New Week::New Theme: April Showers Bring May Flowers
English stamper and cardmaker, Brenda of Stamping-Fantasies, captured this beautiful shot of a camellia from within her garden. It amazes me how perfectly Mother Nature creates such beauty. I love the shape, color and flair of this blossom. I’m especially intrigued by the darker pink lines within each petal. It’s giving me an idea for a future mandala.
About herself, she delightfully states:
My cardmaking addiction started many, many years ago and from the start I was drawn to rubber stamping, the obsession grew as I discovered new techniques such as brayering, inking and masking and I have a particular love of silhouette stamps and distress inks. I also have a fascination with skys and creating scenes and there are not many which don’t feature a moon or sun. I’m not naturally artistic and cant’ draw for toffee, but I do love colour and experimenting with colour palettes which to some might be a bit ‘off the wall’.
She generously offers tutorials for cardmaking projects on her web site.
Inspiration For Today
From FlowerMeaning.com they state:
The camellia flower speaks to the heart and expresses positive feelings. It’s most common meanings are:
- Desire or Passion
- Perfection & Excellence
- Faithfulness & Longevity
Brenda’s camellia encourages us to connect with what we truly desire and then take one small step towards achieving it…bringing the energy of desire into form.
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