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.
I decided to get a head start on some of my seasonal makes this week, creating a Christmas Card using the fabulous Metallic PanPastels. I cut a piece of black card and embossed with Tim Holtz Texture Fade and I then applied VersaMark Ink directly to the embossed background and then applied Rich Gold, Light Gold and Bronze PanPastels to the background and then blended the colours with a soft art sponge; applying further PanPastels where necessary to achieve the desired depth of colour. Silver PanPastel was then applied lightly to the raised areas and I then added touches of Black Coarse Pearl Medium PanPastel to the edges and then sprayed the decorated piece with a light spray of hairspray to seal the Pastels.
I die cut a poinsettia from black card using a Tim Holtz Sizzix Die, embossed each layer of the poinsettia and then coloured with the Metallic PanPastels. I then placed the layers of the poinsettia together securing in place with a star brad.
I placed a black panel behind the poinsettia so that it did not get lost against the background and then added two Memo Pins for the Holiday Greetings sentiment.
Silver twine was also added for further interest along with silver metal corners.