Friday, May 24, 2013

Guess Who's Come To Play?

STAEDTLER!  And we're so happy to have them play along with us!  I hope you've enjoyed viewing our various projects and found a little inspiration along the way.  Today I have two projects for you, both are pretty simple.


For my first card, I pulled out my watercolor crayons.  I have used a few other brands of these and I have to say, these are the absolute best!  They go on so smooth and creamy and they just blend beautifully.







I love the color vibrancy of  the crayons, look at how bright and happy the colors look!  Aren't they great!  For this card I used the Stampendous Steaming On Balloon stamped with Archival Ink on Strathmore Mixed Media paper.  The patterned papers are Fancy Pants Designs Childish Things and My Mind's Eye Quite Contrary's Jack and Jill.  The card base is Bazzill, the buttons are from my stash and the ribbon is May Arts.




For the second card, I used the watercolor pencils.  Yep!  I love those, too!  I used the new Air Scapes Perfectly Clear™ Stamps.  I love this set, such a sweet vintage feel!  Like the other card, I used Archival Ink on Strathmore Mixed Media paper.  My card base is green cardstock of unknown origin, the patterned paper is My Mind's Eye Vanity Fair.  The ribbon is May Arts.

This is the final day of our blog collaboration and I've really enjoyed our time together!  There are prizes, too!  That's right, you heard me!  Prizes!!


The Stampendous! prize package will include one prize package per day (total of 5 packages) from those folks commenting on Stampendous bloggers that day. The Stampendous package will include SSC1171 Hot Air Scapes Perfectly Clear Stamps and SSC1170 Soaring Sentiments Perfectly Clear Stamps plus a Jumbo acrylic handle for use with them.



STAEDTLER'S prize package will be awarded at the end of the week, one for each of their bloggers from all commenters on that blog that week.
Their prize photo is below. So for best chances folks should comment on every blog every day.
1 Set of 6 Triplus fineliners, pastel assortment
4 blocks of FIMO soft oven-bake clay in vanilla, peach, lilac and mint
1 Mars plastic eraser
1 Double hole metal pencil sharpener
1 Mars Lumograph sketch pencil
1 Pigment liner sketch pen
2 Creative idea brochures


Package includes:




Here's the list of players for today.  Remember, to be eligible to win, you have to leave a comment on each blog.





Thanks for stopping by!  I'll see you again soon!

Hugs,
Lea

38 comments:

  1. Gorgeous colors Lea! I've had a tin of some of these pencils for years and I love them. I just got some Inktense ones to try. Maybe I'm just used to my old ones but I find they're the ones I keep going back to.

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  2. Your cards are both stunning, love the different coloring and the vibrancy of the first one, the design on the second one is lovely with the ribbon!!

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  3. I agree with you that Staedtler crayons and pencils are the best product there is! Been using them for 20 years. Love your colors!

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  4. Both cards are gorgeous, love your coloring.

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  5. Both of your cards are colored beautifully! Such beautiful colors and blended so nicely. I love your buttons they are just too cute on the card!

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  6. Beautiful cards.The colors are great.Love the green bow!!!

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  7. Great coloring job! I love the green gingham with the pink polka dot paper! The buttons and bow are great additions! TFS!

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  8. Beautiful cards! The strength and intensity of the colors is wonderful!

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  9. Such pretty cards. Love the gingham and the buttons.

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  10. I love the depth of color you have achieved with the watercolor pencils. Very nice.

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  11. WOWSA I got lost and hope I am on the right track now, lol.

    Thanks for all the fun and inspiration. Neat projects.

    chris@iwooten.com

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  12. What great cards and super prizes.
    Tish
    cattish@verizon.net

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  13. I love your cards, great job. I need to check out those crayons.

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  14. I've always love the Aquarell pencils from Staedtler, but you've created such bright color with them, I think I need to break them out and play again!

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  15. Love the cards.

    craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

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  16. Love your colors! Will have to get some of these pencils. You have really brought the colors to life!
    Carolina Kathy

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  17. Two totally different cards that are totally fantastic!

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  18. Your cards are just darling, Lea! Love the bright happy colors and the summer, carnival feel. I think they'd both be terrific for any happy recipient. Thanks so much for playing on our team and playing along with this hop! We're so lucky to have you!

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  19. Both cards are very nice. I really like the 2nd one though. It's so soothing to look at. Great colors.

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  20. Beautiful cards! Love the watercolor pencil look!

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  21. I love the look of watercolors and have watercolor pencils but have never tried the crayons. They really give a vibrant look to the image. Both your cards are lovely!

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  22. Very pretty card...those crayons are very vibrant on the first card.

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  23. Both cards are so beautiful and the colors are fantastic and remind me of the hot air balloons I have seen floating in the skies. I would love to ride in one some day!

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  24. Those cards are drawn beautifully. Very nice.

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  25. Very fun cards, would love playing with those crayons, haven't tried them yet.

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  26. Fab cards and colours used are great

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  27. Love the vibrant colors of the ballons..really, really nice.

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  28. The green bow is a fantastic addition. Great card.

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  29. I've enjoyed your posts! These cards are darling! The gingham paper and cute buttons give this a summery country feel and make me think of everyone going to a big state fair where they might have balloon rides in these really cool brightly colored balloons in, um, Kansas? ;)

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  30. Beautiful coloring, I love the bright and vibrant hues!

    Carol B
    ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

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  31. Great cards and wonderful color. thank you

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  32. Those buttons!!!!......You've made a little kids' watercolor set! I LOVE this!!

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