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.