Saturday, 24 September 2011

Ally Pally & pan pastels

Well, I had a really great day at Ally Pally; went with my sister in law my niece and a friend of hers. Spent - well, see for yourself - about what I intended to....

 pan pastels, (and equipment to use them) stains, stencils, trims,
Tim's fab new autumn leaves die,


stamps, stamps and stamps...  refreshed some idea-ology I'd run low on...  bits and bobs!



After dinner I had to play with the pastels.












This is my first effort - Lin made it looks pretty easy - and fair play, it's not hard.    The colour isn't as dark as it looks, but the light is bad - I'll try again tomorrow when I can take the pic without flash.    Also used some of my new stash!

I might have to get some more of these.....!!

But I'm bushed now, so Casualty is calling me, then Match of the Day...



13 comments:

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

The PanPastels are fab aren't they, love your tag, great colours. Love all your stash too, need one of those cages. Tracy xv

flutterbycrafter said...

Love your tag, the pan pastels are fantastic. Wow lots of stash there, can't wait to see what you do with it all, I'm envious, lol xx

Zoechaos said...

Ooh not heard of Pan Pastels they do look interesting am going tomorrow fingers crossed they have some left! Enjoy your new toys XOXO Zoe

Kaz said...

OOooo now I think I need pan pastels!! Looks like you had a great day, love your tag too xx

kazx

Artyjen said...

Great tag! Love your stash purchases. :)
xoxo Sioux

Netty said...

Terrific tag and loving all your new goodies. Have fun Helen. x

Angie said...

Looks like you had a fab day ...everything looks interesting ..and fun ...love the tag.

Aj* said...

You had a fun day !

one more into the panpastel fold haha (remember that being a dry pastel they do require a fixative unless your going to use a sealant over them (modpodge etc) They are awesome fun !

Pan pastel challenge goes live today if you fancy it, link on my blog sidebar.

Aj.

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Ally Pally sound great. Thanks for sharing the photos. Your tag looks wonderful.

Kim Dellow said...

Wonderful! Look at the yummies! I saw the Pan Pastels and I was well tempted! Your finished tag looks wonderful!

Alison said...

Didn't you do well Helen?! I've been playing with those pastels today too, the colours are gorgeous, aren't they?! Nice to see you yesterday, hope your mum is ok & nothing serious xx

Julia Dunnit said...

So out of date - never heard of Pan Pastels. Loving your new stash - pleased to see the new TH die is a long one..they seem way better value to me. You only bought the hemp because of the packaging, I can tell!!!

Gez said...

Oooh enjoy your Pan Pastels.. I haven't tried them..... yet!

Sorry it's been a while since I called.. life & all that is getting in the way atm with crafting & blogging.. it's lovely to call now and catch up with your beautiful creations. Thrilling. Hope you have a lovely weekend. Gez.xx