Thursday, March 6, 2014

Fun with Faber-Castell



Wow!  Can I just say how much I love Faber-Castell®!!  When you combine it with Stampendous®, it's a  match made in Heaven!  For my project today I've used Bowl Bouquet and one of the many great sentiments from Friendship Assortment.  I've colored my image with Faber-Castell's Art Grip® Aquarelle Pencils.  Each watercolor pencil is given a number and the ones I've used are 147, 162, 109, 104, 107, 166, 167, 115, 118, 126, 163, 199 and 132.  Aren't the colors pretty!?


Here's what I used to create this project:

Ranger Archival Ink™ in Jet Black
My Mind's Eye® Six By Six Designer Paper Pad in "A Mother's Love"
Bazzill® Cardstock
Canson® Watercolor Paper
Queen & Co.® Pearls
Scor-Tape®
Misc. Foam Mounting Squares
Water brush

Here's how you can create this card:

Stamp image with black ink
Color image with pencils and apply water with water brush
Create card base with a tent fold
Trim patterned paper for background
Stamp sentiment with black ink
Apply color to sentiment
Trim a mat for image and sentiment
Adhere all layers as shown and pop sentiment on
Affix pearls as shown

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Thanks for stopping by today.  I hope I'll see you here again tomorrow.  Until then, have a blessed day!

Hugs,
Lea

38 comments:

  1. Lea, I love this card...love the colors you used and that you used Faber Castell pencils. I love water-coloring and am so happy to see you using them. Keep sharing!

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  2. Absolutely gorgeous card! Beautifully coordinated colors--I love the wash behind the sentiment. Clever and unique!

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  3. Gorgeous colouring - so pretty! Love the subtle shading of the water and the glass beads.
    Alison x

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  4. Love the colors!! The Faber Castell watercolor pencils are so amazing to work with aren't they? I love using mine because they always give me such great results. TFS!

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  5. What a pretty and cheerful card! TFS!

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  6. The flowers are beautiful. So bright and cheerful. Great job of coloring.

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  7. I love the colors, great layout!! thank you for sharing.

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  8. This is beautiful! Colors look amazing together.

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  9. So beautiful. I love how you colored the sentiment. TFS

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  10. Love the beautiful colors and all the layers and bling on your pretty card.
    isoscia at aol dot com

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  11. The card is Beautiful! I love the gradient color on the flowers.

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  12. Your card is just lovely! I like the way the image colors coordinate so well with the plaid paper. You colored/painted so well too!

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  13. I wish my coloring looked half as nice as your gorgeous card. Wonderful job coloring all those flowers. TFS.

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  14. Oh the coloring on your card is beautiful! Thanks for sharing the colors you used so that we can try our hand at coloring too.

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  15. This is so gorgeous. I love water coloring on cards and yours is so well done. The colors are beautiful and I thank you for the inspiration!

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  16. Beautiful card.

    craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

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  17. Love your coloring! And love the sentiment too. Beautiful card. TFS

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  18. The soft sorts of colors look really pretty. I like your combination.

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  19. Your background paper is just right with the vase of pretty flowers. You did a nice job.

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  20. Absolutely stunning, gorgeous image which you colored beautifully. You have inspired me to buy this stamp!!!

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  21. What a beautiful card. The water coloring looks fabulous!!! Love the colors you chose.

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  22. So pretty! I love those colors together and your background on the sentiment is awesome!

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  23. So very pretty.....and perfectly matching your background. Just lovely!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

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  24. Those aqua pencils from Faber castell are the bomb! I bet this looks even more vibrant in person!

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  25. Fabulous card!! And the final touch of shaded colours under the sentiment - love it!

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  26. This is absolute perfection. Wish I could just drop itin the mail!

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  27. Love the colors you used and the sentiment on this card. This would be a great Operation Write Home card and maybe I can make something similar! Thanks for sharing some talent and inspiration.

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  28. The coral color is so pretty.

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  29. Beautiful coloring--love this card! Can't believe how the pencils exactly matched the printed paper & love adding watercolor to the sentiment!

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  30. Gorgeous card Lea. This is one of my favourite stamps ever and your colouring is fantastic!

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  31. GORGEOUS card!!!

    LOVE your vase of flowers, colour combo, colouring and sentiment too - WOW - LOVE IT ALL!!!

    THANK YOU for sharing your BEAUTIFUL crafty inspiration!!!

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  32. Beautiful card! I love how you added color behind the words too. Thanks for sharing.

    Katie B.

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  33. You've created a beautiful card, the colors you've chosen are just right for Spring.

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