Friday, March 7, 2014

We're Hopping with Faber-Castell!

Stampendous and Faber-Castell have enjoyed a week-long collaboration and today we're celebrating with a final blog hop.  We're so glad you could join us!  I have two projects to share with you today.  One is a card and the other is a simple mixed media piece.  First up is my card:


Here's what I've used to create this card:

Faber-Castell® Gelatos® in Guava, Red Cherry, Tangerine, Mango, Lemon, Butter Cream, Pistachio,      Green Tea, Lime, Cotton Candy, Blueberry, Boysenberry, Grape, Earl Grey, Black Licorice, Chocolate, Peach, Squid Ink
May Arts Ribbon®
Archival Ink™ in Jet Black
Canson® Water Color Paper
Bazzill®
My Mind's Eye™Six By Six Designer Paper Pad in "Hootenanny"
Water Brush
Scor-Tape
Foam Mounting Squares

Here's what you need to do to re-create this card:

Stamp image with black ink
Color image with Gelatos and a water brush
Trim image to desired size
Create your card base with a tent fold and trim a mat for your image from the same paper
Trim patterned paper as shown
Cut a piece of ribbon to layer along width of card
Adhere ribbon to middle of patterned paper
Adhere patterned paper to card base
Adhere image to mat and apply foam squares
Mount image to card base

Here's my second project, a simple mixed media piece done with my favorite flower and colors!


Here's what you need to create this project:

Fedrix 8 x 10 Canvas Panel
Faber-Castell® Gelatos® in Pistachio, Grape, Gold Champagne, Chocolate, Lemon and Mango
Liquitex® Matte Gel Medium
Archival Ink™ in Jet Black
Torn Book Pages
Baby wipes

Here's what you do to create your own canvas:

Put down a layer of gel medium
Add torn pieces of book pages covering entire canvas
Top with a layer of gel medium and allow to dry
Stamp image with black ink
Gesso around image leaving a border of torn paper
Color image with Gelatos and a water brush
Using baby wipe, go around edges buffing on gold Gelato
Randomly dot with purple and green Gelatos, wet it with water brush and smudge with a baby wipe
Create a wet paste with the brown Gelato and use stipple brush to flick color randomly over canvas

So that's it for me, I hope you've enjoyed both projects!  Here's the complete hop list so be sure to check out everyone's projects and comment for your chance to win!

Stampendous Blog

Design•Memory•Craft Faber-Castell Blog

Tobi Crawford

Tenia Nelson

Asia King

Cyndi Bundy

Kristine Reynolds

Lea Kimmel

Janelle Stollfus

Jamie Martin

Krissy Fossmeyer

Wendy Price

Thanks for stopping by today!  Be sure to come back soon for another visit!  

Hugs,
Lea





58 comments:

  1. Love your card and the mixed media piece. Going to try both. I hope you have power back by now. We have ice hanging on trees this morning but so far, no power outage.

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  2. Wonderful projects! Love them both. The image on the card is so cute and I love the sweet simplicity of the second piece.

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  3. The stamp is really cute, and I love the mixed media page.

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  4. Love those mice - amazing coloring.
    isoscia at aol dot com

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  5. Love the bright colors on your card and the canvas is beautiful!

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  6. Love both - so different, but the mice are too cute!

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  7. Wow! Love your card & mixed media piece Lea. They are so different. Theresa x

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  8. OMG the house mouse card is so cute....... wonderful coloring. TFS

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  9. Love your purple flower! Very nice and understated but with a pop of color; good job!

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  10. Both projects are wonderful, but your flower is something I would love to hang on my wall!

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  11. Such pretty pieces. Thanks for sharing with us, and sharing how you put them together.

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  12. Both your projects are so lovely, especially love the flower card, gorgeous!!

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  13. The card is way too cute! Your coloring skills are fantastic! The canvas is wonderful....and in my favorite colors.

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  14. Ok...so I definitely need a coloring chart for coloring the mice with Gelatos! Great job on both pieces, Lea! So glad you could play even with the terrible weather. Thanks for hopping with us!

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  15. Two beautiful cards. Those mice are so cute. Thank you for sharing. I just love the flower.

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  16. Lovely colouring on the mice, and the mixed media piece is great - love those book pages. The Gelatos are so versatile!
    Alison x

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  17. The mice are so cute - love the different colored balloons. I really, really like the mixed media flower, though - that color palette is one of my favorites also and I use book pages in a lot of my work.

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  18. Your mixed media flower is very pretty! Thanks for sharing!

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  19. The hat paper in the background is just perfect. So cute.

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  20. Those little guys with the balloons are so cute!

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  21. Very cool. The card is my favorite. You achieved such rich colors. Well done.

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  22. Love both your card and the canvas. They are wonderful. I'm so inspired to try creating a canvas project after seeing such wonderful ones on the blog hop. This has been fun!

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  23. I like your coloring of the balloons. I'm trying to learn.

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  24. I love both of these! The mice are super cute with the colorful balloons and I love the purple daisy. Thanks for sharing.

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  25. Beautiful. I learned a lot. I love FC products...they never disappoint. BTW...love your blogs name.

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  26. 2 great cards! The first one is so bright & cheery & I love the background & gorgeous flower for the 2nd one!

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  27. This is beautiful! I'm going to make one, I need some wall art :)

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  28. Love the mouse card. You coloring is so nice. Love the canvas piece with such a beautiful flower and coloring. I am really liking how these gelotos color.

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  29. Adorable mouse card--great colors--and lovely floral piece.

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  30. I love the little hedgehogs. They are always doing something fun. The flower is so pretty. Both are great. Thanks for sharing.

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  31. Fantastic projects! Your card is adorable and your canvas project is lovely!

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  32. I loved your projects! I like how you used the torn book pages on your canvas. Thank you for the inspiration! I have to get more Gelato's! I need these colors in my life.

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  33. Love both these projects! hugs, Helena

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  34. Love both projects. The first one is so cute.

    craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

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  35. Great projects. lovely colors.

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  36. Your card is, 'wow', all your coloring is just with Gelatos!! I haven't seen any better with pens. Just great!

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  37. Beautiful cards and beautiful coloring!!

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  38. Oh, double treat - fabulous makes Lea, the colouring is just beautiful!

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  39. adorable cards!

    sparkle & shine *~*

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  40. Beautiful and fun cards.
    Love the mice with all
    the colors.
    Carla from Utah

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  41. Simply gorgeous, thanks for sharing your creative ideas!

    Carol B
    ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

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  42. The nmouse card is so funny and lovely bright, but the flowercard is my fav; it's stunning!

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  43. love the mice!
    great cards!
    Sandra ltb

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  44. Love the colors in the balloon card!

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  45. Enjoyed both your projects and you make it sound so easy to do. I want to start this type of artwork but find it intimidating. So thank you so much for showing how you did your projects. -con

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  46. Esp love your mixed media piece!!! Love the effect with the torn book pages!!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com
    HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

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  47. SUPER CUTE card and BEAUTIFUL canvas!!!

    LOVE your images and colouring - it is AMAZING what you can do with stamps & Gelatos!!!

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  48. You're very talented that you can make such great projects in 2 quite different styles!

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  49. I just can't get enough House mouse stamps!! Your card is fabulous!!! I never thought about using my Gelatos to color those images. Thanks for sharing that idea!!

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  50. Both projects are great....love the texture on the second!!

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  51. Super cute card & canvas Lea!

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  52. I love seeing the house mouse stamps, they are so cute!! And your flower collage is wonderful, love what you did here. Thanks for sharing.

    Katie B.

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  53. The canvas and book pages is so inspiring! Thanks for sharing your techniques with gelatos.

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