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Sunday 20 October 2013

Time for a new challenge at Premium Craft Brands PanPastel Challenge

Good morning folks, how's your weekend going? I got loads of jobs done yesterday so I won't feel guilty having a lazy play day in my craft room today. I'm going through one of those phases where you start loads of stuff so i've got bits and bobs drying all over the house lol. As its Sunday its time for a new challenge at Premium Craft Brands PanPastel UK Challenge and this week we're using Autumn Colours on our projects. As always there is a fab PanPastel Starter set for our lucky winner from Berni our lovely sponsor at Your Creativity Store. Pop on over to the challenge blog and find out all the deets and of course check out my teamies fab projects too.

I've made a canvas for my DT project, its one of those projects that nearly ended up in the bin soooooo many times lol. I began by using Maimeri Light Modelling paste through a couple of different stencils, once that was dry I set too sticking all manner of bits and bobs on with Maimeri Matte Gel Medium - i've used die cuts, ribbon, bead string, some old earrings, some little square plastic tiles, gems etc etc.

 Next I added a liberal coat of Maimeri Matte Gel all over and while it was wet I used a duster brush to sprinkle on PanPastels. I used all Autumnal shades - Phthalo Green, Yellow Green Shade, Burnt Sienna, Raw Umber and then lots of Metallic PanPastels. I just loooooove the Metallic PanPastels!!!  Once it was dry I went over with my brush again, blending all the colours together to create a distressed metallic effect.

Lastly I added some black and then some Silver PanPastel to highlight all the texture, its so hard to get a decent pic as the Metallic Pans are so shimmery?

I added a sentiment to fnish off, I thought this quote was pretty appropriate lol, its from Chocolate Baroque and is one of my favourites.

I'm entering this project in the following challenges:
All Crafts: anything but a card
Artistic Stamper: alter something
Crafty Ribbons: anything goes with ribbon
Creative Moments: lace/anything goes
Quick Quotes: stamping
Word Art Wednesday: anything goes

Thanks so much for visiting today, have a lovely day
Claire xx


  1. Oh, my word, Claire!! This is magnificent.
    The metallic Pan Pastels are amazing and with all those gorgeous details, I could look at this forever :)


  2. Claire this is wonderful I do love the autumn colour palette
    Jackie x

  3. Wow Claire, this is amazing, so beautiful and very clever xx

  4. So glad it didn't end up in the bin Claire - though goodness knows why it would. Love all that texture and the warm colours.
    Beryl xx

  5. Hi Claire, such a gorgeous vintage style canvas art piece, love it ! The metallic Pans are beautiful. Happy Sunday, Shirleyxx

  6. Om my word Claire...This is jaw droppingly gorgeous, all the different layers and textures...swoon!!
    Big hugs
    Tracy xxx

  7. Stunning canvas Claire, love all the details and such wonderful colours.
    Avril xx

  8. Wow Claire, this reminds me of a medieval book, fantastic. TFS Hugs xx

  9. Fabulous make the wonderful textures and layers you have created. Stunning

    Annie x

  10. Hey here georgous lady, well I don't have to tell you that I am LOVINGGG your VINTAGY project, it is AMAZINGLY made with all the yummie Metallic Pans love it Claire really fabulous Hugs Terry xxxx

  11. Fabulous work thanks for sharing it at the crafty ribbons challenge
    P x

  12. My word this is a stunning canvas. Love the 3d effect and the colours. Thank you for joining us over at Craft My Life. Hugs Mrs A. (DT)

  13. wow what an amazing creation...well done you it looks fabulous, thanks for sharing with CRAFTY RIBBONS x carol

  14. Absolutely gorgeous! Thank you for joining in The Artistic Stamper challenge

  15. Wow this is really stunning!!! Fabulous work!

    Thank you so much for joining us over at Quick Quotes for our stamping challenge this month!

  16. Wow stunning! Thank you so much for joining us at my Craft My Life-All Crafts Challenge, hope to see you enter again soon! Elaine-xxx- p.s I have candy if you would like to pop by and enter :-)


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