Welcome to Lunagirl creative challenge #31 -- Our theme this time is "Victorian Flowers and Fans." Your entry can be any craft or medium, using flowers and/or fans!
This theme is inspired by the Victorian "Language of Flowers" and the "language" of Victorian ladies' fans. During the Victorian era, "flower dictionaries" were popular, and flowers and pictures of flowers spoke a language all their own. Blossoms, buds, and herbal bouquets were sent to friends and lovers not only for their beauty and fragrance, but also to convey messages -- sometimes messages that the sender dared not speak in words. A Victorian lady's fan could speak volumes as well, especially in a society in which certain sentiments were not properly spoken aloud between unmarried young men and women.
Of course now you want to know some traditional meanings for flowers and fans, yes? I've created a page just for you! Check out my Language of Flowers and Fans page at Lunagirl.com!
I would LOVE to see someone use some of the traditional flower meanings for this challenge -- but so to keep things simple let's just require FLOWERS and/or FANS (preferably vintage/Victorian!) :-) I have plenty of flowers and fans to inspire you in my Lunagirl.com shop!
Here are the challenge guidelines:
Of course I love if you use at least one Lunagirl.com product, and I hope you'll go take a look at my collection... but that's not a requirement. However, remember that if you use a Lunagirl image, you will be entered TWICE in the drawing! I want to welcome everyone and every style but also give a little something extra to my wonderful customers!
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LUNAGIRL MOONBEAMS DESIGN TEAM
Card with images from Blossoms, Fans and Lady of the Flowers.
Images from from Blossoms and Fans
"The background is a double mat. One is designer paper and the other is solid cardstock. The images are LG and the flowers are on a dimensional. The sentiment is heavy chipboard."