Sunday, 29 April 2012

PanPastels - Spring Time

I wanted to do something different with my card today and was in the mood to create digital images. So what I did was find this gorgeous group of birds at The Graphic Fairy and set about making a background using my PanPastels and masks, but I didn't fancy printing out the image and then trying to cut it out. So what did I do? I scanned my background into the computer and had fun playing around with ping files and a frame from DigitalCrea


So having merged all my elements together I have printed it out and added embellishments to finish it off.


You can see the design of my PP background using masks and embossing ink.


I added some music transparency with one of my downloaded butterflies I love to use.


 This is called a hybrid card because it combines both digital and 3D handmade elements together.

I hope you will join us at PanPastel UK challenge blog this week with our 'Spring Time' theme and if you do you could be in with a chance of winning a PanPastel set from our very generous sponsors at Your Creativity Store.

Have a happy Sunday.

hugs {brenda} xox

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32 comments:

Cheryl said...

oh Brenda Hun this is amazing love that image and the background you have created is just stunning so effective,wonderful job Hun,hugs Cherylxxxxxx

Von said...

Very clever of you Brenda :) combining your work with digital images, seems blogger has been playing games with me and I just seen your posts for the last week what stunning flowers !
x♥x

May said...

Stunning card Brenda..fabulous image and background!! Love it, Hugs May x x x

Sue C said...

Great use of the digital images Brenda, coupled with the masks and embellies. Beautiful card ! Sue C x

Martina2801 said...

Oh Brenda, you have again made quite fantastic artwork! Really adorable!

Margreet said...

Hi Brenda....gorgeous card...love the technique you have used...hope you have a wonderful Sunday!
xxx Margreet

DesignerDiva said...

Morning Brenda, what a fantastic card, it really is like a mini work of art! The music background is perfect and the flower tutorial below is amazing, I will be trying that out when I get back from the Lakes!
Hope your well
Hugs Laurie xx

Sue said...

Hello Brenda
You are a whizz when it comes to working with ping files, what an advantage over us plebs, who just print out the digi image and colour it up!!!!!
This looks stunning.
Your music Bg the birds, and your added elements all work so well, stepping out and walking a different path, can re-inspire that creative gene that sometimes becomes stagnant.
Smiles:)
Sue

Gillian .... said...

Just love everything about this design Brenda, love the bird images, have a lovely weekend. x

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Fabulous, love the image and background and beautifully embellished. Tracy x

Gisèle said...

wow, you did a fabulous job Brenda with the images....This is gorgeous; I love the blues...xooxox

Kim Dellow said...

Oooo yes! Totally love it Brenda! Gorgeous colours. Kim

Suze Bain said...

Brenda you are so clever, the central panel on your card is stunning! xx

Jo Davies said...

Beautiful card Brenda love it love the papers and image works so well together!

Gosh I with there were more hours in a day, trying to catchup on blog visiting and commenting....

Big hugs JO xxx

inkypinkycraft said...

A really beautiful card, love it!!! Hugs trace x

2amscrapper said...

just lovely--I know what you mean about cutting--I just fussy cut my birds. Your digital idea is a great one

Gram's Treasures said...

Very pretty card, the hybrid idea works great. Hope you have a wonderful weekend. Ours is going well too!
Joyce xx

Cath Wilson said...

Lovely, Brenda - beats cutting it out. The background looks great x

Karin said...

wow, a beautiful combination, stunning!

Kathyk said...

I've left loads of hints to the OH for my birthday gift of pan pastels - we'll see very soon. If it works then I'll be over to the PP challenge blog ..... like a shot!!

Your project (as always) looks splendid Brenda

Happy Sunday

Kathyk

Joan said...

lovely card, love the bird image and so clever to combine everything,great background too. (I need more pan pastels,very limited with only 5 colours!)

Yvonne Garner said...

Stunning work Brenda! So glad there is a Challeng blog that encourages us to incorporate PP in our work! Have a great week. Best,Yvonne

lynne said...

Hi Brenda
This is stunning, the image the colours everything is perfection.
Wishes
Lynne

Eileen said...

Wish I was a whiz with the old PC as you are... I'm useless ... you achieve some cracking results Brenda. This card is one of them!

Eileen xx

craftymum said...

amazing card Brenda. You really are so talented!
Hope you haven't got too wet this weekend.

I had another teacher from school join my card classes this week, that's 3 of them so far!If I am honest I quite like telling them all what to do!!!

Enjoy your week
hugs Sarah x

Gerri Herbst said...

dear Brenda,
Absolutely stunning my dear and a brillant idea too! with the scanning...Thanks so much for visiting lately. take care, gerri

debby4000 said...

Wonderful card Brenda, love all the details and especially the line of birds.
luv
Debby

Silvia(Barnie) said...

A wonderful card with a great background and fantastic elements.

1CardCreator said...

Gorgeous card, love the way you put it all together! Those Pan Pastels look like they are fun to work with!

Lucy Edmondson said...

Gorgeous!

Lucy x

Shirl said...

This background inspired me to make one for my FSC sample this week ... haven't played around with png images for ages so had a muck around ... thanks for the inspiration.

Hugs Shirley x x

shamraiz said...

Your cards are beautiful & cool ! Love the design, image & backgrounds on both (have that wonderful IO stamp too !) Warm Greetings
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