Wednesday, June 6, 2012

We're Hopping again!


Welcome to The Rubber Cafe/Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft blog hop! If you've just joined us today and would like to start the blog hop from the beginning, simply click on The Rubber Cafe blog to begin. If you've come here from Cherry Nelson's blog, you are in the right place!

For this blog hop, we will be showcasing project ideas, inspiration, and tutorials featuring fabulous products you won't want to miss!  Hop along with us as we work with products from these great companies:

The Rubber Cafe

The Rubber Cafe is a stamp manufacturer of high quality, deeply etched stamps and other fine paper crafting tools and accessories. All of our beautiful stamps are made right here in the USA in sunny San Diego, California! Visit http://www.therubbercafe.com today to view their complete product line!

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft
Faber-Castell was founded more than 240 years ago in Germany as a pencil manufacturer. Today Faber-Castell is world renowned for its high quality, innovative products. Too see Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft’s complete product line, visit http://www.designmemorycraft.com  today!

Here's my project using both company's products!
"Fly" canvas
I knew I wanted to create a mixed media canvas for this project.  The stamps inspired me to create with wings in mind (aren't they always showing up in my work?).  I used a variety of Faber-Castell's products in this project.
 Close up of the Prima canvas page that I colored with Gelatos and stamped with the Big Brush Markers.
 This is a sneak peek of a new product that DMC is releasing at the Summer CHA.  New crayons and watercolors!  I used the crayons as a resist with the watercolors over them.
 Gelato stamped butterflies!  I drew on the stamp with a silver and black Gelato and stamped!  Every other one, I misted with water to create a more intense version.
 Drippage and Jellie Dots create lots of color and texture from the coffee sleeve.
 See the birdie?  I used my template that I drew (from the Prima tote class) over a stamped file folder.  I used the Big Brush Marker and 18th Century Proclamation stamp.  I created a mist with black and silver and used it over the template.  Once dry, I outlined with a PITT artist pen.

 Supplies used:
The Rubber Cafe stamps: 18th Century Proclamation & Vintage Treasures
Jellie Dots- Pearl, Cotton Candy, and Terrifically Teal
Faber-Castell products: Gelatos (blues, yellows, black, and silver), PITT Artist Pen in small Black, Big Brush Artist Pen in black, crayons, watercolors
Canvas refill page: Prima/ Donna Downey
Feather
Ribbon: May Arts
Mini File folders
sheet music






Coffee Sleeve
















I totally enjoyed using The Rubber Cafe's products in making this canvas!




For your next stop on the hop, you'll be visiting  Melissa  http://stamping-queen.blogspot.com

Don't forget to leave a comment on each manufacturer and designer's blog for a chance to win great prizes such as:  

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft will be giving away a $50 prize pack, and The Rubber Cafe will be giving away TWO $25 gift certificates!

The blog hop contest will be open until midnight June 10th and the winners will be announced on June 12th on the company's blogs.


54 comments:

Karen T said...

wow this is amazing!!

Prairie Scrapbooking said...

love your canvas. Those are all my favorite colors. Thanks for a chance to win.

Regina aka Mrs. Ham said...

Love this canvas. The colors are stunning

Sue D said...

Fabulous canvas--the feather is perfect!

Ceci V. said...

Very cool!

Miriam Prantner said...

Such a neat canvas! LOVE the feather!

ginnye said...

Your canvas is so neat!!

liberal sprinkles said...

Hi your canvas is beautiful. I looovvve the background!
Grace

DiamondLil said...

That orange just sings - Love it!

Also intrigued by the crayon-resist and watercolor technique you mention. Looking forward to hearing more about it.


Thanks for the inspiration,
Tracy B
Massachusetts

Mel- said...

Love how you did the bird! I may be copying that :-)

Lisa Fragassi said...

Love Love Love your ideas! I love my new gelato! Thank you for your inspiriation!

Bunnyfreak said...

Love how you incorporated the feather.

MicheleC said...

Oh can't wait to see the new products from DMC! Love the spray technique with the mask. Excellent job!

Jacquie Southas said...

fabulous canvas - love the colors & textures!

madisonznana said...

Not usually a fan of orange, but all I can say it WOW!!! You put it to great use!

Carol said...

Fabulous ideas on the blog hop, thanks for the inspiration! Love The Rubber Cafe and DMC!

Carol B
ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

Wanda said...

I See the birdie. Wow a lot of work went into this card. How creative.

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

OMG!! This is an awesome project. TFS

rlovew said...

Such neat projects- thanks for sharing different ways you used the gelatos- I just got my first ones and seeing ways to use them is fabulous.

Just Laury said...

Love what you did with the gelatos and the bird just snuck up on me. Great project!

Barbara said...

Awesome mixed media eclectic collage. I think I might like to try a non traditional way of using some stamps and embellishments. Especially love the feather and your bow. So many lovely details. I had to tear myself away to write this note. Thanks for sharing. Hugs

Heidi Blankenship said...

Wow your canvas is Amazing!! I love all of the colors, texture and details!! Love how you attached the feather too! I had so much fun working with the FC Products--it was a first for me! Can't wait to see the New Products!! ♥

l.m.b. said...

The butterflies stamped with the gelatos is my favorite! Love the watercolor effect you got with them!

Gina Howe said...

You used many of my favorites: birds, butterflies, teal, handwriting stamps, gelatos...Beautiful!

Denny said...

TFS! I am glad to see how you used the 18th century proclamation stamp. It is much larger than I expected and the misting technique looks subtly intense, (what a juxtaposition) ;)

gypsy rose said...

what a great stamp and luv how you used the template with it. thanks

Maureen Hayes said...

I happen to love mixed media art, so this speak really spoke to me. I enjoyed all the elements you incorporated, from the feather to the coffee sleeve. I thought the way you used the gelatos was inspired! Thanks for being part of the blog hop, I enjoy seeing what everyone creates and getting inspired! I follow your blog via email and GFC!

Lucy said...

I am new to art journaling and am very excited to have found your blog! I can't wait to try some of your ideas!
thanks!

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efj said...

A piece of art!!! Just beautiful!!! Thanks for sharing.

Bonnie in SC said...

Gosh, I love how you used the gelatos. I really like how you attached the feather too.

Craftybee said...

Very unique creation! Love it! TFS

Lynn (toomanycrayons) said...

Wow, fabulous work, so much to take in. Thanks for the details on how you worked it out

Tiffany Gruschow said...

Jen - Fabulous job as always. Love the color combo. Would have never thought to use the gelatos on the stamps.

Kaneka said...

Wow, totally awesome project.

Kaneka

pooky said...

Awsome!!! Love it1
♥Bev

silvia said...

OMG!!! Gorgeous canvas!!!!

A Crafty Person said...

Wonderful canvas design! Love the new products you used.

Nora Parker said...

I really love your work.

Anonymous said...

Wow! So many techniques. Wondered about ways to use Faber Castell products. Now I know. Thanks for sharing your talent.

Nikki

Charo said...

IGreat inspiration, I have a canvas, and will get out gelatos to play!!

Bethany Becker said...

Great canvas. I love all the textures. Thanks for sharing!

OhSuz said...

You've created such a beautiful canvas-love the colors & all of the wonderful details!

Larissa Heskett said...

I LOVE your Bright creation!! THANKS for sharing and for the chances to win!! Have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

marilyn said...

Fabulous canvas. I just purchased the gelatos and LOVE them!

sillyp said...

Love the recycled coffee sleeve, and I didn't see the bird until you mentioned it. very artzy, love it.

Candice said...

I like your subtle and bold style.

Roberta said...

Wow what a great canvas! I love the way you used different layers and textures! Awesome! Thanks for sharing.

Maya said...

Gorgeous! Love the bright colors and how the black feather stands against the background!

Reese Romero said...

I love when a canvas is used. Very cool!

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

Fabulous project!!!

Denise said...

wow...so many great details. Very very nice!

Lorraine Pettit said...

What inspiration! I signed up to follow you. Blog hops are great because I find such talented people I never knew about. (And maybe I'll win a prize, too!)

sewzallsquirrels said...

The bird outline that you did was fabulous. Your layout had so much fine detail.
thanks