Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Top Ten - Floral #7

Botanical Name - Zinnia
Common Name - Little Star or Youth and Age

The colors of Zinnia's when they bloom are breathtaking!
The three names are so different for this Floral choice
that I decided to do a little research.

 Let me introduce
Photo courtesy of Wikipedia
Johann Gottfried Zinn
December 1727 - April 1759

Zinnia were named in honor after the German Botany Professor.


When I was choosing colors for my Zinnia I had so many choices.
The color range for Zinnia is endless!


Do you think that is why the name Little Star...
multitude of colors?

I think they should be called BIG Star!
For the choice of color and texture!


Perhaps the common name of Youth and Age
comes from Zinnia Romantic flower meaning...

Thoughtful Recollections

As I sit in my Floral Cutting Garden next year
sipping my glass of wine..

I will toast Professor Zinn
 and recollect memories
 whether little or BIG!

Of course the wine for this toast
Zinfandel!

Be Spontaneous!
- Elaine


Supplies:
Cardstock: Kraft - Paper Source, Plum and Orange - Bazzill
Ink: Adirondack - Espresso, Color Box Chalk - Dark Peony
Stamps: Flourishes - Zinnia, Sentiment - Flourishes- Dahlias
Colors: Copic Sketch Markers - RV17, RV19, R39, R30, R32, R35, R46, YR02, YR07, YR09, YG61, YG67, YG63, Y35, Y38
Embellishment: Kaisercraft Pearls, Wink of Stella - Clear, Uni- Ball Signo Marker Pen - White
Tools: Fiskars Paper Cutter, Tomboy Adhesive

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