Sunday, 7 September 2014

My new love .... pearlescent pan pastels ....

The theme this fortnight over at Pan Pastel Challenges is "Frame It" and the one thing I knew was that I desperately wanted to use my new pearlescent pan pastels ... I am seriously in crafting heaven.

Whilst visiting my Mum recently she had a poppy stamp set by Sheena Douglas and I had "stamp envy" so just had to get it. You know the feeling: crafting life would not be complete without it (I know a slight exaggeration). So I have used this stamp for my DT card ....

The photos do not show how pearlescent my card is but believe me it has a beautiful sheen and lustre. I stamped the plain white background card with the poppy stamp set, heated embossed with Cosmic Shimmer pure white embossing powder. I then smothered the card in white pearlescent pan pastel and wow .... instant pearlescent card stock: seriously blown away. Plain card stock will never be "dull" again!

For my main background, I again stamped the poppy images and heat embossed. I then was very brave and used the NEW pan pastel colour blender. I put the blender in the middle of my background and then using the pearlescent green pan pastel, worked my way towards the blender and did the same with the blue pearlescent pan pastel. Rather than have to really blend the two colours, the new blender seemlessly joined the two to give me a light but seemless blend.

For my frame, I first cut one out of acetate and embossed it with a Sizzex folder (square lattice) but it didn't "do anything" for me, so I cut another frame out of white card, gave it the white pearlescent treatment and layered it on top of the acetate.

The additional poppies were stamped on plain white card, embossed, cut out and then given the pearlescent treatment ... can you get how I know have a new "lurve" for anything pearlescent (hee, hee, hee)! I layered to look as if they are popping out of the frame.

I added some expoxy sticker words from Tim Holtz and some vellum leaves.

Phew ... thinks that it (wipes brow). Off to do a spot of blog nosing as haven't had my fix this week and I suppose, I better get ready for the working week.

Take care everyone,

x x x

Products I have used: 
 Colourless blender       Pearlescent blue     Pearlescent green   White fine pearl

I am entering my card in to the following challenges:
One Stitch at a time - anything goes with a die
Addicted to stamping - pastel colours
Creative Knockouts - (tic tac toe) - dies, sentiment, flowers
Aud Sentiments - any sentiment other than birthday
Sweet Pea Stamps - lots of layers
Fairytale Challenges - CAS


Claire Boelema said...

Beautiful card Lou - love that stamp and yes I suffer from "stamp envy" too. There are several must have ones sitting in my stash unused :/

SAMARA said...

Such a beautiful card! Love the Die you used and your artful use of ink, shape and layer. Great to see you at OSAAT! Best, Samara DT

Mimi said...

Thank you so much Lou for joining us this fortnight at OSAAT with you fabulous creation, just love how you have created this, using the one stamp to make both your poppies and also your background is awesome. This is just the sort of card I would love to receive :) :) :) - so beautiful. Hugs Jane (OSAAT DT) xxxxxxx

Rosebuds n Ribbons said...

Stunning card Lou
Hugs Sus xxx

Lozzy T said...

What a gorgeous card. Love your layout and the colours you have used, really pretty...Thank you for joining us at Sweet Pea Stampers and hoping you would like to join us again soon. Good luck in draw..Hugs Lozzy x

Flo said...

This is very elegant! Beautiful! Thank you so much for sharing your creation with us at Addicted to Stamp! Hugs, Flo.

Hazel said...

Thanks for sharing your lovely crafting for the Sweet Pea Stampers 'lots of layers' challenge - hope to see you again soon, Hazel, DT x

Bianca said...

Thats such a pritty card! Thank you for joining us at Fairytale Challenge! xx Bianca