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Sunday, 7 September 2014

Frame it at PanPastel UK

Good morning folks, its time for a new challenge at PanPastel UK and this time around our theme is 'Frame it', you don't have to make or alter a frame, you can frame something on your project instead. Our lucky winner will get a gorgeous mask and a PanPastel from our generous sponsors Premium Craft Brands so I do hope you're going to play along with us.

I've altered a plastic frame from the local pound shop. I began with a coat of Maimeri White Gesso and once that was dry I added some colour with my PanPastels (Ultramarine Blue Tint, Permanent Green Tint, Turquoise Tint and a little Yellow Green). I sealed with cheap hairspray and then dabbed some versamark here and there and applied silver PanPastel to highlight the frame. Its got a lovely shimmer in real life but it doesn't show up too well in the pics.

I've used a layer of Kroma crackle over PanPastels on the background, sealed with Maimeri Matt Gel and sprinkled with glamour dust. The focal image is a stamp called Rocking Robin from Indigo Blu. I've stamped it on a PanPastel background and gilded the image and then stamped again and layered the robin up on 3d foam pads.
 Here's a better pic of the gorgeous Robin, he's been coloured with Graph'It markers

I'm entering this project in the following challenges:
ABC: S is for shabby chic
Live and Love Crafts: things with wings
Natalie and Amy's: things with wings
Simply Create Too: show us something new (new stamp)
Southern Girls: winter blues

Thanks so much for popping by, hope to see you again soon
Claire xx


  1. Beautiful Claire,love the

  2. A plastic frame never looked so good until now...gorgeous Claire! xxxxx

  3. Wow Claire your project is superb and you would never know that you used an "affordable" frame! Love the crackle too xx

  4. This is beautiful Claire, the feathers on the robin look almost real.

    Sue xx

  5. That's gorgeous! You've made such a great job of altering the frame, the image is lovely and so are the colours! Thanks for joining the Southern Girls this challenge.

  6. I love everything about this!!! Thanks so much for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog! - Ashli :)

  7. Your little robin is too cute, makes me think of the robin in the Secret Garden! Thanks for sharing your creation with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

  8. How cool does Mr Robin look standing so proud in his nice new frame.

    Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x

  9. Oh waw what a gorgeous creation! Thank you for joining us at ABC Challenge. Hugs! Mojca

  10. Wat een leuk kerstproject! Ik hoor je roodborstje hier fluiten. Fijn dat je meedoet bij CHCC Extra.

    Groetjes, Renate

  11. Thank you for sharing your lovely crafting for my CHNC challenge extra for September and also for Completely Christmas - hope to see you again soon x

  12. This is gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at SGC for our Winter Blues! HUgsxx

  13. Great work on the frame! Lovely project. Thanks for linking up to LLC's wings-challenge.

    Hugz, Sandy
    Owner & Operator @Live & Love Crafts


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