Friday, March 7, 2014

Faber-Castell and Stampendous Blog Hop

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It's the big day! I love blog hops with Stampendous! because the partnering companies are always so generous and it seems (from your comments) that a lot of you want to delve into mixed media but don't have the tools yet... Wouldn't it be nice to win some swag??? 
Faber-Castell was extremely generous to our Design Team sending us tons of products from their Design Memory Craft range. Many stampers and scrapbookers will be familiar with Gelatos and other products from this fine company. These products are at the forefront of the Mixed Media movement in scrapbooking, stamping and home decor, a perfect kick off for Mixed Media March – our Monthly Blog Challenge. We hope you’ll enjoy the terrific inspiration we’ve got for you this week!
Yesterday I showed you the cover of my Travel Journal: Ireland (and yes I am totally excited to be going back. I went two years ago and I'm excited to return!) and today I'm sharing one of the interior pages. 

I started by adding a light layer of gesso over one of the plain kraft pages. 


Then I chose some black and grey Gelatos and scribbled them ombrè style up the page. Then I used a baby wipe to blend. 


I couldn't wait to use the CRS7002 Cling Jumbo Dress Form stamp set, so I pulled it out. I stamped one of the backgrounds on the right side in black Archival ink. Once the dress form was stamped on the gesso'd background I felt it needed some love.... 


I pulled out my Big Brush Pitt Pen again, this time in Warn Grey and added some shading. They blend really well on gesso - all you need to do is smudge the line with your finger while the ink is still wet and you get that pretty shadow effect! 


Now it's ready to be journalled on and I am thrilled! 

Head over to the Stampendous! Blog for the whole hop list. Good luck and thanks for leaving me love!! 

60 comments:

  1. What a great page! I love how you added the some definition to the stamp.

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  2. Great looking page.
    isoscia at aol dot com

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  3. This is absolutely beautiful!! Love the shading!

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  4. Gorgeous Kraft page Tobi! Love the shadowing. Theresa x

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  5. wonderful project. love your image choices. TFS

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  6. I wonder if you could paint a page Kraft paper brown, and continue the project as above? Super cool page

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  7. Maybe I will get some nerve up and try my hand at the mixed media craze. Your idea looks amazing and I think even I could do it. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  8. Cool design, love your page!

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  9. Gorgeous page and this is going to be a great journal. Have fun on your journey!

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  10. This is awesome, Tobi! Such a subtle design but so effective!

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  11. Very cool! Love that you added your own touches to the stamped image.

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  12. Awesome! It looks like a piece of linen!

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  13. WOW, Amazing how creative minds work. This is just darling. Great technique.

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  14. I need to ge the supplies and try this, awesome

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  15. Gorgeous shading on the dress form, and it's lovely to see the subtler side of Gelatos in action - beautiful against the gesso.
    Alison x

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  16. I love your creation. The shading on the dress form is beautiful especially against the gesso. Thanks for the idea.

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  17. love the stamp and the subtle background!

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  18. I really think I need those Big Brush stamp pens, I see lots of people use them, they must be useful, thanks or sharing your project! I wonder if you need to invest in the whole Color range for Gelatos or just use two like you've done here

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  19. The shading with the marker was a great idea. I like the shadows...

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  20. Very cool. Thanks for sharing your technique.

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  21. Very nice. I really like this.

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  22. The black peeking through looks good. I need to make a journal like this. Cool.

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  23. Thank you for sharing this technique, I love the vintage look!

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  24. I don't have a gray Big Brush, but it's going on my wishlist now! This is stunning--so love it! Have a great trip! Ireland is one of the few countries I've visited, although many years ago.

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

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  26. You created a beautiful page. A great vintage look.

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  27. Wow! That dress doesn't even look like a stamp. Thanks for the ombre detail as well.

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  28. Great projec t.

    craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

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  29. Awesome--I like the shading.

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  30. I went to Ireland about 5 years ago. It was everything I imagined. I would like to return to see more parts of Ireland - have that on my bucket list. Love the page in your journal. the dress form is great.
    Thanks for sharing.

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  31. It's a beautiful page. I have got to get some baby wipes! I loved what you did with the stamp. It looks awesome.

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  32. Great work done.. Love the shadowy effect.. :)

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  33. Great page Toby.... love that stamps!!
    TFS Patricia

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  34. It looks like the dress form is moving, erie but cool.

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  35. Tobi, I love this page! What type of journal are you using? I really like the effect you created with the pitt pen shadowing. I'll have to try that!

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  36. Love your page Tobi. I am such an addict to dressforms...:)

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  37. This looks like it is standing in front of the background so much; real artwork!

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  38. Great to see how this
    all starts. Thanks for
    sharing.
    Carla from Utah

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

    Carol B
    ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

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  40. what fun ... I am itching to start a journal and this is just convincing me more.
    Sandra ltb

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  41. I need to learn to work with gesso. I love how you used it and the outcome of your projects. I have always wanted to learn to do exactly the type of projects you are doing! thanks, -con

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  42. Wonderful! Love that shadow effect!!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

    HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

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  43. BEAUTIFUL journal page!!!

    LOVE the techniques you have combined - WOW!!!

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  44. Wow! That shadowing with the big brush pen really made your stamp pop off the page. Love it!

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  45. I love that cool shadow effect you did with the Big Brush marker! I must try that"!!!

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  46. Gorgeous mixed media base page - LOVE it!

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  47. Very cool, this silhouette looks awesome! Great job. Thanks for sharing.

    Katie B.

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  48. Nice vintage look, great for journaling.

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