Sunday 15 January 2012

PanPastels Anything Goes

Hi Everyone, this is my second post for today, scroll down to see my altered frame.

I am back with my first DT piece for the PanPastel UK Challenge and as the title says it is anything goes. So what do you fancy making for this week?

I have used my fabulous PPs and made a tag - one of my favourite ways of producing a small(ish) piece of art, knowing that it can be made into a card to give to someone or hang on display.

The background on this one started with some small areas of multi-medium matte brushed straight onto the tag and dried. This acts as a bit of a resist and givers some texture to it. Then I covered the tag with violet PP and then used embossing ink through masks and again violet PP to create the next 3 layers. Next I stuck on a dress form stamped on tissue paper and over that there are two more layers with stamps and embossing ink and this time I used the turquoise shade to bring out the designs. To prevent the pastels coming off I sprayed with an acrylic gloss sealer.

I love finishing off with bits and pieces to add texture and interest.

Stamps - Claudine Hellmuth, Wendy Vecchi, Katy Fox.

The prize each week for the Challenge Blog winner is a sample set of PanPastels which can be found at the sponsor's website Your Creativity Store, they do a whole range of materials for the crafter and artist and especially these wonderful PanPastels. You have until 8.00 pm Friday night to submit your entry, so what ya waiting for?

Over the coming weeks and months I am going to show you how to use PanPastels with other mediums that you would use in your card and project making. Next week tune in to see how they can be used with DPs to create depth on your backgrounds.

luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Challenges to have fun with -
Try It On - Resist
Gingersnap Creations - set or line of stamps (Claudine Hellmuth)
Sugar Creek Hollow - Embossing (Does emboss resist count?)
Challenge up your life - Bingo - purple, lace, flowers
Just Us Girls - Collage stamping technique



cheryl said...

gosh hun you are on a roll this morning,love this tag hun your detail is always amazing hugs cherylxxxx

Meggymay said...

Gorgeous tag, love the colours and details.
Not able to get to leave a comment on your previos post, but will keep trying as I know it is gorgeous.
Meggymay/Yvonne x

Kathyk said...

What a glorious confection of a tag Brenda.

I am sorry to say that I must not have been a "good girl" in 2011 as Santa didn't bring me any Pan Pastels! BUM!!!

Happy Sunday


Gina said...

Beautiful warm/faded/vintagey colours...I always like stuff that has that soft faded plum colour :D XXX

catherine said...

Another fantastic piece and the colours are lush. I really must try this out
x catherine

Irene said...

Your first DT piece is stunning Brenda, so love your tags, especially all the little bits and pieces you embellish them with, great colour too.
Irene xx

Zoechaos said...

So many details and lovely textures, texture mediums make great surfaces to work on don't they. XOXO Zoe

Netty said...

Beautiful colour choices and love all the great details on your fab tag, x

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Lovely tag and striking colour choice. Love the use of the bee above the dress form. Tracy x

craftymum said...

this is really great Brenda. Hope you are keeping warm this cold weekend!

hugs Sarah x

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

I love this Brenda, the colours are so pretty and I love the combination of textures that you have included
Lindsay xx

Helen said...

Gorgeous tag!! My aim for this year is to get some more pan pastels.

Unknown said...

Hi Brenda, just fab (as always) love your colours and all the details - the way you have wrapped the waist of the dummy and the buttons and, well I could just go on! It's just brilliant!

Great altered frame in the previous post too. The butterflies are beautiful.


Silvia(Barnie) said...

Wow, a fascinating tag, the background looks fabulous, the bee on the dressform gives me a smile.

Suze Bain said...

A stunning tag Brenda, gorgeous colour and wonderful detail - I love the little roses. xx

Lisa Kind said...

What a beautiful tag! I love all the elements you used in this and the collage-stamping technique is fabulous! Thanks for playing with Just Us Girls!

Dolly Daydreams said...

Brenda , fabulous tag love those gorgeous colours you have used with the Pan Pastels great stamping and just adore all of your little touches.


Gillian .... said...

Hi Brenda, I love the combination of textures and colours to this fabby tag, love the dress form:) xx

Vicky said...

Wow this is stunnning hun :o)

Have a lovely evening....big hugs Vicky xx

Scrumplescrunch said...

Hello Brenda
I just read this post and I was salivating, this is what I really enjoy; multi-media, the only reason I made a CAS card Brenda was to prove to myself that I could! But my penchant is exactly what you have created here and I just love everything about it.
It is not a quick look, one can cogitate, examine, muse and ruminate about this, layers of fun as far as I am concerned, and I cannot wait for your tutorials on PP.

Inkypinkycraft said...

Simply stunning, love the colours and the details, the bee is fab!!!clever you!! Hugs trace x

Von said...

Stunning Brenda :)just love your attention to detail
Von xxx

Cazro said...

Stunning work, as always. I love the fine details and the colour of this project. Caz

Michelle said...

A Fabulous tag Brenda with loads of interesting bits for your eye to wander over! Thanks for joining us at TioT this week and for your lovely comments and support throughout the year
Best Wishes

Yvonne Garner said...

Brenda, just stunning! Congrats on your first piece as DT member for PP! I look forward to learning much from you concerning this new medium in the upcoming days! Best, Yvonne

Payne Holler Cards said...

beautiful tag and love the colors and embellishments - dont know if emboss resist counts or not LOL
leave that up to our DT coordinator - thanks for joining us at Sugar Creek Hollow (-:

Claire said...

Gorgeous tag Brenda, the colours work beautifully and I love the way you've build up the PP background
Hope you've had a good weekend
Claire xx

debby4000 said...

Wonderful tag Brenda.

Berry said...

A truly stunning tag Brenda really beautiful hugs Rebekah xx

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Unknown said...

What a stunning tag Brenda - love your use of colour xx Thanks for the atcs too xx Glad you could join us again at TIOT this week x

Alyna said...

awww.... this is pretty. love all ur colors and those flowers. nicely done.
thank fer leaving love at my blog

Patti P. said...

What a gorgeous vintage tag to showcase so many beautiful details. Love all of your techniques and thank you for joining in at Sugar Creek Hollow this week, hope to see you again soon, Brenda.

Patti SCH/DT

Ink Art Designs said...

Woohoo...congrats on your win at Try it on Tuesdays! :) An absolutely gorgeous tag, and well deserved Brenda
Dot x

trisha too said...

Beautiful, Brenda, wow!!


Lucy Edmondson said...

I love this, and particularly like how you have used the 'Brenda B(ee)',

Lucy x

coldwaters2 said...

Wowwww this is just totally amazing Brenda I have never seen work like this only here, the content on your tags is just astounding, it all works so beautifully together, everything is where it should be, well at least that is my impression, lol. Superb work of art.
Lorraine x

Vicki Fraser said...

Very pretty :)