Sunday, 13 April 2014

Still "shabby chic" with Pan Pastels.

It's week two of our "Shabby Chic" challenge over at Premium Craft Brands Pan Pastels challenge and the DT have further inspiration for you and to wet your crafty palates. Please do pop over to see my teamies and say "hi" as they are a talented bunch of ladies.

Again, I am on a mission to use up precious papers and embellies that I carefully store away in a box (I bet you do too) because I just can't throw them away as they're still to precious! So with that in mind, I set about ageing a selection of Melissa Francis papers with Raw Umber and Turquoise pan pastels. Not to age the papers too much (so they looked muddy), I have added highlights using Soft Gold (metallic) and Yellow Tint pan pastels.

I cut out a selection of die cuts using the same papers and added either further tints or highlights (depending on where they were going to feature on my card). My canvas label has also been aged using the dame techniques but I wish I had added just a little more Soft Gold metallic pan pastel to make it "pop" more.

The butterflies are from Stamps Away and I have used perfect medium to stamp them on to scraps of the papers (left over from die cutting) and coloured them with my pan pastels. A few pearls in the middle and they are complete. The hearts (you can just about see) have glimpses of the butterflies on them coloured with Soft Gold metallic pan pastel before being cut our with an SU punch.

I have added an empty panel (the one with the heart on) as felt my card needed naming (as it were) and as I do not know who it will eventually go to, the panel would be the perfect place to put a name etc.

We'd love you to join in with us and see your shabby project and there is still a whole week left to enter .... can't wait to pop over to your blogs and say "hi".

Well the sun is shining beautifully, with bright blue skies so the dog and I are off for a long ramble over the fields. I'm not sure who walks whom but I seem to come back more tired than he does!!!

Have a great Sunday and thanks for popping over,

x x x

Products I have used:

Pan pastels: (Hansa Yellow Tint, Turquoise, Soft Gold, Raw Umber and Soft Tools to apply)
220.8 Hansa Yellow Tint - Pan Pastel  580.3 Turquoise Shade - Pan Pastel Light Gold - Metallic Pan Pastel 780.5 Raw Umber - Pan Pastel    
Dies from Spellbinders and Tattered Lace
Papers: Melissa Francis
SU heart punch
Gems, ribbon and canvas sentiment from my stash

Entering in to the following challenges:
Fairy Tale - butterflies
Rhedd and Rosie's - anything goes
Allsorts - spring blossoms
Crafty Calendar - things with wings
Hiding in my craft room - use scraps
Suzy Bee's - anything goes
It's all about the vintage - shabby chic


Doreen said...

Beautiful,lovely design and

Anjie said...

Oh my gosh Lou, this is adorable. Love the colours you've achieved.

JayBe said...

Lou, this is beautiful - I'm sure I read somewhere that you were struggling with your mojo - hard to believe when you keep producing such lushness!

Have a great Easter break, hun.
Hugz, Jan xx

Sue Bridesmith said...

Fabulous Design....thank you for your valued support in entering our challenge, without you we would have no challenge.and I do hope you will join us again next week...for another fab challenge....
Suzy B Owner Suzy Bee's Bloomin Challenge

Claire said...

This is absolutely beautiful Lou - gorgeous colours and detail. Hugs, Claire x

Nikky Hall said...

Absolutely ADORE this and the colours you've used, you make me want to create every time I see your makes! And perfect for our challenge at

Dawn Lancaster said...

Gorgeous card! I love the soft colours & the beautiful design!
Dawn xx

Sandie said...

Just beautiful, so much to see and the colour palette is so delicate...a stunning make for our challenge over at Rhedd & Rosies...x

brenda said...

Your creation is lovely Lou and just perfect for my Spring Blossoms theme, thanks so much for sharing your creativity with us at Allsorts challenge.

B x (I have a Grand Calibur to be won here )

Asha said...

So this is shabby chic! I never really understood it but it sure looks fab. Probably because YOU did it! Great job, Lou!
hugs, Asha

Sammy said...

So gorgeous! Love this design and the colour is lovely. Thank you for playing along at Rhedd and Rosie’s. Sammy-x

Gracie CH said...

What a sweet and beautiful card. You managed to mix and match so many elements and make them look like they belonged together. Love the color palette, the bit aged papers, and the textures. Great job!!! Thanks for joining us this week at Hiding in my Craft Room.

gracielliedesign . blogspot .com

Fi said...

This card is lovely, great use of colours and 3D effect :)

Jenny said...

Ein ganz tolles Kärtchen. Die Gestaltung ist klasse und die Farben gefallen mir sehr.Danke für Deine Teilnahme bei Fairy tale Challenge. LG Jenny

Hannapanna said...

This is really lovely. Gorgeous colours and details. Thanks for joining us over at Fairy Tale Challenges and good luck. Hugs, Hanna (GDT)

susiestacey said...

Gorgeous card, so many beautiful details.
Thank you for sharing with Allsorts 'Spring Blossoms' challenge and good luck x Susan x

Hazel said...

Thanks for sharing your lovely card for Suzy Bee's Bloomin' challenge 24: anything goes - hope to see you again soon, Hazel, DT - thank you also for entering this for my Patterned Paper April challenge. x

Shirley said...

How very lovely! The colors are wonderful and the die cuts, including those wonderful butterflies, are just so pretty! The ribbon and the die cut border are really great with all of it! Very chic!

Tracy said...

Gorgeous creation, thanks for joining Allsorts challenge, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Jo Channon said...

Wow this has really inspired me to get out my precious papers and use them! this is a fabulous design and so well thought out. Simply gorgeous! Thankyou for sharing your project with the Allsorts Challenge Blog Jo x

Katherine Clayton said...

Wow . . . just WOW!!! What a beautiful card! And some many AMAZING details! Thanks for joining us at Hiding In My Craft Room this week . . . hope to see you again soon!


Jo said...

So gorgeous & lovely colours too! Thanks for joining our Things with Wings challenge over at Crafty Calendar this month, hope to see you again!
hugs Jo x

Zetti said...

Fab card!
Thanks for joining us at the Fairy Tale Challenge.

Andrea :-)