Wednesday, 24 June 2015

Bristol Parchment Exhibition 2015

Back from my trip to the West.  I had a great few days with my sister and got back yesterday late evening.
Lots and lots to see at the show.  Some beautiful work as always but this year I was so taken with some coloured Zentangle work on Parchment. I was so busy admiring the work and taking photographs I failed to ask the name of the artist and I am sorry about that.
Here is just one of the fine pieces of work that this charming lady produced.
If it was a better photograph you would be able to see how delicate and fine the work is.
I decided to work on something simple. Simple to prepare and easy to demonstrate and something that didn't need massive concentration like a complicated grid pattern.  I made butterflies.
I printed out several sheets of parchment in different colourways using a favourite CD background from a CD by Carol Anne's Studio.
I cut this in half and used  half as a front only wrap to a square card approx 15cm x 15cm.  The card had been printed in a toning colour using Sharon Duncans CD - Embossibilities. The other half of the parchment I used to make butterflies using Pergamano Multi Grid No:31.
The finished butterflies were attached in a circle on the coloured parchment and then the wrap fixed to the card using the butterflies to hide the fixative.  I used heart shape and round white half pearls for the bodies and added a butterfly from Artylicious CD Butterfly Bliss to the centre.
I made two to show on the table (the first has butterflies made with plain parchment), made one whilst there in between chats and then made another at my sisters but it isn't finished yet.
Here they are.
I might leave the last one without pearls and put something else in the middle.  Depends how the mood takes me.
We met lots of lovely people as always - including Margaret and Vernon again.  Lovely to see them and we had the chance to sit down and have a cup of tea together and catch up with news. I am looking forward to it all again next year.
Carol xx


  1. Wow Carol, what a fantastic collection of cards with the butterflies, I love them all but think my favourite is the third one. I love the look of the zentangled card too. Glad you had a great break.

    Sue xx

  2. Carol, it was a great day, Vernon and I really enjoyed it, great to catch up with you again. Your cards were beautiful, I took lots of pictures which I have not had time to blog what with the hospital appointment. Unfortunately I took the picutres and can't remember who was whose, oh well they will just go as a show of pictures. There are so many talented people who produce such wonderful work. Now we down here have Glastonbury, once they are on site they stay there so after today the roads will be a bit quiter until Sunday and Monday when they all go home.
    Glad you got home safe. Looking forward to seeing you next year.


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