Start of a new year and a new challenge at Claritystamps, well actually the deadline is almost here as I am a bit late again this month with my entry. Anyway the challenge title is FLOWERS. Easy I hear you say, well yes,but also so much choice. Took me a while to decide whether to use stamps, stencil or Groovi. Well Groovi won as at the moment I am using it quite a lot, love the effect parchment gives. I did actually use a stamp as well so really good that both can be combined.
This actually looks so much better in real life as the background is very pale, the parchment would have shown up much better on a dark background.
I started by making a base for the flowers, just an oval shape on which I perforated and embossed a pattern.
Needed the important bit then some flowers, I chose the lovely peonies and embossed them and perforated them so that I could arrange them around the oval.
For the background I used the Groovi netting plate and although it took quite a while I cut out the middle sections.
The butterfly is not a Groovi one but the stamp that came with the club newsletter in December. I stamped it first on copy paper then traced over onto parchment with a white pen. The traditional way.
Some pearls on the butterfly for a finishing touch.
Items used in this design
Peoni Groovi plate
Netting Groovi Plate
I am enjoying using the Groovi system and creating parchment cards. Hope you like this one, think I just need some better photography skills now.
Thank-you for dropping in,please let me know what you think if you have time. xx