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Sunday 26 August 2012

Earth Wind and Fire challenge at PanPastel UK

Hi, I'm back again this time with my DT card for PanPastel UK where our theme is 'Earth Wind and Fire', you don't have to use all three but of course I had to try and be clever and do just that lol. 

I'd kind of decided to go with a fire theme and use my favourite dragon stamp from Chocolate Baroque,  I created a background scene with black, paynes grey and phthalo blue extra dark and then more or less covered it up with my other layers lol. I've make some flames with red, orange, diarylide yellow and black pans, matted on black card, the sentiment is stamped on card coloured with the same pans. 

The dragon is coloured with distress markers and then came the tricky bit, well actually it wasn't tricky at all once I'd worked out what to do but it did tax my poor little brain sell for a while lol. I used black and paynes grey pans and swirled them around the dragon with the edge of a sofft sponge, then to create more of a swirly wind effect I used the edge of a pencil eraser to remove some of the colour.  

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Do you stack up: Fantasy
Poodles Parlour: winged things
Totally papercrafts: Zesty summer colours

Don't forget that our lucky winner will receive a fab PanPastel starter set thanks to our lovely sponsor Berni from Your Creativity Store
Thanks for popping by 
Claire xx


  1. This is brilliant Claire - the dragon really looks as if he's struggling in a whirlwind. So clever. Your flames are amazing and the whole card is fabulous.
    Beryl xx

  2. WoW this is a blast love it! XOXO Zoe

  3. fantastic card Claire and just love that swirly effect round the dragon, so effective!
    Kim x

  4. A beautiful combination of the three elements - love it

  5. So love your interpretation of the earth wind and fire theme. Your swirling air is so atmospheric and the mountains in the background are super.

  6. The swirly wind effect is superb behind your dragon & the colours of the whole design quite striking.
    Lovely interpretation of the theme too.
    Paula (PEP)

  7. Lovely card - its perfect for our 'Masculine' Challenge over at Penny's Paper-Crafty. Good luck in the draw and hope to see you again for our challenge next week.
    Diane x

  8. Great card, so cool. Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.


  9. This is so awesome Claire. A great slant on our challenge. Super!! Thank you sharing it with us at Totally Papercrafts and good luck.


  10. I love the way you found to show the swirly movement of the dragon! Fantastic! Thanks for joining us at DYSU, and good luck!

  11. Beautiful card! I love the patterns, die cuts...everything! Thanks for joining us at DYSU this week!

  12. Fabulous fire themed papers you've created! Perfect with this image! Thanks for joining us at DYSU.

  13. Cool! Love the colors!! Thanks for taking part in Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge. Hope to see you again for our next challenge.


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