Wednesday, 9 November 2011

Dark and Mysterious PanPastels

I haven't had a chance to enter the Panpastels challenge for a couple of weeks and this was definitely something I wanted to get done. The challenge is 'dark and mysterious' but being post Halloween I didn't want to use any spooky images, so I set about creating a dark and mysterious landscape using tissue paper, PanPastels, Crafty Individuals tree stamps and the birds are courtesy of T!m.


The next few photos will show you the stages of making this. I really wanted some texture for the landscape and the tissue paper worked really well.

Tissue paper torn into strips, crumpled and glued with matte multi-medium.

PanPastels added to give a darkish sky and dark landscape.

Stamps added to give the overall feel to the piece.

A larger tree stamped, painted with PanPastels and cut out.

I cut a little fence freehand.

And added the title of the piece.

Do you hear the whispers in the wind on a dark night?

Take care.

luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox


PS My pumpkin/fall colours tag was chosen as card of the week at Sugar Creek Hollow and I have put a cute badge on my side bar. Thanks girls I am delighted to be chosen.


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36 comments:

Fliss said...

This is really beautiful Brenda and I think I might have to indulge myself with some of those pastels. The effects are fabulous.
Congratulations on your Sugar Creek win too, the tag is gorgeous.
Hugs, Fliss xx

Von said...

Very atmospheric Brenda :)
Von x

Suze Bain said...

Congratulations on your winning tag Brenda and this one is a stunner too. Love the trees and such a gorgeous sky. x

Kathyk said...

Well done on your card of the week - your work is brill so no surprise to me.

I'm loving this tag too and those pan pastels - well, I have some on my Christmas list!

Happy Wednesday B

Kathyk

Irene said...

Great tag Brenda,I love it. I'm never disappointed when I visit your blog. Thanks for showing how you made it,love your picket fence.
Irene x

Juls said...

wowzer this is just stunning!!

Hugs Juls

Crafty_Fairie said...

Brenda wow this is stunning.I love all the texture you have created really great take on our theme.It's great to see you enter again.

Kerry PanPastel UK

Suzanne Brookfield said...

I am lost for words... I love this! I love working with tissue paper/napkins too!

inkypinkycraft said...

This is gorgeous, don't have any pans pastels can I feel another on my wish list for Santa!!! Trace x

craftymonster81 said...

Wow! Fab tag, gorgeous colours and so much detail, love it. Thank you for joining in with the PanPastel challenge blog
Lindsay xx

Gram's Treasures said...

This is beautiful! I like the effect that the tissue paper gives. Thanks for the step by step, really helps to see it all better.
Joyce xx

Gina said...

Oooow! I so want to be there right now!!! Gorgeous! :D XXX

The Sparkly Fairy said...

Fabulous as always Brenda! I have this stamp set. Its very useful isnt it?!

Emma - The Sparkly Fairy

Junibears said...

This is a gorgeous tag Brenda! The tissue paper certainly gave it a lovely texture. Wonderful work. Hugs xx

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Gorgeous tag, love love the texture from the tissue, great background. Lovely. Hope you are keeping well. Tracy x

Meggymay said...

Gorgeous, love the depth you craeted for the tag.
Yvonne x

Rebekah said...

This is utterly stunning Brenda I love the way you have used the inks so beautiful hugs Rebekah xx

Dolly Daydreams said...

Congratulations on your win Brenda ! Love this atmospheric tag. Love the great texture you have created and the beautiful colours . The Ci stamps are perfect here .well they are always perfect lol.

Take care.
Marie

Sue C said...

Ooh this is gorgeous Brenda ! Thanks for the link to the Pan Pastels challenge blog, I shall definitely be checking that out ! I'm off to LB Crafts on Saturday to do the Street Life project, I'm doing the Metal Masterclass in Decenber. I hope there's some bargains left for me to grab ! Sue C x

Martina2801 said...

Dear Brenda, you have again made quite fantastic artwork! Really adorable!

Netty said...

A terrific atmospheric tag Brenda, love it. x

Vicky said...

Stunning work as usual Brenda...you are one very talented lady hun...

big hugs Vicky xx

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Brenda, thanks for this wonderful step by step tutorial, I'll keep this technique in my mind.
Your card looks fantastic, love this texture idea.

Marleen said...

WOW thats really stunning. Thanks for joining in at PanPastel UK
Marleen xxx

trisha too said...

What a fabulous technique--this is gorgeous, Brenda!!!

:)

Gemma said...

stunning work as usual Brenda :) x

Cath Wilson said...

LOVE the texture and the colours are wonderful! Great work and one of my favourite stamp sets x

Lisa Jane said...

oh wow really dark and mysterious ... love the tissue paper texture
Lisa x

lindyloo said...

Hi Brenda
this is really dark and mysterious love all the texture too thanks for joining us at the panpanstel Uk this week
lindyloo x

Michelle said...

Great idea using tissue paper for texture. Must give that a try.

Lovely card, I love trees and yes I do hear the wind whispering through the trees:)
love
michelle x

Terry said...

Great us of tissue paper and Pan Pastels to create this yumcious dark and mysterious tag! The TP looks amazing with the use of tree stamps! Have a great evening!

debby4000 said...

Stunning tag Brenda.
luv
debby

Cheryl said...

oh wow hun always know I am up for a treat when I come on your blog and this is just amazing oh the detail,is fantastic hugs cherylxxxxxx

Kim Dellow said...

Gorgeous Brenda, Love how you have made the texture. Kim

Sue said...

Wow! this is stunning Brenda! Love the beautiful sky and the 3D effect that you've created with the fence at the front. Thank you for showing how you made it too. I want to try and do a few projects with ink and embossing in the New Year and I haven't a clue where to start really, so this is very interesting to see how you achieved the finished look.
Hope you are keeping well !!
Big Hugs!
Sue xx

Gerri Herbst said...

So beautiful! Thanks for sharing the background trick with the tissue paper. Your colors are wonderful too!