Showing posts with label Challenges. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Challenges. Show all posts

Sunday, February 14, 2016

PISCES - NOW IN STORE!!

Happy Valentines Day to all,

Well, I had hoped to have this Zodiac Birth Sign completed yesterday but sometimes high tech devices don't want to cooperate with a human being, soooooooo, here is the PISCES sign finally finished!!  Just click on the "NEW" Designs Store tab and have fun.....

Now, you will notice that the border on this sign is different from the first three signs already in the store.....which by the way, are the very same 'foundation' border pattern BUT if you look closely you will see they are all finished in a completely different way.  Just thought I'd mention that again in case no one scrolled to the bottom of the page before now.....lol  Anyway, the border on this sign is different and I will be using the same 'foundation' for Aires and Taurus, but my challenge to myself is to find a way to also make them different from the techniques I used on the Pisces....follow me??  :)

I also want/need to mention in this post that if anyone prefers their Zodiac Birth Sign made using the #1 border pattern (already on the first 3 signs), please specify that in the COMMENTS area of your PayPal so that I will know, because I will have to put that particular sign 'with' that particular border, and it will take time to do adjustments, but I wanted everyone to know, that as we proceed, it will be an option for a small increase in price.  If there are any questions please feel free to contact me here.  

Okay folks, that's it for this time for the Zodiac Collection!!  For those who used to be (and still are) interested in my BLOG CHALLENGE, I will be having them again and the first one will be for the month of March.  Sorry, but no prizes......just the enjoyment of challenging yourself to do/try something different in this wonderful world of parchment craft!!

Happy Parching,






Tuesday, January 12, 2016

WELCOME 2016!!!!!! I AM BACK......

HELLO, HELLO, HELLO....

Gosh, I honestly do not know where to begin, but here I am and I am FINALLY ready to get back in the groove.....parchment groove, that is!!  As you can see, on the date of my 'last' post, it has been well over a year since I was here last and LOTS has happened, both medically and personally, but for now, we will stick to parching.....bottom line is, I found my mojo and am busy once again.  :) 

So, lets get down to business and see what I'm up to for the next few months.  First, I have begun designing a Zodiac Birth Sign Collection of 8"X8" wall hangings and I will be posting a new birth sign each month throughout this year.  They will be available for purchase, and download upon receipt of payment, in the blog store.  Now, every parcher will agree that creating anything for the males in our lives (from parchment paper) is 'almost' impossible, so although I tried not to be gender specific in this collection, it does have a definite rugged 'look' to it, soooooo, later on I will design another complete collection that is a bit more feminine so no one gets left out!!!!!!  Here is a sample of the first collection:

 Zodiac Birth Sign Collection

When one is not parching for an extended time it's very difficult to remember everything in the right order, in this craft, when writing instructions!!!!  I had hoped to have the Capricorn completed in time (in December) to have it posted and ready for purchase, but with the holidays I couldn't get everything in order, so it is ready NOW, if anyone wants to start their collection with this sign.  Otherwise, the next sign is Aquarius and it will be posted over this weekend (1/17) so watch for it!!

I have also had many requests for the pattern pack for my Crowning Glory design and it took me quite awhile to 'remember' how I had put all my scribbling to together, but it finally was completed and it will also be in the blog store very soon.  Here is that design, as a reminder:

Crowning Glory

Lastly, for this time.....I would like to thank one and all for your loyalty in continuing to 'check in' here to see if I was still around over the last 1 1/2 years and to all my fellow parchers for the support and kind words when I have had the courage to try and get something 'new' posted every once in awhile on FB.  It truly has meant a lot to me to know that there are lots of wonderful folks who enjoy my work watching for something new to pop up somewhere!!!!!  :)

Well, that's it for now.  There will be some challenges started too (like we used to have....sorry, but no prizes because the geographical coordination from sponsors is nearly impossible for us on this side of the pond) but we will continue to have fun with challenges simply for that......the fun in it!!!!

Happy New Year to everyone and

Happy Parching,
Vickie
 

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Parchment Craft Grid Work - Challenge!!

Hello, hello, hello!!!

Goodness, it seems like it's been forever since my last post, but in fact, it's only been a few weeks!!  Okay, let's get things started.....

Several months ago I purchased Kannikar Sukseree's latest book titled, Best of the Best Parchment Craft Grid Work and although I've not been able to make as many projects as I would like to, I did do something a bit different with one of the grid patterns that I liked, from the book.  The pattern I chose, is on Page 22 and I challenged myself to see how many different variations (aside from the ones already in the book!!) I could make. 





So, I began my self inflicted challenge by making one, of a collection of Vintage Ladies that I have, and for the image, I also incorporated my own parchment craft technique, "Etched Glass", which can be purchased by clicking on the image below. 


Okay, here are my beautiful ladies.....let's see if you can easily see the differences between each of the grid borders I made, from only one foundation pattern from Kanny's book!!!  


My version of Grid 27
Grid 27 - Looks the same but it's not


My version of Grid 27
My version of Grid 27














This was a wonderful challenge, for me, and it was absolutely amazing just how many different borders I could create from just the one grid design!!  There are probably many more variations of the foundation design, but I was ready to move on to a new project, so I only challenged myself to do four.

I've shared my challenge with all of you, and now I would like to challenge anyone, who also purchased Kannikar Sukseree's Grid Work book, to take on the task of choosing one pattern from the book and see how many different ways it can be made.....or just challenge yourself to creating four new grid borders from one foundation pattern!!  

Who is up for the challenge?

Happy Parching...




Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Another New Works

Hello everyone,

WOW!!!  I'm very excited to be adding another new entry to the Guest Gallery!!  Just click on that tab at the top of this page and you can also enjoy the wonderful work of Jinny Castor (USA).  She is sharing her PergaZen Challenge piece and she has titled it "July 4, 2013" in celebration of our Independence Day.

Beautiful work, Jinny!!

Happy Parching,

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Guest Gallery

Surprise!!!!!  Yes, I'm here once again today, so it's truly a surprise....lol  I have added a new, beautiful works to the Guest Gallery and I'd love to have everyone stop by and see it.  Just click on the tab at the top of this page to go to the gallery.  Sylwia Ceislak, from Poland, created her own interpretation to an old blog challenge and it's quite lovely.  

There is no comments box on the Guest Gallery page, but everyone is very welcome to leave a comment, for Sylwia, on this post if you'd like to.  Enjoy!!

Happy Parching,





Wednesday, April 3, 2013

An Old Challenge....

Hi Everyone!!!

I know.....it's been a very long time since I've managed to be here and share things with you as I used to.  I do have some good news and that is:  I'm now more able to get things back on track and over the past few days I've been doing some major "blog house cleaning" and I may have done too good a job!!!

An old (2011) challenge has re-appeared in the mailboxes of those members who receive updates via email, so if you are one of those members, and should you wish to take part in that particular OLD challenge, then please feel free to do so!!  There were a lot of participants when the original challenge was issued, but I'm always willing to reissue something that everyone seemed to like a lot. 

For those who might not have a clue what I'm referring to, CLICK HERE to go  to the original challenge, issued in June 2011.  Read the challenge instructions.....download the pattern.....and have FUN!!!  

Now, my challenges are NOT a competition.  They are solely for parchment crafters who enjoy challenging themselves in ways that one might not think of.  

While everyone is enjoying the challenge, I will continue my "blog house cleaning" task at hand and I'll be sharing some new things with all of you very soon!! :))  If anyone taking part in this "renewed" challenge would like to share their works when completed, simply let me know, in the comment box, and I'm always happy to share it in the Guest Gallery here!!

Happy Parching,

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

I'm Back....and I bring a challenge!!

Hello...hello...hello!!!!!  I know, I have been away far too long (had...and still have...a few new, serious health issues to deal with) and I promised at the beginning of 2012 there would be some new things to play with so although I'm a wee bit behind, I'll be writing again and sharing my journey through the wonderful world of parchment craft!!!

I had a lot of things "in the fire", so to speak, and they all need finishing up, so I can share them with all of you.  In the meantime, here is a little project to keep you busy :))  

Springtime Flowers Fan  


Today is the first day of Spring, so what better project than some spring flowers popping their little heads above ground!!  The inspiration for this fan came from bobbin lace, which I dearly love.  Below is a detailed view of my work.

Fan Detail  

CHALLENGE!!  WHO IS UP FOR A CHALLENGE?????   Awwwwww, come on now, I said up at the beginning that this would be a little something to keep you busy!!!!  lol

Springtime Flowers Fan Pattern
Okie dokie, here we go!!!  I LOVE CHALLENGES!!! :))  Everyone can see I chose white work as the technique for my fan.  My fan is also a full A4 size wall decoration.  The CHALLENGE is:  Download the FREE fan pattern and do whatever your heart desires from it.  When complete, either send a photo/scan back here, to me, OR some of you may find it easier to post to Facebook and I will download it from there and share it with all my wonderful blog followers right here in the Guest Gallery!!!  

Now, my challenges are not a competition so there is nothing to win.  It's simply a chance to take a break from 'other' things and take part in a self challenge using a pattern with absolutely no instructions!!!!!

Enjoy and have some fun....

Happy Parching,




Sunday, December 18, 2011

Do It - Do It Challenge #13

This is my entry to the parchment craft challenge blog  "Do It - Do It Challenge #13"  There are lots of very beautiful entries and while you are here, looking at my entry, please take a moment and click on the link to the challenge and see for yourself!!!

Do It - Do It Challenge #13
They always have a parchment craft challenge going on and with each new challenge there is a 'theme' you must follow.  It's great fun....and for me, I get to go somewhere else (aside from here on my own blog) and challenge myself!!!!  While you are there, say hello to Dawid, Jola and Joanna in the comment box....they will appreciate you stopping by :))

Happy Parching,


Monday, December 12, 2011

Starburst - Parchment Wall Decoration

Well now, I was thinking the other day that it's been awhile since I have offered up a parchment challenge here on the blog!!  Soooooo, having said that, let's see what we can do about it :))

This time I am going to share one of my own designs with you.....it's called "Starburst".  I will provide the pattern WITHOUT instructions and your task is to present your own interpretation of the pattern and when complete, please send me a photo/scan of your project!!  I always love to see all the different ways another person "sees" a pattern and how it can be made :))  With your permission, I will always happily share works from challenges (and other fun events) in the Guest Gallery, so don't be shy.....and don't think your work has to be perfect.....we're here to have fun and to challenge ourselves....and please, please, please, it is not a competition....there are no prizes!!!  So come on and join me and let's add your project to what I have made from my pattern.....

Anyone up for the challenge??


Starburst - Wall Decoration

Starburst Pattern        
**To print your pattern:  Right click on the pattern image and on the drop down menu, click on "save image to".  Click on "save" to wherever you want it to be saved on your computer.....or an external drive.  When you are ready to print, it can be reduced, or enlarged, to suit your project size.**

As you can see, I made my pattern into an A4 size wall decoration, however, in the challenge you can do whatever you like and any size you like!!  Use any techniques/tools/grids, etc. you like!!  You can combine other crafts (ie:  decoupage, embroidery, 3D, etc.) with your parchment.....step out of the box and see what you come up with!!  Most of all, challenge yourself and HAVE FUN!!!!  :))

Happy Parching,



Sunday, September 11, 2011

"Do It" Blog Challenge #6 - Hearts

Now, before I get into what I've been doing the past few days, let me share the link to this wonderful blog, from Poland, that's sole purpose is to arrange parchment craft challenges!!!  Zro'b To!- Do It!  Please go take a peek and see what they have been up to.  It's a great way to keep the juices flowing in the creative parts of the brain :))  They are on Challenge #6, which is HEARTS!!

I have just completed my project for the challenge and now I face another challenge!!!!  I've got to figure out how to link my project to their blog so everyone can see it....along with all the other beauties that have been submitted :))

 
My piece is a Wall Decoration and measures 7 X 10.5 inches and is suitable for a 9 X 11 inch photo frame.  It is my own design and the technique I have used is white work....and is called "Happiness"!!

Okay folks, I'm off to see if I can figure out what I'm to do to get my submission linked to the Do It! Blog :))
 
Happy Parching,