Friday, June 12, 2015

More Perfect Pets

This week our team will be showcasing the Art Grip Aquarelles Watercolor Pencils, the PITT Pastel Pencils, and our very special guest Nathalie Kalbach will be featuring the Gelatos! There will be guest-starring roles by the PITT Artist Pens for doodling and drawing!
3 Lucky Winners this week will get three sets of the PITT Pastel Pencils (red/yellow, blue/green, neutrals), a jar of Faber-Castell Chalkboard Paint, and $20http://www.stampendous.com 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!!
For my post today, I once again combined a couple of things:  the Faber-Castell Hop and the Stampendous Perfect Pets .  Here it is:

I started by using the Stampendous Goldfish Pair Rubber Stamp on white card stock.   I colored the fish with the Yellow Set of Aquarelles water color pencils.  I used water on the enclosed brush to blend the fish.  Then, I colored the background with the Blue Set of Aquarelles.   I blended them with the paint brush and some water.  I added the "bubbles" by placing just a few drops of Faber-Castell Texture Gems on them.  Although you can see them in this close up picture, I am thinking that I should have put them in before I colored the background for the most impact.

For the first mat, I colored white card stock rather haphazardly with a yellow Aquarelle pencil.  Then, I brushed water on it with a large brush.  I let it dry a little.  Before it was completely dry, I ran it through my Cuttlebug with the Stamping Details Rubber Mat and the Pop Rectangles Stencil LJ929.  I made sure that the stencil was on the A Plate face up with the card stock over it, also face up.  Because of that, the card stock was pushed into the rectangles.  I was able to lightly go over the embossing with an orange Aquarelle pencil and then brush it with some water on a brush.  It made a subtle and interesting background.
For the final piece, I pasted the Mosaic Swirls Stencil LJ901 with Pearlescent Embossing Paste.

Now, let’s check out today’s inspiration from our designers, but don't forget to leave comments for your chance to win.

29 comments:

  1. Very pretty....love the bubble gems!!

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  2. Beautiful card! Very pretty color techniques!

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  3. Wonderful card and stencil backgrounds! Love the bubble texture gems!

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  4. BEAUTIFUL goldfish panel and FABULOUS card Laura!!!
    LOVE your colouring and the pretty layers, the Texture Gems look like fun too :)

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  5. Love the colors ... makes me happy.

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  6. I adore these fish- so beautiful!!

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  7. I love these goldfish. I would love to have them swimming around my house.
    The shading is wonderful. the background really adds to the design.
    thanks for sharing a great projet.

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  8. I love the beautiful background textures you created on this card! This stamp is so cute.

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  9. Great card Laura! Love the background combo.

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  10. Love the background and the fish are colored so prettily!! TFS!

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  11. So vibrant! Beautiful coloring. Great card!

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  12. Love this... especially love how you got the bubbles to show!!

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  13. What unique and lovely layers Laura... you are so great at shading things too. j.

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  14. Love the bubbles & how you used the stencil!

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  15. Laura, you always make the prettiest cards! This one is no exception! I love the way you've colored the fish! The stenciled backgrounds are awesome. Love, love, love it!

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  16. Love this creative design!!!

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  17. OMGosh....the Ribbon makes this POP!!

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  18. Love the colors and luv the fish

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  19. Those fish are awesome. Love the way you colored them. TFS

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  20. So cute, love those little fishes.

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  21. Loving these fish! So prettY!

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  22. Love the bright and cheerful colors and wonderful layers of texture.

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  23. Great coloring and I like the layers.
    Sue in Ohio

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  24. Love the fishes & overall coloring.

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  25. Fun card and love those goldfish. Thanks for sharing with us.

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  26. Hi Laura. I love these fish!!! Especially how they have movement, and your colouring of them is superb!
    Dot (Aus) x

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