Woo hoo, our first challenge at PanPastel UK Challenge Blog and our first challenge is a really easy one for you: Anything Goes! There is a fab prize of a PanPastel trial pack up for grabs from our generous sponsor 'Your Creativity Store'. I was soooooo excited to be chosen for the PanPastel DT as I'd been itching to have a play with such an exciting new product and I've got to say they are a-ma-zing! I'm still very much a beginner but i'm looking forward to sharing my journey into PanPastel Land with you lol.
Here' is my first DT project, I wanted to create a misty winter scene and set to copying a pic from a Christmas card. I started by covering the card with White PanPastel and then added the sky, using streaks of Red Iron Oxide, Dairylide Yellow and black. I then blended it all with more white using a Sofft right angle slice. The tools for applying PanPastels are wonderfully squidgy and the colours blend beautifully.
I added more black to create the shape of the houses using a Sofft knife with a pointed cover and ....now comes the good bit lol. To create the houses I just rubbed the PanPastel out where i wanted the snowy roof to be! I'm thoroughly over excited about the fact that you can use an eraser with PanPastels, its so much easier than masking and also means you can create so many different effects. I added the 'river' with more black PanPastel and then added detail with stamps.
The spruce trees in the background were made with Clarity stamps, and I actually used black PanPastel to stamp them. For the trees in the foreground and the birds I used stamps from Andy Skinner and Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I've found dye ink much better for stamping on PanPastel backgrounds than Versafine or Stazon as they seem to disappear into the background. To add to the frosty feel of the scene I added glamour dust to the tree branches and foliage in the foreground.
To finish off I've matted the scene on yellow card, then charcoal grey card and added some sparkly silver foliage, wooden and silver berries and some grey organza ribbon.
I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Cheerful Stamp Pad: Let it snow
Chocolate Coffee and Cards: glitter
City Crafter: Back to Black (use a silhouette)
Craft a Scene: anything goes with a scene
Crafty Creations: Something new (my PanPastels)
Gingersnap Creations GC 133: use a set/line of stamps (I've used Andy Skinners stamps, Back to Nature set)
Going Grey with ScrapCreations: glitter
Penny's papercrafty: Birds
Scrapbook Sisters: snow
Sisterhood of Crafters: Snow
Sparkle Creations Rubber Stamps: something new (PanPastels)
Tuesday Throwdown: Baby its cold outside
I hope you're going to join our first challenge, you don't have to use PanPastels to enter but of course we'd be chuffed if you did. Our lucky winner will receive a trial pack of PanPastels and be able to have a play
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