Sunday, 31 January 2016

Challenge 3 Anything Creative Mixed Media Goes

Good morning crafters and welcome to our brand new challenge!! We'll be announcing the winners from Challenge 2 next week so don't forget to pop back. As usual our theme for the next two weeks is

  Anything Creative/Mixed Media Goes

You don't have to use our products to enter (but of course we love it when you do) and we've got some lovely crafty stash for our lucky winner thanks to our generous sponsors Premium Craft Brands

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The challenge will run for two weeks so you've plenty of time to play along.

As usual our talented DT have been working some mixed media magic to inspire you so let's have a look what they've been up to this week

Claire C I've altered an MDF heart for this weeks project, using lots of my favourite products from Premium Craft Brands. I've used Panpastels on Clearly for Art film to create wings for my butterfly, love love love this effect :-)

I stamped my butterfly wings on Clearly for Art film with versamark and applied Magenta Extra Dark PanPastel with a Sofft tool. I cut them out and stuck them to a Stampbord domino that I'd coloured with the same PanPastel. I adore the Extra Dark pans, they look a bit dull in the pots  but once you start using them they are lush, some really gorgeous rich colours!

Lou: I decided to create a canvas using mediums, stencils and off course pan pastels. I thoroughly enjoyed my messy time as I had no plan and just went with the flow ...

I created my background in different layers using Maimeri paste and adding colour using pan pastels. Shadows were created using black medium pan pastel. I added even more layers to my canvas (not shown in photo below) but the different stages can be seenon my blog.

I even used my pan pastels to water colour my stamped images, I love the rich colour depth you can achieve even though you have water coloured the images.

Even more photos, with step by steps can be found on my blog.

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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. 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.
4. You MUST be a follower of this blog to enter

The challenge will run until  13th February  and the winner and top 3 will be announced on Sunday  21st Feb!

We'll be back next week though with lots more inspiration and we'll be announcing the winner and Top 3 from our last challenge too so don't forget to pop back

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Sunday, 24 January 2016

More inspiration and winners announcement!

Good morning, we're back with lots of inspiration for you again this week. If you're here to add your entry to the challenge just click here to go to the linky. As always our DT have been working their magic and have created some awesome projects but before we check them out its time to announce the winner and Top 3 from challenge 27. A massive thank you to everyone who played along, we had some stunning entries!!

The lucky winner, as chosen by is

Congratulations!! Email us (details in sidebar) quoting your snail mail details and your winners code (which is PPRW27001) and we'll have your prize winging its way to you ASAP.

Now this time around top 3 honours go to:

Yvonne - this week I have an MDF clock which I made for my craft room.  Love the ombré effect you can achieve very easily with PanPastels.


Terry, for this weeks inspiration I made a Notebook, yep the vintagy that's my way lol...I worked on the background with Gesso, When it was dry I colored it with the Pearlescent Orangy PanPastel. Than I placed the Roses Stencil from DD on top of the Notebook and played with Light Modelling Paste. I dried it with the Heattool, took me way to long to wait untill it was dry, so heattool on it and I chose the Metallic brown PanPastel to color the roses a bit to make it look even more vintagy. Another Layer of Pearlescent PanPastel. Than I started decorating the Notebook, I love vintagy so I chose a Vintage girl image, Underneith the image I worked with lace and I placed some Sweetheart Blossoms. I colored them with Iridescent Paste and glued them on the Notebook. And last but not least I wrapped a piece of rope around the Notebook and wanted to place one word on it. And a little butterfly to finish my project for this weeks inspiration. You want to see more pictures, come on over to my blog by clicking on my  name.

Claire C I've made a little box on a stand using Stampbord and my PanPastels this week. Stampbord is really sturdy so its great for making boxes, I just used strong PVA glue to stick the decorated Stampbord squares together to create this. The Stampbord tools are perfect for creating highlights on your projects.

Katie I have made a mixed media card by using Magenta and Blue Pan Pastels to create a textured background.

I first blended Magenta with a little Blue and used it to colour the blank card base before applying a stencil. I then rubbed more of the Pastels over the stencil.

The image is coloured with Sepia and gold inks to create a metallic look

I then added the layers and placed the image over the top

Click here to go to the challenge post and add your project to the linky!

We'll be back next week with a fun new challenge .