Sunday, 20 April 2014

Wk 12 - Pan Pastel Creative challenge.... Go Grungy!

Good morning and a very Happy Easter to all our followers! 

Its time for a new challenge but first we'd like to thank everyone for their beautiful entries to our last challenge, we'll be announcing the winner and Top 3 next Sunday so make sure you pop back!

Our theme this time is 

Go Grungy

You've got two whole weeks to link up your project to be in with a chance to win some gorgeous goodies from Premium Craft BrandsYou don't have to use our products to enter but of course we love it when you  do!

Before we get to our DT projects, just a quick heads up that our talented Nikky Hall will be on Create and Craft on 29th April demonstrating PanPastels and lots of other goodies including some scrummy products from Dutch Doobadoo!! 

So lets see what our DT have come up with to inspire you, make sure you check out Lou's fabby tutorial too!

Claire  - I've created a canvas using Dutch Doobadoo stencils, Maimeri Light Modelling Paste, and of course lots of  PanPastels in Raw Umber, Copper, Gold, Burnt Sienna and Turquoise. The images are coloured with my PanPastels and I've used Maimeri Bronze acrylic paint for the flower...
Anjie - My project started out life as a cheap £1 canvas. I started off by covering it with a cheap emulsion paint. I then mixed some Maimeri Light Modeling Paste with the Orange Pan Pastel and placed the Butterfly caught Mask/stencil 12x12" over the canvas and applied the mix around the outer part and the inner part of the stencil. I then mixed the Orange Extra Dark Pan Pastel into the paste and applied that through the middle part of the stencil. I then used the Dark Orange PP around the edge of the canvas to distress it and the used Black Pan Pastel right at the edge of the canvas. I used the same Pan Pastels to colour the lace, the clay flowers and the stamps, and the paste mixed with the PP's to cover a silver ornament that broke off of a Christmas bauble.

Here are the products I used:
Terry - hey there guys I made a Grungy card for my Mom, I worked on the background with the DD honeycomb stencil and grungy papers, played with a sentiment stamp. In the middle I placed a die and on top I have worked on the butterflies with Metallic PanPastels and crackle and some metall wings. A few hearts colored with PanPastels and sentiment finish my project for this weekend. 

Lou: I have altered a note book this week and am still on my mission to use up lots of my precious bits and bobs. I have written a tutorial on my blog explaining how I created all the layers and how I used up those crafty bits you can't throw away! I would be chuffed to bits if you popped over .....

Close up of some of the embellies added to my finished background.

Nikky I love grungey themes, you can go so many different ways with grunge. For my make this week I am showing you this fabulous storage cabinet which is from Dutch Doobadoo range and is blank MDF. I covered it with my favourite papers from my Picknix 1 collection and added lots of Burnt Sienna and Black PanPastels instead of using Distress Inks. You can see more of what I did and how over on my blog.

The products I used are: 
Together with lots of different pieces of Doobadoo which you can find HERE

Tracy - Happy Easter everyone, here`s my take on the grunge challenge . . .
. . . altered mdf set of mini drawers all grunged up with pretty papers and Pan Pastels.
All the details and products used can be found over on my blog here.

We don't really do loads of rules here but we do have a couple so please take note:
1. No back links
2. Only 2 entries to make it fair for everyone
3. We'd love you to TRY and play along with the challenge if you can although it's not a hard and fast rule but extra brownie points are awarded to those who do. 
4. The main prize can only be posted to a UK address - if the prize is not claimed within 14 days it will be offered to someone on the Top 3 from the same week.
5. You MUST be a follower of this blog to enter

And remember - our Top 3 is eligible for the running to be offered a place as a forthcoming Guest designer too!

Make sure you pop back next week when we will announce the winner of our last challenge and our talented DT will have more inspiration for you too!

The challenge will run until Saturday 3rd May and the winner and top 3 will be announced on Sunday 11th May

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  1. Wow all so special my fav's are Tracys, Terry, Lou and Nickys they are all absolutely gorgeous xx

  2. amazing projects from the DT - fabulous xx

  3. Thank you for the gorgeous DT inspirations and for a fabulous challenge. I have pushed myself for this challenge and I hope my card falls within the grunge category Karen x

  4. A great challenge..super DT makes. I have really enjoyed joining in the fun! x

    1. I am loving hopping along and being inspired by all the entries Jane :-):-)

  5. Such beautiful entries so far ladies!!!

  6. I'm not sure if I have linked correctly. I will try again. sue x


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