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Sunday 27 May 2012

Diamond Jubilee at PanPastel UK

Hi there, we're celebrating the Diamond Jubilee at PanPastel UK this week :-) Next weekend we'll all get a lovely long weekend off work to celebrate so let's hope the sunshine lasts. I've got to admit I found this theme a bit of a challenge and had to rack my brain for ideas so I'm looking forwardto seeing what you come up with. You don't need to use PanPastels to take part in the challenge but its great when you do. 

After a lot of dithering around I decided to make a royal themed card but using pink, white and turquoise instead of red white and blue. I've used one of the beautiful Chic Script digital papers by Lesley Wharton at Chocolate Baroque, Ii've added some extra colour with turquoise and magenta panpastels. I've clear embossed a couple of patched and stamped some text here and there with versamark and brushed with a little silver mica powder.

I got the pic from google images, printed it out and use matte multi  medium to transfer the image to some canvas. I've matted it on some white card coloured with more magenta PanPastel and punched with a MS punch. The roses were made with Tattered Pinecone die and the flourishes with Die-namics fancy flourish, again coloured with magenta and turquoise panpanstels. I made the bunting with a stamp from Artistic Stamper, stamped with versamark and added colour again using magenta and turquoise PanPastels. To finish off i've added a few sparkly gems.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Paper Pretties: Bold bright colours
Sisterhood of Crafters: old fashioned
The Stamp Man: Card for a Queen

Thanks for popping by today, do nip over and check out my teamies blogs - they are such a talented bunch!!
Claire xx


  1. Oh wow. I bet the Queen would love a scrapbook filled with beautiful pages just like this card. It's gorgeous.
    Beryl xx

  2. Hi Claire, this is beautiful image of the royal couple, I wonder what year it was taken...My favourite thing here though are the gorgeous colours that you have used!!!
    Dot x

  3. Wow, wow, wow Claire, this is fabulous! Transferring a photo to canvas - you are very clever. The colours are wonderful, love the way you used the pinecone to make the roses and as for the bunting - well, that's right up my street, love it. Gorgeous. Crafty hugs, Anne x

  4. Hiya Claire, love the bunting and those gorgeous flowers, fitting card for our monarch. x

  5. Hi Claire. This is a gorgeous and what a super image transfer. She was a stunning young woman and they were such a handsome couple. Loving the bunting too. Take Care

    Annie :)

  6. Claire, You did an amazing job with the colors! This is so pretty and the roses and swirls frame the picture so nicely! Happy Sunday and I sure hope your weather will remain warm and nice for next weekend!

  7. Hi Claire! A beautiful card for the Jubilee. Love the choice of turquoise instead of blue. Hope you had a good weekend. Best,Yvonne

  8. Just fabulous Claire and gorgeous colours.
    hugs {brenda} xox

  9. This is stunning Claire and really love the pink for red which looks rather vintage.
    Hugs, Fliss xx

  10. This is awesome Claire! Great use of color & design ... and I love the banner too! Well done! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood ‘THE GOOD OLE DAYS’ challenge and please come back again soon!
    one of the 'Sistahs'

  11. What a fun use of a non-traditional color combination...and a truly lovely result! Thanks for playing along with our Good Ol' Days Challenge at The Sisterhood of Crafters!

  12. Just popped back Claire to say thanks for sharing this with us at The Stamp Man.
    hugs {brenda} xox


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