6/06/2012

The Rubber Cafe / Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Blog Hop

Welcome to The Rubber Cafe/Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft blog hop starting at 10 am EST (posting a bit early)! If you’ve just joined us today and would like to start the blog hop from the beginning, go to The Rubber Café blog. If you’ve come here from Michele’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! We are working 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 in the USA, in sunny San Diego, California! Visit http://www.therubbercafe.com to view their complete 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. To see their complete product line, visit http://fabercastell.com!

I have two projects to share today! First up is a card where I’ve played with amazing metallic gelatos! Yummy!!!

Hi 1

I did the blue background pieces by making a mix of blue metallic gelato and water and simply paint a piece of white cardstock. I used a quite thick mix that gives a good cover. It shines beautifully!!!

gelatos

I filled a mini mister with what was left and now I have a perfect light blue glimmery mist for future projects!

Hi 4

Here is a close up on the stamped background, I painted the big 18th Century Proclamation background stamp with different shades of blue and green Stamper’s Big Brush Pens and stamped it on the gelato piece.

Hi 2

The Small Trailing Butterflies are also colored with Stamper’s Big Brush Pens: green and orange. These pens are AMAZING! They can be used as ordinary markers, BUT they can be used with water before they set which makes shading a piece of cake!!!

Hi 5

The Stamper´s Big Brush Pens are great for stamping too. Perfect when one wants different colors on one stamp or, like here, one want to stamp only part of a bigger stamp. Like the butterflies in the top right corner.

I had super fun trying a few new (to me) techniques! On my second card I used my wonderful Aquarelle Watercolor pencils. I looove those!

Cat home 1e

The stamps used on this card are from the Home is Where Your Cat Sleeps set.

Cat home 2

I did this card for the Gingham Challenge over at the Moxie Fab World!!!

For your next stop on the hop, you’ll be visiting Rita!

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:
START AT:  Rubber Café  http://blog.therubbercafe.com/
Cherry Nelson  http://cherrysjubileehome.blogspot.com/
Jennifer Matott  http://arttalk-sigmagirl.blogspot.com/
Melissa  http://stamping-queen.blogspot.com
Irit Shalom  http://iritshalom.blogspot.com/
Mou Saha  http://collagecollagecollage.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/

Thanks for playing along!!!

Tesa

56 comments:

Puppy Kisses and Paper Dreams said...

I LOOOOOVE the blue-butterfly card! Incredible! I love the layered ribbon, the bling, the sweet little butterflies, and of course the stunning blue background - incredible, wonderful, gorgeous!

Kristine Reynolds said...

Terrific projects as always!

Karen T said...

I really love your cards - the colors on the first one just really pop! And so neat to see how the soft color of the pencils look in your second

Billie Dee said...

I'm awake! I'm awake! And that butterfly card made sure of it. What WOW colors! The kitty card is adorable.

liberal sprinkles said...

I love your blue card, especially the stamped background. Very pretty.

Prairie Scrapbooking said...

that is such a wonderful technique..i'll definately be trying it out. The colours on the card are stunning. Thanks for the chance to win

Regina aka Mrs. Ham said...

Great cards. I love the vibrant colors on the first card.

Miriam Prantner said...

Great cards! I especially like the first one, the colors are so vivid and love the dimension to the butterflies!

ginnye said...

Your cards are so cute. can't wait to try some of the techniques you used.

DiamondLil said...

I too am a fan of the butterfly card -- I love the simplicity and that beautiful green that screams spring.

Thanks for the inspiration,
Tracy

Mel- said...

Love all those saturated colors - beautiful cards!

katiebug92 said...

beautiful colors! -Katie
www.punkprojects.blogspot.com

Sheryl Pelletier said...

I agree with you about the Stamper's Big Brush Pens. I love them, too!

ulrika said...

Ååhh! Fina kort! Lite extra kär blev jag allt i kattkortet ... sicken sötnos! Kram!

Jacquie Southas said...

the intensity of the color on your first card is amazing!

Bunnyfreak said...

Love how rich the blue is. Great cards.

madisonznana said...

Love the blue card especially!! Thanks for sharing your techniques.

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

MicheleC said...

This card is gorgeous as always girl. :)The colors are outstanding and I have to try popping up my stamps the way you did the butterflies. Excellent job! TFS!

Sue D said...

Very colorful butterfly card and sweet kitty card. I like the techniques you used.

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

I love both cards but I really like the bright colors on the first one.... Nice job!!!

Wanda said...

WOW, so far my favorite card! I love, love, love it. I don't know where to start and where to stop, it's just perfect!

rlovew said...

Beautiful cards! I love the blue you got on the background of the first card.

Just Laury said...

Beautiful cards! I love the rich blue you achieved! Thqaqnks for the tip about adding the gelato color to the mister bottle!

Barbara said...

Both of your cards are just precious. The gelato paint is something that I must try soon. It is so vibrant~love the fact that you can use in it a mister too. I too love working with watercolor pencils. The soft look of your second card is just perfect for pencils. Thank you for sharing with us. Hugs

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Just GORGEOUS Tesa!! LOVING the colors and those butterflies are BEAUTIFUL!!!!!

l.m.b. said...

Love POP of the blue card! So striking with black . The gelatos are so vibrant !

yyam said...

These are amazing Tesa! I especially love the bold beautiful colours on the first card! :)

Denny said...

I don't think the camera was able to capture the metallic aspect of the card, but the colors are so vibrant and I learned so many things from your post! The big brush pens work amazingly well and you shaded the butterflies perfectly. TFS!

gypsy rose said...

absolutely luv the colors in the first card. they really pop. thanks for sharing.

Maureen Hayes said...

Okay, you had me at the first card with beautiful, vibrant color and the stamping over the gelato background, just lovely! Then I move to the next card and see the kitty! LOVE it, so delicate and refined. I adore the piece of doily you added. Both of these cards are so lovely and so different from one another, what a talent! I am now following your blog because I can't wait to see what you create next! Thanks for particpipating in the blog hop and for the inspiration!

Lucy said...

Great job with the blue for the bacground; always looking for ways to make those "just right" color backgrounds.

efj said...

This keeps up and I'll have to stop hopping and start shopping. I Love, Love, Love your cards. Thank you!!

Craftybee said...

Great projects...so many great techniques using these products. Love it! TFS

Bonnie in SC said...

The blue and orange card really pops! The gelatos are so versatile. Lovely!

Lynn (toomanycrayons) said...

Great ideas and instruction on how to make that beautiful and vivid blue background. Would love to try that too.

Rose said...

your first card is stunning!!!
but you know the kitty one has to be my fav :)

Kaneka said...

Metallic gelatos, wow, gonna have to get some and try them.

Audrey Pettit said...

Tesa, these are gorgeous! So, so pretty! I am just in LOVE with the deep bold color of the butterfly card. Such a stunning design. And the kitty card is sooooo cute! Absolutely adorable!

silvia said...

Fabulous cards!!!

Nora Parker said...

Your work is inspiring. Thank you.

A Crafty Person said...

The vibrancy of the colors is amazing! I like the contrast between the green and orange butterflies and the blue background. Wonderful!

Bethany Becker said...

I love these cards. The colors are so vibrant. Thanks for sharing!

Larissa Heskett said...

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

OhSuz said...

So pretty-really love those green butterflies!

marilyn said...

Fabulous projects. I especially like the first card--the butterfly is gorgeous.

Charo said...

Great techniques! And the colors!!

sillyp said...

great idea to save the extra in a sprayer for later use. love your work.

Roberta said...

Wow love the colors on the butterfly card! Thank you for sharing!

Lena Katrine said...

Kjempeflott kort i lekre farger!
Takk for at du deltar på skisseutfordringen hos Sketchy Colors denne gangen - håper vi ser deg igjen ved neste utfordring også :)
Klem, Lena Katrine

Maya said...

Beautiful! That blue background looks amazing! Love the cat card, too! :)

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

Wow...the colors on your butterfly card just POP!!! Love the cat card too!

Denise said...

Love how the colors POP on that butterfly card...beautiful!

Gina Howe said...

Those gelatos are amazing. You have shown me yet another technique using them. I also love the aquarelle pencils. Thanks for the beautiful works!

sewzallsquirrels said...

Such vibrant colors on the butterfly card. Nice layering too.
Thanks

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