Sunday, 7 October 2012

PanPastels - Alter It

This is my second post for today. Please scroll down to see a pumpkin card, made for FSC.

Today PanPastel UK has a new challenge and theme - Alter It / Recycle. There are a few photos for you to look at, but I want to show you the before and the after. So here is the original tin - a Christmas teabag tin in bright red and white polka dot.

Now look at it .

I started by spraying the tin dark brown with one of those cans you get from the DIY shop. I painted it with the PaperArtsy crackle and when dry with PaperArtsy Snowflake Fresco Finish. I didn't worry too much about the middle as I knew I was making a paper sleeve for it. Lurve the crackles that appeared. When it was dry I rubbed Burnt Sienna Tint Panpastel with some other browns round the edges. It stayed beautifully. But to make sure it was going to last I sprayed with DecoArt acrylic sealer.

Next I used a snowflake mask, champagne dazzle Versamark (that's the one I said changed the colours slightly and makes them look a bit more vintagy) and some brown and cream pans to create this sleeve  I sprayed it with gold spray and sparkle to get a gorgeous glittery effect.

I also used the mask etc to make a piece to go on the lid.

To finish the tin I added some music paper and used the new Tim H snowflake rosette mini die and added a snowflake on each side, these were also made of music paper. 

With a piece of ribbon glued around the lid I now have a new toffee tin for my sideboard at Christmas. 

If you are altering or recycling something this week, please share it with us at PanPastel UK and pop over to see the fabulous creations from the DT. 

Each week one lucky person drawn from the entrants receives a starter set of pans from our fabulous sponsor = Your Creativity Store.

Have a lovely day and don't forget give someone a hug.

cyber hugs from me {brenda} xox

Challenges to have fun with -
Alphabet Challenge - Recycle / Repurpose
Out of a hat creations - Christmas in October
Simon Says Stamp - Glimmer and sparkle
Craft Room - Alter It
Sunday Stamper - Snowflakes
Anything but a card - Shiny, sparkly, blingy

Just to let you know I made Fab 4 at The Play Date Cafe with my 'Fall into Fall' tag. How wonderful is that? xxx


Pumpkins - FSC - Shades of Autumn

Well I have two posts for you today. This is the first for Fashionable Stamping Challenges, the other later this morning is an altered item for PanPastel UK.

I haven't played with my FSC sisters for quite a while, but feel that I can commit time to this amazingly creative team again now that the evenings are drawing in (so I can't get out in the garden) and I am not looking after any grandchildren either, the youngest is now in school full time.

I loved playing with this pumpkin stamp from Paper Artsy (one of the new sets I picked up at Ally Pally).

The pumpkins have been embossed with mustard seed, dried marigold and aged mahogany distress embossing powders and then I played with the new Graph'it markers and a white zig pen to fill the spaces and blend the colours into the embossing powder.

I used the bookcover 2 embossing folder, copper paint dabber and various shades of DIs. When I blended the DIs across to the image although I started light in the middle and got darker to the outside, I lost the definition of the pumpkins. To restore it I used my TH water brush and took out some of the colour which created that lovely mottled look and then ........... used my prisma colours over the embossing powder to give me more light and dark and therefore depth.

 I think this looks like a painting now.

What do you think?

(My daughter thought they looked more like apples so I have tried to put more shape into them).

This is one of those cards that came together so easily and didn't take as much pondering over as some of the other projects I do.

I hope we will see you for this challenge - don't forget this is a stamping challenge and digis for the main focus are not accepted, so lets see your inky designs. Pop over to Fashionable Stamping Challenges to see the rules and the challenge post.

Thanks for stopping by and sharing this with me. If you leave me a comment, I thank you sincerely for taking the time and for giving me some feedback.

Have a great Sunday.

hugs {brenda} xox

Challenges to have fun with -
Sugar Creek Hollow - Give thanks for autumn
Try It On Tuesday - Lots of Layers

PS - Don't forget my PanPastel piece will be next up a little later today.