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Stampendous blog Hop with Rita Barakat

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It's Day 4 of our blog hop with Stampendous! Here's how you can win our daily prizes:  visit our blog and theStampendous blog.  Leave a comment about what you liked best about the craft.  We'll have a giveaway every day so don't forget to come back for the rest of the week!  The winners will be announced on our blog on Monday, March 10th.

Hey there bloggers Rita Barakat here! I bet you did not expect to see a stamped card from me but I was inspired!I received this stamp for the blog hop and it came out more like a little piece of art! Here is part of a beautiful stamped image from Stampendous (the vase bouquet stamp) that I colored with Art GRIP® Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils!  

feb 2014 004100 I started with clear embossing ink then used Stampendous Crystal embossing powder(from the Fran tage encrusted jewel kit). I used a heat gun to emboss it. feb 2014 005100 I know its a little hard to see but it's actually very pretty and glitery. feb 2014 006100 I used various  Art GRIP® Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils and a wet paint brush to color my project. Pencils used~ 119, 273, 133, 166, 163, 136, 140, 143 feb 2014 007100 And here are here are the results mounted on DCWV cardstock and glitter paper! You can do it! 1 Rita Barakat   Mixed Media Artist, Illustrator and Designer & Educator. From wall murals to itty bitty minis you can find her work in various hospitals, corporations, family homes, manufacture websites and magazines. In addition to the Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® team she designs for DCWV and freelances for a variety of manufacturers.   
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Suz, Dt Outlawz

Rita, your project turned out gorgeous! I absolutely love the bright colors of these products. Gotta try them. Thanks for sharing.

Sabrina Radican

Oh so gorgeous and beautiful!!!!


First day above zero, and four more inches of snow! I truly needed this breth of spring! Love the embossed effect!


Gorgeous card, it looks like a piece of artwork worthy of framing. Stunning effect!!!

Denise Key

Beautiful love the glitter!

Natasha Poteraj

What I love is how the colors work together--what a look!!!!! Gorgeous

sharon gullikson

I have never seen that embossing powder before. Now THAT is cool.


You created an amazing work of art with that stamp! The coloring and shading are...WOW!

Lynn Hardy

This is really lovely!

Anne V

Watercolor looking-without the mess-gotta love it!

Carol B

Oh my word! That is so gorgeous, looks like a artist's watercolor!

Carol B
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Oh my this is just beautiful! I will have to give that technique a try then next chance I have to play at my craft desk. Love the vibrant Aquarelle colours!

Stampendous Stamps

Rita this is just lovely! You are very skilled at the Aquarelles and you made our Vase Bouquet just look incredible. Thanks so much for playing with us this week!


Beautiful. A picture to frame and hang in a prominent place.

Helen Markee

very pretty. thanks for the inspiration

Carla Hundley

Very lovely card.
The watercolors
are very nice.
Carla from Utah

Amy Cooley

Beautiful! I love the colors!

Susie F

The stamp is so pretty. I am so ready for spring.

Miriam Prantner

Beautiful! Just lovely!

Teresa Godines #6857

Absolutely beautiful!!!


This really does look like a mini work of art! Your expert shading is the key!

barbara macaskill

This is stunning!! I love how versatile Faber Castell products are. Each one has so many different ways to use them that the possibilities are just endless!!! The colors you used are making me dream of Spring. We are in a deep freeze right now and I will take anything that helps me think warm thoughts to get me through! This work of art would brighten anyone's day! TFS!


What a lovely watercolour effect over the sparkly embossed image - beautiful!
Alison x

Scrappin' Diva - Cindy B

This is gorgeous! Love it!


This is beautiful! Thank you gor the creative ideas!

Heather Thompson

Just beautiful. I love the colors and how this creation looks. Thank you for sharing.

Heather Thompson

Rita this is amazing! I just got some watercolors and catch wait to play! Great info and idea! Thank you for sharing.


This turned out so beautifully! LOVE it!

Iris Soscia

So pretty - love how you embossed with the crystal embossing powder.
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Christine Kiehl

Wow, I love how it looks watercolored! Thank you for sharing! Beautiful card! with fun products!

Shari Czerwinski

Every card you make is beautiful! Love the soft colors :)

Eunice B

I love the water color flowers, very Monet feeling. TFS a lovely card.

Sarah Lynch

Wow this is so bright and beautiful!


Very pretty. It does look like art, I thought it was a canvas at first. Thanks for sharing.

barbara lassiter

This is so gorgeous and I really love the watercolor look of the finished card. Wow!

Michel E

Lovely project.

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Sue D

This is gorgeous--love the colors.

Loly Borda

Love this Rita! I could frame it to have it in my living room. I love it that much!

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Linda Tupper

Just beautiful. I just love the colrs and techniques!


So pretty! love the embossing resist with watercolor pencils!

Janis in ID

So pretty and arty!! Love the color palette you used.
<3 J

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Karen Hayes

Very pretty! I really like the Faber castell watercolour pencils, you get a very pretty and unique effect. Thanks for teaming up for this blog hop, it's neat to see examples of these products.

snazzy jj

I'm not much for free hand drawing, so using Stampendous stamps allows me to really have fun with the F-C products. I would love to see you do this again!

beatrice lawson

Oh Rita, you always do something amazing. Love the sparkly embossed flower outline, so pretty!

Lyn Kaufmann

Love the embossing to highlight the outlines of the stamp, and you used my favorite pencils too. Thank you for showing off your lovely artwork.

Sharon Roselli

This is so awesome love the coloring of the stamp.

Greta H

Wow--piece of art is right! This needs to be framed! Thanks for the inspiration!


What a great use for glittery embossing powder! Very nice layering for the finished product.

Karin Barton

What a beautiful card! I love the technique used; it's seemingly simple, but oh so well executed. It's definitely on my "have to try it" list.


Very, very, nice.

Lucy E.

This is gorgeous! It looks like a painting.

Janet Cobb

So pretty and just the inspiration I need! I just bought my first embossing powder to start!


Embossing glitter and mounting your painting on glitter paper makes the whole thing 'pop'. Very nice!


Once again, Rita, your work is stunning. It has inspired me to try out my aquarelles. Thanks!

TracyM #6773

GORGEOUS card Rita!!!

You have turned the beautiful stamp into a piece of art - LOVE IT and I'm sure the recipient will be THRILLED when it arrives in the mail!!!

The glittered crystal embossing of the image is such a BEAUFITUL (and clever) idea and makes a STUNNING combination with the AMAZING colours you have combined!!!


Katie B.

Beautiful watercoloring! Love this stamp too. So pretty! Wonderful job. Thanks for sharing.

Katie B.

Elizabeth Etheridge

I love the way the Aquarelles work with the clear embossing powder, a lovely affect.

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