Woodland revels

Happy Saturday! I thought I’d begin by sharing with you a photo’ of the well dressing that is currently on display in the village where I live.

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For those of you not familiar with the art of well dressings, they are created from natural materials, mainly flower petals , pressed into clay. They are thought to have begun as a celebration to give thanks for pure water after the Black Death. They are particularly prevalent in my part of the world. We have two wells in Dore and both are decorated with dressings in July. This one, on the village green, is organised by villagers and anyone can pop in to the village hall and do a bit. This year the tableau represents the signing of the Magna Carta. Sadly, well dressings don’t last very long and, because the weather had been dry, you can see this one is now quite cracked and will be taken down very soon.

As this is my last weekend before I begin a six-week stint of working away from home I intend to make the most of it, starting right here with a card I have made for this week’s City Crafter Challenge Blog challenge.

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The theme is Woodland Animals and if you’re thinking that this delightful little silhouette from The Graphics Fairy is familiar, you would be right. Here’s how I’ve used it before, you click on the picture if you’d like to see that post.

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For today’s card I printed the image on to card stock and cut it to size. Then I stamped the leaves, which are from Paper Artsy, the moon and the starry flowers, both of which are from Rubber Moon. Next, I swooshed on some Distress Inks using and Ink Duster – Shaded Lilac, Picked Raspberry, Broken China, Faded Jeans and Chipped Sapphire were all in the mix.

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I stamped the moon and the star flowers again, coloured them with Promarkers and paper pieced them over the originals. The leaves were coloured with black crayon. I couldn’t resist adding white highlights with a Posca pen. I’ve used mats of black, silver glitter and aubergine cardstock and added a few more stamped leaves on to the white base card.

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Have a happy weekend, and thanks for buzzing by.

 


Comments

Woodland revels — 14 Comments

  1. What a fabulous card!! I just adore this Lisette …Love the acorn light too! Thanks so much for playing along at CCCB!! And thanks for sharing your photo … it must be terrific IRL

  2. What a fabulous tradition that I haven’t heard of before!! I’m delighted that you showed the dressing and told about it!! Your card and that amazing ‘lit’ acorn…fabulous!! Beautiful work Lisette! Hope your stint away from home goes well~ Hugs, Rebecca

    • You would love them Rebecca and it would be possible to tour all the villages and see them all. Thanks for your kind comments.

  3. Fabulous card. I love your delicate stamping and that amazing colour you have created using that combination of distress inks – I really must treat myself to more of these inks…. and then I must try to remember to try combinations.

    I hope the next 6 weeks are not too painful.

    Dionne xxx

    • Thanks Dionne. I decided that I would buy the new colours as they are released each month but there are still old ones that I need to get my hands on!! No putting off the next six weeks now 🙁 xx

  4. Thank you for the info about well dressing; what a lovely tradition of gratitude!
    I love your lantern and your card! Both are wonderfully done and you’ve inspired me to start thinking about fall crafting. It’s been so hot and humid here for so long that I’m beyond ready for fall. We had 1 non-humid and lovely day last Thursday, and I stayed outside almost all day. The humidity settled back in that evening, and it’s going to be in the mid-90’s for the next few days. October, where are you!?
    Why are you away for 6 weeks for work? I hope all works out well for you. oxx

    • Thank you Roberta – and I thought of you as I added the white highlights to this card 🙂 I’m looking forward to the summer being over, simply because I have to be away for work!! Over the summer we deliver cooking sessions for children in the larger stores of supermarket chain. This year there are none close to me so I have to travel. It’s also long days on your feet!!!

  5. Lisette this is breathtaking. And the same goes for that acorn light. I am smitten And so happy you were able to join us again.Thanks so much for joining us this week at CCCB! it”s always a pleasure to have you with us!

  6. Oh my heavens, love this as it’s so special. Sure glad i clicked on this before i deleted old posts.Have to clear out old emails so hubs can use this computer.
    I was going thru older posts before I delete really old ones to clear my pc for my hubs. I will be using my new 8.1 windows pc and our computer lady said to download free windows 10 so I will. She said it will be easier to use, sure hope so as I got so frustrated with 8,1 put it away to go back to using old windows 7. Have spoken to so many people that hated windows 8.0/8.1, I it was getting to me as I couldn’t seem to use machine right. Hubs has my old XP and it’s not protected by any program any more so he’ll be taking this one and I’ll have to use new one. gulp.
    This card is so darned cute Lisette, I’d love to make this to give grand daughter that will be leaving for college this Sunday. Her family is taking her to CA to college (for their vacation this year) since her college is in San Rafael, CA above San Francisco. Sure going to miss her, she’s such a warm loving smart kid. Can look forward to seeing her at holidays tho as her Mom got her ticket already at great price. Don’t know who’s going to miss her more. Will be hard on all who love her.
    So you will be working away from home for while? Maybe by now you’re home again.
    Happy week

    • Oh no, I haven’t heard anyone say anything nice about Windows 10 or 8!! I’m sticking with what I’ve got! I hope your granddaughter gets a good send off – sad that she won’t be near you. Will happily send you the card for her if you want to email me your address to mrsbeez61@gmail.com I get to come home at weekends and I make sure I enjoy every moment (no housework!) xx

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