Sunday 13 May 2012

PanPastels - Sports

A vintage birthday card on the theme of sports today and using the only sports related stamp I have got!!

The textured card was stamped with the image in embossing ink and PanPastels rubbed over the top to give the ghost image in the background. I used several masks and layered embossing inks and PanPastels for the backing panel.

For the focal image I blended blue and green PanPastels on the card and then stamped with archival ink. Using the Sofft blending tools and a rubber I 'painted' the main image. Now I see it photographed, I realise I should have tried some of my team mate Claire's clouds on it. Mmmm must remember that next time.

Some simple embellishments, keeping it quite plain for a masculine card, finished it off.

To enter the PanPastel UK challenge - just pop over to their blog to see the details for entry and the fabulous inspiration from the design team. The lucky winner will receive a special trial pack of Pan colours and tools from Your Creativity Store.

Have fun with your crafting.

hugs {brenda} xox



cheryl said...

oh Hun,you always come up with the most amazing designs,and this is no exception,just love,this to bits,hugs Cherylxxxxx

Karin said...

a beautiful sporty card! wonderful colors!

Irene said...

Love the card Brenda,Paul & Sam are both cricket mad and would love this card, Sam plays for a local team but has yet to get to play because of the weather, even despite the sun today, the match has been cancelled because the ground is to wet.He's not a happy chap. See you on Wednesday, looking forward to it.
Irene xx

Lisa Jane said...

A fab male card - love the image
Lisa x

Ink Art Designs said...

Hi, boy, does this remind me of some great pommie V aussie cricket matches! Great card with some great textures!
Dot x

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Really fab as always Brenda, I love the button and the twine. Hope you are having a lovely weekend
Lindsay xx

Zue said...

Lovely card, Brenda, perfect for a bloke!...those pastels are brilliant, must get some.
I have linked up to your 'Inspiration' challenge.
It is a longish post....feel free to delete it if it's not quite what you expected.

Best wishes

Kathyk said...

This is just great Brenda - I don't have many sport related images either (not being sporty in ANY way, shape or form!!!)

Happy Sudnay


Anonymous said...

Great male card Brenda, love the shadow image it adds real depth. Sue C x

1CardCreator said...

Great masculine card Brenda! Love the textured faded image in the background too!

Crafty Loops said...

Smashing card. Lee x

catherine said...

This is a super card Brenda for a male. Colours are fab. I've never used Panpastels and will need to check them out someday
x catherine

2amscrapper said...

This is absolutely wonderful. I will check out the challenge. Thanks for visiting today.

505whimsygirl said...

Hi Brenda,

This card is great!!! I love baseball - we used to go to games as a family all the time. My brother played little league and now his kids are playing. So many wonderful memories.


Angela Weimer said...

A fabulous card Brenda. Love the pastel look. Hope all is well. Have a great day. Angela

Eileen said...

Perfect sporty card Brenda ... great work as usual from you x
Thanks for the lovely comments left on my blog ... I worked all day with the distressed pens and was pleased with the card I finished but loads went into the bin, as I tried so many times with different card and paper to get them to blend a bit! I was a little disappointed with them, like you ! x

debby4000 said...

Oh what a perfect mans card, its brilliant

May said...

Perfect man's card Brenda, love the design, I love the way you stamped the background too, Hugs May x x x

Unknown said...

Hi Brenda thank you for your lovely comments on my cards.
Your card is fabulous, what fantastic work, well done .
I love the vintage feel of this one great for a friend of mine who is cricket mad.
Hugs Elaine

Fliss said...

Just catching up here Brenda and you've made some really gorgeous creations. Love them all especially the royal tag - the background is fabulous!
The craft show I went to was at the Brighton Centre not Port Sunlight (I wish!!!) but I still managed to spend some dosh especially on the Art of Craft stand!
Have a great week, Fliss xx

Anonymous said...

this is fantastic ! Love the colours bought a load of PPS while I was in the UK. The stamping is amazing as is this super design.


Silvia(Barnie) said...

Fabulous card, great image.

Ali Manning said...

Great guy card!

Juls said...

fabuloius card!! hugs Juls

Gerri Herbst said...

Love the soft image by stamping on cardboard! Brillant idea!