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Thursday, 31 May 2012

Paper pieced flowers and panpastels (posted by Claire)

The new Sunny Sunflowers themeplate has some gorgeous detailed flower images but as soon as I saw these stamps I thought how useful the plain flower stamp would be for making paper pieced flowers. No matter how many paper flower you have in your stash you sometimes can't find just the right colour. For this project I made flowers to match the papers I used from the Kaisercraft Play Pack 

The focal image was made using PanPastels, its so easy to create a beautiful scene with panpastels I hardly ever seem to use my brayer these days. I masked a moon and used green yellow and blue shades from the tints set, applied in layers with a sofft sponge. I used stamps from some of my all time favourite Chocolate Baroque stamps Nature Table and Autumn Hedgerow stamped with distress inks. PanPastels are perfect with the honesty stamp from Nature Table as you can use a pencil eraser to rub out the colour and leave a lovely white papery finish. The ribbon is also from the Kaisercraft playpack and the swirls were cut with Die-namics fancy flourish die.

I hope your enjoying all the inspiration from my teamies. There's lots more to come too so keep checking in 
Claire xx


  1. Love the scene you created & I have to agree about the honesty - such a useful image, particularly with the technique of rubbing out you describe.
    Gorgeous with the brown swirls leading the eye into the picture & balanced by the paper pieced flowers.
    Paula (PEP)

  2. So beautiful Claire. Stunning scene and the colors are fab.
    Lovely greet

  3. Wow, Claire! This is just so pretty! The colors are comforting, working so well with each other. I love brown and blue together! You've made a masterpiece! Are PanPastels chalk?

  4. Lovely pretty card, I love the soft pastel coloursand the paper flowers. Jean x

  5. Very pretty card and a great idea to paper piece matching flowers - love it and love the stamps


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