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Sunday 22 January 2012

Use 2 of Something at PanPastels

Good morning folks, hope you've got your sunspecs on this morning as my card share today is rather bright lol. Today sees the start of our second challenge over at PanPastel UK Challenge Blog and our theme this time is to use 2 of something. We're really looking forward to seeing your beautiful artwork as we had so many gorgeous entries last week. This is a real change from my card last week which was very muted colours, for this card i've used  Iron Oxide Red and Yellow PanPastels with a little black

I made the background by applying red PanPastel around the edge of the card and yellow in the centre using a large angle sofft sponge and then gradually blended the colours together to graduate them. PanPastels are so velvety they blend perfectly and you can create a background in  literally a couple of minutes.  I then used black PanPastel to stamp the swirls around the border,  when you stamp with PanPastel apply to your stamp using a sofft sponge, they give a really soft and muted effect.

For the main image I used the same PanPastel colours, this time I masked a circle of the yellow before I blended in the with the red. I used a post it note, dabbed onto fabric to get rid of most of the sticky so that it didn't lift the colour. 
The large stamp with the 2 gorgeous birds is from Chocolate Baroque (Woodland Dreams themeplate) stamped with versamark and embossed with black detail EP. I've found that PanPastels are great for embossing on as you don't seem to get any static so no messy specks of powder on your project. 

I've painted the berries with Tinkabella ink, this gives a lovely shine but that doesn't show up too well on the pic. I've added die cut flowers (tattered florals) again coloured with the same PanPastel colours, a button, some twine and die cut leaves. In line with our theme I added a couple of tassels and 2 die cut borders.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Cheerful Stamp Pad: Birds of a feather
Crafty Catz: buttons and bows
Incy Wincy: Bold and bright
Moving Along with the Times: things with wings
My time to craft: Your favourite embellisment
 (I adore tassels on cards but i'm very mean with them so don't use them too often lol)
There she goes: Scene of back to nature
TCP Tuesday: Embossing
Totally Papercrafts: Make your own flowers

I hope you're going to join our challenge again this week, don't forget our lucky winner gets an amazing prize, our lovely sponsor Berni from Your Creativity Store will be providing a trial set of PanPastels for this weeks winner

Thanks for calling by today
Claire xx


  1. Morning Claire, I love this card and have been waiting to see how you made it ! I have learnt a lot more about using the PanPastels (cant' put them down ! Lol) since reading your instruction here ... thanks for that. I am going to try your techniques ...
    Eileen xxxx

  2. Claire this is gorgeous and such rich colours just superb! It must have taken hours but you make it sound so simple. Thanks for sharing love it Chanelle xxx

  3. Gorgeous card Claire, I love the colours you've used and the design and stamping is stunning as usual. Sue C x

  4. Hello Claire. WOW, what a fantastic, colourful and very detailed creation. I love it.
    Thank you for joining us at MAWTT and good luck.
    Love Sandra xxx

  5. This is lovely...Thank you for joining us at Incy Wincy Designs..And good luck..

    Caz Incy Wincy DT

  6. Beautiful card so vibrant! and the colours are soooo deep and rich, great to see you at Incy Wincy this week, hugs Samantha :0)

  7. Wow Claire, a gorgeous bright and summery card, in fact it makes me feel as though I could be in the African desert. Fabulous.
    Happy Sunday.
    luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

  8. I love this Claire, fab colours and embelishments.
    Jenny x

  9. Very lovely Claire, great use of the colours, thanks so much for sharing, and thanks for posting my candy on your sidebar! oh and corrected your name mis-spelling too, oops! (sorry) Shaz in oz.x

  10. Wow Claire, this is stunning. I must check out these Pan Pastels.
    Beryl x

  11. Another wow from me as well, its totally fabulous, x

  12. This is lovely Claire the colours are great they are so rich and gorgeous and they work brilliantly with the design and all the embellies

    Jackie x

  13. Claire, this is just stunning! Thanks for joining us at The Cheerful Stamp Pad! :)

  14. Great colours Claire, love it :)

  15. WOWEE absolutely love your card Claire such gorgeous vibrant sunset colours and thanks for the tips. I only have the pastel set and need to get another set with more vivid colours now. Have a great Sunday. XX

  16. Very striking indeed - I love the way you made the sun with the masking & the way the black just stands out so well against all the bright colours. Very eye-catching indeed.
    Paula (PEP)

  17. Gorgeous card Claire, I love the vibrant colours. I have Pan Pastels, but hardly ever use them. I think they need a bit of an airing after seeing your fab creations. Judith xx

  18. Wow, that's a fantastic piece, the bright colors are just my cup of tea.

  19. Wonderful eastern feel to this weeks DT project Claire, fab work. x

  20. A Wow, from me as well, its fabulous, love the bright cheerful colours.

  21. OMG a true work of art Claire, I love this.
    Nicola -x-

  22. Wow a truly fantastic card Claire, the colours on this are gorgeous, so vibrant and cheerful.

    Sue x

  23. WOW..that is absolutely STUNNING!! Thanks so much for playing along with this week's There She Goes challenge!

  24. Amazing card,Claire!So very beautiful!
    Thanks for joining us at Totally PaperCrafts this week.

  25. Hi Claire,
    wow what a stunning card, beautiful colours, gorgeous image & embelies, thank you for joining us at Totally Papercrafts this week, sue,x

  26. Oh my, this card is just gorgeous! Love the colors and the composition. Thanks for joining our "Birds of a Feather" Challenge over at The Cheerful Stamp Pad!

  27. Absolutely stunning! Thanks for stopping by at
    Marie x

  28. This is gorgeous. I am so glad you shared this card by entering "Birds of a Feather" at the Cheerful Stamp Pad.

  29. Fabulous card, love the hot colours and the layout that you've used to create your scene.

    thanks for joining in with the Tanda Teaser!


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