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Wednesday, 10 May 2017

Would you believe it...

...it might be completed by Christmas 2017.

If you are scratching your head and wondering what I'm going on about, let me enlighten you.

In December 2016, I attended an all day workshop at Pinnacle Crafts where Joanne was showing us how to use the "Twas the Night before Christmas" Groovi plates along with traditional parchment techniques.

As I've told you all before, I am not a "Parcher" - I love the craft but am not very patient so am not particularly good at it. I enjoyed the class but joked that it would be Christmas 2020 before my book would be completed; if lucky.

Well, I've attended a few more classes and have actually constructed my book...
 ...easy enough task using 6x6 card blanks.
Here are my completed parchment pages...




 ...I actually only have five more parchment embellished pages to go.

On the Saturday of Bank Holiday weekend, I went to Carol Whalley's crop at the Toby Carvery.

During the course of the day I managed to construct a cover for my book...
 ...using images from the Hunkydory little book.
I have also added a few more pages throughout the book so that I can use some more of the images...
 ...and this one was actually framed using the new scalloped square Groovi plate to create a frame.
The Hunkydory little book has some lovely images and I love how they work well...
 ...scattered throughout the book.
I thought this image was perfect for the back cover...
...such lovely artwork.

The outer covers will probably get a bit more embellishment once the inside is completed but for now I don't want too much there that could get caught or damaged.

So here we are in the second week in May 2017 and things are coming along nicely. I have a few more lessons booked so that I can get the rest of the parchment elements done and all being well it will be done in plenty of time for this Christmas.

This has been quite a large project but for the first time in ages, this is actually for me. So it is lovely seeing it take shape....................................................

5 comments:

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Well done you looks fab

Jane O'Sullivan said...

That is gorgeous, well done on getting so much completed.

Jane xx

Redanne said...

You may not think you are good at parching but I think your creations are incredible!! Well done you, the cover on your book is delightful too. Hugs, Anne xx

Virginia said...

It looks fantastic, you might claim not to be a parchment crafter but I think you are! It's gorgeous

aussie aNNie said...

Lovely and I love parchment making but I too have a card unfinished from a year ago...maybe I should finish it off..xx ♥[aNNie]