Dreamweaver Thursday: Perfect Pets and Perfect Pencils

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We have another busy and exciting week going on from the Stampendous blog and team. We have the "Perfect Pets" theme all week, today we also have Dreamweaver Thursday, and all week we've been hopping with the team from Design Memory Craft Blog using products from Faber-Castell...specifically their huge selection of art pencils.

I threw all three challenges onto my workspace to create this beautiful card:

First, I have to say that it's been a long time since I've used the F/C Aquarelle Pencils, but it was like coming back to an old friend! And bonus! Now they have this great grip feature on them, which makes them so easy to work with, especially if you like working tip-to-tip with your watercolor pencils and a wet brush. I knew that I wanted to work with the beautiful Dreamweaver Heron stencil from Stampendous, but I wanted to create a yummy background for it first. Working on a panel of watercolor paper, I created washes of color by mixing a bit of concentrated color on my my craft mat, and watering it down a bit before brushing it over the panel...in sunset colors at the top, and watery colors toward the bottom. Since these Aquarelle's are sold in color sets, it is so easy to work in this manner.

When dry, I paste-embossed the Heron in Matte Black Embossing Paste over the surface of the panel, and set it aside to dry near a small fan in my studio. Once dry, I went back in tip-to-tip to add more vibrant color with much less water, in certain areas, including a bit of a "reflection" from the sun on the water, and some green around the leaves, and once again, set it aside to dry. Just to add some fun texture, I added smears of the Faber-Castell Texture Gems over the water, and sprinkled elements from the Stampendous Fran•tagé Encrusted Jewel Kit in Teal...including mica and glitter. I added a scrap of May Arts net ribbon twisted and tied along the bottom of my card, and placed a few more drops on its surface. What fun products to work with, and a great mix along with my Dreamweaver and Stampendous products. Go get this stuff and have some fun!


Be sure to leave comments along the way each day of the hop, for a chance to win one of the greawt prizes in the picture at the top. Three 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 $20 Stampendous 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!!

Check out today's inspiration from the teams' designers for the FABER-CASTELL HOP:


Check out today's inspiration for the Dreamweaver Thursday posts:

Comments

Diane said…
Oh yes, I LOVE that stencil....it is on my "want/need" list...beautiful design!!
Terrific colors to set off the shadow heron!
So pretty...Hope you get some of these views on your vacation!
Joi at RR said…
Wow Pam - this is like looking at a real painting - what a wonderful artwork you did. Really love how you used the pencils - the colors are incredibly blended and beautifully done. I promise you... this is a FABULOUS inspiration to me!! Thanks bunches. j
Mary Holshouser said…
this is beautiful. I love silhouettes and the bird really pops from the page with all of the colors in the background.
thanks for sharing a wonderful piece.
Lea said…
Wow! Stunning card! I think I need some Texture Gems! Love your sunset and water you created! Very nicely done! Love it!
Judy said…
Love your card, that heron stencil is gorgeous and your background, delightful. Thanks for sharing how you put this project together. Love, love, love it!!
Joan V said…
Wow,so pretty and peaceful. Love the reflection in the water.
Those teal encrusted jewels are fabulous and the black embossing paste creates a stunning silhouette! Wonderful design work in each detail as per usual Pammie!
Amanda Rhodes said…
I love the heron stencil and the colors you used.
Sue D said…
Wow--this is gorgeous--love the colors.
Sue in Ohio
BurningRubber said…
I love how you created the background for this card! I got this stencil and hadn't thought to do that with it. I will have to try it and see how it works out for me.
Suzi McKenzie said…
Such a gorgeous creation, love the heron stencil. Gorgeous colours too <3 xx
Lyn Bernatovich said…
This is a beautiful card Pam! I love the heron stencil and how you designed it in silhouette. I zoomed in on it so I could see all the details.
Terrific card! Love this awesome color!
TracyM #6773 said…
STUNNING card Pam!!!
LOVE the design, LOVE the colours, LOVE the sparkle - WOW - I LOVE IT ALL!!!
THANK YOU for sharing your CREATIVE INSPIRATION!!!
D.Ann C said…
I'm going to need to get a thesaurus as I've nearly run out of superlatives to use every time I visit your blog! This is ULTRA gorgeous!!
Stampendous said…
Oh wow, Pam. This is a stunner! The sunset is beautiful and love the contrast. Thank you for another fabulous stencil piece, just love what you do!
LChippy76 said…
L O V I N G this Layout!!!
BEAUTIFUL!!!
TFS!!!
Jean said…
Wow - this is just beautiful! Love the colors!
Cathy Hanes said…
Learned SO much in just a few!!! LOVE the texture gems, never heard of them before! Followed the link and can't wait to try!! Thanks for sharing!
BethW said…
Another wow here. This is a work of art. Hope you have a wonderful vacation.
ionabunny said…
Gorgeous card. Hugz

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