Sunday, 12 February 2012

PanPastels, Heart to Heart Lace Doily Die and a Clarity Stamp on a Tim Holtz Die Cut Tag

Clarity Stamp.
Hi everyone,

This is my Design Team Sample for this weeks PanPastel UK Challenge called  Love and Romance.

It's a Tim Holtz Tag cut from grunge paper and covered in one coat of gesso, followed by a coat of white acrylic paint. I applied a fair bit of both of the mediums, as I wanted  to get some texture in there as well!

 I  used PanPastels to colour the tag, then stamped with a selection of different background stamps in black ink.

 The whole tag was covered with Versamark Ink and clear embossing powder then heated with a heat gun.

I like the 'varnished' effect and of course, it sets the chalk of the PanPastels ( you can buy them here)

I invested in a set of the tint colours this week ... Oh so lush!

The roses were cut using the English Rose Die from Marianne Creatables. Each rose was 'squished' around in some left over white acrylic paint, plus some glitter. 

The lovers image, from Clarity stamps, was stamped onto card with black ink and then cut with one of the dies from a Heart to Heart Lace Doily Die set.

I used some  Old Gold Metallic Rub On colour over the top of the outer larger Heart Die from the same set.

The other dies are Fantasy Foliage from Marianne Creatables.

A few gems, some fancy wool and bingo!

It was fun making this. It's not so bright as my usual stuff but you need a rich dark atmosphere for romance to flourish !

BTW please take a look at the card my friend Dee made with some PanPastels she bought recently... Her very first PanPastel card ... rock 'n roll !

Thanks for stopping by today.

See you soon

Eileen xx


  1. This is absolutely gorgeous with the deep rich colours and the embellishments just make it - love it

    1. Thanks for the Visit and lovely comment Val ... you are always a star xxxxx

  2. Wow Eileen, better and better

  3. FAN-BLOOMIN'-TASTIC . . . oh no . . . I came for another visit . . . AND you gave a LINK to where I can buy some PanPastels, AND another link to look at and admire . . . it's TOO MUCH for a girl (woman) to resist . . . . I will HAVE to cave in soon. xxx

    1. Stop fighting Sandra!!! you know you want to! xxxxxx

  4. Very beautifull tag, beautifull colours and composition, I like it a lot!!!



  5. This tag rocks Eileen, love all that texture and the depth of colour, brilliant! x

  6. Stunning tag Eileen, such beautiful colours and embellishments - you really got these PPs flowing.
    Have a great Sunday.
    hugs {brenda} xox

  7. Super tag Eileen, love all the texture !!
    love and hugs
    chris richards

  8. Wow Eileen, this is stunning! Love it.

    Catherine x


Thank you for leaving a comment ... Much appreciated.