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Getting carries away with mediums and pan pastels ...

Happy Sunday everyone and it is indeed a happy Sunday for me! For my birthday my main present from hubby was to finish making me an actual craft area rather that I could make as messy as I wished and save the dining room table for eating at ...! All the decorating bit has been done and the cupboards get fitted tomorrow, then the task of filling them and deciding what will go where. So close now .... With it being Sunday, that must mean its time to share my DT project for "Love to Create Challenges" and I have decided to use one of the many canvases I have to create ... well, just to have fun and create something without having a plan in mind. I began by primimg the canvas with Maimeri white gesso and once dry, out came the pan pastel to make my background colour. I took all the hard work of blending them by using pan pastel colourless blender. Next I added some texture using a stencil and Maimeri modelling paste ... To add some shadow, I used pan pastel black m

Kraft-ing a fairy card with love ...

Candy Alert *** Candy Alert *** Candy Alert ***  Have you entered my birthday blog candy yet?  If not pop over to this post HERE to get all the details. It's another new challenge over at The Pencil Case and we are sponsored by Molly Harrison Art. I was very lucky and got to play with one of the images from the Flower Fairy colouring pages images, Butterfly Flower Fairy. The theme for this challenge is "K = kraft" and here is my project ... BUT WAIT .... numpty brain here got her weeks muddled. I've coloured the right image but matched it with the wrong theme ... shakes head ....! The new theme is "L is for love" .... and luckily (phew), my card does fit this challenge ... Colours used: Skin - light flesh and medium flesh Wings: light flesh (with glitter highlights) Dress: red violet and magenta Tights: dark carmine and scarlet lake Flowers and butterflies: red violet and magenta Greenery: sap green and apple green

"Love, Cherish, Hold" ... first Personal Impressions project

It's my turn to share today on the Personal Impressions blog ... oh happy days! In my DT package from Personal Impressions, I received a great set of stamps; Card-io Collection, Nuit Paris. I knew I just had to make a project using them first, so that's what I did .... I have a full step by step tutorial over on the Personal Impressions blog , so pop over and see how I created my card. Have a great day everyone and remember ... hold on to what you cherish ... Lou x x x Products and links: Card-io Collections Nuits Paris stamp set DaliART Butterfly Swirl Stamp The Moment Picked Raspberry distress ink spun sugar Pumice Stone distress ink pad Archival Ink - Jet Black Challenges

K is for kraft with Ching Chou

Candy Alert *** Candy Alert *** Candy Alert *** Have you entered my birthday blog candy yet?  If not pop over to this post HERE to get all the details. Last week I had a bit of a nightmare regarding The Pencil Case challenge . I seemed to muddle everything up; wrong theme but right image so I remade my project. Went to blog my project and realised that although I now had the right theme, I had used the wrong image ...aaaahhhhh! So am now hoping that I have it now correct because if not, I'm not sure I could cope. So with fingers crossed, I am hoping this is third time lucky... The theme for this challenge over at The Pencil Case is "K is for kraft" and we were given a Ching Chou image to play with and I  have coloured "Key of Love", with, of course, my Lyra Rembrandt Polycolor pencils. Due to my errors regarding this challenge, I took inspiration from Nikky and used a limited colour palate to create a sepia effect; which coincidently goes