Friday, 19 August 2011

A Little Grungy

My Pan Pastels arrived this morning so I could not wait to have a little play.  I decided I would go for an inky, grungy background as I just felt like playing around a little to experiment with my new goodies.  My starting point were the colours from The Play Date Cafe.
I also tried to pick up the harlequin pattern from the inspiration picture in the top corner in my creation.
I have used a mini harlequin stencil in the background along with a mini daisy cluster stencil, adding colour using rhe Pan Pastels, and I must say I am loving these, they are rich in colour and you can add layers of the same colour, brilliant.  Once I had my background sorted I did struggle with the pink element so added a double row of machine stitching in pink around the outside edge and a pink heart to Dina Wakley's Grungy Silhouette.
I also added Dina's Script Heart both stamped in coffee archival ink. I added the sentiment DREAM, BELIEVE, INSPIRE, LOVE for the finishing touch.
A few highlights of white with a gel pen complete my piece and I thoroughly enjoyed just creating my own background and messing around with colour a little.

Thanks for stopping by, enjoy your weekend.  Tracy x x

20 comments:

Willy said...

Just perfect, Tracy!

Talking Horses Arts said...

Love it!Love the colors.
Andrea.

Lisa Somerville said...

Fab colors, love all those wonderful stencils!

Netty said...

Gorgeous work Tracy and loving the main stamp and terrific background. Enjoy the weekend, Annette x

Dragon said...

Well, I get more and more drawn to this journaling lark, especially when I see fab pages like this one... it is just an excuse to play, isn't it!!??
Frankie
xx

Lynn Stevens said...

What an awesome collage Tracy, so many cool elements, I really need to play more with my supplies! Thanks for the inspiration!
hugs Lynn

JeanFB said...

Wow, this is fabulous! It looks like you had tons of fun with the pan pastels. I was drooling over several sets a couple weekends ago, but was too chicken to take the plunge. I'm looking forward to seeing what all you create... keep us posted!

massofhair said...

This is the second time in the last few days i have seen the Pan Pastels used and they are fantastic.
Wonderful card with so much to look at and can appreciate how much you enjoyed playing with your new Pastels. Full of inspiration and loving the stamps very much:-)

massofhair said...

Posting another comment as should have posted under the link to my Play Date Cafe entry, doh and another senior moment lol:-)

Sandy said...

Wow Tracy this rock.
Love this stamp. Brilliant.

Have a lovely weekend.

lynne said...

Incredible collage Tracy!
Wishes
Lynne

flutterbycrafter said...

Wonderful work Tracy, love it. Couldn't believe it though, I did a journal page yesterday using almost the same stamps. I also bought some pan pastels and with the looks of it, the same colours as yours. Brilliant minds think alike, lol xx

flutterbycrafter said...

No, I haven't used my Pan Pastels yet, will try them next week when the girls have gone home. I wanted the pink colour but couldn't work out which set it was in, did you get the little knife thingy to put the little sponges onto? I didn't, but think I need one xx

Barb Cady said...

Great use of Dina's stamps and I love the build up of the background, looks wonderful, I will have to investigate the pan pastels! xx

craftytrog said...

So inspiring! I love it Tracy! xx

Lisa said...

Wonderful Tracy, love the harlequin design in the background!

Jinny Newlin said...

Wow, Tracy! This is fantastic! Totally impressed with that scrumptious background and your stitching! LOVE! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at The Play Date Cafe!

Lynne Phelps said...

Totally FAB!!! Love the mix of graphic elements and the layered color! I have been shopping around for PanPastels, they are right at the TOP of my "must have NOW" list, along with those Handsome Hares of course. You are leading the way, LOL!!!

Ruby said...

Tracy I can see we need to set up a play date so you can teach me all of these fun techniques that you try!! PanPastels? Not heard of them, but the result is great! FAB job with our colours. Thanks for joining in the fun with us over at The Play Date Cafe this week!

Suzanne C said...

Wonderful textured look and feel! Amazing details!