Friday, August 11, 2017

Playing with pastels

Welcome to Blog Lovers' Weekend Blog Hop!

Thank you for joining us! Blog Lovers is a Facebook group for scrapbooking and papercrafts enthusiasts who also love to share their work on their personal blogs.

Here's the line-up for this weekend's hop:

This week’s particpating blogs include:
  1. Barb Prendergast -- you are here!

  2. Patti Hamil -

. Do you to play with mixed media?

I have bought paints, inks. chalks, sprays, templates and so on over the years, but usually I lost interest pretty quickly. But last week I dropped in on our little stamping/scrap stote here i  town looking for chalks. The owner showed me the pearlescent Pan Pastels, and I HAD to have some! They're a dry pigment that you apply with a sponge tool or brush; they do need to be sealer with some type of fixative so they don't rub off.. I bought four colors and have had some fun making backgrounds.

My first pastel adventure was this layout using sketch 287 at Sketches in Thyme. Since the layout was about my granddaughter's first water park experience, I wanted to create something kind of "water-y". The colors muddied a little on the textured cardstock because I was a bit too zealous in blending them, but I liked it anyway. The paper collection is "Summer Daydreams" by Photoplay:

My next attempt was much more successful. I used smooth surfaced cardstock and a lighter hand when blending. After I blended and sealed my pastels, I stamped a floral border. The sketch is from Laura Whitaker; papers are from Photoplay's "Family Ties" collection.

 And the last was a layout with a class reunion photo. I was going for something a bit grungier, so I used a brick wall template and distress ink, then added some word stamping over the top. The layout is my response to the sketch challenge this month on Rochelle Spears' blog.  I combined it with the mood/color challenge on Brenda Ragsdale's blog. The layout talks about how my small high school class is almost like a family.

I also did some stamping on the background, just for fun.

This layout just has a bit of inking to add color and interest, the sketch is from the Citrus Twist Kits blog; the papersand ephemera are from the Citrus Twist July kit.

This last layout is my favorite for the week, featuring a PageMaps grid sketch and the Citrus Twist August kit.

Thanks for stopping by; enjoy the rest of the blog hop!


Bev Code said...

OMG the photos in your pages are super cute... and amazing mix of layouts ...great job Barb

Camille Short said...

Great layouts! Especially love Natural Beauty! Thanks for making the hops happen!

phamil said...

These layouts are SOOOO creative! I am not good with mixed media at all, these are all very creative, fun and really pretty!!!! BL

Amanda Rhodes said...

Cute layouts!

KarinsArtScrap said...

beautiful and fun layouts
Gr Karin

blbabe1234 said...

Awesome job with the mixed media. Thanks for joining us at Sketches in Thyme

Sharon said...

All of your pages are fabulous! Your granddaughter must of had a wonderful time at the water park. Very cute summer layout and pictures. Thanks for joining us at SIT.

LisaM said...

Beautiful layouts! Thanks for joining us at Sketches In Thyme!

Chris C said...

Gorgeous mixed media!!! Thanks for joining us at Sketches in Thyme!

Carolyn Johnson said...

So cute! Such fun colours. Thanks for joining us at Sketches In Thyme!

Brenda said...

Great layouts and wonderful take on the Wacky Holiday Challenge! Thank you so much for playing along at GCC.