02 February, 2018


It's been ages since my last calligraphy projects and equally long since the pictures of this gilded initial letter - a little commissioned work for a birthday - is waiting in my archive to be published.
According to the instructions, I first covered the letter with a thin layer of gold and added a border of red ink after that. In the end, here's a result that confirms I'll probably never master the art of illuminated calligraphy.
To imagine its real-life size: the letter itself measures about an A4 page. 
A little contribution to the February collection of Create in Austria - artwork created by Austrians and/or in Austria.

And a combination of red on a parchment-coloured background I like much better than the above one ;)

613 avenue create: ATG
a bit more time to craft: ATG
allsorts challengeblog: old favourites (calligraphy equipment)
crafting with an attitude: ATG
crafty gals corner: ATG
creative moments: ATG
cute card thursday: ATG
inspiration destination: ATG
love to craft: ATG 
pennys papertake: ATG
through the craftroom door: ATG
wortartwednesday: ATG


  1. Ooo, how fabulous! What an awesome art form! Thanks for sharing your creativity with us at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenges!

  2. Nice technique! Thank you for entering our challenge at Allsorts this week.

  3. Looks fab, thanks for joining us at Allsorts, xxx

  4. Looks brilliant to me-----Thank you for joining us at 613 Avenue Create
    Carol DT x

  5. It looks really great, Thank You for joining us at Creative Moments challenge. DT Ella

  6. What a beautiful card you made. Simple but beautiful. Thanks for joining the challenge. Greetings Helma Creative Moments

  7. Beautiful.
    Thanks for entering Creative Moments Challenge. Hope You join our next challenge
    hugs MiaPuh
    DT Creative Moments

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  9. Thank you for sharing your lovely crafting for our February challenge 19 at Love to Craft, Hazel, DT x

  10. Beautiful Calligraphy.looks great.
    Thanks for participating in the craftingwithanattitude challenge.

    DT- Craftingwithanattitude