Sunday, 12 January 2014

Playing with Portfolio Pastels


There's been loads going on again this week over at the PA blog. The last surprise was a tag by Helen Chilton, you can see it here. I covered an A4 sheet of copy paper with words and letters.


I ripped the A4 sheet into pieces and stuck them onto an A3 sized piece of card as above.


Chose 4 colours of Portfolio Pastels, red, red-orange, yellow and green and randomly coloured sections.


Then I blended all the colours with my finger.


I cut a section off to make 2 tags and a postcard and removed some of the colour with a baby wipe and a stencil.


Stamped the LP oriental images onto white card, cut them out, added the red and adhered to the background pieces.


Close up of the individual tag.


And the second tag.


And finally the postcard.

16 comments:

Lin said...

these are gorgeous Sam!! such lovely bright colours that really match the images and finished off with fibres!!!

Deborah Wainwright said...

Great tags Sam good colours very vibrant and I love the stamps xx

Helen said...

Oh fab, Sam! Love the starting point on large paper and the end results look wonderful. Great colours.

massofhair said...

A3 card, great idea to make huge bkgrnd & get so many great Tags etc. All are fab:-) x

Darcy UK said...

Beautiful Sam, really great take on the challenge.

Alison said...

Great stamping & gorgeous colours! xxx

isisimaginings.com said...

They're fantastic Sam, I love the colours.

Claire said...

Lovely bright colours Sam - I love how you can remove the colour with these pastels! Great take on Helen's project, Claire x

Deborah said...

Love your Lynne Perrella versions of Helen Chilton's tag.

butterfly said...

Love all the lettering and fab vivid colours - cracking trio of makes, Sam!
Alison x

Lottie said...

Sam this absolutely rocks. What a great idea and even more so to use the paper for backgrounds - brilliant

craftimamma said...

Fabulous Sam! I love the vibrancy of the Portfolios. I know I don't actually need them but I definitely WANT them after seeing what you and the other PATwits have done over the past couple of days. Your copy paper background is brilliant and looks fantastic when ripped and coloured.

Hugs
Lesley Xx

chrissies said...

This technique has made wonderful backgrounds for your tags Sam. Love the colours and stamps you have chosen

Love Chrissie x

Marianne said...

What a great idea and you made some beautiful tags and postcard with it.
I must (try to) remember the ripping and pasting of the words. Looks like fun!
xxx Marianne

hazel said...

Fabulous Sam - a great technique and the colours are lovely.
xxx Hazel.

Sue said...

Gorgeous tags and postcard Sam, this is a great technique isn't it, it's always a surprise how it turns out :-) xx

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