Thursday, 17 October 2013

Panpastel Challenge - Falling leaves

This is my entry for the Panpastel Falling Leaves Challenge

Firstly I cut out the leaves which I'd stamped onto Tim Holtz paper.  I then coloured, blended and scrunched the leaves to make them look more lifelike.  I then attached them to a card ring which I'd cut out from a cardboard box.

I overlapped the leaves to give a more natural feel.  I added cord for hanging, fir cones and a decorative bow.

Wednesday, 16 October 2013

Art Journalling for dummies!

Morning all.
At the moment we're going through the moving house process, with all the stresses that go with it!
I'm telling you this as part of the stress includes not sleeping.
During my last sleepless night I decided to use the time to play in my Art Journal (before all my crafting stash gets packed away),
I'd seen a page done by the talented Wendy Vecchi which I used for my inspiration.  I believe that in Art Journalling you just "go with the flow" which doesn't come easy to me but I shall continue to give it a go.  Hopefully once we are settled in our new home I can become more relaxed and free flowing!
Anyway enough of my sleepless nigh ramblings below is my page.

Sunday, 13 October 2013

Panpastel Challenge

I am really delighted to have been chosen as one of the Top 3 entrants in the Panpastel Challenge.

The names now go into a hat and there is a chance to get chosen as Guest Designer - how amazing would that be!

My entry is below (I'm now off to order my metallic Pastels as a prize to myself).

Thank you so much Premium Craft Brands you have made my day xxx

Wednesday, 9 October 2013

Panpastel Challenge - Water

Panpastel Challenge is my favourite Challenge!!!
You don't have to use PanPastels to enter (I don't sometimes) but I love my Pans so decided to make a project especially for this Challenge.
I used stamps from Clarity (the fish and coral and the fabulous Designs by Ryn stamp - water droplets.)

I stamped these with Versamark then dabbed on my Pans and finally blended them over the tag.  I added white pen for a little hilight on the water droplets and a black pen for the eye of the fish.  I added seam binding which I also coloured with Pans.

I very often seal my PanPastels with spray and sparkle which I did on this tag - it gives a lovely shimmery finish.

Tuesday, 1 October 2013

Claritystamp Challenge - Winter

Yet another month goes by and the start of a new Claritystamp Challenge.

Well done to all the entrants of the Vintage challenge as we've had superb projects as always. 

Congratulations to the winner and top 5.

Well on to Winter!

For my card I started off by blending Faded Jeans Distress Ink on the upper part of the card and then, with a wet paint brush, "painted" clouds which I then blotted with kitchen roll.  The stamps I've used are Log Cabin, Caravan, Tree 2012 and Forest Ridge.

Using black Archival ink I stamped the Cabin and Caravan which I then masked before stamping the Forest Ridge several times. For the fence I used the Tree 2012 stamp upside down (stamping only the trunk) which was also stamped in Black Archival ink.

I then tore some copy paper to make the snow ridges using a sponge and Faded Jeans Distress Ink.  Using the same ink I also added colour to the cabin and Caravan.

The snow on the roof of the caravan and cabin and on the fence was done with Cosmic Shimmer pearl glue with glamour dust sprinkled on the top.

Hope you like it enough to be inspired to have a go and enter this months Challenge.

I have entered this card into the Panpastel Challenge: