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Sunday 23 March 2014

Metallics at PanPastel Premium Craft Brands Challenge

Good morning, Sunday and the last day of my week off so I'd better make the most of it. Before I go and play in my craft room here are my projects for this weeks challenge at PanPastel Challenge where out theme is 'Metallics', as ever there's a fab prize from our generous sponsor Your Creativity Store and lots of inspiration from my talented teamies so hop on over to the challenge bog and check out all the details.
 For my DT project I've had a play with my Pans and a couple of old picture frames

I began by covering the picture frames using versmark  and added lots of metallic PanPastels and a smidge of Magenta Extra Dark here and there too. I've also made a couple of pictures to pop in the frames by colouring crackle medium with Gold PanPastel and stamping around the focal images with versamark and applying more PanPastels. The stamps are from Indigo Blu, stamped with versafine and the butterflies have been stamped on acetate backed with gilding flakes

To finish off I've added some tiny pearls to the butterflies

I'm entering these projects in the following challenges:
A Vintage Journey: say it with words
Add a little dazzle: frames/anything goes
Altered Eclectics: Anything goes
Artistic Stamper: letters words and numbers
Creative Corner: a little texture
Kitty Bee Designs: things with wings
Rhedd and Rosies's: aged/distressed
Sisterhood of Crafters: sentiment as focal point

Well I'm away to play in my craft room now so have a great day and thanks for visiting today
Claire xx


  1. Greaqt makeover job on those frames Claire - and lovely pictures within.
    Beryl xx

  2. Beeeeautiful Claire!!!
    Have a great day

  3. What a great way to reuse old frames. I love what you've done with these Claire, and the amazing work you do with Pan Pastels.

    Sue xx

  4. Lovely Can I ask - do the frames need a varnish or some kind of fixative to keep the Pans from coming off, please.
    Neet x

  5. amazing frames Claire - thats a nice idea to try with my metallics - will have to look out for some old frames and see what I can do. Thanks for the inspiration! Hugs rachel x

  6. This is lovely Claire, like all that gold! The previous post with the tea is also adorable! Have a nice Sunday, xxMiranda

  7. This is fabulous Claire, bet it looks great on the wall!

  8. Hey there amazing teamie, well I don't have to tell ya that I loveeeee butterflies and yep metallics too, so I am just loving your project hun, it is fabulously made by YOU woww xxxx

  9. Wow - the finish on that frame is just amazing, and that's a beautiful butterfly! Thank you for joining us on A Vintage Journey.
    Alison x

  10. WOW what a beautiful job on these frames! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood’s ‘SENTIMENTAL JOURNEY’ challenge and please come back again soon!
    one of the 'Sistahs'
    The Sisterhood of Crafters

  11. Fabulous work the frame and the insert is so pretty too,perfect for our challenge over at Rhedd's Creative Spirit...x

  12. Beautifully done...gorgeous use of the metallics!!! Thank you for joining us at "The Sisterhood" for our "Sentimental Journey" challenge this week!!
    Diane DT

  13. WOW these are fabulous, Claire. I love those frames! TFS

  14. Wow! These are stunning Claire as usual, thank you for joining in Rhedd and Rosie's, good luck Hun, Zoe DT xx

  15. Absolutely gorgeous! Great colour. Thank you for playing along at Rhedd and Rosie’s. Sammy-x

  16. Très joli !
    Merci pour ta participation au creative corner challenge

  17. Fabulous creation! Thank you for joining in with The Artistic Stamper Challenge this month

  18. Swinging back in to say: Thank you for entering your project at Rhedd’s Creative Spirit. Sammy-x

  19. Thank you for joining in last month at Altered Eclectics
    Elaine aka Ellapu
    Altered Eclectics
    Eclectic Ellapu


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