Sunday 30 September 2012

PanPastels - It's all in the sentiment

Another Sunday has rolled around and we see a new challenge at PanPastel UK where the focus is on using a sentiment on your project.

I lived up to my sentiment and decided to take a risk, well more than one actually. I have used a topper, unheard of for me, and also backing paper from the same set. 

I have mixed styles too adding a Dylusions quote and a journalling style backer using PPs and a great new embossing ink pad (for me) which really changes the colours. 

The butterflies were cut out from a spare piece of the backing paper. I have been doing some quite grungy pieces lately that this pastel card was very very refreshing, not something I have been doing lately. I don't think I have missed a moment of magic, but I certainly enjoyed playing with different materials and ideas.

I hope we will see you in your sentiment this week over at the PP challenge blog and if you are lucky you could win a fabulous prize from 'Your Creativity Store'.

Hope you have some fun creative time for you today.

hugs {brenda} xox



Ink Art Designs said...

I really love this sentiment very true! I think it is good to mix things up every now and then...and just have fun with it all. I can still see the distressed paper in the background :)))
Dot x

Suzi B said...

Mornning Brenda your art with PP's always inspires me, I haven't got any but boy I wish I had! They looked very tempting at Port Sunlight yesterday!
suzi b x

Jenny Marples said...

It takes some doing to match created backgrounds with existing papers and you've done this so well. Whatever your embossing pad is it has worked beautifully. Great to mix it up with papers too. I really need to do this (if only to use some up!!) Good luck with the challenges. Hugs, Buttons x

Von said...

This certianly is a moment of magic Brenda :)
Von ♥

Zue said...

It is really beautiful as usual Brenda. I don't use toppers either, but occasionally they are just what is needed.
Lovely composition:)

Junibears said...

I love the sentiment Brenda and your card is exquisite. Have a lovely day! xx

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Absolutely gorgeous I love the colours and layout and those butterflies are beautiful
Lindsay xx

Eileen said...

Beautiful, just beautiful work as always from you Brenda. I have some Dylusions stamps and stencils so great to use with the pans as you have here.
E xxx

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Very pretty card, love the flowers in the background and such pretty colours. That sentiment is perfect. Hope you are enjoying the weekend . Tracy x

Kathyk said...

Tis FABULOUS Brenda - lvoely colours too


Anonymous said...

Hello Brenda
A beautiful sentiment and one that it would be lovely to remember to live by.
Such pretty colours.

Claire said...

Gorgeous card Brenda, sooooo pretty and I love the sentiment you've used.
Claire xx

Gillian .... said...

Hi Brenda, I really love the mix of all the different elements, the quote is just perfect. Hugs xx

Words and Pictures said...

The risk totally paid off - what a gorgeous, fresh and pretty card! I love the sentiment, and the mix and match of styles and ingredients has created a really wonderful card!
Alison x

Fliss said...

Just beautiful! Love all the layers and the sentiment is wonderful.
Hugs, Fliss xx

Shirl said...

Even with the fabulous inspirational pieces you create with Pans Pastels I still can't get into them. Very pleased to see all you create so maybe I should have a play with yours when I come home to see if you can change my mind lol.

Hugs Shirley x x