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Sunday 1 April 2012

An Easter Challenge at PanPastel UK

Hi folks, my card this morning is for our new challenge at PanPastel UK and this week our theme is Easter. You don't have to use PanPastels to enter this challenge, but we love it when you do. If you fancy trying them out, do pop over to Your Creativity Store as Berni has a fab 10% discount plus free p&p at the minute! All you have to do is use the code panpastel when you check out. 
 For my card I've created a little scene using PanPastels and an Indigo Blu Easter Bunny stamp  that came free with Craft Stamper.

PanPastels blend so beautifully, its really quick and easy to create a faux brayered scene in a few minutes. I began by tearing a sheet of copier paper to create a mask for the hills. I started by laying down a layer of white panpastel and then added some Ultramarine blue to create the sky. I don't have any of the tints yet but its so easy to blend you can make beautiful pale colours by blending with lots of white. I then worked down the page using my mask and various shades of green PanPastel (I used  Permanent green,  Chromium oxide green shade and Phthalo green shade)

I stamped in the bunny rabbits using blach archival ink and then added lots of foliage using stamps from Chocolate Baroque and Autumn Leaves. To embellish the card I added a couple of little glittered acetate butterflies from a Crafty Individuals stamp, some raffia and a lovely prima flower.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Fab'n'Funky: Easter
Our creative corner: How green is your spring
Simply Create too: Eggs or bunnies
Top Tip Tuesday: Easter and/or animals

Don't forget our lucky winner will receive a fabby PanPastel Trial set from our lovely sponsor Berni from Your Creativity Store

Thanks for popping by. I've got loads of catching up to do as I haven't been able to do much blogging this week due to a yukky eye infection but its improving now so hopefully I'll be able to catch up with everyone's blogs now
Hope you're having a good weekend
Claire xx


  1. WOW Claire your card is gorgeous.I do love cards like these.I might have to give the panpastels ago,i`m seeing them alot recently,loving the looks you get with them.
    have a great Sunday.

  2. This is so gorgeous Claire. You've made a brilliant background with the Pan Pastels and the stamped scene is lovely. I'll have to check your labels for other examples of Pan Pastels and then have aplay with mine.
    Beryl xx

  3. A glorious scene Claire and perfect for Easter with those sweet rabbits in the front.
    Hope you have a great Sunday.
    hugs {brenda} xox

  4. Absolutely beautiful, I love the clever background, and the beautiful bunt silhouettes. Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz this week!

  5. Claire: Your card is great--I love your silhouettes. Glad you joined us for Challenge #10 - "Bunnies/Eggs" at Simply Create Too.

    Simple Create Too Design Team Member

  6. Gorgeous card Claire ! I love the background you created, perfect with the trees and those cute little bunnies. I was lucky to pick up a couple of Craft Stampers magazines while in Scotland in March, so I have the sweet stamp too ! I've never seen Pan Pastels here in Canada, will have to shop around on the Net. Have a great day and thanks for all your inspiration, Shirley

  7. This is a gorgeous card Claire, I love those little bunny rabbits, I haven't used mine yet, shame on me! I stocked up on some more PPs today, as I met up with Kay and Alfie from IndigoBlu at a show. I will try and take part again in the challenge this week, time permitting. I must admit, I do love PPs and how they blend, the colours are beautiful.
    I love your scene, and the blending is great. I only got a white today, so I will have a go, hugs, Judith xx

  8. Hi Claire,

    Beautiful card, lovely scene you have created, thanks for sharing at Fab'n'Funky this week. Hope you are having a good weekend.

    Pat xx

  9. Love this!!

    Thank you for joining us at Charisma this week! x

  10. So pretty! I love that card - the look of that panpastel beauty is divine. Thanks so much for joining The Sisterhood of Crafters for our Easter Challenge.

  11. What a beautiful card, you colours and images are great.

    Thank you ever so much for joining us here at Fab 'n' Funky.

    Anne-Marie x x

  12. Lovely Easter scene Claire and those Pan Pastels are great! warm greet Mirandax

  13. Claire this is just wonderful. I love the silhouette of the bunnies and your hills and sky look fantastic. Good luck in the challenges too.

    Linda xxx

  14. Hi Claire! LOVE the scene you have created here! GREAT job! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood ‘EASTER’ challenge and please come back again soon!
    one of the 'Sistahs'

  15. Adorable Claire you have made an amazing scene everything looks stunningly real.

    Hugs Shirley x x

  16. A wonderful scene, love the background and the images.

  17. Lovely Easter Card. Thanks for playing along at Craft Your Days Away.


  18. Very pretty background! I love how you made a silhouette scene, very pretty. Thanks for starting your spring this week at the OCC!

  19. This is such a beautiful card. The bg is amazing and the layout is fantastic! Thank you so much for sharing at Our Creative Corner.

  20. OMG this is an awesome card! I love those hills they are just stunning! it; and I will say it is just perfect with the silhouette stamp just so so pretty! Did I already mention that I love it?

    Thanks for playing along with us at Top Tip Tuesday this time around; hope to see you back often:0)



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