Good morning crafty friends and a big thank you to everyone who entered our last challenge, we'll be announcing the lucky winner and Top 3 next Sunday but today we've got a new challenge for you.
You don't have to use PanPastels to play along and our lucky winner will receive some fabulous crafty goodies from the lovely people at Premium Craft Brands
As always we like to keep the challenge easy and simple for you all so you can all enter so it is
and you have until Sun 31st Jan to enter, just add your entry to Mr Linky - please follow the challenge rules at the top of the page.
So let's see what inspiration we have for you this week...
Nikky....Today I'm sharing a make I made a while back - now I'd love to say I finished this but the truth is it is still in this same, original state! ie about 15% done! To explain, this is one of my colouring pages from the Colour Therapy 1 Collection. I sent this off to a specialist printer online and had it printed off as a GIFREAKINGANTIC A1 poster (this only cost me about £13 which I thought was a bargain)...
AND then I decided to colour it in with my Pan Pastels. I LOVE the result! The paper is heavy but quite shiny and smooth because it's a poster print - I was a little worried the pastel would just dust right off but it seems to love this paper - so vibrant!
I used my Sofftt Tools to colour this - they're just the right size to get in the details with it being a large piece, and enabled me to get some lovely smooth swishes of colour down nicely...to give you some perspective on the size those leaves are about 5 or 6 inches long and the flowers are about 3 or 4 inches wide LOL...
I'd love to say that there was a whole lot of artisticness gone into this but I must confess I just let the paper and the pastel do the work here really... What I really adore about pastels is the ability they just seem to have to mix themselves which makes really unique colours...I'm so lazy I dont really worry about colour contamination because you actually CANT contaminate the pans anyway, so I just work away with one or two tools and just let it happen. It seems to give a real depth to your colour when you work this way.
This poster is so huge I really want it to go on my Living Room wall but I do need to find time to work on it some more yet. If I had space I'd mount it on the wall and have it as a WIP and work on it every time I passed but that is never gonna happen in this shoebox of a house!
* * * * * * * * * *Katie here with a colourful journal page to share. I started off by applying bands of Magenta, Turquoise and red across the page. I then blended them in and added a bit of yellow over the red to create a sunset effect.
I stamped over the page with texture stamps and the new Papermania Geometric set and then sealed the page off with gel medium.
I love how the colours have melted together.
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