Sunday 8 April 2012

PanPastels - Sweet Treats

I had great fun making this card. As I don't have any stamps that seemed to fit the bill for this theme, I put together a couple of digi images and printed out.

I used PPs to give me the basic colours on the images, sealed it and then went over in places with Promarkers to give some highlights and finished off with black and white pens and a brown Promarker to edge and give a bit of a vintage feel to it. The background is a paper from gcd studios Cloisonné collection. Again I added PPS through sequin waste and sealed to give extra depth.

 Like the saying LOL? I gave this card to my staff when I left school. They eat so many cakes and biscuits I thought it was quite apt for them.

I hope you can join us at PanPastel UK challenge blog and don't forget you don't have to use PPs to join in. Our fabulous sponsor The Creativity Store is again offering a PanPastel trial pack as the prize. Go take a look at their amazing prices and deals. It's where I buy mine from.

Enjoy your day.

hugs {brenda} xox

Challenges to have fun with
Cute card Thursday - I want candy
Papercrafting Journey - Photo Inspiration


Fashionable Stamping Challenges - A nautical theme

I am quite pleased with this little card. I used a stamp which is inked up for the first time, I won it at Our daily Bread challenges last year sometime. It is called Keep My Lamp Burning.

I missed the last challenge at FSC due to pressure of work so I am really pleased to join the girls again this week. Please go take a look at the wonderful inspiration they have provided again, their work is truly stunning.

The inky background is made using a product called Goosebumps with distress stains. I wanted to achieve a frothy sea effect background. I stamped onto the background with Stazon, but it didn't take as well as I expected so I stamped another image on white card, cut the lighthouse and compass out, painted it, heat embossed it and stuck it on. 

Using provocraft dies I cut and inked the shells. I don't know what I will use the card for so I will add a sentiment later.

Thanks for stopping by today, have a wonderful weekend.

hugs {brenda} xox

Challenges to have fun with
Crazy 4 Challenges - Blue, white + 1 (mine is brown)
Bloggers Challenge - to die for
For Your Inspiration - photo challenge
Creative Craft World - Blue theme
Desert Island Crafters - 3 from a list (no glitter, die cuts, brown)
Cheerful Stamp Pad - Anything Goes