Wednesday, 23 November 2011

PanPastels Frosty and Bright

Hi All

I have been playing with my PanPastels again and this time I experimented to get a cold and frosty effect background using distress inks, embossing ink and my one and only blue PP.


Here is a mini tutorial to show how I achieved the background effect.

Starting with a piece of card I covered it in the fabulous new DI called Iced Spruce. Heat dried it and then stamped TH snowflakes with embossing ink. I then used a sponge and dabbed turquoise PP over it until the snowflakes appeared.

Then I sprayed it with an acrylic sealer. Next I used the same snowflake stamp and used white acrylic paint with it. 

When I had finished I sprinkled glamour dust over them to get that nice frosty/sparkly effect and sprayed it again.

The snowman was die-cut using a sizzix die and covered with snow-tex and faux snow added to the hat and scarf. I used 2 snowflake punches and my new Memory Box Frosty Border to create the rest of the snowflakes.


.......  and finally some gems, beads, sequins and a Kanban red rolled flower and some die-cut leaves.

Here you can see the frosty effects.


I was so lucky to win the PanPastels challenge last week and would like to say a big thankyou to the team at this great challenge blog.

I hope you like my frosty and bright card. I would like to enter it into challenges at -
PanPastels UK Challenge Blog - Frosty and Bright
Sunday Stamper - Frosty the Snowman
Ladybug Crafts Ink - Winter Blues
Make My Monday - Christmas Flowers, Foliage or snowflakes
CES Challenges - Snowflakes
CCEE Stampers 2 de-cuts or 2 punches (I have got both)

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48 comments:

inkypinkycraft said...

Wow, this is absolutely stunning!! What can I say I love it!!! The frosty feel and snowflake background is gorgeous!! I love iced spruce it is yummy..fab card, love it hugs trace x

Gina said...

Gorgeous creation!!! And that background is amazing!!! Thanks for sharing how you made it :D XXX

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Lovely card Brenda, love the icy background. Love the die you used at the bottom too. Great snowman. Tracy x

Irene said...

Thanks Brenda for the tutorial on a great background, with your snowman and all your yummy bits you have made a magnificent Christmas card.
Irene xx

Sue said...

This is fabulous Brenda, I love your frosty background, the Iced Spruce DI really is perfect for this effect. Your delicate die cut border finishes it off beautifully x

Hels Sheridan said...

oooohlalalaaaaa, how gorgeous is this!! Loving that frosty effect, your snowman is quite the dapper gent with all those gorgeous elements surrounding him! Thanks for joining in with the Sunday Stamper x

Dora said...

Wow this is stunning Brenda, love how you made the background .. it's gorgeous.. and congrats on your win too :) yay xxx

Gram's Treasures said...

Lovely background, and nice that you shared how to make it.
Joyce xx

DesignerDiva said...

WOW Brenda another piece of fabulous art work, I know I've said this before but I just love the direction your crafting has taken you.
Hope your keeping well
Hugs Laurie x

Suze Bain said...

Fab-u-lous! Love your snowflake background and the delicate snowflakes at the bottom - and he's a super snowman! xx

Yvonne Garner said...

So well done, Brenda! Thanks for the tutorial, too. So glad you won the Pan Pastels! Thanks for all you kind comments concerning my recent blog posts. Have a great week! Best,Yvonne

Crafty_Fairie said...

Brenda,
It's another fabulous design it's great to see that you enjoy experimenting with your PP's.Thanks for joining us again over at PanPastel UK.

Kerry x

Sue C said...

Fab card Brenda ! You most definitely achieved a 'frosty' feel, well done for doing it with just one blue too ! Sue C x

Wendy said...

WOW Brenda love this, it's absolutely gorgeous, fabulous background.
Wendy xx

Suzanne Brookfield said...

Brenda Brenda Brend... a gorgeous creation..love it! Thank you for entering the Make My Monday challenge this week!

Cindy Adkins said...

WOW, this is beyond gorgeous, Brenda!!! Simply amazing and beautiful textures--it's perfection!!!
Love,
Cindy

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Another really stunning card and fab mini turtorial. Thank you for joining in with the PanPastel challenge blog
Lindsay xx

Ellie said...

Lovely!
So that was you, winning those pastels, lucky you!

Vicky said...

Simply stunning Brenda...!

big hugs Vicky xx

Fabrizio said...

All I can say is WOW, this is gorgeous. Thanks ever so much in entering our Panpastel challenge with this beauty. X Fab

Lisa Jane said...

oh wow that background is amazing i love those snowflakes .. and the little snowman is cute!
Thanks for joining us at LCI this week
Lisa x

Cazro said...

Stunning products have produced a stunning project, with a very helpful tutorial thrown in. An adorable card. Many thanks for sharing with us at MMM. Caz

pinky said...

Thats just beautiful, love your background. Thanks for joining us at LCI this week Brenda.
Hugs
Pinky

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Your card looks fantastic, great use of PP and DI. Thanks for your little tutorial :)

Von said...

That is one cute card Brenda full of fabulous techiques and texture :)
Thank you for sharing
Luv Von xxx

Mynnette said...

Oh, this is stupendous!!! LOVE that background--thank you so much for sharing with us how to make it!!! :) Your hard work REALLY paid off! ;) Thanks for joining us at MMM! :)

Dots Dabbles said...

Love it, love it, love it!!!
Dot x

Netty said...

Wonderful Christmas card Brenda with a fab background, x

lindyloo said...

Hi Brenda
I get really excited coming to vist you each week you make some stunning pieces and this one is simply stunning thank you for your continued support at panpastel uk
lindyloo x

Meggymay said...

The background is fantastic, love your card and frosty snowman.
Yvonne x

Kim Dellow said...

Wonderful! Just love that background and then all the beautiful details too. Kim

debby4000 said...

Oh this is fabulous Brenda, wonderful work.
luv
Debby

Jacqueline said...

WOW - this is gorgeous, great tutorial too. Thanks so much for joining us at Make My Monday this week - Jacqueline xx

Chrissy said...

Love the background and frosty look card Brenda...gorgeous.

Luv CHRISSYxx

coldwaters2 said...

This is so beautifully designed Brenda that background effect it perfect for the Snowman I also love the additional snowflakes and that flower, superb creation.
hugs
Lorraine x

Elaine said...

Love your background and your snowman is jolly too!! Thanks for taking the time to show us how it's done!

Siobhan Fyffe said...

Great technique and a stunning card Brenda. Thanks for taking the time to share it.

karen said...

Wow this really is fantastic and gorgeous! thanks so much for sharing this with us at CES this week, Karenx

Rebekah said...

Gosh this is fab Brenda that background is wonderful hugs Rebekah xx

Cheryl said...

oh hun this is just brilliant,just love the stuning background you have done its just so effective,beautiful hugs cheyrlxxxxxxx

Barb Cady said...

You so deserve all these comments, a really great card, love it.

Ephemera said...

Super Snowman card, the background is superb, just received my memory box die, they are lush aren't they! XX

Fliss said...

Words almost fail me here Brenda! Your background paper is absolutely stunning!!! A great way to showcase that gorgeous snowman too.
So lovely to see you joining in this week at Make My Monday too and wishing you loads of luck.
Fliss xx

Kathyk said...

Super yummy project - if I don't get some pan pastels in my stocking I shall be sooooooooo disappointed!!

Happy Sunday

Kathyk

Pami said...

Hi Brenda, I hope all is well with you! Love your card, just love that background, thank you for the tutorial! Thanks for sharing with us at LCI! Pami x

Kerry said...

I love this Brenda! The snowman is gorgeous, the snow flurries gorgeous, the sparkle gorgeous! Thanks for joining in the fun at LCI this week xx

DesignerDiva said...

Me again Brenda!
Still adore your beautiful snowman

Thanks for joining in the Winter Blues at LCI this week and good luck with the challenge
Laurie xx

Juls said...

this is so super cute!!! Love all the technques you have used! Hugs Juls