Thursday, 21 June 2012

Back to parchment

I felt the need to do some 'proper' parchment.  The sort of project that needs quiet and concentration and practice of various techniques.  This pattern involves colouring with Faber Castell  polychromos pencils and white work embossing.

The pattern - Semi Circle of flowers -  is by Kay James and is in the Parchment Craft Magazine - Summer Special

Here it is

Kay's pattern has a second parchment lining (a little larger)  with a repeat of the edge pricking and embossing pattern but I omitted this and just used a dark purple card liner.  The semi circular embossed and pricked feature uses a Pergamano Moon tool and the card edge uses a Pergamano Wing tool.  Both are recent additions to my tool stash.
I enjoyed making this and I hope you like it.

Now - on Sunday - down in Bristol -  is the  Bristol Parchment Craft Exhibition .  A wonderful extravaganza of all things parchment and yours truly will be there.
This year instead of just being a shopper I will be running a stand.  I am going as representative for Judith Maslen  and will be showing and selling her wonderful patterns.  Judith can't make it this year so I am thrilled to be doing it for her.  If you come down please come and say Hi.  Stand 17/18.  My great friend Debs and Tina Cox will be next door on 19/20.


  1. One word EXQUISITE! Michelle x

  2. Beautiful as always Carol.

  3. Hi Carol

    Beautiful card,what a lovely design unfortunately I did not get a copy of the magazine this time, I am trying to save a little money. Still working on vernon to bring me to the show, I hurt my knee so I am not driving at the moment awaiting for an x ray. I hope you have a wonderful day,


  4. Gorgeous as always Carol. Your parchment work is stunning, just sorry to read about your mishap.
    Christine xxx


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