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Sunday 20 July 2014

More inspiration at PanPastel UK

Good morning folks, how's your weekend going? We've had lots of lovely sunshine and now we're getting the thunder storms, I got totally drenched yesterday when I went out so today I'm playing safe and going no further than my craft room lol. Today's project is my inspiration piece for our Inspired by Tim challenge at PanPastel UK

I've taken inspiration from the talented Mr Holtz for my wall hanging and used lots of distressing and texture on this project which began life as a piece of MDF.

I began with a coat of Maimeri Gesso, and dried it with heat gun to bubble it a little here and there. Next I applied Maimieri Light Modelling Paste through a Dutch Doobadoo Chicken Wire stencil. Once that was dry I set to adding some colour with gesso and mixing in PanPastels in Magenta Tint, Diarylide Yellow Tint, Yellow Green, and Turquoise. I just scrape a little PanPastel out onto the gesso and mixed it on the project. Once all that was dry I applied a little Maimeri Acrylic Paint in platinum white for some shimmer and then dabbed a little brown PanPastel to distress here and there

The next layer was cut from corrugated card which I distressed and painted with watered down gesso.

Next I added the die cut letters which I coloured with Yellow Green PanPastel and then brushed on Maimeri Glassy Gel and sprinkled with glamour dust. I stamped the rest of the words with Bamboo Leaves Memento ink and cut them out.

Next came lots of die cut flowers made using the same  PanPastel tints, stamped with distress inks in coordinating shades and die cut. I adore these flower stamps and dies, I've been very good lately but my stash diet bit the dust and I gave in as I just couldn't resist these Arianna Blooms stamps and dies from Heartfelt Creations.

To finish off I added pearls, laser art Butterflies from Dutch Doobadoo and some die cut leaves. Hmmmm maybe I should have added some ribbon too.

I'm entering this project in the following challenges:
Altered Eclectics: anything goes
A Vintage journey: dies and distress
Country View Crafts: stencil it
Fab'n'Funky: summer
Just Inspirational: Shabby Chic
Love to Create: Petals and pearls 
Stamplorations: stamps and glitter

Well I'm away to play in my craft room, I'm escaping my usual Sunday ironing as its far too hot (that's my excuse and I'm sticking to it lol)
Thanks so much for visiting today
Claire xx


  1. This is gorgeous Claire,love all the

  2. Absolutely gorgeous Claire!
    Love the glamour dust on your Glassy Gel - such a great effect xx

  3. Hey there amazing teamie love your bloomy project wowzerss fabulous colours and great take on the theme, wow xxxx Terry

  4. Love this Claire it's very pretty I love the colours and the textures
    Jackie x

  5. beautiful work Claire - love this to bits xx

  6. This is so pretty! I love the corrugated with the sort, subtle background. A really pretty wall hanging!

  7. Wow, this is wonderfully shabby chic! Really love your project. Thank you for linking up to our Feels Like Summer challenge @ Fab 'n Funky :)

  8. Gorgeous hanging Claire. Love the design and those wonderful flowers.

  9. Thank you for joining our "Petals & Pearls" Challenge this week at Love to Create.
    Ruza ~ LTC Admin/Designer
    Ruza's Craft Corner

  10. Wow great wall hanging- everything is very lovely. I really love that you hand created everything. The colors from the PanPastels are especially what I love most with that shimmery look. Thank you for playing with us at Just Inspirational Challenges' Shabby week.

    Katya Bess
    JIC DT

  11. Beautiful card!

    Thanks for joining us at Penny's Paper Crafty and I hope we see you again soon!



  12. Hi Claire.....wonderful make in stunning colours. The dies and florals are beautiful ....a perfect combination x thank you so much for sharing with us over at AVJ this fortnight
    Best wishes Annie x

  13. Beautiful project.. love the colors and texture!!

  14. This is beautiful Claire! I love to use corrugated cardboard in my projects too.

  15. Stunning as always Clairey, love the colours you put together! xx

  16. This is beautiful. I love how you added the cardboard. Thanks for joining us at Penny's challenge-see you tomorrow for a new one :)

  17. Stunning, stunning and yep, stunning. Always love popping over to your blog to see how you add colour to plain items. Adore everything about your MDF plague. I must get me that Chicken wire stencil as feel it is a definite "must have". Lou x

  18. This is fab - gorgeous thankyou for sharing with us over at Altered Eclectics this month.
    Eclectic Ellapu - Owner
    Altered Eclectics - Owner
    Handcrafted by Ellapu
    DT Crafty Ribbons

  19. Wow, this is fabulous, a very special piece of art. Love every bit about is. Thanks for joining us at STAMPlorations this month. Good Luck! Monika


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