Hello! I am excited to have another project to share with you for the Stampendous! & Faber-Castell collaboration. What a fun week this has been! This week, the Stampendous team gets to play with lots of wonderful Faber-Castell products. We are showcasing the Art Grip Aquarelles Watercolor Pencils. PITT pens and Pastel Pencils, and our very special guest Nathalie Kalbach will be sharing projects with Gelatos. We are really “Blogging in Color” this week!
I started by stamping the beautiful hydrangea from the Cling Hydrangea Garden set. I used Memento ink on watercolor paper. I colored the flowers with 140, 141, and 143 from the Art Grip Aquarelles Watercolor Pencil collection. I tried to make the lower (or further back) flowers darker, and then lighter as they went towards the forefront. I also colored a single flower (that’s a separate stamp in the set). I colored them in sections, going from left to right, adding the water after I colored in a few flowers.
For the foliage, I used #’s 104, 166, and 168. I should also mention that I colored from the darkest shade to lightest all of my elements. For the butterfly, I used #’s 108, 115, 117, and 250. The body of the butterfly was done with PITT Pastel Pencils, as I don’t yet have the neutral set of Aquarelles (but I certainly plan on getting very soon!).
After I fussy cut all of my elements out, I took out some light orange cardstock, turquoise acrylic paint, and the super cool I Beam stencil. I used a medium sized stencil brush, and after I taped down my stencil on to my orange cardstock, I dabbed on my paint. it dries nice and quick, so I didn’t have to wait long to assemble my card. I cut out the stenciled cardstock, and distressed the edge.
I inked the edge of my card base with a pale blue ink, and started to glue my pieces down. I added pop dots to the single flower, right on top of where the original is on the main hydrangea. I then pop dotted the butterfly as well. This was such a fun card to make! I loved combining the Aquarelles with these lovely stamps. And then using the lattice-like stencil to finish it all off. I hope you have enjoyed this very colorful week! There are lots of folks joining in today, so please be sure to visit them all and leave them some love. Thanks for stopping by. Have an inspiring day!
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Suzi McKenzie says
Absolutely gorgeous colouring of these beautiful stamps. Love your stenciled background too <3 xxx
Beautiful, a lot of work went into this, but so well worth it, as it is gorgeous!!
Jamie Martin says
Beautiful card, one of my favorite stamp sets and the colors are so vibrant and pretty!
Michele Henderson says
BEAUTIFUL coloring techniques! LOVE this colorful card!
Lyn Bernatovich says
Love how vibrant your colors are! This is a gorgeous card Alison.
TracyM #6773 says
ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS card Alison!!!
LOVE your BEAUTIFUL butterfly and the DELIGHTFUL colour & dimension of your FABULOUS fussy cut hydrangea – WOW!!!
Fe Orot Mejia says
Love your coloring. That butterfly pops out at you… love it.
JackieP Neal says
OH MY Alison!! What a stunning card!!
Mary Holshouser says
The butterfly looks just like the ones flying around in my yard.
the fussy cutting made for a wonderful design.
The coloring is great.
thanks for sharing a fantastic piece.
Amanda Rhodes says
What a beautiful card!!
This is gorgeous!!!!! I love hydrangeas and that background you created with I-beams is so vibrant. It really pops.
barbara macaskill says
Amazing background and beautiful coloring! LOVE the splendiferous butterfly too! GORGEOUS! TFS!
Kristine Reynolds says
so pretty! Love the combination of Dreamweaver, Stampendous, and Faber-Castell….perfection!
D.Ann C says
What wonderful coloring!
Joi at RR says
ONE OF MY FAVORITES Alison. Your flowers are OVER THE MOON wonderful. Just think this is FABULOUS. j.
Love your coloring!
Gorgeous card, my sweet friend! Superb coloring and the stenciled background is fantastic! I love it!
Thank you for sharing!!
Beautiful coloring, gorgeous card!!!
((( W O W )))
L O V E !!!
Beautiful flower and colors
Teresa Godines #6857 says
Great choice of colors for the butterfly. it really pops off the flower. TFS
Beautiful, love your hydrangeas.
Such beautiful layering and coloring! Love this!
Ruby Craft says
Beautiful depth of color on your hydrangeas. Love your water coloring and the use of stencil and paint for your background. Beautiful card! Thanks for sharing how you created it.
Sue D says
Beautiful coloring and I like the background.
Sue in Ohio
Pam Beatty says
What a beautiful card. You did a great job!
Very pretty card, love your design and coloring. Thanks for sharing.
Janine Rudnick says
So pretty! I love hydrangeas, and you've done such a great job of coloring. Yea, you!
Lisa's Creative Niche says
oh I love the blue and orange on here!
Dots Dabbles says
Hi Alison. Your eye goes straight to the butterfly…the use of the orange with the stencil helps the butterfly really pop. A gorgeous make, and very clever in design.
Dot (Aus) x