Good morning folks, hope you've got your sunspecs on this morning as my card share today is rather bright lol. Today sees the start of our second challenge over at PanPastel UK Challenge Blog and our theme this time is to use 2 of something. We're really looking forward to seeing your beautiful artwork as we had so many gorgeous entries last week. This is a real change from my card last week which was very muted colours, for this card i've used Iron Oxide Red and Yellow PanPastels with a little black
I made the background by applying red PanPastel around the edge of the card and yellow in the centre using a large angle sofft sponge and then gradually blended the colours together to graduate them. PanPastels are so velvety they blend perfectly and you can create a background in literally a couple of minutes. I then used black PanPastel to stamp the swirls around the border, when you stamp with PanPastel apply to your stamp using a sofft sponge, they give a really soft and muted effect.
For the main image I used the same PanPastel colours, this time I masked a circle of the yellow before I blended in the with the red. I used a post it note, dabbed onto fabric to get rid of most of the sticky so that it didn't lift the colour.
The large stamp with the 2 gorgeous birds is from Chocolate Baroque (Woodland Dreams themeplate) stamped with versamark and embossed with black detail EP. I've found that PanPastels are great for embossing on as you don't seem to get any static so no messy specks of powder on your project.
I've painted the berries with Tinkabella ink, this gives a lovely shine but that doesn't show up too well on the pic. I've added die cut flowers (tattered florals) again coloured with the same PanPastel colours, a button, some twine and die cut leaves. In line with our theme I added a couple of tassels and 2 die cut borders.
I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Cheerful Stamp Pad: Birds of a feather
Crafty Catz: buttons and bows
Incy Wincy: Bold and bright
Moving Along with the Times: things with wings
My time to craft: Your favourite embellisment
(I adore tassels on cards but i'm very mean with them so don't use them too often lol)
Tanda Stamps: Scenic
There she goes: Scene of back to nature
TCP Tuesday: Embossing
Totally Papercrafts: Make your own flowers
I hope you're going to join our challenge again this week, don't forget our lucky winner gets an amazing prize, our lovely sponsor Berni from Your Creativity Store will be providing a trial set of PanPastels for this weeks winner
Thanks for calling by today