Sunday, February 3, 2013

Got Hearts On My Mind!

Good Morning!!!

Wow!  Yesterday was tooo much fun!  Yes, I did work on the 14 Things I Love About You Heart Tutorial while I chatted with three other friends on Skype....It always amazes me how I can actually video chat in real time with someone from the UK, India, and Portland, OR. at the same time!!  Too Cool!  Anyway, I almost finished the tutorial except for the pictures. ....Yes, I know I promised yesterday....but I had to take a craft break.  My friend Barb came over last night and as always, she showed me something new! Why is it when Barb shows up and starts showing me something new it cost me money!  Got to have it!  LOL!  

You know how we all love to learn new things right?  Well, Barb and I worked in the studio, she on a project that she ended up giving me!  (How cool was that?  I will show you in a second...)  I finished up my Heart Box. She then showed me what she was working on.  She had just purchased some sets of the Donna Downey PanPastels that come with a link to Donna's YouTube tutorial!  I was all over it like white on rice!  We even drove back to her house to grab the sets so I could do one!  When you live in the country, to "just drive to someones house" means that it needs to be pretty important!  LOL!

I have always read about PanPastels, even watched videos on people using them, but never ventured out from under my chipboard long enough to play. Well folks I'm SOLD!  I want MORE!  So, guess where I'm going? LOL!  I am uploading the (136) 5 meg. pictures for my tutorial that will take the rest of the afternoon to load...TRUST ME!  Remember my country connection to the world wide web?  While I'm waiting for these bad boys to load, be sorted, picked through and resized, I'm off to Jerry's Artarama!  Here's a link just for fun:  Jerry's Artarama!  I have never been..heard about it a gazillion times, but feel know is the time to make a foray into Austintown to see for myself!  I plan to take my Christmas cash and leave my AMEX card in the car!  Thought about leaving old AMEX at home but just in case I run out of gas and need it...you know the drill!  HAHAHAHA!

So I'm off, but wanted to give you an update on the tut and show you some pictures of our doings last night.  PLEASE keep in mind that this is my first try at PanPastels so don't laugh!

Sneak Peek of Heart Box...





Here's Barb's Gift To Me!  Thank Barb!.....




Here's my attaempt!  LOL!....





See y'all in a bit!
Have an awesome Sunday!

Jim
The Gentleman Crafter


21 comments:

  1. Your heart looks great to me. Definitely requires a trip to the art store! You're going to love pan pastels. I'm chuckling because I just read about new markers (Molotow) on Teesha Moore's blog and I'm debating a run into Dick Blick in Seatle.My reasoning - no rush hour traffic and they look so pretty. You've earned a treat - go have a ball.Just take the card in with you. Art stores are like candy stores.
    Hugs,
    Mo(Mori49)
    ps - Barb - your heart is gorgeous!

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  2. I love what you've dine Jim, it's gorgeous. I love panpastels, but like you, ive not used them very often. The effects you get from them are amazing. Well done you...!

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  3. great effort Sir Jim, funny enough got my pastls out the other day lol have fun Lady Mar

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  4. Awesome Creations... I am dying to get my hands on those PanPastels and now you will have them! I am going to have really work at getting them! Hmmm... maybe Mac'n Cheese for a week or so! LOL! Can't wait to see your tut! Hope your day is awesome!!!

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  5. Why do you LOL after saying here's your attempt?????
    It's fantastic! You'd think you had been playing with those babies for ages!!

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  6. Loving Barbs work. Also loving Jim's work. How strange I tried Pan Pastels for the first time last night with Embossing paste.......

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  7. And now you are costing e $$$$. I love your heart Jim. It looks awesome. I can't wait to give it a go

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  8. AWESOME! Like I say, there's nothing more fun than having Friends who Love ART!

    ~Linda

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  9. Loved (and laughed!!) at the comment about living in the country! I'm in the same boat! To drive to someone's house, it must be pretty darn important---my closest neighbor is a little over 2 miles from me!lol Have fun venturing out---LOVING that heart!!!!

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  10. I love your heart - and Barb's! PanPastels were huge news over here in the UK last year and I bought some of them, but haven't played with them yet. I'm looking forward to seeing what you get up to with yours now! Enjoy your trip to the Art store!

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  11. WOW Jim!! I was surprised to see my "heart" on the blog...thank you for posting it. I think yours turned out great, too! Thanks so much for "dragging" me with you to the art stores today...so much fun.

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    1. Barb, your project came out awesome and you are obviously a great teacher if Jim's results have anything to say about it!

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  12. And off he goes..... Hope you liked Jerry's. I was a tad disappointed in it, but may give it another shot now that I am into art journaling and could use some good pens! Hurry with the heart box tut! That one is one of my favs. BTW - the quote wallet is prominently displayed in my living room!

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  13. Love, love, love Barbara & your hearts <3

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  14. Love, love, love Barbara & your hearts <3

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  15. Jim, your first attempt at pan pastels is awesome! Looks like you have been playing with them for years.

    You also need to learn the Las Vegas Rule: If you fly to Las Vegas, always leave enough cash in your car glove box to get out of the airport parking lot! So, leave your credit card at home, but put enough cash in your glove box to buy enough gas to get home!!

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  16. YOur panpastel piece looks great!! That is the beauty of the medium... no right or wrong really. Same with gelatos. Love 'em both! The flowers on the heart box look amazing... can't wait to see more and read the how-to!

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  17. A group of us NC girls from paperartistsonline.com are having a weekend at Donna's studio in March. Want to fly in and go with us? I'm sure we can make room for 1 more!

    Pam P

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  18. Oh no....something else to learn about and probably spend $$$. I love these and I think they look identical....you are too funny.

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  19. Looking almost the same, beautiful, thanks for sharing and big HUGS.......

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  20. I'm sorry, how is the second one different from the first one? I think you did awesome. i also think i need to try pan pastels....did you really leave the Amex in the car?

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