Sunday, March 4, 2012

Kiss From a Rose

Several years ago, I had a fascination with all things medieval.  My daughter was involved with the SCA - Society for Creative Anachronism - which was a kind of club where they attempted to recreate a medieval society in their leisure hours.  After sewing her a couple of medieval gowns and watching her learn to make chain mail, I was hooked!  It didn't help that I was devouring the mysteries of Ellis Peters, set in medieval England.  Some of the first original plays I wrote were set in the 1200's in England.  They are still among my favourites and I will share them some day soon.  I'm sure, in reality, it was not the romantic world I envisioned, but I enjoyed the fantasy anyway.

About the same time, the song "Kiss from a Rose" by Seal, was released.  It sounded terribly medieval to me and quickly became my favourite.  When I saw the challenge, Making Melody, over at Our Creative Corner, where a song is supposed to be the inspiration for a card, "Kiss from a Rose" was the first song that came to mind.  Here is the card that it inspired:

I have been dying to try making my own paper flowers so I found some great instructions here and it really wasn't that hard.  I also got to use my Bigz Lattice Die which doesn't get used all that often, but I really like it.  My colours are Blushing Bride and Basic Gray and Certainly Celery and I love how they look together.  I used SU's Bliss stamp set and used Stamps Happen, Inc.'s His Symphony to create the "greying tower alone on the sea".

This was the first time I tried a Center Step Fancy Fold card, using the instructions from this video, and it was surprisingly easy as well.

So, there you have it, and now I have to go and clean up the crazy mess I made in my craft room.  My theory is:  The bigger the mess, the more you enjoyed yourself! 
 Again, I am entering this card in:  OCCC  "Making Melody"  - Kiss From a Rose by Seal
           PaperPlay Challenge #9 - Something Old, Something New - old stamps, DSP, new techniques

1 comment :

  1. Wow, so much lovely detail on your card! That is such a beautiful song to be inspired by, too. I really like all of the fabulous dimension you added to your card with the fancy fold, the rose and all of the embossing. Just gorgeous! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Our Creative Corner! :)


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