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Sunday 21 April 2013

Red, White and Blue at PanPastel UK

Good morning folks, we've got a new challenge starting at PanPastel UK and this week we've gone all patriotic with a 'Red, White and Blue' theme. As always there's a fabby PanPastel starter kit up for grabs thanks to Berni, our generous sponsor from Your Creativity Store! 

It was a great excuse to have a play as i'd been wanting to mess around with tartan style background with my PanPastels. I used Permanent Red and Ultramarine Blue pans, applied with a Sofft flat sponge bar. I used my ruler to keep the lines straight and then used my ruler again to create the white lines, this time i used my dinky little battery operated pencil eraser to remove the colour and complete the pattern.

I used an assortment of stamps from Crafty individual and the Artistic Stamper along with a gorgeous image from the Gecko Galz and layered everything up, adding some pearls here and there and a little rose.

To finish off I've added a little threepenny bit charm at the top of the tag and some lace, seambinding ribbon and a button with a little twine bow at the bottom of my tag.

I'm entering this tag in the following challenges:
ABC Challenge: lovely lace
Crafty Creations: no patterned paper
Crafty Sentiments: Lace and pearls
Charisma cardz: Flag colours (UK)
Creative Craft Challenge: red white and blue
Just add ink: new technique
One Stop Craft: not square

My teamies have got some fab project to inspire you so if you've got a few minutes, pop over to have a look. Have a lovely Sunday
thanks for visiting today 
Claire xx


  1. Fabulous!! All your detail is just amazing!!! Hugs Juls xxx

  2. Fabulous tag Claire, love your tartan background and the bunting is gorgeous ! Sue C x

  3. Such a fabulous tartan background Claire and so cleverly executed. I love all the patriotic elements you have used.
    Happy Sunday.
    hugs {brenda} x0x

  4. Love your great red, white and blue tag, looks fantastic!

  5. I love this tag Claire and your tartan background is fab

    Jackie x

  6. Wow Claire! A stunner and such a clever background. Thanks for the lines tip too, must try that.
    Hugs, Fliss xx

  7. Wow, what a showstopper - amazing combinations of patterns!
    Alison x

  8. Awesome!!!!! Hugs Suzanne xx

  9. What a gorgeous and patriotic tag, love it, thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week. Jac x

  10. Gorgeous tag. Interesting composition. I like all these small flags. Beautiful images. Bravo !

    Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz this week.

    Hugs from France.

  11. fabulous tag, great colours and compostition. Thank you for joining in the Crafty Sentiments Challenge this time.
    Cathy xx

  12. Awesome tag.

    Thanks for sharing at Crafty Sentiments this week.


  13. Nice use of color! Thanks for joining us at Hiding in My Craft Room!


  14. Brilliant - and very patriotic. Love all the detail.
    Beryl xx

  15. Fabulous tag Claire - stunning background technique and so many gorgeous details.
    Thanks for playing along with us at Charisma.
    Good luck.
    Debs xx

  16. So many layers! Love all the banners! Thanks for playing along with us at Hiding in My Craft Room!

    lovies =o) kel

  17. Wow, this is fantastic and so patriotic too. Thanks for playing along at Charisma this week.


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