Sunday, 7 June 2015

Live, Create, tell the story

Morning, hope you are all enjoying your weekend. We have another fabulous challenge for you over at the Love to Create Challenge Blog where the theme is Anything Creative/Mixed Media Goes.

As a new twist on Love to Create Challenges, the DT thought it would be nice to share our PanPastels love with you all, so for this challenge each DT member is giving away their project; a postcard. The DT are taking this opportunity to say thank you for following both the challenges and us, so have created this RAK (random act of kindness) giveaway. One lucky commentator will receive my postcard at the end of this challenge (Sunday 28th June) so that gives you 2 weeks to enter both the challenge and also comment on my blog. The winner of my postcard will be both announced on the Love to Create challenge blog and here on my own blog
    
I decided to go for warm hot colours using PanPastels Diarylide Yellow, Permanent Red and Permanent Red Shade. I adore these colours, so vibrant.

PanPastels are saturated with colour and very vibrant, you can lay down a lot of colour in one swipe; you can blend colours and add one colour onto another to make more colours with no contamination. Simply remove the second colour with a clean applicator. You also get very little dust with the PanPastels too and you can also erase areas with an eraser, great technique to use in mixed media pieces. When I am using several colours I tend to wipe away the first colour onto a piece of kitchen towel before going to the second colour. You can also mix colours directly onto the pastel, these are so versatile.
I began with the Diarylide Yellow, blending over the whole card and then moved onto the Permanent Red, and I then applied the Diarylide Yellow once again around the centre to create orange tones.
I used a Penny Black stencil as my focal image, I love poppies at this time of year, and mine are just coming into flower which is what inspired this piece today.
I also added a further layer of interest with a Crafter's Workshop stencil "The Story" and also included some random machine stitching for added texture.
Remnant Rubs add a further layer of interest and the black pops against the backdrop. I also included a ChitChat Sticker, outlined with a black pen for definition.
A few painty circles add more texture and interest and I also machine stitched around the outside edges.
I cannot wait to see what you all create this week for our challenge, looking forward to seeing all your entries.

Remember to be in with a chance to win my postcard, leave me a comment on this post and I will pick a random winner on Saturday 27th June with the winner being announced the following day. Don't forget to visit the other DT because if you do not win my postcard, you might win one of their fabulous postcards instead.

Thanks so much for stopping by. Tracy x x

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16 comments:

Brenda Brown said...

A beautiful design and layers Tracy, love the depth of summer colours.
Hugs Brenda xxx.

Helen said...

what a gorgeous postcard! Saw some beautiful poppies at Kew yesterday, just like these!

Suzanne C said...

Yummy rich colors and beautiful!

Pamellia Johnson said...

Gorgeous postcard Tracy! Love the rich warm tones with the black stamping, and your stitching is so random and wonderful!! have a great weekend, hugs :)

Jacky said...

Beautiful card - love the vibrant colours x

Redanne said...

I love it when you use these hot colours and it suits the poppy so well. The black just 'pops' off the page against the gorgeous background. I love poppies too - we have one in the garden today the size of a dinner plate - stunning, just like your card. Hugs, Anne xx

Denise said...

What a lovely warm sunny piece of art! Love the way the layers are all flowing so lovely together and creating so much dimension!
Crafty Hugs
Denise
http://dixicreations.blogspot.co.uk/2015/06/tag-and-envelope-mini-book.html

Shari Trumbull said...

LOVE this postcard, Tracy!! You've got all of my favorite colors at play here with your PanPastels, soooo pretty and vibrant and Happy!! Poppies are some of my favorite flowers, too :) :) Enjoy those blooms!! XOXO-Shari

Claire said...

Gorgeous postcard Tracy, love those vibrant shades
Claire xx

Ellie Knol said...

I have saved this post to be looking at it later, and so here I am! I SO love the way you used PP here.. warm and colory..

Cazzy said...

This is a lovely warm and interesting postcard. I saw the most wonderful poppies today, growing on a pile of earth at the side of a new road being constructed and I so want to go there and ask if I can photograph them¬

Lou Sims said...

Have I hinted enough to you how much I want to win your postcard?!?!? Stunning,vibrant project. Lou x

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

Gorgeous intense colour Tracy, what a beautiful design! Thanks for the chance to win a piece of your lovely art.

rachel said...

stunning colour Tracy - beautiful make - and i adore your canvas for pp from this week too x

Pawsitively Creative said...

This is Hot In Cleveland! Wonderful colors (red is my fave) and makes me think of layin out on the deck enjoyin the sun! Awesome postcard! ~Niki

butterfly said...

It's beautiful, Tracy - such glowing colours, and the stitching and rub-ons add such great detailing and interest. So glad I found this before the deadline!
Alison xx