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Sunday, 7 September 2014

Frame it at PanPastel UK

Good morning folks, its time for a new challenge at PanPastel UK and this time around our theme is 'Frame it', you don't have to make or alter a frame, you can frame something on your project instead. Our lucky winner will get a gorgeous mask and a PanPastel from our generous sponsors Premium Craft Brands so I do hope you're going to play along with us.


I've altered a plastic frame from the local pound shop. I began with a coat of Maimeri White Gesso and once that was dry I added some colour with my PanPastels (Ultramarine Blue Tint, Permanent Green Tint, Turquoise Tint and a little Yellow Green). I sealed with cheap hairspray and then dabbed some versamark here and there and applied silver PanPastel to highlight the frame. Its got a lovely shimmer in real life but it doesn't show up too well in the pics.



I've used a layer of Kroma crackle over PanPastels on the background, sealed with Maimeri Matt Gel and sprinkled with glamour dust. The focal image is a stamp called Rocking Robin from Indigo Blu. I've stamped it on a PanPastel background and gilded the image and then stamped again and layered the robin up on 3d foam pads.
 Here's a better pic of the gorgeous Robin, he's been coloured with Graph'It markers

I'm entering this project in the following challenges:
ABC: S is for shabby chic
Live and Love Crafts: things with wings
Natalie and Amy's: things with wings
Simply Create Too: show us something new (new stamp)
Southern Girls: winter blues

Thanks so much for popping by, hope to see you again soon
Claire xx


13 comments:

  1. Beautiful Claire,love the colours.xxx

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  2. A plastic frame never looked so good until now...gorgeous Claire! xxxxx

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  3. Wow Claire your project is superb and you would never know that you used an "affordable" frame! Love the crackle too xx

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  4. This is beautiful Claire, the feathers on the robin look almost real.

    Sue xx

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  5. That's gorgeous! You've made such a great job of altering the frame, the image is lovely and so are the colours! Thanks for joining the Southern Girls this challenge.
    Chris
    x

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  6. I love everything about this!!! Thanks so much for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog! - Ashli :)

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  7. Your little robin is too cute, makes me think of the robin in the Secret Garden! Thanks for sharing your creation with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

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  8. How cool does Mr Robin look standing so proud in his nice new frame.

    Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x
    ShirlsCards.

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  9. Oh waw what a gorgeous creation! Thank you for joining us at ABC Challenge. Hugs! Mojca

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  10. Wat een leuk kerstproject! Ik hoor je roodborstje hier fluiten. Fijn dat je meedoet bij CHCC Extra.

    Groetjes, Renate

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  11. Thank you for sharing your lovely crafting for my CHNC challenge extra for September and also for Completely Christmas - hope to see you again soon x

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  12. This is gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at SGC for our Winter Blues! HUgsxx

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  13. Great work on the frame! Lovely project. Thanks for linking up to LLC's wings-challenge.

    Hugz, Sandy
    Owner & Operator @Live & Love Crafts

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