Greetings! 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 “Bloging in Color” this week! In addition, it’s Dreamweaver Thursday, so you are going to see some wonderful stenciled projects today!
I started off with the Chunky Art Tools stencil, watercolor paper, and the “S” tipped black PITT pen and I drew in all of the tools. Then, keeping my stencil taped in place, I started to play with the Art Grip Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils. Man, I love these pencils! The colors are beautiful, they color up great, and when you add the water….pure magic! Love them!
By leaving my stencil in place, it kept me from coloring outside the lines. Which, is not something I usually mind, but I wanted to keep this image nice and clean. The only 2 spots that I didn’t use the Aquarelles, was the tip of the brush (I used PITT pens), and the tip of the pencil (I used PITT Pastel Pencils). After everything was colored, I removed the stencil, and used the included brush that comes with the watercolor pencils (great brush, by the way…and I love that it comes with the pencils!) to start painting. A little water goes a long way, and again, the pencils blend beautifully. I went for a few different textures and finishes on the chunky tools. You can really do so much with these pencils.
Then I used the appropriate art tools to add the drawn/painted lines. I added the little “Make Art” from the “Charmed Art” Stampendous set. I rounded the corners, and added a mat of purple cardstock. I then decided it was time to stop. I was planning on making a card, but I decided that I am just going to frame it and hang it in my craft room instead. Because really, no matter what mediums I use, I love to just make art! Please be sure to visit the lovely ladies listed below. You are sure to love their creations. Thanks so much for stopping by. I’ll have another post for this fantastic collaboration tomorrow. Have an inspiring day!
How creative and fun!! Such pretty, happy colors!!
Joan V says
Wow, so creative. I love this card.
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Dee Ann Matthews says
One of my favorite stencils used so beautifully! Fabulous colors!
Kristine Reynolds says
Love these bright fun colors that you used!
Fe Orot Mejia says
I like all the colors you used. I have to try these pencils!!!
Lyn Bernatovich says
This is a wonderful card Alison, especially the doodled lines!
Jean Bullock says
Way cool and I love the lines coming from each tool.
Joi at RR says
I have never visited your site before Alison – it's so interesting. I will be visiting again! I'm in love with your card and you did such a PERFECT job on it too. Love the colors and the design. FABULOUS. Thanks bunches for sharing. j.
Ruby Craft says
Looks like a fun way to use a stencil. Love your watercolors. Love the drawn/painted lines with the corresponding media for the tool. This will look wonderful framed and on your wall.
D.Ann C says
Lovely! They DO blend nicely!
Mary Holshouser says
this is a fun piece.
Was a good idea to leave the stencil on while coloring.
I'm not good at staying in the lines so I'll have to remember that.
thanks for sharing a cute card.
Super cute card! I love the added squiggles, the perfect finishing touch! Very bright and cheery and inspires me to go make art!
Absolutely love this!!
barbara macaskill says
I love this!!! Very fun and colorful!! TFS!
I love this stencil! It is on my wish list especially after seeing your creations with it. This is so beautiful. I'd hang it on my wall too.
Pam Hornschu says
Love this, Alison! Great colors and coloring!
A very fun design with the stencil. Super job on the coloring. Thanks for sharing with us.
Amanda Rhodes says
I love the bright colors! I just became a new follower.
Super creative, love, love, love
Perfect decor for your craft room! Beautiful coloring!
Lynell Harlow / Dreamweaver Stencils says
So gorgeous, Alison! Those swirls and lines coming out of the chunky tools was really fun…YOU must be fun too! ; )
Gina Furman says
Such a fun card! I really like the fun colors you have chosen. I, too, would have kept the stencil on while coloring just to be safe! Nothing wrong with that! TFS
Teresa Godines #6857 says
I love this image and how you colored the pens. TFS
Love your creative design, pretty colors too!!!
Sue D says
Very fun and artsy card!
Sue in Ohio
Pam Beatty says
Love this stencil & how you used it.
Great card! I think so many things could be done with this stencil. Thanks for sharing.
Katie B. (USA)
Suzi McKenzie says
OMG this is so cool, What an awesome stencil, and i love all the different textures you've got into your project. Awesome work <3 xx
Michele Henderson says
Love this adorable card! Great color!
TracyM #6773 says
FABULOUS card Alison – LOVE these COOL art tools!!!
THANK YOU for sharing your TOP TIP in keeping the stencil in place for colouring – this is exactly what I need to do to keep things neat 🙂
Such a creative idea, love the colors!
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What a Fun ~~~ F U N ~~~ FUN Card!!! TFS!!!
Cathy Hanes says
Really excited I found your blog, will definitely follow!! Thanks for sharing such a cute card!
This is delightful-love the colors and stamped elements. It would be perfect for many of my crafty friends.