Be still my heart...look at the lovely blues!!!! Now how could I not make something for this challenge. Since my PanPastels have been sitting on my desk begging to be played with I decided to pull out the matching colors and begin to play. I was very inspired by the photo and had something in mind immediately. I was so into the project that I totally forgot to take photos in the process.
Here is what the canvas looked like with the first layer of PanPastels - I used various blues, grey, black and the Fine Black and White sparklie pastels. I then sprayed a layer of hairspray over the entire canvas to seal this initial layer of pastel.
Next I stamped several tree images with embossing ink and sprinkled on black embossing powder. I heated to melt. Once it had cooled I "painted" embossing ink along the edge of the lake, near the woods on the hill, in the lake and around the edges. After those areas were embossed with the black E.P. I added more shadows and highlights to the trees, clouds, lake and the kissing couple. One final layer of hairspray and I'm calling it done!
All Stamps - Just For Fun Rubber Stamps
There you have it...my rendition of The Dark of Night!