As I said the other day it is many years since I did any parchment work and now that I've come back to it I'm wondering why it took me so long. I have to admit that things are so much easier these days with the wonderful Groovi system from Clarity Stamps which does away with the (for me anyway) very tedious business of tracing images. I don't think this system really takes anything away from the pleasure of actual parchment crafting because once the image is traced you have freedom to emboss, snip, incorporate intricate lace work etc as the fancy takes you and as your skill, and patience, allow.
I have a small selection of Groovi items and this is more or less my first effort where I thought I'd go for something fairly simple to begin with and hopefully as time passes and I get going I can get back into some grid work and cutting although I will certainly have to practise these particular skills before they will be fit to be seen.
Enjoy the rest of the Bank Holiday weekend - you can maybe guess what I might be doing at least for some of the time!!
Various Groovi plates used
Colouring done from the back using Distress markers