Thanks for popping in.
Busy day here at the office;
all sorts of new plans and designs going on around me.
So I have taken myself off to a quiet place to chat to you xxxx
We are rearranging all the artwork too,
and I was just looking at the samples which the Design Team made using our new Linda Williams Groovi Wreath Collection.
Cor. Oh to be that good at parchment art!
This is Linda’s own art, using her own designs.
There are so many elements in the collection,
and so many possible combinations!
It really does allow for limitless expansion.
Let me show you a simple step by step I did on the TV a couple of weeks ago, using the woven wreath…
First thing is to figure out which elements you want to add to the wreath – in this case, the holly and the ribbon weave.
I used the Nested circle Plate to establish the position of the elements I want.
First position the holly clusters from the plate on the 4th or 5th circle in. Slide the large plate in over the circle plate.
Emboss the holly using the No. 1 tool
and do one either side.
This will give you the perfect position for the ribbon weave on the same plate. Simples.
Now slide the woven wreath into place and add the twigs and branches, avoiding the holly and the ribbon weave.
This is a lot lot easier than it looks!
create a little landscape inside the wreath.
I LOVE this kind of artwork, where you are looking through a quasi aperture.
(and a white colouring pencil if you want to get there faster)
for the whitework.
Next, add colour.
Pencils work well….
Spectrum Noirs, Polychromos.
Work from the back.
and swirl around the back.
This is what it looks like from the front.
Score at the side for a wrap around.
Wrap around a piece of light blue parchment cut to size.
This will give you that softness in the centre.
And everybody loves a soft centre!
They are a delight to use on parchment.
So there we are.
I have said it many times:
I am no parchment expert.
I only started when we invented the Groovi System.
Don’t know the rules, but know a few good and clever women
who steer me in the right direction whenever I ask for their guidance.
The fact of the matter is,
you really can’t go wrong with the Groovi System.
The grooves offer you wonderful designs and lineart,
which you simply get in and follow!
Linda’s Build-a-Wreath Collection is perfect for me.
I really enjoy the interchangeability.
I love being able to use this bit from one plate
and that bit from another.
All plates are available individually, too
And they’re not just for Christmas at all!
Check out a few more of the arty samples made by our team…
I guess what I am trying to show you is that whether you are starting out like me, or a seasoned parcher like Emma & company,
you can get a fab result with Groovi.
must push on.
New walls being erected and all sorts.
We will be sure not to lean on them though,
until Dave gives us the go ahead!
Love & Hugs,