Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Prima Marketing & Faber-Castell Blog Hop - Welcome!! :)



Is there anything better than two companies combining their amazing products? Today I am thrilled to be part of a joint venture by Prima Marketing and Faber-Castell! Not only do these products work perfectly together, but they provide wonderful platforms for inspiration and creativity as well!

Both Design Teams were challenged to create projects combining products just for YOU! :) Hopefully they will get your creativity going too. :)

And here is the layout I created of my beautiful Abigail using products from both :) :



Here I used the Metallic Gelatos (Metallic) and blended with water along the edges of the patterned papers and doily, as well as filled in the grooves of the resin corner pieces. I also combined the Color Gelato (Blue/Green) with Gesso on the corrugated cardboard serving as background to the photo, and spread some additional Gesso over the alpha letters in the title to give it a dreamy feel. :) Finally, since I was also adding in pops of bright pink throughout the page, I used the Pitt Artist Pen in Magenta to accent the feathering of the butterfly wings which gave it even more dimension.


Here I used the Color Gelato (Blue/Green) and blended with water on the background patterned paper to add a watercolor-like feel to specific areas.


Here I used the Mix & Match Pitt Pastel Pencils (Neutral) to shade in the butterfly wings and canvas flower, as well as highlight portions of the dark branching. I also used the Art Grip Aquarelle Watercolor Pencil (Green) to deepen the green of the flower stem. Finally I 'sealed' it all with the Glaze. Handwriting done with the Pitt Artist Pen in Green Metallic. :)


Here again I used the Pitt Artist Pen in Magenta to outline the flowers in the patterned background paper, and also added a bit of color to the petals of the fabric flower to give it more 'pop'.

 Prima Products used:

Item# 950132 - Fairy Belle Collection Marcelle
Item# 950101 - Fairy Belle Collection Firefly
Item# 950156 - Fairy Belle Collection La Ronde
Item# 555337 - 8"x1 0" Alphabet Sheet Meadow Lark
Item# 554576 - Art Tiles Fairy Belle
Item# 890759 - Resin - Gable
Item# 556723 - Petal Pins Iced
Item # 551513 - Say It In Crystals
Item# 551629 - Resistant Canvas - Alla Prima
Item# 556730 - Mariposa Meadow
Item# 555924 - Lucerne Nature Garden
Item# 555481 - Lucerne Fairy Belle
Item# 555436 - Melisse Fairy Belle
Item# 555412  - Perle Bebe Fairy Belle
Item# 556907 - Tasha Ruby
Item# 556488 - Allegra Dove


Both Prima and Faber-Castell have also included a chance to win some of their products! :) Hop around to the other talented Design Team blogs below 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. A random winner will be announced on the Prima blog May 30th! Faber-Castell will also have a prize available, so make sure you go to their blog for details on how to win there!

BUT that's not all!!!! Because I'm positively thrilled to have new visitors to my blog :) :), please do make sure to leave a comment (along with a follow-up e-mail address :)) as I will also be doing a random draw on May 30th from all those who comment and giving out a little scrappy Prima prize package of my own as well! Make sure to let me know your favorite Prima and/or Faber-Castell product too!! :)

Ok so ready for the fun to start?
Ready, set, GOOOOOO! :)

Blog Links for Prima:


Blog Links for Faber-Castell:

Thank you for stopping by my blog! :)

92 comments:

  1. I LOVE it!!! :) Particularly the Metallic Gelato edging - just the right touch of gilt! Seems like Prima and Faber Castell products are a match made in heaven! This layout is gorgeous!

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  2. Such a beautiful photo and I love the watercolor touches that you added. This is gorgeous!

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  3. AWESOME!! THANKS for sharing such a FUN Project!! THANKS also for the chance to win!! YIPPEE!! Have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

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  4. just beautiful - love all the hand coloring and detail. My favorite FC product is by far the big brush pens - I have quite the collection :)

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  5. So beautiful, thank you so much for sharing!!

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  6. New visitor...Love your project!!! I so need to get some gelatos...they are so versatile...

    kardmadesigns@gmail.com

    Will love to read upcoming blog posts!

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  7. Beautiful work!! I love all details :)

    My favs of Prima and Faber Castel??
    Of FC: i don't know... maybe gelatos? :)
    From Prima I haven;t fav product! Sorry! But I can write that I love papers from, eg Printery, I love canvas shapes and trinkets... and a lot of other Prima things :D

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  8. wow so beautiful, love your work and your style! My fav from Prima: flowers, flowers, flowers; from Faber: Big Brush Pens

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  9. Such a wonderful, feminine layout! It looks simply marvelous!

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  10. Just love prima stamps and i would love to get my hands on faber gelatos
    love your layout!
    Marie-Anne

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  11. I love your layout. Beautiful use of color.

    Marilyn

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  12. Love how you've combined both products. So lovely.

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  13. Vey very pretty. I love how you put the touch of green in this nude layout.
    I love Prima papers and flowers. As for Faber Castell, I would love to try the gelatos, only saw them in videos, noone carries this product in France apparently, I could never finf it.
    Nadège

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  14. Wow.... your detail coloring is amazing!!!! Love what you did with the resin corner too.

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  15. Your layout is beautiful. Awesome!

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  16. Such pretty layout! :)Gorgeous picture! :)

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  17. Favorites: Gelatos! and Prima's wooden pieces that have images on them. I LOVE your layout--the flowers and other elements are wonderful.

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  18. Absolutely beautiful- love how you've so artistically put together the pieces and colors of this layout!!

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  19. Your layout is fantastic - thanks so much for sharing it and for the detailed information on the techniques you used to create it. My favorite Prima product is their flowers - love how you've used them here.

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  20. You picked gorgeous paper to use. Wow. My favorite Prima product is their metal pieces and wooden pieces. My favorite DMC/FC product is the Brush Marker. It doesn't bleed.

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  21. WOW, what lovely art you have created. It is inspiring to do these hops and see what everyone comes up with. I would never have thought of using Gesso to soften the look and yet it worked so nicely. It is fun to learn a new technique or use for something. Thank you!

    I love Prima's flowers and butterflys and have never had the chance to work with Prima product before. I have heard wonderful things about their journal and canvas as well. As for Faber castell, I like their gelatos and watercolor pencils. Thank you for providing us with such good tips and also for the chance to win some products to try!

    Have a great day!

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  22. p.s I am now following your blog because I really enjoyed your work and the tips you gave us. I look forward to seeing what you create next!

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  23. WoW! Beautiful and elegant layout!
    Thank you so much for the chance to win your giveaway!!

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  24. oh wow I love how subtle and beautiful this is

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  25. Your use of colors is just amazing - I love Prima products and now I will be getting some FC products = the watercolor pencils look fantastic!

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  26. This is such beautiful artwork!
    I love prima flowers but haven't tried very much in the way of faber castell products......will have to do something about that!

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  27. This is really pretty!! Looks vintage :)

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  28. Stunning! The photo and the layout work like a continuous piece of art.
    Favs:
    Prima..flowers, tiles
    FC...i would like to try the Pitt Artist Pen. I like how you outlined your flowers on the paper.

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  29. Wow! I am a first time visitor to your blog and I love it here! Thanks for the inspiration..x

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  30. Love your layout, the splashes of colours round your page. The flowers really come alive. so beautiful. thanks for sharing

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  31. beautiful layout!!!! I love all of the prima flowers and pretty much everything they do!!! i love the faber castell gelatos. Thanks for a chance to win and have a great day!
    kmassmanATgmailDOTcom

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  32. ooh what a beautiful soft layout for a beautiful princess! I just adore those crystals and flowers and the watercolour effect on the background is FAB! Thanks so much for the chance to win even more goodies too ausscrapbookingdivaATliveDOTcomDOTau

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  33. Beautiful creations here on your blog! I am so enjoying the inspiration from this Prim/Faber blog hop...I think I'm most excited to try using the Gelatos!

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  34. Beautiful work and I just adore all those layers! Thanks so much for sharing :)x

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  35. Wow, AnnaMarie, your layout is stunning!! I love every tiny little detail. Your daughter is equally gorgeous. Oh, my, what a picture!! Loving the beautiful flowers from Prima and how you used the FC to deepen their beauty. So pretty!!
    xoxo, Christine

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  36. Oh wow... I still have a lot to learn about getting the most out of my gellatos! I love my artist pens and the big stamper brushes too! Your work is stunning!
    beatricelawson@gmail.com

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  37. Gorgeous layout I love the beautiful clusters framing the photo

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  38. Love what you did with the Fairy Belle collection.

    Thanks for the chace to win!

    Lorena
    www.scrapingcorner.blogspot.com

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  39. Fantastic layout!!!! Your projects is beautiful art! You always do such a amazing work!!!You work so wonderful with Fairy Belle collection.
    Big huges and kisses from Brazil
    Cynthia

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  40. Such beautiful work you do! I love this page. I'd love to try those Gelato pens out and the watercolor pencils!!
    email: suesmilesalot55 at gmail dot com

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  41. Love how you have blended everything together, everything just makes the page work, love your work :)

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  42. Love the harmonie between the Photo and the colors! So great!
    My fab from Prima are the Flowers and Wood Embellis, from Farber the Big Brush Pens!
    Hugs from Austria!

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

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  44. Wow! What a stunning page!! I love how you've coloured in the grooves on the corner pieces - they look so gorgeous like that! I love the gelatos - can't wait to get some to try out myself! Thank you so much for the chance to win, my email janeslovelycards@gmail.com

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  45. oh wow, loving this hop, getting to see some very very talented people, i love your layouts they are so cute and delicate, thank you for sharing

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  46. What a beautiful photo and your layout is gorgeous! So many pretty little details! I love everything Prima, but lately I've fallen in love w/ their resist canvas. And I'm a HUGE gelato addict! Thanks for the chance to win! My email is wiz111@comcast.net.

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  47. This is stunning! You nailed the dreamy feel! I love Prima flowers and vines...so much beauty and dimension!

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  48. STunning! I love all the touches of different colors throughout to really make it pop. Wow.

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  49. Oh my prettiness!!! Your layouts are gorgeous! Love the layering and the colors! Tfs!
    thenoon56@yahoo.com Thanks for the chance;). I'm following you now..love your style.
    Bev

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  50. Very beautiful colors and embbleshiments! I love prima flowers and faber watercolors.

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

    Carol B
    ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

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  52. I just love your paper choice for this layout and oh my goodness - those gelatos! I never heard of them before this blog hop - gonna have to look for some of those! :-)

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  53. This is such a pretty layout! I love the doily in the background, and all the beautiful flowers!!

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  54. WOW - your page takes my breath away. GORGEOUS! My favorite product would be the gelatos--so very versatile!
    mnimmo@gmail.com

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  55. very nice layout, I will be comeing to your blog daily I love your style. i am a huge prima fan and love all the resit canvas pieces, i am going to give the fc a try.
    jerrsmamma@hotmail.com

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  56. Love all the amazing ways you've used the FC products, especially the tips of the flowers with magenta pen and getting into the resin grooves.. Awesome page~

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  57. Love all of it, so creative and interesting so talented x

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  58. You lo is very pretty! Thanks for sharing.....love your blog and I became a follower to your pretty blog!
    The techniques you've used are very pretty I never had the chance to work with Faber Castell before, but I would really love too! Prima was my first paper-collection I scrapped with when I started scrapping, and i loved them eversince......hope you have a great week hugs Amy :)

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  59. Beautiful layout! Love the color combination and the lovely flowers!

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  60. I love absolutely every detail and layer you have added to your beautiful layout. WOW

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  61. That's an amaizing work! Thanks for the chance to win! My favorite Prima products are masks/stencils, and from Faber-Castell is the black journaling pen.

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  62. These gelatos look like something fun to play with=)
    I like Prima mistable flowers and Alpha Sticker sets with different colors.

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  63. I don't know much about the Faber-Castell products, but they sure look fun. I love Prima flowers!

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  64. Gorgeous old world style in your layout. It's classic Prima at it's best. I've never tried the Faber Castell products but I'm dead keen to give it a go. I enjoyed visiting your blog.

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  65. 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
    Shosh

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  66. Gorgeous layout, I love the little pops of pink :)

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  67. Ok, hands down, the gelatos have to be my favorite product so far, with the Big Brush markers coming in at a close second. Well done with using them. I must say I love how well they all coordinate together. True multi-media.

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  68. This layout is absolutely beautiful!

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  69. Gorgeous layout! I love the colors and the watercolor effect you gave.. lovely picture! Like the flowers too.. Thanks for the bloghop.. Big hugs your new follower; Marley (psvehv@upcmail.nl)

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  70. Awesome layout! Love the background and the dark whimsy colors! Thanks so much for sharing! My favorite Prima products are the flowers of course! I couldn't scrap without Prima blooms! :) (nicutopia@hotmail.com)

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  71. Wow what a beautiful layout! The details are exquisite and the colors are just amazing! Thank you!

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  72. Beautiful layout, and love the accents with the pen!!!!
    Hugs,
    Cheryl

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  73. Beautiful layout!! Love the little pops of color you added!!!
    My favorite prima are the resin pieces like the pillars!! can't get enough of them!!
    Shelli

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  74. Love the pops of color in your layout! Beautiful!!
    Shelli

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  75. Saludos desde España, no conociá su blog, pero me encantan sus trabajos.
    El uso que le ha dado a los gelatos aplicandolos directamente en el papel es precioso!!
    Sin duda son todo un descubrimiento!
    Así que si tengo que elegir un producto serían los Gelatos y de Prima las flores por supuesto!!
    Un saludo de su nueva seguidora

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  76. Wow, that's a great layout! ... I can't say what's my favorite product, I love almost everything from Prima and I would love to try the products of Faber Castell.

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  77. Bonus prizes!!! Your layout is great - lots of techniques covered. Thanks for sharing and the chance to win.

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  78. i really like all the media shading you'e used in this project, it gives it vintage and dimensional look :)

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  79. hi your work is superb i really like it ....prima marketing


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  80. Hi AnnaMarie - you left me a comment about the Bench Cushion I made (http://adventuresindiy1759.blogspot.com/2011/11/bench-cushion.html). I couldn't respond to you via email because it shows you as a no-reply, so I'm hoping you'll see this.
    I'm not sure exactly what type of foam it is and there was no brand name, but I got it at Joann and they come in long, green sheets. I took mine to the cutting counter and told them how many yards I wanted and they cut it for me. I hope that helps. :)

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