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

Sunday, 13 July 2014

Challenge 18 Inspired by Tim Holtz

Good morning and welcome to our fun new challenge! Our theme for the next two weeks is

Inspired by Tim

so we want to see your projects inspired by Tim Holtz, it could be a technique, a product or a project that has inspired you but make sure you tell us in your post! You don't have to use our products (or Tim's) to enter and as always our generous sponsors 
 have a fabby prize up for grabs - a gorgeous mask and a PanPastel too (colours may vary)!!


Before we check out the gorgeous projects from our DT a quick reminder to pop back next week when we'll be announcing the winner and top 3 from our last challenge.

We've also got an announcement to make, we're all very excited to say that our last Guest Designer Yvonne has agreed to stay on as a permanent member of the team, pop over to her blog and check out her gorgeous work

I find Tim a bit grungy which I am not very good at, but this is what Tim has inspired me to do.
I have painted gesso to  the background of of a wooden 6inch x 3inch plaque then when dry covered with Phthalo blue Panpastel . After setting with hairspray I then lightly went over it with some Silver again setting in between layers to stop the colours blending....I dabbed some more Phthalo Blue through Tim's Burlap stencil and stuck down some of Tims tissue wrap with PVA glue ....I stamped the bush image with Black Versafine and clear embossed, I also repeated this for the sentiment.
Next I glued the diamond  cut outs and Tim's Bird and cage dies which I had tried to grunge with some pewter gilding wax.Lastly I added a burlap bow

I have made a Tim Inspired Tag and worked with PanPastels, Permanent Red, Phthalo Blue Shade, Yellow Ochre, Natural Grey Extra Dark and Burnt Sienna Shade. 



Claire C I've made  a tag, whenever I think of Tim I always think of his tags so that was my starting point and I combined my PanPastels with distress inks to create the background for my project.


Terry Hiya guys, I had fun making a sort of a wallhanger, just for the fun of it. Inspired by Tim I worked with his Butterflies and mixed colors for the background, using Gesso, PanPastels and the Honeycomb Stencil from DD, butterflies are colored with PanPastels and the toplayer I worked with is Mat Gel Maimeri 


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  26th July and the winner and top 3 will be announced on Sunday  3rd August

We'll be back next week with more inspiration and the winner and Top 3 from challenge 17!!

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