Sunday, 27 July 2014

Summer at Pan Pastel Challenges.

The theme this fortnight is "Summer/Summer fun" over at Pan Pastel Challenges and I have decided to use the warm, hot and sultry colours linked to summer to create my project ... another 6"x6" canvas.

I began by priming my canvas with Maimeri Gesso and once dry, tinted the background with my pan pastels; yellow ochre, dairylide yellow, magenta, permanent red and bronze. I have over stamped the edges using the wonderful stamp sets from Premium Craft Brands and either tinted the images with pan pastels or embossing powder. As a final touch, I used the small circles mask from Doobadoo to add a further layer.

 I used the same mask on my oval layer to add both texture and interest. I again over stamped the edges with the Dandelion flower (from Premium Craft Brands) and then lightly colour tinted the panel.

On a separate piece of card, I stamped the clock images, (adding their centres and hands), the butterfly (twice) and the "Time is precious" sentiment. I lightly coloured all images using the same pan pastels as I used on my background. The only thing that remained untouched was the sentiment.

I layered the images on to the oval panel in a random way making sure that some images were higher than others. To set the butterfly off, I added two decorated pins (to represent the antennae) and framed these using a 7 Gypsies metal frame. Although the frames are bronze, I covered them in Versamark and used the metallic bronze pan pastel to add shine and warmth. I used an oval frame on the sentiment (die cut out first) but have left this frame untouched as wanted the sentiment to stand out (from the crowd, as it were).

 The top right corner now looked bare (to me), so I added a further butterfly and also framed that (colour tinting the frame as before).

As a finishing touch, I added some Tim Holtz tissue tape along the bottom and stamped the words "tomorrow" and "future" and embossed them with white detail embossing powder. Stamps are from Studio 12. Phew, think that just about covered everything but shout if I have missed anything!

Off to catch up with some neglected paperwork today and tomorrow as I have tried to ignore the huge pile but the letters just won't grow legs and walk away ....

x x x

Products I have used:

270.5 Yellow Ochre - Pan Pastel  250.5 Diarylide Yellow - Pan Pastel  340.5 Permanent Red - Pan Pastel  Bronze - Metallic Pan Pastel   Single Colour Magenta Shade  Mask/Stencil Art A5 - Small Circles    

  Mirror Gold Embossing Powder  Maimeri White Gesso 200ML  Inspirational Type A6 stamp set

I am entering my canvas in tot he following challenges:

Crafting when we can - make your own background
Pile it on - embossing
Crafting at the weekend - anything goes
Crafty Calendar Challenge - summertime fun
Suzy Bee's - anything goes
Dorcerela - anything goes
Stempelsonne - stamps as main image(s)
Simon says stamp - emboss it


Doreen said...

This is just gorgeous,love how you have framed some of the

Laine said...

Fabulous canvas. Love the colour palette and all of the stunning detail you have included.

Linda Simpson said...

Morning Lou, this is stunning! Love the gorgeous elements and fabulous layout.
Linda xxx

Pauline Wheeler said...

Oh I do love this it's lovely
And bright
P xx

jenn shurkus said...

WHOA! this canvas is a true piece of art :) I need to play with pan pastels more :) thank you for playing along with us at simon says stamp wednesday challenge!

Lea Brawn said...

What a pretty card. A gorgeous colour(s) x

Anonymous said...

lovely card thanks for sharing with SBBC this week Rachel dt

Anonymous said...

lovely card thanks for sharing with SBBC this week Rachel dt

Kate M said...

Awesome canvas!! Love all the elements and the detail - great project.

Deborah Adams said...

This is so stunning. I love the softness of this canvas. Just gorgeous with the butterflies and metals used together just is beautiful combo. Thanks for sharing your project with us at All Crafts Challenge.
Deborah DT

Luxo da Lix said...

How beautiful are those collors! I really loved them! Thank you for participating in the Challenge Docerela Creations!

Jennifer Bradley said...

Oh what a gorgeous canvas love it all xx

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

So pretty! Great layers! Thanks for joining us over at Docerela Creations! DT Member Carri~Abusybee

Helen said...

Great card.

Thanks for joining us at the Crafty Calendar Challenge.

Helen x

crafty-stamper said...

Fabulous canvas love the images and stencil,beautifully put together and love all the layers and soft colours must practise with my pan panstels
Carol x

Claire said...

hi Lou, just playing catch up.I love this canvas,the colours are gorgeous and you've really showed those stamps off to perfection
Claire xx

Tracy said...

Stunning work Lou full of texture .... hope you are having a good start to the week :-) xxx

BethieJ said...

Thank You for joining us at PIO last week!! Hope you will join us again soon!
Have a GREAT day!!