Welcome to the first ever Gina K Designs / Faber-Castell Blog Hop … we are so excited to team up with the Faber-Castell designers! Both incredibly talented design teams are sure to WOW you with their many beautiful, creative ideas using Gina K. and Faber-Castell products together!
As you hop through the blogs, be sure to leave comments on each of the projects because each day a Gina K. Designs stamp set of choice (up to a $24.95 value) will be given away. And be sure to pop over to the Faber-Castell Blog and leave a comment for a chance to win a Designing With Gelatos Kit each day as well!
We have a full week of amazing inspiration to share with you, so let's get started!
I started by stamping the sunflower with Coffee Archival Ink onto an Inchie Arts Ivory ATC size Art Square. The art square holds up very well with the water blending I knew I would be doing, without warping. Next, I colored the sunflowers with the Faber-Castell yellow #183 Aquarelle pencil (below left), then blended the pencil color with a water brush:
Next, I did a little shading on the flower petals with the rusty brown #187 pencil (above right), then finished by shading the petals with the deepest brown #176 pencil (below left):
For the background of the art square, I lightly scribbled Faber-Castell's Pistacio Gelato and blended it with a water brush (above right). You can also pick color up with your watercolor brush directly from the Gelato. The pretty “Happy Thanksgiving” stamp is also from the same Stately Flowers 5 stamp set -- it was also stamped with the Coffee Archival ink.
I finished my card by layering the colored art square onto Gina’s Fresh Asparagus Pure Luxury Heavy Base Weight Cardstock, popped up with Copic Foam Tape over a scalloped die cut of Gina’s Warm Cocoa cardstock, on a Sweet Corn cardstock background. A Coffee House Color Companions Button tied with twine completes my card.
Gina K designers, Cathy Tidwell and Becky Oehlers also have projects to share today … be sure to check them out and leave comments on their blogs/projects, too! Then hop on over to the Faber-Castell Blog to see what their designers created with Gina K Designs!
Thanks for stopping by today! ~ Sharon
Stamps: Gina K Designs Stately Flowers 5 by Melanie Muenchinger
Paper: Gina K Designs Pure Luxury Heavy Base Weight Cardstock-Warm Cocoa, Sweet Corn, Fresh Asparagus & Spiced Pumpkin (retired)
Ink: Ranger Archival Ink-Coffee
Faber-Castell: Neutral Art Grip Aquarelle Watercolor Pencil Set (183, 187, 176); Pistacio Gelato
Assessories: Gina K Designs Color Companions Buttons-Coffee House, scalloped rectangle die, Inchie Arts Ivory ATC size Art Square (2.50’ x 3.50”), Copic X-Press It Double-Sided Tissue Tape & 1/2-inch Foam Tape