Sunday, 6 October 2013

WK40 6 OCT - Pan Pastel UK Challenge - Water

Hi everyone! Welcome to another Challenge from the Premium Craft Brands team!

Firstly, HUGE thanks to everyone who has entered the current Week 39 challenge - don't forget you still have an extra couple of days to enter as it doesn't close until Tuesday!  We're sooo pleased to see so many entries, it looks like our new rules have made it easier for you all, so the team are all really happy to see all the makes! If you're not sure of our rules you can see them all in the tab at the top of the page - we don't have many! 

So because the current challenge is still running, we don't have a winner to announce this week - the week 39 winner and Top 3 favourites will be announced next Sunday so make sure you follow our feed or sign up to get the emails when we post.  
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So let's get to the challenge!.....

Water effects...

(You can use ANY products to enter our challenge!)

The team had great fun with this theme, so let's see their inspiration! 
You have until Tuesday 15th October to enter and the chance to win a great Pan Pastel prize, plus our Top 3 favourites may be asked to Guest Design for us next month!

I've water coloured my little scene with PanPastels and added some raindrops with Maimeri Glassy Gel Medium. I added some shine to the fish with the glassy gel and created the background with shades of blue PanPastel and the A5 Delicate mask....

Terry....The background was made with a sentiment stamp and lots of Metallic PanPastels....

On top I worked with a leaf stencil and used lots of Maimeri Modelling Paste for it. And to make the waterdrops on the leaves I used Maimeri Glassy Gel, Metallic PanPastels and embossing powder. You can even color lace with the Metallic PanPastels guys, so what are ya waiting for, you just have to get those in your crafting room!

I've used Pan Pastels and Maemeri Gesso to create this tag, pop along to my blog to read how I created it in more detail...

Oh my, I had such a messy, crafty time popping this set of journal pages together using a mixture of the new Metallic Pastels, PanPastels, Maimeri Gesso, Iridescent Paste, Gloss Gel Medium, Matt Gel Medium, stencils and Rub Ons...

  . . . fun, fun, fun!! This looks complicated but it's really easy to do - just work in layers, you can see more on my blog...

Here`s a closer look of my pretty stockinged lady splashing and dancing in the puddles . . .I used the Iredescent Paste { LOOOVE } to make the puddles and splashes, applying with my fingers and a Palette Knife, rubbing a few colors of Pan Pastels over the top in  - Phthalo Blue Shade, Neutral Grey Shade and Titanium White.  I have used so many colors and mediums for texture, so please pop on by my blog to see more HERE.   Happeeee Crafting!!

Suzi.....For my water inspired project I chose a beautiful mermaid digi from Polkadoodles which I coloured with Graph'it Markers. My background papers were created with embossing folders, Pan Pastels and some Glassy Gel Medium on some of the punched out bubbles....

I really wanted to show a project which shows that you can bring messy products into your basic cardmaking really easily. I love how the Glassy Gel acts the same as Glossy Accents but you get a massive tube so it works out so much more economical!

Lou ... for my project this week, I want to really stretch myself (as it were) and decided to have a play with all my goodies! I knew the quote I wanted to use but not how I wanted to display it. I have primed my canvas with gesso and then dry brushed a mixture of blue acyrlic paint mixed with the pewter metallic pan pastel. I used a mask to create a background using the same paint mixture but added a good dollop of the irredescent paint in to it as well! I even raided my garden for some lickle stones to add an underwater feel. Full details of how I made my canvas can be found on my blog ....

So there is the inspiration for our water theme - I'm sure you'll agree that the Design Team have pulled it out of the bag again this week!

You have until Tuesday 15th October to enter and the chance to win a great PanPastel prize, plus our Top 3 favourites may be asked to Guest Design for us next month so just add your creation to the Mr Linky below - please make sure your make fits the challenge! Thanks for joining us!
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  1. Your DT projects are superb, thanks for such a great new challenge, I had great fun getting inky with water! X

  2. Wow amazing samples again by the DT. Inspiration overload!

  3. Fantastic work from DT. Loving Tracys and Terrys works of art luv all of the samples so many fabulous ideas might have to pinch some

  4. Hi I'm really sorry I got really muddled with the current challenge still running, my first card should be entered into the anything goes challenge not this one. Please can you delete it, I will put it in the proper challenge now!! The 2nd fairy card is correct using my inky play card and water spritzed distress ink. Jane x

  5. Another great subject. Lovely DT samples again

  6. Fabulous DT creations and inspirations and thanks for another fab challenge x


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