Wednesday, 30 May 2012

Design Team Project # 2 by Astrid

Featuring Pan Pastels, Kaisercraft Vintage Timeless, Prima Almanac, Darkroom Door Music Collection
Hello everyone and welcome to our blog. Hope you have enjoyed all of our projects using Pan Pastels so far.
For my second project I decided to make a card.

I used only three of my  Panpastel colours: Permanent Red Shade, Burnt Sienna Shade and Titanium White.
I started by taking a small piece of craft card and stamped one of the stamps from the Darkroom Door Music Collection in Versamark Ink and dusted Titanium White Panpastel over it with the soft tool. I then over stamped in Archival Ink Coffee. Because I wanted the central part of the stamp to stand out more, I stamped the stamp again but this time onto white card, cut it out and adhered it over my original stamped image. I still wanted a bigger contrast between the whole image and the craft card and outlines it with a Vintage Photo Distressmarker. To be honest, I did not like the effect of the distress marker on the kraftcard as it soaked in too quickly and left rather hard lines....

I oulined the edge with a gold Krylon pen and then layered it onto several pieces of my chosen papers which I had edged with some more of the Sienna Panpastel first. I then cut several die cuts to embellish my card out of white cardstock and coloured them again with the Sienna Panpastel. I just love the soft dusty look this creates. For the rose I did the same but dusted with a mix of Permanent Red Shade, Sienna Shade and lots of Titanium White to create a dusty red colour and darkened the edges just a little bit with Vintage Photo Distress Ink

For the final touches I added some matching ribbon from my stash and a butterfly from the Prima Almanac Collection Papers and added a little bit of Stickles Diamond to the rose.

I love how the different Panpastel colours blend so easily with each other and by adding a bit more from one colour or another, you can match just perfectly with various paper collections.

On Friday I will show you how just 5 colours of the pan pastels can be mixed to create a colourful background and can be used almost like paints! Hope you'll come by to take another look.

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


 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.


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.


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.


Thursday, 24 May 2012

DT Project #2 by Minxy : Featuring:

Pan Pastels
It's me again.. 
As promised i'm here with another project
But instead of a load of words and pictures i've done a utube.. So
Sit Back
and Enjoy x

The size of the canvas I used was 9" x 12".
Any questions please feel free to ask in the comments and i'll do my best to help x
Oh and don't forget one lucky person could win some pan pastels just by leaving a comment HERE
Stay Inky

Monday, 21 May 2012

DT Project #1 by Minxy : Featuring

Pan Pastels
Sam Poole Vintage Photography Stamps
Howdy snazzy folks, my time is finally here to share the first of my projects,
To say I was excited when I heard we were getting pan pastels to play with was an understatement,  Yes I know I already had a few but one can never have too many in my opinion, I LOVE THEM
If you've not tried them all I can say is YOU NEED THEM!! lol
So onto my card...
I started with a piece of plain white card, and I randomly stamped the film strip in versamark ink, I then used a sofft tool to apply black pan pastel to the inked areas, I found that some of the black also transferred to the background but I wanted that effect so it was fine, I also added some burnt sienna to the background without fear that the film strips would change colour as the ink had already grabbed the black.
Next I stamped the photographer and the frame with sentiment onto encaustic art card with versamark ink,
 I used more burnt sienna pan pastel on the guy and after cutting him out edged him with some vintage photo distress ink. I used raw umber on the frame and words. Because I used encaustic card which has a super smooth finish the pan pastel only stuck to the ink and not the background.
Then it was just a case of cutting out and arranging it all together with some added touches in the form of some idea-ology film strip and a couple of friendly plastic cameras that I made myself using a hand made mould.
I hope you have enjoyed my first offering, and try the whole versamark stamping technique, it's a lot of fun.
I'll be back later in the week with my second project and a new UTube vid to match.
See you then
Stay Inky

Friday, 18 May 2012

Snazzy DT Project # 3 Featuring Pan Pastels (By Lesley)

Hi Everyone,

This is my final project for this month and I have to say I've had a great time playing with the lovely Pan Pastels.  I hope I get time to continue experimenting with them because I'm sure there's lots more for me to discover.

Before I show details of my project, just a little reminder in case you haven't already done so, go leave a comment HERE to be in the draw to win a set of these gorgeous Pan Pastels.

Now on  to my final project and this time I decided to make a card combining the Pan Pastels with the quirky Dylusions stamps.

I started by covering the whole surface with Paynes Grey Tint followed by a very light layer of Paynes Grey.  I then stamped the various leaf and flower images from Around the Edge and How Does Your Garden Grow (Dylusions) with Versamark ink and patted the Pan Pastel colours I wanted lightly over the images using the Sofft Tools.  I used a mixture of Chromium Oxide Green Tint and Shade and Paynes Grey.  I then coloured the flowers and some of the leaves along the bottom with Distress Markers.

I stamped Doolally Doris (Dylusions) onto separate card with Versamark, patted Pan Pastels in various colours over the stamped image and then coloured the image with the pastels using the Sofft Tools. I cut Doris out and gave her a coat of glaze by patting it over the surface with Cut n Dry foam.  I then coloured a piece of card with Violet Tint pastel and stamped the quote from The Right Words (Dylusions) with black Archival ink and cut the sections out before mounting them onto the card with 3D foam.

I stamped the wings onto a sandwich of fusible fibres and film, and then mounted Doris onto the card with 3D foam pads .......... and there you have it!

I hope you've enjoyed my projects this week and we still have Minxy and Astrid's designs to look foward to yet.  I can't wait!

Have a good weekend everyone!

Lesley  Xx

Wednesday, 16 May 2012

Snazzy DT project #2 using Pan Pastels (posted by Lesley)

Hi Again Everyone,

Time for my second project for this week showcasing the fab Pan Pastels.  I said on Monday how much I've enjoyed using these pans of beautiful colour and so when I went to a show last week where our lovely bosses were exhibiting I just had to add a few more colours to my collection.  I limited myself to 5 but it was really difficult because the colours are so gorgeous.  I shall have  to make myself keep using them so I can justify buying some more lol!  In case you don't want to read all my waffle, lol, if you want to be in with a chance of winning a set of Pan Pastels in the monthly prize draw you need to leave a comment HERE.

Today I have a tag to show you on which I had a go at building up layers using masks and stamping.

I started off by covering the whole tag with Paynes Grey Tint and Turquoise Tint and then placed a diamond mask and honeycomb mask randomly over the tag and sponged Versamark ink through them.  I removed the masks then patted Paynes Grey onto the Versamark.  I then did exactly the same using sequin waste but I used Turquoise Shade in some areas and Paynes Grey in others.

Over the top portion of the tag I used Versamark Ink to stamp a leaf spray from Hero Arts Delicate Leaf Clusters clear stamp set and then patted Turquoise Shade Pan Pastel over the top.  I then stamped the quote which is from a Chocolate Baroque set called Artistic Affirmations (which I think Snazzys can supply) using black Archival Ink.  Over the bottom half of the tag I used the damask border from the Kaisercraft Velvet Ensemble clear stamp set to create a background using Versamark ink with Turquoise Tint patted over it.  Next I coloured some Tim Holtz Tissue Tape with Paynes Grey and Turquoise Shade Pan Pastels before ruffling it onto my tag.

The leaves are stamped onto Grungepaper, cut out and coloured with Barn Door Distress Ink.  I cut the flourishes and the little bird cage from tan card and distressed and stamped all the pieces with a script stamp using Vintage Photo Distress Ink and I added a little Rock Candy Crackle to the birdcage too.  I coloured the little bird with Black Soot and Barn Door Distress Inks and the larger bird was covered with Guilding Flakes.  I edged the larger bird with a black Sharpie pen to give him a bit of definition.  Finally I added the three teeny vellum roses which I rescued from an old project, ribbon and some beads and a pin.

That's it from me for today.  I'll be back at the end of the week with my final project for this month.  Have a good day folks.

Lesley  xx

Monday, 14 May 2012

Snazzy DT project # 1 featuring Pan Pastels (by Lesley)

Hello Everyone,
Wow, don't the months just whiz by ............. especially when you're having fun as I've been doing this month learning how to use a product which is completely new to me.  I will own up now, I have never used pastels of any kind in my life before now and think I've probably started on the pastel 'learning curve' with the best there is.  These pans of colour are absolutely gorgeous and you can create a blended background very quickly or you can spend as long as you want either building layers or colouring an image.  I'm sure there is lots more for me to discover using the Pan Pastels but at least anyone who has never used them before can see that a complete beginner can achieve lovely results quite easily.

For my first project I wanted to try the pastels on something other than card so I decided to decorate a textured tile I'd had in my stash for quite some time.  

I laid down rough bands of colour more or less diagonally across the tile starting with Red Iron Oxide Shade followed by the Tint, then Chromium Oxide Green Shade followed by Tint and finally Turquoise Tint followed by Shade.  Believe it or not it we were having a period of brilliant sunshine when I took my photos and no matter how I tried it kept bleaching the colour from the lightest colours.  I had wanted them quite subtle but not invisible, lol!  I then placed a honeycomb mask over random areas and added more of the base colours.  I really liked the way the rough texture of the tile grabbed the colour more on the peaks.  I did a little more masking with a piece of sequin waste.

I then stamped a border onto tissue paper using the bare stem stamp from Studio 490 Make Mine Mini Art and adhered this to the tile with matte Multi Medium.  Next I stamped a flower with stem and leaves from the same Studio 490 set onto Grungepaper three times using Onyx Black Archival ink.  I stamped the same flower (without inking the stem and leaves) several more times onto the Grungepaper and then cut all of them out.  I coloured all of the flowers with Distress Markers which, I have found, blend quite well on Grungepapers.  When they were dry I curled all the flower petals before adhering them to the tile.

I then stamped several of the little butterflies from Studio 490 Make Mine Mini Art and one large butterfly from Nature's Art, cut them all out and coloured them with Pan Pastels Violet Tint and Shade before curling their wings.  I adhered these to the tile and finally added some Ideology little safety pins and a metal leaf to the butterfly bodies.  Finally, as I don't have any proper sealer I gave the whole project a decent spray with a cheap hairspray which seemed to work just fine.

I thoroughly enjoyed making this project and found it extremely easy to cover the background. I was also pleasantly surprised at how well the Pan Pastels worked on the Grungepaper too.

I'll be back again in a couple of days with another Pan Pastel project so hope you call back for a look.  In the meantime, don't forget, if you haven't already done so, leave a comment on HERE this month to have a chance of picking you to win a set of these lovely pastels.

Lesley  Xx

Friday, 11 May 2012

Snazzy DT Project #3

 Hello everyone, I'm back with another quick & simple make using PanPastels. I started out by applying Magenta PanPastels to a 6x6 Kraft card. I then stamped the Kaisercraft Bird Cage Stamp using Versamark, then adding another layer of Magenta PP. I then overstamped the Bird Cage stamp using Archival Ink (Jet Black). The stars & script images are from 7Gypsies Lile Collection, the border along the bottom of the card which was again stamped with Versamark, then appling Magenta PP over the top is from Kaisercraft Duchess Collection. The flowers & ribbon have been edged with Yellow Ochre & Magenta as has the wooden butterfly embellishment from Kaisercraft.

That's it from me, can't wait to see what Lesley has instore for us next week using PanPastels.

Wednesday, 9 May 2012

Snazzy DT Project #2 Featuring Panpastels

 Good morning everyone .... today I'm back with a simple and quick project using the oh so versatile PanPastels. All stamps & stencils are from the Dylusions range which are available at Snazzy's. I wanted to try an re-create the bold colours that you associate with Dyan's products that would normally be achieved using the Dylusion Inks. I started out by applying Violet PanPastels to a manilla tag. I then sponged Bright Yellow Green PanPastels through the Luscious Leaves 5x8 stencil. I then sponged Violet Shade PanPastels through the Dotted Flowers 5x8 stencil & Black PanPastels through the Number Jumble 5x8 stencil. Other PanPastel colour used is Permanent Red.

Again Permanent Red PanPastels sponged through the Dotted Flowers stencil and then highlighted with a Black Pitt Pen. I have also used a white Gelly Roll pen to highlight certain areas of the Dylusions Stamps (Doodle Parts & Say What You Mean).

I will be back on Friday with my final project of this month incorporating PanPastels. TFL x

Monday, 7 May 2012

Snazzy DT Project Featuring PanPastels ....

Good morning everyone, Gillian here with the 1st of our May projects featuring PanPastels. If you haven't worked with PanPastels before here is a little introductory to them .... 

"PanPastels are a professional grade soft pastel colours packed into a unique pan format, so they can be mixed and applied like paint. All 80 Panpastel colours are made using a unique manufacturing process requiring minimal binders and fillers, resulting in rich, ultra soft and low dust formulations".

To see how versatile and easy they are to use, click HERE and you can watch the following videos.

All 80 PanPastels Colours are divided into the following - 20 Pure Tones (which all end with the number 5), 20 Tints, 20 Shades, 20 Extra Dark Shade. PanPastels also have their own "Tools & Applicators" - click HERE to see the full range which are all available at Snazzy's. 

For my 1st project I started out by applying Yellow Ochre to the Large Creative Covers Art Part set, I then used Versamark using the following stamps from the Studio 490 range - It's More Flower Art, The Essence Of Art & Mechanical Art. 

This wooden flourish is from Kaisercraft, I applied Red Oxide Shade PanPastel then dipped it several times into UTEE, heating & reapplying inbetween layers.

I used Yellow Ochre & Turquoise Shade for the inside of the Journal, again using Versamark to stamp the background image from the "It's More Flower Art Set".

 I used Titanium White & Red Oxide Shade to colour this gent who is from the "Guys,Gals & Phones Art Part Set". The co-ordinating stamp is from "Call It Art"
On the back, again I have created multiple layers using the above PanPastel colours. The flourishes are from the "Corners & Flourishes Art Part Set"

 Be sure to drop by and leave a comment as one lucky person will be chosen by Random.Org at the end of the month winning a set of three PanPastel colours of their choice.

Now onto the winner of our "Spring Challenge" .... Random.Org has chosen

#2 which corresponds to Sarah .... please email me to claim your prize. A big thank you to everyone who entered our challenge.

Our Top Three favourites are in no particular order .... Julia, Judith & Paula .... Ladies please feel free to display our Top 3 Winners Blinkie on your blogs which can be found at the top left of the DT blog.

I will be back later in the week with some more projects featuring PanPastels.