Sunday, 14 April 2013

pan pastels and clarity stamp

This is one of the cards made today at Moira's - original design by Janet (and using her pastels and stamp!)
Janet is a firm devotee of pan pastels, and is working very hard on trying to convert me............I do have to admit that they do blend beautifully, and are far less messy than my old (virtually untouched) pastels - the price makes me reel with horror though!
The pastel background was on white linen-finish card, sprayed with fixative before stamping the Clarity stamp of cherry blossom  using versamark and Crafty Notions black/silver EP - a new brand to me in EP, and a very nice black. The blossoms were painted using a Stampin up craft white re-inker and a waterbrush - will try to find the link to this technique later.
Butterflies were cut using Spellbinders dies, with brads to hold them together and onto the card. Matted onto black  card, then onto A5 white pearlescent base card .
The second card needs to be photographed, once I have replaced the batteries in my camera - to be honest, this one would have been better photographed............


  1. This card is gorgeous, I love the colours and the cherry blossom. Hope the party went well, was there jelly?

  2. A beautiful card. Like so many colouring mediums, I always want a range of colours, and as you say the price of PPs is a bit off-putting. iI have a few so I should try to use them more. The contrast of the image over the background works so well. Kate x

  3. Beautiful card,I love the shaded background (still haven't tried PP yet)and the cherry blossom looks great stamped on top and the butterflies are gorgeous.
    Jean x

  4. I was so eager to get to work with PanPastels - then did a workshop at a show & hated them! One of the best spent £10 I've ever spent for it saved me hundreds -literally - with the price that the Pans are. Nevertheless your card is delightful & I love the results I see others producing - I just cringe at touching them.
    Paula (PEP)
    PS - I must be very strange indeed!

  5. Lovely colours chosen for this pretty card - great butterfly dies too - very tempting!! I'm with you on the price of PPs and haven't succumbed ... yet.


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