Tuesday, 15 January 2013

Paperartsy Challenge with Portfoleo Pastels

This week, the Guest Designer at Paperartsy is the wonderfully talented Helen Chilton and she is playing with Portfoleo Pastels as well as Fresco paints and Paperartsy stamps.... Her tags yesterday were wonderful, but tonight the technique she used really spoke to me and I could barely get to the end of this blog post before I was digging out my pastels.

Helen did two tags, but I just went for one (such was my hurry, lol!) and I didn't take step by step photos as Helen has at Paperartsy (oh, OK, then I forgot....)
I'll let you read Helen's instructions, but basically you blend the pastels, sand back, add some stencilling and then stamping. I love how this looks and intend to use this again and again!  Thanks, Helen, this is so clever!!

11 comments:

Pinksparklegirl said...

This looks amazing, great tag Helen

isisimaginings.com said...

Love it!

Gillian .... said...

Beautiful background detail Helen, great colour too. Love the owl image (I don't have this one #whoknew)lol. Thanks again for being inspired enough to play along. x

Leandra Franich said...

Haaa was just trimming that owl stamp about 30 mins ago. Love him. So the sandpapering is fun huh!!!

sam21ski said...

Ooooh fab tag and it's green - lol. Will have to go check out the technique, just finished the one from Monday, can't keep up - lol

Sam xxx

Alison said...

Fantastic tag Helen! I adore that owl! x

Virginia said...

Absolutely gorgeous Helen, loving the colours scheme!

Trish said...

Oh that is really lovely! Love the owl.

Sue said...

Fabulous Helen, I love that owl. This is going to be fun isn't it :-)xx

Helen said...

Helen to Helen!
Love this tag - the spot stencil's really effective and the colours are gorgeous. Glad you enjoyed the sanding technique!
Helen

Minxy said...

I see we were inspired by the same scratchy technique, Love that stamp and your background colours x