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Sunday, 18 January 2015

"Happy Birthday" with Pan Pastels

Oh my another week has flown past and we are half through January already! Slow down 2015, please ...... ! I was very lucky and received lots of wonderful cards and presents in the week for my birthday making me feel very spoilt indeed. I'm off today to spend some of my vouchers today so have got my comfortable clothes and boots on as feel a mammoth walking session happening .... can't wait!

The challenge this fortnight over at Pan Pastel Challenges is "Happy Birthday" and as it is my step-mother's birthday next weekend, so I used the challenge to give me the inspiration to create her card.

I have used the wonderful Premium Craft Brands heart stencil to create my background and I used a new technique (to me) to create my background. I covered the stencil with Perfect Medium and then carefully covered this with magenta pan pastel. I then run the stencil through my Grand Calibar and voila, the stencil both embossed and coloured at the same time ..... little scream of delight followed by a happy dance ensued.

On a piece of light kraft card , I again covered the same stencil with Perfect Medium and ran it through the Grand Calibar. This time I embossed the result with clear embossing powder. Next, I cut the heart in to tiles and layered them on to my background.

I have had this stamp set for eons (Roses by Joanna Sheen) and decided that as one of my goals this year is to use my older stash and not always succumb to buying the next greatest thing ..... being 100% honest, this won't last but I am still going to mix my older items with my newer purchases ...! I created a thick paste using magenta pan pastel and then carefully pressed the stamp in to this, stamping the image on to some dotty paper I found in my "scraps box". I them water coloured the images using the same mixture and once dry, cut the flowers out. I repeated the process for the leaves using permanent green shade pan pastel.

I then layered my flowers around the tiles, adding a cosmic shimmer pearl centre. Finally I added a "Mother" rub on as my sentiment .... see I did say that I would use up my rub ons in a previous post, and so far, I'm keeping to it.

Phew, think that's everything and now all I need to do is create a box for my card.

Have a great day everyone and I'm signing off as a day of shopping is awaiting me. Tonight though, I am going to catch up with all my blogging as I have not had the time this week to look properly at everyones wonderful projects.

x x x x

Products I used:

Aud Sentiments - anything goes
In the pink - anything goes (with pink)
Southern Girls - firsts (my first is my pan pastels technique)
Alphabet Challenge - X for Xperiment (my pan pastels technique)
Aloha Challenges - use scraps
Simply Create - for a female
My Time to Craft - love is all around
Paper Creator's Crafts - anything goes


Tracy said...

Screaming with you Lou. ..It turned out beautifully! !! I need to use my stencils more. Big hugs xxxxx

Ngaere Bennetts said...

Lou this is just gorgeous and I love the techniques you have used, thank you for joining us at Southern Girls.

Billie A said...

Very pretty card and love all the details. Really nicely done. Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments.

Alljazzed2create said...

Lovely, lovely card.. Thanks for joining us here at Kitty Bees for this weeks challenge.

DT Pam

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Fabulous card Lou, thank you so much for playing with Simply Create Too.

Warm hugs

Julie said...

How gorgeous! Love the flowers. Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments. We are currently having a DT Call and would love for you to apply
Julie t

Leanne said...

Lou this is pretty!! Your stepmom is going to be over the moon over it. I enjoyed reading your post and couldn't help but LOL at your delight with the results of the new techniques.
I guess as a crafter it's expected of us to try to use what we have, but companies make it hard to not want to get the new "shiney" toy! best of luck to you! :)
Mahalo for joining our KBD Aloha Friday Challenge (#39). You used your scraps very well! Good luck!

Christine L said...

Your card is beautiful - I really love that stencilled background and the layout you created.

Thanks for sharing at In The Pink - good luck and hope we see you enter again soon!

Christine x

MagsB said...

A beautiful card, hun, the heart background is gorgeous! Thanks for joining in at My Time to Craft!

love Mags B x

Jennifer LaVite said...

What a beautiful design! The colors are fabulous and I think I see shimmer too. The layers are amazing. Thanks for joining us at Alphabet Challenges.

Kim Heggins said...

Sweet Mother's Day card...I love your beautiful flowers and all your wonderful detail. Thank you so much for playing along with us at Simply Create Too.

Shaz Earl said...

Fabulous creation thank you for joining us at Alphabet Challenges for our X for X-periment challenge
Shaz x

Jill Jacobsen said...

very the way you did the heart stencil...I hadn't thought of doing that way...I will try it:)

Cely said...

So very cute! Thanks so much for playing with us this fortnight for our "Use up your scraps" Aloha Friday Challenge at Kitty Bee Designs!

Lau W said...

So pretty card ! Superb colors !
Thanks for playing with us at the Paper Creator challenge ! xx

Julie said...

Really lovely card Lou, thank you so much for sharing it with us at Southern Girls this time, Julie.x

Holley (Tondre) Barnhart said...

Wow, this is just Stunning!!

maria f. said...

So much to admire. Your technique. Your colors. What a special card for a mother. Thanks for joining the fun at Simply Create Too.

cotnob said...

This is a fabulous card, such pretty flowers.
Thank you for joining us at Paper Creator's Crafts.
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