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
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 Café http://blog.therubbercafe.com/
Cherry Nelson http://cherrysjubileehome.blogspot.com/
Jennifer Matott http://arttalk-sigmagirl.blogspot.com/
Melissa Forsyth http://stamping-queen.blogspot.com
Irit Shalom http://iritshalom.blogspot.com/
Michele Ciola http://creative-mayhem.blogspot.com/
Tesa Broman http://tesasscrap.blogspot.com/
Rita Barakat http://letsembellish.blogspot.com/
Michelle Pearson http://inspirationblooms.blogspot.com/
Tiffany Johnson: http://iheartartblog.com/
Kristine Reynolds http://stampingandscrapingincalifornia.blogspot.com/
Karen Thede http://imbydesign.blogspot.com/
Heidi Blankenship http://embellished-dreams.blogspot.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,
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.
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