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Friday, 11 February 2011

Something New for "Less is More"

front of card

close-up of butterfly & flowers

close-up of bow & pearls

inside of card

A couple of weeks ago I received a phone call from the local craft shop asking if I'd be interested in attending some Saturday Pergamano classes. The lady teaching is self-taught so it's not Pergamano registered but uses the Pergamano tools stocked by the local shop. The class is kept small so participation is by invitation only & it is held once a month for 6 sessions. When I took my first rather tentative steps in cardmaking I was fascinated by Parchment Craft but was advised not to concentrate on it to begin with. Dabbling in a bit of everything I was soon captivated by stamps so an opportunity to return to where I came into crafting & actually be shown the basics in Pergamano I felt was not to be missed. The first class was held last Saturday & I loved it.

Working from what I learnt using the pattern the teacher provided I had the bones of an idea which I have fiddled with to produce an entry for the new "Less is More" Challenge. I did have to curb my inclination to add more layers & embellishments but nevertheless hope that my card is along the right lines for it to qualify. 

Pattern for parchment panel provided by class teacher.
Inks Spun Sugar Distress Ink for inking edge of patterned paper.
Cardstock white & black from stash.
Papers Pergamano Parchment, Dovecraft Designer Paper Pack - Kate Knight Eastern Blooms.
Punches EK Success (corner rounder), Woodware (tag), Fiskars (plier hole punch).
The ribbon is Woodware, the brads Dovecraft & the pearls are from stash.

Challenge Entered
"Less is More" Wk 1 - Colour Challenge: Pink, Black & White


Jose said...

'WOW' gorgeous card, love it

Debgem said...

Brilliant!! Love the parchement heart, simple and elegant. The pink bow and pearls are just perfect. It's lovely!

Pauline said...

Just beautiful!

Mandi said...
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Mandi said...

Further to your comment Paula
Yes, I would say that it is slightly more intricate than the true feel of CAS. The balance is pretty much there actually, nothing to beat yourself up about.!
WE much appreciate you taking part, particularly out of your comfort zone It would give us great pleasure if you joined in again in the coming weeks
Thank you for taking part
":Less is More"

saturated canary said...

i love what you've done with this card!!'s one of my favorites you've posted:)...i think it would make a really great wedding/ shower card, as it's *just* fancy enough (plus, one of my very fave color combos is pink and brown!)...really, really lovely!

xo, krista

Chrissie said...

Paula, that parchment craft is SO delicate it looks really beautiful and I have to admit the whole card looks lovely!
I hope you enjoyed our challenge enough to come back for another one tomorrow!
"Less is More"

Christy said...

Love it and now I'm your newest follower.


Lorraine said...

hiya huni sorry for being a LITTLE DISTANT MY MUM HAS TAKEN POORLY WITH PLURACY BLESS HER,oops i am not shouting i acidently left caps lock on lol
I just new you would do amazing things with the parchment crafts you look like a pro already its so soft and delicate and i love the lacey look around the edges you go girl you were made for parchment your work is absolutely beautiful huni xx

xxxtglxxx said...

Hi Paula :) Im not sure 'less is more' is ever a challenge I am likely to enter! lol.

Wow at this card - its amazing! My mum had started parchment/pergamano and I still have her work tucked safely away in a drawer. This is beautiful. Elegant and classy, and must have taken forever. You should be so proud of this, its breathtaking.

Have a great weekend



Annie said...

Paula you have outdone yourself, this is just absolutely stunning! I so admire the beautiful parchment creations, and know how long they take to create. Yours is truly a beautiful work of art.
enjoy the rest of the weekend.
hugs, annie x
ps - Wales seem to be doing rather well with the rugby this afternoon!

Linda said...

Wow! Paula lovely card adn your pergamano work is FAB!! Well done xx

Wendy Ramlakhan said...

WOW, is STUNNING!! I believe it's my favorite of yours!!! Love the softness of the parchment with the strong black and white colors. That pink ribbon and bow is the perfect pop of color!! LOVE IT!!!

TaraG said...

WOWZERS!!! this is just glorious!!!! Love the embossing and the pink, black and white is just so eye-catching! STUNNING!