Sunday, 4 November 2012

Pan Pastels Again!

I've been playing with my new Pan Pastels again, I just love 'em!  They're so smooth and creamy and the pigment is really dense, I'm only at the tip of the iceberg of what can be done with them, I sense many hours of experimentation ahead!
To make the circular panel, I used a sponge to sweep colour over the cardstock, then I laid a metal dandelion stencil over it and, using a bit of Cut 'n' Dry Foam, I sponged on some Perfect Medium.  After lifting the stencil, I used a small sponge tool to apply the same colour Pan Pastel over the Perfect Medium.  Next, I inked up two Personal Impressions dandelion stamps with Perfect Medium and stamped them on the background and applied a darker colour Pan Pastel to the stamped area.  Once I had sprayed the card with hairspray to fix, I stamped again with the same stamps and heat embossed with gold powder.
The papers I used are Papermania Capsule Collection in Red Hot and Heather, the Heather pack being an SECC purchase I got going cheap and was keen to play with.  The edges of the layers were scuffed with a distressing tool and glittered with Thistle Stickles.
The sentiment stamps are from the dandelion set already used, and I used the metal stencil with Dusty Concorde Distress Ink to echo the image.
Finally, I added some black lace, some yummy new plum ribbon and some glitter domes for a touch of sparkle.
I'm entering this card in the following challenges -
The Craft's Meow - sketch
Crafts 4 Eternity - #96 - colour combo
Dream Valley - #44 - glitter and bling
Pile It On - #45 - make it sparkle
The Ribbon Girl - add sparkle
Sweet Stampin' - all that glitters
Delicious Doodles - #9 - embossing
Polka Doodles - #44 - bright colours and sparkle


  1. Stunning card Wendy, your creations are always inspirational, Haven't yet seen one I don't love, kate x

  2. Stunning Wendy love the effect and the colours are gorgeous. Caroline xxx

  3. Beautiful card - your embossing is stunning
    Caroline xxx

  4. so pretty wendy - really love it xx

  5. Hi Wendy, This is totally stunning x

  6. WOW!! This is stunning Wendy. Gorgeous colours and wonderful textures too.


  7. This is just gorgeous,love the image and fab

  8. WOW! Absolutely beautiful Wendy, the colours are gorgeous.
    Wendy xx

  9. hi Wendy, this is stunning card, love the stamps you have used, the colour is perfect.

  10. Stunning card Wendy, I love the colours and stamps you've used.

    Shona xx

  11. A beautiful card, I have not tried this medium, it looks stunning. Elaine

  12. Beautiful effect, Wendy, and the pink and gold are really lovely! Thanks for playing along with our sketch this month at The Craft's Meow!

  13. Beautiful. You are quite the expert on all these different techniques.

  14. Gorgeous card, Wendy! Love the beautiful dandelions, the colors and the bow! Great work!

  15. Beautiful, gorgeous card.

  16. so stunning wendy.really gorgeous colours and design :D

    xx coops xx

  17. Oh this is really pretty! Lovely colours and fab design. Thanks for joining in at Sweet Stampin' hun :o) Hugs, Lisa x

  18. Wow what a stunning card. Thanks for joining us at Dream Valley this week x

  19. Very beautiful. Your shades of purple are gorgeous. Great design.

    Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity.


  20. Just stunning Wendy.

    Thanks for joining in at Sweet Stampin' this week.

    Susan x

  21. Very creative and beautiful! Glad you could join us at Sweet Stampin'.

  22. Gorgeous card Wendy. Love the embossed dandelions.
    Thanks for joining us at Delicious Doodles - hope to see you again. Pat K.xx

  23. Fabulous card! Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity this week hugs x

  24. Thanks so much for playing along with us this week for the Pile It On “Make it Sparkle Challenge” with us! Just loved your card, and hope to see you back here next week!

    PIO DT
    Jenn Zeeb

  25. OH MY what a stunner! Just gorgeous.

    Thank you for joining in with our Glitter and Bling challenge at Dream Valley.

    Lin xx

  26. So beautiful,
    I love the image and the colours.
    Thanks so much for playing along with us this week for the Pile It On “Make it Sparkle Challenge” with us! Just loved your card, and hope to see you back here next week!
    Lorianna PIO DT

  27. beautiful, I love the embossing. thanks for playing with us at Pile It On.

  28. Ooooh! I love those embossed dandelions! Great job and I'm so glad you could join us at The Craft's Meow this month!


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