Monday, 22 February 2010

Queen Anne's Lace a symbol of Sanctuary

Linda's challenge this week is Q for I racked my brains and came up with Queen Anne's Lace. I knew that I had some stamps that would do the job, but I thought I should find out about the flower as well.

Legend has it that Anne, the wife of James I, was challenged to make lace as beautiful as a flower. Whilst making the lace Anne pricked her finger and the purple-red flower in the centre of the flower is supposed to represent a droplet of her blood.

The stamps I have used are from the Stampman (Aspects of Design) and Tanda.
For the main image I stamped the Stampman stamp in Versamark and embossed with clear embossing powder to form a resist. I then used US Art Quest Vintage MicaColour to colour the image.


Linda said...

What a beautiful card Sue, I love the colours, and a great interpretation of the theme. Many thanks for joining in with us over on the Alphabet Challenge again this week :)

Zoechaos said...

Beautiful card and lovely to learn about the story of Queen Anne's Lace.

Lesley said...

Gorgeous card Sue, well done for coming up with this for the challenge and thank you for taking part xx

Lucy Edmondson said...

That is such a beautiful card, Sue, and such an incredibly imaginative use of the Q for Queen,