This week, Emily Falconbridge prompted us to use ephemera from our week. She used a metro ticket from her trip to France! I had to look up the word ephemera to be sure I understood what it meant. Here’s what my online dictionary said.
“Ephemera: [i-fem-er-uh] Items designed to be useful or important for only a short time, esp. pamphlets, notices, tickets, etc.”
Well, I haven’t taken any trips, and I knew that a lot of folks might use grocery receipts, and that sort of thing. So I had to think a bit. Then it hit me! I’ve been so very busy with my garden, why not use a package of seed! I’ve had such fun searching for unusual colored plants, and I’ve found a few of them. I decided to use the (now famous) purple carrots, because they were actually packaged for 2006. That makes their use even more short time.
So here’s a bit about my card. I used the Queen of Spades card because I thought she fit so well into the Gardening theme! I also tried to be more colorful in my design, because color is something I love, and yet I rarely USE it in my pages. I have a hard time with it. I never feel very GOOD at using it. Things look very clumsy to me when I use color. I like this one. A LOT.
I started out covering the back of the card with a cool green page.
Next, I sanded scan of the seed package.
I covered the whole thing with a piece of velum that I printed the back of the seed.
I sanded the edges of everything. Then I glued ANOTHER piece of torn velum over the corner. I had printed the word GARDEN on that piece.
Next, I doodled around the black line front the edge of the card.
I sanded the back of the card, and chalked it with green. My journaling mentions a few of the other unusual things that I’ve found for planting so far.
Radishes with HOT PINK insides being one of them!
I really had a lot of fun thinking about this one. It was neat to use something from my past week, because I lived the whole week without knowing that I would NEED to save something from it, and I still had something I WANTED to use!