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Monday, February 13, 2012

Love and Romance

There's a new challenge over at PanPastel UK Challenge Blog. For Challenge 5 the theme is Love and Romance. Although PanPastels are not required, I challenge myself to always include them in a project submission as a means of becoming more comfortable with them. For my card, I began with a white card stock panel and sponged pink, red and burgundy PanPastels onto it. I LOVE this color combination. It amazes me how such a tiny bit of PanPastels can change a white panel. For my main image, I could not resist stamping this beautiful image that just arrived from Crafty Individual (CI-338). I decided to leave her uncolored except for some distressing with Pumice Stone Distress Ink around the edges to cool down the deep red background. I also matted her with black paper and added some textured black hearts and pearls. The sentiment is by Rubber Stampede and the die cut vine by Sissix was sprayed with some Smooch Pearl Spray in Cherry. The panel was matted to a white card base with another black paper mat and the card was finished off with a vintage black seam binding bow. Wishing you a wonderful week. Thanks so much for dropping by. Yvonne

8 comments:

Suzanne C said...

Lovely! Beautiful image and sweet design.

Eileen said...

A very beautiful and elegant card. Yes, I agree the PanPastels give super coverage and sooooo quickly! Thank you for joining us at this weeks PanPastle UK Challenge. Eileen xx

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Lovely card, beautiful rich background and fabulous image. Tracy x

Brenda Brown said...

Such a gorgeous image Yvonne - might have to invest in that one - love the card and the PP colours are superb.
Thanks for linking to PanPastel UK challenge this week.
hugs {brenda} xox

lynne said...

Lovely to see you working with the CI little girl, isn't she adorable.
Beautiful colour combination, strong yet at the same time it has that wonderful vintage appeal.
Wishes
Lynne

Ephemera said...

Love your card it is so beautifully composed and your have great taste in stamps LOL. You are so right she looks gorgeous left uncoloured. xx

Meggymay said...

Wow, love that gorgeous image, beautiful card and design.
Yvonne x

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Really a lovely piece.