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Day 1: Taylored Expressions and Faber-Castell Blog Hop

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Happy Thursday!

I hope you are enjoying the  Taylored Expressions and Faber-Castell Blog Hop thus far. As a team of designers we came together to share with you some AWESOME, crafty  projects. Together, we have left no crafting stone unturned, creating cards, home decor projects and much more. For your creative enjoyment, I designed a home decor project.

I am enjoying the subway art trend and really wanted to give it a try. I loved creating this 12x12 home decor canvas to showcase the wonderful products from both Taylored Expressions and Faber-Castell. I used Taylored Expressions "Welcome Home" stamp set and "Build A House" die set along with several mixed media mediums from Faber-Castell.  Using mixed media products was so much fun and easy to use. I applied gel medium to decoupage pages from a used book as the base for my project and then  used gelatos to add a pop of color to the base. I had fun stamping cute little houses over the canvas once it was dry. Lastly, I applied the chalkboard paint in random swipes across the canvas and wrote out my quote. Creating the "Smith Family Home" was a great way to use all those random pieces of scrap paper I just couldn't part with and create a wonderful home accent piece in the process. 





A few pictures of the process:

(using gel medium to decoupage book pages to the canvas)

(adding gelatos for a pop of color)

(stamping my cute little houses)

Thank you for stopping by; however, this is not the end. As part of the Blog Hop, Taylored Expressions and Faber-Castell, is awarding awesome prizes to TWO lucky winners. Detail are as follows:

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. 


Ok, now let's hop to it...

Keia---------------> You Are Here


Project Details:
Project Size: 12x12 Canvas

Paper: MME (Lime Twist), Echo Park (Paradise Beach), Bazzill (cream card stock), Crate Paper (The Pier), Basic Grey (Serendipity), Studio Calico (Take Note)
Taylored Expressions: : Welcome Home (stamp set), Build A House (die set), Cloud Duo (die set), Sunshiny Day (stamp set)
Faber-Castell: gel medium, glaze, chalkboard paint, Stamper's Big Brush Pens (yellow family), gelatos (yellow family)
Other: Michaels (12x12 canvas), thrift store (used book), 3M adhesive, Craftsmarts (chalkboard marker)

Thank you for stopping by,

Keia 

119 comments:

  1. What an amazing, adorable canvas! Love every detail

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  2. Such a stunning and striking project!!!

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  3. I love your family accent piece! Great use of the white writing (what did you use for that?) and those cute little home diecuts that pop against that black background. Really cool!

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  4. This is a beautiful accent piece to honor your family. And the tone is so sharp! Such a super project! Thanks for sharing.

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  5. What a beautiful canvas! I like the details, for example those embossed clouds.

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  6. What a great idea. This would be a great gift to make for newlyweds.

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  7. Great canvas and wonderful wedding present!

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  8. Learning so much more about papercrafting beyond cards and scrapbooks! What a fantastic gift this would be for Housewarming! Thanks for sharing and inspiring me!

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  9. Great gift idea! I love working with canvas - you can do so much!!

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  10. I love mixed media creations & yours is awesome!! Great idea & the book pages background is so fun!! Thanks for sharing!

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  11. THANKS FOR THE GREAT IDEA - would be a perfect wedding gift.

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  12. Fabulous scene Keia. Love the chalkboard background. Very creative.

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  13. Great project - Thanks for sharing!

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  14. I love the folk art feel of your canvas! Truly an inspired and inspiring project! TFS!

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  15. Oh this is so cute. I love all your detail, beautiful.

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  16. This is so cool!! I love houses anyway, but your paper piecing and stamping and decoupage...oh my! Love how this came together!!! :)

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  17. what a great project! Well done!
    Sandra ltb

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  18. This is so awesome! I love it! Thank you for sharing!

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  19. Fantastic piece! I love your writing and love that little scene you created with the dies!

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  20. I am loving this chalk paint. Your artwork is fantastic!

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  21. Cute project! Especially love the background with old pages and the adorable die cuts!

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  22. Love your creation!
    Thanks for sharing
    it with us.
    Carla from Utah

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  23. LOVE the Family Canvas, super adorable! TFS!!!

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  24. Love the canvas! Now I know what to do the the several canvases I bought. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  25. I love this! I think it's just lovely!

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  26. Fabulous project! Anyone moving into a new house would appreciate this lovely picture.

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  27. I love the chalkboard look, very bright project!!! lovely home deco!! great share.

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  28. What a wonderful home decor project. I like the chalkboard look and the little house scene.

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  29. Great canvas project! I love the house scene and background you created!

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  30. Very pretty. Reminds me of the days when we did tole painting.

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  31. Love your beautiful canvas!!!!

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  32. The little houses in the background, on the text, look so cute. What a cute canvas.

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  33. This is so pretty. what a great family keepsake.

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  34. Very pretty! Thanks for sharing. AJ@queenofmynest

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  35. Oh wow - I love your canvas! I think I will try something like this for my kids and their families.

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  36. This is so cute! Love the yellow & black!

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  37. Keia - Your project is amazing!! Thanks for sharing.

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  38. FABULOUS canvas Keia!!!
    The chalkboard really makes the colours POP :)
    LOVE your pretty house scene too!!!

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  39. Hopping thru creative awesomeness! What an awesome canvas you created Keia!

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  40. This is a beautiful place for those scraps that are too cherished to throw out or use for "just anything"! I have a lot of those and am going to "steal" your idea for our home!

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  41. Great canvas! I'm just getting into mixed media projects--thanks for the inspiration.

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  42. seeing your design shows a 3d effect, like you used clay for home and flowers - thanks for sharing your creative designs

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  43. This is a BEAUTIFUL piece of ART to have on Display in Your Home. I LOVE it. Thanks also for the TUTORIAL.
    Kind Regards,
    Beverley...

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  44. That's a wonderful idea! I loved the depth in your design and the colors are stunning. Thank you for sharing your beautiful design.

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  45. Cute canvas, thanks for sharing

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  46. Darling Canvas! This would make a great wedding gift or house warming gift, as well. Love that chalkboard affect and your Gelato colored background is very cool.

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  47. You did well on your 12x12! It will look lovely on a wall! Thanks for being part of the blog hop! I sure hope I am a lucky winner.

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  48. Fabulous art work! Love this blog hop!

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  49. Beautiful canvas. Love all the details you put into it!

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  50. Sweet, love the sun peeking around the cute clouds.

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  51. Thanks for sharing your creation details ! Wonderful blog hop! ... now decisions, decisions, decisions which great products would I chose should I win ... hmmmmm....
    ~ Terry ~

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  52. Nice crisp colors. I like your design!

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  53. Love the name of your blog. The hop has been great! I really like your home deco piece. The colors are great. Your handwriting is wonderful. TFS!

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  54. Fabulous. I love the idea of this. May have to put that on my to do list.

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  55. Awesome!!! I love the black swipes of paint against the bright yellow background. The little house and trims are so sweet. It's always wise to save those gorgeous little pieces of special paper. There is always someplace they will work!
    Thank you so much for sharing this fun idea! :)

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  56. Love it! The bright yellow with the chalkboard paint is awesome. Love, love, love!!

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  57. The colour in the background just makes that chalkboard paint jump right out, great project, off to have a go, ty

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  58. Love the colors ant techniques you added to this project!!

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  59. I love the colors and techniques you added to this project!!

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  60. Love your canvas! Such bold colors and I love the chalkboard paint, makes everything stand out!

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  61. i love your canvas piece. thank you for the inspiration!

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  62. Such a great creation for the chalk board look!!!! Wonderful!!! TFS and the chance to win!

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  63. I love your canvas. It's very beautiful. Thanks for sharing, Johanne Lacombe

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  64. Love your canvas and the beautiful colors!

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  65. Great cards and projects I love your Easter one!

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  66. Gorgeous - thanks for the process pictures!

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  67. What a great piece of art for your home. Thanks for showing us how you used the goodies in this blog hop.

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  68. Love the blackboard look and the bright colours look fabulous.

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  69. this is darling. we need something like this in our house

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  70. Very fun project. Love those colors.

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  71. Beautiful canvas!!! What an awesome piece of art!

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  72. Love the chalkboard look and am really loving the fonts in these stamps.

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  73. LOVE your project! Need to get me some Faber-Castell!

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  74. I just love you're project. Beautiful coloring. Just so sweet.

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  75. Beautiful & smart subway art! I love it!

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  76. Very cute project. Thanks so much for the inspirational ideas.

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  77. Super fun project! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  78. What a brilliant eye-catching fun project --great colouring and love the wording Thanks for sharing

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  79. What a fun project! This would be such a wonderful gift to give someone!

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  80. What a fun project. I like your sweet little house scene.

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  81. Sooo creative! You have some great ideas! Thanks for sharing your creativity.

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  82. I really like the mix of black and yellow, reminds be of bumblebees. Thanks for the possibility of getting these products.

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    1. Wow, this is such a gorgeous canvas piece Keia!!! You have showcased the way Faber Castell and Taylored Expressions products coordinate so beautifully!!! Your free hand is off the charts AWESOMENESS!!! Oh my gosh, you could totally design fonts for a living with that gorgeous penmanship! You are a true artist and I'm so thankful that you choose to share your talents with the world--you are super inspiring!!! Thanks for al the fun and ideas!! Can't wait to visit you often! :)

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  83. Beautiful canvas! I love the decoupage background and embossed clouds, thanks for sharing.

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  84. Love subway art and the chalkboard look. Fabulous job.

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  85. Beautiful project! Thanks for sharing :)

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  86. Awesome canvas and wall hanging! Love how you painted the chalkboard paint. Great theme. Love the edges too. Thanks for sharing.

    Katie B.

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