Wednesday, June 6, 2012

The Rubber Cafe and Faber Castell Blog Hop!

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 Karen Thede'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, professional art supplies in the Art & Graphic line, as well as its fine writing instruments and accessories. Too see their complete product line, visit http://www.fabercastell.com today!



 For my project I altered a canvas using several of the fun products from The Rubber Cafe and Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft.  I started with a white canvas and added old torn book pages.  Then I layered several colors of Gelatos and just used my finger to blend the colors.  Next I applied Gesso.  Then I stamped the ivy around the edges and used a mix of blue and yellow Gelatos with water to create the green color and then I painted the ivy.  

 

Next I stamped the window, shutters, basket, flowers and butterfly.  For the window I used Butter Cream Gelotos and inked the rest of the image with Antique Linen and Vintage Photo Distress Inks.  I used the same Distress Inks to color the basket.  For the flowers I used Art Grip Pencils:  Mix & Match Red.  For the flower center I used PITT Artist Pen Big Brush:  Dark Chrome Yellow 109 
and I used the same mix of the blue and yellow Gelotos to paint the ivy. 


 

I used the Custom Die Template On The Fence  and I-992 Wood Grain to create this cute little fence at the bottom of the canvas and then I added some flower clusters.


I used the same fence die template and stamp and cut the fence a little smaller and added another flower cluster.  I also used Black Soot Jellie Dots for little nail heads.



For a little sparkle I added glitter on the ivy, butterflies and flowers.

For your next stop on the hop, you'll be visiting Karen Thede's blog.
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 Gift Certificate!
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.
Here is a complete list of the designers participating in our blog hop:
START AT:  Rubber CafĂ©  http://blog.therubbercafe.com/
Tiffany Johnson:  http://iheartartblog.com/
END AT: Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft  http://designmemorycraft.typepad.com/design-memory-craft/





Thank you so much for stopping by today and I hope you enjoy the blog hop!!

Hugs & Smiles,
Heidi



Supplies

The Rubber Cafe'
Stamps:  S-121 Window Garden, I-992 Wood Grain, S-114 Vintage Treasures, J-1055 Large Trailing Butterflies
Dies:  Custom Die Template On The Fence
Accessories:  Scrap Happy Sheer Glue, Diamond Clear Glitter, Black Soot Jellie Dots, Stick "EM" Up Tool

Faber Castell Design Memory Caft
Gelatos:  Mix & Match Color Gelotos & Clear Stamps Reds, Yellows, Blues -- Guava, Bubble Gum, Butter Cream, Lemon, Cotton Candy, Boysenberry, Blueberry, Lavender, Grape
Art Grip Pencils:  Mix & Match Red
PITT Artist Pen Big Brush:  Dark Chrome Yellow 109
Texture Accent Sampler:  Gesso

**Note Faber Castell products can be found on The Rubber Cafe' website and Faber Castell Design Memory Craft website.

Other Supplies

Paper:  Discount Cardstock Simply Smooth Ivory; Old Book Pages
Ink:  Tsukineko Memento Rich Cocoa; Ranger Distress Inks Vintage Photo, Antique Linen
Accessories:  Scrapbook Adhesives By 3L 3D Foam Squares; I am Roses Mulberry Roses & Leaves; Black Acrylic Paint; Hot Glue; Canvas

53 comments:

  1. what a great canvas! Love how it turned out!

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  2. This is so beautiful Heidi! I really love how this turned out and what you've done with the new set.

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  3. Oh MY! This card is out of this world beautiful! Love everything about it, YAY!!!!

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  4. Heidi - you never cease to amaze me with your talent! How soft and lovely this altered canvas is! And how inspiring. Thank you!

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  5. what a pretty project. thanks for the chance to win

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  6. Your card is stunning. I love the fence and window.

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  7. Beautiful card! You really showed off these dies!

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  8. The card is so sweet. Love the quote too!
    Grace

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  9. Total sweetness.

    Thanks for the inspiration,
    Tracy

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  10. love the layers on your canvas - truly beautiful!

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

    Carol B
    ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

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  12. The canvas is wonderful! So very pretty.

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  13. WOW Heidi! This canvas is so full of detail and I just love how you used the new On the Fence bundle!!! I LOVE everything about. You've really done an excellent job with this set. BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!

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  14. Scrumptious layout. Love your attention to detail. I took a picture so I could study it and have it inspire me later.

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  15. What a stunning scene- absolutely breathtaking!

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  16. So lovely and such a beautiful sentiment! Thank you.

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  17. Such a pretty scene on your canvas.

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  18. Heidi, I am in awe of your canvas!! Thanks for sharing the details of your project. I have a wedding shower next weekend to attend. I just might try a canvas project with an inspirational sentiment. I will have to return to your blog to review the techniques! Thanks for sharing with us. Hugs
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  19. Love how the gelatos combine the book pages and the canvas into a beautiful background. Love the transparency. I also really like how the sentiment pops on the little slices.

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  21. Your canvas is inspiring! I have learned so much on this hop! I have always been intimidated by canvas, but your clear instructions almost give me the courage to give it a try. I'm gonna have to get me some of those Gelatos! TFS. You make it look so easy.

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  22. one of my favorite quotes. the artwork is great. tfs

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  23. Another stunning creation! Love everything about it!
    Carolyn
    http://cccscraproom.blogspot.com
    cccscraproom@gmail.com

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  24. Gorgeous! Thanks for the creative ways you used the products!

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  25. Wow, this is a stunning piece! I appreciated that you took the time time to talk us through how you used each product as I would never have thought of doing some of this myself! It is inspiring to see what each designer creates with these products. I really liked how you started with book pages and layered on the colors and textures. Thank you for particpipating in the blog hop and for the beautiful canvas. I am following your blog now because I am so interested to see what you create next!

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  26. Your canvas is simply beautiiful. Thank you for sharing it with us during the hop.

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  27. Beautiful, beautiful cards. Thank you for sharing.

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  28. Such great cards...love your colors. TFS

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  29. What a lovely canvas. It would go perfect in my bedroom over my bed. Well done!

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  30. What a beautiful summer card - the background is fabulous. Thanks for explaining how to do that.

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  31. Ooh, torn pages from a book, very cute. Love the fence and flowers.

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  32. Fabul;ous card!! LOVE the fence!!

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  33. Absolutely stunning. Thank you!

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  34. Gorgeous canvas! I want to get a book and go there and relax and read! Thank you for sharing your talents with us.

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  35. Beautiful. This canvas is amazing. Thanks for sharing!

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

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  37. Your canvas is absolutely dreamy! Beautiful work :-)

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  38. Jellys on the fence add a great touch.

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  39. It turned out awesome! Love what you did with gelatos! So many ideas to try!

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  40. Beautiful canvas--thanks for sharing.

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  41. So very pretty!! Love that fence die!

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  42. IImpressive project! Thank you, Heidi!

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  43. The dimension in your project is beautiful!

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  44. I like your very summery looking card..cool.
    All of these new products and uses is incredible.
    Thanks

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