Sunday, 5 May 2013

More Workshop Wonders from

Judith Maslens bi- monthly workshop down in the New Forest.
 As we set off in the early hours it was raining and we thought - Oh no!  not a repeat of the awful journeys back in March but the sun came out and the weather was glorious.

Two new patterns again and a full house including some new faces.

Our first pattern was in the ' Seasons '  Series and in typical Judith style this was No: 1 - Spring.  We did 'Summer' back in March?
This was a beautiful white work design of a daffodil with leaves and some other flowers. I felt pleased with my work until the last moments spent on the daffodils trumpet.  Those who do parchment work will know that you are always turning the work over to work on the back and then back again to the front to see what you have done and  compare with the picture that you are working from.  Somehow it is easy then to forget which is left and which is right when you have turned it over.  I felt I needed to emphasise some of the embossing to the left of the flower (looking from the front) and then turned my work over and promptly embossed on the left on the back. Wrong place  of course.  I asked Judith to please help and of course she rescued my daffodil trumpet and showed me how to work on other parts so that my incorrect embossing disappeared into the background. So thank you Judith and my daffodil has a trumpet.
Our afternoon session was spent with a pattern in her series - 'All At Sea' and this is called - 'In the Harbour'

Specifically designed for the man in your life this pattern uses a little white work, tracing with black and sepia pens,  colouring on the back and the front of the design and then a little embossing to add highlights.

Thank you Judith for another great session.  Always fun and instructive.


  1. Two beautiful cards Carol, you'd never know that anything went wrong.I love the boat and the seagul.

    Sue xx

  2. Hi carol

    You rescued the card beautifully I would never have known something went wrong if you had not said so, I love the daffodil card,
    I am no good at colouring on parchment but yours is beautiful and lovely card for a sailor.
    Hope you are having a nice weekend

  3. Both cards are really beautiful Carol
    Kevin xx

  4. Fabulous Carol.
    When I first began card making here in Cyprus, parchment work was my first technique. I gave up cos although beautiful when finished it took too long for me lol Still got all the tools etc cos I went crazy and bought everything!!! Still use some tho so not really wasted. I love looking at your designs. Thank you for sharing Wynn x

  5. Oh my word Carol these are exquisite. That daffodil is amazing as is the rest of the parchment and that boat one is also fabulous with that beautiful seagull. Michelle x

  6. It was fun as usual, Carol - and sorry - I still have your umbrella which you left behind at the previous workshop!!! Just working now on Autumn and Winter designs to go with your daffodil!


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