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Saturday, 1 November 2014

Grow with Grace

Hi everyone, hope you're having a good weekend. I'm running late with my DT project for our new challenge at We Do Doobadoo where our theme is 'Enhancing dies'. I've created a die cut flower and enhanced it with some beautiful laser cut Dutch Doobadoo Butteflies coloured with PanPastels. This is also my project for our new challenge at PanPastel UK where our theme is 'Add some bling', of course both challenges have some fabby goodies up for grabs so you won't want to miss out!!

I began with a background I'd made with my gelli plate a few weeks ago.  I mixed some Copper PanPastel with Maimeri Gloss Gel Medium and applied it through my favourite Chicken Wire stencil from Dutch Doobadoo. I blasted it with my heat gun to add more texture and create a bubbled effect and then used the remaining copper gloss gel to colour some Dutch Doobadoo Softboard honeycomb. I added some stamping using background stamps and the 'Grow with Grace' sentiment from the Premium Craft Brands 'Roses' stamp set. 

The flower and leaves were made using Sizzix die cuts coloured with PanPastels. I added some bling with some beads in the centre of the flower and then spritzed the beads with a mixture of Maimeri Gloss Gel Medium and water. I dusted Rich Gold PanPastel over the beads and left it to dry.

Next I added some stampbord squares that I coloured by applying versamark and Copper PanPastel and then stamped with background stamps to remove some of the PanPastel. To finish off I've added some string to the top of the tag.

I'm entering this tag in the following challenges:
Crafters Cafe: things with wings
Southern Girls: get wordy
Simon Says Stamp: anything goes
Try it on Tuesday: colours of Autumn

Thanks for popping by today, 
Claire xx


  1. A gorgeous Autumnal tag Claire, I love the butterflies. Hope you're feeling better.

    Sue xx

  2. Fabulous composition and colour palette, love it. TFS Hugs xx

  3. Gorgeous tag, Claire! Love the big flower! xx

  4. Gorgeous tag Claire...Big hugs xxxxx

  5. Fabulous tag and love the autumnal colours! TFS

  6. Gorgeous Claire I love all the layers and detail in your tag. I've not tried spraying the Maimeri mediums but I'm going to have to give it a go xxx


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