16 March 2013

Trying It Out - FAST!!

Hi everyone. Bit of a quicky today. I'm trying to beat the deadline for the latest Pan Pastel UK challenge -Something Girly. Having been given a trial set of Pan Pastels by the wonderful Brenda Brown I have been considering how to use them best. Yesterday you would have found me creating something with a sewing theme using both the Black and Burnt Sienna (not girly colours) from the set. This morning I had a change of heart - it looks way to grungy and not so girly so it will have to wait for it's moment in the spotlight for an appropriate time. So here's something I've rustled up in the past couple of hours (in between other Saturday morning stuff...)


Still not sure if this is girly/feminine enough, but as I say the colours were rather limiting.


So, the recipe - Brenda inspired me to mix PP with Pearlescent Cosmic Shimmer Powder and water for a light and shimmery background. Next, a Prima mask with a combo of white gesso and White Crackle Paint brushed through it.


Next I stamped with foliage and corners with Sepia and Coffee Archival Inks. Another Crafters Workshop was used with white texture paste to add the branches/birds. The butterfly was also stamped, and then a vellum layer was created using Versamark rubbed over with the same PP.


The edges and crackles were shadowed with more of the same PP (it's great if you get too heavy handed as you can go over it with a rubber!!) Finally the simple sentiment was stamped with WOW Copper pearl embossing powder as it is so fine and easy to control.


So there you have it. My first posted play with Pan Pastels. As such I am also entering this into the Sunday Stamper challenge - You Make Me Feel Brand New. And now I'm away to get this posted/linked asap. Hope you all get to play with new goodies and have a wonderful weekend. Hugs, Jenny x

PS. In my haste to get this published I forgot to say I wanted to add it to the Country View Crafts challenge - Pick and Mix. It's a brand new challenge and has a fabulous DT.

32 comments:

  1. This is a stunning piece of shabby chicness Jenny and love all those textured effects.
    I think any girl would be thrilled to receive it too.
    Hugs, Fliss xx

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  2. Wow! Something fast ... it would take me forever to put this together ... and it is terrific. Love the texture and the colours are girly enough for me :) Thanks for sharing all the techniques used too. Elizabeth xx

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  3. So pretty... love the texture foliage and stamped plants, and the painty background is gorgeous! I won a trial pack of PPs, and they're slightly scarily red and yellow, so I haven't been brave enough to play yet!!
    Alison x

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  4. This is lovely Jenny, so much texture - gorgeous.
    Happy weekend
    Rosie x

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  5. For sure it's vintage girly Jenny! Love this look!

    nice weekend, Alie :-)

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  6. OMG, this is absolutely fabulous, I LOVE IT big time!!!! Perfect placements of all the elements, stunning all round, I so love those stamps and you have used them to perfection!!! To be honest I am not a huge fan of the PP (I have 5 colours received as part of a DT pack about a year ago), and after creating my DT pieces they have been gathering dust ever since, but I think you have just inspired me to give them another try because I absolutely ADORE what you did here!!!

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  7. Your weekend certainly started well with this lovely card using your new Pan Pastels - love it especially the textured effect with the masking and the colouring is delicate. We've had thunder, lightning and hail so far today, hope the rest of your weekend is good.

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  8. Oh, how beautiful is this! Like Astrid, I'm not a big fan of Pan Pastels (I only have rusty colours for doing, well, rust effects) but I admire immensely what can be achieved in skilled hands. Just stunning, Jenny. xxx Keren

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  9. Love the texture and the colours and it's girly enough for me :)
    Von ☺

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  10. Wow, this is fabulous Jenny. I must give this a try. Thank-You for sharing with us. Have a Good Week-End. Hugs Rita xx

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  11. I love this Jenny.....amazing texture and I love the colours.....it is certainly very feminine. Beautiful stamps and I love the butterfly.

    Crafty Hugs

    Annie x

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  12. Gorgeous colors and the paint lines give it great texture with the embossing. The stamped images are soft and elegant. You toned the colors perfectly and I love it.
    Hugs Kelly

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  13. Fabulous card Jenny, love the texture you've created and the muted colours. Sue C x

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  14. WOW, and double WOW, Jenny I LOVE this card, love all the textures and the colours are fantastic, STUNNING.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

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  15. Hello Ermintrude *ducks to avoid slap ROFL* Jenny... this is... AMAZING... I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE it... more than I love Cheesy Chester Cheeto's which is... very lots!!! Thanks for joining in with the Sunday Stamper x

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  16. An absolutely stunning shabby chic piece Jenny, loving the muted colours and the gorgeous butterfly. I love thi. PPs are so wonderful to work with I think..... Hugs, Annex

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  17. Beautiful card Buttons and am loving the gorgeous butterfly. Hugs Annette x

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  18. Beautiful card and great effect with the branch and texture! =)
    Hugs, Elenor

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  19. Jenny this is just superb, what an incredible piece of shabby chic beauty. Thanks for including me in your post, I cannot imagine how I inspired your work, you are one very creative lady and an inspiration to others. Thanks for linking to both PanPastel UK and Country View Challenges.
    hugs {brenda} x0x

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  20. What a gorgeous card! I love the neutrals and soft color! Beautiful natural feel!

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  21. This is very beautiful any 'girlie' would love to receive it I'm sure.

    Love the work with the gesso mix and the colours.

    Best wishes Chrissie xx

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  22. Gorgeous card Buttons.. Stunning work, I love the colours & texture.. It's girly in my eyes.. Those pan pastels & shimmer powder look fabulous! Hugs May x x x

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  23. I would call it a quite adultish girlie card, Jenny *lol

    Love the dimensional paste effect and the colours!! Absolutely beautiful!

    Hugs,
    Claudia x

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  24. Ohh Jenny, love this pretty card! So much texture! The butterfly is also stunning! Fabulous! Hugs, Sandra

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  25. Stunning artistry here Jenny! Love how you have set the scene and placement of elements. Would love to touch this to feel its dimension. It's absolutely beautiful and well done to you in your first PP venture. Nicola x

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  26. It's beautiful Jenny and I think the colours are perfect for a girly card, beautifully soft and pretty. Chris x

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  27. This is gorgeous Jenny, love the texture and the crackles. You'll soon be addicted to the PP's :-) xx

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  28. love all the texture- so yummy :-) Debi x

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  29. Oooh its lovely - I haven't got any pan pastels so have never tried them - have only just discovered (on Friday) crackle paint through a stencil too! (how behind the times am I!) - doesn't it give a great texture. Have a great week.

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  30. Love the painty, chalky looking background. The soft, gentle colours make it really feminine so I think you've nailed it! Sorry to be a bit slow with comments - I'm getting there! Have a good week.
    Hugs, Juliaxxx

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  31. Your piece has great texture and lovely vintage tones x

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Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving your comments - they are really appreciated. Jenny xxx

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