Sunday, 29 October 2017

Shenandoah Parchment - Autumn

Hi there.
Thanks for joining me. 
I do hope you were able to join Tina and myself this afternoon too.
What a delightful collaborative new ii-Book!

I will blog what she and I did together later on this week.
But today, I am excited to look at the 
Shenandoah Parchment and Paper Duet which we launched at 6pm.

Well, I am so glad and grateful you appreciated the products and the pricepoint! Thank you for shopping with us and investing in us once again. If you didn’t, we wouldn’t last long !!!

So here is a very simple autumnal take on Mel’s finches.

Also available in Groovi

 Autumn Rounds Groovi Plates

The other designs showcased are the beautiful 


Butterfly Rounds in stamps

and also in Groovi

Butterfly Rounds Groovi Plates

Stamp on the front of the parchment using Black Archival.


Flip to the back and erase some of the darker colours from the parchment with a pencil eraser.


Do a little embossing, working on a soft surface, 
and using various embossing tools.
We have a great selection of Pergamano tools.
This set might be a good starting place:



Colour in from behind too, but on a hard surface.
I used everything in the cupboard! 
Perga Colours, Perga Liners and Distress Markers.

NB. The white work will always override the colourwork.


Build the whitework up gradually, letting the parchment cool off and rest between session.


Add vibrance by adding colour on the front too.
Perga Colours work a treat for this because of the super fine nib.


Mount on white to bring out the colours in the parchment.
And stamping on the white background gives a lovely subtle effect.


Up a bit, down a bit...


The main point I was trying to convey on telly this evening was that parchment itself is a brilliant medium for stampers as well as parchers. That’s why we bundled the designer parchment together with its corresponding paper. It is such a malleable surface to work with, and it’s translucency is very, very effective. If you haven't tried it yet, you’re in for a real treat .

Back on at 8pm!
Love & Hugs,
Barb
xxx




27 comments:

  1. Well done Barbara, fantastic pads all too tempting to ignore. Barbara did you have a hand in designing your dress today it blended really well with your new designs.have a well earned rest you deserve it. Well done again. Best wishes Bev xxx

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  2. Brilliant products, brilliant shows and fabulous demos Barbara! Looking forward to next one in a mo xxx

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  3. All brilliant, loved the demonstrations, paper and parchment pads are to die for. Thanks Barbara all in all a great weekend. Xxx

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  4. Great shows today Barb - thankyou. I was glued to my chair all the way through and I cant wait to have a play with the new parchment. Now have a rest.........x

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  5. Only if time to cat h the last 10 minutes of the 6.00 show but everything is set to record. The new parchment and papers are amazing!! You are so talented. Will have to sit on my hands though ad we pick up our new car on Tuesday and I spent shedloads atleyburn xx

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    1. Hello blog pals we safely delivered the grandchildren yesterday and Got Back this afternoon. Ready to sleep for a week after we have cleared up lol xx

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    2. Hi Chris,
      I bet you need a rest!! Hope you're well. Sending love and hugs, Alison xxxx

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    3. Hi Chris oh I bet you need a good rest now but I expect you've all had fun! Xxx

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    4. Hi Chris - have a lie-in tomorrow! Yes I seem to remember your spending at Leyburn! Mind you - you were not alone! Love and hugs, Gilly xxx

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  6. Great show Barbara. Have been meaning to have a go at this and take it to my workshops!! Will definitely do it. Hope the rest of the shows go as well as the 6pm one. Hugs xx

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  7. Brilliant shows today with great new products and demo's, loving them all. xx

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  8. Hi Barb,
    Loved the afternoon shows and the launch. Amazing offer on the 4 sets of papers and parchment, but couldn't run to that unfortunately, but did get the two new sets, the Groovi plates and Tina's book! Couldn't resist. Shows were brilliant and I'm just about to watch the 8 pm one. Had a little giggle as Paul's head appeared as he was trying to pass you the flower patterns! This piece of artwork is gorgeous as well. As usual DT's samples did you proud. Love and hugs, Alison xxx

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    1. Hi Alison - I agree that the new papers are stunning! Enjoy playing with your goodies when they arrive. Love and hugs, Gilly xxx

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  9. There were some great demos on your shows today - kept me going through my huge pile of ironing! Will have to watch the 8pm show on catch up though, as I only have Freeview TV. Hope your stock lasts through tomorrow too as it was selling fast x

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  10. Well I'm glad I was back from holiday in time to watch your shows. Beautiful pads and new stamps. Have added the parchment pads to my wish list. Can't wait to see the new pads in the flesh and am excited to play with my new Tina stamps too. Have been reading the blog everyday but the Internet was a bit hit and miss so didn't comment. Xx

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  11. Hi Barbara
    I haven't had a chance to watch the shows yet, I've got them recorded to watch tomorrow but I have to say the stamps and groovi look so beautiful and the parchment and papers look beautiful too. You have spoilt us. Tina's new book looks great too with such wonderful designs. The stamped image on the parchment is wonderful, it's great how the colour pops even against the colourful parchment isn't it. Hope you get a good nights sleep and have a safe journey home tomorrow.
    Love Diane xxx

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    1. Hi Diane - hope that all is well with you. Love and hugs, Gilly xxx

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  12. Hi bloggy friends, lots of exciting new things today needed to sit on my hands at points! Holiday was great, even the wet days were fun. Xx

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    1. Hi Donna - glad to hear that you enjoyed your holiday. Love and hugs, Gilly xx

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  13. Hi Barbara - I watched and loved all of the shows. Thanks for going back to the beginning with Tina, as that's really where I am. I loved seeing how to do the flowers like that and also the stippling too, and I look forward to giving that a try. Loved your top - it complimented the new papers SO very well. I think that you can now rest easy, as once again the sales have been amazing. Couldn't be more pleased for you - but not at all surprised. Looking forward to watching the shows tomorrow - seeing both yourself and Paul. Love and hugs, Gilly xxx

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    1. Hi bloggy friends - I know that you will have enjoyed the shows and the new products. I am trying to decide which of the new designs to go for, as that's all that my budget will allow at the moment. If I'm totally honest I shouldn't be buying anything BUT I am sure that I will. Love and hugs, Gilly xxx

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  14. Loving the shows and the mix of stamping and parchment love have more stamps and the wonderful parchment papers what do I get first big decisions thank you Barbara and safe drive home tomorrow for you all love hugs Joy x

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  15. I LOVE THE NEW SHENADOAH PARCHMENT. BUT PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE BARBARA GRAY COULD YOU DO ONE OF YOUR FAVOURITE PACKET OF 10 OR 12'S OF THEM . I BOUGHT THE NORTHERN NIGHT'S MANY MONTHS AGO PROBABLY WHEN IT FIRST CAME OUT.. BUT ONLY BEING A SMALL GROOVI PARCHER I'VE ONLY USED ABOUT 5 PIECES FROM IT.. IT WILL TAKE ME YEARS TO USE IT ALL,
    PLEASE THIBK OF THE LITTLE CRAFTERS TOO.
    SORRY FOR THE CAPS I'VE A SIGHT PROB.

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  16. Hello Barb, the shows were great, the papers are beautiful, and the combination of stamps and Groovi is so inspiring. Loved the demos, glad I set record to go back and watch some again. Looking forward to todays shows. Take care all. Bx

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  17. Hello Barbara

    Brilliant. Couldn't wait for Friday so have placed my order already.

    Love
    Roz.x

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  18. I think the parchment is absolutely beautiful Barbara and will be adding it to my wishlist. The only trouble I have is that I have very little crafting space so don't tend to keep papers as I mostly make my own backgrounds, but I can see that the results using both paper and parchment are quite spectacular. x

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Thank you for your kind messages and I hope you get inspiration from my ramblings.

Barb x