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Tuesday, 6 March 2012

Another Pan Pastel delight

Hi everyone,

I've been experimenting again with the pan pastels, but this time with a mixture of three stamps, Lavinia and Clarity stamps, plus an Artemio butterfly stamp that I've had ages but not used for a while, even though it's gorgeous.  I love Barbara Gray's swirl stamp, it can be used in so many different ways, and I think the Dandelion is one of my favourite of Tracey's stamps.

I've blended the background with various colours first and then used Archival black ink to stamp the swirl and butterflies on the background, plus the dandelions across the bottom.  Some ribbon and a flower from stash, also a round sentiment.  Quite a simple card to produce for a work colleagues birthday recently, just takes me a long time to decide on the design, longer than making the card actually...  Sometimes my brain switches off after a day at work.  Hope you like it, and I'm so glad Eileen promoted the pan pastels on her blog as they are so easy to use and blend with.  See you soon.  hugs Dee xxx


  1. You are fair cracking on with those pan pastels. I have some but not really delved yet! You certainly make it look easy with such a nice finish.

  2. I am so pleased you are enjoying the panPastels Dee .... such super results as well. love this card , lovely colours and a super design . Keep 'em coming lol

    Eileen xx

  3. Dee.. your word verification is on ... you may find this puts people off leaving you a comment .... X

  4. Beautiful cards Dee, someone else into the PanPastels. I really must give these a try, you are all producing such impressive work. Jools. xx

  5. Thanks everyone for your lovlely comments, I must admit I wish I had more time to play with them. Can anyone advise how I turn the annoying verification off please? Thanks Dee xxx