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Sunday, 6 April 2014

Pretty Shabby at PanPastel Challenge

Good morning folks, well we're forecast lots of rain today so thats enough of an excuse for me  to plan a day in my craft room lol. Before I go and get stamping though, we've got a new challenge over at PanPastel UK and this time our theme is 'Pretty Shabby Chic', there are two weeks to enter and we've got a fab prize of goodies from Your Creativity Store up for grabs to don't miss out on a chance to win!


 I had loads of messy fun altering the cover of a Next directory to create an art journal cover. After priming with a coat of Maimeri Gesso  I used  Maimeri Light Modelling Paste through the Fabric  and Mosaic stencils from Dutch Doobadoo for some texture. I added some colour with Turquoise Tint and Magenta Tint PanPastels and used Gold PanPastel for some shimmer. Next came lots of die cuts, again coloured up with PanPastels, I used a touch of Raw Umber to distress things here and there. The die cut flowers were made by using Maimeri Iridescent Paste on fabric, I brushed the paste on and then added a little colour by dusting over with my PanPastels and blending with a brush. I sprinkled on a little clear gitter and left it to dry for a couple of hours before die cutting the flowers and layering them up



The sentiment is a stamp from Chocolate Baroque, stamped over a Crafty Individual stamp that I'd stamped with versamark and gently brushed over with PanPastels.



Here's another view, the butterfly and corner were silver metal that I painted with white gesso and then dabbed with a little treasure gold. I added pink seam binding and some pretty lace from The Ribbon Girl


I'm entering this project in the following challenges:
Altered Eclectics: anything goes
Artistic Stamper: embossing and texture
Bloggers: stencil it
In the pink: anything but a square
Inky Chicks: use butterflies
Left of Centre: ribbon/flowers
Sugar Creek Hollow: make your own background

Thanks for popping by, have a great day and hope to see you again soon
Claire xx

23 comments:

  1. wow wow wow this is stunning!!!! love all the texture and detail!!! Hugs Juls

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  2. Oh wow this is so beautiful and feminine. Loving the soft colouring and beautiful flowers.
    Hugs
    Desíre
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

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  3. This is so gorgeous Claire , I love it!!
    Kevin xx

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  4. This is abslutely gorgeous Claire. Such pretty colours and your flowers are fabulous.
    Beryl xx

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  5. wonderful stuff Claire - this is sooo pretty - and what a great idea to use the Next directory - fabby xx

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  6. Oh my giddy aunt who would have thought a next directory could look so very beautiful...gorgeous Claire!
    Big hugs
    Tracy
    xoxox

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  7. This is beautiful, Claire, you do make some lovely things,

    Lucy x

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  8. Hey there amazin teamie I am loving your fabby Shabby Chic colours and the little detaills on your canvas love it xxx Hugs Terry xxxx

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  9. This is such a gorgeous card. Love all the beautiful details and embellishments. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. :)

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  10. I love what you've done here and the colours are beautiful. Fabulous effect, x

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  11. Fantastic project Claire! Thanks for sharing it with us at The Artistic Stamper!
    Alison x

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  12. Gorgeous work Claire! the fabric flowers just wow

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  13. so beautiful...i have to try this lovely...lizzi sch

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  14. Fantastic upcycling idea and adore all the detail, colour and texture you have added x

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  15. LOVELY make with Pan Pastels!

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  16. Adore this, it's so pretty! Fantastic make for the Pan Pastels challenge hun! x

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  17. Beautiful altered book Claire, wonderful texture! Thanks for playing along with the Bloggers Challenge.

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  18. Oh that's gorgeous Claire!! Love it! Thanks for joining us at Left of Center Creative Challenges this fortnight! Why not check out our latest challenge starting today! Mo dt coordinator xxx

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  19. what a lovely canvas, loving all that pink, so glad you joined us at SCH hugs

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  20. What a beautiful journal cover! Thanks for sharing it with us at Sugar Creek Hollow!

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  21. Beautiful texture and details - love it!
    Thanks for sharing with us at In The Pink :-)
    Kat x

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  22. Such a fabulous creation hun - Thank you for playing along over at Altered Eclectics this month.
    Elaine aka Ellapu
    Owner
    Altered Eclectics
    &
    Eclectic Ellapu

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