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...& The Ivy 2 - Snowflake Christmas Card - Original HandPrinted Linocut Card

...& The Ivy 2 - Snowflake Christmas Card  - Original HandPrinted Linocut Card
£4.00 2 Available
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Description

Beautifully complex Ivy formed into a snowflake, with delicate ivy-petal yellow flowers, rich purple seed heads & ivy green foliage.

I’ve built & cut two Lino blocks to create the image, which I’ve hand inked & hand printed using my old Adana Press.

I achieved three colours from two blocks in this image, by hand inking the petal & seed-head blocks with both it's colours. The foliage block is a less complicated & more usual one colour inking.

I then typeset the text on the back, using old metal letterpress which I hand ink & hand print also in Ivy Green, the 3rd impression - which I then fold to form a card.

:: 250gsm Artist Paper hand torn to size
:: Card size is 85mm x 115 mm
:: Recycled Envelope size is 95mm - 122mm
:: Sealed into a Clear Bio-degradable Corn Starch bag
:: Inside is blank for you to write your own personal message

Cards will be sent in a board backed package

It's very hard to convey, in a photograph, the truly beautiful physical quality of the ink & it's colour on this gorgeously soft-to-touch paper

Cards will vary slightly due to the nature of hand production making each card unique & original

All items are ©Elly Rowbotham
Please note the copyright of the print or image does not transfer with the sale

Inspiration

In it’s pairing with holly as a festive icon, Ivy {amongst other things} represents the female ...& so Holly prevails. Ivy’s leaf, flowers, & berries are far more varied, complex & intriguing than holly's...

It’s a curiosity to me, now that ecology & planet-loving has become more obviously pertinent, there still seems to be a need amongst the human race to destroy Mumma Nature’s little wild patches of beauty, especially in urban areas. I live in a seaside town above a wildlife corridor, rich in Flora & Fauna - yet people are forever brutally hacking back the bird, butterfly & insect attracting plant-life to ‘tidy’ the built environment.

I prefer a mix of un-groomed nature & manmade in the built environment - I love Ivy for it’s unnoticed beauty, also for its persistence & refusal to be annihilated!

So a more unusual festive card....

Shipping & delivery

This item will be posted to you by Elly Rowbotham Printmaker within 3 days of receiving payment.

Shipping destination Cost Additional items
United Kingdom £1.00 £0.25
Europe

Italy, Greece, Cyprus, Germany, France, Spain, Finland, Belgium, Portugal, Poland, Ireland, Sweden, Denmark, Netherlands, Austria, Latvia, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Isle of Man, Jersey, Guernsey, Gibraltar

£2.65 £0.25
United States £3.30 £0.25
Rest of the World £3.45 £0.25

Returns Policy

You have 14 days, from receipt, to notify the seller if you wish to cancel your order or exchange an item.

Unless faulty, the following types of items are non-refundable: items that are personalised, bespoke or made-to-order to your specific requirements; items which deteriorate quickly (e.g. food), personal items sold with a hygiene seal (cosmetics, underwear) in instances where the seal is broken.

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