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Sunday 6 April 2014

Pretty Shabby at PanPastel Challenge

Good morning folks, well we're forecast lots of rain today so thats enough of an excuse for me  to plan a day in my craft room lol. Before I go and get stamping though, we've got a new challenge over at PanPastel UK and this time our theme is 'Pretty Shabby Chic', there are two weeks to enter and we've got a fab prize of goodies from Your Creativity Store up for grabs to don't miss out on a chance to win!

 I had loads of messy fun altering the cover of a Next directory to create an art journal cover. After priming with a coat of Maimeri Gesso  I used  Maimeri Light Modelling Paste through the Fabric  and Mosaic stencils from Dutch Doobadoo for some texture. I added some colour with Turquoise Tint and Magenta Tint PanPastels and used Gold PanPastel for some shimmer. Next came lots of die cuts, again coloured up with PanPastels, I used a touch of Raw Umber to distress things here and there. The die cut flowers were made by using Maimeri Iridescent Paste on fabric, I brushed the paste on and then added a little colour by dusting over with my PanPastels and blending with a brush. I sprinkled on a little clear gitter and left it to dry for a couple of hours before die cutting the flowers and layering them up

The sentiment is a stamp from Chocolate Baroque, stamped over a Crafty Individual stamp that I'd stamped with versamark and gently brushed over with PanPastels.

Here's another view, the butterfly and corner were silver metal that I painted with white gesso and then dabbed with a little treasure gold. I added pink seam binding and some pretty lace from The Ribbon Girl

I'm entering this project in the following challenges:
Altered Eclectics: anything goes
Artistic Stamper: embossing and texture
Bloggers: stencil it
In the pink: anything but a square
Inky Chicks: use butterflies
Left of Centre: ribbon/flowers
Sugar Creek Hollow: make your own background

Thanks for popping by, have a great day and hope to see you again soon
Claire xx


  1. wow wow wow this is stunning!!!! love all the texture and detail!!! Hugs Juls

  2. Oh wow this is so beautiful and feminine. Loving the soft colouring and beautiful flowers.
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  3. This is so gorgeous Claire , I love it!!
    Kevin xx

  4. This is abslutely gorgeous Claire. Such pretty colours and your flowers are fabulous.
    Beryl xx

  5. wonderful stuff Claire - this is sooo pretty - and what a great idea to use the Next directory - fabby xx

  6. Oh my giddy aunt who would have thought a next directory could look so very beautiful...gorgeous Claire!
    Big hugs

  7. This is beautiful, Claire, you do make some lovely things,

    Lucy x

  8. Hey there amazin teamie I am loving your fabby Shabby Chic colours and the little detaills on your canvas love it xxx Hugs Terry xxxx

  9. This is such a gorgeous card. Love all the beautiful details and embellishments. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. :)

  10. I love what you've done here and the colours are beautiful. Fabulous effect, x

  11. Fantastic project Claire! Thanks for sharing it with us at The Artistic Stamper!
    Alison x

  12. Gorgeous work Claire! the fabric flowers just wow

  13. so beautiful...i have to try this lovely...lizzi sch

  14. Fantastic upcycling idea and adore all the detail, colour and texture you have added x

  15. LOVELY make with Pan Pastels!

  16. Adore this, it's so pretty! Fantastic make for the Pan Pastels challenge hun! x

  17. Beautiful altered book Claire, wonderful texture! Thanks for playing along with the Bloggers Challenge.

  18. Oh that's gorgeous Claire!! Love it! Thanks for joining us at Left of Center Creative Challenges this fortnight! Why not check out our latest challenge starting today! Mo dt coordinator xxx

  19. what a lovely canvas, loving all that pink, so glad you joined us at SCH hugs

  20. What a beautiful journal cover! Thanks for sharing it with us at Sugar Creek Hollow!

  21. Beautiful texture and details - love it!
    Thanks for sharing with us at In The Pink :-)
    Kat x


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