Monday, March 24, 2014

DCWV + Faber-Castell | Blog Hop!


 

Hello crafty people!!  It give me great pleasure to bring you some projects featuring two excellent companies!
 
OK ladies! updated file & photo! For extra entries, follow Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft and DCWV on twitter! Thanks!

Erin - http://dcwvinc.blogspot.ca/ 
Mou- http://collagecollagecollage.blogspot.com/ Sara - http://www.sarawandrews.com/ 
Thomisia - http://thomisia.blogspot.com/ 
Amanda - http://oldenough2beakid.blogspot.ca/ 
Rita - http://ritabarakat.com 
Britt - http://pinkpapercrowns.blogspot.com/ 
Tiffany- http://iheartartblog.com/ 
Tessa - http://precociouspaper.blogspot.com/ 
Karen - http://scrappycanuck.wordpress.com/ 
Limor - http://chicscrapbookdesigns.blogspot.com/ 
Karla - http://madebykarla10.blogspot.com/ 
Jen- http://arttalk-sigmagirl.blogspot.com/ 
Angela - http://paperprojectsbyangela.blogspot.com/ 
Rachel - http://www.rwkrafts.com/ 
Jill- http://stampinginspiredby.blogspot.com/
 
 

Are you ready for our first blog hop with Faber-Castell? We’ve been fans of their products for a long time so we’re excited that we’re finally doing our first blog hop with them.
 
I love getting a little messy sometimes - even though I don't do it enough. I feel a real freedom when I pull out some mixed media supplies and I'm so excited to show you what I've come up with!

I received some wonderful supplies to work with for this hop!
 
Faber-Castell - Mix and Match Collection - Stampers Big Brush Pens - Yellow - 3 Piece SetFaber-Castell - Mix and Match Collection - Paper Crafter Crayons - Blue and Green - 8 Piece SetFaber-Castell - Mix and Match Collection - Gesso
 
I also used the   and   and  AAANNDD:
Did you know that DCWV now has STENCILS?!?!? (They SO do!)  The stencil I used to create my first card is a recent release by DCWV! (I also used DCWV cardstock to create my cardbases!)
 
 First up, is a card that has LOTS of bold details and some great (and easy!) techniques.  I like the grouping of elements on one side of the card which lets the dimensional background shine as white space.
 
 
 First, I used my DCWV stencil and Faber-Castell 'Whipped Spackle' to apply my background design onto a piece of DCWV color burlap.  I let the spackle dry and used two different colors of "Double Scoop" Faber-Castell Gelatos over the spackle (that technique works awesome!).  I then used two colors of fiber paper to create my feathers (cut freehand with scissors) and then created some rolled roses.  The sentiment was stamped using Faber-Castell 'Stamp Markers' and I finished the card with some pretty lime gross-grain ribbon and enamel dots.

 
I couldn't stop playing, so I pulled out the canvas stack and decided to experiment!  I love the diagonal design of this card.  This card looks like I'm giving a piece of ART to the card recipient.
 
First, I covered the canvas with Faber-Castell 'Gesso' (to give myself a good base to start with).  I created some nice texture over the gesso with some 'Whipped Spackle' and let that layer dry.  I applied lots of color using my Double Scoop Gelatos.  I used a little water and my finger to blend some of the sections of gelato and left some sections more 'scribbly'. I used some mist to give the canvas piece some extra sparkle, even though the Gelatos have SUCH a beautiful shimmer. 
 
 
I had these handmade flowers from a swap and I thought they really made a bold statement on the front of the card.  I stamped my sentiment and smudged coordinating gelato around the edges.  To finish, I applied some spackle thickly where I wanted my sentiment to be and then just PRESSED the paper into the spackle along with some gems and a Mod Melts heart.  (PS: Gelatos are great for coloring Mod Melt shapes too!)

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I hope you enjoyed my projects and I've inspired you to get your mixed media on!  Take a look at all the other projects on the hop and then pull out some of your, 'inky-painty-misty-colorific' stuff and make art!!
 There’s some great prizes too- Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft and DCWV will be giving away $75 in product at the end of the hop. To win, follow the list below and leave a comment. The hop will end at 5PM EST on Friday, March 28th. The winner will be announced on Monday, March 31st on each of the company’s blogs.
For extra entries, follow Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft and DCWV on twitter!
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Later queenies!

113 comments:

  1. Love the use of the stencil on burlap!

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  2. Fantastic fun cards. I love the texture double whammy with the DCWV burlap and canvas with the whipped spackle.

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  3. wow they have stencils, I am so going to look at it, you have lovely card designs

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  4. Love the ideas for using the burlap stack! I just bought one and haven't used it yet :)

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  5. Im loving all the butlap out right now.

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  6. Pretty colors and embellishments.

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  7. These are wonderful! Love the feather card-the textures, colors, design is perfect!!! TFS!

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  8. I am loving the combo of the texture from DCWV combined with stencils, spackle, gesso and beautiful color!

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  9. Your "chevron"-like pattern behind the feathers creates a great effect!

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  10. Wow, I love the different looks you've created! I've just started using gelatos and love them!! So fun!

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  11. both cards are just gorgeous. i really like the teal one... so many amazing textures and details on the burlap! lovely cards
    -Rachel
    rwkrafts.com

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  12. the burlap is a new addition to my craft room - i had to have it but wasn't sure how to use it more creatively - thnks for the inspiration

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  13. These are so fun! I still need to play with the spackle.

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  14. Love the chevron on the burlap. Need some of those texture pads!

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  15. So bright and colorful and such fun textures.

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  16. Fabulous project! So fun. I need some of these great supplies to play with.

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  17. Oh the colours on the flower card are just yummy! Love them both, the texture is pretty amazing.

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  18. Artsy girls have got to have their Spackle! Love your projects.

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  19. I just have to try the technique of paste, stencil, and burlap - it looks so yummy and texturized!

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  20. Your cards are very beautiful. Love every détails. Thanks for sharing, Johanne Lacombe

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  21. Very pretty cards. I really love the first one and the way you did the chevron bg!

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  22. Love this idea I need to get some Gesso.

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  23. Love the burlap. It colored so nicely. The second project really pops. The flowers really make the project sparkle.

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  24. I love your colourful cards! I Think I need to get some whipped spackle to play with too.

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  25. You did a fab job on the feathers, I am so impressed with the freehand cutting! The roses are also gorgeous. Thanks

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  26. Love the colors! Thanks for the chance to win... ;0)

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  27. Your cards just took me on a ride to happy town! I love the bright colors, the texture that whipped spackle adds, and your homemade flowers! Fabulous my friend!

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  28. Beautiful cards. I love the texture on both of them. The stencil work is so neat.

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  29. Wow Britt!! Love the bright colors and beautiful flowers.

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  30. Wow!! I am loving this burlap and how well the gelatos r working!!

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  31. I really like the feathers :) my favorite part!

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  32. Now I need the canvas stock. It looks so fun. Thanks for the inspiration

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  33. The cards are wonderful! I love the texture on the texture.

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  34. Great cards! I'm having a great time on the blog hop! So many fantastic ideas! Thanks for sharing!

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  35. Very cool cards, love them!! Thanks for sharing!

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  36. I DID enjoy your projects. They look awesome.

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  37. These are beautiful! I especially love the second card. Isn't it so fun when you just experiment/play and everything comes together?

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  38. I thought I had commented on this before but I don't see the comment. You did a great job.

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  39. I love the colors on both cards. Thanks for sharing!

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  40. These cards are definitely works of art They are gorgeous. I so need to get started playing with some of these mixed media supplies. It just looks like a lot of fun. TFS

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  41. Great texture and color. Love both projects. Well done.

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  42. Love the cards.

    craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

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  43. I like your colorful cards with these products.

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  44. love your canvas and flowers!

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  45. Sweet! Love the texture and bold color!

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  46. These are amazing projects. Love how you used the stencil in your first card, but the colors in your 2nd card are amazing and they are so well done. Thanks for sharing.

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  47. WOW wow WOW

    BOTH cards are FABULOUS Britt!!!
    LOVE the colours and textures, such delicious colours & textures!!!

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  48. I always enjoy hoping over here Britt!, such amazing creations and wonderful technique and colors. Thanks again for always having some awesome projects and layouts.

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  49. Whipped spackle looks like something new I need to try. Love how it looks. Thank you

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  50. Really pretty cards and I never would have thought of using Gelatos on top of the embossing paste, TFS!

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  51. Great card...like your stencil!! Like the creative canvas you made too...that spackle looks like fun to play with!

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  52. Wow, these are gorgeous. I love the use of the stencils and whipped spackle on the first card and the gelatos on the second. Great techniques.
    isoscia at aol dot com

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  53. Very cool cards, love the textures.

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  54. Love your background work!!

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  55. Love your boldness! We all get in ruts with the same colors from time to time....its time to break out the boldness!! ha ha Thanks for the inspiration!

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  56. LOve all the layers and the textures! I was definitely inspired.

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  57. I LOVE YOUR FEATHERS! OMGosh...they are fabulous! I am a big feather fanatic and I am going to try to make them. Your canvas background is so awesome. I would love to try a stencil. Thanks so much for sharing with us!

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  58. Those are so pretty! Love the colors and the awesome backgrounds!

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  59. Love the cards, what sort of envelopes do you use?

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    1. For cards like these, I usually hand deliver so that I don't have to worry about an envelope. If you really wanted to mail one, I'd put it in a little box, or make a dimensional envelope with my score board. I think there are some really good tutorials around the internet, if you do a little searching. Thanks!

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  60. Great card and your flowers are so pretty.

    marg0006 at verizon dot net

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  61. Beautiful cards! I love the vibrant colors and what you did with the burlap. Thanks for sharing.

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  62. I'm totally in love with your canvases. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  63. Wow! Gorgeous colors on both cards! Love the designs too!

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  64. Love the herringbone design. I need to incorporate spackle into my cards and layouts!

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  65. Your cards are AMAZING! I'm in love with that pop of white/color on the colored burlap and your use of color and texture on the second card!

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  66. Wow, both your cards are amazing. Love the textures and brights colors. Thanks for sharing.

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  67. Fabulous job. Great colors. Thanks for sharing.

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  68. So cheerful! Love the technique ideas.

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  69. Hi Britt, thanks so much for stopping by my blog! I'm loving your lovely colorful and textured cards :) Great job!

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  70. I have so been dying to try the gesso! This gives me the incentive to go for it! Thanks, Britt!

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  71. Your cards are work of art! I just love the beautiful feathers and flowers. Great job, you are an amazing artist. Thank you sharing your work with us.

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  72. Really love both card designs! Love your feathers on the first! And I love the background you created for your second card. Awesome job! Thanks for sharing.

    Katie B.

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  73. You've created two beautiful works of art. I can't blame you for playing with your new goodies because I'd be doing the same. I'm so glad I found your blog and I'll be back.

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  74. Beautiful cards, love the techniques you used. Especially loved the stenciling.

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  75. Stenciling and color on the texture looks so great. What a fun addition to a piece of art. Nicely done; thank you.

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  76. Both these cards are fantastic, but I especially like the second one! The textures you've created with the DCWV canvas stack, the Spackle and the colours that you've used in the form of the Gelatos is really impressive! I love creating mixed media and I have been inspired by your work, so thank you!

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  77. Wonderful cards! Love seeing the products used!

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  78. Fun techniques! Thanks for sharing!

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  79. no, i did NOT know DCWV now has stencils ! you have made lovely*lovely flowers & their colors are great ~ THANK*YOU for the examples. I have HOPE * BEing HOPE * I share HOPE. THANK*YOU for this opportunity

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  80. Beautiful projects! Thanks for sharing :)

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  81. Great cards. They both look like art. Thanks for showing us how you made them.

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  82. Great cards. First visit to your blog, and it won't be the last

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  83. Great cards.
    Johanne S.

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  84. You have put a little bit of everything in these two cards, color, texture, and creativity.
    Love them both.

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  85. Love the textures on this! I remember watching a video on how to make those feathers, but I can't remember where. Thanks for the reminder. :)

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  86. I love your techinque and color choices -thanks for sharing

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  87. I really enjoyed both of your cards. I'm so inspired to try these new to me techniques.
    Thanks for sharing how you created them.

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  88. Gorgeous cards! So colorful. Now I have to get my hands on the colored burlap stack and the canvas stack!

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  89. The painted burlap is spectacular the flowers!

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  90. Love the texture panels. thanks for the inspiration

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