Well, after a short break Crafty Cardmakers is back with a nice easy challenge - Anything Goes. We are really looking forward to seeing what you come up with. We have a new team so go check them out on the blog. There is some wonderful inspiration on there. We also have a slight change to our rules in that we will accept anything that has been entered into 15 challenges (that's 14 plus our own). And as usual we have a lovely prize (Two Clear Stamp sets by Pink Paislee). We are really looking forward to playing with you again.
Well, Anything Goes, so how could I resist. I just had to get my parchment bits out and have a play. I chose a pattern by my favourite designer, Judith Maslen, which was printed in the September 2009 edition of Parchment Craft Magazine. It's called Autumn Fairy. Isn't she gorgeous. I used Derwent Studio pencils for her upper part and for the acorns and leaves. Then I embossed her skirt and wings and added embossed highlights to the pencil work. I made the border using a semi-circle tool and a sun tool and behind that, on the reverse of the parchment, I coloured blue using a pencil. The edging of the parchment was made using the semi-circle tool again and a cross tool, then adding some gold pen.