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Sunday 6 May 2012

Anything goes at PanPastel UK

Good morning folks, we've got a nice easy challenge for you this week at PanPastel UK, this time around our theme is 'Anything goes'! You don't have to use PanPastels to enter but of course we love it when you do :-)
This week we have a very special sponsor, my super talented teamie Linsday of LEJ Designs , make sure you check out the website as Lindsay has some amazing digis and our lucky winner this week will be able to choose 3 as their prize! I'd already made my card but pop over to the challenge blog as some of my teamies have used some LEJ Designs images and they are fab-u-lous. 

I've used lots of different warm reds, yellows and orange pans for this card, I began by creating a background by blending orange, hansa yellow and a little permanent red PanPastel on some white card and overstamped with the flower stamp (which comes from Chocolate Baroque's Pretty Birdcage stamp sheet). I used a pencil eraser to remove most of the colour from the flowers and leaves and then coloured with distress markers. The next layer is a digital paper designed by Lesley Wharton, printed off and then lightly coloured with yellow and orange pans. The focal image is from the same stamp sheet, I stamped it on some white card coloured with yellow and orange pans and again used an eraser ro remove the pans where I wanted to add colour with my distress markers. The large flower is made from crinoline fabric die cut using tattered florals and coloured with Pans, the smaller roses are made using tattered pinecones cut from kraft card and coloured with orange panpastel. To finish  off i've added some green pearls and a organza ribbon bow.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Deep Ocean: Punches/dies
The Stamp Man: Favourite technique 
(well mine changes from day to day but at the minute its experimenting with PanPastels)
There She Goes: May flowers
Tuesday Throwdown: In the garden

All these flowery challenges are making me feel guilty about the state of my poor old garden, the weeds are taking over but every time I think about putting my nose outside and doing some weeding the heavens open and I just have to shelter in my craft room. Ah well its bank holiday weekend so maybe tomorrow. Or then again maybe not as its bound to rain isn't it lol. 
Thanks for popping by
Claire xx


  1. Hi Claire. Gorgeous card. Lovin the papers and your main image. Love the flowers too. Good luck in the challenges.......Annie :)

  2. Beautiful,beautiful beautiful ! I can say no more... it's gorgeous!, Exxx

  3. Another wow creation Claire. Love every layer of it. Each one is a work of art.
    Beryl xx

  4. Good morning Claire, like your lovely 'painting'! Great job with all those techniques and those PP's! The sun is shining here and although it's cold it's lovely weather! So enjoy your Sunday, warm greet Miranda

  5. Beautiful card Claire, love the colours and gorgeous image and papers, love all the details too...very pretty.

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  6. Wow Claire! This is just amazing! Love the gorgeous warm colours and your stamping and embellishing is just fabulous.
    Hugs, Fliss xx

  7. This is fabulous Claire, I love the colours and the background that you've made. You certainly achive some amazing affects with Pan Pastels. I've just startd to use them, and so far am not disapointed. If I had not seen what you manage to make with them I'm not sure I would have bought them.

    Sue x

  8. Absolutely beautiful Claire the artwork that has gone into this is pure love.

    Hope you enjoy your weekend break.

    Hugs Shirley x x

  9. Fabulous card Claire, love how you use these Pan Pastels
    Beryl x

  10. A gorgeous vintage feel to your card Claire and a perfect fusion of colours.

    Enjoy the rest of the holiday weekend.

    B x

  11. A beautiful card in fantastic colors.

  12. Such a beautiful creation Claire, I love the floral papers and the colours and those flowers are stunning. Hope you are having a lovely weekend
    Lindsay xx

  13. This is just beautiful Claire - love the image and gorgeous colours. Hugs, Claire x

  14. What a glorious and richly coloured card Claire. The layers and patterns are gorgeous as are the flowers and your focal image. A real stunner.
    hugs {brenda} xox

  15. This is a beautiful card Claire , I'm starting to think I need some pan pastels but not sure where to start with choosing colours
    Jackie x

  16. WOW Claire, this is GORGEOUS. You have a way with colour as this creation shows. I think I will be getting a few Pan Pastels to try.
    Christine xx

  17. Oh Claire, this card is absolutely stunning. Your attention to detail is outstanding. Thank you for joining us at Hooked on crafts,
    Hugs Jackie

  18. Stunning! Love the color tones you chose. Thanks for joining in the stamp man Technique challenge and have a great day. Angela


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