Sunny Sunday here in the south.
Our Mel (aka artist extraordinaire and great mate) is coming over later for a walk, so as promised a mini gallery of loveliness, showcasing the Lace borders & corners and the Groovi netting plates, which are old but gold.
Actually, let me rephrase that. Nothing Groovi can be old – we only launched it two and a half years ago! My oh my, how far we have come since then.
I had to smile when I looked at the samples. There weren’t many of us at the start, so we had to pedal hard. Now we have – dare I say it – the largest, best and most talented Parchment Art Team in the world. And the founding members are still here, too!
|Maria, showing off my poppies…
You see, we didn’t have many designers either, so we had to draw them ourselves too!
Here, Dee showed us how to use our Lace corners
to go round circles.
And Linda Page showed us how to use the netting plates to great effect behind flowers.
These netting plates were brilliant, because we could achieve lovely backgrounds without knowing how to perforate and picot cut!
All of us founding members were stampers beforehand,
and it often shows in our Groovi samples!
Look at Dee’s carp!
Yesterday evening, I decided to lose myself in a little Groovi project for a couple of hours, too. I really do love these lace borders.
First the initials from the Groovi Plate Border Mate, which holds the border in place.
and a simple square nested frame from the Starter Kit
Something simple in the corners, to work towards.
Add the really ornate lace pattern on all four sides,
…so now you’ve got this:
Add an outer frame with the nested square plate again,
pop something in the four corners to work towards, and then go back round the outer lines using the same pattern.
Piece of cake.
Working from behind on the soft side of your black mat, add little white circles in the outer gaps with the No. 4 and No. 3 tools from the Starter Kit.
Then flip to the front of the little piece, use a 1-needle bold tool to perforate inbetween the two lace edges, down the middle lane.
Tell you what though, the Lightwave
was a stroke of genius! What a difference a lightsource from underneath makes!
While the Grid is in place, flip to the back of the art and use the
No. 2 needle from the Starter Kit (or the 1.5 pergamano tool) to add white embossed dots along the inner edges of the frame and even inside the initials.
Embossing inside the curved initials is easier than you think, too. Locate one hole and press through the parchment to make the first embossed dot. Keep the tool pressed down and swivel the parchment until you can see the next hole in the right place. Move the tool into that hole, make your embossed dot, hold in place and swivel again. etc etc etc.
I decided to wrap the parchment around a piece of our new Designer card
. This is a game changer too.
Trimmed back, layered and mounted on a little white card.
Well, not quite. Then a very personal message to the D in my life.
And all is well.
So there you have it.
A simple Initials Card, made using our Groovi Lace Borders,
which have a special discount attached to them until Midnight tonight.
It’s no masterpiece, but I enjoyed the creative journey,
albeit a short one.
Gotta go! Time to peel the spuds!
Love & Hugs,