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Lilac Canvas - Pan Pastel & Sin City Stamps

This month Sin City Stamps has partnered with PanPastel, and I am very excited! My teammates have been presenting such creative projects on the Sin City Stamps' blog showcasing products from both companies, and they've done an amazing job.

PanPastel is such a forgiving medium, it blends so well, it can be corrected with a simple eraser, and it has such rich color, it's is a delight to work with them!

For my project I used PanPastel in Lilac and Lilac Tint together with Sin City Stamps chipboard pieces and rubber stamps. I made a canvas, embellished with handmade flowers and many other elements.

Sin City Stamps: Love of Butterflies rubber plate, Chicken Wire with Butterflies Mask, Chicken Wire w/Butterflies Chipboard Sheet, Chicken wire with Butterflies Chipboard Book,
PanPastel: Violet, Violet Tint
Cottonwood Arts: Cottonwood Arts Thin 6"x 6"Canvas (to be released), Angled Cut Art Sponge - Sofft Tools
DreamWeaver Pearlescent Embossing Paste
Add a Little Dazzle metal sheet
Miscelaneous: Ribbon, lace, glitter, acrylic paint, vellum, cardstock, various adhesives, pearls and crystals

I have a step by step tutorial for you. To see how I created my canvas, please click here and start the guide added below my post.

I hope you enjoyed seeing my canvas and that you stop by Sin City Stamps' blog to check my tutorial. If you'd like to see the details of the supplies I used click on the links listed above to be directed to the store.

Thanks so much for stopping by.

I'd like to submit this project to:
September Challege - Rhedd's Creative Spirit 
September Challenge - Altered Eclectics
Springtime - Emerald Faeries
Monochromatic - Digi Choosday
Something Old, Something New - Craft-Room
(Old: pearls / New: Canvas)
Butterflies - City Crafter
Glitter or Sparkle - Loves Rubber Stamps
Anything Goes - Paper Nest Dolls
Shades of One - The Crafting Cafe
Make your own Background - SSS Wednesday
Anything Goes - Scrapbook Blessings Club  
Frame It - PanPastel UK Challenge
Anything Mixed Media - The Mirror Crack'd 


  1. You're so awesome, Gracie! I love everything you do!

  2. Gracie, this is so pretty and elegant - thanks for sharing with us at Craft Room challenge, Debi x

  3. What a beautiful card!! Thanks so much for playing along at CCCB!!

  4. What a gorgeous card!! Thanks so much for sharing your talent with us this week at CCCB :-)

  5. I love everything here, thanks for sharing with us at CCCB!

  6. Fantastic creation! I love the colour you've used, so soft & pretty!
    Thanks for sharing with us in the Shades Of One Challenge at he Crafting Cafe this month!
    Good luck
    Dawn xx

  7. Wow, beautiful texture! Thanks for joining us for a challenge at The Paper Nest Dolls, good luck!

  8. WOW!!! Fantastic everything, Gracie. Love the metal key die cut, wonderful colors and the butterflies and flowers are stunning.


  9. Such a Fabulous Design! Thank You so much for joining us here at Loves Rubber Stamps! Your creation is amazing and I wish you luch and send you hugs, DT, Dangina

  10. wow that's really a fabulous canvas! Love the colors and the great texture you have used on this!

    Thanks for joining us in our Monochromatic challenge at Digi Choosday Crafting Vicky (DT) I have a giveaway you need to check it out at 600 followers giveaway

  11. A lovely creation. Thanks for sharing with us at The Crafing Cafe.

  12. This is beautiful, love all the elements and the colours are just stunning.

    Thank you for coming over and join in with us at Rhedd's Creative Spirit.

    Great Big Huge Hugs

    Becca xx (DT Member)

  13. Absolutely beautiful creation ~ thank you for joining in our current challenge over here at Scrapbook Blessings Club and best of luck with your lovely entry.

  14. Gorgeous, beautiful card, such wonderful details.
    Thank you for joining us at Simon says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

  15. What a wonderful card project?! Just lovely! Thanks for playing along with Scrapbook Blessings Club. I hope you have a blessed day,
    ♥ Scrapbook Blessings Club DT ♥
    ♥ A Working Mom's Joy ♥

  16. fantastic project!!!! Many thanks for joining the Rhedd's Creative Spirit challenge and good luck!!! Melissa (DT)

  17. Beautiful Card.
    Thank you for joining in at Scrapbook Blessings Club Challenge # 29 and best of luck with your entry.

  18. Amazing! So pretty! Thanks for playing with us over at Scrapbook Blessings Club!!
    ♥ ScrapBook Blessings Club DT ♥
    Brenda, Disney Girl

  19. This is fabulous - love it hun..Thank you for sharing with us Altered Eclectics this month and hope to see you in future challenges
    Hugz Elaine aka Ellapu x

  20. A beautiful card. thank you for sharing with us at The Crafting Cafe Challenge this week. Marlene DT

  21. Gorgeous creation, love the colour. Thanks so much for joining us over at Emerald Faeries Challenge Blog, good luck and hope to see you again.
    ~ Denise DT ~
    Emerald Faeries Challenge Blog
    {Denise's Patch of Creativity}
    {Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge}

  22. This is so beautiful! Thank you for joining in with the challenge at The Crafting Café. Sammy-x

  23. Gorgeous ombre gradient with your shades of one entry to our challenge this month.

    Thanks for joining us at The Crafting Cafe, and good luck!


  24. Love all the different textures, and you have used my favourite colour. Such a pretty canvas

    Thank you so much for supporting our first ever challenge.

    The Mirror Crack'd


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