Monday, February 25, 2013

CHF/Faber-Castell Blog Hop Day 1

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Hi everyone,

Cornish Heritage Farms and Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft designers have teamed up for a fabulous blog hop from February 25th to 28th! Come join us each day for some fun inspiration using products from each company. 

Two lucky winners will win a $50 prize pack.

Here’s how you can win this: 

1. You have until midnight EST on February 28th to complete the hop.
2. Cornish Heritage Farms Rubber Stamps and Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft will have a new craft to share with you every day. Visit their blogs and leave a comment on each post. This way, we’ll know you were there.

3. Have fun! We look forward to seeing your comments.

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For my first card today I have used Cornish Heritage Farms Antiques stamp set. To create my card I first stamped out this main image twice onto white card, one image stamped in black and the other stamped with versamark ink and the embossed using white powder.

On the white embossed panel I used the Faber-Castell’s Gelatos to create my background. I used the Pistachio from the Green Gelatos pack and Cotton Candy & Blueberry from the Blue Gelatos pack. This panel was then cut in half so it could be placed on either side of the main image.

On the panel stamped in black (the middle panel I then colored the image using Aquarelle Pencils and the Stampers Big Brush Pen from the Mixed Media Aquarelle & Ink: BLUE and Mixed Media Aquarelle & Ink: GREEN sets as well as Gelatos from the Red Gelatos pack.

The Circle piece as also colored as per the main panel. I stamped two butterflies from the stamp set onto white card using black ink and then colored these using colors in the Blue Gelatos pack.

Stamps: Antiques – Cornish Heritage Farms
Paper: White; Blue
Faber-Castell Products: Blue Mixed Media Aquarelle & Ink; Green Mixed Media Aquarelle & Ink; Blue, Green & Red Gelato Packs.
Other: Black Ink; Versamark Ink; White Embossing Powder; Foam Tape.

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For my second card today I have used Cornish Heritage Farms Toile Backgrounder. For this card I used the Popping Pastels technique.  I stamped this onto black card using white pigment ink and then I colored the image using Faber-Castell Pastel Pencils, I used colors from the Blue/Green, Neutrals and Red/Yellow Pastel packs.

The sentiment on the top of the card is from the Script Essential Expressions stamp set.

Stamps: Toile Backgrounder; Script Essential Expressions – Cornish Heritage Farms
Paper: Black; Purple; Blue; Melody DP – Prima
Other: Blue/Green Pastel Pencils; Neutrals Pastel Pencils; Red/Yellow Pastel Pencils (Faber-Castell); Purple Button; Hemp Twine; MFT Die-namics Fishtail Flag Stax; Foam Tape


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49 comments:

jdmommy - Anne Harmon said...

WOnderful cards, frances!

Kristine Reynolds said...

Both beautiful cards Frances!

Cindy Haffner said...

FABULOUS!!~

Sue D said...

Beautiful cards and great techniques!

Unknown said...

I love the look of the Cornish Heritage Farms Antiques stamp set!Beautiful !

Miriam Prantner said...

Beautiful cards, I especially love the second, that technique provides such beautiful results!

Teri C said...

Two beautiful cards!

Steph Ackerman said...

These are stunning!!!!

Stampin_melissa said...

OMGoodness Frances! Gorgeous artwork! Had to pin your first card!

Unknown said...

I like the stamping on the black background!

marypat27 said...

lIKE THE CARDS

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous cards! i love all the delicate details. - Vivian

Anonymous said...

I love the vintage look. Great projects.

sharon g said...

Woe, you are very artsy. I love the effect on the second one. I've never seen anything like it. Don't you love Faber-Castell?

Natasha G.P. said...

The 3 panels look so pretty. You picked really pretty colors to go together.

Gwen said...

Just beautiful! Love those panels!

Bhane said...

Those cards are fabulous! You've made my jaw dropped!

Ava Gavloski said...

frances, love the texture look to both of your cards, great showcasing of the pencil and gels
ava g

ionabunny said...

Love that first card. Amazing how the effect is so different with the black and the white

Judy Tuck said...

Both are gorgeous!

Jan Castle said...

Both cards are lovely Frances...my favorite is the first green one!

Sam said...

Wow, beauitful cards, love the detail and the colours you picked. The vintage feel to them is so nice.

Jo4Him said...

Both cards are gorgeous, but especially the 1st-beautiful. Thanks for sharing

slbt17 said...

WOW! very pretty - love the technique you used on the first card.
Sandra ltb

Melanie said...

These are so pretty.

Silli said...

Very pretty Frances, love your fabby colcoring! xoxo

SueB said...

how great to see the difference between the black-stamped and white-embossed panels; thanx for the inspiration!

Unknown said...

Beautiful card!

luvhymns said...

I love your delicate coloring on your first card.

Beatrice Lawson said...

The butterfly card is so pretty, thank you for the detailed steps, would like to try and make one like it.

TLady said...

OH WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!! FRANCES, you've done ALOT of DETAIL WORK, or so it looks!!!!!!!!!! BOTH of your projects are GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!!!!! :)

Kelly Massman said...

very pretty!

Sarah Biswabic said...

Your cards are so beautiful!

Janine said...

These have a lovely vintage feel to them.

Kris Anderson, The Avid Reader said...

Beautiful cards. Love the stamps that you used. The colors are so pretty. I am going to have to head to the craft store to get some of these great products from Faber-Castell. Thank you!

Amy Martin said...

Oh....these are beautiful....

StacyC said...

Great work..

Mary Ann said...

Both cards are Very pretty...

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

fantastic colors on your projects!!!

Lisa Lynn said...

WOW- both cards are gorgeous!

Marilyn C. said...

Both cards are beautiful, but my favorite one is the 3 panel card. Great use of a variety of mediums.

dtilt1 said...

love the popping pastel look on the card.

please enter me for the cornish-castell contest

deb
dtilt1@gmail.com

Victoria said...

Love both cards but the first one is my favourite. Great work!!

Joanne (jojot) said...

beautiful

Auntie Em said...

Great cards and I love the colourful and interesting techniques you used on your cards. They both really pop the details on the stamps and are so pretty. I have the stamp set with the lace image but I like how you blocked the design. Thanks for sharing the tutorial! :)

Larissa Heskett said...

AWESOME!! LOVING it all!! THANKS for sharing and Have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

Katie said...

Wonderful cards! And great coloring ideas. I will try coloring over white with the pastels. Thanks for sharing.

Katie B.

Denise Bryant said...

Lovely cards! Beautiful coloring!
DeniseB

JRoz said...

Two really nice cards! I love the toile stamp - your technique is fabulous.