Sunday, 27 November 2011

PanPastel Challenge 10 - "Animals"

Good morning bloggers. 

I hope you are all having a nice weekend. Im busy, busy, busy this weekend as christmas is drawing near. But it is time for next PanPastel challenge. This week is called "ANIMALS"..
I had NO idea what to do with this challenge and I spent a long time trying to come up with something. I dont have many stamps with animal on, and the few I have just didnt come together for me, UNTIL I found this elephant here.. Elephants are my favorite animal, and this stamps came as a series of free digi's from a magazine. Once I got the stamp right, I sat down and played with my PanPastels. I used the black PanPastel first using a light touch, then added white PanPastel on top creating the shadows. I took me a few tries to get it looking right, but the amazing thing about PanPastels is, they blend SO well together. So here is my take on the "Animal Challenge".

What I did:

  • Cover a dark grey card blank with a piece of silver mirri card. I used one with a prepressed texture in it.
  • Cut a small piece of the grey card and overlap with a piece of grey gingham paper. 
  • Print out or stamp your choosen stamp and colour in using black and white PanPastel. 
  • Cut out your stamp and layer on to the card.
  • Stamp or print your greeting, cut out and add to the card.
  • Add the wee hinge or other embelishment and the gems.
  • Finish of with fake stitches and glitterglue.
What I used:
  • Grey perlesent cardstock from local craft shop.
  • Silver mirricard, with prepressed texture from local craft shop.
  • Grey gingham paper. Internet freebie... just google it..
  • Free digi stamp and greeting from
  • Hinge, recycled from ???
  • Gems and glitterglue

I hope you all like my wee card, and I hope you will all join in the challenge. For all the info, head over on the challenge blog. And remember we are also having a DT call at the moment, closing on the 17dec..  If you want more info on the PanPastels themselfs, head over for a visit at, our sponsers...

THANK YOU for stopping by my blog and for any comments. Much appriciated

Hugs to you all, Marleen xxx


  1. Oh this is fabulous Marleen! Not had chance to play with my couple of Pan Pastels yet but really looking forward to having a go after seeing this.

    Hugs my friend

  2. Lovely card! Great results with the Pan Pastels!
    Dawn xx

  3. That's lovely, very effective x

  4. It's lovely Marleen - love that cute elephant!

    Catherine x

  5. Love this card, Your elephant is fab and I love all the grey tones you have used
    Lindsay xx

  6. That's fabulous, love your elephant.