Thursday, 27 August 2009

C.R.A.F.T Challenge 14

I really enjoyed our C.R.A.F.T mission this week. I haven't done much in the way of parchmentcraft and so was pleasantly pleased when this turned out okay.

It really wasn't as hard as it looks or as I expected it to be. The hardest bit was deciding on the design.
The basic card is an A4 rainbow cardstock over which I placed a vellum jacket which I had edged with my brand new Martha Stewart Lace Doily punch! I DO so like the Martha Stewart punches....mmmmm!

The panel is a heavy vellum/parchment. A heavyweight one is recommended as the lighter ones can tear quite easily.

I'm afraid I'm a bit of a philistine when it comes to the embossing templates - not sure what make or pattern I used on here, just it's Dutch and an octagonal shape! The butterfly was an ordinary brass stencil by American Crafts and the decoupaged blossoms are a pergamano pattern that comes with the tools when you buy them.

I thought of adding stuff like flowers but decided that would 'over-egg the pudding' so to speak so, in the end, didn't!

Thank you for looking and good luck in the challenge!
Hugs,
Ei
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9 comments:

  1. Beautiful card, love the embossed work. Anesha :-)

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  2. Great project Ei - I love parchment craft it's so delicate and beautiful! Cheers Claire x

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  3. Hi there. Thank you so much for your lovely comments on my blog, I'm sorry it's taken so long to visit you I've been on my hols!!! Anyway it's now back to catching up with everyone and your blog is great. I love what you do and shall have a good old browse once all the washing and ironing is done-Groan!!
    Your parchment card is beautiful. I tried this years ago but didn't manage such beautiful results.

    Lisax

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  4. this is beautiful hun so elagant,love that punch too love cheryl xxxx

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  5. gorgeous card,there is something on my blog for you
    andrea

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  6. Ohhhh wow, this is gorgeous. so delicate... you will have to do of these :)
    hugs rozzy xx

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  7. Eileen,

    This is once again absolutely gorgeous! Well done.

    Love,

    Jo.

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  8. Hello Eileen, it was great to meet you yesterday and hope to see you again soon. Your work is lovely and I'll keep popping back for a look at what you have been creating. I loved your blog background too, so it inspired me to finally get around to changing mine!! Take care and all the best, Lindsay

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  9. ...Oh Wow! Thank you all for your lovely comms! It does mean a lot when other peeps like your work - there's not much point otherwise, is there? LOL!
    Hugs,
    Ei
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