Sunday 18 December 2011

PanPastels Gift Tags

Update Sunday night - I wrote this blog Friday night, ready to photograph my tags and get this up Saturday morning to enter the PP challenge . As you can see I missed it - I just got tied up in Christmassy bits and getting ready for guests Friday night. Oh well never mind. I have had some good news today , but can't share it with you just yet - hopefully soon.

Well I have broken up for the Christmas holidays and school is closed until the 3rd January so now I can get myself organised for the festive season at home and have a bit of crafty fun.

I have so missed both creating and making and visiting all you wonderful blogging buddies, so hopefully you will see me around a little bit for the next 2 weeks or so.

I had a little play with my PanPastels and tags as the challenge at the PanPastel blog last week was gift tags. I experimented with PPs, water and embossing ink. Take a look at the differences in these tags.

This first one has a snowman stamped with PPs misted with water. It is very light and misty - good for a ghost stamped effect.

The second one shows a tag lightly covered with PPs and then over stamped with embossing ink and PPs dabbed over the top.  (I misted the stamp with water before stamping it). Much stronger in colour.

The third tag has been stamped with embossing ink, PPs dabbed over it and then it was misted with water and heat dried.

As you can see each one created a different effect and all 3 are really gorgeous (the photos really don't do them justice) and all 3 were edged with Chipped Sapphire DI. No embellishments , just my experiments and already they are on pressies.

So I didn't get to enter into the PanPastels gift tag challenge this week, but never mind.

Have a wonderful week, my friends.

luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox



Yvonne Garner said...

Brenda, your tags are gorgeous! Can't wait to hear your news! Best, Yvonne

Lisa Jane said...

Hi Brenda - hope you manage to relax a little and have fun crafting .. as well as having a wonderful time with your family..
LOve the tags ... the middle one is my personal fave
Lisa x

Margreet said...

They look different but all are fab Brenda.....enjoy your weeks off!
xxx Margreet


Super tags Brenda - amazing how different the results are with just a little bit of tweaking. Have a wonderful, and relaxing, Christmas - I'm looking forward to reading about your news (you tease)!!!
Hugs, Sylvia xx

Kathyk said...

Faberoony Brenda - honestly, if I don't get some of these babies in my Christmas stocking I shall on the internet right after!!!

Have a fab MOnday


Gina said...

Beautifully subtle tags Brenda :) I like "snowy" tags when they are quiet and subtle like a real snowy night :D Enjoy the hols XXX

Netty said...

I especially love the first example as it would make a fab background. Wishing you a Merry Christmas Brenda, xx

Meggymay said...

Gorgeous set of tags and such a difference in them all.
Yvonne x

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

These are so sweet, love the different effects you have gotten using the same image
Lindsay xx

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Great effects.

Juls said...

this is fab!!! LOVE it!!!! Hugs Juls