Monday, June 22, 2009

"Here's your sweet lavender..."

"...sixteen sprigs a penny,
that you’ll find my ladies
will smell as sweet as any."

Lavender Sellers’s Cry, London England CA 1900

Good Monday morning! For today's 365 Cards challenge, we were asked to create a lavender-colored card. I love the botanical lavender. I had a little time before Baby Anna woke up, so I popped outside to take some pictures of mine (they're almost ready to harvest).

Here's my card (which turned out a lot more blue in the photo than it looked in the Studio):
Stampin' Up! Supplies:

Stamps: Short and Sweet

Paper: Almost Amethyst card stock and DSP (from a retired Hostess Pattern Pack)

Ink: Almost Amethyst

Accessories: Sizzix Big Shot, Stampin' Up! Backgrounds I Texturz Plate (Damask), Stampin' Up! Birds and Blooms Sizzlits die, Stampin' Up! Scallop Envelope Bigz die, Word Slot punch, Stampin' Dimensionals

Here's another lavender quote: "There's a few things I've learned in life: always throw salt over your left shoulder, keep rosemary by your garden gate, plant lavender for good luck, and fall in love whenever you can." Alice Hoffman, Practical Magic (from http://theherbgardener.blogspot.com/2008/01/lavender-in-literature-quotes-about.html )

Lavender Sellers’s Cry quote from: http://www.lavendershoppe.com/lavender_quotes.php

Thanks so much for looking!

6 comments:

fabricbutterfly said...

Wow, what a beautiful card, you did a fantastic job, I love the "little" envelope, great job.

Fi said...

OMG - that is a beautiful card and lovely quotes.
Hugs
Fi

~amy~ said...

wow...lovin' your monochromatic card!!!

ma-mi said...

I took similar picture some weeks ago, too. A bee and lavander! What a gorgeous combination and your card is gorgeous too!

Gloria Stengel said...

Oh.my.word! This is totally wonderful. I love the monochromatic card and the texture. Great job!

Pam said...

You really embraced this challenge, Sara, and the end result is stunningly beautiful!