Tuesday, 20 October 2015

Christmas parchment - different style

Now this is a freebie pattern by Anne Quinn.  I had made it a few years ago but decided I wanted to do it again. I enjoyed it just as much second time around.

This was all traced with a fine black pen and then detailed areas were embossed from the front and back.  The petals of the Christmas roses were embossed from the front except for the petal tips which were done from the back.  All to give a natural shape.  I then coloured with Faber Castell Polychromos pencils from the back and used Zest it - a spreading medium.  The pattern calls for felt tip pens but I hate them so use pencils.  The colours used were:
Permanent green - 266
Deep Scarlet Red - 219
Burnt Ochre - 187
Medium Flesh - 131
Cadmium Yellow - 107
Juniper Green - 165

The parchment has been wrapped around a sheet of 280gsm  rainbow card.  I scanned a piece of rainbow paper and then printed to card.  Tiny tiny pieces of double sided tape were put behind the bow and pine cones (where they don't show) to affix the image to the front of the card.

Hope you like it.


  1. Beautiful card Carol, hard to believe you traced round the design it's perfect. Love the soft muted tones and the backing paper

  2. Beautiful card, love the design, a few hours work but well worth the beautiful design

  3. Another stunner! Lovely soft muted colours and the little pine cones are so pretty. Michelle x


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