Sunday, 15 July 2012

PanPastels - Sun, Sea and Sand

This is my DT contribution for our PP challenge this week and I just loved playing with my PanPastels and Crafty Individuals stamps to make this little altered domino book.


I wish I had taken more photos to show you the stages (but I didn't!!!) so I hope you get the gist of it.

  • Cut white card and black sugar paper to size. 
  • Used my scoreboard on the black to create the zig-zag (accordion) pages.
  • Blended yellow, blue and green PPs to create a sand, sea and sky effect.
  • Stamped with CI plates 272 and 278 and used a rubber to take some of the background colour out of the images.
  • Painted the images with DIs.
  • Chopped up the images to the size of the book pages and edged them with walnut stain DI.
  • stuck the pieces to the black pages and added gold pen along the edges.
  • Stamped the bunting from CI plate 284, edged with walnut stain and stuck on pages then glued some vintage gold thread across for the string.
  • Made the domino covers using alcohol inks, painted cheesecloth and added shrink plastic shells and sea horse again using CI plate 272.
I added bakers twine to tie it all together but hated it and ended up yanking it out (luckily no damage done). I swapped it for the vintage gold thread I have. Much happier with that.






It would be lovely to see you join in with this challenge at PanPastel UK . You don't have to use PanPastels to have a chance of winning a set of PanPastels from Your Creativity Store.

Enjoy the rest of your day.

hugs {brenda} xox
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40 comments:

Caroline said...

Hi Brenda....wow this is stunning love the colours and the composition is absolutely gorgeous. Caroline xxx

Von said...

Simply stunning Brenda, just love the all that texture :)
Von ♥

Eileen said...

Brenda this Magic ... just pure Magic!
Like this project so much. Eileen xx

Jo Davies said...

Morning Brenda stunning creation a lot of work by the looks, beautiful creation, stunning!!! Jo xxx

Kathyk said...

Simply GLORIOUS sun, sea and sand project - love the thinking behind it; what a great use for the dominoes

Happy Sunday

Kathyk

DesignerDiva said...

Hello Brenda I'm sorry its ages since I was last here - I think I need to retire so I get more time to play!
Your domino book is amazing! so much detail and so clever I'm in awe!!
Hugs Laurie xx

Karin said...

wow its gorgeous, its a real piece of art!

Gillian .... said...

This is soooooo simply stunning Brenda, love the step by step, fabulous all round project. xx

Asia King (aka Joanna K) said...

Oh wooow, Brenda, this domino book it absolutely amazing! I'm totally blown away, beautiful stamping and colours, so much loveliness to look at! Amazing my friend! xx

The Sparkly Fairy said...

This is amazing Brenda! Its one of those things I've always wanted to do but never had the time! Fabulous x

Martina2801 said...

Wow, your Domino Book looks great, Brenda! So beautifully created!

Zoe Sanderson said...

Gorgeous love how you treated the domino's and all the wonderful sea side colours XOXO Zoe

May said...

This is Stunning... fabulous creation love the design & colours... the detail is quite AmAzing.. Brillant!! Hugs May x x

catherine said...

This is just so fantastic Brenda. Love all the texture you have created on the cover and the images inside. A super all round project. Hope your enjoying your weekend
x catherine

Suze Bain said...

Wow, this is a stunning piece of art, both inside and out. Absolutely love it. xx

Terry said...

Brenda, so detailed and gorgeous! Love each page and the beach banner is so brilliant! Fabulous domino book and thanks so much for all the info! Have a lovely Sunday! Hugs!

Ann B said...

Fabulous piece Brenda, I adore the cover with those shrink plastic shells, looks so much like a beach find.
Ann B

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Wow, that's a breathtaking project, fantastic details. I haven't created such a domino book so far, something for my to-do-list.

Shar said...

Too gorgeous for words! So imaginative!

inkypinkycraft said...

simply stunning..wow i have my first half made domino book on my desk, but this knocks spots of it!! it is beautiful..wow! trace x

Netty said...

Loving your beautiful domino book, fab images. Annette x

Sue said...

OMG Brenda
This is just wonderful, I love the texture and the colour palette, it does remind me of the beach very much.
Smiles:)
Sue

baileyrosy.com said...

Oh my goodness Brenda this is stunning !!! I really love this gorgeous domino book. I also love PP's and seem to be all out of kilter with your challenges would love to take part. this masterpiece must have taken ages so many amazing details here, a fabulous work of art.

Marie

The Crafty Goat Girl said...

Hello Mrs, hows you? Gorgeous little number this is, love the colours and embellies. Hope your keeping well, must catch up again soon, hugs Heidi x

butterfly said...

Such a super little book - gorgeous work!
Alison x

sandee said...

Brenda, this is a lovely piece you created, loving all the layers and stamped images, plus the bunting that ties it all together! Just gorgeous! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)

debby4000 said...

OMG this is stunning Brenda.
luv
Debby

Junibears said...

Your Domino book is just delicious Brenda. I don't think I could have the patience Hugs xx to make somehing so ezquisite.

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Wow! This is absolutely stunning Brenda, I love all the texture on the front and the seahorse is gorgeous, fab beach huts and bunting inside too, just love everything about it
Lindsay xx

Ryn Tanaka said...

Hey Brenda, Beautiful job on your accordion book! Love the cover, colours and the overall idea! SO neat!

Ellie said...

THIS IS SO GORGEOUS, also made one this weekend, but I prefer this one, so beautifully embellished!

Lucy Edmondson said...

I love this!

Lucy x

Cheryl said...

oh wow Hun this is simply stunning gosh the detail Hun on this is just fantastic love it too bits,hugs Cherylxxxxxx

Sue said...

This is a beautiful creation and it must be tiny. How big or small is it?
Just love little books. Of course it could be enormous, but I doubt it.
xx

Jean Hardy said...

Wonderful creation Brenda. Jean x

Marjie Kemper said...

What a total treasure, Brenda! I can't believe you were even able to fit a banner in there. Love, love, LOVE this!

Rebekah said...

Oh Wow Brenda this is stunning I love it! Hugs Rebekah xx

lynne said...

Brenda
Amazing attention to detail and beautiful colours evoking the seaside.
The seahorse is so fabulous.
Wishes
Lynne

coldwaters2 said...

Awesome project Brenda the detail and images on the inside look fantastic, the design on the front really took my eye it looks amazing.
Hugs
Lorraine x

Gerri Herbst said...

OMG! This is the mosy wonderful little book. You have done an amazing job...I adore sea themes and this is darling. Lov e the little shells on the cover. t/c, gerri