Tuesday 15 November 2011

An Explosion of Colour

The PanPastels challenge this week is actually called 'Fireworks/Exploding Colours', but I wanted to show a variety of bright colours used as the background and more added in layers with masks over card and music paper.

This was achieved with just five of my PanPastels showing how versatile they are and how well they mix and blend together. I have stamped over the top and then added atyou spica black glitter pen over the top. The sentiment was stamped with Versamark and PPs tapped lightly over and then Sakura glitterpen over the top of that.

I have added a shabby fabric flower, cut the bird cage from patterned paper and then highlighted it with PPs, cut the bird covered it in Tim's tissue tape and again added PPs and a couple of die-cuts.

I just love playing and experimenting with these. I think I need to add some more colours on my Christmas list.

Stamps used with archival ink are TH Grunge Circe and Fairytale Frenzy.
Masks - Tando Creative - music and Spellbinders Impressabilities - Fleur de Lis

Another inspection finished at school, now I hope we can settle down and prepare for Christmas, it has been such a hectic term.

I hope you are enjoying your week and managing some art and craft work.

Oooh nearly forgot, remember my pumpkin tag was chosen as card of the week at Sugar Creek Hollow, well I've been asked to be a guest designer for them, so keep an eye out later this month for my piece, can't wait to show you what I am making.

Take care.

luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

PS Here is one of my cats asleep in my craft bag. He thinks he is a dog sometimes as he has to come and lay by my feet or be in close proximity. Like alot of cats he likes to get in boxes and bags when you aren't looking. Say hello to Tinder.



Kathyk said...

GORGEOUS, GORGEOUS, GORGEOUS projects - loving those pan pastels - I have some on my Christmas list too as I don't have any at all.

Tinder is pretty gorgeous too btw!

Happy Tuesday


donna said...

I love the background you have created. You are such a talented lady. Nice cat too..hugs..Donna. Hey GM is masking this week

Chrissy said...

WOW!! Brenda...totaly gorgeous..amazing colours and brilliant technique...


Ellie Knol said...


Gina said...

Your background paper is just stunning Brenda!! And why do cats do that?? Cute but curious! :D XXX

Irene said...

Just brilliant Brenda, everything about it is just perfect. Congrats on the GD. Tinder is so adorable,I love it when animals do things like that.
Irene xx

Zoechaos said...

Love what you have done with these, especially the second one with that gorgeous flower. as for your cat in a bag he looks very comfortable. XOXO Zoe

Lisa Jane said...

oh wow what gorgeous colours and love the masking.
Your little cat is just like my coco.. into everything and asleep a lot of the time lol
Lisa x

craftymum said...

Another inspection Brenda?!!!!!
Bet your glad its over.

A lovely piece of work again.
Hugs Sarah x

Caroline said...

Stunning project... looks like fun to work with panpastels. Your furry friend is just too cute!

Von said...

Totally sumptuous what more can I say Brenda :)

Meggymay said...

Gorgeous card, the background is fantastic. Love your cat photos, he looks realy comfortable.
Yvonne x

Sue said...

This is beautiful Brenda, I love all of your layering, and those pastels are fabulous. It's not a bad life is it, being a cat lol x

Cath Wilson said...

Great backgrounds - love those colours x

Unknown said...

Brenda really stunning project i always look forward to seeing what you create with PP's.Thanks so much for joining us at PanPastel Uk this week and by the way Tinder is such a handsome boy i have four girls.

Kerry x

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

WoW! This is stunningly beautiful, love the way you have blended those colours and the stamping looks fab! I absolutely love this, and your cat is very cute too, why is it that they always want to sleep on your craft stuff? Mine is forever trying to plonk himself down on my craft stuff. Thank you for joining in with the PanPastel challenge blog, it really is a pleasure to see your entries each week
Lindsay xx

Terry said...

OMG!! Brenda, this is so gorgeous! I am just loving what you do with those PP's and hope to find them here! The way you combined the colors is spectacular! So beautiful! Love the puppy, aka kitty!

Michelle said...

Hi Brenda
Just had a wander round your blog - what a joy! Such lovely projects and great inspiration! Cant wait to see what you do with the thimble box - I have a few of those!
Lovin the wonderful colours of this project, and your masking is placed so beautifully. Fabulous stuff! Thanks for your comments on my blog, really appreciated. Hope you're having a good week
x Michelle

Val said...

Just fantabulous. Love, love, love it. Love the way these pan pastels blend so well. I really think I must get some - perhaps they will go on my Christmas List.

Yvonne Garner said...

Love, love, love your project! Congrats on the Guest Designer win! Your cat is so sweet. Hoping to have another one some day. Take care. Yvonne

Inkypinkycraft said...

These projects are gorgeous and I love all the colours!!!they are fab...truly stunning..
The cat is very cute how sweet curled in the bag! Bless trace x

Im just me - Marleen said...

Really stunning, well done. Thanks for joining in at PanPastel UK xxx

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous project Brenda, love the colours. Do you seal your work with anything ? Sue C x

coldwaters2 said...

What can I say about these tags Brenda that you haven't already heard before, lol, wow, they are amazing I am once again in awe of your crafting talent, the colours, stamping and designs are pure perfection, please say hello to Tinder for me, lol.
Lorraine x

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Such a fantasic card, I love this colors :) The self-made flower looks fab, great shabby look.

Dolly Daydreams said...

Hello Tinder !my dogs are the same as soon as they see a bag or a suitcase they are in it. I have taken to putting a little blanket next to my desk so they can be close by otherwise the whimper and drive me crazy ! Am loving these Pan Pastels they are fabulous but of course they are in your expert hands !! This is outstanding the blending is perfect as is the masking and stamping.


Dolly Daydreams said...

Forgot to say congrats on your guest DT spot !


lindyloo said...

Hi Brenda
wow you do some fantstic work and I really look forward to your entry each week thank you for joining us at the panpastel uk
linda x

Unknown said...

Your detail with inks and stamping is amazing Brenda love this creation it's just stunning chum and your wee Tinder is so cute bless him, hope you are well.
Sarah x

Asia King (aka Joanna K) said...

Crickey, I mean, woooow!!! You really rock these pan pastels my Friend! These projects are simply STUNNING!

Big scratchy scratchies for the sleeping kitty beauty!

Hugs, Joanna xx

Ink Art Designs said...

congratulations Brenda on winning at the Pan Pastels challenge, this is a truly beautiful card and so very creative.
Dot x

Juls said...

Love this!!! Love he bright colous and all the fabulous stamped elements! Fabulous creation!!! Hugs Juls