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Sunday 22 April 2012

Add a flower at PanPastel UK

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
Claire xx


  1. What a brilliant way to use the PPs Claire it has worked perfectly, love the creativity and ideas you have plus it's created a gorgeous card.
    Thanks for linking this to The Stamp Man challenge.
    Have a great Sunday.
    hugs {brenda} xox

  2. That is a stunning card Claire, what a beautiful effect
    Trish xx

  3. Oh my goodness Claire, what a fabulous fusion of colours and the gold embossing sets it all of beautifully.

    Hope you have a lovely Sunday.

    B x

  4. Hi Claire, loving the effect with the pan pastels, very impressionist and dreamy, stunning colours and great contrast with the gold embossing. Have a lovely day and enjoy your yummy roast lamb (my fave too!) xx

  5. This is such a pretty card Claire. Hugs, Claire x

  6. Wow Claire such beautiful and vibrant colours, great card! warm greet Mirandax

  7. Really stunning as always Claire I love the floral images and that flower is beautiful. Hope that you have had a lovely weekend
    Lindsay xx

  8. I'm well impressed with this card Claire... It's just lovely. The Pans work so well!! I've not tried paint fusion ... I'm not sure I would be any good! All this pretty stuff and roast lamb as well! .... you can keep the ironing !! xx

  9. Fab Card! I love the flowers and boarder is so cute. TFS & Thanks for joining us at HIMCR DT AJ!

  10. Amazing. I really can't get ovet the different effects you get with those Pan Pastels. I love it.
    Beryl xx

  11. This is the softest thing ever!!
    Thank you soo much for sharing your project with us at Oozak's blog!

  12. Wow, Claire! This card is beautiful - so soft, feminine and Springy! I love it! I'm going to have to try those Pan's. ;-)

  13. Beautiful card!! I love the flowers and colors! Thanks for joining us at HIMCR!

  14. This is just fantastic and your colouring is awesome.
    Thanks for joining us for our Shabby Chic / Distressed challenge over at The Stampman.
    hugs Kimx

  15. Such a lovely soft feminine card. Love your coloring. Thanks for joining us in The Stamp Man Shabby Chic Distressed Challenge and have a great day. Angela


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