Tuesday, 19 January 2016

For Lily!

Hello and thank you for popping by!

First I'd like to welcome my new follower Tracy who makes some beautiful cards.  I hope you'll have time to visit her blog.

The card I'm showing today was made for my friend who celebrated a Special Birthday on Christmas Day.

She made me laugh when she told me recently that when she was at Primary School the teacher asked the children "Who was born on Christmas Day" - you guessed it.  Lily put up her hand and  proudly told the class  "I was".

This parchment card was made using a Christine Coleman pattern.    I drew the outlines with a black fine liner and coloured the back of the flowers and leaves with Promarkers.

It was the background pricking and embossing and the cutwork which took the longest time to do.

I mounted the card onto some pastel rainbow paper and strengthened it by putting a white card inside.

I would like to enter my card into the Promarkers Challenge Week 329 - Flower Power

24 comments:

Jane Willis said...

Really beautiful - I was hoping the image was a stamp, though, then I could get one like it!
Jane

Rainey's Craft Room said...

This is beautiful Barb, so delicate and pretty. I've only tried parchment craft a couple of times and gave up because it was too time consuming and intricate for me, so I admire anyone who can do this craft.
Lorraine

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

What a fabulous card Barb . . . and story about your friend in school! Bless her ;) I always admire these parchment cards and the talented people (such as yourself) who create them, but don't think I'd have the talent, or even patience for it, it must be very labour intensive. But I suppose when it results in stunners like these, it is probably worth it! Gorgeous, just gorgeous! Have a lovely day! Hazel xx
My Card Attic

Lia said...

This looks like stained glass! It's gorgeous Barb!
Lia xx

cuilliesocks said...

This is so beautiful Barb, I thought i was a Rennie MacIntosh design at first as it's so delicate. Your colours and background are gorgeous too, Kate x

KT Fit Kitty said...

Very beautiful card, Barb! I love the ribbon too! I want to try to use more ribbon on my cards!

Greta said...

Oh my goodness--this is a treasure, Barb! So much work & so worth the outcome!

meg said...

Stunning card Barb the design looks so delicate and intricate

Lisa Andersson said...

Oh, I´m impressed by that background, it´s fantastic and goes so well with the beautiful flowers
Hugs

rachel said...

lovely delicate card - beautiful Barbara x

Carol L said...

I love the feminine look of this beautiful card, and what a cute story too! Love it!

Dana & Glen said...

Wow Barb! Absolutely gorgeous! So much delicate work in Pergamano but you definitely aced it.
Happy birthday to Lily. Classically awesome story about who was born on Christmas day :)

SARN said...

WOW - what an amazing card Barb. You must have A LOT of patience. Great result.

Hugs, SaRn xxx

Krisha said...

GORGEOUS! You can see that it took you some time to do that background.
Thanks for the visit and the comment

Erika said...

Barb you have lots of patience to create such a beautiful parchment card, I love the the design in the middle, very like a Macintosh design. Stunning.

Hugs Erika. x

Diane said...

Greetings Barb, wow just a stunning design.

Hugs Diane

Angela Radford said...

Hi Barb, love the card. I thought you needed some more followers so I've joined them today. Thanks for the visit to mine and happy crafting, Angela x

MaryH said...

This is so pretty in the white areas, and looks like such a delicate design to color in the pastel shades. I've never worked on parchment. Cute backstory...and your friend will love this special card. TFS & Hugs

PJ said...

Congratulation's my friend on another new blog follower. You are always so kind at sharing and linking us together. I so enjoyed your story about your friend how super delightful. Your card is another spectacular design. My eyes caught site of the little heart brad. I have those exact ones too. ☺

Marie said...

What a fabby looking card. Fantasic design and great looking flowers. Thanks for joining us over at PFP this week.
Love n hugs
Marie

Blue Daisy said...

Hi Barb! This is gorgeous! I've not tried parchment craft like this (I probably don't have the patience!) Thank you so much for the call out to my blog in your post. You are very kind! x

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Oh Ba b this is really a magnificent card, I so love vellum work like this and can imagine the time to prick was very very long, Shaz in Oz.x

The Crafty Den said...

Wow what a beautiful card Barb. I love the design and your hard work was certainly worth it. Thanks for joining us at PFP this week for our 'flower power' challenge. Hugs, Denise x

Lorraine said...

A gorgeous card, so pretty
Thanks for joining this weeks challenge at PFP
Lorraine x