Friday, June 12, 2015

Hopping with 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've enjoyed the colorful inspiration we've had for you this week! We’ve been Blogging in Color!

Three Lucky Winners this week will get 3 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 project:

Archival Ink™ in Jet Black from Ranger®
May Arts Ribbon
3D Foam Mounting Squares by Scrapbook Adhesives®
Round Cookie/Pizza Sheet from Dollar Tree Store

Here's what I did to create this project:

Punch two holes in the pan approximately 6 inches apart
Add your first coat of paint to the pan, set aside to dry
Stamp your flowers and leaves with black ink
Color half of the images with Aquarelle pencils
Add your second coat of paint to the pan, set aside to dry
Color the other half of the images with Aquarelle pencils and blend all with a water brush
Add your third coat of paint to the pan, set aside to dry
Die cut the flowers and leaves, trim any white edges if needed
Using foam squares, arrange and adhere pieces on white paper
Trim white paper beneath pieces and add foam squares to back
Cut a piece of ribbon long enough to use to hang on wall
Create a bow in center of ribbon and thread ends through holes on pan, tie together on the back
Adhere stamped floral piece between ribbon
Add sentiment and flourishes with chalk

I've been wanting to create this chalkboard for a couple of months now and this hop was the perfect opportunity with some of the best products in the business.  I'm thrilled with how cute it has turned out and I love knowing it would be super simple to create new decor to adorn it.  It can easily be changed for the season or the current holiday.

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

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  We've really had fun this week creating with Faber-Castell’s awesome products.  I'm already looking forward to the next opportunity to create with Faber-Castell.  Don't forget to comment for your chance to win a prize!  I'll see you again next week with more Stampendous goodness coming your way.  Have a wonderful weekend!



  1. Super cute and a perfect year round decor piece, a great idea to change it up for the seasons!

  2. Love this idea! It's so cute! Thanks for the great inspiration!

  3. What a fun idea and project Lea! I see this as a cute alternative to notepads!

  4. HELLO Lea :)
    What a COOL & CLEVER project - LOVE IT, especially your CHEERY greeting and BEAUTIFUL flowers!!!
    THANK YOU for sharing your CREATIVE INSPIRATION!!!

  5. This would be a nice addition to any decor.

  6. Lea, what a clever make!! Love that stamp and your colors are so pretty!!

  7. Love the chalk board. It's fun to use and makes just a great background.
    the flowers are beautiful. The circle design is great.
    thanks for sharing a fun idea - I'll be using this one.

  8. What a great idea! I love the flowers!

  9. This is awesome! I will have to make one for my door.

  10. LOVE the idea o using a pan as the base!! Fabuloso! This is really awesome and I think it would make a great gift!! TFS!

  11. What a great idea! Love the chalk board!

  12. HHEHEHEHEHEHE - Adorable Lea!!! j.

  13. I have been trying to decide on a project to make for my daughter. this may be it. thank you. Betty

  14. Such a cool and creative idea, fantastic work!'

    L O V E !!! TFS!!!

  16. Lovely flowers for your chalk board. I think I need to check out the dollar store and give this project a try! I like the idea of changing out the decorations. What fun.

  17. Awesome idea! Love that bouquet of flowers against that black background. Thanks for sharing.

  18. Love the project! Great use of the flowers.

  19. Hello Lea. The more you look at this, the more you see. I love the layering of the flowers, and the depth of the pan all add great dimension to this. The colour really pops.
    Dot (Aus) x


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