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

To die for at FSC

How has another two weeks passed so quickly? Here we are again with another fabulous challenge at Fashionable Stamping Challenges and the Stampettes have some serious inspiration for you this week, showing lots of ways to use dies in projects.

I have used the Sizzix pillow box die and Tim's tattered poinsettia die for my sweet little Christmas packaging. My sister very kindly sent them down for me.

I covered the pillow box in PanPastels then stamped with a text stamp, sealing it with clear fixative spray.

I cut some Christmas text paper and distressed it with DIs and the poinsettia was cut in red and green art paper but I blended DIs over the top and spritzed with water to get a much more tattered and vintage look to it.

The sentiment is another of my computer generated ones.

This challenge is anything goes along as you use some stamping and die-cuts on your project. 
So why not join in the fun?

I will have another post later this morning with my PanPastels DT piece.

Have a great day.

hugs {brenda} xox