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Sunday 4 November 2012

Bonfire Night Challenge at PanPastel UK

Good morning, time for a new challenge at PanPastel UK and this week we've got a 'Bonfire Night' theme for you. I struggled a bit with this one as I didn't have any firework stamps at all but managed to improvise lol.

I began by masking a moon and stamping rows of houses using stamps from Artistic Outpost. Then creating a dark night sky with PanPastels in Black, Paynes Grey and Violet Shade, removed the masks and gave it a blast of cheap hairspray to seal the PanPastel. I don't usually bother to seal it but I tried using pearl card which is very smooth so I thought I'd better seal it just to be on the safe side.

Next I coloured the couses with Graph'It markers. I rummaged through my stash and found some flower stamps from Chocolate Baroque that I thought would do for fireworks, I stamped them with versamark and then dusted over various shades of mica powders. While I was rummaging I came across some neon sakura pens that I haven't used for years so I doodled some more fireworks and added some light to the windows of the houses.

To finish off I added scraps of ribbon and fibres in lots of bright colours. 
I'm entering my tag in the following challenges:
Alphabet Challenge: T for tags
Forever Night: Make a tag
My Mum's Craft Shop: bold and bright
Polkadoodles: Bright colours and sparkle

As always our challenge winner will receive a fab prize, a starter set of PanPastels thanks to our lovely sponsor Berni from Your Creativity Store

As always I've got a fun packed Sunday morning cooking and ironing but hopefully it won't take too long and I'll manage to grab a few hours crafting  too. Its  freezing here, winter is definitely here we've had a few frosty mornings already so apart from walking the dogs I won't be venturing further than my craft room today
Have a lovely Sunday and thanks for popping by
Claire xx


  1. Great colours and stamps Claire and your houses are so cute.
    Enjoy your Sunday.
    Hugs Brenda xxx

  2. Fantastic tag, you've captured the essence of bonfire night perfectly. Have a great day. xx

  3. I love your fireworks tag Claire

    Jackie x

  4. This is a great project and perfect for our challenge this week at MMCS. Thanks for joining in and hope to see you again
    x catherine

  5. this is absolutely amazing, and i love the fact that you've used V for Vendetta on your tag! Top movie, Top Tag!!
    thanks for joining Forever Night!

  6. Brilliant Tag

    Thank you for sharing with us at Alphabet Challenges

    Shaz x

  7. Fab tag Claire, love the fireworks scene you have created. x

  8. Very beautiful Claire. I would not have guessed that you did not use firework stamps. Very clever!

    Thanks for joining us at Alphabet Challenge Blog.


  9. Gorgeous tag Claire, I love the night sky scene :)

    Thanks for joining us at MMCS Challenge Blog :)

    Tanya xx

  10. Gorgeous tag Claire. Love the sepia tones and the rows of houses are fab.
    Hugs, Fliss xx

  11. Gorgeous Tag, thank you for joining us at Forever Night this week. Abbie DT xx


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