Monday, May 20, 2013

Above and Beyond with Staedtler


I am so excited for today's post!  The STAEDTLER and Stampendous teams are going to be sharing projects all week long made using each other's products.

Today I am sharing a card I made with one of the awesome new Hot Air Balloon sets from Stampendous!



I colored this image with  STAEDTLER Aquarell Watercolor pencils.
These water color pencils are fabulous!
It had been a while since I used water color pencils and I was really happy with the results!


STAEDTLER sent me a pack of 12.  
It comes in this terrific plastic case.


You open it up...

And the lid folds up into a little stand which makes it so easy to use the pencils!


Before I forget...here's the inside of my card!
All the sentiments on the card are from the Soaring Sentiments Perfectly Clear Stamp Set.

The "Sweet Summer" Giveaway includes the following:


1 Set of 6 Triplus fineliners, pastel assortment
4 blocks of FIMO soft oven-bake clay in vanilla, peach, lilac and mint
1 Mars plastic eraser
1 Double hole metal pencil sharpener
1 Mars Lumograph sketch pencil
1 Pigment liner sketch pen
2 Creative idea brochures



Don't forget - Stampendous will be giving away a prize every day to one lucky winner! The winner will be chosen from comments left on the participating designers blogs for that day.



Here are the ladies that are sharing projects today...make sure you leave some love...some lucky commenters will win some amazing prizes!!!
Thanks for stopping by!

Kristine

56 comments:

debby4000 said...

Fabulous card.
luv
Debby

Laura Turcotte said...

That is gorgeous!!

Pat Moore said...


great card and wonderful coloring

Krissy said...

Kristine, I love how you have the balloons flying over the carnival! How fun!!!!!

Lisa Somerville said...

Love the whimsical stamps, fabulous coloring!

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Stunning use of color, beautiful!

The Sparkly Fairy said...

Lovely cards. The colours look stunning and the pencils look very handy in the stand up case!

Nancee said...

I'm always amazed at the way others get the colors to blend together, mine seem to always come out muddy looking. I'll have to keep trying to get mine to look as fabulous as this.

Debi tullier said...

Your design is beautifully uplifting. I love the colors and saturation you achieved with those great pencils. Thank you

April Derrick said...

This is beautiful. You did a wonderful job coloring and I love how you showed off the case/display!!

Jamie Martin said...

So pretty! Love the vibrant colors of the watercolor pencils.

Judy said...

The colors look amazing on your card! Just like when I was younger, I love to color, it is so relaxing. The sentiments are so cute. Thanks for sharing.

Barb Turpin said...

What lovely colors! Great sentiments for the inside of the card.

barbara macaskill said...

Beautiful card! Love the colorful balloons and the sentiments are great! You did an awesome job coloring everything! TFS!

Cindy Cima said...

Cute card - love the colors!

Sabrina said...

What a gorgeous card!!

Kailash said...

Love the coloring and the real carnival feel with the bright vivid colors. Wonderful card!!

cal8007 said...

Lovely card! You did a great job with the watercolor pencils - I adore the carnival at the bottom of the card. Is that also part of the stamp set? I have Staedler markers and love them too!!

Thanks for the chance,
Carmen L

Kathleen said...

Love the way you were able to get the shading and highlighting on the balloons. Great color choices.

Sabrina said...

Your card is so stunning!! I love the layering of colors and how you got them to blend together and look so vibrant!

Mary Ann said...

Beautiful!!!Your coloring is awesome,great stamp,love the sentiment!!!

Edna Siu said...

It is a beautiful set of stamps.And your design with the color is sweet. love the color pencil can do the shadowing effect.

Yolanda said...

Love the air balloon and the colors used.

Fit Kitty said...

I can't believe this has been coloured with pencils - fabulous job! I love the stamps you used, and I like the addition of the pennants too - so colourful and fresh. KT

Yolanda said...

These colors are fabulous.They don't look like pencil. The card is beautiful. Thanks

cathy< jt said...

Very cute card ! So colorful !

Carol said...

Fabulous colors and fun balloon stamps!

Carol B
ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

Barbara said...

Love the picture you made with the balloons over the carnival. It tells a little story and the colors are wonderful!

Suzanne C said...

What a sweet and happy card! i love the banners along the bottom!

Kathy M. said...

Love the balloons over the carnival!

Mary-Anne V said...

Wow those water colour pencils are amazing...your image is so vivid.

MichelleZ said...

Holy Cow! Your coloring skills are amazing! Very impressive! The card is awesome.

craftymom205 said...

Love the card. Very colorful.

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Denise Bryant said...

Beautiful coloring! Love the balloons!

garnett said...

LOVE..... the bright colors are awesome. Great card.

garnett said...

Amazing water color pencils. Great card.

Sue D said...

Wonderful coloring on your card--I like how you colored the sky.

Kathryn said...

I agree that watercolored pencils are great! Just love your composition and the coloring is FAB!

Tami B. said...

This is the best hot air balloon set I've seen. Love the extra scenery that comes w/ it. Beautiful card.

steph said...

Gorgeous Card.

Karen Buchanan said...

Love the vibrant colors on those balloons!

Angelica Chambers said...

Your bright colorful card made my day above and beyond! Superb coloring with those pencils! I have those same pencils but my coloring has never looked like this! Wow! Thank you for posting!

Miriam Prantner said...

Beautiful coloring, loving those great hot air balloons!

Colorado Crafter said...

Lovely coloring! Beautiful card!

Isha Gupta said...

Gorgeous card and superb coloring!!!

Caroline D. said...

Beautiful card... your coloring is great and I like the bright colors you used!

jengd said...

Lovely coloring and wonderful interior to the card!

jengd said...

Great card! Love those poppin' colors!

paulettesprettypapercrafts said...

I love how you created a scene with the hot air balloons and your beautiful coloring with these amazing water color pencils.

Shelly Schmidt said...

Wonderful card- love the colors!

Loly Borda-Towery said...

Your card is beautiful inside-out. Love your cololoring. TFS

Iris said...

Such a pretty, colorful card.

Marilyn C. said...

You did a lovely job coloring the balloons - I feel as though I could touch them! The stamps are wonderful.

Tenia Nelson said...

AWESOME!!

Karen E. said...

beautiful balloons. The colors are so vibrant! It reminds me of the time when I did go hot air ballooning in the desert!

Marci M said...

I love how bright your balloons are, beautiful1