Sunday, 2 December 2012

Gift Time at PanPastels

Today the new challenge at PanPastels UK is about 'Gift Time' and I have created a gift to give someone at Christmas, I don't know who yet lol.


Using a Sizzix die I cut a note-let holder from greyboard and painted it with white acrylic paint. When it was dry I gently blended green, yellow and blue PanPastels to give a smooth background and sealed it.















I over stamped with various stamps using Versamark Dazzle embossing ink and gently patting pans over the top to create all the images. I sealed the covered stamped areas as I went along and gave a final spray at the end using a colourless fixative.

I glued the top together, added some magnets as closures and glued the positionable notes inside. To give the cut seams some support I added silver metal tape (next time I do it I will alcohol ink the tape before I stick it down) and added some message words.



Now I have a tree present for Christmas day.


Don't forget you could win a set of PanPastels from 'Your Creativity Store'if you enter, so why not have a go?

hugs {brenda} xox


39 comments:

Caroline said...

This is so beautiful I love the colours. Caroline xxx

Margreet said...

Hi Brenda...are you back again?...hope you enjoyed your holidays...is everything ok with Becca?
I scrolled down for the last 2 weeks and enjoyed all of your fabelous creations....such a pity you live too far from me, otherwise you could be my teacher!
Have a wonderful Sunday!
XXX Margreet

Dots Dabbles said...

This is soooo beautiful Brenda! I have never heard of Versamark Dazzle embossing ink, but I sure love the effect it gives! The flower is gorgeous too.
Love it!
Dot x

Buttons said...

Thank you, thank you, thank you. I need to make some present (money) holders for presents this year for family members and needed to find a great way to do it - hey presto! You have provided the perfect example of how to do just that. I adore the femininity of your one and the perfect choice of stamped images. Have a great Sunday, hugs Buttons x

Laura said...

Welcome home. Hope you had more sun than us. Great make. I feel inspired to join in. See you soon.

Laura said...

Welcome home. Hope you had more sun than us. Great make. I feel inspired to join in. See you soon.

Lucy Edmondson said...

This is absolutely beautlful, Brenda. Great for people like me who can never find the Post Its!

Lucy x

Laney said...

WOW!! Brenda this is stunning..absolutely beautiful!!
hugs
laney

Kathyk said...

It's GORGEOUS Brenda - anyone would simply love to receive this.Fab colours and images too

Where did you get your narrow metal tape or did you cut down wider tape? I bought mine (about 2½" wide) in a DIY store but would like some narrower.

Kathyk

Paper Profusion said...

Timeless beauty Brenda. Love the soft and very feminine lusciousness of it. Lucky recipient! Nicola x

May said...

Gorgeous little gift... Love the colours & fabulous stamping... Beautiful stamping... Hugs May x x x

inkypinkycraft said...

Love your choice ofstamps and the lovely colours are gorgeous x Trace x

Sue said...

This is superb Brenda i love it hugs hun xxx

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

This is absolutely beautiful, I love the colours and the combination of images and patterns, really stunning design
Lindsay xx

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

I forgot to say the flower is really gorgeous too
Lindsay xx

Karin said...

wow this is beautiful, love the colors!

Julia S-W said...

Another wonderful gift idea! I love the stamps you've used together and the soft, muted shades.
Juliax

Claire said...

Hi Brenda, wow what a gorgeous little gift, I love the colours you've used. Really beautiful.
Claire xx

Terry said...

Brenda, this is a great gift idea! Not only is this note holder useful, but so gorgeous! Love those colors! I really have to pick up some of these, which I think SSS sells and then I can play along! Happy Sunday! Hugs!

Anita Houston said...

Beautiful!!!

Von said...

Love the look of this Brenda :)
Von ♥

Daniele said...

just loving this Brenda, such a lovely gift.
hugs

Netty said...

Loving your beautiful folder Brenda, anyone would adore receiving this fab present. xx

butterfly said...

Oh my goodness, Brenda - this is utterly lovely! The colours, so delicately blended, and then the sparkly stamping of some of my favourite TH stamps - and then some extra lovely script ones too - what a fabulous piece of work, and great inspiration... thank you!
Alison xx

Eileen said...

Hi Brenda ... I love this and would like to make it .. Can you tell me what the die is called please?
Have a super week
Eileen xxx

debby4000 said...

Oh this would make a fabulous gift.
luv
Debby

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Just fantastic.

Redanne said...

Oooh I love this wonderful idea, it looks so beautiful in your chosen colours and love the idea of the magnetic closure. Fabulous gift idea, thank you so much for the inspiration! Hugs, Anne x

Gemma said...

so pretty Brenda, I love what you can do with panpastels :) x

Ellie Knol said...

BEAUTIFUL stamping, and the colors are so lovely too!

trisha too said...

Perfect images for this notey gift, and the colors are gorgeous, Brenda!

:)trisha

Sophie said...

Ein superschönes Kunstwerk, toll.

Liebe Grüße

Suzi B said...

I meant to comment when I first saw it... don't know why I didn't :( It is fantastic I particularly like the choice of colours... gorgeous!
Suzi b x

Gio said...

This is so lovely, wonderful shade and perfect composition. A beuatiful gift!

Marjie Kemper said...

That's so beautiful, Brenda! The pastels really work beautifully with the paint. I didn't know that - so extra thanks for sharing! Whoever the recipient is, I know they will love this beautiful handmade gift.

Fliss said...

Another stunner Brenda. Love the stamping and embellishing.
Fliss xx

Alexa said...

What a great gift Brenda - beautifully made! Welcome back to the cold and windswept UK!

Shirl said...

Gorgeous gift to give to anyone and I am sure you will have loads of takers Brenda.

Hugs Shirley x x

Juls said...

love the elegance!! Hugs Juls