Monday, October 22, 2012

 
 
Today’s the start of the blog hop between Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft and 100 Proof Press! We’re very excited for our first collaboration with them! Hop with us today for a blog hop packed with inspiration and techniques!

We’ll also have prizes for those who participate. Be sure to visit leave a comment on each designer’s blog. When you’re finished, comment on the company’s blogs to be eligible for the following great prizes:

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft will be giving away a $40 prize pack, and 100 Proof Press will be giving away a $30 gift certificate!

Want an extra chance to win some prizes? Tweet Design Memory Craft at @DesignMemCraft about a technique you learned on the hop for a chance to win their NEW Stamper’s Big White Pen! Or like 100 Proof Press’s Facebook page (https://console.mxlogic.com/redir/?2ehpsjvuodELcIICzB4QsCOsVHkiP2DeXrO5qBunNrifQN6ZOUmzmHFsbh-B2Ubr84fyn69x2C8ELffFIfL8LfLLfCyATvAXTLuZXTKrKrFIt1idXHhHlRqfQFOVJNZAQsCQmm3hOed79EVsd7bVJ5MS2_id47EiDW1EwB2sqCV-7PNo_pgdFCQn3qbPbbbMUsr6_PziGQo for a chance to win the calendar you saw on this hop!


The blog hop will be open until midnight on October 26th, and the winners will be announced on October 29th on the company’s blog/twitter.


Here is a complete schedule of the entire Hop incase you are just joining in, or would like to keep coming back for more!
 
 
 
Now onto the inspiration!
From Faber Castell, I recieved sampler packs for Mixed Media Collageing.  From Gesso, to gel medium, water color pencils and glaze, I couldn't pass up the opportunity to make another MM Collage.
This mixed media collage was created on Heavy Chipboard.  The background has been handpainted using Acrylics, gesso and watercolor pencils. 


 
 
This wonderful large fish from 100 Proof Press is so fun to play with!  There are so many ways he could be colored or used, and he is HUGE and stamps so crisp and clean !! 

 
Fish really do make the best form or travel!  With a great ocean floor view, and beautiful bubbles skittering about and heck, they are pretty fast when they think something is chasing them!
 
That's all for today!  Thanks so much for joining in the Hop today, I hope you are running to play with all your stamps and goodies now!
Have an amazing Monday!!
 
Nicki Chicky
 
 
 


 

23 comments:

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

This is BEAUTIFUL!! LOVING the colors!!!

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Gorgeous, love your background and colours. Great idea with the fish. Lovely. Tracy x

Sue D said...

Very cool underwater scene!

Ann Jobes said...

Great background and love how your fish has a beautiful graceful passenger! Very fantastical!

Miriam Prantner said...

What a neat piece, I love the waves/algae coming from the right

Pallo said...

Very Beautiful

butterfly said...

You've created some stunning effects... beautiful! So is the Mixed Media Collaging different from the Mixed Media Sampler I've seen elsewhere on the hop? With gesso too? Wow - how cool is that?!
Alison x

Lori W said...

Love this! The colors are so vivid!

Zemphira ~ Scatter Art. said...

So cool! Looks like a dream. Love your imagination.

PaperPixie said...

Such rich colors and I love the textures. The fairy on the fish's back is genius.

Carmen O. said...

Wow very cool! I hope your word verification works, the last blog kept not accepting what I typed. arrgghhh!

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

Absolutely beautiful canvas!!!

Loly Borda-Towery said...

Love it! The colors are superb! and all the texture, wow. TFS

Robyn said...

Stunning!! Love the colors!

MamaKaraba said...

Love the design you colored on the fish! Very imaginative scene! (Thanks for the chance to win free stuff to feed my papercraft addiction!)

Audrey Mislan said...

love the texture in the background

charli said...

funny! love the colors!

~amy~ said...

Super FUN!

sharon g said...

The colors and patterns are amazing! This is just so cool---I am going to go back and look at it again...

liberal sprinkles said...

Nice project, I especially love the background.

grace

Shelly Lynch said...

i Love the deep rich blue... made me want to dive right in!

Mindy said...

Loved the texture and background. Found your blog through the blog hop.

sanketi said...

Awesome!!!