Good morning folks, don't you just love Sunday mornings? I do and they are even better when you don't have to go to work the next day lol. Anyway my card this morning is for our new challenge over at PanPastel UK where our theme is 'Add a flower'. My card was a bit of an experiment, I've used paint fusion techniques but used PanPastels instead of paint! I'm quite pleased with the effect
I used watercolour card and stamped the Sweet Pea Stamps by Sheena Douglass in Smoky grey versafine ink. I then used a generous layer of white PP before having a bash at paint fusion, I was chuffed to bits that it worked and it just goes to show how beautifully Pans blend to achieve this technique. I used I Sofft knife with a flat sock and double loaded the sponge with white and violet or magenta Pans for the flowers. For the leaves I used Bright Yellow Green shade and Permanent green shade. Once i'd finished I gave it a light spray with hairspray and added a little more definition to the leaves and flowers with Inktense pencils. You can see the detail a bit better in this pic
The background uses the same colours of Pans blended with lots of white. The swirls are from Chocolate Baroques Artistic Expressions themeplate, embossed with gold EP. I added some cream seam binding ribbon and some flowers made from Crinoline fabric (from Linda's Zibbet store, check out the link in my sidebar), die cut with Tattered florals and coloured with Pans.
I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Craft us Crazy: mothers day or flowers
Hiding in my Craft Room: April showers bring handmade flowers
Oozak: anything goes
The Stamp man: shabby chic/distressed
Through the craft room door: your favourite technique
(I love paint fusion and i love PanPastels so this card combines two of my fav technques)
Truly Madly Crafty: handmade flowers
Don't forget the lucky winner of our challenge will receive a fabby PanPastel trial set from our lovely sponsor Bernie from Your Creativity Store !
Right i'd better go I've got a pile of ironing and lunch (roast lamb yum scrum!!) to prepare before i can escape to my craft room today.
Thanks for visiting