Monday, October 22, 2012

Blog Hop...


 Today’s the start of the blog hop between Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft and 100 Proof Press!  We’re very excited for our first collaboration with them! Hop with us today for a blog hop packed with inspiration and techniques!

I'm going to share my project with you!  I created a piece of mixed media artwork using a piece of 12 x12" cardboard.
 "Nevermore" by Jen Matott
 First I traced a crow shape on the cardboard.  I stamped the Japanese Script stamp  and Four Gears from 100 Proof Press using the Stamper's Big Brush pen in black.
 I also stamped the 100 Proof Press Favorite Feather stamp twice using Stamper's Big Brush Pen in Black again. I used a craft knife to cut around the images just through the top layer of the cardboard.  I peeled away the top layer to reveal the texture corragated part.
 In the top left corner, I stamped the Flock of Crows, Single Crow, and Church Window.  I colored in the window with Stamper's Big Brush Pens in several colors and added bling in the center.
 A doily with gears (from Prima) were added for interest.
 The top right corner was colored with Design Memory Craft Gelatos®  in Metallic Blueberry and Metallic Grape.  I added water and let it drip.  I stamped the word "Nevermore" with the Prima Press and Stamper's Big Brush pen.  I also poked holes on either side of the crow and treaded some twine through.  I tied a gear, key and  Tim Holtz pen nib with a crow feather glued to it.
I added a few words and bling to finish it off!
 I hope you enjoyed my artwork!  I LOVED working with 100 Proof Press stamps! They are so awesome!  The selection of images is huge and unique... Make sure you check out their site!

We also have prizes for those who participate.  Be sure to visit leave a comment on my blog and  each designer’s blogs along the way.  When you’re finished, comment on the company’s blogs to be eligible for the following great prizes:

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft will be giving away a $40 prize pack, and 100 Proof Press will be giving away a $30 gift certificate

Want an extra chance to win some prizes?  Tweet Design Memory Craft at @DesignMemCraft about a technique you learned on the hop for a chance to win their NEW Stamper’s Big White Pen!  Or "like" 100 Proof Press’s Facebook page for a chance to win the calendar you saw on this hop!

The blog hop will be open until midnight on October 26th, and the winners will be announced on October 29th on Faber-Castell’s blog/twitter.

Your next stop will be at Tracy Evans's blog.  Thanks for visiting my blog!

START:
100 Proof Press: http://www.100proofpress.com/_blog/Blog
Tiffany Johnson:  http://iheartartblog.com/
Jennifer: http://justjingle.blogspot.com/
Jen Matott:  <---------YOU ARE HERE!
Tracy Evans: http://craftaddicts-tracyevans.blogspot.com/
Colleen McGinty: http://artbythelake.typepad.com/my-blog/
Gladys Chia: http://gladyschia2010.wordpress.com/
Mou Saha: http://collagecollagecollage.blogspot.com/
Sara: http://zemphira.blogspot.com/
Amy: http://tsurutadesigns.blogspot.com/
Rita Barakat: http://letsembellish.blogspot.com/
Gerri: http://gerriherbst.blogspot.com/
Alexa: http://alexalett.blogspot.com/
Nicole http://www.nicoleeccles.blogspot.com/
Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft: http://www.designmemorycraft.typepad.com/

22 comments:

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Lovely textural piece, love the doily and dimension and use of colour. Tracy x

Sue D said...

Very creative--I like the feathers.

Ann Jobes said...

I love your use of the stamps and how you stamped and then peeled away the cardboard - brilliant! I also just bought my 1st two gelatos, so was very interested to see how you used them. Great inspiration here!

Miriam Prantner said...

What a neat piece! Loving all the textures and how you incorporated stamping!

Pallo said...

Very nice

butterfly said...

Wow - this is just amazing... I love the mixed media look against the corrugated card - it gives such fantastic texture. And the raven and the stained glass windows are just wonderful! Thanks for the inspiration...
Alison x

Lori W said...

this is totally FAB!! Love it!

PaperPixie said...

Wow this is so fantastic! I particularly like the way you peeled back the top layer of cardboard to show the corrugated part below.

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

Wow...amazing texture!!!

Loly Borda-Towery said...

So original! I love it. TFS

Robyn said...

Love all the texture. Fabulous Piece!

MamaKaraba said...

Love the contrast of the real feather and the stamped feathers! (Thanks for the chance to win free stuff to feed my papercraft addiction!)

Pam said...

Great piece! I love how you peeled away the cardboard, great texture. So many wonderful additions on this project. Love it!

BoBoni50 said...

I really love the texture you incorporated into you piece and the blues you added.

Lisa V said...

Very unique way to use cardboard. I live mixed media.

Audrey Mislan said...

very nice. I've always been a fan of Poe

charli said...

so, so cool!

~amy~ said...

Love all the texture!

sharon g said...

It looks like you were inspired by Tim Holtz. Nice look!!

liberal sprinkles said...

WOW love the textures especially the use of the corrugated cardboard!
grace

Mindy H said...

I love all the texture. I'm glad I found your blog through the blog hop.

sanketi said...

Lovely textures !