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, 10 June 2017

A rose by any other name ...

Time for the Craft Barn's twelve month challenge - half way through now, and still waiting for summer to really kick in!  June's couplet is

June brings tulips, lilies, roses;
Fills the children's hands and posies.

Additionally we have to include a bunch of flowers ... don't think I'll have room to fit in anything else!

Rummaged through my scrap box and made some die-cuts, then decided a black background would be perfect.  I'm learning that the postcard size needs to be kept simple, and I'm not fighting that premise now!

A friend has an absolutely stunning rose in her garden, which has inspired me to write a haiku -

Many petal beauty
Pale rose - softly scented cloud
Dreams of languid days


  1. I simply adore your June Craft Barn entry. I really like the black background, because it definitely makes those die cut flowers POP! I think it's adorable, and I applaud you for using this small size.

  2. Very striking with the black background. Your haiku is brilliant xx

  3. I love the contrast of the flowers against the black and the way you have incorporated the verse.

  4. Your Haiku is beautiful. Really like your postcard too. Thank you for joining the Craft Barn Month challenge xx

  5. Clever to use the verse to "hold" the posy together. It is a lovely postcard and the black certainly shows of the die cut flowers really well.

  6. A great choice to place your posy of flowers on the black card ... it really makes them stand out!

  7. The black background shows the lovely die-cuts off beautifully, they would have been lost if had you chosen white. A great postcard.

  8. Love this, very striking with the black background! xx