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Sunday 19 June 2016

Anything Creative/Mixed Media Goes at We love 2 create!

Good morning folks, how's your weekend going? It's a bit grey and miserable so that's all the excuse I need to play in my craft room. We've got a new challenge starting at We Love 2 Create and as always our theme is 'Anything Creative/Mixed Media Goes' so there's no excuse not to join in, especially as our lucky winner will receive some fabulous crafty stash from Premium Craft Brands.

I've used a 12x12 canvas to create this project. I used the  beautiful Gardenia stencil from Prima and PanPastels for the lovely lady. PanPastels are perfect for this kind of project as they are so forgiving and blend beautifully.

I used PanPastels in shades of turquoise to create the background and then stencilled over the top with another Prima stencil and white gesso to create a subtle floral effect.

Next I added some more stencilling using a harlequin stencil and black gesso. Once that was dry I applied Fine Black Pearl PanPastel medium around the edges, blending it over the background to highlight the stencilling.

To preserve her modesty I gave her a dress made from white polkadot tulle with some resin flowers that I'd coloured with acrylic paint. The roses were a real bargain from the pound shop! I love a bargain lol.

I'm entering this project in the following challenges:
Alphabet Challenge: hand coloured image
Craft your Passion: Anything goes
Simply Papercraft: Anything goes

Thanks so much for visiting today, hope to see you again soon
Claire xx


  1. Pan Pastels on canvas... beautiful effect, softer than paint and without the shine of oils or acrylics. Love your lady's dress...

  2. This is really beautifully coloured. The lady is great and love her flowery coverup

  3. Wow, great work! Thanks for showing this on Paperminutes.

  4. There is something very mysterious about this image. I really like it and the way you have coloured it.
    Glad you stopped by at Creative Artistes Mixed Media Challenge this month.
    Hugs Sheryl DT member xx

  5. This is gorgeous. Very beautiful and creative. Thank you for joining us at Craft Your Passion. We hope to see you again!
    ~ Bonnie DT

  6. You’ve done a great job here and created a masterpiece! I especially like the harlequin stencil and her 'modesty bodice'! Thanks for playing along with our challenge at Simply Papercraft

    Sharon (Glittertastic)
    DT Member

  7. Wonderful piece of art, so beautifully done.

  8. Your canvas is stunning, beautiful work
    thanks for joining our challenge over at
    Debbie Dt

  9. A gorgeous canvas and a wonderful image. The stencils create a super sense of depth and I love the addition of the fabric for her dress.
    Thank you for joining in with the June challenge "Anything Goes" at Creative Artiste Mixed Media and good luck x

  10. Your work is just stunning, love how it has turned out
    Thank you so much for entering our challenge over at Creative Artiste Mixed Media Challenge Blog, we hope to see you join in again...
    Hugs Rhonda DT & Owner xxx

    Creative Artiste Challenge Blog


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