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Embossing with Pan Pastels

It's week 2 of our embossing challenge over at Pan Pastels UK and adore how each of the DT have interpreted the them and used mediums and their pan pastels in different ways. I am in awe of my teamies and learn so much from them each week. The main thing I have learnt being on this team is to just "give it a go" and "go with the flow" ... well what do we have to lose? Just a bit of time and having fun creating. So my project this week was inspired (of course by the challenge theme) but by my growing collection of tins (and also my families frustration of having them hang around collecting dust), so this week I decide to alter a coffee tin in to a vase ready for Christmas. Gotta to say that I am starting to scare myself with how prepared I am getting for Christmas: it's unheard of normally! This is how my tin started  and after a quick coat of Maimeri gesso, I then added a layer of Maimeri Iridescent paste which I applied with my fingers. I wan

It's Christmas with Pan Pastels

I blinked and opened my eyes to discover it was Sunday already. Where did the weekend go that I do not feel like I have had 2 days off work? Am in a bit of a moaning minny mood today as managed to tear half of my thumb nail off. The tear is in the nail bed and is so painful but I am being a bit of a "girls blouse" about the whole thing, which is probably making things worse. Even my youngest son has rolled his eyes at me and suggested I made a cup of "man up" ... what a cheek! Back to happier things ... the theme this fortnight over at Pan Pastel Challenges is "embossing" and was a bit stumped first as couldn't decide where to emboss and colour a stencil, emboss and colour a stamped image, emboss and colour a die cut ..... so I did a bit of all three! I was faffing so much that I was in danger of the challenge passing me by ... eek. I began by colouring my card with red pearl, magenta, blue pearl and ultramarine, blending the colours with the n

Gardening with Dutch Doobadoo

The theme this fortnight over at We Do Doobadoo is "masculine" and for once, I knew what I wanted to use to create my card. However, I was also attempting to keep my card CAS but alas, again I was unsuccessful. I just can't stop stick things on ..... ! I have used the gardener Bob image from Work and Play 2 from Polka Doodles and coloured him with my Promarkers. Although you can get him on the W&P 2 CD, I have chosen to use the clear stamp of him instead. I bought several different coloured hessian rolls whilst on holiday in Ireland as they were a bargain... 3 for 1 euro ... and have used a piece as my background. I have also used 2 pieces of the honeycomb softboard to add to the background and then add some gardening bits (digi images from Sundae of Seasons CD). Finally as I couldn't stop sticking bits on, I added some Doobadoo softboard stars and laser art butterflies. There are some other embellies too but these were from my stash. Okay, it&#

Winston meets my Prisma pencils

I was rather tempted by a wonderful set of Prisma Colour pencils by a very naughty Claire (who has a great eye for a bargain) ... such a good price that I had to have them and she didn't really have to twist my arm that much (lol). So here is my first colouring attempt using them ... I have used the fabby sketch over at Polka Doodles Challenges for my DT card for this fortnights challenge and gone for quite a young feel to my birthday card.   Please meet Winston .... isn't he cute and adorable. I had great fun colouring him although need to practise a little more with my blending. He isn't quite so "yellow" in real life but the light here is naff so that means the light box will need to be dusted off and find a permanent place as Autumn is fast approaching. All the elements for my card were are from the Winston Deluxe Papercrafting CD which is chocker block. You will not be disappointed and if you are in need of some inspiration for any of the P

"Frame It" with Pan Pastels

I have cheated a little on the theme at Pan Pastel Challenges this week and sort of framed my sentiment ... lol. I adore this little Spellbinders frame and just wanted to use it. My background started as a piece of off white card which I covered with Magenta pan pastel. I then over stamped with Perfect medium and coloured the stamped images with some more Magenta pan pastel. For the off white panel, I stamped the same image and just dusted it with Magenta pan pastel.  For the bird, (Spellbinders), I cut both layers in off white card. The background layers was coloured pink (yep, Magenta again) and the top layer had a merge of magenta and orange with a coat of clear embossing powder for good measure. The flowers were stamped and embossed with white embossing powder. I have then coloured them with magenta pan pastel .... definite theme here (lol). After cutting the flowers out, I then added die cut flowers to the centres, finished with a pearl gem.