Saturday 25 January 2014

Warm hugs

I had such fun experimenting with Pan Pastels on canvas for my first foray into 2014 that I thought I'd have a go at something a bit bigger.

The weekly mixed media challenge at Splitcoast Stampers has been set by the very talented Dina who has asked us to concentrate on warm colours. As I'm usually drawn to the blue-green end of the spectrum it was fun to push the other way here! I combined with this week's PanPastels challenge again as I used something other than card as my substrate.

I played with PanPastels, acrylic paint, Posca paint pen, Versamark, pigment ink and Copic marker (on the sequins) to mix up the media. Colouring neutral embellishments with Copics (or other alcohol-based markers) is a great way to get coordinating elements without having to have every colour under the sun on hand!

Jumbo Rose by Stampendous
Truly Appreciated by Hero Arts

Bitter choclate
Canvas (inkjet printer type from the £ shop)

Pearlescent Chocolate Brilliance by Tsukineko

PanPastels (Diarylide Yellow, Orange, Permanent Red)
Red acrylic paint
White Posca pen
Drywall tape

Thanks for stopping by!


Kath said...

Lovely warm colours. How big is the canvas, Joanne? It's certainly dramatic.

Kaz said...

That's lovely Joanne, love the canvas xxx

Karen said...

That is just glorious Joanne! I could never tire of looking at those wonderful colours x

Deborah said...

Love your foray into the warmer end of the spectrum. A truly gorgeous card.

Diane Warburton said...

The texture in this is what drew my attention initially but then very soon after, the colours are fabulous; rich and the white markings round the rose really make it pop. A hug in an image - perfect!

Anonymous said...

Absolutely beautiful - love all the colours ( aahh summer where are you??)plus the texture of the canvas.

Scrapmate said...

This is great to look at on this miserable, grey day. It really is warming and cheery.

Hazel said...

Beautiful - love the blend of colours x

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card Joanne, love the warm colours x

Kathy said...

These colours are beautiful and you've used them in a beautiful way. Absolutely stunning card, Joanne

Gez Butterworth said...

This is beautiful Joanne, the depth of colours is amazing, love it!

Happy new year!!

Doreen said...

Beautiful,love the colours.x

Ellie Knol said...

O so lovely! I just love how this turned out, gotta try PP on canvas some time, as well (I'm in hte DT for PP BNL), LOVE it!

Tracy said...

Wow Joanne.....truly beautiful, love your warm rich tones!!
Thank you so much for joining us over at Premium Craft Brand and good luck!
Big hugs