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Monday, 6 February 2012

Pan Pastels Debut

Hi everyone,  it's me back again after another long break.  But hey... my pan pastels arrived on Saturday and I managed to spare some time Sunday to start playing.. and they are lovely to work with.  Thank goodness for Eileen recommending them, I'm personally finding them so much easier than using the brayer.  Although I do still love using TH distress inks.  As Eileen said in her recent postings, they blend beautifully.  This is my first effort so I wouldn't say it's brilliant but I'm quietly pleased with the end result.  I only bought a small number of colours to try them out as they are fairly expensive, but in the card below I've used a mixture of red, orange, green, yellow and blue.  I will hopefully purchase more next pay day  (lol)....  I sprayed with hairspray and also spray and sparkle, although this does not stand out on the photo.  I stamped the flower scene with Sheena Douglas 'a little bit sketchy' stamps in black versafine ink, onto watercolour card, which I then mounted on black & yellow card stock.  Black ribbon and gems from stash to finish off.  Hope you all like it, hope to post another pan pastel offering soon.
luv & cuddles Dee xxx


  1. Dee... I am not surprised you are 'quietly' pleased with this lovely card! its just ..... wonderful! I have recommended these PPs to a few friends and so far, those that have purchased them have turned out some fabulous work first time ...like you have ! I love them! Please go to the PanPastel Challenge blog and enter this card (link on my blog !) I want them to see how talented you are with their product! xxxxxx

  2. This is absolutly breathtaking
    HUGZ Fleur xXx

  3. Just beautiful work there Dee you make them look fab! Shaz in Oz.x

  4. Fabulous card Dee - Pan Pastels are on my wish list and I will probably succumb to them in the very near future

  5. Wow - this is beautiful and a GREAT first go. Eileen has been tempting me with Pan Pastels for AGES, and now you're making me NEED them too! I'm gonna cave xxx