Colouring with Pan Pastels

OMG ... I am late getting my post "live" as I overslept this morning.Normally I am up and dressed really early but today, I slept in until 11.20am. When I looked at the time, I thought my clock had stopped, so looked at my phone ..... WHAT ... NO WAY! Panic did set in as we were meant to meeting people for lunch at 12.30. Seriously, I can't remember the last time I slept in and think it was probably before the arrival of the boys. Should add too, that I wasn't even out on the razz last night either!

Okay, back to crafting business ... the DT over at Pan Pastel Challenges have been playing around with their pan pastels a little differently this challenge as we have used them to colour our images. I used a cute Mo Manning image (Winter Fairy Talva) to colour up as this is my first real attempt using pan pastels as colouring medium. If I am 100% honest, I had to colour the image first with my Promarkers to get an idea of colours and then again with my Prisma pencils .... so all in all, I have 2 other images to use on future cards (lol).

I wanted to keep my card relatively CAS (unheard of for me I know) and created the centre band by tearing two strips of paper and layering them directly on to my card blank.

Using Light Silver and pearlescent Blue pan pastels, I created a subtle coloured band. I used the colourless blender to blend them both together seamlessly. Next, using a selection of snowflakes stamps (makes unknown), I randomly stamped using silver and blue inks. The sentiment is from StampIn up.

I then added glitter highlights with my Graph It shaker pen in Silver and although it does not show clearly on the photo, it adds a subtle shimmer to the image. I also used the white Graph It shaker pen to add a few highlights.

Now to use the other coloured images before I forget or Christmas has been and gone!

x x x

Products I used:

I am entering my card in to the following challenges:
Pan Pastel Challenges - colour an image
Fantasy Stampers - CAS Christmas
Paper Creators - Christmas
Sweet Stamping - things with wings
A Creative Need - snow
Brown Sugar - winter
Fairytale Stamping - light blue, white and another colour (my choice - silver/grey)
Bronte and Bella - snow/snowflakes
Cute Card Thursday - little angels
Sister Act - Christmas
Stemplesonne - anything goes


Terry said…
Ohh my Louise, just loveeee your image and your sweet sweet card, thanks for your very sweet words on my blog hun, so sweet and your project is also very sweet. Hugs Terry xxxx
Doreen said…
This is gorgeous,love the cute
Linda Simpson said…
WOW Lou, this is stunning! Love this cute image.
Linda xxx
MrsC.x said…
that girl is so pretty Lou xx
Unknown said…
wow you have created such a soft effect with the image and the background strip is inspirational x
love it
Sandie xx
Jackie T said…
Hi Louise this is a gorgeous card the image is beautiful the colouring is exquisite. Hugs Jackie
Bianca said…
This is really such a wonderfull card! It looks so stuning and I love it! Thank you for joining us at Fairy Tale Challenge! Bianca XX
Claudia said…
Tolle Karte. Vielen Dank für die Teilnahme an der SsC.

LG, Claudia
Alyx said…
Such a beautiful card....fabulously delicate colouring. xx
Deena Perreault said…
Lou, I Love the soft look of this beautiful card!! Thank you for sharing with us at A Creative Need!
Chris said…
Wow! Beautiful! Such a lovely soft effect with the Pan Pastels, cute image and the simple design is gorgeous! Hope you enjoyed your lie in...
Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week.
Brawny x said…
A gorgeous card Louise. Love the little girl x
Aw how cute! Thanks for joining Brown Sugar Challenge~
Claire said…
wow Lou, she looks amazing! Gorgeous colouring and I hope you feel better for catching up on some kip
Claire xx
Milka said…
Beautiful card, Lou :-D I like the design and how you colored your image :-D
Thank you for joining us at Fairy Tale Challenge this fortnight.
Milka GD :-D
Sue said…
Beautiful card thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin
Sue DT x
Kim Bell said…
Your card is just stunning!! You did a beautiful job. Thanks so much for joining us at Mo's Digital Stamp
Oh my goodness! This is so sweet! Darling image!

Thank you for participating in the Sweet Stampin’ Challenge!
JayBe said…
Fab colouring with your pan pastels, Lou - Thanx for sharing with us at Fantasy Stampers and best wishes for the festive season.
Hugz, Jan (DT) xx
Unknown said…
Wow !!!!!!!!!!!! this is so beautiful Lou
hugs Sus xxxx