Friday, April 25, 2014

Taylored Expressions and Faber-Castell Blog Hop

Hello everyone and welcome to my stop on the blog hop with Taylored Expressions and Faber-Castell.  I am so excited to be joining in on this hop and can't wait to show you my project.......

This project is a 12x12 shadowbox with little 3x3 canvases that I individually decorated and then put them inside the frame on double layers of foam adhesive.  

I have to admit that I had some Faber-Castell products before this hop, but I just didn't have the courage to try them out....What if I messed up?  What if I don't like it?  Well, I can tell you that my project is FAR from perfect, but I really LOVE working with these products.  I think that my new favorite medium is Gelatos!  The backgrounds as well as the images are all colored with them.

I used the Welcome Home stamp set and the Build A House dies from Taylored Expressions.  From Faber-Castell, I used the Gel Medium, Gesso, Gelatos, and Pitt Stampers Big Brush Artist Pens to stamp the images and color on the white cardstock that I die cut for the window panes and doors.  Take a closer look at each image (but don't look too close, there are several mistakes).  ;)






I have always wanted to get into mixed media and I am so glad that I had the opportunity to participate in this hop.....it was just the right PUSH that I needed.

Giveaway Details:
Simply comment on any (or all!) of our Blog Hop posts from April 24-April 25. For each comment, you will be entered into a drawing to win one of two fabulous prizes: One lucky winner will receive a $75 Faber-Castell prize pack of Gesso, Glaze, Gel Medium, and 10 new Gelatos Double Scoops and one lucky winner will receive a Taylored Expressions stamp set and die of choice! Comments close Sunday, April 27 at 8pm PST. 

Friday's Blog Hop List:
Amy Crockett (you are here)

Here is the lineup for yesterday's hop:
Taylored Expressions Blog

It is now time to hop on over to Tiffany Johnson's blog to see what wonderful project she is sharing today.  Don't forget to leave a comment below before you go.  Have fun and Good Luck!!

Hugs,
Amy

103 comments:

  1. FUN & FABULOUS shadowbox Amy - LOVE your CHEERY colours, CUTE little house canvases and SWEET sentiment!!!
    THANK YOU for sharing your CREATIVE INSPIRATION!!!
    PS - I think you have done an AWESOME job and look forward to seeing your next MIXED MEDIA project :)

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  2. Love Gelatos too! They are very versatile and what you created is very cute!

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  3. This is just a fun and happy project! All these colors go well together.

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  4. Those little 3x3 canvases are so cute- what a great idea to put them in a shadow box!! Love it.

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  5. This project is SO cute! I might have to do something like this myself!

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  6. Clever idea. The houses are darling. thanks for sharing such a fun idea.

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  7. I want this for my home! So beautiful and thanks for the inspiration!

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  8. So cute. I'm just learning to use Gelatos and love them!

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  9. Great project! I too love working with the Gelatos, they are so very versatile! I like how you did the small individual canvas's also. Great job!
    Donna

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  10. Very cute project. (love the kiddie pics on your home page too)

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  11. Your shadow box is great - I could see using your technique for inchies on the front of greeting cards. Wonderful blog hop! ... now decisions, decisions, decisions which great products would I chose should I win ... hmmmmm....
    ~ Terry ~

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  12. seeing your work presented as a framed print is a wonderful way to show our work, thanks for sharing

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  13. Wow juste love the colors and simplicity !!

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  14. Beautiful shadowbox! The gelatos look like they blend so well!

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  15. The yellow around each is a great idea. It softens the look. NICE

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  16. Stunning design on your project, love it!!!

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  17. was so excited when i saw this on the TE sneak post!! love it so much!!!!!!

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  18. Beautiful I love your project amazing colors!

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  19. What a great piece! I really love the four mini vignettes you created. Wonderful decor item!

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  20. How cute is THAT!!!?! You are a mixed media natural, I think! Love those little TE houses (have them on order) and the FC colors you chose are SUPER!

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  21. Your project is so cute! Love the color combos you used!

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  22. Love this project..thanks for sharing :)

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  23. Absolutely fabulous. Love the cute houses.

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  24. Thanks for being part of the blog hop. I really like your 'Home' project! Very nicely done.

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  25. Very cute, I wouldnt have thought to do this but now I having ideas lol, thx for pushing my mojo ;)

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  26. Love the bright colors !Thanks for chance to win !

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  27. How cute! I would love to do something like this to put on my wall!

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  28. Thanks for sharing your creativity! Love your colors and how you put this all together! Very nice! Thanks for being part of the blog hop today!

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  29. I love the colors and what you did with this project!!

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  30. I just love the little houses. Makes me want to go get creative this very second

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  31. Awww, so cute. I just love it. So true & simple. TFS! Great HOP!

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  32. The houses are so adorable. I love the colors.

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  33. Love the soft colors and the shadow box idea is great.... Love it

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  34. This is darling, what a fun piece to add to your decor!! I have a few gelatos and love to play with them, but have to admit, sometimes I don't know what to do with them....thanks for the inspiration!!

    btw...I'm in Ut too, down south, I heard the weather is supposed to get nasty soon....stay safe!

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  35. love your little canvases. the colors are bright and cheery. thanks for sharing.

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  36. What a cute project, love the colors. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  37. cute project, thanks for sharing

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  38. Love this project! Such fun colors and super cute :)

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  39. I love your sweet little houses in a shadow box. The bright colours and fun houses are so inspiring. I have dabbled in art canvases but I have yet to try gelatos. I think I am going to have to give them a try.
    Thanks for sharing your inspiring work! :)

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  40. ADORABLE!!!!! Love the little houses and what you created! TFS and for a chance to win!
    Jan

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  41. Such a beautiful project. I love the colors of your canvas against the red background. It really makes them pop. TFS

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  42. Oh how fun and sweet!
    Great project and lovely
    colors.
    Carla from Utah

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  43. Day 2 of creative hopping bliss! Amy, I'm glad you pushed yourself and now love Gelattos. Your project was sweet and gave me good ideas. Thanks!

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  44. What mistakes? Very cute project.

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  45. This is so sweet. I like your use of Gelatos.

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  46. Those houses could not be cuter. I need to work up the courage to try using my Gelatos more creatively.

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  47. Great canvas!!! I love those houses.

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  48. I love shadow boxes. Yours is very beautiful. Thanks for sharing, Johanne Lacombe

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  49. Love it! So happy and down right adorable. You did an awesome job! Thanks for sharing.. AJ@queenofmynest

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  50. I love your shadowbox. The images you used are so sweet and I didn't notice a single mistake on them. Thanks for sharing your idea with us.

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  51. These are such gorgeous colours and a wonderful addition to any childs room.

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  52. Ooh! Close up of those houses! Beautiful !

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  53. Your shadow box is Adorable! I too love the gelatos and would love a chance to win.

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  54. Love this- would be a great gift idea for a house warming gift to a new home owner. Love this so much and the colors!

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  55. Your project is my favorite of the hop! Hope to see more mixed-media from you in the future!

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  56. Love your project. You make it look so easy. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  57. very fun !
    Great products.
    Sandra ltb

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  58. Love this, thanks for sharing and for the inspiration!

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  59. Amy, this shadow box is just perfect, so eye catching.

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  60. I just absolutely adore you're project. I love houses and you did such lovely work on each one. Love the colors and the coloring. Good background color.

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  61. What darling little houses and putting them together in a shadow box really showcases them. So very cute and it will look beautiful in you home :)

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  62. What an adorable house warming gift! I love it!

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  63. Love your shadowbox! Darling images and great colors! Fantastic project!

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  64. What a cute project. Thanks for all the good ideas.

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  65. Thank you for the inspiration.your courage is a great motivator .

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  66. This is such a fun shadow box! You did a fabulous job on it!

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  67. Very eye catching! Your use of colour is absolutely beautiful :)

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  68. What mistakes?! I didn't see one! I love your shadow box. The colors are vibrant without being garish. I love how you had the printed page under your houses, it gave it great texture and depth. I can't wait to see what you do in the future.

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  69. The little houses look great!!

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  70. There are no mistakes in mixed media art. Your little house canvases are very sweet.

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  71. Amy - your project is beautiful!! Thanks for taking the plunge and sharing.

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  72. This is such a fantastic Blog Hop. Learning so many ways to use these products and seeing such great creative artwork. Thanks for sharing.

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  73. Your houses are so adorable and it was the reason I clicked through to see it. I just learned how to crochet the shell stitch, your blanket is beautiful, can I ask what yarn you used? You are very talented. Thanks for sharing your artwork with us.

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  74. This would be such a great house warming gift. Too cute.

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  75. Such cute little houses. Adorable.

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  76. Oh Fabulous Inspiration, such a beautiful shadow box, great colors and design....and such a beautiful family, your kids are adorable! TFS!!!

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  77. I see nothing but a perfect one of a kind work of art !!! I think this canvas is absolutely marvelous and I also think part of the beauty of mixed media art is that a "mistake" is actually what creates character and makes something that much more unique and special :) I am absolutely enamoured with your art and your inspiration is bountiful!!! Thank you for being a part of this wonderful hop and showcasing the lovely way FC and TE products coordinate! And also for making me feel less intimidated to use my new Gelatos!!! :)

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  78. Such a great idea to use your mini canvasses in a frame to make one art piece. Love it.

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  79. What a cute shadow box! I love the little canvases and bright colors.

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  80. Great job, Any. I, too, have had several gelatos for quite awhile and been afraid to try them. I must venture forth.

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  81. Great project! Adorable little canvases ;) TFS!

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  82. Beautiful project and wall hanging! I love the coloring of the little houses and there backgrounds, wow! Beautiful job. Thanks for sharing.

    Katie B.

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Hugs,
Amy ♥