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Saturday, 9 November 2013

Pan Pastels...

in metal shades.

Yep, there are now 6 metallic colours that have been added to the range of shades - four golden shades and two silvery ones.

Now these have been in the shops for a good few weeks but today was the first time that I got to play with them. Andy (Pinnacle Crafts) held a half-day workshop where he demonstrated a variety of techniques and then we were allowed to play.

Starting with an embossed square of black CS and...
 ...a die-cut sentiment (this was from the Tonic Christmas set 1). The CS was completely covered with Versamark before the Pan Pastels were dabbed all over...
 ...I went with Silver/Light Gold/Copper...
 ...on both items. Both pieces were sealed by spraying with Spray and Sparkle in gold.
The base card was created from white CS...
 ...then gold miri card and glitter vellum covered pearl CS were used to matt & layer.
Some holly branches were cut from gold miri card...
...and the sentiment was cut in gold miri to create a drop-shadow for the coloured sentiment.
As you can see here...
...the embossed panel and the sentiment have been raised up using 3D foam...
...and this was the finished piece.

Of course, a few new toys jumped into my shopping basket before I came home but I was very good LOL - I only bought 3 of the 6 metallic Pan Pastels (I went with the three I used today) as I can always get the others at Members weekend.

It was a lovely way to try out these new Pan Pastels as they do behave a bit differently from the normal ones. Thank you Andy for providing lots of ideas and letting us play. I really enjoyed myself and am very pleased with my finished card. It also goes to show that you don't have to have pictures on a card...a bit of texture, colour and a sentiment and you are well away...........................................

7 comments:

Stef H said...

good golly girl! this is "to-die-for" gorgeous! holy crap!!!! i love it!

i'm NOT looking forward to winter! hang in there sunshine!

hugs :)

Claireliz said...

Oh fantastic card Toni.
C xx

Paula - Buenos Aires said...

Gorgeous! The effect of the metals is fabulous! Absolutely amazing card.

Weasel said...

Oh my - now thats stunning!

Sandra said...

WOW, that is truly gorgeous

Nicecrane Designs said...

I love thisgold Card tony, Absolutely a Play of Art,,,,my friend,,,,,you are so creeative...

Angelnorth said...

Beautiful rich look with the Pan Pastels! I know it's a while ago now but do you happen to know what folder was used to emboss the cardstock (assuming it was a folder)?