Sunday, 5 February 2012

PanPastels - Happy Birthday

This week my DT card for the PanPastel UK Challenge Blog shows how scraps of design papers can be used to make a lovely birthday card and they are all bought together by using PPs around the edges.
The challenge is sponsored by Your Creativity Store who will provide a trial pack of these amazing products for the winner. I can assure you, it is a prize well worth having, I won two before I became a DT member. (How lucky am I?)


As you can see, I have used three different pieces of (scrap) designer paper this week to build the background for my card. If I were to leave them just stuck together they could look disjointed but by edging your card, you create a border or frame which pulls everything together. To achieve the effect I have created here, use a light distress ink and blending tool and then gently dab the PP colour over it. I used tumbled glass DI and Phthalo Blue extra dark PP. I repeated the same technique with the torn strip of dark blue paper and edged with white this time to create a different look.


A birthday rosette, a small tag covered in PPs and stamped over with acrylic paint and other embellishments finish it off. What do you think? Quite a simple card, but effective in it's own way.


Next week I am going to show you a fabulous artsy technique I discovered whist playing with stamps, glue and PPs.

I hope you are able to enjoy some time crafting and creating today.

If your saw my photos in my previous post, we still have a lovely covering of white but already a slow thaw has started. If you are in the depths of a cold spell stay warm and if you are in the southern hemisphere I bet you already are!

Enjoy the rest of the weekend.

luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox
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29 comments:

Dots Dabbles said...

Hi Brenda...One of my favourite things so far about PP is the softness that it can give a project, and it shows through on this...it is a wonderful effect.
I hope you are all staying warm over there.
Dot x

Fliss said...

Really gorgeous creation Brenda and a wonderful idea too.
Will try and enter this time and hopefully no more nasty surprises like last week!
Hugs, Fliss xx

Gina said...

I would never have put those colours together...they look awesome :D XXX

May said...

Beautiful creation Brenda, just love the colours you have used, fantastic!! Hugs May x x x

Von said...

Super colours Brenda and can't wait to see your technique :)
Tehe we have no snow at the moment
Wrap up warm
x♥x

Eileen said...

Super card here Brenda ..I have learnt something too... the tip about using the scraps and tearing the edges! Ta for that! xxx

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

This is fab Brenda I love the fact that you used scraps to make this
Lindsay xx

Netty said...

Terrific use of scraps and a smashing card Brenda, x

Margreet said...

This is quite simple indeed, Brenda...but I think therefore so great...lovely colours...here we have snow and freezing weather too...have a nice Sunday!
xxx Margreet

lainey said...

I LOVE all of this Brenda!! really like all the layers and the way you have placed your sentiment!! lainey x

Val said...

Love this Brenda, and the techniques you have used.

I have so much to learn about PP, and need to add some more tones to my set.

Hugs
Valxx

Terry said...

Great use of scraps, Brenda! The buttons on the tag is brilliant and that flower with a HB sentiment is a great touch! Very pretty card! Have a great Sunday! Hugs!

Lynn Stevens said...

Such a pretty card Brenda and the Pan pastels are so soft they really make the perfect finishing touch!
Hugs Lynn

Cindy F. Adkins said...

Brenda, that's such a cute card! Thanks so much for the "tutorial" on how you made it. Also, thanks for the sweet comments on my blog! Have a great week.
Hugs, Cindy

Lisa Jane said...

Loving the patriotic colours and the fab rosette!Lisa x

Rebekah said...

This is fabulous Brenda what a stunning rosette! hugs Rebekah xx

Gillian .... said...

This is so beautiful Brenda, love the scrap colour/designs & the PP add the finishing touch. xx

Sarah said...

OH''WOW!! Brenda this is such a beautiful card, the techniques on this make are fabulous love the way you have achieved this look with the different DP as you say quite a simple card but great effects I love it I think I will have to try this thank you so much chum for your inspiration always.
Hugs Sarah x

debby4000 said...

Gorgeous Brenda, beautiful colours and details.
luv
Debby

Junibears said...

You make something fairly simple look so elegant and beautiful. A lovely card.
We have had a little snow but I think it's going slowly.
Love and Hugs
June xx

Miranda said...

Lovely card Brenda, love the use of scrap papers! greetz Miranda

Silvia(Barnie) said...

A wonderful birthday card with great details.

Joan said...

Love your card Brenda, you are really selling those pan pastels to me ! I was determined I did not need any more colouring stuff but my resolve is wavering

Ellie said...

So you won two trial packs?! I still hope for a bit of luck!

Love your card!

Dolly Daydreams said...

Brenda this is beautiful card and a fabulous post the PPS really did bring it all together well you actually brought it all together. Lucky you winning two trial packs !!

Marie

Sue said...

This is so pretty Brenda, and what a fab way to use up your scraps x

Dezinaworld said...

Fabulous work on this card Brenda, its such an elegant card too
hugs June x

Gerri Herbst said...

dear Brenda, I could look at this forever, it is amazing. You have such depth and attention to the littlest detail. I love it!

Desire Fourie said...

Just beautiful. Love the teal and red combo.
Hugs
Desire