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Sunday 14 July 2013

Birds and Butterflies at PanPastel UK

Good morning folks,  Sundays are my favourite day of the week and they are even better when the weather is like this and I don't have to go to work tomorrow lol. We've got a new challenge at PanPastel UK and our theme is 'Birds and Butterflies' Our lucky winner will receive a fab PanPastel starter kit from our lovely Sponsor Berni at Your Creativity Store, this is available to UK winners only but if you're not in the UK there is still the honour of the winners badge :-)

I've made a little canvas, the pic is diabolical though, the colours are much more delicate IRL but hey ho I'm a crafter not a photographer lol. The background was made with PanPastels using Permanent red tint, ultramarine blue tint and diarylide yellow tint. I added some Maimeri Light Modelling paste applied through a harlequin mask and sprinkled glamour dust over the top for some sparkle. I also added some rock candy crackle paint but it doesn't show up too well in the pic. 

The focal image is a Sweet Pea digi stamp, I think she's meant to be a Christmas stamp but I've coloured her up with my Graph'It markers using summery colours

I made the butterflies using stamps from Chocolate Baroque, stamped on acetate and embossed with WOW white EP. I brushed Maimeri gloss gel on the back of the butterflies and added glitter in pink, blue and yellow. Once it was dry I cut them out and popped the wings up with silicone glue before adding some little pearls. To finish off I've added a Chocolate Baroque Sentiment and a little filigree metal corner.

I'm entering this one in the following challenges:
2 Sisters: make it sparkle
Allsorts: fur and feathers
Charisma : No designer paper
flourishes timeless Tuesday: seeing clearly
Papertake Weekly: old, new borrowed or bllue
(old butterfly stamps and a new digi image)
Southern Girls: No spoolin
Totally gorjuss: sweet
Totally papercrafts: all of a flutter

Well I don't know about you folks but I'm going to make the most of the sunshine and sit outside with my markers and do a bit of colouring. My poor fur babies aren't too keen on this weather so I think I may buy them a paddling pool today, Benji is like a cat - he hates water but Barney is a lab and he just loves it so I reckon we may have some fun and frolics lol
Thanks so much for popping by
Claire xx


  1. Gorgeous card Claire. I love the pretty image and the butterflies look so beautiful.
    I hope you have a good Sunday
    hugs Sue xx

  2. This is lovely Clare you have been busy with lots of lovely makes this week

    Jackie x

  3. This is beautiful Claire, I love the image and details. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Allsorts this week for our Fur & Feathers challenge x

  4. Beautiful bright spring colouring, and those butterflies are stunning. Love it all. Hugs xx

  5. Love the texture of the background Claire and the colours you have used are stunning. Great digi image and the butterflies really finish the look. TFS

    Annie x

  6. Wow beautiful Claire, hugs, Karenx

  7. She is gorgeous Claire the colours are beautiful but I know what you mean about the photo taking it never shows how perfect the piece really is.

    Crafty hugs from Shirl x x

  8. beautiful card Claire. Nice layout and colours! Thanks for joining us in our No spoolin' challenge over at the Southern Girls XOX Tania

  9. Hi Claire, this is just gorgeous, love the summery colours and your beautiful colouring using the Graph'It markers. Enjoy your day off. xxx

  10. Wowzersss Claire what a fabulous project you made, I especially love your butterflies and your image is colored so beautifully, wowzersss Hugs Terry xxxx

  11. This is a beautiful creation. Thank you so much for joining us this week at TPC Challenge.

  12. This is beautiful and the colours are lovely Claire. Thanks for joining us over at Allsorts this week
    x catherine

  13. Absolutely gorgeous Claire, I love the colours and the textures and the butterflies are stunning, sorry I missed you at summer crafting Nikky said you were there but I couldn't see you anywhere, hope you had a good day
    Lindsay xx

  14. Gorgeous creation hun! Thanks for playing at Charisma Cardz! xxx

  15. WOW the acetate butterflies are simply stunning!!!!! Thanks for playing along with FTTC!

  16. So unusual and very beautiful, thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz this week, xxxx

  17. Fantastic card with beautiful colors and coloring! Thanks for playing along with us at Southern Girls Challenge!
    Carolyn DT

  18. LOVE it!!!!! And your butterflies......WOW


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