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Faber-Castell Collaboration with Stampendous!

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! 


Diane said…
How creative and fun!! Such pretty, happy colors!!
Joan V said…
Wow, so creative. I love this card.
craftymom205 said…
Great card.

craftymom205 at yahoo dot com
One of my favorite stencils used so beautifully! Fabulous colors!
Love these bright fun colors that you used!
Fe Orot Mejia said…
I like all the colors you used. I have to try these pencils!!!
Lyn Bernatovich said…
This is a wonderful card Alison, especially the doodled lines!
Jean Bullock said…
Way cool and I love the lines coming from each tool.
Joi at RR said…
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 said…
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 said…
Lovely! They DO blend nicely!
Mary Holshouser said…
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.
Lea said…
Super cute card! I love the added squiggles, the perfect finishing touch! Very bright and cheery and inspires me to go make art!
Jean said…
Absolutely love this!!
I love this!!! Very fun and colorful!! TFS!
BurningRubber said…
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 said…
Love this, Alison! Great colors and coloring!
Judy said…
A very fun design with the stencil. Super job on the coloring. Thanks for sharing with us.
Amanda Rhodes said…
I love the bright colors! I just became a new follower.
Pammejo said…
Super creative, love, love, love
Greta said…
Perfect decor for your craft room! Beautiful coloring!
So gorgeous, Alison! Those swirls and lines coming out of the chunky tools was really fun...YOU must be fun too! ; )
Gina Furman said…
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
I love this image and how you colored the pens. TFS
Kailash said…
Love your creative design, pretty colors too!!!
Sue D said…
Very fun and artsy card!
Sue in Ohio
Pam Beatty said…
Love this stencil & how you used it.
Katie said…
Great card! I think so many things could be done with this stencil. Thanks for sharing.

Katie B. (USA)
Suzi McKenzie said…
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
Love this adorable card! Great color!
TracyM #6773 said…
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 :)
Carol said…
Such a creative idea, love the colors!

Carol B
ciaoitalia2007 (at) gmail(dot) com
LChippy76 said…
What a Fun ~~~ F U N ~~~ FUN Card!!! TFS!!!
Cathy Hanes said…
Really excited I found your blog, will definitely follow!! Thanks for sharing such a cute card!
BethW said…
This is delightful-love the colors and stamped elements. It would be perfect for many of my crafty friends.

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