Monday, 28 May 2012

Snazzys Design Team Project #1 by Astrid Featuring PanPastels

Hello everyone and welcome to our last week of showcasing the wonderful Pan Pastels. Before starting to show you my project I just want to remind you that if you would like a chance to win some of these pastels, make sure to leave a comment on this post

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 Well, here is what I created:
It is a little holder for all off my pens, that normally just fly around my desk. I started by creating some papers to cover a humble toilet roll and a backing piece and of course I used the pastels to colour them.
I only have 5 of the pastel colours and for this project I used  all 5 of them: Titanium White, Hansa Yellow, Phtalo Blue Shade, Permanent Red Shade  and Sienna Brown Shade.

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I used papers from the Kaisercraft 6.5 x 6.5 Vintage Timeless collection and started by giving the edges a light coating with Burnt Sienna Shade and  then used one of my die cuts as a stencil to give it some definition. As you can see from the photo I cut some slits around the bottom edge to fit it round the toilet roll.. Next I cut a backing  from Kraft Card and covered  it with  another bit of my coloured and stencilled paper. The next step was to cut a base with two of my die cuts out Kraft card. I coloured them with a mix of the Hansa Yellow and the Blue Shade to create green, I then cut a last bit of paper and this time, after covering it with some of the Sienna Brown, stencilled through a cup cake holder (purchased at my local super market). I love how the pastels give beautiful subtle patterns when using them through stencils.

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Finally I created my various embellishments by diecutting them with my dies out of vanilla card stock and colouring them with the pastels. Red and white for the pink flowers, blue and yellow with some white to make it a lighter shade, for the green leaves and the border around the bottom of the toilet roll. As a finishing touch I inked along the edges of the flowers with some Victorian Velvet and Vintage Photo Distress Ink and the edges of the leaves with Pine Needles Distress Ink. The butterfly is a stamp from my stash which I cut out and coloured with Victorian Velvet Distress Ink. I also added a little Diamond Stickles to the flowers to add a bit of sparkle.
Here you can see the finished project with my pens in it.

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20 comments:

Minxy said...

This project ROCKS, it looks beautiful and is useful too, love it x

indybev said...

Your work is always perfection, Astrid. What a beautiful result with a lowly toilet tissue roll! I love working with the pan pastels too. They blend so beautifully, don't they?

indybev said...

Me again. The "this post" link above does not work for me.

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

...this is gorgeous Astrid such a loVely & practical project, gorgeous elements & colours, superb piece...Mel :)

Paula Whittaker said...

do you know what Astrid, this project is just to good for pens...maybe a candle holder as a wedding or Christening gift - love it though!

craftimamma said...

What a beautiful thing to have on your desk Astrid and I agree with Paula, it really would make a lovely candle holder. Love the PPs through the pretty masks and the leafy die cuts up each side are gorgeous. Wonderful project.

Hugs
Lesley XX

Paula (PEP) said...

What a super piece of recycling creativity. Love the way the PP appear through the die-cut masking & the softness of the palette you created/used. The layering for the base is terrific & really focusses the eye.
Paula (PEP)

snazzyoriginal said...

Great project Astrid, love the stencilling through the cup cake holder, so pretty xx

Disco Queen said...

Hi Astrid, Beautiful project. Just wanted to remind everyone to give the toilet roll a quick zap in the microwave, to kill any germs, before using in their crafting.

Ephemera said...

Hi Astrid fantastic project. I can't believe it was a loo roll. It is so beautiful and the stencilling with the pastels is superb. xx

Rita said...

Brilliant project Astrid. I think we all should have one like it on our desks. Enjoy your day. Hugs Rita xx

Netty said...

wow never has a pencil box looked so good. fab work Astrid. xx

Marisa Job said...

This is so creative! Beautifully made Astrid!!! Hugs!

Annie said...

Hi Astrid thank you for sharing your stunning pencil holder. It would also make a lovely gift. TFS Annie :)

Craftychris said...

What a fabulous idea! Its gorgeous xx

Gillian .... said...

Great to see the transformation,what a great gift idea. x

Daniele said...

just loving your pen holder, great vinatge style
hugs

Zuzu's Blog said...

Beautiful work astrid.. I got to "paw" this and other things on my visit.. much much nicer in real life.. (hard to believe as it looks so lovely in the photo.. but its true)

Sandie Edwards said...

Astrid, you creative genius! Gorgeous rustic/vintage looking and useful too!

Neet said...

I love making things so this is right up my street. What a fabulous project showcasing the Pastels and utilising all the other things - diecuts, Distress inks and stamping. Fabulous. Hugs, Neet (thanks) x