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Sunday, 21 April 2013

Red, White and Blue at PanPastel UK

Good morning folks, we've got a new challenge starting at PanPastel UK and this week we've gone all patriotic with a 'Red, White and Blue' theme. As always there's a fabby PanPastel starter kit up for grabs thanks to Berni, our generous sponsor from Your Creativity Store! 


It was a great excuse to have a play as i'd been wanting to mess around with tartan style background with my PanPastels. I used Permanent Red and Ultramarine Blue pans, applied with a Sofft flat sponge bar. I used my ruler to keep the lines straight and then used my ruler again to create the white lines, this time i used my dinky little battery operated pencil eraser to remove the colour and complete the pattern.

I used an assortment of stamps from Crafty individual and the Artistic Stamper along with a gorgeous image from the Gecko Galz and layered everything up, adding some pearls here and there and a little rose.


To finish off I've added a little threepenny bit charm at the top of the tag and some lace, seambinding ribbon and a button with a little twine bow at the bottom of my tag.


I'm entering this tag in the following challenges:
ABC Challenge: lovely lace
Crafty Creations: no patterned paper
Crafty Sentiments: Lace and pearls
Charisma cardz: Flag colours (UK)
Creative Craft Challenge: red white and blue
Just add ink: new technique
One Stop Craft: not square

My teamies have got some fab project to inspire you so if you've got a few minutes, pop over to have a look. Have a lovely Sunday
thanks for visiting today 
Claire xx

19 comments:

  1. Fabulous!! All your detail is just amazing!!! Hugs Juls xxx

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  2. Fabulous tag Claire, love your tartan background and the bunting is gorgeous ! Sue C x

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  3. Such a fabulous tartan background Claire and so cleverly executed. I love all the patriotic elements you have used.
    Happy Sunday.
    hugs {brenda} x0x

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  4. Love your great red, white and blue tag, looks fantastic!

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  5. I love this tag Claire and your tartan background is fab

    Jackie x

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  6. Wow Claire! A stunner and such a clever background. Thanks for the lines tip too, must try that.
    Hugs, Fliss xx

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  7. Wow, what a showstopper - amazing combinations of patterns!
    Alison x

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  8. Awesome!!!!! Hugs Suzanne xx

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  9. What a gorgeous and patriotic tag, love it, thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week. Jac x

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  10. Gorgeous tag. Interesting composition. I like all these small flags. Beautiful images. Bravo !

    Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz this week.

    Hugs from France.
    Catherine.

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  11. fabulous tag, great colours and compostition. Thank you for joining in the Crafty Sentiments Challenge this time.
    Cathy xx

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  12. Awesome tag.

    Thanks for sharing at Crafty Sentiments this week.

    Susan

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  13. Nice use of color! Thanks for joining us at Hiding in My Craft Room!

    Diana
    HIMCR DT
    scrapperdi.blogspot.com

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  14. Brilliant - and very patriotic. Love all the detail.
    Beryl xx

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  15. Fabulous tag Claire - stunning background technique and so many gorgeous details.
    Thanks for playing along with us at Charisma.
    Good luck.
    Debs xx

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  16. So many layers! Love all the banners! Thanks for playing along with us at Hiding in My Craft Room!

    lovies =o) kel
    HIMCR DT
    http://scrap-photograffs.com

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  17. Wow, this is fantastic and so patriotic too. Thanks for playing along at Charisma this week.
    Carissa

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  18. Wow this looks amazing, thanks for joining in this weeks not square oscc xx

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