Sunday 11 March 2012

PanPastels - Girly/Mother's Day

Hi Bloggers

Happy Sunday, I hope you are enjoying a bit of crafty time over the weekend.

Today sees a PanPastel UK challenge that focusses on a girly or Mother's day project. Mine is a straightforward card using DP with girly colours and embellishments.

I embossed a piece of mirri-board and painted it all over with gesso and before it fully dried I rubbed some of the paint off to reveal the outlines of the butterflies and then dabbed my PPs over it. I sprayed it with fixative to make sure none of the pastel colour comes off. Another experiment in using PPs that I am pleased with.

Please come take a look at the challenge blog if you haven't already seen it, you could be in with a chance of winning a trial set of PanPastels worth £11.99 from our fabulous sponsor Your Creativity Store. They have a wide range of artist materials and well worth a look.

Enjoy whatever you have planned for today.

Happy crafting.

luv and hugs {brenda} xoxo


FSC - Bingo

This is my card and tag today for Fashionable Stamping Challenges where the theme is to use Sue's fabulous Bingo card to create a project.

My card is also the one made for my workshop at The Art of Craft on Friday where 9 lovely ladies joined me to make their own. We had a great morning and had some fun at the same time. 

There are a possible 8 lines to make up for your project - 3 x vertical, 3 x horizontal and 2 x diagonal. You can see that I can call 'Bingo' on 6 lines on this card but only one line on the tag which includes my stamping this week. Does that make me eligible for a prize? - Sadly not this time round. The only thing I haven't used this week is sewing (although I could have added some faux stitches and called 'HOUSE').

Lots of layers, distressing, vintage images and paint and some sweet embellishments to give this a shabby chic feel.

The tag I had made to match the card but we didn't have time to get onto it at the workshop.

I want to thank, Beryl, Brenda, Pat, Christine, Lynda, Mary, Val, Anne and Diane for being such a fabulous group to work with and here are some of their versions of the card that they made.


Pat and Brenda at packing up time.

Have a wonderful Sunday and thank you for taking time to stop by today.

 hugs {brenda} xox