Back to happier things ... the theme this fortnight over at Pan Pastel Challenges is "embossing" and was a bit stumped first as couldn't decide where to emboss and colour a stencil, emboss and colour a stamped image, emboss and colour a die cut ..... so I did a bit of all three! I was faffing so much that I was in danger of the challenge passing me by ... eek.
I began by colouring my card with red pearl, magenta, blue pearl and ultramarine, blending the colours with the new pan pastel colour medium. I then used the Chrysanthemum mask with light modelling paste to create my back ground. Whist the paste was wet, I dusted glitter on top. Finally, once dried, I went over the edges of the backing piece with red pearl.
With my background made (and dry), I have used a doily as my centre piece. I have lightly coloured the doily with red pearl and raw umber pan pastel and then finally with white pearl. Next I layered some Tattered Lace die cuts (which were given the same treatment as the doily), on top. I stamped the stamp image and cut him out, placing him off centre.
Next I stamped some baubles with Perfect Medium and then used red pearl and raw umber pan pastel to add colour. The baubles were placed amongst the fir and holly branches.
Finally I added some ribbon bows and Doodle Gems. However, I still think it is not quite finished and I need to add something near the Reindeer's bottom area ..... what,I'm not sure? Any ideas welcomed.
Happy Sunday everyone and I'm off to spend a day colouring as have rediscovered my colouring mojo thanks to a recent purchase of Prisma Colour pencils and the Pan Pastels DT challenging themselves to colour with pan pastels ...... watch this space,
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products I have used .... (I really do need to get the hang of Thumblink) ... lol
DCM - stencils
4 Crafty Girls - anything goes
Chalk'n'Stock - must use chalk (pan pastels)
ABC Christmas challenge - something festive
Sweet Stampin' - Christmas critters
Hobby Book - embossing
Crafting when we can - Christmas
The Pink Elephant - embossing