Tuesday, 9 May 2017

A Tiny Idea

Good Evening.

I have had an idea that has gone round and round in my head for a few weeks now and a part of me keeps telling me that it is probably a crazy one and best not to start on it ... However, the other part of me will not let it go so I might as well try it, right?

So the idea is to create at least one mini piece (approx. 2x2in) of parchment work, either with Groovi or traditional methods ... Everyday. Why? Because, it can be my escapism from everyday things that HAVE to be done. Because, it will give me an opportunity to play and create for my pleasure. Because, a small teeny tiny piece does not take as long as a large parchment piece does. Because, I can practice various techniques or techniques I have not used for a while. Because, I think it will be fun. Because, ..........

So anyone want to join in? Of course, no one needs to create one everyday. I'm probably being optimistic that I will be able to create one everyday myself. The mission is to create a tiny piece approx. 2x2in and on parchment paper. I'll be using the 5th square from the inside from the Groovi A5 Nested Square Plate or 3rd from the inside from the Groovi A5 Scallop Nested Square Plate for my finished size.

I'll post my 2inchies on FB and you are most welcome to tag me or post on my post your creations if you decide to have a go.

So to start, here are my today's makes ... Each finished parchment piece (approximately 2x2in or 5x5cm) has been mounted on 7x7cm coloured paper and 8x8cm black card using brads and finally on white card stock approx. 4x4in (10x10cm).





And here is a step by step for the landscape one in which I just used the plates from the starter kit. 

1.) On regular parchment, emboss squares 4 and 5 from the inside from the nested squares plate.

2.) Using the squares on the plate as guides, emboss extra lines between the 2 square to create 3 squares within the border.

3.) From the trees plate, use the small tree on the plate to emboss a tree using the branches. From the landscape plate, emboss hills, sun and birds. The birds were created using the hills at different angles. The photo below is as it looks on the back.

4.) Colour on the back with Perga Colours Exclusive. From the front, perforate with the 2-needle perforating tool and cut with parchment scissors (or Perga Cutters).

5.) To finish, mount the little piece on Clarity Designer Paper and black card with brads and stick this on white card.

I actually really enjoyed doing these and am already looking forward to creating some more (or at least one) tomorrow.

Take Care. Enjoy.

Love and laughter
Tina x

36 comments:

  1. Brilliant idea. I'd never thought of making Twinchies with parchment, although I've seen them done with stamps and mixed media.

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  2. What a great idea Tina, will be having a go at this. Love all the ones you have made. x

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  3. Loving this idea! I will get my thinking cap on. Xx

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  4. I look forward to seeing your designs. Will hopefully gain some inspiration. I did some groovi today but not the size to show you on here

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  5. Great Idea Tina, I will try and join in as well. Lovely idea and some lovely finished pieces.xxx

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  6. I really love this idea Tina - it won't happen every day with me, but it is SO much more achievable to do a piece this size. I look forward to see the next one(s) - Gilly xx

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  7. Hi Tina, It brilliant ideas. Look forward to seeing your designs. Thanks x

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  8. That is a great idea to create small parchment and I will surely try to make a few. I love your design and looking forward to see more.
    Laurence xx

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  9. I like the idea. Not sure I will get one done everyday but happy to have a go. Love the first inspiration. X

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  10. I am being too optimistic I can get one done everyday so I can completely understand if it is time permitting. I just think it would be so much fun and would be great to see what everyone creates. :) x

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  11. Lovely idea, I like working small. Just finishing the horse baby plate. For great grandson number 2. Born a few days ago. Haven't attempted pricking and cutting yet. Enjoyed watching your dem today on catchup. Xx

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  12. Tina your a fantastic lady with fantastic ideas I'm still practicing practicing practicing but will try to do as you suggest & look forward to seeing everyone's creation. Well done you clever, talented lady & am catching up slowly on your shows I recorded them all, you were brilliant & I love the hairstyle xxx

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  13. This is like ATC for parchment, fab idea to get us new to the craft going x

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    1. The same thought had occurred to me. Incidentaly, I have just joined Jodie Johnson's ATC Facebook challenge and had thought of making a parchment piece for this.

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  14. What a brilliant idea especially for a beginner like myself, less daunting than trying to create a large piece. I'm sure I won't be able to do one every day but I will give it a go. Thank you.

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  15. Brilliant idea, love them, I will have a go ! X

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  16. Brilliant idea. Not sure I can do one every day but I'll give it a try tomorrow! X

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  17. Sonia Burgess.9 May 2017 at 22:01

    I like your idea Tina, It will encourage us newbies and give us confidence. Small is good.

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  18. Great idea ! Not promising anything at the moment but you never know! Xx

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  19. Brilliant idea Tina, will try at the weekend when i get more time. Love the ones you made, wonderful work x

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  20. Superb idea Tina. You will always have a card topper to hand for those little emergency cards! Definitely give it a go. Thank you xx

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  21. That's a lovely idea, I will try to join in. Thanks 😊

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  22. What a great idea Tina - I will definitely give it a go. It won't be such a disaster if it goes wrong being only a small piece of parchment!!! I might even have a go at snipping!!!

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  23. What an inspiring idea, to make 5cm squares to practice with. The ones you have made are beautiful.

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  24. What an inspiring idea, to make 5cm squares to practice with. The ones you have made are beautiful.

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  25. Great idea Tina. Love your creations.

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  26. Brill idea Tina. Will give it a go time permitting, already planning first one. Learning loads from your programmes, thank you. And the new hairstyle is quite simply stunning!

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  27. Tina, this is inspired. A great way to try out ideas and techniques with very little stress. You took an idea that I was percolating (I just fancy a proper cup of coffee), which was parchment ATC's, but I like your idea much better. I need this kind of stress buster right now. Bless you for coming up with it. xxx Maggie

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  28. Tina this is a great idea. Never done any parchment work,although as with so many things keep meaning to have a go.
    Love all your examples,they are beautiful x.

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  29. I love this idea, will try x

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  30. And a good idea for using up those bits left from a Mistake. Or do three or four in the same vein and mount them together to make a normal sized card. Ann.

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  31. Louise Blackah10 May 2017 at 10:24

    What a fab idea. I've done some ATCs using the groovi system, so they are 2.5 x 3.5 inches and they look fab. Will def. be having a go at this. Life is hectic and need me time and this is ideal; small but satisfying.

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  32. Chris Williams10 May 2017 at 18:13

    What a fab idea Tina.Me thinks mini Christmas cards!!Thank you

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