Monday, February 28, 2011

EPHEMERA....



OK....so I don't know about you.....but I had to look up the meaning of this word so that I was sure what it REALLY meant and not what I THOUGHT it meant, hehehehe!! and here it is..............

Ephemera.......a class of collectible items not originally intended to last for more than a short time, such as trinkets, posters, postcards or labels (and my addition Greeting Cards)! World English Dictionary



And that is the word of the day over at Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge Blog.........


So, I pulled out my drawer full of EPHEMERA and came across a BEAUTIFUL sympathy card, the gorgeous floral bouquet!! Now I have to say...it went just nicely with one of the papers from the Echo Park ~ Be Mine Collection. I then stamped using Fabulous Flourish and Victorian Velvet Distress Ink along with a verbiage stamp and Jet Black Archival Ink.

I covered the chipboard heart with Picket Fence Distress Crackle Paint, Spun Sugar Distress Stain and edged it with Black Soot. For a bit of pop I wrapped it with some wire mesh I had laying around.

Now, it wouldn't be me to make something without some type of Flower Cluster, would it???...hehehe! So I used my Eylet Circle die and a coffee filter, a little tulle, some hand dyed seam binding and an Accoutrement! Do you see the snazzy stick pin made by my wonderful friend Peggy Baker?? Add a few butterflies and some Prima Bling and I was goood to go.......OOOOPS did I forget to mention the edges created using the FABULOUS Distrezz it All??

And see the newest addition to my family....my frog??? ....hours spent looking and looking through this Antique Mall....such torture....NOT!!! it was way too much fun, enjoyed EVER MOMENT OF IT!


So.......here is your challenge.....EPHEMERA...I know you can do it!! Head on over to Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge Blog and link up your creation and you could just win......


8 comments:

Daniele said...

ohhhh i'm loving this a minature piece of art....gorgeous
hugs

Terry said...

Hiya Lynne, I totally love your version of Ephemera sweetie I did not know what it meant hehehhe but now I do. I am just loving the colors and your flower and heart yummie....Hugs Terry xxxx

peggylee said...

Fabulous Lynne, I love this card!!! so pretty, love the stick pin wink! wink!

Netty said...

Its a totally gorgeous piece of art Lynne. Annette x

Dee in N.H. said...

That is stunning! I didn't know the real meaning of that word either. I just assumed it meant "stuff" LOL! I can't wait for your flower class! Yup, I'm all signed up!

Lori said...

Gorgeous Lynne! Love the flowers and butterflies, another stunning piece!

Linda Cain said...

Simply GORGEOUS!

~Linda

email: Steph@SimonSaysStamp.com said...

Hi Lynne,

Truly gorgeous work! I really love the layering and pretty pastel pink, and the brush as a stand is awesome!

*mwah*
Steph
Simon Says Stamp