Tuesday, 27 September 2016

A Single Rose

Hi, Barbara Gray from Clarity Stamp launched the most beautiful collection of Groovi plates recently on Hochanda. It was a floral collection made with the stunning work from Jayne Nestorenko. I was so pleased when mine arrived, so I couldn't wait to use them in a project. Today I am sharing a design I came up with using them along with other plates from the Groovi range. Roses have always been my most favourite of all flowers and so I had to use these first. I found a wonderful saying which was to become the focal point of this design.

To start with I planned the positioning of the words, I felt this phrase was so heartfelt and would match so well with the images I was going to use. I wrote the phrase onto copier paper first for reference  as adding large amounts of text can be tricky otherwise. I then used the inner frame to surround the words. Underneath but within the frame I added one of the rose swags.

Next I added the rose head from one plate, added a longer stem appearing from underneath.. I added the larger frame from the set, allowing the rose to hang outside this for a little extra interest.

I filled the space between the frames with the overlapping lattice, completed all of my whitework on the lattice, rose and leaves. I coloured the roses and leaves using polychromos. To add some more depth to the lattice I added some black using Polychromo pencil to give a more 3D look. To finish the piece I mounted it onto some Cerise Silk Art card using a corner punch.

I am entering this into Septembers Clarity Blog Challenge. Thank you so much for taking a look today, I do hope you like the design I have shared. Take care and Happy Crafting.xx

15 comments:

  1. Oh Nick this is so beautiful. I always really admire your parchment pieces,they really are amazing. Not surprised you are entering this into the Clarity cchallenge! You should be on their design team,if there enough hours in your day what with work and the several teams you are on already.
    Thank you so much for sharing. Nicola x

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    1. Thank you so much Nicola, I am so happy that you like this, I do love working on parchment and the groovi does make it easier for me. So sorry for the lack of replies, It has been rather manic, I do read them all every day.Thank you so much xx

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    2. Not surprised that you are manic with all the teams you are on now!
      It was lovely to get a reply every day but it is not really feasible for you. It is good to know that you read what is posted though,that makes it more worthwhile for all of us.
      Take care. Nicola x

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    3. I loved having the time to reply to my comments every day and I hope to get back to being able to do that again.xx

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  2. Absolutely amazingly stunning do you get the feeling I like this one Nick. I cannot thank you enough for getting me involved with parching the Groovi way. Hugs Janet xxx

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    1. Thank you so much Janet, It's my pleasure, I am glad you like it as well, I thought you would love it and I am sure you will have a huge collection of plates before too long.xx

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  3. Absolutely amazingly stunning do you get the feeling I like this one Nick. I cannot thank you enough for getting me involved with parching the Groovi way. Hugs Janet xxx

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  4. Nice parchment good luck in the clarity challenge x

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  5. Wow Nick that's so impressive! The plates with Jayne's artwork on are so lovely and you have done them proud! Good luck in the challenge! Xxx

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    1. Thank you so much Jane, I agree, Jayne's plates really are out of this world. I cant wait for the Christmas ones to arrive.xx

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  6. lovely bit of parching Nick another one of your talents ??????

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    1. Thank you Marian, It's really nice of you to say. I have always loved parchment but stopped doing it because of my hands. The Groovi makes it achievable again so I love it once again.xx

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  7. A great combination of Groovi plates. Best wishes in the Clarity Challenge and thank you for joining in. ;~}

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    1. Thank you Shelagh, I do love the Groovi plates. Thanks again for your comments.xx

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