), and die-cuts. The butterflies are die-cut from a paint and text collage piece left over from a previous project.
Decided to computer print the words onto the page after I had inked and stamped it, so I did have my fingers crossed that it would end up in the right position!!
Just have to say I'm really enjoying seeing everyone's entries, which inspire me to try other things, and thank you for all your comments on my entries, they are so appreciated.