Friday, April 25, 2014

Taylored Expressions and Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Hop

Hi friends!  I am going to share a card I made using Taylored Expressions stamps and dies and Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft PITT Pastel Pencils and Big Brush Pens!
I was so inspired by the Taylored Expressions Light As A Feather Die and stamp set... I knew I wanted to create some kind of feather wreath project.  I decided to try to add one to a card.  I am finally thinking Spring is here in my hometown so I wanted to make a card to celebrate!  These stamps and matching dies are perfect for a feathered piece of art!  Here's some detail shots of the finished card and how I made it:

 First I used the PITT Pastel pencils from the Red/Yellow set (#113, #109 and #106)
 I taped the edges with masking tape and colored in an Ombre style, starting with orange and fading to light yellow.  I used a blending stump from the Essential Tool Set  to create a smooth gradation look.

 Once I removed the masking tape, I got a clean border around the area I colored.
 I cut out an arrow design using the Taylored Expressions Chevron Cutting Plate.  Oh my!  I knew when I saw this die that I was in love!!!   I actually cut the design on DCWV cork paper and used half of the design.  I saved some of it for another project and of course all the punched out arrows are perfect for embellishing!  It is awesome!
 
I stamped feathers using Stamper's Big Brush Pens in Neutral, Subtle Tones , Cobalt Blue, and Aqua. I die cut the feathers and layered them along with some die cut from music paper into a circle shape.
Embellished with a nest, bird and text, I love how it captures a spring feel!  Hello Spring!!
Check out the previous projects listed below and today's batch!  Make sure you leave a comment on each for a chance to win some awesome prizes listed below! Good Luck!!!

April 24
Faber-Castell Blog: http://designmemorycraft.typepad.com/
Sankari Wegman: http://sunnysankari.blogspot.com/
Mou Shaha:  http://collagecollagecollage.blogspot.com/
Cassie Trask: http://cassietrstamping.blogspot.com/
Rita Barakat: http://ritabarakat.com/2014/04/24/blog-hop-with-faber-castell-design-memory-craft-and-taylored-expressions/
Keia Shipp-Smith: http://www.confessionsofapaperholic.blogspot.com/
Taylored Expressions Blog: http://tayloredexpressions.blogspot.com/

April 25
Taylored Expressions Blog: http://tayloredexpressions.blogspot.com/
Jen Matott: http://arttalk-sigmagirl.blogspot.com/
Courtney Kelley: http://courtneykelley.typepad.com/
Limor Webber: http://www.limorwebber.com/blog
Amy Crockett: http://www.scrappingmommy.com/
Tiffany Johnson: http://iheartartblog.com/
Emily Lanham: http://createserendipity.blogspot.com/
Faber-Castell Blog: http://designmemorycraft.typepad.com/

Giveaway Details:
Simply comment on any (or all!) of our Blog Hop posts from April 24-April 25. For each comment, you will be entered into a drawing to win one of two fabulous prizes: One lucky winner will receive a $75 Faber-Castell prize pack of Gesso, Glaze, Gel Medium, and 10 new Gelatos Double Scoops and one lucky winner will receive a Taylored Expressions stamp set and die of choice! Comments close Sunday, April 27 at 8pm PST.

97 comments:

ScrapaDiddle said...

Very interesting creation!

TracyM #6773 said...

BEAUTIFUL card Jen!!!
LOVE the shaded background behind the fabulous chevrons ((a die to die for)), LOVE your feather wreath, CUTE little nest and LUSCIOUS bow too!!!
THANK YOU for sharing your tutorial and CREATIVE INSPIRATION :)

Laura Strack said...

What a lovely card! I love how the colors just blend so well.

sitscrapandrelax said...

I love the ombre background! Such an inspiring card!

marylouh said...

A warm card. Love the background colors. The feathers and the birds nest are great ideas. thanks for sharing.

lisa808 said...

Awesome card!

Helen Gullett said...

Great way creating the background! Love the card :)

Sheri Stern said...

The colors and different textures are wonderful!

Heather Overbeck said...

I am in love with this whole design, thank you for sharing your creations.

Melody said...

I like all the detail work.

Donna Earley said...

I love this card! I really like the ombre effect and the feathers! I have been looking for a nice feather die and this one seems perfect!
Thanks for sharing!
Donna

Terry Harrison said...

Very "Springy" project. Wonderful blog hop! ... now decisions, decisions, decisions which great products would I chose should I win ... hmmmmm....
~ Terry ~

Di W said...

I like all the different media and textures that you used. Nice!

Barlie said...

Sssoooo. Nice :)

angelasartroom said...

Great card! Love the texture!

sharon g said...

I need to work on blending, because yours is amazing!!!

DoofyJEss2 said...

Really love the background you created on the card. The color gradient is gorgeous! Would be a nice sunset background! Thanks for sharing!

Miriam Prantner said...

Wonderful card! Love the contrast in colors, they really complement one another and love that little nest!

Kelly Massman said...

love it--so sweet!

Kailash said...

Love the artsy card and the cork paper die cut is fabulous!!!

michelle said...

Oh your card is pretty and I love the feathers they are so fun!

Gramma Dee said...

This is really sweet. I love the contrast between the golds/oranges/brown and the soft blues and silvers. Great job!

Jeana said...

Beautiful card, love the nest!

Lisa P said...

Fabulous. Love the blending of colors.

Anonymous said...

Love the background! Awesome card :)

Shannon Miller said...

love the colors, very nice

Billie Dee said...

Beautiful! I love the yellow/orange combo!

Joanne2403 said...

Love the dies, haven't seen these before, adore what you did with them!!

Ange said...

Pretty. Love the background!

scootsv said...

I love the looks of your shading/coloring on your cards! Nice and vibrant and well chosen!

Joyce Woodhead said...

Great job!! I would love to create this my self.

Amy C. said...

How beautiful and unique! I love the layers and texture!

slidewithme said...

Love the burlap bow!

Debbie said...

I love the ombre background. Thanks for chance to win !

bjshaw11 said...

Love the colors and your blending technique! Beautiful card! Thanks for being part of the blog hop today. I am learning so much!!!

Cynthia Xavier said...

Fantastic card. thanks for showing how you did the background.

Linda Storey said...

What a cute idea using feathers for making a wreath. So cute. TFS!

daisydilly (vicki) said...

Love how you made this great card. The colors are so pretty

Ohana in Bend said...

love your card. ordered the feather stamp and die as soon as i saw your card. great price and i like the sayings. now i can comment, i still love your card!!!

Marion Armitage said...

Love that feather stamp and die The colors you chose are so springy and great

Ania P. said...

great blending technique, must try it too, thanks for sharing

Shari Czerwinski said...

Fantastic coloring on the beautiful card!

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Fabulous project. Love all of the great layers. TFS

Jan Castle said...

Great look....TFS how you made your card! Thanks too for a chance to win!
Jan

Auntie Em said...

Love the background colours and the darker shades on the front. I have to admit I am not a big fan of feathers but I love these pretty paper ones. The music paper ones mixed in are just perfect!
The jute bow and the little nest are perfect trims.
Thank you for sharing your lovely work! :)

cghundley said...

So lovely, I
love the feathers!
Carla from Utah

Nandini said...

Lovely card. And thanx for the great tut. You make it seem so easy!

Dawn Meade said...

Day 2 of creative hopping bliss! I loved everything about your card Jen! Great ideas!

Sue D said...

Fabulous. I like the nest and the feather wreath you created and the awesome background.

Barbara said...

Gorgeous project. You are so talented.

Jean Bullock said...

Thanks for sharing your technique. Very cool!

famillemarleau said...

Your card is very beautiful. I love it very much. Johanne Lacombe

Jean said...

Love how you used the products!

Heather Thompson said...

Gotta love TE and F/C. I love all the products. What a great pictorial. I need to try that technique!

Cathy Troy said...

Woo Hoo! Great idea!

Sandra said...

Haven't heard of these dies but they work well with the Faber Castell products, love your card.

Sabrina said...

Fabulous project!!

Natasha Johnson said...

love the texture in these projects....im really into finding different textures right now so everything is not so flat

Beachstudio said...

Love it! Thanks for the step by step! I think that die is awesome...I may have to get one!

SuprFoxDesigns said...

This is so amazing! I love the background and the embellishments. So cute!

Simply AJ said...

Fantastic project! Love the ombre look using the pencils and feathers are perfect! Thanks for sharing! AJ@queenofmynest

FeltAndOtherCraft said...

So lovely card! :)

Tiff said...

Loved your use of masking tape!!!! Your project is so beautiful, as always!

Ruby said...

Lovely card. Thanks for explaining the technique.

aileen (mum) said...

Lovely card, especially love your background.

SouthernMrs said...

Pretty spring project. TFS!

Irene Grau said...

So lovely! Thanks for sharing.

Sandra said...

what wonderful color!
Sandra ltb

Linda T said...

What a beautiful card. I love all the additions to it. Love the colors. Very nice.

Denise Bryant said...

Gorgeous colors and dies! Thanks for sharing your technique!

grammypat said...

Love your method of colouring and really like the feather accents. Thanks for sharing

Jane said...

What a great project. Turned out beautiful and I am really happy to get that inspirational nudge!! Thanks so much

Scrappin' Diva said...

Lovely card! Love the background and chevron cork die cut!

Dana Norris said...

I love how the yellow makes everything pop! Your card epitomizes spring. It's gorgeous!

Lynne in NI said...

Wow, fabulous project! I love how your coloured your diecut :)

Donelda M said...

I love the cork paper. Adds so much to every project. Thanks for sharing your talents.

Lucinde said...

The feathers look great :)

Gina Howe said...

Your step by step tutorial is awesome! I love the colors and the way that you used a 'modern' type die with the 'folk' feel feathers. This is one of my favorite cards on this blog!

loulou said...

Fantastic card. I really like the bright background with the cooler colours feather wreath.

Valerie said...

Your card is stunning!! Thanks for the inspiration.

Denise Sullivan said...

You are so creative I never would of though of using their cork paper. SUper cute project.

Diane Glassmaker said...

Thanks for the tutorial. Love your ideas for the chevron die cut!

Druid Lady said...

Love this piece! Especially the delicate, tiny nest and eggs. Feels like spring has already arrived here in the northwest. Thanks for sharing your creative ideas.

Laurie Bradshaw said...

Very creative!

Denise Luscan said...

Wonderful card! Love the background and bows.

java diva said...

I love this card!! Brilliant with that chevron diecut!

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

Awesome tips and technique shared!!

Cathy said...

Love how you used the cork on your card.

Kialaya said...

I really like how you mixed the feathers and the 3d nest and eggs. Lovely card.

Donna Phelan said...

I feel as though I am repeating myself, but YOWZA!!! Loving that sweet little Robin's nest and those beautiful feathers! Wow! TFS!!!

Bernice Piotrowski said...

Nice to know these dies will cut cork. That ombre background inspired me!

Linsey said...

Ahhh, this is marvelous, simply marvelous!!! I'm loving your super chic chevy die with the DCWV corkboard paper--what a fantastic look!! This awesome creation showcases the beautiful way Faber Castell and Taylored Expressions products coordinate and it's ultra inspiring!!! Thank you SO much for sharing your incredible talent with us and being a part of this really cool hop!! :)

Robin B. said...

What a fun spring card! I love the layering, colors and cute nest. Thanks for sharing.

Trisha said...

Amazing and beautiful card. Thanks for all the details. Love the bird nest.

Laura M. said...

Awesome project! Love all the little details--esp. the nest & eggs ;)

Katie said...

Wow, the pastels are beautiful when blended! Awesome card, love the different materials and those feathers!! Thanks for sharing.

Katie B.

Denise Spillane said...

Oh I love this. I am going to try it.