In it's time it was in the middle of fields but now it is in busy suburbia. It really is still a haven though in such a busy spot and so quiet.
The gardens are tranquil and even have bee hives
I loved this gorgeous rose
and this rose trellis.
The National Trust now owns the property and since our last visit the house and grounds have been further improved and other treasures discovered. It was described by Burne-Jones as " The beutifullest place on earth"(stet) and is a real gem.
We took a guided tour. The staircase is original and solid oak.
This amazing fireplace has the Latin quote "Ars longa vita brevis" which translates as art is long, life is short. What a legacy they left us.
Below is the very window at which Morris sat at looking down into his garden where he got so much of his inspiration. There are a few original wood cut blocks on show in his studio.
There are also samples of some of his famous designs. Below is one of my favourites and I decided to use it as my inspiration for today's creation. I decided to make a Moment for my Journal.
I also used my Visible Image rose stamp which I painted with distress inks and then fussy cut out. I also used the wonderful Bronte verse from Visible Image to stamp and then embossed it in white
So here is my finished Moment.
I used the Latin quote from the top of the fireplace in Red House.
I would like to enter my Moment into the following Challenges;
Art Stamper Magazine Take it make it, any technique from 2014. Mine is the March Masterclass; creating texture by Anna-Karin Evaldsson
Our creative corner summertime
Country View Crafts word play
Visible Image anything goes
Natalie and Amy die cuts and flowers
A creative romance fun in the sun
Fussy and fancy words
Totally gorjuss floral
Cheery Lynn anything goes
The artistic stamper anything goes
Stamp and create anything goes
Bearly Mine anything goes
It's the last few days of my 4th Bloggerversary anniversary giveaway. All the details are at the top of my side bar and the link is here Everyone is welcome. Life has been incredibly busy this end so apologies for my lack of commenting. Good luck everyone and I will be sometime next week with the winners.
Inspiration really is all around us...keep creating, keep enjoying life.
Bye for now,