Sunday, 29 June 2014
I'm lucky enough to be given another opportunity to Guest Design over on the PanPastel Challenge.
The theme for the new Challenge is "Roses are a Girls Best Friend", come over and pop in your entry, the Design Team don't bite (in fact they're all rather lovely!!!)
I wanted to use this opportunity to show how PanPastels can be used to colour Paper Clay very effectively. I used the yellow and orange to colour mine and once the flowers were dry I used Copper metallic Panpastel to go over the edges as you would with gilding wax.
On the background of the tag I blended the yellow and green PanPastels and then stamped the roses from Premium Craft Brands stamp set (aptly named Roses). I then used Maimeri light modelling paste through their Spyrograph stencil to add a bit of texture, this I then hi lighted with the copper PP again. Even the ribbon was coloured with the pans.
Bird, butterfly and swirls were added along with a small stamped tag, pearls and chain to finish off.
I so enjoyed making this tag - click here to enter your project.
Sunday, 22 June 2014
I was very pleased and excited when Nikky and the PanPastel Team invited me to Guest Design for their Challenge Blog. The current theme is Flora and Fauna so I decided to try my hand at a Tryptich Tag.
I took an A4 sheet of white card and blended Violet, Magenta, Yellow and Orange PanPastels to make the background. I then cut around a Size 8 Tag, three times!!!
It was tremendous fun using different tree and plant stamps and I used the strip of card which was left over from the A4 sheet to die cut the butterflies in order for everything to tone together. I even used PanPastels to colour the seam binding. I'm not sure it shows on the photograph but I added black Distress Glitter to make it all pop (it twinkles beautifully when the sun catches it). PanPastels work incredibly well with masks, as you'll see on the centre panel I used a Tim Holtz sunray stencil to add a subtle sunrise.
After adding birds and a squirrel all was complete - I do hope you like it and that it inspires you to have a go and enter the Challenge. Click here to have a look at the lovely work from the Design Team.
Thank you so much Nikky and the PanPastel Design Team for letting me join in the fun.
Sunday, 15 June 2014
I can't explain how thrilled I am to have had my card published in Craft Stamper Magazine.
Take a look at Page 60!!!
This was a card I made using mostly Indigoblu stamps with the free Magazine stamp used for the sentiment. I used a method I'm particularly fond of which is off setting the stamping to give a shadow effect.
Wednesday, 11 June 2014
My project for this month is a birthday card for a friend who is 70 years old. I decided to make a box frame card which I coloured with Shaded Lilac and Squeezed Lemonade Distress Inks. I used flowers from Sweet Lilac which I coloured with the same inks and added a little glitter. A few flourishes and pearls together with a meaningful sentiment and I think (hope) my friend will love it.
I'd also like to enter this card in the Sweet Lilac Flowers Challenge - Anything goes.