Sunday 27 September 2015

Challenge 20 Anything Mixed Media/Creative Goes

Good morning crafty friends and welcome to a brand new challenge here at We Love 2  Create!! A big thank you to everyone who entered our last challenge, we'll be announcing the winners next week along with Top 3 honours so make sure you pop back!!
We're keeping it nice and easy for you and our theme is ...
Anything Mixed Media/Creative Goes

You don't have to use our products to play along but of course we love it when you do! As always we've got some lovely crafty goodies up for grabs for our lucky winner thanks to our generous sponsors Premium Craft Brands so don't miss out on your chance to win!!

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The random winner and Top 3 for Challenge #19  will be announced next week, so check back to see if it's you!

As always our DT have been creating some mixed media magic, let's check out what they've been up to this week:

Tracy Evans - I love using hearts in my artwork and this week I thought I would use a heart set against a mixed media backdrop using my PanPastels.

Claire C I've given this project some shimmer and sparkle by using the gorgeous White and Black PanPastel Pearl Mediums along with Pearlescent Red and a little gold and permanent Red Shade on this project, you can find all the details on my blog

Terry: I have made a little wallhanger, the background is made with Black Coarse, White Coarse and on top I worked with Crackle. The nice thing about crackle is that once dry you apply the PanPastels, They all just go into the little crackles. Just love the outcome of it. Inside the wallhanger I placed a piece of stampbord that I stamped with Panpastels and this way i made a little scenery. Wanna see more, than come on over to my blog.

Here are the products that I have worked with:

Nikky...I'm cheating a little in terms of Mixed Media this week and I don't have a full project for you, but Pan Pastels are so amazingly versatile and as I get sucked into the colouring world so much from time to time I love to throw a PanPastel or two into the mix when I'm colouring up an image, whether it's a digi stamp or rubber. Colourists don't seem to have latched onto the amazing effects PanPastels can give them - they're too busy working with pencils and alcohol markers and these lush pigments don't even occur to them to use I think. Personally I love using Pans to colour with and it's something I need to do way more!
If you're into Colouring Books PanPastels are absolutely perfect - they tend to make colouring books on low grade papers which dont take alochol markers and some other mediums well but Pan Pastel are perfect! They wont soak through the paper and you can seal with a cheap hairspray but they really suit a lot of the colouring book images which tend to be quite floral in a lot of cases - so you can cover large areas but also get really beautiful blends and shading at the same time.
This image is from Polkadoodles and it was mainly coloured with Graph'It alcohol markers but once I had coloured the image I made the background using PanPastels....
Once I'd got an overall colour on using a dry paintbrush (Pthalo Green & Violet), I then just started faffing about creating a bit of foliage, adding the PanPastels both dry and also by dipping my paint brush into water and mixing into little paint pools on the lid and then filling in lots of leaves and vines and grasses. I mixes in some green and also Black Sparkle Medium (coarse) simply because those 4 colours were on my desk. All the dark cast shadow is with Pan Pastel and I also added dry black onto the actual image too to add real depth into the clothing and on her face and shoes (I love getting lots of dark shadows and this technique is perfect because you can erase it if you go wrong!). Finally I used a Graph'It white Shake pen which is my Desert Island craft must have to create loads of light and highlights to simulate a bit of fairy dust floating around. You can easily colour in whole images this way and I must do more, I love using them in this way, it gives awesome texture to colouring work. 

Tracy Scott - just a quick one from me this week....Polychromo Pencils and PanPastels on kraft card. I love the combination

Now we can't wait to see what you all create. Use the linky below to add your entries. 

Don't forget that the winner from challenge #19 and Top 3 will be announced in next weeks inspiration post so make sure you pop back!!

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  1. Thanks for another fun challenge and for sharing your gorgeous inspirations with us too Karen x

  2. Fabulous inspiration from the team as always - love to play here!
    Alison x

  3. More great inspiration from the Design Team and another wonderful challenge!

  4. Wonderful inspirational goodness from the whole DT! Wow! Thanks for a fantastic challenge! Claudia x

  5. Wonderful samples as always from the DT xx


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