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Tuesday, 8 April 2014

Shabby Chic Pan Pastel style

The theme this week over on the Premium Craft Brand Pan Pastel Challenge is "Shabby Chic" and I decided to use up papers and embellishments that have been sitting in my stash for eons. They have mainly sat there as they were just "not me" but still too good to be consigned to the bin or taken in to school for the children to use!

Using 2 papers that has stayed in a box for far too long as the colours and design were just "not me", I covered them lightly in Maimeri white acrylic paint with a dry brush (which adds texture). Whilst still damp, went over the papers with Titanium White, Raw Umber and Permanent Red Tint pan pastels. This made the bright pink, floral paper age and become more "shabby chic".

For my image, I took some Raw Umber pan pastel dust, mixed into a watery paste and then with a brush, applied this to my stamps. This created an aged effect to my image without me really having to try. I have then used my pan pastels to colour the edges to further enhance the aged look.I did the same with the sentiment however I also over stamped too. Using a Versamark pad, I covered my stamped imaged, stamped 1st on scrap paper and then on to the sentiment. I very lightly used Permanent Red Tint pan pastel to highlight the stamped image.

Now the flowers were made of a greyish chipboard and I have had them longer than I care to own up to! I coloured the flowers first with pan pastels and then brushed over them with white acyrlic paint using a wet brush this time. This helped break down the paper fibres and made scrunching them much easier as I wanted to create a softer feel to the flowers. I have used a chipboard button for the centre coloured with Raw Umber pan pastel and dry brushed with white acyrlic paint.

The ribbon trims were from my stash as were the die cuts (which were bits of die cut pieces). The lace frill is actually a doily with the centre cut away.

Before I go I must apologise to my DT teamies for the late adding of my project. Work has got in the way of my crafty playing the last few weeks and I thank them for their continue support.

Well the sun is shining and I'm off to have a play in my very neglected garden,

x x x

Products I have used:
 520.5 Ultramarine Blue - Pan Pastel   340.8 Permanent Red Tint - Pan Pastel  100.5 Titanium White - Pan Pastel  780.5 Raw Umber - Pan Pastel  
* Blending Mop Brush69100_Sofft_Combo_Set_Contents_COMPRESSED.jpgPLATINUM WHITE Acrilico 75ML

 I am entering my card in to the following challenges:

House of cards - shabby/vintage + sketch
Love to scrap - anything goes
Catered crop - put a bird on it
Challenges for everybody - anything goes
Hobbycutz - flora and fauna
Pile It On - feminine
The Pink Elephant - photo inspiration


Tracy said...

Gorrrrrgeous Lou, beautiful soft colours and adoring the trim.xxxxx

Claire Boelema said...

Simply gorgeous Lou! Such beautiful colours x

Anonymous said...

Wow! Very beautiful. I have never heard of any of the products or techniques you used. Learn something new everyday.

Mynn xx said...

OH so gorgeous!!! LOVE those beautiful layers and I adore way you used the paper doily as trim! Thanks for joining us at House of Cards! :) HUGS and have a great rest of the week! Mynn xx

Karen McAlpine said...

Love how those "not so much your favorite" papers look with the paint on them! Super pretty! Thank you for sharing your project and joining us at the Love to Scrap Challenge Blog.

Nikky Hall said...

Lou I adore EVERYTHING you make you just have such a pretty style with all you make. Adore hun! x

Rosebuds n Ribbons said...

Absolutely Stunning work of art Lou
Hugs Susan xxx

Anjie said...

Just beautiful Lou Lou.

Lin said...

Lou this is gorgeous. Love the soft pastel papers, the pretty diecuts, and lovely gentle feel of your card.

Thanks for sharing with us

Hobby Cutz

sammi said...

Wow, absolutely beautiful! Love the soft pastels. We’re so happy you joined us at Hobbycutz in our “Flora and Fauna” challenge! We hope to see you back, again, soon! ~~Sammibug~~ DT Member For Hobbycutz

Claire said...

This is so beautiful Lou, gorgeously shabby chic and I just love the way you've transformed those papers
Claire xx

sue t. said...

Very pretty and pastel. Thanks for joining us at House of Cards!!

Daen'Ys said...

This is a great use of the sketch and a beautiful card! I love the way you used the doily, this gorgeous flower and the subtle colors!
Thank you very much for playing with us at House of Cards.
Rosi x ...CAS-DT

Aneta said...

It is stunning!