Saturday, 15 March 2014

Blog Hop with SCRAP365 & PanPastels

Hello and welcome to our Back to Basics Blog Hop - part II...Awash With Colour!

Joining us on this hop are the lovely ladies from the Pan Pastel UK design team who work with these glorious dry pigment colours on a daily basis. 

We were lucky enough at SCRAP365 to be given some PanPastels to play with - think chalk (without the dust) but creamier and easy to blend, in a host of colours each with four tonal shades; Pan Pastels have had us all ooh and aahing at Scrap365 HQ!

Premium Craft Brands have donated a fantastic set of Donna Downey Pan Pastels for the lucky winner of our Blog Hop prize draw :)

Here is the list just in case you get lost:
Scrap365 and Ali's post - HERE!
Nikky Hall -

Natalie Macdonald -

RETURN to Scrap365 to leave a comment for the prize draw :) -

When choosing our PanPastels that we wanted to use we got asked to pick a colour combo.I went with this one.

It's funny people often assume that I'm a pinky person, but I'm not at all, I love blues and greens. I guess I am a water sign afterall.

I've made a couple of LO's for this blog hop using the PanPastels.
This is the first.

This is how it all started.
I had a couple of pieces of card that I'd kept. I used it to cut some circles and knew it would come in handy for this purpose.

Using the sponge I've applied the pastels.
And them moving it around, careful not to smudge, I got this.
I also took another sponge and my favourite sunburst mask to make this sun with a yellow pastel.
If you do smudge a little you can just use a rubber (eraser) to clean.
I've then worked on top of my pastels with some cute October Afternoon & Simple Stories Goodies.
The pastels really work well and feel great to use. I love how vibrant the colours are.
I made second LO here.
 I used a lime green and blended down the sides of my LO to add an extra touch of colour and them used the same lime green pastel through a star mask.
I love how this worked.

I can really see myself getting hooked on these pastels now. They are so fun to use.

I hope you've enjoyed your time on my blog.
It's now time for you to visit:

Terry Wietma Gerbes -

And a big thank you from me to PanPastel for the wonderful pastels. A big thumbs up from me : )

Lisa xx 


Sandra Przybylska said...

i love the circles! great idea! lovely work <3
hugs xxx

Anonymous said...

And a BIG thumbs up from me for your beautiful layouts! They are so YOU! Which may sound a ridiculous thing to say, but you know what I mean :) Thank you so much for being a part of our Blog Hop x

Tracy said...

Loving your layouts Lisa, Pan Pastels sure are addictive, lol!!
Great to meet you.
Big hugs

Nikky Hall said...

Loving both your layouts and that you went so CAS!! Adorable! thanks for letting us hop with you this week! xxx

rachel said...

two brilliant layouts. love the fresh colours - they look fab x

vinita jain said...

Love how you worked the colours into giving a calm ans clean effect. The circles you used are great

Jane said...

Your colour choice is so springlike, love your project x

lucretia said...

Very modern and spring like.

LookBeyondTheObvious said...

Wonderful colours and love the end result. Thank you for the inspiration

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

These are gorgeous!!! I am LOVING the colors and love love love the circles you created!!!!!!

Kathleen White said...

Such fun layouts and great choice of colors! Loved the tutorial!

Kripa Koushik said...

Really like your CAS layouts and the soft look.

Terry said...

Hey there Lisa, thankss for sharing your fabulous layout, love the colours of your palette thanksss Hugs Terry xxxx

Karon said...

Fabulous LO - love the white space and then those vibrant colours. Fabulous sunburst - wonderful! TFS

Ashley Calder said...

Wow Lisa, love both of these pages!! The masking/circles and the splatters are seriously too awesome. I love how bright and cheery your pages are. They make me want to be happy. :)

Di said...

I LOVE the colours you chose and the calm, white background. So gentle on the eye. I particularly love the randomness of the Paris layout - interesting without being busy. Love them!

Sandra said...

Wow what a gorgeous spring colour palette and I love the techniques used on your layouts.

Cards by Ziggy said...

love your scrap pages I'm just starting to explore scrapbooking so find blog posts like this very inspiring

Eila Sandberg said...

These are both so fresh and springlike! LOVE the colours you have chosen. Haven't tried the pan pastels before but seeing all the inspiration from you ladies, I'm defo going to give it a go! xx

Yvonne said...

Two fantastic layouts!!
I particularly like the way you've used the circles and the sunburst. I LOVE PanPastels xxxx

Claire said...

Gorgeous layouts, really crisp and fresh with those beautiful colours
Claire xx

Maakari said...

Love your fresh and clean style! Absolutely beautiful LO's :)

Riikka Kovasin said...

Love what you've done with the PanPastels! So cool and fresh!

Terhi Koskinen - Tellimaria said...

Love the way you used the pastels :)

Karen Petitt said...

Gorgeous! Thank you so much for sharing how you created the background with the stencil. Fabulous layout, wonderful use of colour and texture. Thank you for doing this, for the inspiration and the hop! Karen P x

Anonymous said...

So bright and cheery! I love the stencil work. Those lime green stars are awesome.

Wrightboysmum said...

Love the LO. Great the stencilling.

lesley lawton said...

lovely fresh zingy colours gorgeous work xx

Clay - Scrap - Kreativ said...

Fab layout!
Hugs, Susanne.