Sunday 19 February 2012

PanPastels - Animals

Hi Everyone

Today I want to show you how to create a vintage feel to your image and background. This is my DT piece for the PanPastel UK challenge this week and as you can see the theme is animals. So let's see what you can do, you don't have to use PanPastels to be eligible to enter.

The card used for the back of the stamped giraffe image is Bazzil Basics in a weathered wood colour, covered with magenta, orange and turquoise shade PanPastels. I just love the texture it has created. Stamps are from TH Papillon and Katzelkraft Cirque 01. The main images stamped in timber brown Stazon first then masked off to stamp the background with iced spruce DI. Sealed with Daler Rowney fixative and then embossed all over with clear embossing powder.

The backing paper was made from a piece of patterned DP which was then given the embossing ink through a mask and PanPastels turquoise added and fixed, then over-stamped with a dotty stamp using fresco finish vintage lace paint. 
The blue squared effect is the PPs on top of the DP.

The other pieces for the backing have been distress edged and inked. The rosette has been topped with a vintage elephant image downloaded from the Graphics Fairy in a bottletop.

PanPastels can really give you so much more depth to your papers and can also enable you to produce fabulous vintage effects. If you haven't tried them yet watch out for a give-away I will be doing soon, you never know you might be the proud owner of some. Or if you can't wait why not pop over to Your Creativity Store to see the colours and get a fantastic price on them.

Next week we create a completely different look and use mirri-board in two different ways to create a shabby feel to a card. There is one technique I prefer over the other though.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox



Eileen said...

This is just fab Brenda ... I love the colours and.... well ....everything about it ! Eileen xxx

Gina said...

Now this should definitely be in a frame!!! Paper sculpture :D Fabulous :D XXX

catherine said...

this is so beautiful and love the colours
x catherine

Ink Art Designs said...

Love this much texture, brilliant!
Dot x

lainey said...

gorgeous Brenda, love all the bits & pieces to this card:) lainey x

Dolly Daydreams said...

Brenda this is stunning, The Pan Pastels certainly are amazing such fantastic rich colours !Love the rosette with the elephant totally awesome !!


Unknown said...

Brenda, what a different card, so colouful and the shabby feel makes it special , you must have worked hard on this one. I have never used panpastels before they are so striking.
Well Done and good luck x
Elaine. W

Kathyk said...

FABULOUS project again Brenda, I love the effects you are achieving with the PP's and look forward to your next piece already


Anonymous said...

Definitely a vintage feel has been beautifully achieved.

Gram's Treasures said...

Looks like you are having a lot of fun with this product. Beautiful card with a great vintage look. Have a great weekend.
Joyce xx

Miranda said...

Great card Brenda, like the theme and will take a look at the PP challenge.....warm greetz Miranda

Meggymay said...

Fantastic colours, love your card, it looks so vintage circus to me.
Yvonne x

Yvonne Garner said...

Brenda, your card is stunning! So colorful, so full of layers! Love the bottle cap rosette. Great touch. Have a gret week. Yvonne

Mrs.B said...

Fabulous card Brenda, the colours are so subtle - very faded vintage.Love the rosette.
Avril xx

Gillian .... said...

Hi Brenda ... love the vibrant yet vintage feel to this DT piece, the bottlecap elephant is brilliant. xx

Glennis F said...

Love all the texture

Cindy Adkins said...

This is fabulous! Thanks for sharing with us. I hope you're having a wonderful Sunday and thank you for the sweet comment on my altered ornament.

Sue said...

This is beautiful Brenda, the colours are gorgeous as is the texture x

Scrumplescrunch said...

When I first saw this Brenda I thought it was a painted on a canvas, it is a beautiful piece of Art work and it seems a little wasted on a card, I hope you choose carefully the recipient, as it should be treasured.

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

This is so beautiful Brenda, I love the main image and the colours and papers are fantastic, just gorgeous
Lindsay xx

Asia King (aka Joanna K) said...

Stunning Brenda!!! Truly vintage feel :) xx

Sue B said...

Wow! this is stunning Brenda. Those colours are gorgeous! So many wonderful details in this card. I love the Cirque stamp and the little ellie rosette - so sweet!!
Hope you are well and had a good weekend!
Love n Hugs!
Sue xx

debby4000 said...

Gorgeous Brenda, amazed at the depth of the colours.

Silvia(Barnie) said...

A fantastic card. Love the paper rosette with the bottle cap and the elephant - a great idea.

Fliss said...

A very big apology from me Brenda on my lack of commenting (don't know where the last week or so went!)
Your creation is just gorgeous. Love the stamping and the little elephant bottle cap embellishment is fabulous.
Have a good week too.
Hugs, Fliss xx

505whimsygirl said...

Hi Brenda,

This card is great. I love the look and all the little elements you've used. The giraffe is wonderful!

Have a great week.

coldwaters2 said...

Wow Brenda this is amazing, those colours are gorgeous and I so love the images and design of this and how wonderful to share some of the techniques you use, awesome.
Lorraine x

Kim x said...

Thanks for stopping by Brenda, and showing me something else that I am just going to have to try lol.
hugs Kimx

Terry said...

How did I almost miss this post! I just love this combination of colors and elements, so gorgeous! Too cute with the elephant in the bottle cap! Love this! Hope all is well! Hugs!

Lynn Stevens said...

Great art piece , I love how you used the bottle cap inside the rosette! Very creative!
hugs Lynn

Cindy Adkins said...

This is brilliant, Brenda!!! And I love that precious elephant!!! xo Cindy

Martina said...

What a brilliant vibrant work, dear Brenda! Fantastic colours and design!
Love the paper rosette with the elephant:-)

trisha too said...

Gorgeous, Brenda!


Anonymous said...

Completely fabulous!

Val said...

Fabulous project Brenda (as always). Love all the different ideas you have used on this.

Hope we get to see each other at Farnborough.