Sunday 10 June 2012

At last....

.. some crafting done, not only that but no rain, and the icing on the cake - the sun came out and shone all day here in the north-west.
So after a bit of washing, walking the dog and tidying in the garden (you have to make the most of it) I settled down for a play.

First I made a card - rare event for me these days but I wanted to play with my Pan Pastels.
Not sure these are for me, as they are so messy - or is that just me - but I settled down with them, making backgrounds.  Then decided to play with stamps and my Versamark pad and this is the result.

I coloured a background piece with yellow  and orange pastels and stamped in Versamark with a sale bargain stamp (think it is Laura Ashley) before pouncing the red pastel onto the image.  So far so good.  The dress form was stamped onto similar card then masked so that I could stamp the flower through and pounce again.  Words stamped on vellum, roses coloured with pastels and a few buttons thrown on finish it.

Still not sure about the medium, would rather get out my sprays and inks - so that is what I did next.  I'm in a deco book swap on KatysCorner Yahoo group and as I only have one set of pages to make I thought I had better make my own set.  My theme is 'vintage' and I have some beautiful pages from the ladies in my group.  I was going to use a sewing theme but decided to go more industrial.  Sprays came out and although not finished you can see the first layers on the pages here : -

First picture shows the sprayed card.

Then I got out the sequin waste, metallic ink pads and some Inka Gold waxes in blue and gold.

Now all I have to do is decide where I'm going next with these - it's all part of the fun.
Watch this space.


Redanne said...

Hi Ann, you are braver than me, I tried out the PP's and just ended up covered in the stuff, got annoyed and put them away! I love the colours you have created with yours though, so I will have another go. Love your page, great colours and lovely shimmer. Anne x

Ephemera said...

Hi Ann, love the card, gorgeous orange shades, the Panpastel jury is still out for me. I find they are good for toning down backgrounds, ( I have the pastel shades,) but I find them difficult to stamp over and they are quite pricey, I haven't done any pastel drawing with them yet but I'm used to the sticks. xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Ann. Gorgeous card. I'm not convinced about PPs. I was really interested to read your thoughts on them. I have just spotted Redanne's and Paula's comments as well. I was going to ask about stamping over them. I couldn't quite get my head around how the ink can work over them and Paula has answered the question with her comment. Fabulous pages. Can't wait to see where you go next. TFS
Regards to you and Mr. B.
Florence xx

Brenda Brown said...

I love your sewing themed card Ann, the colours are gorgeous. The only tip I can give you is if you are getting 'messy' then you probably are using too much of the PP and need to take less to the card. You can of course use a fixative over them and then stamp or as in my card you saw today, I rub a paper towel over mine to take off any dust and then stamp with Archival ink, it works fine. happy experimenting with them.
I love your inked page and the metallic ink layered over the top. Gorgeous colours.
Hope you have had a good weekend.
hugs {brenda} xox

Hettie said...

Not tried Pan Pastels so cannot comment. Very pretty card and love your paper. Hope to see what you do with it!!

chrissie said...

Love the card and all that is on it. The second piece is just fantastic and I never thought to use the sequin waste that way-just love it all.

I haven't used Pan Pastel and would never be able to afford to buy them for sure. I do say that about allsorts of things then I get them as presies lol

Love Chrissie xx

hazel said...

I love your card Ann - the colour is fabulous.
I love Pan Pastels, I spray mine with cheap hairspray and I've had no problems stamping.
xxx Hazel.