Saturday, 15 March 2014

Hello and welcome to our Back to Basics Blog Hop - part II...Awash With Colour!

Joining us on this hop are the lovely ladies from the Pan Pastel UK design team who work with these glorious dry pigment colours on a daily basis. 


We were lucky enough to be given some to play with too - think chalk (without the dust) but creamier and easy to blend, in a host of colours each with four tonal shades; Pan Pastels have had us all ooh and aahing at Scrap365 HQ!

Premium Craft Brands have donated a fantastic set of Donna Downey Pan Pastels for the lucky winner of our Blog Hop prize draw :)



I was so excited to get to play with these fun colour pigments.
We were asked to pick a palette from http://www.design-seeds.com/ and this was the palette I chose


And this is the Art Journal page I created with them

There are so many things you can do with the pan pastels and I wanted to try out a few techniques, art journal pages are a great way to put some new ideas to the test.
My favourite way to use them was to brush them over stamped images/sayings.



If you stamp your image with a versamark ink pad then gently brush on the pan pastels it picks up the details of the stamp beautifully (here my page was a little wrinkled so the stamped image didn't come out perfect) I also used a grid stamp with the same technique.


I took one of the scrap365 wood veneers that have been featured on the blog this week and first embossed a diamond pattern with clear embossing powder then I blended various different colours until I got the shades I was looking for.
For the red patterns I used a stencil and then outlined it with a black marker.
I hope you enjoyed my project and I can certainly recommend an investment in some of these gorgeous Pan Pastels
your next stop is Claire





and here is the list just in case you get lost:

Scrap365 and Ali's post - HERE!
Nikky Hall - http://nikkyhall.com/








Natalie Macdonald - http://njmacs.blogspot.co.uk/

RETURN to Scrap365 to leave a comment for the prize draw :) - http://scrap365.blogspot.com/


26 comments:

  1. Scrumptious work!!! So glad that we got to see it in the end ;) Thank you so much for being a part of the Blog Hop x

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  2. Love the colours trickling down the superb texture you created. Amazing layout!!!

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  3. Just wonderful I love the way the pastel can be picked up by Versamark...so effective x

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  4. Nice to see a journaling page. Quite textured and 3D.

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  5. Wonderful colours and love the end result. Thank you for the inspiration

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  6. What a fun project! Gorgeous colors!

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  7. Hey there Tracee, thankss for sharing your fabulous project, love the colour palette and the endresult. Hugs Terry xxxx

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  8. Great journal page - love the elements and great colours! TFS

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  9. Wonderful! Great colour combination and deceptively simple, until you look into it. This has renewed my wish to try some journalling :-)

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  10. Love the texture and gorgeous colour combo.

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  11. fab colours and what texture it's amazing

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  12. Love it Tracee, so many wonderful layers to your journal page.
    Lovely to meet you.
    Hugs
    Tracy xxx

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  13. LOVE this Tracee! so different from what I've come to recognize as "you" but oh so cool! just look at that multi-layered subtle background work, you rock!! xoxo

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  15. Tracee your Journal page is stunning. Love the colour palette and the texture which shows beautifully xxx

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  16. gorgeous texture and such lovely colours too, love it!
    Claire xx

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  17. This page is stunning! You really made those colors work :)

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  18. this is amazing - love these colours xx

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  19. Love it, very inspiring, fab use of colour! Thank you for doing this, for the inspiration and the hop! Karen P x

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  20. Gorgeous work! Such happy colors and your techniques are a great way to experiment. Really enjoying this hop!

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  21. Just awesome!!! Don't know how you do this but it looks great!!

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  22. Lovely page. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  23. great page love the way it is blended xx

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Thankyou for your lovely comments