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Showing posts from December, 2013

Snowflakes are a falling ......

well that was what I have tried to make here for the new Pan pastel UK Challenge blog this week. The theme is snowflakes (surprise, surprise) and I have taken all my inspiration from the Doily 1 mask from Premium Craft Brands. I just think this mask lends itself to be a snowflake .... don't you? Everything on my snowflake has been embossed with this gorgeous 6"x6" mask which adds a stunning texture and dimension to my large snowflake. I have layered my snowflake using different die cuts and all of these have been embossed, covered in Versamark and then dusted with Silver Metallic pan pastel. This add a stunning sheen to the snowflake which I don't think I have captured very well. I've gone all arty with my camera shots as the sun was shining and highlighting the ivy in the garden, so I thought that this would make a brilliant back drop. However sunlight on a white object is not the easiest then to share with you all! There are 6 layers to my s

Christmas with pan pastels

Hi everyone, Didn't realise how long I had been away from my blog but after a bout of illness, am back and have so much to catch up on. I have loads of Christmas cards still to make but the main present bit is finally done ..... phew! Over on the Pan Pastels UK challenge blog , this week we were asked to use only paper and card to create our projects and that was even down to the embellishments. When I first saw the theme I was a little "aaaahhhh" but then realised with the use of die cuts (where would we be without our machines?), my card came together very quickly. The dark background was covered in Maimeri paste using the dots with edges folder and then when dry, embossed using a Tim Holtz Sizzex folder. A quick dusting of white and pewter pan pastels and my background was made. I wanted to use this fab reindeer die cut from Tattered Lace as my main focal point and covered him in Versamark and then used my lush Copper and Bronze metallic pan pastels. He c