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Sunday, 3 March 2013

Alter it at PanPastel UK

Good morning lovelies, sunshine again here so I may brave the cold and tidy the garden this morning but before I venture out, I'd better tell you about our new challenge over at PanPastel UK. Our theme this week is 'Alter it' and as always our lucky winner will receive a fab prize of a PanPastel starter set from our generous sponsor Berni from Your Creativity Store.

I've altered a plain little wooden box, I began with a layer of watered down Maimeri Gesso and once that was dry i added colour with Ultramarine Blue tint PanPastel and a little Raw Umber PanPastel. Next I applied Maimeri Iridescent paste through a Crafters Workshop Template, I love this stuff its so shimmery and gorgeous! Once that was dry went over with Graph'It markers using the chisel tip to add some colour.  The focal image is a gorgeous stamp from the Stamp Man, I've coloured her with PanPastels and Graph'It markers and cut out before attaching to the lid of the box with Maimeri Matte gel medium.

Next i stamped some flowers from the same stamp set on the box with versamark and applied Ultramarine Blue PanPastel over the top. I whizzed a brown Graph'it Marker around the edges of the box and around the image, softening the colour with the blender pen. To finish off iv'e added a couple of glittered acetate butterflies and a  little flower (made with air dry clay and coloured with PanPastel to act as a little knob to open the box. I've sealed the finished project with Maimeri Matte Gel medium. Here's another pic of the finished project:

I'm entering this project in the following challenges:
Allsorts: for a lady
Bloggers : alter it
Cheerful Stamp Pad: anything but a card
City Crafter: wings of an angel
Forever Friends: animals/Butterflies or birds
Happy Campers: use a favourite stamp
Incy Wincy: anything but a card
Simon Says Stamp: anything goes

thanks for visiting today and for your kind comments too
have a lovely day
Claire xx


  1. What an amazing creation this is ... so beautiful! Many thanks for playing at CCCB!

  2. Thanks for joining in at Allsorts this week, your creation is gorgeous and must have taken so much time, just stunning. xx

  3. Hi Claire!!! What a fantastic box!!Thanks so much for sharing this week at CCCB :-)

  4. WOW! What an amazing project. Its Beautiful. Thanks a bunch for playing along with us at CCCB!

  5. Claire,
    Beautiful as always love that image and you chose the perfect colors to make her pop.

  6. Hi Claire, what an amazing project! Just stunning.

    Thanks for joining in with us at MAWTT this week.


  7. Beautiful altered box Claire, so many wonderful details! Thanks for playing along with the Bloggers Challenge!

  8. What a wonderful project! Thank you so much for sharing with us at Allsorts and good luck in the challenge!


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