Sunday, 20 July 2014

Inspired by Tim Holtz inspiration plus winners

Good morning, time to announce the winner and Top 3 from our last challenge and we've also got loads of  inspiration from the DT too. You've still got a week to enter our 
Inspired by Tim challenge and be in with a chance to win some fabulous stash


 so if you're looking for the linky, just click 

The random winner of our 'Roses are a Girls Best Friend' challenge is, ta daaaaaaaaaa

Wooo hoo, congratulations Teresa hun, email us quoting your winners code PPWK1701
to claim your prize and then sit back and wait for postie!!!!

And our top 3 as chosen by our DT are

I don't own a lot of Tim's stuff and am inspired more by his grunge but I tend to do pretty grunge.
This is another wooden plaque that I have decorated...I have scrunched up some of Tims tissue wrap and loosely stuck it down leaving plenty of texture, when dry I gave it a light coat of Gesso..

Once this was dry I sponged on some Chromium Oxide Green Shade PanPastels,I then lightly dabbed a sponnge that had been dipped in Versamark ink pad over the parts that are sticking up and then sponged over some Phthalo Blue Panpastel 

I then got a soft cloth and polished it all. I then put some light modeling paste through my flower stencil and when dry coloured with Magenta. The sentiment was stamped embossed with blue embossing powder and cut up

My inspiration for this Challenge is a card with a topper made to look like a page torn from a notebook.  It would also work well for the cover of a notebook.
I love using Panpastels with Tim Holtz embossing folders, they compliment each other so well.  The colours I've used are Phthalo Green Shade, Magenta Shade and Orange, the colours blend so well that you get a rainbow of colours from just three Pans!

 I had fun and got inspired with Tim Holtz, making the background with Gesso, Light Modelling Paste, Stencil from Dutch Doobadoo, Acryclic Metallic Paints, Metallic PanPastels and Crackle.

 I started off by cut a piece of cream card into the shape of a tag and then distressing it with the Orange extra dark Pan Pastel.  I then used a small stamp from the PCB Roses stamp set and randomly stamped it with distress ink. I then mixed the Orange PP with some Light Modelling Paste and used it with the Butterfly Mask . I then inked the edges of the tag with a distress ink. Finally I used the Butterfly stamp from the PCB Postcard stamp set. I drew some lines and added them measurements and the distress the piece of card as before. I used the Orange Pan Pastel to colour the butterfly. Finally I added some string and lace.

Claire C
I've made a wall hanging inspired by Tim's vintage/distress techniques for a shabby look.  You can find all the details on my blog

Here are the products I've used

I hope we've inspired you to play along with us, don't forget you don't have to use our products to enter but of course we love to see you use PanPastels

Click here to link up your entry

We'll be back next week with another fun challenge


  1. More gorgeous inspiration from the DT, it's great to get ideas how to use PanPastels especially that you can just scrape it into gesso to colour it..I shall give that a go. Thanks so much x

  2. Thank you for the Top 3 place on the roses challenge! Congrats to Teresa and the other Top 3 girls too!

  3. Thanks for the Top 3. Great inspiration from the DT - must find time to do this one! Nikki x

  4. OMG the DT makes are incredible Terry yours just blows me away (uber talented)

  5. So honoured to be one of your Top 3, thank you! Lovely inspiration - only wish I had time to join in this time too...
    Alison x


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