Saturday, 15 March 2014

Pan Pastels playing along with Scrap365

Hello and welcome to the Scrap365 and Pan Pastels 

Back to Basics Blog Hop...

Awash With Colour!


The Scrap 365 team challenged the Pan Pastel team to go "Awash with colour" by asking us all to choose a specific colour palette which we then had to follow....the results are amazing! 



Hi there, fingers crossed you have found your way to my blog via Riikka's blog. Don't worry if you have come via another blog as there is no hard and fast rule as to wish way you should hop ! Now I know it is Saturday and Pan Pastel challenge normally start on a Sunday but as you see from above, we're having fun playing along with the Scrap 365 team.

So the remit .... choose a colour palate and then create a scrap page inspired by these colours. Here is the colour palate I chose to work with ....

color scooped

I did shudder, shiver and have palpitations for a wee while, as am not a scrapper: would love to create more scrap pages and/or canvases but never know where to start. So it is no exaggeration to say that this challenge definitely has taken me outside my comfort zone.



Surprisingly for me, I chose the photographs I want to use very quickly (which I thought would take an age) and then had to decide what to do next. Have to be honest and say that I did do several "dry runs" placing this and that before I started (which was done more for my own reassurance). I decided to do a scrap page on a canvas as wanted to have the final piece on display. I prepared the canvas with white gesso and once dry went to town with texture pastes, gels, backing papers, kitchen towel, stencils and of course, my pan pastels (most from the Donna Dewbury Set). The background is textural, shiny in some places and vibrant in others.


I also knew which words I wanted to use, the layout actually came together very quickly. 



What took up loads of the time was me. I was faffing around for eons deciding what embellies to use and where to place them all etc. At one stage I had sooooooo much stuff out that you couldn't see the photographs! I hope I haven't over done the embellies and lost sight of the photographs of my sons.


Surprisingly, I am pleased with how everything turned out and relieved as received a "thumbs up" from the lads .... phew! Please pop over to Sandra's blog next to see her wonderful project.

Pretty please ........ it would be wonderful if you could pop over to see all the projects made, as each person has used a completely different colour palate so your eyes will be awash with vibrant inspiration. Here is the list you need to follow just in case you get lost. 

We would love you to please leave a little comment on each of the team blogs and then go back to the Scrap365 blog to let us know you've hopped. We are also giving an extra little prize away to someone who leaves a comment on the Pan Pastel Challenge Blog (Donna Dewbery Pan Pastel collection) but we will check you've done the hop so don't be naughty now!

Think that's it information wise and many thanks for popping over to my blog,

Lou
x x x

Here are all the products I have used on my project (majority purchased via Polka Doodles or Your Creativity Store)

Exploring Mixed Media 2 with Donna Downey Palette Set    560.8 Phthalo Blue Tint - Pan Pastel     520.5 Ultramarine Blue - Pan Pastel   
             
69100_Sofft_Combo_Set_Contents_COMPRESSED.jpg   Maimeri White Gesso 200MLMaimeri Iridescent Paste/Gesso 200ML      Maimeri Glassy Gel 200ml

   Mask/Stencil Art A5 - Fabric    Mask/Stencil Art A5 - Stars     Cardboard/Kraft Art A5 - Stars     

Additional items:

Stampin Up - hearts punch and silver frames
7 Gypsies epoxy, clear domed stickers
MME washi tape, buttons and brads
Papers: from my precious scraps box!  

29 comments:

Editor, Scrap365 said...

Never scrapped before???? I hope this isn't the last time! You have done an AMAZING job - love the background, and the title and NO you haven't overdone the embellies :) Thank you so much for being a part of our Blog Hop - don't be a stranger x

lisa said...

Lovely blog post xx

Sandra Przybylska said...

Love it <3
hugs xxx
SandraP

Tracy said...

Beautiful layout Lou,you did your boys proud!!
Big hugs
Tracy
xoxox

Nikky Hall said...

Adore your layout Lou it's fantastic! I love how you've kept the colour really soft even though it's a masculine page and it still works! Great work! xxx

rachel said...

what a fabulous canvas. so full of colour and texture and the photos most definitely stand out. amazing x

Terry said...

Hey there my amazing teamie, I loveeee your layout, fabulous colours and your boys are looking just great, they fit in perfectly. Well done and great work. Hugs Terry xxxx

vinita jain said...

What a lovely thought out creation. This looks pretty cool. I like all the embellies (the stars and the pointers) and of course the colours you used are great.

Jane said...

A really unusual palette choice and it turned out just beautifully x

lucretia said...

I LOVE the soft colours here and the textures you can almost touch.

LookBeyondTheObvious said...

Wonderful and inspiring. Thankyou

Kathleen White said...

This hop is blowing me away with so much color and delightful designs!!

Kripa Koushik said...

Textures turned out fabulous.

Karon said...

Since you don't scrap - you did a fabulous job. Love the layout and the banners - great pastel colours! TFS

Di said...

I absolutely love how you've taken such clear, vibrant colours and made them gentle - so they're still clear, not the usual ice cream pastels, but soft nonetheless. I so need to play!

Sandra said...

Love the softness of this palette and your layout is just lovely.

Cards by Ziggy said...

What brilliant use of colour, I'm just starting to scrapbook so finding pages like yours so inspiring

Eila Sandberg said...

Seriously, I would never have guessed you're not a scrapper looking at your project. The result is wonderful! The photos stand out nicely so no worries there! Thumbs up from me too! LOVE this! xx

Yvonne said...

Wow you would never know that you were out of your comfort zone!! Beautiful layout and a brilliant idea to out it onto canvas so that you can display it in your home xx

Claire said...

Stunning layout Lou, gorgeous pics of your boys and you've set them off perfectly with all the embellies and texture
Claire xx

Maakari said...

Loving those B&W pics with those colors! Great composition, just awesome :)

Riikka Kovasin said...

Oh my - if this is your first and you were not on your comfort zone... The layout is superb! <3

Terhi Koskinen - Tellimaria said...

Stunning work! Absolutely :)

Karen Petitt said...

Wow - you have created a fabulous layout! The texture and colours are beautiful! Thank you for doing this, for the inspiration and the hop! Karen P x

myscrapmuseis said...

I think you did a fabulous job with the palette and the layout! All that texture and color is just lovely!

Wrightboysmum said...

Great canvas. Thanks for the inspiration.

lesley lawton said...

love it so easy to do girlie stuff but harder for boys but you have done a great job xx

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Nice layout!

Clay - Scrap - Kreativ .blogspot.de said...

Wow! The colors you've chosen are fabulous!
Hugs, Susanne.