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A silver Sunday with Pan Pastels ...

Firstly, forgive my photos as they really do not show the sheer shimmery effect the silver and pewter pan pastels give my card. I have used the Doily 1 mask  (which is 6"x6" in size) as the main focus as when embossed on to the card, it looked like a snowflake (to me)! I first coloured my card with the pewter pan pastel and sealed it with a rather cheap (and very smelly ... yuk) hairspray. I did this as I did not want to lose any of the colour on my card when embossing the stencil. I then higglighted the embossed areas with teh soft silver pan pastel.  I cut a frame using my spellbinders dies and embossed the frame with the same mask and again, used the soft silver to highlight the raised areas. The baubles were stamped using versafine and then I carefully went around all the edges with the pewter pan pastel and added a little soft silver to the centre. I have added some wool I found in my materials box to hang my baubles at different lengths. My card

Premium Craft brands and holly leaves

The theme over on this weeks Pan Pastels/Premium Craft Brands Challenge blog is falling leaves. Well, I wanted to get ahead a little with my Christmas card making and have taken the falling leaves to be holly leaves .... I know slightly stretching it but hey, they are leaves! Here is what I came up with  ....... I stamped the leaves from the Premium Craft Brands "Winter Spruce" set on to white cardstock with a Versamark pad and then coloured them using Bright yellow green, permanent green and rich gold pan pastels. I then cut them out. To add to my wreath I have die cut some extra leaves and coloured them using the same pan pastels. I wanted their to be a warm sheen to the leaves and have used an autumnal colour palate rather than traditional Christmas colours. As a finishing touch to the wreath, I have added Perfect Pearls as red holly berries and added a sentiment to the centre. (Sentiment is from Premium Craft Brands, Perfect Poinsettia stamp set). For my

Premium Craft Brands and a canvas ....

The theme this week over on the Pan Pastels Challenge Blog is "water" and I knew in my head what I wanted to do but trying to put it in to a tangible project, was a little trickier! Also must say forgive the different background photos ..... finding a good location, at the right time, at the right angle etc to fully show off the iridescence, has been a struggle ... I primed the canvas with gesso and left it to dry. Whilst drying, I mixed blue acrylic paint with some dust from the metallic pewter pan pastel which looked so shiny and glistening together. Once the canvas was dry I painted the paint mixture over the entire canvas and the sides. I wasn't so patient this time and used my heat tool to dry it (lol).   I then added a good dollop of the iridescent paste to the paint mixture and using the 12"x12" "dots with edges" mask, applied my new paint/paste mixture on to the canvas with a palate knife. The pattern it leav

Metal Magic ....

that's the theme of this weeks Twisted Tuesday challenge. All you need to do is to add something metal to your project.Simples ...    Papers: Kaiser Craft Sweet Nothings I have made a card for my sister just because, I wamted to and for no other reason. I have used papers from Kaiser Craft Sweet Nothings and cut out a background shape & the little bird from the same papers. A paper doily adds another layer and adds a real feminine touch (don't you think)? I have  added some ribbon roses, a bow from bias ribbon and 3 card candi pieces. A quick card to make and used up lots of my bits that I have sitting in a pot beside me .... you know what I mean, off cut flowers, bits of leaves, half finished embellies etc. That is where I found the fan charm and a few pins too. The sentiment is a rub-on also found in a sticker/rub on box I seem to have started ..... eek, these boxes are multiplying far too quickly! Busy week this week with loads of things to do and am not