Sunday, 1 April 2012

Pan Pastel Cards


A new challenge blog called unruly paperarts has launched today and they are asking for sponging spectacular. I am unsure if these cards will qualify, as I did use a sponge but I'm not sure if you have to use ink as it says 'start applying soft inky goodness'.  So I'm entering these cards as I've used a sponge to apply the pan pastels. If it's not right, I'm sure someone will let me know.

I had a purple and blue moment with my pan pastels.  Both images are stamped in versa mark and coloured with pan pastels.  The background is stamped in picket fence distress stain on the top card and the happy birthday in dusty concord.


After I'd used the pan pastels I inked up the same image with picket fence distress stain and stamped over it again but slightly below the original to give it a faded look, this is why the image looks blurred, but it's not really. Looks much better IRL!!!  The background paper is from a piece I made ages ago.

11 comments:

...the yorkshire fox... said...

...firstly the top card, I just loVe the whole effect you've achieved here and the black & white background is awesome...and secondly, a loVely image of best friends fading into the distance you've captured it beautiful Sam...great cards...Melx :)

Cath Wilson said...

Ooh, chalk popping - haven't done that in a long, long time, lol - looks good, Sam. Is that paper or a stamped b/g? Looks good - I love black and white!

Alison said...

Both are gorgeous Sam...love those inky backgrounds! xox

Sid said...

The image is so very subtle !! Lovely !

Shar said...

Very pretty! Love the soft effect! Thanks for questing with us at UPA!

Don't forget to come back and vote for your favorite entry on the 16th!

Neet said...

I can vouch for how these look as I am in receipt of the second one - a belated birthday card. Not too late to get in on my video though.
Hard to imagine it could look better than this photo but I have the real life one and it is truly fabulous.
I love this card and now want some of those Pan Pastels so I can do this technique.
Hugs, Neet xx

Dallying Debz said...

I think it counts! Both cards are lovely.

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Two wonderful creation, love the soft colors.

Brenda Brown said...

These are fabulous Sam, gorgeous images and designs. A brilliant contribution to the Unruly RAQ, thanks for playing along and thanks also for sharing them at PanPastel UK this week.
hugs {brenda} xox

PetraB said...

Wonderful cards, love the soft colours.

Laura said...

Love the soft effect you have achieved which works so well with the images you have chosen. Thanks for joining us at UPA

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