Sunday 19 February 2012

PanPastels - Animals

Hi Everyone

Today I want to show you how to create a vintage feel to your image and background. This is my DT piece for the PanPastel UK challenge this week and as you can see the theme is animals. So let's see what you can do, you don't have to use PanPastels to be eligible to enter.

The card used for the back of the stamped giraffe image is Bazzil Basics in a weathered wood colour, covered with magenta, orange and turquoise shade PanPastels. I just love the texture it has created. Stamps are from TH Papillon and Katzelkraft Cirque 01. The main images stamped in timber brown Stazon first then masked off to stamp the background with iced spruce DI. Sealed with Daler Rowney fixative and then embossed all over with clear embossing powder.

The backing paper was made from a piece of patterned DP which was then given the embossing ink through a mask and PanPastels turquoise added and fixed, then over-stamped with a dotty stamp using fresco finish vintage lace paint. 
The blue squared effect is the PPs on top of the DP.

The other pieces for the backing have been distress edged and inked. The rosette has been topped with a vintage elephant image downloaded from the Graphics Fairy in a bottletop.

PanPastels can really give you so much more depth to your papers and can also enable you to produce fabulous vintage effects. If you haven't tried them yet watch out for a give-away I will be doing soon, you never know you might be the proud owner of some. Or if you can't wait why not pop over to Your Creativity Store to see the colours and get a fantastic price on them.

Next week we create a completely different look and use mirri-board in two different ways to create a shabby feel to a card. There is one technique I prefer over the other though.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox