I know I have labelled a few of my efforts at Judith Maslen's workshops as wonders but this one truly is and Judith will testify to this as she definately had a hand in it.
Debs is now on her way home from me so I am getting my posting done before she gets home.
We all had fun - as always - at Judith's workshops and I wouldn't miss them for the world. The first project was a new pattern entitled 'Oriental - Fine Feathers'. A beautiful highly coloured bird with very long tail feathers - perhaps a Parrot? Now we had to use felt tip pens and brush for the colouring and this is certainly my most unfavourite discipline in parchment work. I have never really liked felt tips and even less on parchment. So there might have been a little muttering from me as how I wasn't pleased with what I was doing - to Judith's and Deb's amusement and I said to Judith that this weekend's effort would not be one of my Workshop Wonders. I then proceeded to mark the parchment with a dot of green in the wrong place and to make matters worse ruined it - as I thought - by smudging the wet black eye up above his head. Judith to the rescue. She gave him a cockscomb which I coloured and embossed and low and behold a beautiful bird - a true Workshop Wonder..................and then they all wanted one.
Here he is....
The two dragonfly brads are - 1 to cover the green splodge and the other to balance the first.
The second project was hassle free and I was a happy bunny as it was using my favourite polychromos pencils and spreading medium. Not a felt tip in sight.
Here are ' Christmas Candles'.