For this week's ways-to-use-it challenge- state flower trivia. Wow! What a delicious challenge for this Oregonian! The Oregon Grape, which grows wild (and taller than me!) in the woods in this part of the state, is a unique "flower". NOT one that's usually produced as a stamp, for sure. The dark green foliage resembles holly, so I used a holly die. The tiny clusters of yellow flowers eventually develop into dark purple grape-like clumps on the bush. Anyway, the blooming Oregon grape on a walk in the woods feels like home to me.
Date: Thursday, July 4, 2013 GMT Views: 624
Registered: August 8, 2006 Location: Roseville CA Posts: 16697
Thu, Jul 04, 2013 @ 7:11 AM
i am learning SO much... the Oregon grape... great card! my DH is driving up there today, to Portland, to visit his kids for the weekend. i'll ask him to be on the lookout! love your card, thanks for sharing!
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Registered: July 27, 2007 Location: Dublin, Ireland Posts: 68317
Thu, Jul 04, 2013 @ 8:22 AM
Oh Brenda -I love the way you made the little picture frame - that's the lattice ef and regular rectangles, yes? I wondered, when I looked at the list this morning, how you'd make out but it certainly wasn't a problem to you. I presume, with a name like that, that the fruit is edible, too.
Registered: October 19, 2007 Location: Packer Country, WI Posts: 45411
Thu, Jul 04, 2013 @ 8:58 AM
Brenda....your card is outstanding. Love the story behind Oregon's state flower. Almost felt like I was walking in your woods and admiring all those grape flowers. Amazing how they are the colors of your famous Ducks! Thanks for adorning the gallery with a little insight of Oregon. Happy 4th.
Registered: April 4, 2008 Location: Sahuarita, Arizona originally from New Brunswick, Canada Posts: 18237
Thu, Jul 04, 2013 @ 11:11 AM
wow Brenda what a great job you have done with your state flower... that looks like it would have taken forever to design it... you have done a marvelous job with all the little flowers, pearls and leaves.... love it....