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.



  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!!

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

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

  4. Pretty colours and very fitting to spring! Valerie

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

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

  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

  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.

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

  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.

  11. Gorgeous background Maggie, love the colours! xx


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