Good morning my lovelies, I do hope you're keeping warm in this cold snowy weather. We've got a good covering of snow and more forecast for later, how exciting! I haven't been far at all this weekend, except for a play in the park with the dogs. Isn't is bliss to have a really lazy weekend sometimes? Anyway back to business and my post today is my DT project for PanPastel UK where our theme is 'Nature' so I've combined blues, greens and whites for a fresh spring feel. As always our lucky winner will be in for a treat as they will receive a fab PanPastel Starter set from our regular sponsor Berni at Your Creativity Store!
I began by stamping a Chocolate Baroque music stamp over an 8x8 card blank using versamark and then applied PanPastel is turquoise tint and yellow green. Next came a square of linen card punched with a MS punch around the page punch set and coloured with the same pans. Over this I added some embossed white card coloured again with the same pans and then inked with versamark and embossed with clear holographic EP. The bird cage die cut is a Marianne die, embossed with Gilded Ivory EP. The focal image is a gorgeous stamp by Crafty Individuals, coloured with promarkers, the image is layered up over a scrap of cheesecloth. I made a rose using a Paper Artsy stamp and added some tattered leaves - all coloured with turquoise tint and yellow green PanPastels. To finish off I've added a white seam binding bow and a little butterfly. The butterfly was a bit of an experiment - I wanted to try the Pebeo Fantasy paints with an embossed image - similar to Sheena's fantasy fusion technques but I'm rubbish with the lead stuff. I stamped the stampendous butterfly on acetate and embossed with white EP and then applied a generous layer of turquoise Fantasy paint, I was really pleased with the result although you have to be careful not to put too much on as the embossing is only slightly raised and if you put too much on it will flood. Hopefully you can see it a little better in this pic:
I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Allsorts: Flower power
Card Crafters Circle: layers
Frilly and Funky: anything goes
Totally Papercrafts: embossing
Well I don't know about you but I'm planning n spending the day in my craftroom, I've started a Christmas card (how organised am I????? lol) and I want to get it finished this morning. In fact as usual I seem to have quite a few things started and i've left myself a tiny square on my craft desk to work. No doubt I'll spend most of the day peeking out of the window to see if its snowing, I'm such a big kid.
Have a lovely Sunday and thanks for popping by