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Sunday 25 May 2014

Floral Inspiration at PanPastel UK

Good morning folks, we're having some dreadful weather here this weekend but the sun came out yesterday for long enough to take the dogs for a walk, their first walk for a good few days as Benji has got the ok from the vets to have a short walk each day yippeeeee!  There's still another week to enter our Floral Challenge at PanPastel UK, our lucky winner will receive some gorgeous goodies from Premium Craft Brands!

I've made a little wall hanging using some bright sunny colours I began by using a Dutch Doobadoo stencil and light modelling paste coloured with Hansa Yellow Tint and Diarylide yellow tint I sealed the colour with Maimeri Matte Medium and sprinkled some glitter over while it was wet for a bit of extra sparkle. The MDF heart was crackled with kroma crackle coloured with the same PanPastels and the sentiment is from Indigo Blu (a freebie from a craft mag) stamped on tissue and applied with Matte medium) I've stamped some butterflies, from the new stamps by Premium Craft Brands, and layered up flowers, Dutch Doobadoo laser cut swirls and buttons, Dutch Doobadoo Honeycomb and lots of flowers. The flowers are made with crinoline fabric, Maimeri Iridescent Medium, PanPastels and more glitter. 

I've done a quick step by step tutorial if you fancy having a go at making them

1 Brush Maimeri Iridescent Paste over your fabric and apply some PanPastels, brushing the colour in until you're happy with the shade

2 While wet, sprinkle on some glitter and then leave to dry

3.  Die cut your flowers (the colours look a bit weird as I took these picks by electric light so apologies for the strange colours) I've also added some pink and blue flowers that were left over from another project (I think they may have been coloured with dylusions inks)

4. Layer your flowers up, I've added some layers that I die cut from netting too I've used my hot glue gun to layer them up

5. Using some more hot glue,pop a blob of glue in the centre of your flower and pop in some beads (or glitter/microbeads etc) Cup your hand to shape the flower and they are ready to use. In real life they have a lovely shimmer and sparkle but it hasn't show up too well at all 

I'm entering this project in the following challenges:
A Little bit crafty: flower power
Alphabet Challenge: H for Handmade embellishments
Craftitude: anything goes/use a die
Dies R Us: flowers
Paper Pretties: flowers
Unruly Paper Arts: Fabric Frenzy

Thanks so much for visiting today, have a lovely bank holiday weekend
Claire xx


  1. Oh so pretty and thanks for the tutorial! Love the tulle on the flowers ... beautiful touch! Thanks so much for playing in our ‘MAY FLOWERS’ challenge at Dies R Us! Please come back again soon!

    Darlene (DRU Team Leader)

  2. Wow, I love this Claire and the gorgeous fabric flowers are stunning.

    Sue xx

  3. Good afternoon from a very rainy Perthshire,
    A day for "crafting" ......
    I love your beautiful project this really appeals to me.
    All the flowers and background are brilliant .
    Have a great day

    Patricia x

  4. how creative and lovely!

    thanks so much for playing along with us at Alphabet-Challenge!


    Hugs and kisses from germany,

    silvi xoxo

  5. Stunning love the colour combo!! HUgs Juls

  6. gorgeous. don't apologise for the bright colours, I love them & how you've added tulle to the flower stacks too. well done.

    Alicia (Dies R Us DT)
    MaxiBelle Studio

  7. This is stunning. Such a beautiful design. I love the colours and gorgeous flowers.
    Thank you for taking part in A Little Bit Crafty Challenge this month.
    Sue xx

  8. Stunning, stunning and stunning! Adore the vibrancy of your project Claire. Many thanks for another tutorial (which I have book marked) as still mastering clouds ... getting there very slowly (think I need to purchase a decent rubber). x x x

  9. This is a beautiful hanging and would brighten up any room. The flowers are lovely and the texture on the background looks fabulous. Thanks for playing along with our Anything Goes/That's Die-licious challenge at Craftitude this fortnight. I hope we see you again soon.

  10. Hi Claire, Gorgeous hanging and such lovely flowers, love the addition of the netting.
    Thanks for sharing with us at Alphabet Challenge.
    Avril x


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