Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Prima and Faber-Castell blog hop!

Is there anything better than two companies combining their amazing products? Today I have a joint venture project by Prima Marketing andFaber-Castell


Not only do their products work perfectly together, but they provide wonderful platforms for inspiration and creativity! Both of the design teams were challenged to create projects combining products just for YOU! Hopefully this will get your creativity going too. 

I created three ATCs using Donna Downey canvas ATCs by Prima. I colored them with Gelatos by Faber-Castell and I have to say--I am in love with these little sticks of color! These acid free pigment sticks have a creamy consistency that glides on smoothly to many surfaces...dark paper, textured cardstock and canvas to name a few. And you can mix and blend colors so easily with or without water, stamp, alter embellishments and more...the possibilities are endless!


The ATCs are blank canvas pieces with stitching around the edges. I chose a trio of colors for my backgrounds and went to town. It's so simple-just start coloring like you would with a crayon...place the variety of colors where you want darker and lighter shades. And you can color over another color.... I spritzed the backgrounds with water and rubbed the colors together with my finger. If the color didnt blend as easily-I simply added more water and it worked like magic. 



On this ATC-I blended orange, red and light pink together on the background. Notice how the black stitching really pops after the color has been added. I embellished with Prima's Antique Mirror, Gillian flower, mini roses and black Say It In Crystals. I made a little bow with black seam binding and tucked it into the flower cluster. Then finished it off with little words from Prima's Doodle Deux tiny alpha set and Donna Downey pom pom trim in light blue.


This silhouette is from Prima's chipboard canvas set that comes in cream, ready to color and it also has a mixture of images on one sheet. Butterflies, birds and more--so fun to color! I added black gelato to the image, spritzed with water and worked the color into the image. Even when you add a little bit of water-the color remains highly pigmented and covers evenly. I found a little metal crown in my stash and it was originally gold. I colored it with silver gelato and then sealed it with FC's glaze. I used the same three colors for the background on this ATC and then embellished with a black Gillian flower, velvet leaves and mini roses. The little sentiment is from Prima's packaging. I cut it out and added it to my cluster.


 For the background on this ATC-I blended four colors. Orange, red, light pink and silver. I tied a piece of black seam binding through the eyelet, added an Antique Mirror image and flowers. I also tucked in a Prima Vintage Button with resin centers and another little sentiment from packaging....


So now-I am completely addicted to Gelatos and I hope you get a chance to try them out for yourselves. They really are that easy to use and the color is fabulous! 



Prima and Faber Castell have also included a chance to win some of their products. Hop around to the other talented design team blogs and leave a comment on each of their blogs. Once you are done, go  back to the PRIMA and Faber Castell blogs and let them know your favorite technique. They will pick a random winner on the Prima blog May 30th! Faber Castell will also have a prize so make sure you go to their blog for details on how to win!



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Thanks so much for stopping by...Happy blog hopping everyone!
xoxo Cari
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97 comments:

Scrapbookdoll said...

Just love what you did with the canvas atc's
Marie-Anne

Tarnished Rose said...

I LOVE the ATCs!!!! Such a wonderful change from layouts. Thank you so much for showing what can be done on a smaller canvas.

Marilyn

Grace said...

Really love what you've done with the canvas ATCs. And the gelato colours just pop so well.

Miriam Prantner said...

Beautiful! Love how striking those black embellishments looks, especially the silhouette, great job!

Barbara said...

These are really pretty. I love the colors!

Cent qu'Art en Six said...

I love these small canvas pieces. The colors go so well with the products you used. Nice job.
Nadège

Sarah said...

Cari, they are GORGEOUS!!! You are so talented. I will have to try this.

Sarah said...

Cari, they are GORGEOUS!!! You are so talented! I will have to try this.

Sarah said...

Cari, they are GORGEOUS!!! You are so talented. I will have to try this.

Marina said...

Love it, it's beautiful!

sharon g said...

I LOVE how you colored the canvas. I'm going to try that. I LOVE my Gelatos!!

Yasmin said...

I loooved this mini canvas ATC.. love the colors, details.. Fantastic! I'm so sad that I missed you in Norway and Bikuben.. I soo wanted too go and I was signed up for the classes too, but I live so far away.. :(

Maybe some other time!

Erin Blegen said...

Oh wow- the black and red are so chic!! Love this!

Sandy_in_MD said...

This is a great idea for using those little canvases. Thanks so much for sharing your techniques. They are really awesome little works of art.

Paulien van den Bosch said...

Wow.... Love these Gorgeous ATC's. And I am truly amazed by how that black silhouette came out. As if it was pre colored.

B. Poteraj said...

I love the Gelatos, too! I also like how you shaded the canvas with them, and added the pom poms for whimsy. So pretty.

Maureen Hayes said...

Wow, these ATC's came out beautifully using the gelatos. Thanks for the tips about using water, your fingers, etc. . . to get the colors right. I hope I win and get to play with some of these products too!

Thanks for hosting us!

Vicky Alberto said...

so elegant and PRETTY - wow TFS!

Roberta said...

Elegant Atc! Love the background!
Thank you so much for the chance to win your giveaway!!

Christina Aiton said...

what fantastic ATCs - love your color blending!

Caz said...

These ATCs are superb. I'm loveing what people have done with gelatos - must get some!

Amélie said...

tout simplement très classe!

Drycha said...

very pretty ATCs!:)

TeenaBugg38 said...

Such sweet little ATC's...I have never seen any so creative!!

dianna said...

Love the black accents on the red background. As always your designs are beautiful. You go girl!!!

Debby said...

Beautiful! I think I'm in love with the second ATC. Elegant

Theresa said...

Soooooo gorgeous! Love those canvas ATC's. I have GOT to try those Gelatos!!!

gleestormont said...

great explanations, i want to try now!

Leanne said...

LOVE them! I have been looking for ATC inspiration! Thanks so much for sharing..x

Carol Theng said...

Love all atcs.thanks for sharing with us. So pretty!!

Kelly Massman said...

these are so pretty!

Stephenie said...

Such beautiful ATC's, the colors are so sharp. Thank you for sharing!

Jane Martin said...

Hi Cari. Beautiful! Hard to pick a favorite.

Jane Martin said...

Hi Cari. Beautiful! Hard to pick a favorite.

Cindy J said...

Wow, amazing how much design you packed into those small spaces! Awesome work and wonderfully inspiring!

Melinda said...

Amazing! I love those cute ATC's...such gorgeous colours! Thanks so much for sharing :)x

McStamper said...

Love canvas. Your projects are great.

Beatrice Lawson said...

My goodness! I was making a list of the products you used because I am in love with your project!! Awesome!

SusieScrapper said...

Those ATC's are amazing, but not surprised!!

Suz said...

I love canvas it always makes projects look even better

Heba Alsibai said...

So pretty...

Susan Bullock said...

Oh my ~ I love these ATCs!! Beautiful work and now I am ready to use the gelato colors in my stash :)

Susan Bullock said...

Oh my ~ I love these ATCs!! Beautiful work and now I am ready to use the gelato colors in my stash :)

Lorena said...

Yay you updated your blog Cari, LOL! Good job on the ATC's - They really are the perfect size to play around with a technique aren't they? Thanks for sharing, and thanks for the chance to win.

Lorena
www.scrapingcorner.blogspot.com

Cynthia Lloréns said...

Fantastic TAGS!!!! Your projects is beautiful art! You always do such a amazing work!!!
Big huges and kisses from Brazil
Cynthia

SueSmilesAlot said...

Those are beautiful ATC's. I especially liked the first one with the silhouette.

Larissa Heskett said...

BEAUTIFUL ATC Cards!! I LOVE your take on the challenge!! What fun little details!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

Larissa Heskett said...

BEAUTIFUL ATC Cards!! I LOVE your take on the challenge!! Love all of the fun little details!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

Dragonlass said...

Love your ATC's the colours are vibrant and work perfectly, great use of the prima and Faber-Castell, thank you for sharing

ScrapArtDesign said...

Such a lovly word! So pretty!!!!!

Mariekick said...

I've never did an ATC, but your work leads me to try some! Thanks for a chance to win.

havivaa said...

I LOVE PRIMA'S FLOWERS & ALL THE COLORS/
HOPE I WILL WINN !
THANKS .

Jane said...

Oh how beautiful!! I love the black silhouettes against the red! stunning!

huggybear said...

i heart heart heart your atc's xxxx thank you so much for sharing

Amy Prior An Aussie Scrapbooking Diva said...

ooh I just love the Breakfast at tiffanys feel of these ATCs! The contrast of colour is striking love them all!

ADALIRA said...

Beautiful ATC

Heather said...

Love the intense colors and the layering on your ATCs. I'm also a total gelato addict!!

jerrsmmamma said...

very nice ATC's, you do amazing work and I am a flower addict and have a lot of prima flowers. A girl can never have to many flowers.

java diva said...

What perfect ATCs!! Gotta use my gelatos to make some.

pooky said...

Wow!! You did a wonderful job of showing the different ways to use the gelatos!! Your ATC's are gorgeous! Tfs!

Lefki said...

I love the colors and the flowers! thank you for this great chance.

sunnyflou said...

so pretty!!

Carol said...

Two of my favorite companies! Lovely projects, thanks for a fun hop!

Carol B
ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

Wendy Taylor said...

Pretty colors :-)

Lea L. said...

Very cute ATCs!! They look great!

marilyn said...

Those canvas ATC are so very cute--lots of detail on a very small canvas.

Renee said...

Beautiful work on the canvas! Love the silhouette :)

jerrsmmamma said...

what a great job you did on the ATC's . I struggle with small area's to work on but I am going to try to work on some canvas and use some of the pencils, I love to try new techniques.

Dawn Louise said...

Super little works of art x

Amy said...

Gorgeous Project love the colors, this blog-hop is amazing! I see so many talented people love it !!!
Hugs Amy :)

Keren Tamir said...

Beautiful tags!!

Alina said...

Great tags and awesome idea! Love your project!

VanillaCarmel said...

great atcs!!

Angel said...

Love how you have each small canvas stand on it's own, demanding the viewer stop and feel each message and how they all come together. Fabulous.

МД в картинках said...

Beautiful ATC - lovely coloring!

Noé said...

That's an amaizing work!

julie e said...

Thanks for sharing. I am thinking I need the gelatos. Now to convince my husband.

Cris Cunningham said...

Absolutely stuning Cari!. The smaller size is so appealing! xoxoxo

Kitika said...

This is simply beautiful, and the colours are amazing!

Kim said...

The colours are blended seamlessly! Can't wait to get my hands on these markers.

karolin43 said...

Hi how are you
My name is Shosh and I'm from Israel?
First time blog and just amazing
Work and your designs are amazing
Prima amazing company and the combination of the two companies would be lovely if it is not the end of the fruitful ideas
Amazing amazing, blessed, and fun that I knew your blog and now I'm watching
Nice weekend
Shoshi

Louise - PunknScrap said...

Lovely ATC, the canvas looks fabulous.

Bonnie in SC said...

Looks like I'm going to have to get some of the gelatos. They are truly versatile.Thanks a lot Cari! lol. The atcs are gorgeous. :)

Athanasia said...

So elegant, love the color combination!

Marley said...

Gorgeous canvas ATC's.. Like how you did the background! Big hugs your new follower.. Marley

Nicole Doiron said...

wow! Those are so beautiful! Love the gelato work on them and love the contrasting colors! Thanks so much for the inspiration!

Cecilia said...

Hi Cari!
I love your beautiful ATC cards, and how the little canvases show us the big artist!
I can‘t wait for my gelatos to come in the mail after seeing your ustream video with the canvas album! Loved it too!
Hugs Cecilia

Emlilo said...

Nice ! Thanks!

Cheryl Walker said...

Beautiful ATC's and I LOVE the details you have used!!! Its nice seeing different pieces of art, thank you for sharing yours!!!! Hugs,
Cheryl

Nelliebell said...

the canvas's are awesome. even though you chose such a bright color everything still seems dainty and girlie. love it!!!
Shelli

Manoli Navarro said...

Hola Cari!! me encantan esas ATC! sobre todo la de la silueta, es una maravilla!
Creí que ya te seguía desde que nos conocimos en Madrid en Bambola, pero veo que no, así que he venido para quedarme!!!
PD: A mi también me encantan los gelatos. Besos.

cbee said...

wonderful ATCs!! As the owner of the challengeblog Fun wit ATCs I'm always thrilled when I'm seeing ATCs and yours are so beautiful - love them!

natou said...

these ATC are really wonderfull, I really want to try this gelatos!!

Lovez' Lao said...

So great! Thanks for sharing!

Memories by Manda said...

Your Canvas ATCs are lovely. Thanks for sharing and the chance to win

Kimberly said...

Love the ATCs! Oh my goodness I love everygthing!!!

Dorotka said...

i'm hopping around and falling in love with gelatos - now i can see they work great on canvas too! really nice background :)