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Friday 15 March 2013

Notebook with parchment and fabric

You know when you have had an idea in your head for ages and you can't seem to get around to it, well, this project was one of those.

I love mixing fabrics and papers and had a lovely time creating this.

The stamp is from Crafty Individuals and is stamped onto linen and coloured with my lovely Derwent Inktense pencils.



The flowers were made with the Sizzix Tattered Florals Die and layers of organza, and parchment, both of which I heated over a tea light.  This made the fabric shrivel and the parchment sort of buckle - really nice effect.

I made a parchment border for the image with a grid.
Some of the layers were coloured with distress inks before all being sewn on my beautiful old singer machine. 

And of course a parchment butterfly.
I will be entering this project into the following challenges:-


  1. A really pretty creation Rosie. The delicacy really suits the image.
    Hugs, Fliss xx

  2. Gorgeous work... Love it all... I have never worked with parchment scared I'd mess up!! What a creation It is really stunning... Hugs May x x x

  3. Rosie, this is gorgeous, so delicate and detailed.

  4. Gosh this is sensational Rosie. Love the idea of using a tealight to change the shape of the flowers. Fantastic parchment work again too. Hugs, Jenny x

  5. This is so pretty Rosie, love it...delicate and feminine.
    Suzi B x

  6. A really beautiful creation Rosie, loving the parchment. Hugs, Anne x

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    1. Hi Krisha. I am so sorry, I have clearly deleted your lovely comments by mistake!
      I am a bit rubbish on this technology!
      Rosie x

  8. Well done Rosie!!!

    I love he way your cards are SOoo you and so different!!

    Such great combination of media and methods, you are a clever little Vegemite :D love Shaz in Oz.x

  9. So beautifully designed and made Rosie. I just love the mix of paper and fabric and your flowers are gorgeous. Thanks for sharing this at PanPastel UK this week too.
    hugs {brenda} x0x

  10. That is stunning, I dont do parchment myself as I do not have patience, Im more of a slap it on gal!
    Wishing you a lovely crafty weekend.
    Rum x

  11. So beautiful and elegant, I love the lace and flowers. Thank you for joining in with the PanPastel challenge
    Lindsay xx

  12. Hi again Rosie - I'm blown away by your parchment work - it is beautiful. I love the way you have coloured that CI stamp too - it looks fabulous - now on my wish list! This is one stunning notebook. Nicola x

  13. Oh MY! What an amazing card, Rosie! All the hand details in the parchment paper, and the gorgeous watercoloring with the Inktense pencils (I've used their regular watercolor pencils and have a small set of the inktense pencils but have not used those yet). Can you tell a difference between the two pencils Derwent makes? Your card is so romantic and feminine with the daintiest of details - thank you for photographing the steps. LOVE your "place where it happens" is that really your home? So pretty and well-kempt. hugs, de

  14. Just lovely! The layers of lace and flowers are perfect for the shabby chic effect. Beautiful image and notebook! Glad you joined us this week at Simon Says Stamp and Show!


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