Monday, 9 October 2017

Grid Work

When I was part way through snipping out all the 'holes' in this piece of parchment I was questioning my wisdom in setting out to do such a large area of grid work.  However, once started I decided I should persevere and get it all done - not perfect but all good practice.  A diagonal grid was used and the flowers were made using a Groovi plate which has a lovely and so useful selection of flowers, leaves and butterflies designed by the clever Tina Cox.  The colouring has been done on the back using Polychromos pencils - flowers were cut out using scissors in this case.

I must apologise for my lack of commenting on various blogs just recently - things seem to have got in the way and somehow stolen some of my time.  Hopefully normal service will be resumed shortly.


  1. Oh my goodness. What perseverance to have cut all those diamonds out. The result is well worth it though. Such pretty colours. I know what you mean about life being somewhat chaotic at times. I'm sure time speeds up a little as each day passes. I need at least 6 moths before it gets to December. Hugs Mrs A.

  2. Wow this is beautiful Val, I am in awe of your patience! I've been bad at commenting too 🤔 x

  3. Well worth the perseverance Val, this is stunning. Well done with the parching.

    Sue xx

  4. Hi Val,
    oh my word this is so stunningly beautiful.
    Your work is excellent and it must have taken you ages to create.
    Love this wonderful design.
    I am in awe of your wonderful talent.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  5. This is gorgeous, you must have so much patience to do all that snipping out but it's well worth it because the results are stunning. Love the flowers :)
    Hugs Kaz xx

  6. Very very nice card you created!!! I love those amazing soft colors. Such an elegant card.

  7. Oh goodness, how do you have the patience? - mind you it paid off because you've created such a detailed and pretty card. Hats of to you :) x

  8. Absolutely stunning card Val your grid work and colours are amazing


  9. Goodness Val your card is a real stunner. The colouring is beautiful. I love your pretty flowers and the gridwork looks fantastic. I do it very rarely because of the time it takes. This is a great piece of work.

    I know what you mean about life taking over. It's been like that for me since my holiday and I'm still catching up! Barbxx