Sunday, 9 March 2014

Adding texture with pan pastels

Well it's Sunday again and that means a new challenge at Premium Craft Brands Pan Pastel Challenges and the theme this week is all about adding texture .. the more the merrier.

I have made a tag for this weeks challenge and used Dutch Doobadoo Fabric Art as my base. I lightly covered the denim material with silver metallic pan pastel to add a little shimmer. I also frayed the edges.

I have used the Haberdashery stamp set from Studio 12 and coloured the images with raw umber pan pastel. To add a shine, I have covered the images with Versamark and then clear detail embossing powder. The sentiment is from the same set which I have stamped with Versamark and then coloured with raw umber pan pastel and then embossed as per other images. I framed the image with a silver frame which I found amongst my stash ... need to organise my things one of these days!


I have added frilly layers using a doily, Dutch Doobadoo swirls, buttons and butterfly laser cuts. The buttons have been coloured with    pan pastel and again embossed with clear detail powder. The manikin has an added bit of pleat ribbon which I have also added to the bottom of the stamped tape measure. The backing paper is a scrap from a book tinted with raw umber pan pastel.

The flower has been made using an old shirt cut with pinking shears, rolled and then stuck in to place. I have used little blue ribbon roses in amongst the petals/ruffles. The tag has been finished with a huge ribbon bow.

Domestic goddess day for me today as have a birthday cake to bake as my son turns 16 tomorrow: a triple layered chocolate brownie cake and it will have candles on it even if he doesn't want them!

Have a great Sunday and hope you're getting the fine weather we are experiencing at the moment.

x x x

Products I have used. Click on photos to be taken to the Polka Doodles shop where they can be purchased.

Haberdashery A5    Card/Paper laser Art A5 - Butterflies   Card/Paper laser Art A5 - Swirls  Card/Paper laser Art A5 - Buttons   Denim Jeans - 2 sheets Dark   

Silver - Metallic Pan Pastel      780.5 Raw Umber - Pan Pastel       580.5 Turquoise - Pan Pastel   Fru Fru Ribbon Pack - Blue Hawaii    

I am entering my tag in to the following challenges:

Simon Says - tag it
Alphabet Challenge - buttons and bows
Delicious Doodles - anything but a card
Quick Quotes - tag your it
The Stamping Boutique - make your sentiment pop
Crafty Ribbons - anything goes
Paper Pretties - lots of layers


Anjie said...

Stunning work Lou. Bet you don't want to part with this!

Cazro said...

A delightful project, i can imagine the fun you had creating this piece of art. Thanks for sharing with us at Alphabet Challenges. Caz

Sylvia Meppen-Rentenaar said...

This is a lovely tag. Love the denim! Thank you for sharing at Delicious Doodles. We wish you good luck and we hope to see you again. Sylvia, DT-member

Rebecca said...

Such a lovely creation. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Ribbons this week. Rebecca x

debby4000 said...

Absolutely gorgeous tag, such wonderful details.

Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge.



melissac said...

Gorgeous tag!! Thanks for joining us at The Stamping Boutique! Hope to see you again!

Stef H said...

i absolutely envy anyone who can make tags this gorgeous!!! wow! thank you so much for joining us at TSB challenge!

Christelle said...

Hello Lou! Hope your son feasted on his brownie cake and wonderful card! Thanks to join Crafty Ribbons Challenge and good luck from DT

Kym's Crafty Cards said...

What a pretty decorated tag you have made. It's gorgeous. It fits the Delicious Doodles Challenge this week well of “Anything but a card”. Thank you for taking part and best wishes in the draw. Kym (Delicious Doodles Challenge Blog Design Team Member)

Susie Bentz said...

TONS of texture on this tag! Great job - love the denim base! Thanks for playing along with our challenge at Quick Quotes!

Susie Bentz said...

TONS of texture on this tag! Love the denim base! Thanks for playing along with our challenge over at Quick Quotes!

Jaime said...

Amazing Lou! Miss you!