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Sunday, 5 August 2012

Summer Fun at PanPastel UK

Hi there folks, I've been battling with the weeds this weekend so the thought of sipping a cocktail and  having a paddle in the sea is very appealing lol. Our theme at PanPastel UK this week is 'Fun in the Sun', hopefully you're getting some sunshine where you are but if not the new challenge is  a great excuse to create a little sunshine 

Right on to my DT Card, but first apologies for the dreadful photo, I'm blaming the weather as its been a very cloudy (I'm not complaining though as at least it hasn't rained all weekend)

I've used a shaped card black and of course PanPastels to create the background. I've used ultramarine blue plus the tint and shade for the sky and rubbed out areas for the clouds before highlighting with a little paynes grey, magenta and hansa yellow tint. I've use yellow ochre and a little burnt sienna for the beach and for the sea I've used shades of turquoise panpastels.

The gorgeous little cutie having fun on the beach is a Marianne clear stamp, I cut her out and popped over the ribbon with foam pads. I've added some texture to the sand and the waves and  a little sandal charm to act as a stopper for the easel. The charm was bright pink and glittery, eeeeeeek now annoying when I'd looked everywhere for it but I used gesso to change the colour and painted it with acrylic paint and added stickles to the tiny flower. I've used some secret ingredients for this card, but you'll have to watch this space to find out more lol.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Crafts 4 Eternity: summer sun
Creative Belli: Vacation/travel   
Cupcake Craft: The great outdoors    
Marianne Design Divas: Anything goes

Our lucky winner will receive a fab PanPastel starter set courtesy of the lovely Berni at Your Creativity Store

Thanks for popping by, have a happy Sunday
Claire xx


  1. Hi Claire, that image is so cute! Love how you have created the gorgeous sky and beach and the sea looks wonderful with the waves in it. A truly beautiful card. A x

  2. A lovely card, great texture on it.

  3. Good morning Claire,

    Can I join you for that paddle cocktail ?

    The card is really great and at least remind us what summer is like, even if the weathers lost its way.

    Have a good Sunday.

    B x

  4. Hi Claire, Wow what a gorgeous summery card, looks like Summers should be! love those fabulous effects and your wonderful colouring, Hugs, Teresa x

  5. WOW! this is fabulous, I love the colours and detailing


  6. Really gorgeous Claire, I love the sweet image and the textures are fantastic
    Lindsay xx

  7. A gorgeous card Claire, if only today's weather was as good as it looks here. I love the texture you've added to this card.

    Sue x

  8. Love it. Very clever design and your skills with Pan Pastels just get better and better.
    Beryl xx

  9. Brilliant easel card Claire - I love the beachy scene. Thanks for playing along with MAWTT this fortnight. Hugs, Claire x

  10. Love your way with the PanPastels & clouds. Excellent surf on the sea I wonder what the secret ingredients are.............hmmmm.
    Paula (PEP)

  11. Aww this is brill Claire ... I wanna be there lol !
    E xxx

  12. This gorgeous creation is perfect for our Great Outdoors Challenge. Thanks so much for playing at Cupcake this week. x

  13. Looks so lovely and summerly ! hugs, Marion

  14. Super card Claire, wonderful textures and beautifully summery.
    Hope your weekend is going well.
    Hugs Brenda xxx

  15. Oh this is beautiful Claire! I love the image and you've coloured her beautifully… and wow! that sky background loooks so real… as does the sea and sand… I could almost walk into this card… it really does capture Summer!!
    Thanks for joining us at MAWTT for my 'Summer' theme and Good Luck in the Challenge!
    Hugs Sue xx

  16. This is a lovely summery card Claire I love the texture you have added to the sand and the waves

    Jackie x

  17. Hi Claire, Ah this is brilliant what a great card. Thanks for playing our Summer Challenge on MAWTT this fortnight, Love Hazelxo

  18. This is lovely, fab little scene you have created.
    Thank you for joining us at Crafting for all Seasons.

  19. Love this scene Claire, the texture on the sand and in the water is fab, love it. Hugs Suzanne

  20. Such a sweet and adorable card! Great image too and sweet details! Thank you for joining us over at Cupcake Craft Challenge! Good Luck! Hugs and sunshine

  21. So great!!!

    Thanks for joining us this week at Hanna and Friends.


  22. Wowza Claire, this is gorgoeus!!! Love how you did the water!!

  23. Thank-you so much for sharing your fabulous card with us at Crafts 4 Eternity this week. :)

  24. Wow beautiful sky, sand and sea with this cute image. Hugs, Lesley

  25. Gorgeous card - so beautiful.
    Many thanks for joining us at Hanna and Friends

  26. Wow.... this is really summer!

    Thank you su much for joining us at Hanna and Friends.


  27. So cute. I LOVE the texture you added! Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and leaving encouraging comments! Have a blessed day! Melisa


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