Sunday, 17 February 2013

Two Colours at PanPastels

I am off to Birmingham today to go to the Craft, Hobby and Stitch Trade Show. I shall be popping in to see Berni and Kerry on the Premium Art Brands stand, Berni is our PanPastels sponsor. I shall go and see Jean and Malcolm from Crafty Individuals, Jane and her husband on the Crafts Too stand and I will go and find Andy Skinner who has some new masks coming out.

So onto my design team piece for our PanPastel challenge.

Blues and greens are the two main colours I have chosen to use this week, with just a touch of vintage photo distress ink to frame my focal image.



The background was blended with various greens and blues to create a very smooth effect. 



 I used the Tim Holtz Cattails embossing folder with pans blended and painted over the top. 


The main image was stamped and black embossed on white card and then I water-coloured with the green and blue PanPastels, giving a watery wash around it. 



I used the same same dragonfly again on the background, stamping with Pesto Adirondack ink.

I am really pleased with the effects created on this piece and just love the contrast of the pesto on the brighter bluey greens.

Please pop over to the PP challenge blog to see more inspiration from my DT sisters and hopefully you will be inspired to join us this wee. You never know you might be the lucky winner of a PP starter set from 'Your Creativity Store'.

Have a great day, thanks for visiting and all the support you give me.

hugs {brenda} x0x


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40 comments:

Juls said...

Hi enjoy your day at the show, this is a beautiful project!!! Hugs Juls x

Kimbo said...

I absolutely love this - so effective. Have fun at the show x

Suzi B said...

Gorgeous,colours... and great images
Have fun at the show.
Suzi B x

Lucy Edmondson said...

This is absolutely gorgeous, Brenda, I love it. Lucky you going to the trade show. Say hello to Jean and Malcolm from me. Do report back on all the new goodies coming up - I am dying to know about the new Fresco Finish colours in particular. Will drop you an e mail now,

L x

SanDee1899 said...

Absolutely fantastic! First I do love the colour and then you did a awesome Job how you put everything together - wonderful Card!
XOXO
SanDee

Kathyk said...

Mmmm - yummy project. Have a wonderful day at the show too - look forward to hearing your report!

Kathyk

Rita said...

Good Morning Brenda, another fabulous card from you. I love the colours. Enjoy your day at the show. Hugs Rita xxx

Terry said...

Hey there Brenda, love love love your project with those fabulous two colours, I love the dragonfly lots it is amazing, I wish you lots of fun at the Trade Show and enjoy hugs terry xxxx

Margreet said...

I'm impressed by this beautiful creation Brenda...enjoy your day at the craft!
xxx Margreet

Junibears said...

This is just exquisite Brenda! I love it. And how I envy you going to Craft shows! Oh those were the days!! xx

Karin said...

wow gorgeous creation and i love the color! have a nice sunday!

Sophie said...

Brenda, das sieht einfach fantastisch aus.
Und die Farben sind so schön.

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

Amazing work Brenda and marvelous colors and background.
lovely greet Marja

Joan said...

Beautiful piece of art Brenda,love the colours and the cattail background. Hope you enjoy your day

Joan

butterfly said...

So beautiful... I'm blue-green obsessed at the moment (except when I'm blue-brown!), and this is enchanting! The dragonfly is so deliciously translucent...
Hope your'e having a great day at Stitches. I'm looking forward to Stamperama in Stevenage next weekend!
Alison x

Redanne said...

This is so beautiful Brenda, love the soft colour choice and the amazing embossing. This is my favourite dragonfly stamp of all time and I really love how you have shown it off. Gorgeous. Hugs, Anne x

catherine said...

I just love this one Brenda and I love that stamp. it is becomming a favourite of mine!!. great colours too
x catherine

Chris Warner said...

Beautiful Bren, lovely colours. Chris xxx

Claire said...

Hi Brenda, wow this is so lovely. The colours are gorgeous and I think I need that stamp lol. Sounds like you've got a fun packed day lined up, have great time
Claire xxx

Mrs.B said...

Hi Brenda, This is gorgeous, love the soft colour and the stitched frame.
Enjoy your day at the show.
Avril xx

505whimsygirl said...

Hi Brenda,

This is just beautiful! I love your color combinations. And I think I've seen that dragonfly stamp and have resisted --- I just might need it now!

Hugs,
Kay

Lisa Jane said...

ooh this is so pretty - i love draginflys and the embossing folder is gorgeous too
Lisa x

craftytrog said...

Beautiful card Brenda! I've not tried water-colouring with PPs, thanks for the inspiration!
Hope you had a lovely day.
Alison x

Daniele said...

great to have met you Brenda, so loving this one, love the colouring washed out effect on the dragonfly
hugs

Meggymay said...

Gorgeous project, hope you had a great day at the show.
Yvonne

debby4000 said...

Absolutely beautiful Brenda.
luv
Debby

Sue said...

Wonderful dragonflies...the pastels lend themselves to diaphenous creations, don't they?
xxx

Terry said...

Brenda, keep it up and I will be moving there! Oh how I wish I could go with you to that show! Well by now you have gone, but I know you had a blast! Love this dragonfly, which is colored so beautifully. Have a fabulous week! Hugs!

Samantha Read said...

Beautiful as always Brenda, your work always makes me smile. Have a great day, Sam xx

Anita Houston said...

You've done this dragonfly total justice with the PP!!! Gorgeous! Love the stitching as well! Fab!

lynnesbowsandbelles said...

I am sure you had a fabulous time yesterday.
Beautiful, blended colours. A gorgeous piece.
Wishes
Lynne

Gillian .... said...

Beautiful soft blending, perfect for that Dragonfly image. Love this Brenda. Hope you had a fab time at the NEC. xx

Ellie Knol said...

As far as I am concerned- it is gogreous!

Fandhmum said...

That's a beautiful card, Brenda.
Lovely to meet you st Stiches with Mad Jenny.
Rosie x

scrappymo! said...

Have lots of fun at the show.
This is a gorgeous card. You did a fabulous job with the inking! The colours are so lovely and the image is stunning.

Silvia(Barnie) said...

A gorgeous piece of art Brenda. Love the textured background and the coloring of the butterfly.

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

This is absolutely stunning Brenda, I love the image and the layout and the colours are so beautiful
Lindsay xx

Shirl said...

Gorgeous colours such an elegant piece.

Hugs Shirley x x

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Marjie Kemper said...

Sounds like a wonderful trip, Brenda! I just love what you've done with the dragonfly here. Hope we can meet some day in person, hon!