Sunday, 7 December 2014

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!

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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

Friday, 5 December 2014

"Secret Santa" time over at Polka Doodles

We've gone all "Secret Santa" at Polka Doodles for the next two challenges as we wanted to make our last challenges of 2014 a little bit different with the festive season looming.

Each of the DT has made a card for someone else on the DT but nobody knows who is making for whom ... hee, hee, hee. I have used the adorable Hollybobs Mistletoe image (found on either the Hollybobs CD or as a separate download) for my card. He has been coloured with Prisma Pencils.

NOW as an added bit of fun, visit each of the DT blogs and have a guess, using the clues, as to whom they may have made their project for .... leave a comment on their blog with your idea and you could be in with the chance of winning a prize of a wonderful Polka Doodles digi image. We will randomly chose 3 DT blogs (names in a hat thing) and then randomly chose a comment from each blog and the winning comment will each receive a Polka Doodles digi image.

So my card has been made for ......

Clue 1: This person lives near the coast
Clue 2: This person adores a very famous singer and has been to see them in concert a zillion times.
Clue 3: This person is also a glasses wearer (like myself).

Can you guess who I have made my card for? Leave your suggestion in the comments below and who knows you could be in with a chance of winning a fab Polka Doodles digi image.

Products I have used from Polka Doodles:

Angelberry Christmas  ** Work & Play Collection 5 FESTIVE HOLLYBOBS Collection  Hollybobs Mistletoe digistamp

I am entering my card in to the following challenges:
C.R.A.F.T - Christmas
M.A.W.T.T/ - Christmas Climate
Crafting by designs - Christmas
Creative Moments - anything goes with Christmas
Digi stamps for joy - Christmas
Divas by Design - feeling festive
The Craft Garden - Christmas
Sparkles Christmas - blue Christmas

What's new on my blog this week ...

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