PanPastel Challenge Blog – Challenge 2 – Use 2 Of Something


Morning all, I hope you are all well and having a good morning so  far.  It’s time for a new challenge over at the  PanPastel Challenge Blog the theme this week is Use 2 Of Something and remember you can use any medium  on your entries so everyone can join in. As usual we have are fab regular sponsor Your Creativity Store and the prize is a fantastic trial kit of PanPastels and Sofft tools (colours may vary).



Ok so here is  what  I made (when I thought of this  idea I thought it would be a quick  and simple project ….. lol I was wrong!)








I envisioned this as a book stand or letter rack whilst I was making it but now that it’s finished I kinda feel like the books spoil it and I would  like to have it as  a scene and put a little swing in the middle of the tree’s.


Ok so the idea for this came from when  I got some new PanPastel colours and to fit them in to  the box that I use for my PanPastels I had to remove the wooden dividers that made up different sections and I thought I could make a book stand with them, so here’s what I started with.




I glued the pieces together and then went at it with some paper mache until it looked liked this,



Next I used some acrylic texture paste in a dabbing motion to create slight peaks on the base and give texture to what would be the grass. Once it  was dry I coloured it using PanPastel and sprayed with fixer.


It was around this point that I  decided that I wanted the  tree’s to  be 3d which meant that I needed 8 trees  that were all the same shape and size so I drew my tree,  scanned it in to my computer, made it in  to a digi PNG image and printed it  out 8 times  on to brown embossed leather effect card.


I then cut them all out with scissors.



Next I used  Spellbinders  Impressabilities  in my Grand Calibur to emboss  just the tops of  the trees with a leaf  pattern and added PanPastel colour to them





I then stuck it  all together, using wooden clothes pegs  to hold it whilst the  glue  dried. Next  I stamped  out  my little  girls  using Gorjuss stamps, I  coloured these  in using Promarkers  as  I wanted them to stand  out from the tree’s and  then cut  them out.  Before  sticking  the  girls  in to place  I used  Flowersoft on the base and around the  tree’s  and  once everything  was dry I  stuck my  girls in to place.


Ok  I think that’s everything


I hope  you will all come and join in with us  at the  PanPastel Challenge Blog as we love to  see  your gorgeous creations, thanks for  reading this  post and as always I love to read any comments that you have.


Lindsay xx


About craftymonster81

I have always enjoyed arts and crafts of many different kinds and have recently found that card making / paper craft is a real passion for me. I draw / paint alot of my own designs for my cards but also use products from many of the well loved crafty names out there too. I am currently looking for work as an illustrator / craft designer and have now set up a page on this blog called My Artwork Gallery to show some of my work. I love to see your comments on either my artwork or my cards so please feel free to leave any comments you may have and if anyone is interested in any of my artwork please feel free to contact me. Thanks for looking at my blog. Lindsay xx

7 responses »

  1. gosh Hun you are always coming up with amazing ideas and these are no exception those trees are great and such a brilliant idea too hugs Cherylxxxx

  2. I didn’t appreciate just how much work went into this project, Lindsay, until I read your post here.
    It is a fabulous piece of work and I think I will nick that idea of yours regarding the ‘impressabilites ! lol

    Eileen xxx

  3. I agree with you where the books spoil it. It might look good with small paperback books. The design and project itself is amazing. I was thinking, what if, instead of trees, they were oversized hardcover books standing upright. A few pages open with those girls peeking out. Maybe a girl sitting with a book on her lap looking up to see(as if someone walked past her). *random ideas for book stand theme*
    Q ~<3

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