Thursday, June 11, 2015

Fabulous Faber-Castell

 

This week our team is showcasing the Art Grip Aquarelles Watercolor Pencils, the PITT Pastel Pencils, and our very special guest Nathalie Kalbach is featuring the Gelatos! There may even be guest-starring roles by the PITT Artist Pens for doodling and drawing!  I hope you enjoying the colorful inspiration we have for you this week! We’ve been Blogging in Color!



3 Lucky Winners this week will get three sets of the PITT Pastel Pencils (red/yellow, blue/green, neutrals), a jar of Faber-Castell Chalkboard Paint, and $20 Stampendous reward card to choose their favorite images to color! WOW… these winners must have a U.S. mailing address (official rules here!)… BUT WAIT- Aussie Fans – The Stencil Specialist has you covered again this time!! One Australian Fan will win a Stampendous Stamp, a Dreamweaver Stencil (LJ size customer choice), and one Dreamweaver Stencils Regular Embossing Paste. Wow!!

Here's my project for today:


Here's what I used to create my card:

Archival Ink™ in Jet Black from Ranger®
Bo Bunny® A Gift of Love Collection, Sweetie Pie Squeeze
Limeade Cardstock by Bazzill Basics Paper®
May Arts Ribbon
3D Foam Mounting Squares by Scrapbook Adhesives®
Zip Dry Paper Glue by Beacon Adhesives

Here's what I did to create this card:

Stamp image, color flower with pencils and leaves with Gelatos
Trim closely around image
Scribble some black Gelato on a craft sheet and spritz with water
Using a large sponge dauber, lightly sponge Gelato through Damask Stencil on pink paper
Create card base from green cardstock in an A2 horizontal tent fold
Trim pink stenciled paper down to size as shown
Create a mat for stamped image from green cs and edge with Black Licorice Gelato and smudge
Adhere image to mat
Trim a piece of ribbon and wrap ends around pink paper
Adhere pink paper to green base
Attach foam mounting squares to back of matted image 
Adhere image to card base

I really wanted this card to have an elegant look with a slight, very slight, grunge look.  Something trés chic with a little bit of "oo la la."  I wanted the background to be subtle and I love that it's just peeking out behind the image.  This card turned out exactly the way I had it pictured in my head.  I always love it when that happens!


Let’s check out today’s inspiration from our designers:



Thanks so much for stopping by today!  We're really having fun this week creating with Faber-Castell’s awesome products.  I’ll see you again tomorrow with another project and more Faber-Castell yumminess as we complete our week with a fantastic final hop.  Don't forget to comment for your chance to win a prize!

Hugs,
Lea


37 comments:

  1. Gorgeous...looks like a Rose I have in my garden right now!!

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  2. Beautiful card and I love the peony. thanks for sharing

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  3. Lovely card.

    craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

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  4. The flower is gorgeous. The background seems easy enough for me to do. Thanks.

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  5. Love your pretty, feminine card Lea! I know what you mean when the idea starts in your head and it actually works out the first time! I like the oh-so-subtle stenciled background.

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  6. Very pretty card. Love the sentiment and the delicate coloring. Well done.

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  7. Wow Lea - BEAUTIFUL. Your card is so.... trés chic with a little bit of "oo la la." OOOPS - but wait - isn't that the recipe you had for it - ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh SUCCESS!!!!!!!!!! :) It really IS LOVELY in every way. j.

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  8. Your beautiful card has so many wonderful details. Thanks for sharing all the steps telling how you created it. I would read a step and go back and look at the picture. My mother loved her peonies and I love this one!

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  9. The peony is beautiful. The color is so pretty and the shading is amazing.
    The flower pops off the card.
    thanks for sharing a wonderful card.

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  10. Looks just like the peonies in my garden! So pretty! Love the background!

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  11. Classic, stunning and lovely!! A very simple yet breath taking card|! TFS!

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  12. This is so pretty! I love peony's so much. They are such a beautiful showy flower.

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  13. Beautiful colors and coloring, and gorgeous background stenciling!

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  14. Such a pretty image. I love peonies and the colors you chose are lovely and so life like. Thanks for sharing your process with us.

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  15. I love your peony & your coloring! I'm a new follower.

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  16. Vintage gorgeous or is that gorgeous I love vintage, either way it is a beautiful card!!!!

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  17. Love how you created the gorgeous bg! I didn't even know there was a black gelato--so neat!

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  18. So beautifully done Lea and that background technique is gorgeous too! ; )

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  19. Beautiful! Just love this card, as it reminds me of my Mom. She loves peonies! TFS

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  20. Absolutely gorgeous, such beautiful coloring, love it!!!

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  21. Beautiful--I like the damask background.
    sue in Ohio

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  22. Beautiful card featuring one of my favorite colors.

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  23. Beautiful stamp and coloring! Love your detailed background too. Great card! :) Thanks for sharing.

    Katie B. (USA)

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  24. You know how much i love this card, cos i've already told you on fb, tehe!! I'll say it again tho, it's stunningly beautiful, and i love it <3 xx

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  25. GORGEOUS card Lea - it is FILLED with "oo la la" - LOVE IT ALL!!!

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  26. Such a pretty peony! Thank you for sharing your sweet project this week!

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  27. Beautiful! Thanks for sharing this project idea.

    Carol B
    ciaoitalia2007 (at) gmail(dot) com

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  28. P R E T T Y Coloring!!!
    LOVE this!!!
    TFS!!!

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  29. P R E T T Y - BEAUTIFUL!!! TFS!!!

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  30. Thanks for sharing!! Never used Gelatos or stencils before but am definitely going to after seeing all the beautiful cards on this hop!

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  31. Wow-your design and coloring are flawless. Thank you for such beautiful inspiration.

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