I thank you from the bottom of my heart for all the kind words and encouragement from yesterdays post. You all know how to make a lady feel special.
On to today, Day 2 of Flourishes July Release. Today our release stamp is Passion Vine.
This is another Marcella Hawley illustration. I have three of these beautiful vines in my yard, each a different color, red, purple, and lavender. Here is the card I made using this gorgeous set.
I used these Copic Collections
I am always intrested in the names and history of plants and flowers. Here is what I found on Passion Vine from The Texas Gardner.com:
"In Brazil, it's called "Maracuja;" in Jamaica, it's "Granadilla;" in Hawaii, it's "Lilikoi," and throughout Texas, it's "May-pops." Regardless of its name, the plant we now know as the passionflower is universally looked upon with awe and fascination. This vigorous flowering sometimes fruiting vine looks at first like something alien. Having held significant religious and medicinal value, and prized for its unique beauty, few plants have evoked the same wonder and curiosity that the passion vine has. Native to South America, Central America, and North America, the passion vine can be found growing in Texas, Kentucky, North Carolina, Illinois, Hawaii, and as far north as New York. According to legend, a Jesuit priest in Peru found the vine in 1620. That night, in a vision, the priest associated components of the blossom with Christ's Passion, leading to the common name, "Passionflower."
Hummm.... I did not know all the facts but thought they were interesting! I also "Googled" the plant and found wonderful inspiration for coloring this set.
Now on to the rest of the Flourishes hop to see what is store at each of our designers' blogs. Here's the list of the Designers taking part today.
Jan Marie Caruso < You are here!
I will be back at Noon today to share with you my card for the Bold & Beautiful Challenge. I hope you will join me!
Thanks for your visit,
Stamps: Passion Vine, Flowers & Frames
Ink: Memento Black, Bamboo Leaves
Cardstock: Flourishes Classic White, Lavender
Embossing Folder: Couture Creations, Seedling Nouveau
Lace: Stephanoise Dentelle Cotton White
Spellbinder Edgeabilities: Iron works accents