Mar 28 2016
Oh my Gosh, if there were more hours in a day and days in a week, I’d be able to get so much more accomplished! I’ve been away from my blog wrapping up exams and getting them in the mail, as well as still working full time and trying to squeeze in some play time.
I had an opportunity to play this past weekend. We went down to the beach and I had a little “me time”, so I decided to participate in a challenge in one of the parchment groups I belong to on Facebook. One of my favorite designers, Julie Roces, contributed three designs for us to select from. No samples were given, just the graphic drawings. I selected this design. I used a grid to create the grid work in the middle of the design, it was left blank on the pattern. The urns were blank as well, I sketched a cross hatch design onto the pattern.
I traced the scrolls and urns with Tinta Gold ink, the flowers were painted with Pergamano’s Perga Colors Exclusive markers using a #1 water color brush. I cut out the areas surrounding the flowers and urns. I dorsed the background in pink from the reverse side of the parchment paper. I included a pink parchment insert behind the grid work and flowers that I cut from the pattern to fit behind the design. The scroll work was embossed to create the “white” area within the scrolls. I embossed the lines of the border and stippled between them. A sheet of white parchment paper was placed as an inner card. Normally I cut the border with parchment scissors, but since I was in a hurry to get the card in by Monday morning, I used a 4-split tool around the border to perforate the edge and then pulled gently on the parchment paper to remove the excess, creating a very sweet edge to the card.
It was a fun weekend challenge that had me totally relaxed by Sunday evening. I’m so happy I was able to squeeze in a little “me time”.
Wishing you the very best,
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