Saturday, 23 March 2013

Panning for pastels...

Oh boy - there's been an expensive week in the Bartlett crafting house.  I purchased my first set of Panpastels.  So much so, I've sent out a request to friends stuck for ideas for my birthday...Amazon vouchers so I can buy more !  I'm very much learning with them, and the talent out there for using them is amazing.  Something to aspire to.  In the meantime, I hit on an idea to colour my distress I did.  The photo doesn't do the edges justice,  but I'm pleased with the effect.  I blended the pastel green and blue to get a deeper green that was more in keeping with the green paper.
Image is courtesy of Krista.

So I'm placing her in the following challenges:
A touch of green at Panpastel UK (I know, it really is only a touch of green Panpastel)
Butterflies at Passion for Promarkers
Flowers at Crafty Boots
Favourite embellishment at Scrap Creations (my most used flower punch ever!)
Anything goes at I Love Promarkers (and I do!)
Colour challenge at Fab 'n' Funky
Go green at Milk Coffee
Spring colours at Card Makin' Mamas (although here in the UK, spring colours would be grey)
Child's play at Stampin' for the weekend (and adult play too)

As for the other expensive Bartlett purchases...well they arrive next week I hope.

Happy crafting folks.


  1. Really gorgeous, I love the sweet image and the colours are beautiful, I am sure that you will begin to love your PanPastels very much as they are very versatile and easy to use. Thank you for joining in with the PanPastel challenge
    Lindsay xx

  2. Gorgeous card, I love the design and the lovely colours you have used.

    Thank you for joining in the fun at Crafty Boots Challenges.


  3. Lovely card, and such pretty colours too, thanks for joining us at I ♥ ProMarkers.


  4. Such a pretty card - the colours are fab and i love the design thanks for playing along at fab'n'funky challenges this week hugs judith x

  5. Hi Anne, what a gorgeous card. I love the image and your colouring is perfect. Thanks for joining us at PFP this week. Hugs, Denise x

  6. If only our spring was these colours this year- lovely card though! Thanks for joining the Spring Colours challenge at Card Makin Mamas. x