Monday, 27 August 2012

Earth, Wind & Fire


Over at PanPastelUK this week I was a bit stumped by their challenge theme of earth, wind and fire, but after reading the exp and looking at the fantastic DT projects it all became clear.

The background is melted wax crayon applied with a travel iron over glossy card stock.  I stamped the grass in black stazon and some clouds in the sky with white eco-friendly paint.  I've been looking for a good white ink pad, but haven't found one yet!!  The tree is a TH die cut painted and stamped.  And finally as it is a pan pastel challenge I had to use some somewhere so I die cut a circle, coloured it with orange (280.5) to make a sun.

So my earth is the grass and the tree, my wind is the sky and the clouds and my fire is my orange sun.

15 comments:

downrightcrafty said...

loving this the texture and depth is great, by the way there is another challenge on at the moment which states must use pan pastels, check out feline to find it - cannot remember which one it was sorry
hugs Kate x

GinaA said...

Your landscape is outstanding. I have seen this technique when I have been to shows but never tried it myself. a Fab project.

MadisonLee said...

The painting is an amazing one.Really loved the texture o it.

hazel said...

A fabulous piece Sam, I love the background.
xxx Hazel.

Deborah said...

I love your Boogie Wonderland(scape) Sam (Earth, Wind and Fire - geddit? lol) The wax crayon background is seriously cool.

Lottie said...

Well this is brilliant - like a painting. I did the melting crayons stuck onto a canvas - 'thing' ages ago - my grandson was impressed - but I wasn't. Yours is a proper work of art!

Brenda Brown said...

A fabulous interpretation Sam, love the scene and effects you have achieved. Thanks for creating this for PanPastel UK this week.
Hugs Brenda xox

Buttons said...

You've really had to dig deep and be inventive by the sound of it and it has worked so well Sam. What a versatile crafter you are. Hugs, Buttons x

Marianne said...

Great scenery! Lovely texture. Thanks for the explanation! Hugs, Marianne

Alison said...

Brilliant!!! xxx

Crafty_Fairie said...

Super take on this weeks theme over at PanPastel uk.

Kerry DT Leader

chrissies said...

Great the mixtures you used to create this Sam and it all works so well.

Love Chrissie xx

Julia S-W said...

Wow, how artistic is that!! I've never heard of that technique AND you didn't forget the pastels!! Really impressed, I would have given up I think! (the vellum is not working for me and time is running out - it would be the first one I've missed :(
Juliaxx

Claire said...

Wow fab take on our challenge this week, love it! Thanks for joining us at PanPastel UK this week
Claire xx

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Wow! What a brilliant scene you have created, perfect for our theme, love the effect of the melted crayons. Thank you for joining in with the PanPastel challenge blog
Lindsay xx

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