Anyhow, on to my project. The new theme over at Pan Pastel Challenges is "Stencil It" and I was over the moon as love using stencils .... however .... eons later, I'm was still flicking through my stencils deciding on which one to use ... lol. Finally made a decision and here is what I came up with ...
I used white gesso on the Flower Swirl stencil from Dutch Doobadoo to create my background. Whilst still wet, I added some white coarse pearlescent pan pastel to the raised images. It doesn't show in the photo but it created a subtle sparkly effect. Once dry, I cut the backing card up in to smaller pieces and began my project. I have used pearlescent yellow, followed by pearlescent orange and finally soft gold on the edges.
The centre panel is a piece of Stampbord which first covered in perfect medium and then coloured using the same colours as above. Next using the flower swirl stencil (with perfect medium), I embossed the image(s) on the Stampbord. I covered the wet ink with a mixture of white and clear embossing powders. I then added a soft gold edging with my pan pastels.
Across the centre of the backing card, I have placed a yummy piece of decorative lace trim, topped with a soft organza ribbon and to one side, the Stampbord panel. Next I layered the panel with some flowers that I thought might compliment the stencil. The sentiment was a magazine freebie and is from Clearly Besotted.
Now that my post is finally "live", camera woes sorted, I think I had better doing some domestic chores otherwise we will all be going to work/school in a strange concoction of clothes!
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Products I used:
Suzy Bee - anything goes with a twist
Brown Sugar - anything goes
Crafts 4 eternity - emboss it
Polka Doodles - ribbon and lace
Sister act card challenges - anything goes
Crafty Calender - anything goes
Crafts Galore Encore - anything goes
Creative Craft Cottage - include a sentiment
Sisters of Craft - anything goes
Come and Get It Challenges - emboss it
Glitter 'n' Sparkle - anything goes
Sentimental Sunday - anything goes with a sentiment
The Ribbon Girl - add flowers