My lovely blogland friends

Sunday 21 July 2013

Summertime at PanPastel UK

Good morning, I'm not a happy bunny as I'm back at work tomorrow but I shouldn't complain as I've had the most glorious weather for my leave.  My card today is for our new challenge at PanPastel uk where the theme is 'Summertime'. Our lucky winner will receive a fab PanPastel starter kit from the lovely Berni at Your Creativity Store (UK addresses only) so don't miss out!  I've used these gorgeous stamps from Chocolate Baroque for my card, they are called 'Honey Bee' and its on special offer this week too!

I began by using Hansa yellow tint and dairylide yellow PanPastels to create my background and stamped the honeycomb stamp over the background. The beauty of PanPastels is that you can erase them so you don't need to be too precise and you don't need to use masking techniques as much. I used a battery eraser to remove the colour from the bees wings on the background.

I stamped the flower on some scrap card coloured with the same PanPastels and added some depth with Graph'It markers, cut it out and curled the petals a little. The sentiment is also from Chocolate Baroque, I didn't stamp the 'be' from the sentiment as I thought it would be fun to replace it with a little buzzy bee!

The larger bees were made by stamping the bee stamps on acetate and embossing with black EP. I added some Viva glossy gel in yellow to the back and let it dry, next I brushed some Maimeri gloss gel on the back of the wings and dusted with glamour dust before  cutting them out.

Here's another pic to show the little bees:

I'm entering this is the following challenges:
Bloggers: things with wings
Brown Sugar: anything goes
Stempelsonnen: summer
Wags'n'Whiskers: summer fun

If you've got a minute pop over and check out my teamies beautiful projects, they are stunning as always. Well after a couple of weeks of salad and  snacks, I'm heading off to the kitchen to cook a scrummy Sunday lunch, no doubt helped by Barney who is never far away when food is around lol
have a lovely day and thanks for popping by 
Claire xx


  1. Oh I love bees and honeycombs! This card is a real stunner, must check out those stamps!! This looks amazing!

  2. It's lovely Claire - that looks to be a great stamp set
    Beryl xx

  3. Stunning creation, Claire, absolutely love this, so up my street xx Zoe xx

  4. Wundervoll!
    Danke für´s Mitmachen bei der Stempelsonnenchallenge.

    LG Dreja

  5. Great card, defiantly captures summer.
    Amanda x

  6. What a great card!! Really like how it all ties together so nicely! Thank you for playing along with the Inky Impressions Challenge!
    Danni-Inky Impressions DT

  7. Gorgeous Claire ! The combination of images are beautiful and I would love if you could give me a lesson using Pan Pastels, mine are sitting lonely here :) Happy Sunday, Shirleyxx

  8. Das ist eine bezaubernde Sommerkarte geworden!
    Danke für Deine Teilnahme bei der Stempelsonne
    GLG Tamesis

  9. Ganz bezauernd die Karte. Sehr schön

    Vielen Dank für die Teilnahme an der Stempelsonnenchallenge.

    LG Tina

  10. Beautiful, such a happy card Claire. Hugs xx

  11. Wow I love this Claire! It's so bright - a real summertime creation!
    Hugs xx Cara xx

  12. Lovely summer creation and great use with the stamps and PP's! warm greet Mirandaxx

  13. This is just up my street bees sunflowers and eapecialky honeycomb! !!! Stunning!

    Crafty Hugs
    Heather xx

  14. Wow. Fabulous Card. Love the bees and the card base colour, Yellow. Thanks for joining us at Brown sugar. Good luck.

  15. Oh I absolutely love this. Great design with the beehive, bees and popped up flower. Thanks for playing at Inky Impressions and good luck. Hope to see you back wednesday for a new challenge. Bettina DT Member at Inky Impressions xx

  16. Stunning Claire, love the dimension to the images! Thanks for playing along with the Bloggers Challenge!

  17. What a wonderful card! Thanks for sharing with us at Wags 'n Whiskers, Susan x

  18. Absolutely stunning Claire, love the colour and the bees, sorry I have been so rubbish with my commenting lately
    Lindsay xx


Thanks for taking the time to look at my blog, all your comments are really appreciated

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...