Sunday 12 February 2012

PanPastels - Love and Romance

Hi Everyone

I am so pleased with my project this week. I have altered a box that my PanPastels came in and made it into a gift box that I am going to put some choccies in for my DH for Valentine day and on top of that I have made a matching card. This is my DT piece for the new challenge starting today at PanPastel UK challenge blog.

Whilst playing and making this box my Craft Stamper magazine arrived and I pounced on the free stamp to use and had a read of some of the articles. Trish Latimer made a selection of things using the heart stamp, one where she stamped several onto music paper and coloured them up. I had covered the box using TH seasonal papers and thought I would use that technique for the hearts to go on the lid. But whilst playing around I experimented mixing a little red PP to some multi-medium matte and covered the hearts (and some extra papers to use later). I really liked the artsy effect it gave, but I went on experimenting - see pics.

I sanded the edges to give a more vintage look......

.... and then covered with vintage photo DI.

This and the next photos show the difference it made when I then added clear embossing powder.

It created a super shiny effect, making the colour really pop.

Here you can see the before and after.

This is the finished box......

... and what it looks like on the inside.

I sponged the edges with embossing ink and added gold embossing powder.

I added metal wings made with metal sheet run through the Vagabond using TH heart wings die. The blue metal was rather dark so I lightly sanded the raised parts of the wings, added stream alcohol ink and sanded again.

The tattered banner, another TH die, was also heat embossed once made up and some little hearts, punched from the extra paper I had covered with the PP and multi-medium mix, again embossed with clear ep.

I used the same papers for my card, another large heart and two smaller ones - one on top of the mini rosette.   The sentiment was made using the Dymo machine. The card was also edged with gold ep.  

Rather a long post today but I wanted to show you this amazing technique and the finished effects.

I hope you will come over and show us your 'love and romance' projects and you could be in with a chance of winning a set of two colours and tools for yourself from Your Creativity Store. A fabulous prize and worth £11.99.

Please come back again next week when I will show you how to create a vintage background using bazzill paper and PPs.

Have a great week ahead.

luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox


Ephemera said...

What an amazing box and card, loving the gorgeous hearts you made they look so gorgeous and shiny and make a gorgeous contrast to your vintage shabby box. xx

catherine said...

This is such a beautiful and creative project here Brenda. love what you have done with the stamp
x catherine

TAM said...

WOW this is stunning - your hubbie is bound to love this

Mrs.B said...

Amazing box, and such details.
Love the hearts, such a difference with the clear embossing.
Avril xx

Gillian .... said...

This is fantastic Brenda, the altered box is just beautiful, love the CS heart and the dimension the embossing powder gives. xx

Meggymay said...

Fantastic box, so many wonderful details to gaze at. Your card is gorgeous as well.
Yvonne x

Claire said...

~Another stunner Brenda, gorgeous papers and those hearts really pop. Your hubby will love it
Claire xx

Suze Bain said...

I had to smile Brenda when you said you were pleased with your project - we're always so critical of ourselves, I still surprise myself when I really like something I've done, Lol. Your altered box is stunning, love the gold edging and the winged hearts are fab. xx

Anonymous said...

Absolutely stunning.
This is a gift in itself.
Amazing detail achieved.

Anonymous said...

Wow Brenda, fabulous project! Love how the hearts really pop when you add the embossing powder. Sue C x

Eileen said...

Beautiful, beautiful work Brenda. I just love the hearts. I will use this technique myself! I love looking at the different projects you make .... clever or wot! Hugs Eileen xxx

Margreet said...

Amazing, the end of the post I noticed my mouth was open....I always enjoy your creations with the clear photos and description of how to!...thanks!
xxx Margreet

Anonymous said...

I love your box! A beautiful Valentine that I am sure he will love!

Lynn Stevens said...

Way kewl box!!!!!
hugs Lynn

Silvia(Barnie) said...

A fantastic project, perfect for Valentine's Day.

505whimsygirl said...

Oh wow Brenda. The box is fabulous. Thanks for the tutorial. I can't wait to try some of these techniques.


Unknown said...

Brenda this Box and card are simply breathtaking your work is just amazing love your embossing on the heart fabulous creations chum...
Hugs Sarah x

Gerri Herbst said...

you leave me speechless and breathless too. This is an amazingly pretty box! gerri