18 Oct 2012

Oil Pastels...........

....Calender Page Week 3 - March
OMG this weeks Calendar page has been a hard "challenge" for me, firstly I have had a bug of some sort which has left me with no energy so today was the first chance I have had to play....The Craft Barn Calendar Challenge this week was to use Yellow/Green/White using oil pastels. Now I have never used these before so using DH's oil pastels I set off to make my page following the techniques shown last week....... as you will see from my calendar not my finest hour................ eeeekkkk

 
 
First I tried Michelle's method using a Tim Holtz Applicator..........not very successful at all not sure what I did wrong...........so I decided to  scribble 2 shades of green and 2 shades of yellow onto the card and blend together with the applicator and some elbow grease ...phew lol....... although it is not the smooth background I was looking for I went with the abstract look and scratched a "sun" at the top, stamp is one I have had for years  Marie Curie Cancer Care stamp by docrafts which I stamped onto a strip of card and clear embossed then using the pastels I coloured in the image and blended with my finger.......mmmmmmmmm....... I blended a little more colour around the image. As I said not my finest hour but at least I tried out the Oil Pastels will need more practise I think!!!!!
 
Last but not least thank you everyone who commented on my last Calender Page and all my posts I really appreciate everyone of them.....Thank You!
 
I'm popping over now to see how the other ladies have done with week 3 and catch up on some blogs
'till next time.

 


12 comments:

  1. Love the bright background you've created. Well done on having a go with your oil pastels - that's what challenges are all about!!

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  2. Lovely fresh colours, I think the oil pastels look great.

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  3. Beautifully vibrant calendar, the oil pastels are difficult I know. Well done, I can really see the sunshine out of your background

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  4. Pretty colours and very fitting to spring! Valerie

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  5. You're brave to take up the oil pastels challenge and you've achieved a successful background !

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  6. You made a beautiful background and Sun is a cool touch. Perfect for the flowers and month.

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  7. Lovely background and card, and also bravo for the use of oil pastels !!! I have no pastels yet unhappily, otherwise I would have tried this technique following the week, it's so interesting to try. I note it's not so easy apparently !.. :) Coco x

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  8. Firstly, I hope you feel better. Secondly, well done you for attempting the oil pastels - I gave them a very wide side step! I love your background and the daffodils look wonderful.
    Juliax

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  9. Looking great! I love that background - a bit grungy with those gorgeous colors!

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  10. Oil pastel is not an easy medium to work with, and I think you did fantastic for your first try, love the calendar.
    Thanks for playing with us.
    Don't forget to get in touch so I can send you your 15% code.
    Izzy

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  11. Gorgeous background Maggie, love the colours! xx

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