Thursday, April 24, 2014

Taylored Expressions & Faber-Castell Blog Hop!

Hi Everyone,

I am so excited to be part of the partnership between Taylored Expressions and Faber-Castell in today's blog hop! I love all of their amazing crafty tools and was able to play with some awesome Pastel Pencils (neutrals) and some Big Stamper's Brush Pens (3 count Blue) from Faber-Castell! 

Mix & Match Pastel Pencils
Mix & Match Stamper's Big Brush (3 count  set of Blue)

For my first card I used both of the above pencils and pens to color my sentiment from the Chalkboard Elements stamp set:
I stamped the sentiment directly with the Stamper's Big Brush Pens by alternating each letter with a different color blue - I LOVE this look!

After stamping the sentiment: "wishing you" onto the banner from the set in alternating ink colors - I created some shadowing to the banner by using the Mix & Match Pastel Pencils. I also colored in the flowers with these Big Brush pens as well as the sentiment: "all the best":


I love how easily the pencils blended in with each other. I shaded in the circle shape that I cut out of the circle nestie with the same pencils and then used the white pastel pencil to create a chalkboard effect on the black cardstock:



Here is another view of the card - I added some bling to the corners and also added some faux stitching to the circle nestie around the sentiment and flowers and finished it off by rounding the corner and adding some foam dimensionals to the sentiments and circle nesties:


Card Ingredients:
Stamps: Chalkboard Elements and flowers from Nov. 2013 stamp of the Month: In the Garden
Papers: Black, Red and Blue cardstock
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, Faber-Castell: Stamper's Big Brushes 3 ctd. Blue and Faber-Castell Pastel Pencils Neutrals
Accessories: Circle nesties, white gel pen, corner chomper, white bling, and foam dimensionals



I loved playing with these wonderful crafty pens and pencils and for my second project, I only used the three blue colors from the Stamper's Big Brush Pens (3 count, Blue) for coloring in the sentiment by alternating the colors on the letters as well as coloring in the different petals on the flowers with different colors of inks. I stamped the sentiments from the Milestone Marker stamp set from Taylored Expressions. I LOVE that you can alternate the colors so quickly and easily with the awesome big brush tips on these pens:



After alternating the letters with the inks, I stamped the sentiment and was really impressed with how it stamped - such a cool look!! Each of the flowers is stamped with these pens and then afterwards, I used some of the colors of the pens to shade in some of the colors - especially on the flowers and then I added some bling to the centers of the flowers -- & then kept adding some bling here & there (it was hard not to cover the whole card with bling :)!!
I made this card for my in-laws 50th anniversary (can you believe 50 years together -wow!) and can't wait to give it to them later this summer. Here is a close up of the card:
Card Ingredients:
Stamps: Milestone Markers and In the Garden (Stamp of the Month)

Inks: Faber-Castell: Stamper's Big Brushes 3ct. Blue 
Papers: Taylored Expressions Choice Snow White and Teal cardstock
Accessories: Circle Nestabilities, bling, white gel pen, foam dimensionals, turquoise grosgrain ribbon and circle punches

I had so much fun playing with these awesome products from Faber-Castell and I can't wait to check out all the wonderful creations from everyone on the hop today - please hop along with me and check them out:

Faber-Castell Blog
Sankari Wegman
Mou Shaha 
Cassie Trask
Rita Barakat
Keia Shipp-Smith
Jen Matott
Taylored Expressions Blog


GiveAway Fun Prizes!!!!

Simply comment on any (or all!) of our Blog Hop posts from April 24-April 25. For each comment, you will be entered into a drawing to win one of two fabulous prizes: One lucky winner will receive a $75 Faber-Castell prize pack of Gesso, Glaze, Gel Medium, and 10 new Gelatos Double Scoops and one lucky winner will receive a Taylored Expressions stamp set and die of choice! Comments close Sunday, April 27 at 8pm PST. 


Thanks so much for taking a moment to stop by today!
Big hugs,
Sankari :)




162 comments:

Amy McCue said...

Great card! I love the multi colored sentiment and the banner.

Monika/Buzsy said...

Beautiful cards Sankari. Love the pretty images and the blue hues on the flowers.

Angie K. said...

Gorgeous cards! Thanks for demonstrating those new products!

RedGem said...

What beautiful cards... love the F-C products!

TracyM #6773 said...

BOTH cards are FABULOUS - LOVE the colours and designs!!!

It's official - I LOVE chalkboard and Big Brush Blues and pastel pencils, it's a delight what you can do with them :)

Barb said...

I love how you alternated the blues on your sentiments! Beautiful cards!

Donna Phelan said...

Beautiful cards, LOVE the colors. Happy 50th to your in-laws! Isn't that awesome? TFS!!!

Simply AJ said...

Oh my goodness what an amazing job you did on both cards! Love the way you used the various F-C products. Seeing the different ways to use the Big Brushes has me sold! Great job and thank you for sharing. AJ@queenofmynest

Gramma Dee said...

I love the way you used the pens to variegate the coloring on the stamps! And those bright colors really pop against the black background. Great cards!

Kailash said...

Both your card designs are gorgeous, love the hues of the blue and those flowers are so striking!!

Gramma Dee said...

I love the way you used the pens to variegate the coloring on the stamps! And those bright colors really pop against the black background. Great cards!

Joan said...

Such beautiful cards. Thanks for sharing. I'm anxious to try some of the new (to me) Faber Castell products.

Joan said...

Such beautiful cards. Thanks for sharing. I'm anxious to try some of the new (to me) Faber Castell products.

Davinia Coryn said...

Beautiful cards, love the big brush pens!

Jean Bullock said...

Great job. I love the fab card. Amazing what you did with just a few tools. Well done!

Jennifer Scull said...

both of these projects are fabulous! love the way those big markers stamp. thanks for showing how they work. :)

Anonymous said...

Eileen L. said...
Love the look of the multi colored letters, very pretty.

Anonymous said...

Love the colors on the anniversary card!!!
Laurie B

Denise Prosser -Soffa said...

Wow, 2 of my favorites in one Hop !!
Love all the inspiration, can't wait for day 2.
Crafty Hugs,
Denise craftyladydp @gmail .com

ScrapaDiddle said...

Very cute cards, as usual! Love the products and your talent!

bjshaw11 said...

Wow, loved the anniversary card! Love the versatility of changing ink colors on the stamp, instead of just one! thanks for showing that product and method!!

bjshaw11 said...

What a gorgeous Anniversary card! Thanks for showing the product and method! I love the idea of being able to have different colors on the same stamp! Gotta try that!

Agnes Dobek said...

beautiful cards, love them.

Deann Donohue said...

I LOVE your card!! The stamp brush pens are AWESOME, especially great for wording like your card!! Thanks for sharing!

Katherine said...

Wonderful cards! I just got some gelatoes and love playing with them...

Julie's Creative Crafts www.juliecamell.com said...

Such bright and gorgeous blues! I love the shading you did. 50 years - that is awesome!!

Donna Whitten said...

Great projects! Working with these products looks like fun!

Gramma Pam said...

Beautiful cards - I love the blues!

Ruth G said...

You really created some wonderful effects with the pencils and markers! These colors look so lovely together and you really let them shine! TFS!

Kelly Massman said...

I love the vibrant colors you created on the flowers!!!!

MCgal said...

Love those brush pens!

MCgal said...

Love the brush pens!

karmye said...

Beautiful!! I love how you popped the sentiment up on the first card and the alternating colors and shading! The second card was perfect with the balanced bling!! :)

Pam Beatty said...

The card is awesome! I so need to get these big brush pens!

Pam Beatty said...

The card is awesome! I so need to get these big brush pens!

Martha said...

Beautiful card! Thank you for the inspiration!1

Laurie Bradshaw said...



Adorable!

Sandra said...

lovely!
Sandra ltb

Michelle said...

Pretty cards. So many little details on the chalkboard card.

sandie said...

love those colors together. I only have black and white in the pens. never thought of them for stamping. I need to win that prize pack

Anonymous said...

Beautiful cards with amazing colors. I need to try these and hope to win some
Charlene Dahlberg

Cynthia Xavier said...

Love your cards. I agree with your, I like the that you used different colors for your words. I also like the trim of white on your first card. That white really showed up. Great job!

cghundley said...

Beautiful cards
and you make the
coloring look
easy!
Carla from Utah

Miriam Prantner said...

Wonderful cards! I have been really impressed by how well those big brush pens work, and they have such a great texture too!

I'm just a simple gal said...

Beautiful cards. I love those big brush markers and thew work fabulously on wooden embellies too!

Nandini said...

Absolutely love both the cards! They are both so different and yet so beautiful! I am so impressed with the Big Brushes. Love the variegated effect on stamps.

Shari Czerwinski said...

Cute cards with great coloring!

Sleepyhead Designs Studio said...

Love the blue comment combo!

zub momi said...

Beautiful cards! Love the colors :)

lisa808 said...

I haven't tried any Faber Castell products yet, but sure would like to--the colors and coloring on your cards is so pretty and vibrant.

Jeana said...

Your cards are gorgeous! I love the Big Brush markers they are my very favorite!

Roseanna C said...

I love the different effects you created with the pens and pencils.
thanks for the inspiration.

Angelika said...

What beautiful artworks!!!

Vickiev Farrow said...

Lovely cards! I especially liked the way the flowers in the second card were used. Loved it!

WhoMom said...

Beautiful! Clean and simple-it looks easy and satisfying. Thanks for sharing the step by step.

Heather Thompson said...

I love my PITT pens, So fun to play with. great projects today.

Sue D said...

I like how you used these products to color the images on these wonderful cards.

Rebecca Ednie said...

Beautiful. I love those big brush pens.

NanW said...

Great use of color.

Sheri Stern said...

Love this! Your tutorial was great!

Denise Bryant said...

Great cards! I'm anxious to try out some of the Big Brush markers. Have not tried them yet! Love the stamps you used too!

marylouh said...

I haven't tried the chalkboard yet but it's on my "try" list. I love the use of the circles on the black card and on the 50th anniversary card. Both are embellished beautifully.

Sabrina said...

Gorgeous gorgeous cards!!

Cynthia Clark said...

I love your cards. I'm already a fan of the big brush markers, now looking forward to trying the pastel pencils.

Cynthia Clark said...

I'm already a fan of the big brush markers. I can't wait to try the pastel pencils.

Cynthia Clark said...

I love your cards. I'm already a fan of the big brush markers, now looking forward to trying the pastel pencils.

sharon g said...

You did a great job of coordinating so many colors, textures, and looks. NICE

sharon g said...

You did a great job of coordinating so many colors, textures, and looks. NICE

Pat Robinson said...

Lovely cards using the pencils and pens...beautiful colors that blends so easily together.

Amy C. said...

Beautiful projects! The floral tag is stunning and I'm always a sucker for the chalkboard look.

Debbie said...

Beautiful. I love the colors. PITT pens are awesome. :)

Kathy JH said...

Your cards are beautiful! I love how you alternated the colors of the letters. And your tutorials are fabulous!

Denise Luscan said...

Wow! Love your work with the products!

Valerie Bullock said...

I love the Big Brush Pens. Your projects are beautiful!! Thanks for the inspiration!

reeree62 said...

Amazing work, as always, Sankari... Exciting to have a chance to win!! XO

jacqueline said...

I just got some of the big brush pens but haven't really tried them yet. I like your examples with the different colored lettering.

Dawn Meade said...

Hopping thru creative awesomeness! Beautiful work Sankar!

Dawn Meade said...

Hopping thru creative awesomeness! Beautiful work Sankar!

Bev said...

WOW! Sankari Two Sensational Cards Here and what Great Impact you have given Them. I LOVE what you did with the sentiment where you colored each letter in a Different Shade, it really does make an incredible Difference. BEAUTIFUL WORK.
Kind Regards, Beverley....

Kelly Flaherty said...

Both of your projects are wonderful and I simply love the blues that were used. Alternating the colors on each letter sounds childish, but when I examined the letters, they looked great! See, I learned something new. This is a good partnership!

Cathy said...

Great cards! Great Blog Hop!

Gavi Slutzkin said...

Love the blue tones, pretty cards, thanks for sharing the techniques!

Jennifer Essad said...

it's awesome seeing so many creative processes - thank you

Dana Norris said...

I love both of your cards! The colors and the shading are gorgeous. You did an outstanding job on them. Your in laws are lucky to receive such a beautiful card.

Ania P. said...

Great idea to use the pens like this, simple and the result is just great

charlotte zweigoron said...

I've always loved the vivid colors that you use. Terrific projects!!

Dina said...

Loved the chalkboard one the most and thanks for showing us how to use the pens, I have wondered...

Kathy D said...

What beautiful projects you created!

onelayercards said...

Those pencils and big brush pens are really cool! Beautiful projects!!

~Shery

Laura Strack said...

You worked magic with those Big Brush Pens! Love your beautiful Cards. Your shading is amazing! Everything looks so 3D.

Unknown said...

Love your work. Thanks for the blog hop and I sure hope that I am a lucky winner!

sitscrapandrelax said...

I love your card!! Thanks for the inspiration!

Mimis Muse said...

Love the colors you chose. Can't wait to try these products myself.

DoofyJEss2 said...

Great cards! I can't believe how well the the big brush markers stamp!! Your shading with the pencils is amazing!! Love the depth you created for the first card with your shading.

Helen Gullett said...

They gorgeous cards! I love the colors - bold and beautiful! Thanks for sharing the tutorial :)

snazzyjj said...

love how the chalk board pop the blues and greens

Melody said...

I like the colors you choose.

Linda Storey said...

Just love both projects! LoVe the blues on prject 2. Thanks so much for sharing!

Terry Harrison said...

Beautiful card ... Wonderful blog hop! ... now decisions, decisions, decisions which great products would I chose should I win ... hmmmmm....
~ Terry ~

Heather Overbeck said...

What a great use of the Big Brush Pens. These great cards!

angelasglassstudio said...

So Cute! Thanks for showing us a cool card!

Auntie Em said...

Your cards are both so pretty. I love the way you alternated the colours when colouring in the sentiments. Very eye catching.
Happy 50th Anniversary to your in-laws! :)

Renee said...

Gorgeous cards! Love the way you used those pens.

Lisa P said...

Gorgeous use of color. Love the chalkboard background too!

Ange said...

Wow, those are really pretty!

Joanne2403 said...

Hi, I have just bought the complete set of Big Brush Pens and can't wait to get results like this!

Billie Dee said...

That's lovely!

Joyce Woodhead said...

Beautiful Card. I would so love to play with the big brushes love what you did here.

Shannon Miller said...

Love the big brush pens..great cards..thanks for sharing:)

Sharla said...

I really like the shading done with the pastel pencils...I'll have to keep an eye out for them next time I'm at the craft store!! Your cards are lovely!!

Christine Kiehl said...

Wow, truly amazing! I have a blue smile on right now! :) THank you for sharing your talents and ideas with us!

slidewithme said...

I love this card!

Deb said...

Love the way you used the Big brush pens to spot color, great idea....

daisydilly (vicki) said...

Love the pastel pencils. was given 3 a couple yrs back and love love love them.

Ohana in Bend said...

what gorgeous cards! i keep forgetting how rich FC products are with the pigment. no other product with such vibrancy and so much more. thanks for sharing!

Denny Serra said...

One of the great things about the big brush pens is being able to customize your stamped image. Love it!

Denny Serra said...

The best thing about the big brush pens is that you can customize the stamped images. Love it

Jan Castle said...

Adorable cards...thanks for sharing how you made them!
Jan

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Awesome projects. I love the different colors for each letter of the sentiment. Thanks for the inspiration.

Kim said...

Love your cards! Very cool technique!
~Kim

famillemarleau said...

Love your cards. They're very beautiful. Johanne Lacombe

Jean said...

Gorgeous work!

Donelda M said...

Love your cards. Thank you for sharing your talent with others.

Basiljen said...

Wonderful card! I can't wait to try out some big brush pens!

Judy said...

I love your anniversary card! The chalkboard card is sweet too. Thanks for sharing your projects with us.

Sandra said...

Oh my goodness love those big pens, so many uses they would be fun to have.

A Vintage Knitter said...

Fun idea lOve Faber Castelle products

Natasha Johnson said...

stunning! i love those shades of blue

Carol McCready said...

Great cards. Love your coloring.

sonia c wilson said...

I love all the creative items!

Tiff said...

Gorgeous cards and use of the product!

Debbie L Gregory said...

Very pretty cards and love the multi color staping with the big brush pens and chalk effect with the pencil. Their products are amazing, if you havn't tried the gelatos yet you will love them also. Really nice fonts on the stamps you used on your cards.

SouthernMrs said...

Lovely cards. Thanks for sharing!

aileen (mum) said...

Both beautiful projects. Second is my fav as I love blues and greens

Ruby said...

Stunning card. Thanks for sharing your talent.

Ruby said...

Lovely project. Great hop.

Irene Grau said...

So lovely! Thanks for sharing.

Gina Howe said...

Gorgeous cards! I love the big brush pens for stamping. The pastel pencils are great for shading. Nice!

Wendy said...

LOVE your cards! Need me some Faber-Castell!

Scrappin' Diva said...

Your cards are so lovely and striking! Thanks for sharing!

Linda T said...

What a beautiful card. Just love you're design. Lovely work.

Jane said...

Love this card! Very cool the way you interspersed the colours on the wording. Looks beautiful. Thanks for all the inspiration.

Kristine Boydstun said...

Great card! I love the blackboard look!

grammypat said...

Loved the way you alternated the colours for each letter.--pretty flowers and very nice layouts

Lucinde said...

Love the blue colors :)

loulou said...

Great cards. I love the fun design of your first card. The combination of the blues on your second card is lovely.

Diane Glassmaker said...

Gorgeous cards!

Druid Lady said...

Love your work and your informative blog. Especially like your use of colour. keep up the great work!

Denise Sullivan said...

I love the shaded areas they are amazing. I love the blues and your use in altering the shades in the flowers and words. Just simply gorgeous cards. Thanks for the inspirations.

Di W said...

Your cards are beautiful. I love the Faber-Castell blue pens and pencils.

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

Wonderful colors on both cards!

cj said...

So pretty.

Kialaya said...

I really like the mix of blue and red that you make, it makes flowers pop out so much. Thanks for the opportunity to win the prize, I am so in love with gelatos at the moment.

Paula Touhey said...

I'm learning so much from this blog hop!

Linsey said...

Wow Sankari, these are such wonderfully inspiring ideas and with gorgeous results!!! I want some big brush pens so badly and my desire for them continues to grow! I love seeing how you've used them in conjunction with your other awesome Faber Castell products and of course TE stamps!!Thanks so much for your fabulous inspiration!

Bernice Piotrowski said...

That white pastel pencil looks great on the black chalkboard background. Great ideas thanks!

Robin B. said...

Stunning cards! I love the colors and dimension, thanks for the inspiration.

Trisha said...

Beautiful job on both projects. Amazing anniversary card and what you can do with there colors.

renee said...

great techniques..thanks for sharing.

Laura M. said...

Lovely cards! TFS :)

Katie said...

Beautiful cards! Love that banner stamp and how you alternated the colors. Awesome coloring and blending. :) Thanks for sharing.

Katie B.

Lyneen said...

WOW!!! Love the details and the dimension you created... AWESOME!