Sunday, 23 September 2012

Experiments with PanPastels

Today sees a new challenge at PanPastel UK and I have been experimenting with the Pans and other supplies to try and achieve a distressed grungy effect.


I think I need to play a bit more before I reveal all, so that I can show you comparisons.


But this was the background before I added the second layer.


I love the effects achieved with the fabulous TH stamp and would you believe the image is in PanPastels?

Why not take a look at the challenge blog, the theme this week is GOOD LUCK and hopefully you will be inspired by our fabulous team and if you enter you are in with a chance of winning a fabulous PanPastel kit from Your Creativity Store. They have free P&P and a 10% saving on the PanPastels and tools at the moment.


I went to Ally Pally yesterday and got to see my friend Heidi (Little Claire's), Lin Brown, Hels, Alison and Hazel, I also got to part with money and bought quite a few bits and pieces - more than I intended to, but then that's often the way isn't? I was really lucky to find Tim's Mini Snowflake Rosette, so I am looking forward to using that and I also bought some of his new Christmas stamps.

Sorry if I am not getting round to you very much at the moment, my internet is going to be on a go slow or out altogether until at least tomorrow and as that is the fourth date I have been given, I am not holding my breath.

I hope you are having a creative weekend.

hugs {brenda} xox



21 comments:

Anesha said...

Great card, love the effect you created with your pastels.

Claire said...

Gorgeous muted colours Brenda, love the effect you've created with the PanPastels. Glad you had such a good time at Ally Pally and hope you soon get your internet sorted out
Claire xx

Sue said...

Brenda, this is so clever. Looks like the pilot is flying his plane through a rain storm:)
I don't have Pan Pastels, but they appear very versatile:)
xxx

Daniele said...

wow just loving your creation Brenda, I got in such a mess with Pan Pastels that I have never got round to buying any.....I know I'm naughty as the effects are amazing but I got them everywhere, love the fact that you used them to stamp with as well
hugs and best wishes

Dots Dabbles said...

Wow Brenda...this background is so effective! It's as if you have put clouds in the sky...awesome! I didn't know that you could stamp with PP. A wonderful card Brenda
Dot x

Samantha Read said...

I'm getting really repetitive now, I just love your style Brenda and this is gorgeous too xxx

Mrs.B said...

Hi Brenda, Great card and the background look really grungy.
Glad you had a good time at AP, now doubt you will enjoy playing with your new stash.
Avril xx

lynne said...

It is beautiful the way you used the Pan Pastels. A wonderful card Brenda.
Wishes
Lynne

catherine said...

you have managed to create a great effect here Brenda. love it all. glad you enjoyed your show and can't wait to see some of the new goodies you bought
x catherine

butterfly said...

Oh, it looks gorgeous Brenda! The Pan Pastels are really amazing, aren't they? (No I will not be tempted!) And I love your muted vintage colours here, and the stamping going across from the background to the focal image - just lovely. Hope your internet is back to normal soon - I'd be tearing my hair out!
Alison x

Margreet said...

You created a wonderful card, Brenda...what a great effect...must add them on my wishlist....
xxx Margreet

Gillian .... said...

Hi Brenda, love your experiments so far, can't wait to see more, super grungy look to this card. Sadly couldn't make AP but will be going to Kettering show in a few weeks. Enjoy the rest of your Sunday. xx

Marja's Stamp Addiction en Marja's Creativity said...

Great card Brenda. Beautiful experiment.
Lovely greet
Marja

Fliss said...

Really gorgeous effects with your pan pastels Brenda and love the textured look you've achieved.
Glad to hear you had a good time at Ally Pally too and look forward to seeing creations with your new stash.
Hugs, Fliss xx

Netty said...

Loving the mottled spattered effects you've achieved. Can see you are having great fun Brenda. Hope all is well with you, Annette x

Sue C said...

Fabulous card Brenda, love the effect you've achieved. Lucky you going to Ally Pally, and especially coming back with lots of goodies ! Sue C x

2amscrapper said...

I love the effect Brenda, this is wonderful!

Marjie Kemper said...

Lovely card, Brenda! I can't get over that you were able to achieve such a great impression with the pan pastels. Thanks for sharing that info!

Silvia(Barnie) said...

A fabulous card, great use of the PanPastels.

Gemma said...

gorgeous creation Brenda, a perfect masculine card x

Shirl said...

Now this I really like Brenda what man wouldn't love this.

Hugs Shirley x x