Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Faber Castell review

I have a project to share with you.  I recently joined the Product Review Team at SCS.  This month we are featuring products from Design Memory Craft put out by Faber Castell.  You can find the full review HERE on SCS.


I decided to make a pretty shabby chic wall hanging using my new MME papers, it was pretty enough to use as a background.  I started with a 6x6 cardboard base.  The vintage butterfly was found on the internet, then I sized it to fit my project, and colored using Faber Castell Gelatos.  These are such a neat medium to work with.  These cute little chap stick sized sticks are infused with color that blend smoothly and transforms into sheer color when mixed with water.

If you look closely you can see I used the watercolor effect and mixed with water to give it a more sheer appearance.  I also mixed a little more color than water and painted it on to the flower to give the petals a deeper color than they already had.  The swirl is a Want 2 Scrap chipboard piece that I applied Faber Castell Gesso to and sprinkled with glitter.  A little lace, buttons, and distressing, and I was finished.


So, what do you think?  I love the way it turned out.  I see a lot more of these in my future.  I got so involved in making this that I was up until 1:30 am!

Thanks so much for your support,
Heather

23 comments:

~amy~ said...

Soooooo pretty!!!!

Sandy said...

I think it's very pretty.

Sudha - Art Admirer said...

Wow awesome. Love this.

Sudha
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Linda R said...

WOW!! I just love this. I say two thumbs up on the faber Castell Gelatos.
Very pretty my friend...

Hugs, Linda

Ros said...

What do I think ... I think you need to make more of these babies! ... It's gorgeous!! and finally I found out what Gelatos are ... was wondering about that ... well done Heather

Sabrina said...

Oh Heather, you have made something different, this is indeed gorgeous!! :)))

lynn said...

this is so lovely, heather! the effects you can get with the gelatos is amazing, huh?

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

OOOOOH! THis is SO gorgeous Heather!!! Congrats on the SCS Review Team!!

cnelson said...

Ohhh so LOVELY!

Marlies said...

What a gorgeous vintage creation Heather! Lovely butterfly, great colouring and beautiful embellies. hugs, Marlies

Naomi said...

Just GORGEOUS, Heather! I didn't know you were on the SCS Product Review Team, a big CONGRATS to you on that! Way to go, girl!

Naomi
xoxo

papertrails leaver said...

beautiful! What a cool new gig you have! These look amazing and the fact that you can get the sheerness is fantastic! Thanks for sharing this Heather! A stunning card!

Shelley Germann said...

Totally worth all the effort, Heather. Lots of eye candy...yum! Congratulations of getting the product review spot. How fun is that? Getting free product!

Lynnda Hosni said...

What a pretty card Heather!!! Congrats too... hugs...xoxo

Beate said...

Heather, your wall hanging looks gorgeous! You know I love everything you create.
Have a great weekend! I hope it's work free.
Hugs and smiles

Shannon White said...

OMGoodness is this ever GORGEOUS Miss Heather!! 8-) Love all the Fabulous elements you added to you wall hanging! Wowzers! And a big Huge Congrats on your product review spot! That's So Awesome Lady! So well deserved too 8-)

Hugs
Shannon

Mona L. Pendleton said...

This is really pretty Heather! That butterfly is gorgeous! Great review!

Lindsay said...

Totally gorgeous Heather! I love every little detail on it!

Maria said...

Simply gorgeous...love it!!!

Inger said...

Wowww this is gorgeous Heather!!!
Just love it!!

♥ Hugs, Inger

sparkle100-havealook.blocgspot.com said...

You sure put alot of work to it. It is Georgeous!

Leslie Miller said...

Oooooh, this is so pretty! Love those gorgeous papers and the butterfly and what you did with the Gelatos. Interesting, but most of all beautiful!

Cheryl said...

Simply amazing, Heather! That butterfly is gorgeous. I'm going to have to try Gelatos, for sure!

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