08/10/2010

A bit of Friday Pergamano

I've spent the morning today at a Pergamano class. I used to do this up until a couple of years ago on a  regular basis. Things in my life changed when Dad was left on his own and Pergamano took a bit of a back seat - well it was out in the cold really!
Anyway, I started again a few months ago and have really enjoyed getting back into it. This morning we made a gorgeous butterfly which was traced with  a nib and white ink and then embossed.This took most of the morning - and then we had to carefully stick a doubel sided sticky sheet over our painstaking work and then glittered over it with very fine glitter... The finished card is beautiful but I have quite a way to go to finish the whole thing yet..here's the butterfly back and front, if you look you can just see the embossing and dots underneath the glitter and you can see from the back too...


here is how the finished design looks - another design is inked and embossed and the butterfly placed on the top


and after my stressy day yesterday I sat down and made a couple of little crochet flowers for one of my next projects last night.
and -I am amazed to report that I have had a couple of people order some crochet blankets from me - so I shall be a busy hooky girl making a cot blanket for one lady and now two blankets for double beds as well for another lady!
Now, I'm not going to speak too soon but all seems to be calm and ok on the internet front after I removed and re-installed the wireless connection last night as a last resort - keep your fingers crossed peeps.

6 comments:

scrappyjacky said...

Sounds like a productive day...the butterfly looks so delicate....and I love the crochet flowers.

Sian said...

I'd say you'll be getting a few orders for crochet flowers too, looking at these! The Pergamano sounds really interesting that's a completely new craft for me.

Lizzie said...

Pretty, pretty, pretty... I have made embossed embellishments before, using Pergamano paper and also the thinner vellum paper in different colours. It's worth the fiddly effort for the lovely result; like you though, it's had to take a back seat in recent years, as it's so time consuming. A quick technique to make vellum pretty is to stick a silver outline picture on the front, then shade the back with coloured pencils or chalk pastels. It gives a delicately coloured image that's very pretty. Still, not as impressive as your butterfly - and I like the glittered effect!

debs14 said...

Oh that butterfly is exquisite - so delicate and beautiful. You have such patience. Fantastic!
And pleased to hear that you have got those orders for the blankets, this could be your chance to retire from the world of accountancy?!!!

humel said...

Did I already comment on the fabby blog makeover? I'm so behind with my blog visits (pesky internet...) that I can't remember! If not, then I shall say now how lovely it is :-)

The butterfly is beautiful, too, and I love the crochet flowers. I still haven't gotten beyond creating one long chain! xx

Deb said...

Gorgeous butterfly and adorable crocheted flowers! xo