This is one of the cards I promised to show after Wednesday, but time beat me yesterday. They have not been delivered yet but I don't think the recipients will see this. I am fairly sure they do not follow my blog or Facebook. If any of their relatives see it, please keep it a secret.
This is a parchment card made to a pattern by Julie Rocas. There is a lot to it, but I did it in the caravan over a couple of days. I did it as a wrap. Probably, if I did it again, I would add another border and just attach it to the front of the card with invisible thread. There were quite a lot of elements to count and get right,, so it was a bit of a challenge, but fun to do.
There was a lot of shading as well as the pricking, and then the colouring was done from behind with Derwent watercolour pencils, with very minimal application of water.
Photographing it was a challenge too as you can see from the poor quality, but I hope you can get some idea of the lovely design by Julie. The ribbon down the edge is not one that I would have bought from a shop to go with it, but the colours and the flowers seemed to work.
I haven't done a lot of parchment recently but I really must get back to it. I have a baby card to do fr one, so watch this space.
Hope you all have a good Easter.