Sunday 8 July 2012

PanPastels - Ice-cream Colours

Ice cream colours for PanPastel UK this week.

OK I think Summer is going to pass us by this year, unless we get a sudden heat wave. I can't remember a year when we had so much rain as we have had this past few months.

So I hope this helps us to think about what summer might be like if it were to happen.

I stamped images using Crafty Individuals plate 284 and 131, using Rose Madder Archival ink pad and coloured with pro-markers.

The background is made by sticking down masking tape, tissue paper, a doiley and card letters and numbers then covering with white gesso.
When dry I used some masks and PanPastels, spraying with a fixative before adding anything else.
(I saw something similar to this on the SSS blog and used it for inspiration).

To finish I used the images and added lots of flowers and bits and pieces using PanPastels on the die-cuts and the mould.

If you pop over to the challenge blog to enter this week you will be in with a chance of winning a set of pans and tools from Your Creativity Store.

Have fun whatever you are doing today and I hope it stays dry if you are in the UK.

hugs {brenda} xox



cheryl said...

oh Hun,this is brilliant oh just adore the softness of this,and love how you have done,the background, brilliant,hugs Cherylxxxx

Unknown said...

Beautiful work as always love the softness fab colour combo Jo xxx

Margreet said...

This is a beautiful creation, the soft tones and how you did the background...enjoy your Sunday!
xxx Margreet

Karin said...

beautiful card and lovely colors!

Zoechaos said...

Very pretty as always all your hard work produces lovely results. As for the rain, our wet summers just seem to get wetter and wetter don't they. XOXO Zoe

Gillian .... said...

Beautiful & soft, yet textural, love all the texture in the background, have a fab weekend. x

Antoinette/Cultivate Life in Joy said...

Beautiful..i love all the texturing and layers..gorgeous with all the pretty flowers

Gram's Treasures said...

Hi Brenda, this is a beautiful project! Lots of detail and dimension. It's amazing how different our summers are this with all the rain, ours with so much heat. We spend most of the time inside with the AC on. The gardens don't get much TLC, and at this rate will be done by the end of July. Hopefully we'll all see some change soon.
Joyce xx

Asia King (aka Joanna K) said...

Hi Brenda, what a gorgeous piece you've made. I love the subtle shades that pan pastels give and you have a wonderful shabby vintage touch in your art!

Ps. Thank you for joining my Mystery Summer Treat Candy . I added your name to the Linky.

If you also play the stamp hunt game you can get 2 extra entries :))).

Enjoy your Sunday! Hugs, Joanna xxx

catherine said...

This is just beautiful Brenda and love the techniques you used. Colours are great
x catherine

Silvia(Barnie) said...

It's a wonderful summer dream. Fabulous background and amazing flowers.

Zue said...

Just gorgeous creations, cream...oooh summery days:)
The jet stream is south of the Uk at the momentand we won't get summer unless it drifts north.

Q for I need a linky tool to join in your Tuesday Treasures?
My mind goes blank at some blogging technical stuff.

Yvonne Garner said...

Fascinating background! Love your masking technique, too! Hope all is well Brenda! Best wishes, Yvonne

Anonymous said...

Fab work Brenda, i love the experimental process and can see you do too, love what you did here and its great that you talked us through it too
hugs June x

2amscrapper said...

lovely! the pastels are dreamy

debby4000 said...

Oh this is gorgeous and love the ice cream colours.

Sam & Poppy said...

Oh Brenda this is absolutely stunning!
Wishing you a lovely day,
Sam xxx

Caroline said...

Hi Brenda this is stunning love the layout, the stamps are beautiful and the colours are absolutely stunning. I Love it. Caroline xxx

Unknown said...

Brenda this is just beautiful your flower detail is also amazing like the colours....
Thanks for popping by also chum,
Lots Hugs Sarah x

Marjie Kemper said...

What an awesome background! I love the whole project but that background just keeps drawing me in. Back from holiday and happy to peek around and see all your new creations!

Anonymous said...

Amazing colour, texture and fabulous design here, your creativity and imagination never cease to amaze me.The lovely summer fresh colours are a pure delight.