We shall not cease from exploration
And the end of all our exploring
Will be to arrive where we started
And know the place for the first time.
"Little Gidding"
T S Eliot

Saturday, 18 April 2015

What's in a name?

That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet. (Shakespeare)

This week's Craft Barn Challenge - Quintessentially English - got me thinking, and initially I didn't have any inspiration, until I started looking through all my stamps.  We all have old, forgotten stamps that are replaced by our new favourites!

I found this rose stamp - right up there as something that is typically English.

I used a Gelli plate background - this one is on glossy card. Used a couple of Adirondack ink pads, then clear embossed, and added more colour with Adirondack pens.

Off now for a nice cup of (English) tea!


  1. Looks beautiful, the rose has taken the texture from the Gelli printing but has its own colours from the inks. The little bee is just the right accent too!

  2. Love the gelli back ground and I love roses

  3. Beautiful English Rose, love it! Thank you for joining in The Craft Barn Challenge.
    Jane x

  4. Fabulous Gelli Plate background. A beautiful card.

  5. beautiful rose and congrats on your winning, have fun spending it :-)

  6. Love the Rose!! Congrats on the win....