Monday, April 1, 2013

Faber Castell/ Perfect Layers Blog Hop


The Perfect Layers Designers are teaming up with the talented designers from Faber-Castell Memory Craft to bring you a blog hop overflowing with crafty goodness and inspiration!  The folks at Faber-Castell were so generous to our team of designers, sending tons of different mediums such as Metalics, Pastel pencils, Gelatos and more to create with.  With projects created with Perfect Layers and Faber Castell Memory Craft we hope to wow you with some gorgeous creations today!

Now, let's talk prizes!

Hop along with us today and leave some blog love for our Perfect Layers Designers and the Faber-Castell Designers to be eligible to win $50 in prizes from Faber Castell as well as a Perfect Layers Deluxe 3-pack and a Perfect Square (a $45 value).  Prizes will be selected randomly from comments left on the DT blogs.  You have until midnight (EST) April 5th to participate and complete the hop.


I made this card for my nieces 18th birthday using this sweet image from Sparkle Creations, Happy New Year Emily.  The designer papers are from My Mind's Eye Portobello Rd. (Lost & Found Collection) which I machine stitched and added a silvery grey crushed silk ribbon.  The numbers were cut out on tack n' peel with the MFT By the Numbers dies and covered with Ritz gunmetal fine glitter. And the mat layers were made using the 1/16" edge of my Perfect Layers tool.

Now when it comes to coloring, I am very happy and comfortable with my Copics.  I have never felt the need to try any other coloring mediums - so I admit that I was a little apprehensive about trying something new and mixing my coloring mediums.  But after giving the Faber Castell pastel pencils a whirl all I can say is, "WOW!!"   I have found a whole new addiction!!   They added such a depth and richness to my coloring that I think it actually enhanced it.  I was also able to achieve a softness in the shadowing around the image that I have never been able to do with Copics.  I think you can count on seeing these pastel pencils in more of my coloring.


Copics Used:
Skin: E11, E00, E50, (Pastel Pencils)
Hair: E50, E31, E35
Dress: B95, B93, B91, W3, W1, W00 (Pastel Pencils)
Gloves/Bow/Trim: C9, C7, C5
Shadowing: (Pastel Pencils)



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102 comments:

Barb M said...

so pretty! perfect layers indeed!

Leah Tame said...

Love this card!

Scrapthat said...

That turned out just AWESOME!! TFS

Sandra said...

lovely card!
Sandra ltb

Jennie said...

Love the coloring and layers on this card.

Kanan Pandya said...

So beautiful, love your card, great layers and wonderful coloring on image. :-)

bkazoo said...

elegant. Thanks for sharing

Disco Queen said...

Hi Wendy. I love the idea of combining copics and pastel pencils. What a great way to get used to a new medium & to get the best out of both. I am definitely going to give this a whirl. Hugs, Theresa

macmomma said...

Your card is divine! I love the inage and the colors you used! That bow is the perfect finishing touch! Thanks for sharing!

Rita Barakat said...

Beautifully done! The card is gorgeous!

Susan said...

I love your coloring on this card! So pretty! I just bought some of the pastel pencils and can't wait to try them!

Margie said...

Gorgeous coloring!!

momoftwo said...

You are so good at coloring! It's perfect! TFS!

Clare G said...

Adorable! You really rocked those Pastel pencils!

Melody said...

I like the embellishments.

Joyce said...

This is so great! WOW! I love my Copics also but you definitely have my interest in the pencils! Great job! I am sure your niece was thrilled!!

Darla said...

Beautiful card! Your coloring is amazing!

Donna Jones said...

Hi Wendy,
Great colouring of the lovely image, love the blending and shadows :-)
Donna Jones

Miriam Prantner said...

Adorable! Love the image and the coloring and the sparkle!

Paper Panda said...

Fabulous card, I love the image!
Mandy x

Pat said...

Love the card--and the image! :)

Christine Newman-Aumiller said...

Cute card. My niece has just turned eighteen and I may have to steal it!

scrappinannie said...

Very interesting combining the pencils with Copic markers!

Kristie Maynard said...

Beautiful job with your card. The coloring is lovely. Thanks for the chance to win!

Colorado Crafter said...

What a cute card!!!

To hopefully stop any confusion before it happens my name shows up as "CC" on some of the other blogs in this hop even though it will show up as Colorado Crafter here.

sharon g said...

I love how you colored her. NICE> I am trying to learn to color hair.

scrapn_momof2 said...

WOW this is so stunning Wendy!! Asolutely gorgeous.

joy said...

Exquisitely colored, Wendy! So very pretty.

KimC said...

Thanks for the chance, your cards are lovely.

Natasha G.P. said...

The silver looks great with the blue. I don't think to use silver.

HelenM said...

hop your niece loved the card as much as I do!!

Sharyn Polesel said...

Beautiful card! Love the coloring and that great image!

Barbara Thomassen said...

Would love to get such a beautiful card. Thanks

monica said...

molto bello

Mary J said...

Really beautiful Wendy - love her smoky eye shadow too!!

sandi said...

Awesome coloring. Thank you for sharing.

Danni said...

Gorgeous card!

Roxie said...

Fabulous job with the coloring, I like those shadows too.

Constance Bolander said...

Such a fun card, you have a lucky niece! I love my Copics, too, and you showed me that using the watercolor pencils can be just as beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

Lynne said...

A very pretty image, beautifully colored.

Nancee Purdum said...

This is beautiful! Lovely coloring! :) Nancee

Emily Keaton said...

Delightful!

Annie Duncan, Close to My Heart Independent Consultant said...

Beautiful! This would also make a great 25 (again) card.

Maureen Hayes said...

This is my first visit to your site and you have mad coloring skills lady! This is a beautiful card, thanks so much for sharing it with us!

Diana said...

Beautiful card. Thanks for sharing the steps in putting the card together.

Denise Bryant said...

Beautiful card! Love your coloring!

Gwen said...

So pretty, your coloring is amazing!

katebalmoral said...

Wendy the card is so lovely.. Another technique for me to learn..Retirement can only get busier LOL.. Oh dear think I need to purchase some pastel pencils and gelatos on my next visit across the pond in September..

cincyem said...

Who knew I could mix Copics and pencils! Thanks for the tip.

Janette said...

Your card is fabulous, and the coloring as always is spectacular! I can not believe there is a design team for the perfect layers tool sure wish I would have known that lol. I LOVE mine. I have been using it for many many years and I literally use it on EVERY single card I make!

Stacy B said...

Wendy, your cards are always so gorgeous! This one is beautiful and I love the smoky shadows around your image. What a great way to showcase the products.

Sarah Biswabic said...

Your card is so beautiful!
bbiswabic@new.rr.com

Mare said...

Such a pretty card! Thanks for sharing.

Scrap2day said...

Wow! Like you I use my Copics for coloring but the blending in this using the Design Memory Crafts Colored Pencils are amazing. Now I want to give them a try. This is so stunning!
You have such beautiful creations on you blog. I am now following your blog and also some of your Pinterest boards :o)

Patricia Vickers said...

I have never tried the Copic markers. I guess I will have to look into them along with the pencils. Thank you

Jean Bullock said...

What a cute, fun card!

Melanie said...

beautiful use of the Faber Castell pencils!

Amy#8546(TheTigersHaven) said...

Beautiful card.

Annie H. said...

Beautiful card! I'm falling in love with the Faber Castell pencils and I haven't even tried them myself! I've got to get some.

flscraplady said...

What a beautiful job of coloring you did!! Gorgous!!

Sabrina said...

Absolutely gorgeous!!

Judy said...

Great card! Love your beautiful coloring!

Lady Bug Stampers said...

What a fantastic card. Love the design the image an your coloring is fantastic as well. Thanks for the chance to win so great products. Happy Crafting.
Linda K.

Sue D said...

Great card for your niece and love your coloring.

AndreaS said...

Beautiful coloring!

Drycha said...

pretty card!:)

Rosy Newlun said...

What a beautiful colored image!!!!

Pat Kinkaid said...

Lovely card, and beautiful coloring! I love the way you added the softness of pencil with your copics.

scrappykate said...

I hadn't thought about combining Copics with F-C chalk pencils. Great idea!

Drina H said...

Beautiful card, loved the choice of colors

Nan G said...

Stunning!

Barbara Thomassen said...

The card has personality to the core. Great use of great products

christi said...

wow, i love seeing mediums mixed and hearing the reveiw so i know what to try next. mixed media is a whole new world to me.

CathyinMN said...

Great card! Your coloring is wonderful!

Barbara said...

Youy're right! The coloring technique on this is perfect. I'm sure your niece will love this card!

Beatrice Lawson said...

What a stunning card! Superb coloring and what a sweet image for the card!

Gina Howe said...

Gorgeous card! Your coloring is amazing!

cal8007 said...

Mixed media, all the way! I'm happy to see that you can mix the pastels with the Copics! I haven't tried the pastels but it's something I'll have to add to my stash!

Thanks for the chance!

Carmen L

Larissa Heskett said...

Such a beautiful card!! I love all the fun details!! Thanks for sharing and have a Fabulous Week!! ;)

Kate said...

I love the thank you card for the teacher, so nice

Cheryl Fricker said...

If I could color like you, I'd be a very happy girl. Love your card! Thank you for giving us a chance to win!!!

Loly Borda-Towery said...

Beautiful! Lovely image, and great coloring, love your 'perfect layers' and the bow. TFS

Jann said...

Such a great card I am sure she loved it. I agree with you on the pastel pencil blending, they are terrific for those smaller and more defined areas.

DoriG said...

I may have to invest in the Pastel Pencils now! Lovely card.

judycs said...

So much offered on your blog! I love working with pencils too.

JPScraps said...

Super cute card! Love your coloring skills.

Paula Fuller said...

The card is lovely, very professional. I love the shading, it adds so much depth. Thanks for a chance to win.

My Paper Epiphany said...

Your colouring and shading is so perfect - I'll be back to browse!

Craftyfield said...

Gorgeous card ! Love the colors and that touch of soft pastel. Never thought to combine Copics and pastel before.

Lynne said...

What a lovely card you created. Thanks for sharing.

June2015 said...

Those perfect layers rulers make it SO easy. Love them.

Unknown said...

Your card is so pretty! I loved the coloring. Thanks for sharing! Candida

Julie- justwritedesigns said...

What a cute card! So special for your niece's bday. Great job coloring this!

shamela said...

Gorgeous coloring with perfect layers

TFS

Katie said...

Great card!! Awesome coloring job. I would love to try out these rulers. Thanks for sharing.

Katie B.

Стокли said...

I love the way you colored her hair!

UnikByYes said...

So pretty love the layering and coloring!
Thanks for sharing!
Have a great day!
Liz O

Nadège said...

Very nice coloring! And the layering with the doily and the glitter is very pretty

Barbara Thomassen said...

I just love this card and the colors. Thanks!

Connie W said...

Love your coloring of this. TFS.

Lucy said...

What an adorable card-I love your coloring!

Candyj said...

ADORABLE! Wow, I like it, I like it!

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