Friday, March 7, 2014

Stampendous and Faber-Castell Blog Hop


Today is the big day for our combined blog hop party. Whoa what a week, right? I've been popping in along all the blog posts this week and been so thrilled with all the projects and possibilities to Stampendous and Faber-Castell products. I terribly wish this wasn't over already and that we could keep going. There are so many more wonderful products to share that Faber-Castell Design•Memory•Craft provides that maybe I'll be posting some more things to come this month. Be on the look out! For now
This week can show you that we *can* live creativity with ease using some many products. I hope you've written down all the techniques and products you want to try. They might even end up in your hands as a prize!!!!!

Comment on all the blog posts today and throughout the week for a chance to win prizes! Winners will be announced next week.


This mixed media card will become a plaque in my studio once I make or find the right base for it. I started this out with a clean water wash on mixed media paper and then rubbed on Pistachio, Lime, Green Tea and butterscotch  in graduation up the paper. A wet flat brush was pulled over each color to move the colors and blend. While the paper was still wet the top and bottom of the paper receive a stipple pattern in the same color Art GRIP Aquarelles watercolor pencil. (This is part of the Mixability Weekly Challenge: MIX58 - Wishy Washy on Splitcoaststampers starting today.)


Because of the thickness and water warp of the paper this Live Creatively stamp didn't impress evenly, so I used the PITT art pen in black to fill it in nicely, I might say.

Did you notice I didn't say I started with the flower stamped on the paper? Yes, I did this project backwards, but I wasn't worried because I could mask out the color quickly with the coordinating stencil that comes with the Spider Mum Stamp.


So I masked the shape and colored it in with Bubblegum Gelato, then dried it and stamped the image in black ink that is waterproof. I colored in the shadow or deep recesses of the flower with Art GRIP Aquarelles and then used a water brush pen to blend it in.

I used the positive shape stencil of the mum to block it off as I stippled over the punchinella stencil from Wired (have you guessed that's my go-to stencil right now?) with Cotton Candy Gelato. This worked so quickly, I was impressed.

The last thing I did was frame all these elements by drawing a line twice around the edge with the Big Stamper's Black Brush Pen.

Thanks so much for hanging in there with me as I explain the process. I hope your still ready for more inspiration because here is the hop list.

Stampendous Blog

Design•Memory•Craft Faber-Castell Blog

Tobi Crawford

Tenia Nelson

Asia King

Cyndi Bundy

Kristine Reynolds

Lea Kimmel

Janelle Stollfus

Jamie Martin




Details:
Stamps: Live Creatively and Spider Mum Jumbo Stamp (Stampendous)

Paper: Mixed Media paper (Strathmore)
Ink: Onyx Black (Versafine, Tsukineko), Gelatos, Art GRIP Aquarelles Watercolor Pencils, PITT artist pens (Faber-Castell)
Accessories: Stencil from Wired Jumbo Cling (Stampendous)

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56 comments:

  1. You are definitely in your element with this card :) Loving all the dots and lovely mix of colours.

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  2. GASP!!! Wow!!! LURVE this!!!! :)

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  3. Another stunning card! I've so enjoyed your projects this week! Love the doodling you added!

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  4. These big flower stamps are so cool. I'm going to be in trouble when CC bill comes!

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  5. Gorgeous - the flower is amazing.
    isoscia at aol dot com

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  6. S T U N N I N G !!! I think it would look incredible with a sunflower yellow mat and framed!

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  7. Stunning - this is my favorite so far on the hop!

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  8. Stunning project. Love the vibrant colors. TFS

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  9. Excellent color sense; you've done a wonderful job on this project!

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  10. Another wonderful project. Love the coloring on this piece. Thanks for sharing with us.

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  11. Absolutely fabulous, simply stunning project, love the flower and your design!!

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  12. Beautiful!! Thanks for sharing the techniques. :)

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  13. WOW, this is just gorgeous. absolutely amazing! This belongs hanging up displayed for everyone to see!

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  14. How do you write that noise you make when you just catch your breath? This is INCREDIBLE, Janelle!!! Oh my goodness!!! You must send me amazing photos because this MUST be on our website. Sigh... just Sigh.... Thanks for playing seems soooo inadequate!

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  15. Such beautiful colours, and the shading the Gelatos make possible is so subtle and pretty.
    Alison x

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  16. Love the background, color palette and sentiment! Very, very nice.

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  17. I love the look of this, I think I need the big brush stamper pens!

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  18. This card is so beautiful and colorful.

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  19. You keep amazing me with your coloring techniques. SO gorgeous. Yours might just be my favorite.

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  20. This is so beautiful. I love all the detail and thank you for the great info on how you created this! It's just wonderful. I love the colors and the stamp that you used to create this little masterpiece.

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  21. The orange and pink are a great combo. What a gorgeous, pretty, cool card.

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  22. Very artistic. Wonderful water color effect.

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  23. Wow, this card is stunning! I love the vibrant colors and the mum.

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  24. Beautiful. I learned a lot. I love FC products...they never disappoint.

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  25. Oh my goodness--one of my favorites from the hop! Gorgeous work!

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  26. Wow, how so creative and beautiful. Terrific background and coloring.

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  27. Beautiful colors and will make a great plaque in your studio.

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  28. WOW! Just WOW! It's gorgeous, beautiful, exquisite, amazing, wonderful...I could go on and on. The blog hop has been so inspirational for me and I've learned so much. Thank you!

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  29. Lovely plaque.

    craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

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  30. Gorgeous. I love this flower.

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  31. If this is done 'backwards' then maybe it should be a standard technique! A very 'wow' picture, thank you.

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  32. Wow.....I really love this. The colors are beautiful and so eye pleasing!

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  33. This is just gorgeous! I love every element of it and the colors are fantastic!! It's a WOWZERS!

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  34. Fantastic colours Janelle! Absolutely beautiful!

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  35. Oh so pretty and you
    make it sound so easy!
    Carla from Utah

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

    Carol B
    ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

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  37. Beautiful! Love the colours and how you used them!

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  38. GASP!!!! Beautiful!
    Sandra ltb

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  39. Envy! <3 lovely project you did, great color, technique and adore that mum stamp! Oh, the more I've been hopping the more I want to try this technique (a little scary though). thanks for sharing, -con

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  40. Amazing piece and lovely work. What gorgeous colors and images!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com
    HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

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  41. GORGEOUS card!!!

    LOVE your background, flower, sentiment and framing - it is FILLED with WOW!!!

    THANK YOU for sharing your CREATIVE INSPIRATION!!!

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  42. Love the coloring on the flower, and intrigued by the method!

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  43. Just fantastic! I think the stark contrast of the black sentiment even intensifies the colors in the rest of the artwork!

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  44. Lovely work!! I'll be looking for that great flower stamp! Stampendous does great flower stamps and I collect a lot of them.

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  45. Totally amazing coloring on your project!!!

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  46. FABULOUS, FABULOUS Janelle - LOVE it!!!

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  47. Very cool! The masks seem so handy! I love the bright colors you used, really wonderful job. Love the spider mum stamp, well all of the stamps you used really! Thanks for sharing.

    Katie B.

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  48. So, so pretty. You've done a beautiful job. Thank you for the wonderful inspiration.

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  49. Just saw this on Pinterest.....Absolutely Gorgeous! May have to CASE it! TFS!!!

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