Sunday, 20 January 2013

Slushy Sunday


No more snow here at the Purple Palace since the main snowfall of Friday. In fact we had a bit of a thaw yesterday - not much though as it never got above 1°c all day! Just enough to clear the centre of the road (with the help of traffic) but leaving the gutters and pavements full of nasty brown SLUSH!! Mmmmm

Nothing for it but to stay in and craft, if you ask me!!!

So, over on the Pan Pastels blog the new challenge theme, launched this morning, is: NATURE. It's a great opportunity to try to win some pan pastels although you don't HAVE to use them on your nature project. I was very tempted as I DO have a couple of rather lush colours of PP's but wanted to have yet another go at a rather fab technique in glorious colours .... but using several "nature related" images ...... and here it is:-

Materials used:
  • White, 300 gsm, deckle edged C6 card and matching sized envelope
  • 9 x 12 cm black card panel - it was an appropriately sized off cut - a happy accident!
  • 8½ x 11½ cm white card panel ....
  • Distress Inks (applied with cosmetic sponges): Squeezed lemonade, shabby shutters, peacock feathers, festive berries
  • Water flicked from fingers and allowed to "develop" before wiping with kitchen roll and drying with a heat gun (I'm not known for my patience!) as it should be COMPLETELY DRY before starting the next step.
  • Paper Artsy lines image inked using shabby shutters and then immediately brushed with kiwi perfect pearls
  • Paper Artsy splat image inked using peacock feathers and then immediately brushed with purple cosmic shimmer mica powder
  • Hero Arts (from the delicate leaf clusters set) foliage inked in festive berries and the smaller foliage inked in squeezed lemonade before immediately brushing with red and gold perfect pearls.
  • Large Hero Arts foliage stamped using Versafine onyx black
  • Hairspray lightly sprayed over the finished piece to set the powders.

I THOUGHT about spraying shimmer goosebumpz over the finished project but thought that would conflict with the matte/shimmer thing going on with the project anyway!! F.Y.I. this technique was explained by Kate Crane in her article published in the November issue of Craft Stamper - check it out if you have the mag in your collection! And in case you can't see the matte/shiny thing going on - here's a bit of a close up!

Happy Sunday and, if you have snow and/or ice, please tread carefully


clare said...

fabulous project kathy. love the colours and sparkle. x

Debs M said...

looks great Kathy - Still snowing here - hasn't stopped yet :(

Lauren Hatwell said...

That really is lovely KAthy. Thanks for the detailed "recipe". I would love to have a go at that myself. Lx

Lilian said...

Lovely project Kathy. It looks lovely.

Maria Dolores Lopez Godoy said...

You are a wonderful artist. I love your blog, is wonderful and beautiful your work, congratulations. Kisses from Spain.

Crafty_Fairie said...

Stunning work thanks for joining us at PanPastel uk this week.

Kerry DT Leader

scrappyjacky said...

It looks great.
The snow is all here today...been snowing steadily for for 7 hours!!

Lacelady said...

It's beautiful - I don't have any pastels (yet, LOL). I wonder if I could recreate something similar with distress inks. Hmmmm.

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Gosh that is BRILLIANT Kathy.

It hasn't stopped snowing here all day so far. 3 inches and counting.

Thanks for encouraging me to join in at the PP site.

Sarn xxx

Anonymous said...

WOW!! Fabulous techniques and a gorgeous result Kathy!

Just slush left here now too. Soooo wanted a snow day away from school tomorrow!

catherine said...

This is just super Kathy. love the colours and love the effect of the black stamping on top
x catherine

Cherry said...

That is rather splendid Mrs K. Love the colours, stamps and the whole matte/shine effect. Truly beautiful. Stay warm and craft. Hugs Cherry xxx

Brenda Brown said...

A superb card, glorious colours, great techniques and right up my street. Love it. x0x

Samantha Elliott said...

This is beautiful Kathy. Love the background and spritz and flick is one of my favourite techniques for backgrounds.
You and I are both purple fans!
I called by after seeing your comment on Sandra's blog. You wanna see a Snow Chook. It is on my blog! I kid you not!! Well Snowmen are so yesterday!

Lynne said...

This is wonderful. Love the colours and shimmer, beautiful. Lynne xx

Monica said...

Such a beauty...

Rosie said...

A really wonderful postcard, love the colours, Kathyk

Greetings from snowy Germany

Terry said...

Thank you for sharing your fabulous project with the DT from PanPastel UK I love your image and the colors that you have used. Hugs Terry xxx

My name is Wynneth said...

This is awesome kathy ! I just love the whole thing and your choice of DI colours is fabulous. You've really rocked this technique.

I really have to give it a try myself !

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Really stunning, I love the colours and the splodges where you flicked the water. Thank you for joining in with the PanPastel challenge
Lindsay xx