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Sunday, 17 March 2013

A touch of green at PanPastel UK

Good morning folks, and a big warm welcome to me new followers. Its lovely to 'meet' you.  I hope you're having a good weekend so far. I'm having a lazy one as I've got a bit of a cold and don't seem to have an ounce of energy so yesterday was spend lolling around on the sofa. Today sees the start of our new challenge at PanPastel UK where our theme is 'a touch of green'. Here's my DT project, which was one of the samples I made for the Graph'It markers show on C&C. As always our lucky winner will receive a fab PanPastel Starter kit from our generous sponsor Berni from Your Creativity Store.

I must apologise for the pics of this project, now my photography skills are pretty poor at the best of times but for some reason my camera really struggles to take a pic of anything purple, how weird is that? Anyway for my little canvas I took some Ranger tissue wrap stuff and coloured the back with yellow green shade PanPastel and some magenta extra dark and then applied the tissue to the canvas with Maimeri glossy gel medium. Once that was dry I applied light modelling paste through my favourite harlequin crafters workshop template and let that dry before applying gilding flakes to through the template (using flitter glu). I added more gilding flakes around the edge of the canvas too.

The poppy is a stamp from Chocolate Baroque, coloured with Graph'It markers and added some depth with PanPastels. I used Ranger black enamel accents for the centre and again used Maimeri glossy gel to fix the poppy to the canvas. The little heart embellie was also coloured with PanPastels and Graph'It markers, stamped with text and gold stazon and a layer of glassy gel. The wings were a freebie from Craft stamper, I 've used Clearly for Art modelling film, coloured with Graph'its and stamped with gold stazon and attached them with some cute little hinges from The Funkie Junkie boutique, adding some tiny purple gems. Here's another pic of the heart which shows the colours a little better:

I'm entering this project in the following challenges:

2 sisters: flowers for spring
Die Cutting Diva's : green and gold
Just add ink: just add green
One Stop Craft: anything goes
Wags'n'Whiskers: go green

Have a lovely Sunday, its dry here this morning so hopefully I won't get drenched taking the dogs out. Barney, our labrador puppy is really struggling to understand that his lead is for me to lead him and not the other way around lol. 
Thanks for popping by, and for your comments they always brighten my day
Claire xx


  1. This is stunning Claire, just the kind of thing I'd like hanging in my craft room.
    Jenny xx

  2. Hi Claire, a totally gorgeous creation and as soon as I spotted this on C&C with our Nikky I thought it was yours. So very beautiful and textured looking.
    Hugs, Fliss xx

  3. This is beautiful Claire. Love all the different elements which you have brought together to make a stunning canvas.
    Beryl xx

  4. This is stunning Claire. I really love the poppies in those wonderful colours. The textures and details are gorgeous.
    I hope that the weather stays fine for you and that you feel better soon.
    hugs Sue

  5. Stunning and to be honest, I can't see anything wrong with your photography skills! This looks amazing! The poppy certainly "pops" and I love the heart and wing combination with the hinges in between, looks so cool! Fantastic make altogether! Hope you'll feel better soon!

  6. This is gorgeous Claire and I love the poppies and colouring them in purple looks great with the greeny background. The guilding flakes add an opulent touch

    Jackie x

  7. Very pretty card. Thanks for sharing with us at Die Cuttin Divas

  8. Gorgeous!!...thanks for playing along with us at DCD!

  9. So fabulously tactile Claire. It looks wonderful and the heart and hinges are such a clever touch. I'm loving all your work with the texture paste. Hope that you feel much better soon. Nicola x

  10. What a beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at DCD this week!

  11. Everything bout this is gorgeous and a truly hand crafted card

    Thank you for joining us at Artistic Inspirations this week.
    Claire x

  12. Lovely Claire! So much texture. Fabulous!

    Thanks for joining us at One Stop Craft Challenge.


  13. A magnificent creation, Claire :)
    So much texture and depth - lovely!!

  14. stunning project thanks for sharing with us at 2 sisters this week good luck with the challenge Tracy xx

  15. So beautiful, love the colours, the flowers are gorgeous and the heart and hinges is fab
    Lindsay xx


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