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Sunday, 1 March 2015

Stencils and panpastels ... perfect match!

Sorry my post is late but I have had camera woes. I seriously thought I was going mad, bonkers, nutty or even off my rocker. I have been trying to take photos of my project and just could get a decent picture. It didn't matter what I did, which setting I chose, which button I pressed ... still rubbish photo. I was tearing my hair out as couldn't figure out why it was happening and then I remembered .... the penny dropped slowly .... my darling son had used the camera to take photos and video for his media project. Whilst I was relieved that my sanity was indeed intact, I still couldn't take a decent photo for toffee. When he returned, he confirmed my suspicions, explained what he had done etc and how it created this effect, that effect etc, how brilliant the shots were .... then he caught me just looking at him; didn't say anything, just stared. Suffice to say the camera is back to how I need it and he has been given strict instructions that if he needs it again, leave it as he found things!

Anyhow, on to my project. The new theme over at Pan Pastel Challenges is "Stencil It" and I was over the moon as love using stencils .... however .... eons later, I'm was still flicking through my stencils deciding on which one to use ... lol. Finally made a decision and here is what I came up with ...


I used white gesso on the Flower Swirl stencil from Dutch Doobadoo to create my background. Whilst still wet, I added some white coarse pearlescent pan pastel to the raised images. It doesn't show in the photo but it created a subtle sparkly effect. Once dry, I cut the backing card up in to smaller pieces and began my project. I have used pearlescent yellow, followed by pearlescent orange and finally soft gold on the edges.


The centre panel is a piece of Stampbord which  first covered in perfect medium and then coloured using the same colours as above. Next using the flower swirl stencil (with perfect medium), I embossed the image(s) on the Stampbord. I covered the wet ink with a mixture of white and clear embossing powders. I then added a soft gold edging with my pan pastels.


 

Across the centre of the backing card, I have placed a yummy piece of decorative lace trim, topped with a soft organza ribbon and to one side, the Stampbord panel. Next I layered the panel with some flowers that I thought might compliment the stencil. The sentiment was a magazine freebie and is from Clearly Besotted.


Now that my post is finally "live", camera woes sorted, I think I had better doing some domestic chores otherwise we will all be going to work/school in a strange concoction of clothes!

Lou
x x x

Products I used:



Challenges:
Suzy Bee - anything goes with a twist
Brown Sugar - anything goes
Crafts 4 eternity - emboss it
Polka Doodles - ribbon and lace
Sister act card challenges - anything goes
Crafty Calender - anything goes
Crafts Galore Encore - anything goes
Creative Craft Cottage - include a sentiment
Sisters of Craft - anything goes
Come and Get It Challenges - emboss it
Glitter 'n' Sparkle - anything goes
Sentimental Sunday - anything goes with a sentiment
The Ribbon Girl - add flowers

25 comments:

MrsC.x said...

really pretty lou x

KarinsArtScrap said...

gorgeous Lou and so elegant.
Gr Karin

Julie xx said...

Lovely x

E.T. (Erum) said...

This is soooo prettty! The colours look amazing and that texture OOH!!! So gorgeous!
Thank you for sharing this with us at Sentimental Sundays!

Gail said...

So pretty - I love your attention to detail -great colours - I hope it goes to someone special -thanks for playing at CCC.

Linda Simpson said...

Stunning Lou, love the soft colour palette and the delicious lace. Glad to hear you got your camera sorted too.
Hugs
Linda xxx

Karon said...

Beautiful card Lou - thanks for joining us for our Ribbons and Lace Polkadoodles Challenge

Karon DT, Polkadoodles

Jan Ltc said...

Love it xx Jan

Anonymous said...

beautiful card and soft colours thanks for sharing with brown sugar this week Rachel dt

rachel taylor said...

beautiful card and soft colours thanks for sharing with brown sugar this week Rachel dt

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi this is a gorgeous card. Thank you for the very clear instructions. Hugs Jackie

Ewelina Nowak said...

wow!!! beautiful and charming card :)

Vic said...

What a lovely card! gorgeous colours and beautifully put together - Thanks for sharing with us this week, over at Glitter n Sparkle (Vic, DT x)

Lea Brawn said...

Absolutely gorgeous x

michele said...

Lovely card Lou, thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity this week hugs x

Tracy W said...

Beautiful, lovely colours. Creative Blessings, Tracy x

Beth F said...

Lovely soft textures on this card! Glad you got the camera figured out! Thank you for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore Challenge

KT Fit Kitty said...

Wow, this is gorgeous! So glad you linked up with us at Glitter n Sparkle for our "Anything Goes" challenge. Best of luck in our prize draw!

KT Fit Kitty
Glitter n Sparkle DT

karalschuknecht said...

Gorgeous card. Thanks for joining us this week at Brown Sugar Challenge. Karal DT

Trace C said...

Love the flowers on this card

Camille Short said...

What a gorgeous creation!

Rosebuds n Ribbons said...

Beautiful & Stunning card Lou .Thanks for joining us at Ribbons & Lace challenge http://www.polkadoodle.blogspot.co.uk/
Hugs Susan (Senior DT )xx

Hazel said...

Thanks for sharing your lovely crafting for Suzy Bee's Bloomin' challenge 69 - hope to see you again soon, Hazel, DT x

Ribbon Girl said...

Very pretty. Thanks for joining in with the Ribbon Girl Card Challenge - best of luck! Mary x

Anita Byrne said...

Stunning lou xx