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Showing posts from July, 2014

Summer at Pan Pastel Challenges.

The theme this fortnight is "Summer/Summer fun" over at Pan Pastel Challenges and I have decided to use the warm, hot and sultry colours linked to summer to create my project ... another 6"x6" canvas. I began by priming my canvas with Maimeri Gesso and once dry, tinted the background with my pan pastels; yellow ochre, dairylide yellow, magenta, permanent red and bronze. I have over stamped the edges using the wonderful stamp sets from Premium Craft Brands and either tinted the images with pan pastels or embossing powder. As a final touch, I used the small circles mask from Doobadoo to add a further layer.    I used the same mask on my oval layer to add both texture and interest. I again over stamped the edges with the Dandelion flower (from Premium Craft Brands) and then lightly colour tinted the panel. On a separate piece of card, I stamped the clock images, (adding their centres and hands), the butterfly (twice) and the "Time is precious"

Celebrating over at We Do Doobadoo

Edited to add: in my haste to be organised (say no more) my post did not appear when I scheduled it. Would like to blame blogger but in all honesty, it was probably me! It's been a little hectic here at the moment and was hoping for some extra "down time" as am on holiday but no rest for for the mildly wicked .... can't claim to be truly wicked as just do not have the time to fully mischievous (lol). The theme this fortnight over at We Do Doobadoo is "Celebrations" and as we have a wedding to go to, it gave me the impetuous to make the wedding card, although have to admit, it is a non-traditional wedding card. Using the small circles mask/stencil, I embossed all my layers and whilst the stencil was still in place, used a Versamark pad and inked the raised detail. I then applied clear embossing powder and embossed. All the papers edges have been distressed and highlighted using soft gold metallic pan pastel. Using the honeycomb soft boa

Spotty and dotty over at We Do Doobadoo

Oh my, oh my ..... didn't realise that it had been quite so long since I last blogged. Unfortunately life got in the way and has made things a little hectic over the last few months. The other downside was that I completely lost my mojo and there were more projects in the recycle bin, than on my table. Things are now looking brighter especially as the summer holidays have arrived. I have to say that breaking up is great but I'm not bothered either way but this term, I desperately needed the end of term! Before I share my Dobadoo project, I'd like to publicly thank my teamies for being so patient and understanding during my "absence" .... a big mwah to you all x The theme this fortnight over on We Do Dobadoo is "spotty and dotty" and I have taken the theme slightly laterally by adding spots/dots to my project using Maimeri Glassy Gel medium. Have to say it was a complete pain to photograph .... lol I have cut my card base using the largest die f

Inspired by Tim Holtz using my pan pastels

Before I begin, another big MWAH to my Pan Pastel teamies who have been brilliant during my absence ... and  a huge welcome to the new teamies too .... thank you ladies x x x The theme this fortnight over at Pan Pastel Creativity is "inspired by Tim Holtz" and I have some stamps that I have been itching to use on a messy project for a long while .... I have made a mini 6"x6" canvas which I covered with some paper left over from another project. I then coloured the paper with my pan pastels to create a sunny background adding gold highlight with my soft gold metallic pan pastel. I added various stamped images to add further dimension PCB clear stamps). I then stamped an Indigo Blu stamp along the bottom and added green highlights again with my pan pastels. I then added a few green patches on to the background to create an ethereal look (?!?). On a separate piece of card, I stamped the postcard and coloured it to match the background. I then stampe