Friday, March 7, 2014

Stampendous and Faber Castell Week....

I had the chance this week to play along with Stampendous and Faber Castell! Fun stuff! I was excited to try the Gelatos for the first time. Can I just tell you, I'm hooked! There are so many different techniques with them. I am definitely going to have to add some more colors to my stash in the future!



For my card, I pulled out Stampendous Cling Nestled Bird, a favorite image of mine! I stamped it in Archival black ink and used colored it in with Faber Castell Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils. I scribbled a bit of gelatos on my craft mat and picked them up with a waterbrush to add a bit of color to the flowers.


To create the background, I spread Whipped Spackle on white cardstock and allowed it to dry. Next I scribbled on some pink and red gelato along the border and blended it out with water. I colored red gelato directly on a stamp, spritzed it with water and stamped it on the background. 

Supplies Used:
Stampendous (Nestled Bird, Hope Verses, Royal Hearts)
Faber Castell (Whipped Spackle, Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils, Gelato)
May Arts
Beacon (FabricTac, Zip Dry)

Be sure to check out all the gorgeous samples from the Stampendous gals...

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Kristine Reynolds

Lea Kimmel

Janelle Stollfus

Jamie Martin

Krissy Fossmeyer

55 comments:

Kristine Reynolds said...

So pretty!

Tenia Nelson said...

Gorgeous!!

maggiej said...

Love it!

barbara macaskill said...

Looking at your beautiful card I can almost feel the roughness of the bird's nest! Wonderful job!! TFS!

butterfly said...

Lovely watercolouring on the image - how cool Gelatos are! - and I love the look of that Spackle too!
Alison x

Cornelia W said...

Beautiful coloring - those gelatos are wonderful!

Disco Queen said...

Fabulous watercoloring Wendy! I love the texture created with the whipped spackle. It's so scrummy. Theresa x

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Beautiful coloring of the image. TFS

nancy said...

Really beautiful!

Judy said...

Very pretty card. Thanks for sharing your ideas with us.

Barbara said...

This is gorgeous and I love the scripture verse with this stamp. Not only that, it's perfectly colored and you told us how you achieved all this. Thanks so much! :)

Kailash said...

Beautiful coloring and perfect sentiment with that lovely image!!

Stampendous said...

This is just gorgeous, Wendy. That Nestled Bird is such a favorite with all of us, and you've colored him so beautifully. Love the background as well. Thanks so much for sharing!

JPScraps said...

The card is lovely and you colored the image so well!

Heather Thompson said...

wow the coloration is great, This makes me with for spring to come a little faster. Thank you for sharing.

wendy L said...

These make you feel so artsy,
They are so pretty

seau said...

Such a lovely card. You did a wonderful job in coloring the little nesting bird. I love the colors you chose. TSF.

Tamara Churchill said...

Beautiful! I haven't yet fully explored all the gelato techniques and your card makes me want to go get them out right now and play. Especially appreciate the verse!

Karen H said...

Very pretty! I sure do like those aqua pencils and the Gelatos seem to always produce a nice effect.

sharon g said...

Gosh, I like how you colored everything, especially the nest. ANd how you made the nest and bird stick out. Nice job.

Amy C. said...

Beautiful...love the sentiment!

Jean Bullock said...

Very delicate and pretty. Well done.

Natasha G.P. said...

Woe, your background is so pretty. I also love bird cards. Always. Always. Always.

Robin B. said...

Wow, what a beautiful, inspirational card! Thanks for sharing.

Greta said...

Sweet card with wonderful coloring! I haven't had much luck using my Gelatos directly on the stamp, but you've inspired me to keep trying!

Debra said...

Beautiful. I learned a lot. I love FC products...they never disappoint.

Linda T said...

Beautiful coloring. Lovely card.

TSaunders said...

I love that it looks hand drawn! The best of both worlds: made by hand feel from the "pencil lines & water color painting...like those water-based paint by number, but so much better!!!

craftymom205 said...

Love the card.

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Sue D said...

Such pretty coloring.

Shilpa Nagaonkar said...

AWW! such a lovely stamp and you made a pretty card with that. beautiful coloring!

bearsmother said...

Beautiful card. The blue bird is colored so nicely. The nest looks so real. Great job.

Scrappin' Diva said...

Such a pretty card and great techniques used. Love the gelatos too!

Dana Norris said...

Wow! That's beautiful. I love the colors you used.

fionacraftspace said...

Oooo... This is such a lovely card. :)

Yolanda said...

Gorgeous!!

SmokieBlueRose said...

Your background is so soft but it also has depth, cool.

Sabrina said...

Gorgeous card and gorgeous coloring!!

Asia King (aka Joanna K) said...

Fantastic card Wendy!

mamygene29 said...

J'essaie de m'inspirer de votre blog mais je n'ai pas votre talent, dommage. En tout cas, c'est très beau

Lea said...

Aren't the Gelatos wonderful? I love them and your card is gorgeous! Nestled bird is one of my favorite cards, too! I think I NEED some of that whipped spackle! The texture is fantastic!

Gerrina said...

So sweet and ready for spring...

cghundley said...

So very pretty and
love the way your
colors all blend
nicely.
Carla from Utah

Carol said...

Simply gorgeous, thanks for sharing your creative ideas!

Carol B
ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

Sandra said...

lovely.
Sandra ltb

Con said...

I haven't tried the Whipped Spackle technique either; it looks like fun. I like the colors you chose for your card too. thanks-con

Janis said...

What a beautiful image and sentiment. Lovely work!!
<3 J

jwoolbright at gmail dot com
HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

TracyM #6773 said...

BEAUTIFUL card!!!

LOVE the background and how you have added so much dimension to the colouring of your beautiful bird, the lace & ribbon look lovely layered together too!!!

THANK YOU for sharing your creative inspiration and your 1st experience with Gelatos :)

Reebledeavey said...

Love both the bird and verse stamps. The bird would be easy to change "breed" just by changing colors!

Colorado Crafter said...

Lovely card!! I just got some of the Faber-Castell watercolor pencils but haven't had a chance to try them yet. I'm anxious to use them!!

lynda said...

Such pretty coloring! Whipped spackling sounds interesting!

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

beautiful card!

Lyndal said...

Just GORGEOUS Wendy!

Katie said...

Cool background, love what you did here! And I have that stamp too, I will have to try coloring with gelatos. Thanks for sharing.

Katie B.

Kelly Flaherty said...

Your card is wonderful. The colors are so vivid and cheerful. I need to get some of Faber-Castell's colored pencils.