Monday, 30 January 2012

Shaz in Oz ...I've done it! In fact, I've done it ... Twice!

My crafty friend, Shaz, who has a super duper blog here, Shaz in Oz. Will be very pleased with me today!

Oh yes she will and so will Sheree  check out a super tutorial on her blog!

I am posting, not one, but TWO tags using some Stampscapes Stamps that I have had for yonks and never used !

 About time too ! I've had some sort of block regarding these stamps ... I don't know why they are so gorgeous .

  Not a brayer to be seen for these tags... just my wonderful PanPastels again, along with a few sponges to apply them with.

The suns were created using both the positive and negative circle die-cuts from my Nestabilities Circles.

Pop over and join in the PanPastel Challenge Blog  when you have a moment.

Apply the PanPastels to the tag keeping an eraser close by on your desk, cos its a total joy to be able to remove any 'mistakes' plus add 'lighter' highlights.

The eraser takes all the colour away that you don't' want.

I used the positive nestie circle as a mask, to cover the area where I wanted the sun to be and then completed the main part of my back ground.

Remove the positive mask and swap it for the negative die cut circle .

Lay this over your back ground where your sun is and colour the sun however you wish with your PanPastels.

Remove the mask and if you want to, add the 'Halo' effect by sweeping the eraser around the sun to remove some of the colour..... Rock 'n Roll !  SO EASY !

Stamp the Stampscapes Stamps.

Have another 'tart' around to tidy things up.

Using your eraser again, take a bit more colour off  the side of your sun to 'fake' some mist or clouds.

Oooooo getting arty now lol  !

When you are sure the ink from your image is DRY and you have finished adding more colour with the PanPastels, spray lightly with a hairspray to 'fix' the chalks!

Both sentiment stamps are from Clarity Stamps.
 Is that Okay now Shaz ?

Thanks for popping by today.

See you soon.

BTW I have some new goodies arriving soon ... something NEW designed by Tracy Dutton at Lavinia Stamps!

Watch this Blog lol  

Have a good week.
Eileen  xxx


  1. The purple moon type one is I think the best Eileen, great work.

  2. Glorious colouring Eileen, and what fabulous stamps.
    I would love some Pan Pastels, but I'm waiting for the price to come down!
    Sylvia x

  3. Grrrrrr! You can go off people you know! LOL!

    Seriously though Eileen . . . these are Pantastic (see what I did there???) xxx

  4. Love both of these tags - the colouring is wonderful

  5. Lovely tags Eileen, very creative!
    Luv, Babs xo

  6. Beautiful tags Eileen, great colours and blending.
    luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

  7. I am going to have to get some of these! Fab! M x

  8. My word Eileen, they look fantastic. Can't wait for mine to arrive in the pos. What type of cardstock are you using btw? Dee xxx

    1. Ordinary white linen for these tags ..Dee and I also use watercolour paper ... anything with a 'tooth' really !! xx

  9. Absolutely glorious tages. Have avoided the pan pastels so far (budgets and all that) but having seen these I'm more than tempted.

  10. Woo hoo! whatta good girl you are!!! wow! (etc.) well done, Eileen - love them to bits, took my breath away the first one is my fav. must let Sheree know you have done it too!

    Hurray! and great description too, Eileen went onto You tube and saw some great videos so now know what they look like IRL. I could not get how they were really like paints more than chalkxs ie not as messy but blend so well and can be erased so easily till went onto You tube and love the method description - great job... and if I were rich would order some panpastels but on a ban for a while must be good.. thanks so much for sharing PS have you any of the pastel shades as they look great on stamped images in versamark with the pearly panpastel rubbed over the top - great snowflake card with it on one video..
    thanks heaps Eileen and God bless,
    Shaz in oz.x

  11. These are so pretty and those stamps are perfect! Congrats :)

  12. Hello Eileen, I couldn't find you any more, but at last I found you back, you really made some very beautifull tags, I really like the purple one, you really inspire me!!!



  13. All I can say is WoW!! Eileen.. you've done it again! Your sky done with the PP's (that doesn't sound right) is so beautiful! I love the bright colour achieved with them... must look at buying some as soon as I'm able.
    Thanks for posting a link to my tut.... I'm thinking yours are much better tho.
    Have a wonderful week and thanks again! You rock girl!!
    p.s. Love those sentiments too

  14. Such lovely tags Eileen, love the structure of the paper and the images and pastels are great! greetz Miranda

  15. these are beautiful!!

  16. These are gorgeous Eileen. Really love the colours, especially the 1st one and those stamps also.


  17. oh wow Eileen and I thought I was the only one - do you remember I bought some last Ali Pali with high hopes - I had a few disasters and gave up - perhaps I'll try again ! Such beautiful artwork, the first is my favourite not only because of the colours but of the sentiment too. loads of love xxx

  18. Super comments from you all ... thanks so much ... Eileen xxxxxx


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