Sunday, 28 October 2012

PanPastels Halloween and Thank You

A fun tag from me today for the PanPastel UK Halloween challenge.



I picked up a bag of spooky plastic pieces from Wilkinsons recently and having seen lots of skeletons and pieces painted up and used on projects I thought I would see if I could use my PPs on them.
Easy.
I gave them a coating of acrylic gesso and then when dry the PPs blended beautifully over them. I also added some Treasure Gold on the eerie half skeleton.

For the background I ran the tag through a cobweb texture fade then covered with purple, green and orange PPs, blending them where they overlapped, then using a Sofft tool I gently added black PP to the cobwebs so that they stood out more.


The black plastic spider was painted with the gesso then I rubbed black PP over with my finger and it picked out all the texture, love it.

The numbers and letters are die-cut from the Typeset strip die.

Don't forget you don't have to use PanPastels to enter the challenge and the lucky winner will receive a trial set from our sponsors "Your Creativity Store".


When I went to see my grandaughter yesterday I was so pleased to see her sitting up in bed, alert and joining in conversations etc. She is still hooked up to numerous tubes and is nil-by-mouth for a fortnight, getting her sustenance via a tube into one of her veins. I just hope and pray her insides are healing as well as she is on the outside.
I also want to add a huge THANK YOU to you wonderful blogging friends who have offered to make and send my dear grandaughter a card. Already the first ones have arrived, thanks Alison, Margreet and Julia. She loved looking at them, such colourful and varying designs. She was so surprised and it was lovely to see her interest in them.


Enjoy your Sunday.

hugs {brenda} xox


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34 comments:

Caroline said...

Fabulous tag love the layout and colours used. Caroline xxx

scrappymo! said...

Spooky goodness!!! Love the way you used the colours on this.

May said...

O my word What a Stunning spooky tag... Love it Brenda.. Fabulous background & design... love all those added embellies.. I am so glad your Grandaughter is doing well long may that continue.. so lovely to hear she was alert & joining in with you all... Big Hugs May x x x

Fliss said...

A fabulous spooky tag Brenda and my oh my, is that spider creepy! I have a bit of a phobia so no way could I even decorate a plastic one lol.
So glad to hear your granddaughter is on the way to recovery and hope that it's all healed up very soon as I'm sure it's so worrying for you and your family.
Hugs, Fliss xx

Rebekah said...

Stunning tag Brenda so glad to hear she is feeling a bit better my card is on its way! hugs rebekah xx

Dots Dabbles said...

A great idea to use gesso and PP together! Great effects Brenda. Soooo glad to hear good news about your grandie.
Dot x

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Fantastic to hear your granddaughter is looking a little brighter. Fingers crossed her insides are improving just as well. Fabulous Tag Brenda, love the embossed background and the colours, the skeleton is wonderful. Tracy x

Gram's Treasures said...

Super tag, Brenda! Love all the detail. Glad to hear your granddaughter is doing better.
Joyce xx

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Stunning Halloween tag, love all the texture, detail & colours. Happy Sunday, Shirley

Sue said...

Great tag Brenda and I'm so pleased your grandaughter was a lot brighter she's in my prayers huggles hun xxx

Yvonne Garner said...

Great tag. I must get my PPs out again! So good too hear about your granddaughter. My post is on its way to you as we speak. Take care. Best wishes, Yvonne

Margreet said...

Despite I don't love Halloween I do love this tag with that fab spider...I won a Pan Pastel workshop at the end of November, so I can still learn a lot from you!
So glad to read Becca was a lot brighter, hope she is on her way back. Another card will be sent soon.
Enjoy your Sunday!
xxx Margreet

Michelle Webb said...

Oh Brenda what a brilliant idea, it looks awesome. I love it!. Michelle x

Terry said...

Yikes!!! Brenda, what is not to love about this spooky tag? Love those embellishments - Ha! Beautiful coloring with the PP! I went to Michael's yesterday in hopes of picking up more skeletons, but they were out! So glad I picked up two packs the first time! So glad Becca is doing better and I sure hope she is healing and it continues! Hugs!

Gina said...

Glad to here your grand daughter is on the mend :D.
Your tag is super-awesome!!!(see, I'm having to make words up now) :D XXX

Lynn Stevens said...

EEck!!! You scared me! LOL not really ,its a fab spooky tag Brenda and perfect for Halloween.
I'm so glad to hear your Grand daughter is doing better. Sounds like she may be off the tubes in no time. Heres hoping.
Hugs Lynn

Martina2801 said...

What a great Halloween Tag, Brenda! I'm excited ....

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

What a magnificent scary creation, love all details and colors.

Siobhan Fyffe said...

Awesome tag Brenda. Love every spooky detail.
Siobhan x

butterfly said...

What a fabulously spooky tag, with him crawling out at us like that! Ouch... getting more and more tempted by Pan Pastels, but I'm going to resist (for now...). So glad the cards are going down well, and hope all continues with a smooth recovery.
Alison x

Karin said...

a fabulous halloween tag, love the spider!!

Daniele said...

spooktastic tag Brenda, just loving it
hugs

Netty said...

Wonderful news about your grand-daughter Brenda, hope she makes a speedy recovery and gets her strength back soon.
Loving your spooky Wilko tag, Annette x

Meggymay said...

Fantastic tag, great silvery bones.
Yvonne

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Brenda, how cool, your tag looks FANTASTIC.

Marjie Kemper said...

What a great idea to coat those pieces and try the pastels on them.... it looks terrific, especially with that gorgeous background.

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

WOW this is very spooky Brenda. But a wonderful creation.
lovely greet
Marja

Anita Houston said...

Creepy COOL, and the fact that you made this under all your duress is wonderful!

inkypinkycraft said...

A fantastic spooky tag!! I am so glad thatvyour grandadughter seemed a bit better ..long may this continue for her and for you all.love trace. X
Card in post today!! ...

debby4000 said...

Fabulous scary Halloween tag Brenda.
luv
Debby

Buttons said...

Brilliant tag Brenda. Love the way you have transformed your Wilko's goodies:) Hugs, Buttons x

Juls said...

gorgeous!! Loving all the texture!! hugs Juls

Lucy Edmondson said...

Terrific tag! I am so glad Becca is improving and hope she continues to do so once she starts normal food again. Here's hoping!

Lucy x

nefertiti said...

Wow!!very fantastic Halloween tag Brenda!
I have to make one for a challenge on my forum, I'm going to be inspired by it
Bisous