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Monday, June 8, 2015

Making a Mark with Faber-Castell

Welcome to a week  of Blogging in Color Stampendous and Faber-Castell's Design Memory Craft division. I'm excited to be hopping again with these great products and while I have collected quite a few on my own, they provided me with a delicious amount of goodies to use this week!

There are prizes for this hop week, comment each day on the Stampendous blog and each designer's blog and you'll be in for a chance at some Stampendous and Faber-Castell goodies! Details here.

I have had so much fun with this set of Goldfish by Stampendous and enjoyed using Faber-Castell's ArtGrip Aquarelles to color them! These little guys are perfect little pets and look as if they are having a great time in conversation. LOL Maybe.

If you would like instructions please look on through the end of the post. If not, here is the rest of the hops for today.

Stampendous Impressions Blog
Janelle Stollfus - you are here!
Kristine Reynolds
Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Blog


P256 Goldfish Pair
CP475 Creative Palette Rectangles
MPW811 Mixed Media White Paper
SH57 Jumbo Perfectly Clear™ Stamp Handle

Art GRIP Aquarelles Reds Mix and Match Set (brush included)
Art GRIP Aquarelles Blues Mix and Match Set (brush included)
Stampers Big White Brush Pen
PITT Artist Pens in Black
Texture Gems™ Ice
Gelatos (Blueberry and Raspberry)

Color Cardstock by Bazzill Basics®
Watercolor Paper
Versafine™ Stone Gray Ink Pad by Tsukineko®
Acrylic Paint by DecoArt
Zip-Dry™ Paper Glue by Beacon Adhesives
Water or Aquash Pen
Old comb


  1. Fold a 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 inch cardstock in half for a finished 5 1/2 x 4 1/4 inch card base.
  2. Create monoprint paper with acrylic paint and comb on a Creative Palette Rectangles. Let dry.
  3. Stamp Goldfish Pair in Stone Gray ink onto watercolor paper. If ink is too dark, stamp off on scrap paper and then onto watercolor paper.
  4. Color with Art GRIP Aquarelles using the side of the the pencil tip for soft colors.
  5. Finish with some Gelatos around the images
  6. Add bubbles with Stampers Big White Pen.
  7. Carefully drop Texture Gems Clear onto white bubbles and let dry.
  8. Trim mono print and glue on card base.
  9. Trim goldfish image and glue onto card base.
  10. Doodle a border onto card base with PITT Artist Pen in Black.

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  1. Love the card.

    craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

  2. Oh my gosh, those little guys are adorable! Love your work!

  3. Beautiful goldfish given so much color and fabulous water to swim in~

  4. Great card Janelle! Beautiful coloring!

  5. Wow, stunning! I love the colors and the fish are so vibrant!

  6. Beautiful card! Lovely watercoloring!

  7. Gorgeous Card...you are rocking the Faber-Castell Watercolor Pencils!!!!

  8. I love the colors! I just became a new follower through Google+, Facebook, & Pinterest (Salnclts). nclights7 at gmail dot com

  9. I love your card Janelle! Nice doodling too!!! LOL

  10. Sweet card, Janelle. Beautiful coloring on those pair, thank you for sharing today!

  11. Gorgeous card! LOVE those fishies and your coloring is fantastic! ♥

  12. Love your fish. Pretty pretty coloring. thanks.

  13. Beautiful! Your coloring is fantastic.

  14. very pretty, lovely coloring

  15. I am so inspired. Simple. Beautiful.

  16. Amazing! They are so dreamy! You have the coloring talent DOWN!!!

  17. the goldfish are fantastic. the coloring and shading is great. Love the background.
    the air bubbles are a fun addition.
    thanks for sharing a wonderful card. I have to add the goldfish to my shopping list.

  18. Beautiful card, Janelle! The directions seem quite do-able so I think I just might try this! Thx for sharing your creativity.

  19. Your coloring of the image is amazing. I like how you made the water darker around the fish. TFS

  20. Your colors are so vibrant. Beautiful card.

  21. Oh, this card is beautiful. I have a soft spot in my heart for the FaberCastell Aqaurelles. I love, love using these watercolor pencils. Thank you for inspiring me with these beautiful fish.

  22. the card has nice color choice and I like how it is made.
    love the use of the texture gems clear medium, I have not used this

  23. Love the card! The goldfish are great!

  24. Sweet card Janelle. Your coloring on the goldfish is super. I like everything about it. Thanks for sharing.

  25. Gorgeous card!!! Love the design!!!
    From Illinois

  26. What a wonderful card! I love these fish and they are colored wonderfully! Great job. Thanks for sharing.

    Katie B.

  27. wow--this is awesome. I like your coloring and use of Gelatos.
    sue in Ohio

  28. You did amazing play with so many wonderful products. The background using acrylics and a comb on the CP Rectangles is very interesting. Love the coloring and shading with the Art GRIP Aquarelles, the bubbles, the gelatos around the fish and the border you doodled with the Pitt pen. The goldfish were saying, "great job!"

  29. Gorgeous card! Your coloring is perfect! Such a cute stamp too! I think I'm going to be broke again soon!

  30. Love this fun & beautiful card!

  31. I love everything about this card, the subject to the colors

  32. Oh my my my - this is totally CHARMING. Love the colors, the design and your WONDROUS technique Janelle - WOW. Thanks bunches for such an inspiring card. j.

  33. Beautiful...pretty colors and shading...and the background is done perfectly...a beauty for sure!

  34. Janelle, Your fish are absolutely gorgeous!! Love them!

  35. This gorgeous card almost makes me feel as if I am in the fist bowl with these beauties! Great colors and the fish images are awesome!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE them! TFS!

  36. These little fish would look great on a "Memory Box". They are cute.

  37. GORGEOUS fish and DELIGHTFUL card Janelle - LOVE IT ALL!!!
    THANK YOU for sharing your CREATIVE INSPIRATION and "RECIPE FOR AWESOMENESS"!!! I confess that I have struggled with watercolour pencils, think I have been adding too much because I have never achieved such a soft, delicate finish!!!

  38. Love the pretty color blend in your fish! Adorable card!

  39. ((( C U T E ))) 'Lil Fishies!!!


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