Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Gina K and Faber-Castell blog hop -Day 3


 Hi everyone!!  Welcome to Day 3 of the Gina K. Designs/Faber-Castell Blog Hop!  We are excited to team up with the Faber-Castell designers for a week long blog hop.  Both design teams are sure to WOW you with their beautiful and creative ideas for using Gina K. and Faber-Castell products together. We have another day of amazing inspiration to share with you, so lets get started!
My card uses Simple Flowers stamp set and I colored them with the Art Grip Aquarelles Watercolor pencils, the Green pack. Honestly, I've never used watercolor pencils before and was a little nervous to try them, but am happy to say they are really easy to use!
I stamped the flower image using Gina's Color Companion navy dye ink and added the green and blue colors at the base of the petals.  I then lightly dabbed the paint brush in water, blotted off the excess water and swirled the color toward the edge of the petals.  It really was that easy.

Be sure to leave a comment, because each day a random commenter will be chosen and receive a Gina K. Designs stamp set of their choice (up to a $24.95 value)!
-Now head on over to Melanie's blog and see what lovely project she has for you!
-Also pop on over to the Faber-Castell Blog and leave a comment for a chance to win a Designing With Gelatos Kit!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!  I'll leave you with a close up of the coloring details.
Card deets:
Stamps, cardstock and ink - Gina K Designs
Spellbinder dies -  Lacey Circles, Standard Circles LG and Stately Circles
Pattern paper - WeRMemory Keepers Chalkboard 6x6 pad
Other - Yellow rhinestones and stickles
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141 comments:

  1. You did a great job with these, Michelle! I love these colors you used and the DP goes perfectly!

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  2. what a fab card so pretty all those colors

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  3. Beautiful card! Thanks for sharing your ideas and talents with us.

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  4. Love the card. It seems to have a lot of texture. Thanks for the close up, and the instructions on how to color with pencils.

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  5. I love your card Michelle and thanks for showing how to use the pencils. The colors are beautiful.

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  6. Love the card, the scallops and the blues. Thanks

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  7. What pretty blue flowers Michelle! Love this!

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  8. Those flowers turned out awesome! Love this technique.

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  9. Those flowers turned out awesome! Love this technique.

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  10. Gorgeous, Michelle! I love the flowers!

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  11. So very pretty! Love how vibrant the colors are, yet they seem soft, like water color paint! Beautiful card!

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  12. Very, very pretty! Love the colors and the technique.

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  13. Watercolor pencils - one of my favorite things to work with - just melt your stress away when the water hits the paper!

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  14. Love this little card ~ so pretty and fresh! I've never tried watercolors, but I'd like to give them a whirl!

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  15. Very nice technique and so effective. Love the blues. Thank you, Michelle

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  16. What a fun card! Love the circle layers.

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  17. This card is simply beautiful! Love the colors used and thank you for the tip in using the pencils.

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  18. Very pretty! Love the layered circles.

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  19. Very pretty! Love the layered circles.

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  20. Awesome, I have never used watercolor pencils, might give them a try.

    Thank you

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  21. This is beautiful and makes me want to give these pencils a try. I keep putting them into my shopping carts and then pull them out. Just have to leave them!

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  22. Love the soft colors on this card and the GinaK Navy ink compliments those water colored pencils very nicely.

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  23. what a lovely card! Thanks for the inspiration.
    Sandra ltb

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  24. I enjoy using water color pencils and the blue/green is a winning combo.

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  25. Gorgeous card and love those flowers. Watercoloring gives a nice softer touch but without washing the color away. Love that!

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  26. Loving the circle shape, and these pencils are easy to work with, your flowers are really pretty!

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  27. I like the fresh colors. Very pretty.

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  28. I've never used watercolor pencils either and you made me want to try them.... Thank you for the inspiration.... Beautiful....

    Faith

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  29. Fabulous job with the water color pencils Michelle :-)

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  30. What a darling card Michelle. Love the water colored images you created using the pencils, they gave you a smooth rich image. Love the background paper too.

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  31. Great card. The flowers are so pretty stamped in the navy ink and the shading is nice and subtle. Thanks for the idea.

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  32. Very lovely card. Love the flowers and how you colored them.

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  33. Lovely card! I love your use of the Spellbinder dies.

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  34. Love your card, your colors are incredible.

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  35. I absolutely love your card and the water coloring is awesome, I feel that coloring with faber castell pencils gives a lot of control while water coloring !!
    http://www.kalasirjana.blogspot.in/

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  36. Very pretty card. I like the colors and the layers.

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  37. Love the flowers with the watercolor pencils. I would never know you hadn't used them before. I need to get the pencils for sure

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  38. Gorgeous card and Thanks for sharing:)You did a fab job with the water colors:)

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  39. Very pretty card- love the pretty water colored flowers. I love the shimmer around the circle layers to add sparkle!

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  40. Beautiful card--love the colors.

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  41. I have never used watercolor pencils. This pretty card makes me want to try them.

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  42. Wonderful, love the stamped flowers, the water color pencils and the design you used on your card. TFS.

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  43. Love those different shades of blue.

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  44. I think your circle card is beautiful. It looks like it would be fun to use the water color pencils.

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  45. Yet another beautiful way to use color pencils.

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  46. This is gorgeous Michelle. I love all the blues!

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  47. very pretty--I like the shape and your coloring.

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  48. Wonderful card! Love the placement of the circles....not exactly at center.

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  49. Beautiful card! Going to have to check out these products

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  50. Very pretty card. I love the scalloped edges.

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  51. Love it, those blues really pop together. I need to add those pencils to my wishlist.

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  52. Very pretty project. Something you can display for a long time rather than putting a card away in a box. Great job on the coloring.

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  53. Absolutely STUNNING Michelle! Hugs! Seanie

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  54. I love the circle dies you usesd in this card

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  55. Beautiful card, thanks for sharing.

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  56. Beautiful as all your cards are - thanks for sharing

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  57. Really pretty card sweetie, I love the shape and the colours are great. TFS. Hugs xnx

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  58. aren't the watercolor pencils fun?
    thanks
    Holly

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  59. Gorgeous card. I love the die cut rings. And those watercoloured flowers are very pretty. :D

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  60. Pretty, pretty! I like also the little touches of bling. Thanks for sharing

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  61. Love your circles combined with the stripes. The flowers turned out nice.

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  62. Hi, such a cute card. Love the watercolor.

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  63. Michelle, I loce the shades of blue and die cuts on your card. TFS

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  64. love the card, you make it sound so easy!

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  65. Beautiful card Love the blended colours

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  66. Love the smooth transition in color! Very lovely card

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  67. Very pretty card..so simple, yet oh so elegant!

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  68. Your card is beautiful! I like the effect you get with the watercolor pencils.

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  69. Love this card and the watercolor treatment on the flowers!

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  70. Hi, Michelle! I just love your idea to stagger circle die cuts and your coloring with the pencils is perfect ♥

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  71. I love it! I wish I had the creative gene to co up with wonderful designs like this.

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  72. Beautiful card, keep them coming!

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  73. Very pretty...you did a great job with the watercolors!!

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  74. Thanks for the quickie tip on how to use the watercolor pencils to make this lovely effect! Gorgeous.
    <3 J

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  75. So pretty. Love the aqua green and blue. Beautiful watercoloring. Really like the triple circle.

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  76. I love these colours and the flowers turned out great!!

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  77. Absolutely gorgeous card Michelle ... love the colors!

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  78. The flowers are sweet. Great card!

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  79. Lovely colors in this card and I especially like the whimsy of those flowers!

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  80. I love the circle card and the flowers. I would love to win some Gina K stamps and Gelatos to play.

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  81. Love your circle n a circle design, the card is beautiful!!

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  82. Fabulous job, Michelle! Your coloring looks perfect, and I love the glittery edging you did as well. So pretty!

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  83. Beautiful! I love the coloring and the card design!

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  84. I love blues, so this card really catches my eye [even though it requires much more work than I ever put into a card LOL]. Great show card!

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  85. Really pretty... thanks for sharing!

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  86. This is a great card. Love the circles. You did a great job on the watercoloring. Thanks

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  87. Love the stamping in blue, the circle is fun

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  88. I am liking these watercolor pencils !! The stickles around your circles added just the right punch. Thanks!

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  89. This is so beautiful Michelle. I love how you have used those watercolor pencils. Your shading is stunning. I have so enjoyed seeing how everyone has used the Faber Castell products, thanks so much for the inspiration!

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  90. Love your card and thanks for sharing your creative talents.

    sparcl77@hotmail.com

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  91. What a gorgeous card! I love those flowers, thanks for sharing.

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  92. Beautiful card. Thanks for sharing.

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  93. Lovely card....like all the layers!

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  94. Nice design! I likethe concentric circles. You did a great job with the watercolors!

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  95. Gorgeous, Michelle. I love how you colored the pretty flowers and the designed your card with those circle layers ~ lovely creation

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  96. Your card is very pretty. I love the water colored flowers!!

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  97. Michelle these wee flowers are gorgeous - love how you have used the colours and blended them.

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  98. Very pretty colors. I like the way the card is constructed...the layered and offset circle.

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  99. I love your card! The colors from the colored pencils are really vibrant! Awesome!

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  100. Lovely, Michelle! I LOVE the simple flowers and color palet you chose...the whole layout is inspiring! I've used pencild in the past, but these colors are so rich...I know what's going on my Christmas list! TFS!

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  101. This is such a cute card. I will definitely be shopping soon.

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  102. What a pretty card and rich colors!

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  103. Beautiful card and colors. Thanks for sharing.

    Linda D.

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  104. Isn't the water coloring fun? I'm no expert but it is fun to experiment. Thanks for the pretty card.

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  105. What a beautiful card and great coloring techniques!

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  106. This is a lovely card. I do like the look of a circle card , I wonder why I have not try to create one. Thank you for the inspiration.

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  107. ooh, so pretty...love the colors and your technique.

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  108. Very pretty card...love the color choices.

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  109. Love how you paired the bright blue with the white.

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  110. Love the card and the use of watercolor pencils

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  111. Very creative card! Great colors and details!

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