Friday, June 21, 2013

Blessed Litha! Step into the "Ancient Ways" w/Studio Miki @ SBG- on SALE!

The beginning of an amazing journey through the year, and the Wheel of Life!

As we step back in time, we look to the Ancient Ways of our ancestors who walked the earth and learned its seasonal rhythms. According to the old ways, the year was marked by the solstices (the longest and shortest days) and the equinoxes (the 2 days each year where a perfect balance between day and night, dark and light was achieved). Fourth in the Ancient Ways Collection, "Litha", also called Midsummer and the Summer Solstice, marks a celebration of plenty, a fire festival- and the earth at its prime! This day occurs between June 20th and 23rd each year, and after this day, light begins to wane until the Winter Solstice (Yule), in
December. Midsummer was also a time that was regarded as mystical- a time for faeries,  magic and dreams. It's a time for merriment, joyous celebration of nature's bounty- the first taste of the fruits of labor, and of the love and passions shared between earth's inhabitants! The Sun Festival was a noisy celebration- marked by bonfires, dancing, singing and drumming into the wee hours of the morning. The month of June was also a traditional month for weddings- a custom that has lasted to this day. Litha is marked by the symbolic fire and light, as well as the sun, by summer flowers such as lilies, roses and lavender, by the sundials that mark the solstice, by faeries that roamed about more freely on Midsummer's Eve and strange things happened, and the mighty oak  and the sword that symbolised masculine energy and divinity. The thematic focus of Litha is gratitude for the many gifts and blessings we have, and the open celebration of that bounty.

In "Ancient Ways ~ Litha", you will find the vibrant, lively shades of red, green, maize yellow, golden tan, blue and white. This kit is perfect any layouts, your family scraps, summer celebrations,  and your powerful journaling projects -  you'll find yourself using it for a variety of layouts for years to come!

In "Ancient Ways Litha Page Kit" by Microferk Designs, you get a huge selection of papers- 20 patterned, blended and/or textured papers you will use over and over again! Also included are over 45 elements: a large gold frame, 3 silk flowered with metallic button/gem centers, a jeweled button in green and in red, bow and string, folded red ribbon, red bow, red flower buds, foliage, a sheer, creamy knotted ribbon and matching bow, fancy brad, staple, a set of 2 jeweled photo turns, a swirly painterly wave, a  fancy long tag,  a strip of flames (in paper and in acrylic versions), 2 unique paper frames, a metallic and gem-accented frame, 2 journal blocks, a jewelry tag, both with brad and without, a large Asian lily, a large red rose, an overlay with relevant "midsummer' words, an embellished instant frame, 5 postcards- 2 with classic art faerie scenes and 3 original photography pieces - all lightly distressed and aged, a round tag both with words and without, a string tag topper, a sun symbol, sundial, a distressed patch with a tree, 6 pieces of word art and a gorgeous guitar pic!
In "
Ancient Ways Litha Page Kit" by Microferk Designs, you also get  a full set of alphas, both upper and lower case letters, numbers and 7 extra characters, all in a slightly tarnished metallic finish.  Each character is in its own file- no need to 'cut' apart. All elements and papers are created at 300ppi, with papers saved as high-resolution jpgs for stunning print clarity, and elements saved as png files to preserve transparency. Drop shadows are only applied in instances where layering of pieces within an element necessitate shadowing for realism.

(Also available separately as "Ancient Ways Litha Papers",  "Ancient Ways Litha  Elements" and "Ancient Ways Litha  Alphas" by Microferk Designs.)

Check out the "Ancient Ways Litha Collection" or the "Ancient Ways Collection" for more coordinating products in this line by Studio Miki.

Ancient Ways Litha
Ancient Ways Litha Papers
Another View of Papers:
Ancient Ways Litha Papers
Ancient Ways Litha Elements
Closeup of Elements:
Ancient Ways Litha Elements

Ancient Ways Litha Elements

Ancient Ways Litha Elements
Ancient Ways Litha Alphas

And don't forget to check out other products in the "Ancient Ways Collection" by Microferk Designs:
Ancient Ways Mabon

Ancient Ways Mabon

Ancient Ways Yule

Ancient Ways Imbolc

(Ostara- coming soon)

Ancient Ways Beltane


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