Sunday, 17 August 2014

Bold and Bright over at Pan Pastels

It's inspiration week over at Pan Pastel challenges where we try and tempt you to join in with us for this fortnights challenge "bold and bright" ..... so if you haven't entered, you still have another week to do so and you do not need to use Pan Pastels to join in with us but if you do have pan pastels we'd love to see what you create with them.

I decided to go all yellow, orange and red this week to create my card .....

I created the background using a dots folder and Perfect Medium. I first went over with Yellow Ochre pan pastel and then Hansa Yellow Tint (to colour the dots) and then went over with orange pan pastel. I then buffed the paper to remove any extra powder. Next I used Magenta on one corner and a mixture of orange and Burnt Umber on the other corner.

Next I stamped my background, first in Mahoganny distress ink and then with Black Archival Ink (using an Indigo Blu stamp set). The stars and dots are from a Lavina Stamps set, as is the sentiment (free with a recent craft mag). I highlighted areas of the images with a white GraphIt shaker pen and rich gold metallic pan pastel.

I also stamped flower images on to complimentary card highlighting them with white GraphIt pen and red stickles.The black die cuts are one of the butterfly corners from Tonic, which I have cut in half to place on either edge. A few white highlights on the seed heads for added detail.

Off to the local farm show in the next village along from Mums house and fingers crossed the rain will not make an appearence. Unfortunately the Tullow Show has been rained off for the last 3 years, so we have not been able to go along. Hope you have a great Sunday doing whatever makes you happy,

x x x

Products I have used:
 Pan Pastel Mixed Media Set 2 Rich Gold - Metallic Pan Pastel220.8 Hansa Yellow Tint - Pan Pastel   GraphIt white shaker pen

Wild Meadow A5 Red Rubber Stamp Blooming Great A5 Red Rubber Stamp by Indigoblu

I am entering my card in to the following challenges:
Chalk-Ah-Lot Cafe - anything goes
Fairytale Stamper - anything goes
Stamping Sensations - anything goes
Crafting for the weekend - anything goes
Crafty Calender Challenge - anything goes
Inkspirational - red, orange and yellow
Suzy Bee's -anthing goes
Artistic Stamper - anything goes
Brown Sugar - anything goes


Granmargaret said...

Lovely card.

Linda Simpson said...

This is absolutely gorgeous, I love the background and the beautiful design.
Linda xxx

sweet art designs said...

I love the colours, the composition, and verse. Wow! Thank you for joining us at Fairytale Stampers. hugs Myrna (DT)

brenda said...

A stunning creation Lou and lovely colour work.

Thanks so much for joining in at Stamping Sensations challenge.

B x

Nonni said...

How beautiful, the colors make me think of sunset and I love the stamps and inking. Thanks for joining us at Inkspirational!

Cindy Groh said...

Such a fabulous card you created. Thank you for linking up at Chalk Ah Lot.

Lynne K said...

Wonderful depth and texture! Thank you for sharing your lovely card with us at Stamping Sensations.


Jennie -The Artistic Stamper said...

Gorgeous! Thank you for joining in The Artistic Stamper Creative Team challenge :)

Unknown said...

What a super card, stunning love the colours and love the way you have wrote your blog xx