Thursday, 7 January 2016

Parchment Craft

 
 
Hello! As part of my new year craft chat with 'Too Much Glue' Sam, I decided to try some new crafty things in 2016. This is my first go at parchment craft. Bit of a steep learning curve, as it demands lots of precision and patience - not really my strong points! So I am going for a less precise, lazier interpretation instead and will just have to hope for the best.

This little flower is A Day for Daisies digi and I did the colouring with Polychromos pencils. I also used a piece of pink glitter card and tried to tone it all down a bit by backing it on a Chocolate Chip card base.

I would like to send my flower to Di and Parsnip at Pixie's Snippets Playground and the 'Anything Goes' challenges at A Day for Daisies and Inspiration Destination Happy crafting! April x

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  1. Parchment is indeed a tough craft. I gave it a go a couple of years back and even got many tools for the craft but it is so taxing!! Your card is soo beautiful ...I dropped by for a visit seeing your thumbnail at Pixie's playground
    Cheers
    Dr Sonia

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    1. Thanks Dr Sonia! Yep! Taxing is definitely the word for it! :-) Xx

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  2. Hi April, Your card is really pretty. I'd never have guessed this was your first attempt at parchment craft and the colouring looks lovely.

    I started it some years ago after watching Christine Coleman on C&C. I usually make parchment cards for very special events and have posted a few on my blog in the past but have to be in the mood as it can take a long time and lots of concentration.

    I sometimes use my stamps onto a piece of copy paper and use them as patterns. I'm sure you'll have lots of fun. Barbxx

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    1. Hi Barb, yes you'd have to absolutely make sure that the person who was receiving the card didn't put it in the recycling bin! I want to have a go with my latest SU stamp Birthday Blooms which I think will be great. Not sure about incredibly detailed stuff, as I have the attention span of a gnat! :-)Xx

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  3. Oh April, this is beautiful. I've never tried this technique and from what you all say, not sure I will. LOL. Very lovely though. Good work.

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    1. Lol! I wondered myself when I started it Kathy :-)

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  4. Well I LOVE this April! So pretty and I'm so impressed too. Santa brought me quite a stock of Clarity Stamp Groovi plate goodies - a total cheat in some ways but from the little play I've managed to have it was very absorbing and obviously a lot less taxing than yours!

    Hugs

    Di xx

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  5. Thanks Di! Ooh I was having a nosey at those Groovi plates the other day - they look fab! Xx

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  6. Parchment craft always looks so delicate and pretty but so far I have resisted getting into it. Your flower is so pretty in pink and looks so effective.

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  7. April, oh, my goodness, this just took my breath away! I have no idea what parchment art is, but however hard this was to create, it was worth it. This should be framed!! Hugs, Darnell

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    1. Thanks Darnell - you are so kind! It's the very detailed parchment stuff that's hard and a bit out of my league at the moment. This was quick and easy! I am definitely going to do more. Everyone has been so encouraging! Xx

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