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Sunday 31 August 2014

In the pink at PanPastel UK

Good morning folks, its time for some inspiration for our 'Pink Pink and more Pink' challenge at PanPastel UK, you've still got a week to enter to be in with a chance to win some fab stash thanks to our generous sponsors Premium Craft Brands and of course you don't have to use PanPastels to enter. I've altered a little bird house for my inspiration project.

I began with a coat of Maimeri White Gesso and then once that was dry I coloured with base with Permanent Red Tint PanPastel. I used the lovely Spirograph stencil with Maimeri Light Modelling Paste  to add some texture, the LMP dries really quickly so it only takes 10-15 mins to dry. Next came more Permanent Red Tint and a little Light Gold PanPastel.

The stamps are all from Chocolate Baroque, some old favourites! I stamped them on tissue paper with black archival ink and added some colour with Permanent Red PanPastel and then cut them out and stuck them on with Maimeri Gel medium.

I added a little black PanPastel around the edges. I used a Sizzix die cut for the trim on the roof, cut from black card and coloured with Light Gold PanPastel and topped with some iridescent bead trim. I cut down the offcuts from the roof and used them to surround a glass cabochon for the little hole in the bird house. To finish off I've added some black lace around the bottom edge.

I'm entering this project in the following challenges:
4 Crafty Chicks: something old something new (new die, old stamps)
Crafters Cafe: punches/dies
Left of Centre: alter it
Simon Says Stamp: anything goes
STAMPlorations: Stamps and die cuts
Through the Purple Haze: anything goes

If you've got a minute, pop over to the challenge blog and check out my teamies gorgeous projects!

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


  1. Love your birdhouse Claire,just

  2. A beautiful make over Claire, I love the birds around the sides and on th roof.

    Sue xx

  3. i love this pink birdhouse claire. fabulous x

  4. What a fabulous bird house :) thank you for sharing with Stamplorations

  5. Claire your birdhouse is amazing. Love the texture and the tissue stamping. Do you have a special place for it? Xxx

  6. Adorable bird house!! So pretty!!

    Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!


  7. Lovely birdhouse Claire! Love all the dies and punches. Perfect for our Punches and Dies Challenge at The Crafter's Cafe. Thanks for joining us and we hope to see again soon. Hugs, Gale

  8. Such a fantastic birdhouse Claire, loving all the little embellishments, the stamps are glorious :-) xxx

  9. This is sooooooooo beautiful!!! Thanks for playing along with Frosted Designs!!!

  10. gorgeous birdhouse! Fabulous designs. Thanks for joining us at LOC Challenge #43 Alter it! Mo xxx


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