Wednesday, June 6, 2012

The Rubber Cafe/Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft 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  Tiffany Johnson'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 today I just started out playing with some watercolor paper and the gelatos.
Faber-Castell sent me Neutral Big Brush Pens, Metalic Gelatos, Clear Yellow Gelatos, Neutral Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils, and yellow Artist Pens.  The colors just screamed SUMMER to me so I decided to pair them up with a bunch of fun Shell images from The Rubber Cafe and make a set of summery cards.






To begin with I inked up Medium Murex Conch Shell, Large Clam Shell, and Sand Dollar with a Walnut Brown PITT artist pen big brush and randomly stamped them on a piece of Watercolor paper.

Then I stamped Fleuradidy 1 using the warm grey PITT artist pen big brush and Fleuradidy 2 using the green gold PITT artist pen big brush.


I then randomly scribbled over the entire page with gelatos from the yellow pack.
I used the Sponge Tool from the 'Lil Inkers to moosh, spread, and blend the gelatos around the page and came up with this.

Finally, I added some silver gelato to the Conch Shell, I colored the sand dollar with artist pens , and I colored the Clam shell with watercolor pencils.  Then to add some texture to my page I randomly sprinkled Stampendous Aged Gold Embossing Enamel all over the page and heated it from underneath until it melted.

Then I cut up the sheet and made 8 note cards.
Here's another look at the 8 cards I made.


For the sentiments on these cards I used New Oceans and sentiments from Fabulous Phrases.
Additional stamps used: Sea Shells, Medium Whelk Conch Shell, and large Nautilus Shell
The Bling on some of the card are Jellie Dots from The Rubber Cafe.

 For your next stop on the hop, you'll be visiting  Karen Thede

 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 a 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: 

51 comments:

~Michelle~ said...

what a fun set of cards! It's been a while since I made a set like that! Great idea! :)

Karen T said...

Great idea! Love your technique, and amazing all the cards you were able to make from it too! As always terrific job!

TesaB said...

Wow, Kristine! What amazing patterned paper you make with the stamps and mediums. Simply stunning!!!

Billie Dee said...

What a fabulous idea! Spreading a creative mess to 8 different cards! I love it. And I love the mooshed mess ;) Very creative multi-media technique. I WILL have to try it.

Prairie Scrapbooking said...

oh my goodness those are beautiful. I like the idea of creating a large piece of background paper that way. thanks for the chance to win

Regina aka Mrs. Ham said...

Fabulous cards. I love the techniques you used.

Miriam Prantner said...

Beautiful! LOVE how you created the paper, thanks for showing us all the steps!

liberal sprinkles said...

I love how the colors all blended together. And what a fun idea to cut it up for different cards!

DiamondLil said...

Absolutely yummy! I feel the play and the thoughtfulness of the whole project. Definitely warm and summery!

Thanks for the inspiration,
Tracy

Kristie Maynard said...

What an absolutely gorgeous set of cards. Just wonderful!

Mel- said...

I'm having to clean the drool off my keyboard - these are GORGEOUS.

Sheryl Pelletier said...

Amazing to see how a small inventory of stamps and colors can produce such a wide array of ideas. Beautifully done.

Jacquie Southas said...

cool technique - loved seeing the steps you took

Carol said...

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

Carol B
ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

madisonznana said...

This is a great set of cards, definitely summer!

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Love the instructions. These are beautiful card. TFS

Wanda said...

That is so neat how you layered it and didn't over do it. A very pleasing pallette. I'll be back.

rlovew said...

Gorgeous cards- they certainly scream summer and I love the way they are all different but would look like a set to give as a gift also.

Just Laury said...

Love the idea of making multiple cards from single sheet! Great job on the paper and wonderful set of cards!

Breeze said...

Fantastic

Sue D said...

I like your coloring on these summery cards.

Bunnyfreak said...

Love the vintage feel.

Barbara said...

Kristine, I am so inspired by your cards and technique. Thanks for sharing with us. Each blog I visit makes me realize that this is an extraordinary DT!!I will have to purchase some gelato soon.
I have blog candy on my blog:
http://u-inspire-me.blogspot.com/2012/06/birthday-blog-candy.html

l.m.b. said...

What a great way to make a whole set of cards, but have them each be unique pieces of artwork! I love this technique!

Denny said...

WOW! I loved the paper you made at each step of the process. Thank you for the great instructions and the pictures to match. You must be a very organized person because you got so much bang out of the process. I always want my cards to be so different. By making a set like this, you accomplish so much. TFS.

gypsy rose said...

very nice beachie set of cards. luv the layering. tfs

Maureen Hayes said...

I love that you had no fear! You just went ahead and started and then layered and it turned out so beautifully. I also really like how you cut up the piece so well and created a set of cards that work well alone or together! Ingenious! I am following your blog and eagerly awaiting your next creation!

ginnye said...

Your cards are simply amazing.

efj said...

Oh, I love these cards. Thank you for sharing.

Craftybee said...

Love all your cards..great idea to create a set with your main stamped sheet! TFS

Bonnie in SC said...

What an interesting technique. I like all the elements you used.

Lynn (toomanycrayons) said...

What a great idea to cut up the fabulous sheet you made and use the pieces on a whole set of cards. Very pretty.

Anonymous said...

Sorry I don't comment more often. But, this demanded I take the time to comment after I picked my jaw up and brushed off the sand! Wow, these cards just are fantastic. I love the colors and all the fun details. Simply wonderful! I don't have any shell stamps and I think I need some now! Great job and thanks for sharing the details with us.

Chris R. from Iowa
ckrobinson01@hotmail.com

Kaneka said...

Wow, that's awesome what you did with the seashell. The colors turned out beautiful and you were able to make so many cards.

silvia said...

Great cards!!

Nora Parker said...

Stunning!

A Crafty Person said...

Such a wonderful set of cards! All 8 are truly amazing. Thank you for sharing how you did this technique.

Bethany Becker said...

What an amazing set of cards. They are stunning!

Larissa Heskett said...

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

OhSuz said...

How lovely! Great set of cards :-)

sillyp said...

wow your card set is just fabulous. Thank you for the tip to heat emboss from the back.

Roberta said...

Love the cards, thanks for sharing the step by step I am definitely going to try this!

Maya said...

Stunning cards! Thanks for sharing the instructions! I will have to try it now!

Charo said...

Great colors, I will get out my stamps!

marilyn said...

WOW - love these cards and definitely will have to try the technique out. THanks for sharing.

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

Wow...awesome cards!!!

Denise said...

absolutely beautiful!! LOVE your cards!

Gina Howe said...

I love shells! Beautiful cards. I've never seen the technique with the embossing powder melted from under the paper. I'm going to try it!

sewzallsquirrels said...

I too like using the Faber-Castell Big Brush markers to ink stamps.
There are so many new products...my head is spinning....
Thanks

MicheleC said...

Great set of cards Kristine. What a fun technique to get a lot of mileage out of!! Excellent job. :)

mauiquilter said...

I am in awe of your artistic abilities to create such wonderful artwork. Mahalo plenty for your directions as to how you worked your techniques and the materials used. As a newbie, a lot of what you explained was a foreign language, but I hope to learn to do all of your techniques - someday!!
Mahalo - Marilyn