Today's Ways to Use it Challenge is Picture This - to use a photo on your card.
I LOVE using photos on cards - I make cards for my grands for their birthdays with photos of them on the cards, I make cards for church with a photo of our church on them.
So today I went out to my garden and took a photo of my Solomon Seal plants.
Here's a little history of this pretty plant:
Solomon's Seal is named for King Solomon of Hebrew lore who was granted great wisdom by the Hebrew God and had a special seal that aided him in his magical workings, allowing him to command demons without coming to harm. According to herbal lore, King Solomon himself placed his seal upon this plant when he recognized its great value. Those with imagination can see the seal on the rootstock in the circular scars left by the stem after it dies back.
Solomon's Seal is a bittersweet, astringent, tonic herb that includes convallarin (also one of the active constituents in Lily of the Valley), asparagin, allantoin, gum, sugar, mucilage, starch and pectin.
Solomon's Seal has been used for centuries to heal wounds, repair damaged tissue, bruises, and knit broken bones; relieve dry coughs and tuberculosis; treat chronic dysentery, diarrhea and hemorrhoids, among other diverse uses.
My sketch is based on the latest Fusion Challenge.
ETA: I'm also linking this to the SCS Bible Verse Challenge.
Registered: June 29, 2004 Location: Sugar Land. Texas Posts: 60489
Thu, May 24, 2018 @ 12:23 PM
Wow, a gorgeous card, and I loved all the history and science behind this Biblical plant. God has provided plants to heal our bodies and I have learned a lot just since I have gotten into the properties of essential oils. God has given plants a life energy as well and it helps us sustain our lives as well.
Registered: May 12, 2016 Location: NW Wisconsin Posts: 6850
Thu, May 24, 2018 @ 12:52 PM
It’s incredibly amazing the ancient medicinal uses plants Have and glad the art of holistic healing continues in modern day.
Your picture is mesmerizing and your chosen verse pairs wonderfully with it.
My Solomon seals are at the height of their blooms and love their uniqueness in the garden.
Registered: March 8, 2005 Location: Halfway between Dallas and Houston Posts: 15779
Thu, May 24, 2018 @ 6:17 PM
This is a very pretty card. The DP is a nice pattern with the shapes and curve of the plant stems. Your info on the Solomon's Seal was also very informative. Herbal remedies are of interest to me but I don't know that much about it.