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Saturday, December 12, 2009

sunday postcard art: "the holly and the ivy"

on my research for the current theme at SPA i came across a site where i learned about the symbolic meaning of the holly (= ilex). it is a sign for the crown of thorns of jesus. and there even is a christmas song titled "the holly and the ivy". never heard about that before...

printed this song onto the dyed background, created a faux postage of a holly and stamped it with cancellation stamp from ma vinci.

bei meiner beschäftigung mit dem aktuellen thema von SPA kam ich auf eine seite über die symbolik der stechpalme (steht für die dornenkrone christi) und fand heraus, dass es ein lied gibt, das direkt so heißt wie das heutige thema. nachzulesen hier...


  1. Boah wow wie schön.
    Ich bin mal wieder schwer begeistert.

  2. What a beautiful stamp, and so perfect for this challenge!

  3. Sieht klasse aus, Johanna!
    Ich bin begeistert, was Du Dir immer für Mühe machst mit Deinen Recherchen zu einem bestimmten Thema. Toll!

  4. This is lovely Johanna. I love the complimentary colors and a great composition. Beautiful! xxoo

  5. Super umgesetzt. Die Faux Postage ist klasse. Danke für den Link... in einer ruhigen Minute werde ich nochmal genauer lesen.

  6. So wonderful and thoughtful! Hugs, Terri

  7. WOW, the perfect stamp! Love the background too.

  8. Beautifully done! Your stamp is wonderful. Isn't it a bonus that we so often learn something new from the challenges? That's part of the fun of it.

  9. Very answered this challenge with a great card. LynnF

  10. Schön gemacht. Die Briefmarke ist super.

  11. Very nice. I love the holly stamp. :-)

  12. So pretty Johanna! I love the bright "pop" of the holly stamp against your lovely muted background.

    Cindy :)


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