Monday, 4 November 2013

Unstampabelles Vellum Challenge for November 2013

I'm pleased to be sponsoring the prize for Unstampabelles November challenge which is VELLUM
Here is what I'm offering to the lucky winner.

The prize consists of the following items:

  • 15 x A4 Sheets of Stampin Up Card stock, assorted colours
  • 1 Pkt Jenni B Ovals
  • 2 Pkts of 12 felt Christmas Icons
  • 1 Making Memories Sheer Frame
  • 1 Meter 9cm wide Burlap Ribbon
  • 1 Pkt Crafty Bitz
  • 1 Pkt Forever Friends Elements
  • 2 Pkts Say it with Crystals
  • 1 Pkt Bazzill Basic Organza Flowers

Well, I'm back to my usual card making for this challenge.
This particular design is something of a hybrid. Parts of it come from a Pergamano book, others are my own, the centre swaith is wholly mine, while part of the lower right edge is mine, not the whole design, I simply omitted some bits I didn't want to include.

The Pergamano work was done without any perforating templates, it's entirely free hand, I used an old fashioned nib pen and white ink to draw my design, then embossed and coloured on the reverse. the cut work is partly but not wholly my design, while the centre swaith is all my own design, as far as any work can be entirely 1 persons work, I know for a fact that someone else has used these circles in other designs. After the Pergamano work was completed I wrapped the vellum around a dark green base card. It's attached with double sided tape on the reverse fold line.

This type of work does take longer than the standard card, but it's so satisfying when you manage to complete a piece with out messing it up, I've done projects where I've totally ruined the piece with the last few cuts, talk about tearing my hair out, but hey, salvage what you can and use it in another card.

I don't' do nearly as much of this type of work as I used to. I'll have to see if I can get any of my ladies interested, unfortunately last time I asked they asked me if I was crazy thinking they could do this, didn't help my telling them that I'm no expert and that everyone has to start somewhere.

Thank you for visiting my blog today, hope you come back soon.

Hugs and Happy Crafting



Merry said...

What a shame I don't live closer Beth, I would really love to sit with you and have a try of this. Such lovely work and so much detail.

Susan Hogan said...

Beth, I have a saying above my desk to remind me when I stuff up - it says "Every artist is at first an amateur". Not that this is stuffed up - it is superb. I particularly love the coloured flowers. Vellum colours up so nicely from underneath doesn't it - so forgiving I have found it to be too. I have a pergamano book but that is as far as I have dared! Cathy embossed her's using the embossing folders. I might have a go at that! Wish I could enter this just to have a go at winning your prize!

JanR said...

Wow, what a fabulous way to use vellum! Such amazing detail!

Lauren T said...

Love that corner detail. The middle bit looks fantastic but I imagine took quite a while.

Trish. said...

Beth I think your parchment is just gorgeous, So much work has gone into this piece. Love your colouring.
Hugs Trish.