Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Poppin' Pastel art

Yesterday I decided to spend the day making cards using a new technique.  Most of you probably have used this technique many times, but it was my first time.  I decided to use my pastels and do the Poppin' Pastels technique.  WOW!!! I can't believe how amazing these cards turned out.  I had so much fun doing them.  I'm going to be going through my stamp sets and looking for more stamps to use this technique with.  Here are the cards

I used Asian Artistry for both the cards.  I really do love this set.  You can earn this stamp set by hosting a workshop of $395 or more.  Right now, during Sale-A-Bration, you can another stamp set on top of the hostess one.  If you're interested in hosting a workshop, just email me or visit my website Here.

On this card, I stamped the Dragonfly image on the base card (Lavendar Lace) and used the Lavendar Lace pastel to color the image.  On So Saffron, I stamped the Grass image and used Old Olive and Lavendar Lace pastels to color it.  Doesn't the image just pop out.  WOW!! I used Not Quite Navy and Old Olive as the background layers.  On the bottom I stamped the quote on So Saffron, colored it with Not Quite Navy pastel and punched it out with the Modern Label.  I stamped Confucius name on the base and used Not Quite Navy to color it.  These pastels make the images glow with color and I love the effect it has on words.

I really really love this card.  It turned out way better than I expected.  I used the following color combination  (from the Color Wheel).
        Sage Shadow (base)
        Bravo Burgundy (bottom layer)
        Pretty in Pink (middle layer)
        Whisper White (image layer)

I used Sage Shadow and Bravo Burgundy to color the image.

On the bottom of the card I stamped the quote and colored it with Bravo Burgundy.

 All you really can say is WOW!!

This card was so simple to make.  The best part about pastels is that you have all 48 colors to work with.  Its a must have when first starting out.  I can't believe I waited this long to really use them.

For those of you that don't know the technique, here are the directions.

  1. Stamped the image with Versamark.
  2. Using a sponge dauber (you can purchase these through SU), color the image with the pastels.
  3. Blow of the excess powder.
  4. You're done.  Sit back and admire.
Before I leave I will show you a few other cards I made using this technique.

Have a wonderful day.



  1. Very cool projects! I really like the Poppin' Pastels's been too long though..thanks for reminding me to dust them off and put them to use! :)

  2. I haven't done that technique in a while, but your cards have definitely inspired me! They turned out so beautiful, and it looks amazing with the images you picked! Great job!

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