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Sunday 4 August 2013

Floral challenge at PanPastel UK

Good morning my lovelies, what are you up to today? Its another sunny morning here so I'm hoping to sneak a couple of hour in the garden with my book later but first here's my DT project for our new challenge at PanPastel UK where our theme is 'Floral/Flowers'. As always there is a fab prize for our lucky winner, for those in the UK the prize is a PanPastel starter set from the lovely Berni at Your Creativity Store

My project was a bit of a happy accident lol. I was watching the lovely lady from Sweet Poppy stencils demoing at Summer Crafting and fell for this gorgeous poppy stencil. She used a technique with distress inks, translucent stencil paste and microbeads so I bought the stencil, thinking I had the paste at home - of course when I got home I could find white, pearl, black etc etc but no translucent. I had a bit of a brainwave and decided to try Maimeri glossy gel instead and it worked a treat.

I created the background with PanPastels, and then used Pans through the stencil, applied the Glossy gel through the stencil and removed the stencil, before applying the microbeads. I dropped the whole thing face down on the carpet - not to be recommended as it squished the beads a bit but overall I'm quite happy with the effect, you can see it a bit better in this pic:

Once it was dry I popped the scene in a collage frame that I'd coloured with Panpastels and added texture with Maimeri light modelling paste and a harlequin stencil. I used a bit of treasure gold to add some highlights.

I'm entering this one in the following challenges:
Alphabet Challenge: M is for micro/mini
(I've used microbeads on my project)
Creative Moments: anything but a card
Inkspirational : anything goes
Sparkle and Sprinkle: anything but a card
Victorine Originals: Summer colours

Well i'm about to take the dogs for a nice long walk so I can have an hours peace in my craft room, Enjoy your day whatever you're doing 
Thanks for popping by today,
Claire xx


  1. This is stunning Claire. The poppies are so beautiful and the colours are wonderful.
    Sue xx

  2. Wow, looks amazing! Never even heard of clear stencil paste... very clever and the effect is stunning!

  3. This is a lovely card Claire but then I do love poppies

    Jackie x

  4. This is beautiful Claire the poppy is my very favourite flower and you have coloured it beautifully!Reminds me of Normandy!

    Crafty Hugs
    Heather xx

  5. So pretty, love the beautiful poppy and the scene you have created is fab
    Lindsay xx

  6. It's beautiful Claire. Love the poppy scene but most of all the fabulous frame.
    Beryl xx

  7. Great technique, beautiful. Hugs xx

  8. Now that was a great 'thinking outside the box' moment Claire and it looks so good. Hugs, Jenny x

  9. What a lovely card Claire. So glad you posted a close up as it looks so different to the image in the full card. I like both of course but I never would have imagined the close up to look like that had you not shared it. Gorgeous. Thanks for playing along at Inkspirational this week.


  10. Hi Claire! Congrats on your DT post at PanPastel and thank you for joining in at our challenge at Inkspirational! Your project is jaw dropping. I always wish I could do more with PP! You seemed to have mastered tem. Bravo! Hope all is well.

  11. Fabulous card! Wow would have never believed this gorgeous card evwe hit the floor! Thanks for joining us at the Alphabet Challenge Blog!

  12. Great card, fab design and lovely texture!

    Thank you for joining us at the Alphabet Challenge Blog!


  13. Wow! This is stunning, I have this stencil and love it, great technique by the way! Happy New year xx hugs, Zoe xx


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