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Sunday, 6 May 2012

I have fallen in love with something crafty!!!!

Yes, as my title tells you I have fallen in love with something crafty.  I recently was lucky enough to win a Pan Pastel Challenge and the prize was one of their starter kits.  I managed to get some time to play with these yesterday.  

I like to colour using watercolours or my Promarkers but don't want such a severe background and usually resort to my chalks.  I do struggle with these getting the coverage I want, whether I use cotton buds, make-up sponges folded over or the special tool with chalks.  I also struggle because of the lack of proper movement in my hands.  The kit came with a large sponge, smaller sponge and a tool with smaller attachments for more precise work.  I started off with the bright yellow with the large sponge and I have to admit trying it out on a scrap piece of card before my actual card but I need not have worried.  The coverage was brilliant, the colour was fantastic and there were no horrible patches like you get with chalks.  I then used the tool and attachment to edge the card with the red.  The pigment of both the red and yellow is outstanding.  All I would say is that I would certainly recommend these Pan Pastels and my recommendation is that I would LOVE all of the colours.  Fantastic.
Over at the Pan Pastel Challenge the topic is "anything goes" so I had to enter my first card made with my Pan Pastels.  My card is made from a piece of bunting that was on offer in Joanna Sheen's shop this week.  I thought they'd make an unusual shaped card and this it has.  I said I coloured the card with Pan Pastels and added some paper from a freebie from a magazine.  The image is a Papermania Pampered Pets which I have coloured with Promarkers.  I used my chalks to add some ground/dirt underneath the job but you can see I got a scratchy effect with the chalks.  It didn't matter on this occasion but this is where the pan pastel would have been better.  I die-cut the image and edged with the red pan pastel.  The card has been finished off with a Craftwork Cards sentiment, card candy, ribbon, flowers cut from another backing paper from the magazine and some Papermania Glitterations.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Joanna Sheen - Flower power
Hooked on Crafts - Flowers
Crazy Boots - Yellow
Unique Crafter's Monthly - Ribbon and fibres
Pixie Dust - Flowers
Sweet Stampin' - 4 legged friends
Pan Pastel - Anything goes
Crafty Emma - Shape it up
Creative Inspirations - Animal antics


mixamatoasties said...

Great card. Love the shape.

Thanks for joining in at Sweet Stampin' this week.

Susan x

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Wow! This is so sweet, I love the image and it certainly looks like you have got the hang of your PanPastels. Aren't they just brilliant, I have to say I love mine, the coverage is fantastic and they are so versatile you can use them in so many ways (they work great on fabric and ribbons too). So glad to hear that you are enjoying them and thank you for joining in with the PanPastel challenge blog
Lindsay xx

coldwaters2 said...

Oh Kym I am in love with this little cutie you have coloured him beautifully, I love the card shape and the design, super colours.
Lorraine x

Dee's Craft Room said...

I get the impression that you liked you new Pan Pastels! Such a cute little image and I love your unusual shaped card.

Thank you for sharing your card with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.


Anonymous said...

How fun that you found something that you love so:)
The card is just darling and I love warmth you got with the pan pastels.

Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week.

Love Mickaela

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Gorgeous creation, just love the shape & the image is fab!
I also won over at Panpastels the other week, but haven't had time to play....will have to find time now lol!

Thank you for sharing with us at CES Challenge this week, good luck!
Hugs Shell xx

Fiona said...

fabby card..

Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin this week.


Debbie said...

A gorgeous image, shape and colour. Thank you for showing us all at ~Sweet Stampin'~ this week. Good luck. Debbiexx

Sandie Edwards said...

Such a delightful image and card! Lovely to have you participate in the Joanna Sheen Challenge this fortnight.

Tracey T said...

A fabulous card - your colouring is fantastic and I love the wee dog's coat! Thank you for playing at Sweet Stampin' this week. Tracey x

Mona Evy said...

Gorgeous card! Thank you for joining us at Creative Inspirations Wedensdays Challenge.

Shanna Shands said...

Great shape for a card. I love the color scheme and your flowers you created. Great job and thanks for playing along with Unique Crafter.

Kelly said...

Beautiful creation!
Thanks for joining us at Hooked On Craft Challenges.
Hugs, Kelly xxx