Sunday 5 February 2012

PanPastels - Happy Birthday

This week my DT card for the PanPastel UK Challenge Blog shows how scraps of design papers can be used to make a lovely birthday card and they are all bought together by using PPs around the edges.
The challenge is sponsored by Your Creativity Store who will provide a trial pack of these amazing products for the winner. I can assure you, it is a prize well worth having, I won two before I became a DT member. (How lucky am I?)

As you can see, I have used three different pieces of (scrap) designer paper this week to build the background for my card. If I were to leave them just stuck together they could look disjointed but by edging your card, you create a border or frame which pulls everything together. To achieve the effect I have created here, use a light distress ink and blending tool and then gently dab the PP colour over it. I used tumbled glass DI and Phthalo Blue extra dark PP. I repeated the same technique with the torn strip of dark blue paper and edged with white this time to create a different look.

A birthday rosette, a small tag covered in PPs and stamped over with acrylic paint and other embellishments finish it off. What do you think? Quite a simple card, but effective in it's own way.

Next week I am going to show you a fabulous artsy technique I discovered whist playing with stamps, glue and PPs.

I hope you are able to enjoy some time crafting and creating today.

If your saw my photos in my previous post, we still have a lovely covering of white but already a slow thaw has started. If you are in the depths of a cold spell stay warm and if you are in the southern hemisphere I bet you already are!

Enjoy the rest of the weekend.

luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox