Sunday, 19 September 2021

As I swing, as I swing,

This is my make for the DT team of Outlawz

 September 19th - October 2nd, 2021

Sunday - Songs and Rhymes 

 Our sponsor this month is: Createful Heart Designs

Prize: 3 images from the shop


Note:  The theme doesn’t have to be taken literally.  You may use any word or phrase out of it for your project.

Find inspiration in the song or rhyme:

Swing Song

by Laura E. Richards

Swing Song is a motion poem featured in Ms. Richards' collection of morality tales and poems, The Pig Brother and Other Fables and Stories (1881). 

As I swing, as I swing,

Here beneath my mother’s wing,

Here beneath my mother’s arm,

Never earthly thing can harm.

Up and down, to and fro,

With a steady sweep I go,

Like a swallow on the wing,

As I swing, as I swing.


As I swing, as I swing,

Honey-bee comes murmuring,

Humming softly in my ear,

“Come away with me, my dear!

In the tiger-lily’s cup

Sweetest honey we will sup.”

Go away, you velvet thing!

I must swing! I must swing!


As I swing, as I swing,

Butterfly comes fluttering,

“Little child, now come away

’Mid the clover-blooms to play;

Clover-blooms are red and white,

Sky is blue and sun is bright.

Why then thus, with folded wing,

Sit and swing, sit and swing?”


As I swing, as I swing,

Oriole comes hovering.

“See my nest in yonder tree!

Little child, come work with me.

Learn to make a perfect nest,

That of all things is the best.

Come! nor longer loitering

Sit and swing, sit and swing!”


As I swing, as I swing,

Though I have not any wing,

Still I would not change with you,

Happiest bird that ever flew.

Butterfly and honey-bee,

Sure ’t is you must envy me,

Safe beneath my mother’s wing

As I swing, as I swing.

I have made a card:

First I prepared the background, writing words to the poem on a piece of white cardstock in Micron (waterproof) pen. I then sprayed this with various colours and blotted them with a paper towel. Once dry I cut this to a circle and added squeezed lemonade Distress Ink around the edge. I added this to a white square card blank.

The image is  Momma Bird & Littles  printed three times and each print sprayed with a different colour and blotted with piece of kitchen roll. When dry I die cut the green version to a circle, and added squeezed lemonade Distress Ink around the edge. I glued this to the centre of the other circle. I cut out the blue version around the littles and adhered it in place. I cut out the Momma from the orange version and added that.  Finally I added penwork scribble around the outer circle, then the foliage die cuts which had been sponged with squeezed lemonade and three yellow/green puffy embellishments.

Hope you will join in the challenge...

Happy Crafting!

1 comment:

  1. what a fun piece of art! and i love the inspiration poem. great job!


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