Tuesday 27 September 2011

Shared Moments

Yay I have managed to get a piece made for the Gingersnap Creations challenge this week. The pressure of work has prevented me doing much else other than DT work and also I am prepping for the classes I am giving soon, but I have managed to squeeze this in for this week. This is a wooden page for a journal.

The image is from The Graphics Fairy. I have used all scraps from my box to add the collage pieces.  Underneath the background has numerous layers - music paper, paint and ink, pastels, versamark with masks and more pastels, various stamps and satin glaze.  The flowers have been made using a marianne die and for the butterflies I used a crealies die.

This is the piece that I came home and experimented with after buying the Pan Pastels from Lin on Sunday.  The colours are vibrant and translucent and give a completely different feel to the DIs I always use.  I want to experiment more with textures and other resist techniques. (I just need some more time at the moment!!!!)

I have discovered that there is a brand new challenge blog starting for this product - PanPastel UK Challenge, so I am going to enter it into their first challenge - Anything Goes. The four colours  used were Magenta, Turquoise Shade, Raw Umber and Yellow Ochre. I love the mixes they give.

Other challenges to have fun with -
Crafty Ribbons - Anything Goes
PolkaDoodles - Distress it
Creative Stamp Friends - Anything but a card

Well we are supposed to be getting a heat wave this week in the UK - how strange our seasons are at the moment because we are then predicted snow in October -  really can't believe that!!!

Have a great week everyone.

luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox



Dragonlady said...

Brenda this is stunning, love all the details.

Hugs Ali x

Margreet said...

Beautiful creation, Brenda...lovely details!
xxx Margreet

cheryl said...

oh brenda hun this is simply stunning the detail on this is amazing,hugs cherylxxxxx

Ink Art Designs said...

Hi Brenda, apart from all the detail - I really, really, really love those colours. They are so fresh and so pretty at the same time.
Dot x

Suze Bain said...

A beautiful collage Brenda and well done for using up some scraps! xx

Ellie Knol said...

A gorgeous creation, love the colors!

Anonymous said...

This is gorgeous, absolutely loving the colours you have used, I am glad you are enjoying using the PanPastels, everyone on the design team is loving them too. Thanks for joining in with the very first challenge at the PanPastel UK blog.
Lindsay xx

Unknown said...

Brenda WOW this is just stunning i really love how you have included the pastels.Thanks for sharing your work with us at PanPastel Uk and i hope you take part next week.


Lisa Jane said...

Hi Brenda , thanks for popping by my blog yesterday , i know how busy you are .
This is so pretty. Love the image
Lisa x

Irene said...

This is just gorgeous Brenda, good luck with the new challenge.
Irene xx

Juls said...

what an incredibly gorgeous page! Love all the layers, and the gorgeous shabby chic look! Hugs Juls

Gem said...

this is so pretty Brenda, I love that vintage image :) x

Fliss said...

Brenda this is absolutely stunning! Just love the effect those pastels give and your use of scraps has turned out fabulously.
Thanks for joining in with the Polka Doodles Distress It challenge too and it's so lovely to see your there.
Hugs, Fliss xx

craftymum said...

this is so beautiful Brenda. Very feminine looking.
warm hugs sarah x

Laura said...

Fantastic creation. Live the colours and all the bits and pieces.

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Wow, so beautiful, great image and wonderful embellishment. Looks fabulous. I'm a bit behind on Gingersnap this month.

Joy said...

Great image and papers...so pretty!
Thanks for playing along with us this week at My Craft Spot !

Audrey said...

What a lovey card. The flowers are beautiful. Thanks for joining us at Polka Doodles.

Fab said...

Great layout, beautiful and very vintage. Thanks for joining the panpastel challenge ! X Fabrizio

lindyloo said...

Hello Brenda
so pleased you found time to play and enter our first challenge at panpatels uk with such beautiful work i love the layout
hope to see you join us again soon
lindyloo x

Meggymay said...

This has the wow factor, a gorgeous image, fantastic layers, a realy stunning card. Yvonne x

Anke said...

Beautiful card, thanks for joining us at crafty ribbons,
hugs Tessa & Anke

Sue B said...

Wow! This is stunning Brenda! Love, love the colours and the fab photo. So many gorgeous details - Love it all!
Hope you are having a good week!
Hugs Sue xx

Joan said...

Stunning piece Branda, love all the elements and the colours are beautiful. I haven't seen the pastels yet, looks like they might be another "must have! "


cebelica said...

This is stunning. I love the vintage touch. Thanks for playing with us at Crafty ribbons. Hugs!

Lucy Edmondson said...

Absolutely gorgeous,

Lucy x

coldwaters2 said...

Absolutely stunning card Brenda the vintage look, the image, design and embellishments are top notch.
Lorraine x

Kate said...

This is so incredibly gorgeous! The inking is fantastic and your flowers are beautiful! Such fabulous papers, too!
Thanks so much for playing along at My Craft Spot!
Small Bits of Paper

Jean Franks Beck said...

This is gorgeous! I love all the beautiful colors combined with the vintage image - such a great use of scraps, as well. Thanks for playing along at Gingersnap Creations!

trisha too said...

Brenda, that background is gorgeous--what a great piece!

Congratulations on your gorgeous card being chosen as a Ginger Gem at Gingersnap Creations!