Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Prima & Faber Castell!

Is there anything better than two companies combining their amazing products? Today I have a joint venture project by Prima Marketing and Faber-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. (LOOK for prize details below!)


















Faber-Castell's products are a perfect way to color many of Prima's Mixed-Media products! I used the above products to color a watercolor paper page in Prima's Mixed Media journal. (Have you tried the journals yet? They are AMAZING! They have 4 watercolor sheets, 4 canvas sheets, 4 resist canvas pages, 4 clear pages, multiple patterned paper sheets, 2 tags, and more inside!)



For those of you who have not tried art journaling YOU NEED TO TRY IT! Just jump in and swim. You will love it. (My journal is actually half scrapbook, half artsy stuff. I decided to do what I like...and I like to do both...so there you go. It's okay. No one is going to open your book and judge you for what's inside!)



















First I colored my resist canvas shapes because I like everything DRY when I put it all together. Try coloring them with FC gelatos. Use like a crayon to color the canvas; then wet slightly to slide that gorgeous color all over.  Dry. Tip: You can layer canvas shapes with other items for more dimension.





















Next you want to create the background. After coloring directly on the Prima stamps with gelatos (mix colors for a great effect); mist the stamp with a touch of water; then stamp directly on the water-color paper. After it is dry, brush on a thin layer of gesso over the middle section to tone it down a bit; dry, and stamp all over again with your favorite clear stamps by Prima and brown chalk inks (pick a few different shades) for a distressed effect.





















To finish off the page I added glass bead gel. Once the gel dried a glitzy touch of gold gelato was rubbed over the glass bead gel. (Rub some of the gold gelato across the page with your finger for even more pizazz.) 

Embellish your page with crystal swirls, your sentiment, seam binding, canvas shapes and sculpture flowers to finish the page!

Prima Products:
  • 557942 Mixed Media Journal Pages
  • 554743 Resist Canvas Flowers
  • 554699 Canvas Resist Butterfly
  • 558253 Mid-Release Butterflies
  • 544683 SIIC Swirl
  • 921736 Peonies & Poppies Sculpture Flower
  • 550776 Vintage Button
  • 891008, 891169, 891183 Chalk Inks
  • 550929, 542016, 536411 Stamps
Faber Castell Products:
  • Metallic Gelatos
  • Color Gelatos-blue, green
  • Stamper's Big Brush Pen
  • Textural Accents: Gesso
Other: Ranger Inks, Tulle, Seam Binding, Glass Bead Gel


How about prize? 
This selection of gorgeous Prima products is just for YOU from me! Open to all countries. Simply leave a comment here on my blog and I will randomly choose a winner by May 22nd. Good Luck!





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Prima/Faber- Castell Prize Details:

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!
  
Ready for the fun to start?
Ready, set, GO!

Blog Links for Prima:

Blog Links for Faber-Castell:

135 comments:

  1. such a beautiful project!! Love how the canvas absorbs the colours so wonderfully! Thanks so much for the chance to win this yummy prize pack.

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  3. Amazing Project Sharon! I'm so sad I couldn`t join you and Cari when you visited Bikuben Norway this Spring. Hope to get the chance sometime again! :)

    Looove the prize though! Prima Rules!

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  4. Wow! What a great way to start the hop! Art journaling is something that I've wanted to try and the Prima journal looks like a fun product that would allow you to really experiment. This is a lovely page and thanks for the opportunity to win a great prize!

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

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  6. Oh wow Sharon, this is a beautiful project! Love all the colors you used. Thank you for the chance to win your lovely prize! Have a nice week! Rachelle

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  7. thats a wonderful page I haven´t yet tried to art journal just looked at everybody elses beatiful pages but I can see that its a way to reflect over oneself and to make some practice in the artsy stuff ..

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  8. Gorgeous Amazing project!!!!!!!!! LOVE the colors and every single details!!! Thank you for inspiring us :)
    Hugz
    Juliana

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  9. Great technique! Thanks for sharing it with us.

    Marilyn

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  10. It looks so beautifull!! :)

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  11. Amazing, you're so talented and love mixed media!!

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  12. I love art journaling and your page is stunning!
    I don't tried Prima's journal but it must be amazing!:)
    Thank for a chance to win so mamy goodies!

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  13. I agree with you, I like it DRY! Your book is great.

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  14. Oh my gosh that cover is so pretty... I also do a combo of art/scrapbook journaling and I am loving this cover, may have to do a scrappy case !

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  15. I love learning new techniques and trying new products - these look fantastic! thanks for the inspiration and the chance to win.

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  16. Hello Sharon
    I love your wonderful work! And the prize is so beautyful - I hope, I will win it ;-)
    greetings from Switzerland
    Christine

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  17. Looks amazing. Great technique.

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  18. This is so so beautiful. Love the technique to stamp with gelatos. I'll try it!

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  19. Lovely work, I got some ideas for my experiments.

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  20. Wow, your album looks so beautiful! I love all the bright colours on the muted background.

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  21. This looks great!
    It just makes me wanna create :-)
    Marie-Anne

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    1. You won the FC?Prima blog hop prize! Can you email me? sharon@primamarketinginc.com

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  22. Ohhh I do want to peek inside your album. It looks so gorgeous!

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  23. It is beautiful. I love the way you mixed canvas and papers. It's bright yet soft.
    Nadège

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  24. Sharon, great techniques and a great prize package!

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  25. Sharon, Sharon here... :) I like how soft the finished product is. I need more of the big brush markers--I love how they stay put!

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  26. Sharon,

    WOW, this is really beautiful. I am JUST getting started with art journaling and I really would love to win some of this swag to use. I haven't ever had the chance to use Prima products and didn't know they made journals, so I learned something new here today. Thank you so much for the inspiration and the chance to enter. Have a great day!

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  27. Beautiful work - thank you for sharing these interesting techniques, and for the chance to win this great prize pack.

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  28. Wow, fabulous mixed media piece- love the bright shots of blue. Thank you so much for the chance to win your giveaway!!

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  29. Beautiful page!! I really need to try this journal. Thanks for the great giveaway.

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  30. Hi Sharon,
    Thank you for sharing your journal - it's beautiful:) I especially love the vivid blue of the flowers. I had no idea that Prima make journals, although I have often used Prima flowers and papers.
    Blessing, Anne.

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  31. This is a fantastic piece of artwork! Love the blue accents.
    thanks for the chance at a great giveaway
    xxx

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  32. Gorgeous work!!! I've already bougth this mixed media journal. I have to jump in it as soon as possible!!!

    xoxo

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  33. Great mixed media page! Fantastic colours!
    Thank you so much for the chance to win your giveaway!!

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  34. Just gorgeous Sharon! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  35. Beautiful! I've had the Prima mixed media journal on my wish list for a while now. The canvas and gelatos are a perfect match! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  36. Your projects are always so creative TFS and your generosity!

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  37. This is so stunning...I am utterly speechless! Thank for a chance to win!

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  38. Now this is some stunning and awe-inspiring art! Thanks so for your creativity and generosity.

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  39. Incredible, Sharon. I've been skipping around and hopping and every project is more amazing than the next. Beautiful.

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  40. Absolutely Beautiful. Can't wait to take another workshop with you.

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  41. Wow!!! Love all the elements and textures you've incorporated! Truly a work of art!

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  42. Hi Sharon, love your canvas. Just getting into mixed media so loving looking at everyone's creations.
    Thanks for the chance to win. Luv Sandie

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  43. I am a big fan of blending and the color turquoise so I loved your contribution. thanks

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  44. Oh my goodness. I love my gellatos but never came up with something as gorgeous!!

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  45. wow!!! love your journal. love the stamping in the background, the glass beads gel. Love how textural the whole journal feels. thks for sharing the technique.

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  46. Wow! I adore all the gorgeous details..x

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  47. Beautiful project hun, and love all the details!!! Thank you for a chance to win!
    Hugs,
    Cheryl

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  48. Oh my goodness Sharon! I have always loved your work and your art journalling ideas are so similar to mine that I can only hope to one day create such beautiful artworks each and every time! Thanks so much for sharing and having an opportunity to win xx

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  49. I love how Prima is always on the cutting edge, bringing new techniques and products first! Soo inspiring!!

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  50. Your journal is beautiful. Love Prima.

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  51. Love the splashes of color!! Beautiful! Thanks for a chance to win and have a great day!
    kmassmanATgmailDOTcom

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  52. what a great piece.. that touch of the gold gelato is PERFECT! I gotta get my hands on some of those!!

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  53. Wow! your background is amazing. The background is my favorite part in scrapbooking and art journaling. Can't wait to try
    Thank you
    Janie

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  54. Beautiful pages in your art journal...love the inspiration to be found here! And what a great generous giveaway!!

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  55. Isn't Art journaling a blast!!! love your page Sharon!

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  56. WOW you have me itching to try art journalling now! Love the gorgeous colours you have used..truly inspirational, thanks so much for sharing :)x

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  57. Have not tried art journaling yet but probably will in the near future.
    Loving yours

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  58. I am a big fan of blending and the color turquoise so I loved your contribution.
    Big huges and kisses from Brazil
    Cynthia

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  59. super inspiration... thanks so much for sharing

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  60. A very good combination - Faber-Castell and Prima indeedie! Thanks for the chance to win Sharon!

    Lorena
    www.scrapingcorner.blogspot.com

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

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  62. Such a beautiful journal and a gorgeous prize pack! Thanks for a chance to win!

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  63. I am absolutely in love with this card, the colors are so gorgeous.

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  64. I love this project. Great tips as well!! Thank you

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  65. Love youir work and the combination with Prima and Faber-Castell is just awesome work, colours are intense and eye catching. Well Done

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  66. Wow! That´s amazing!!! Thatá a very great inspiration for my Art Journal!!! Thank you!

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  67. Oh this is stunning! love the gorgeous fresh blue and all those touches of gold - didn't know you could do that with them!

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  68. wow so cute i love the idea of an art journalxxxx

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  69. I love this project Sharon! I bought one of the canvas journal covers. I can see that I'm going to need the pages now that you've inspired me!

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  70. Amazing job.
    This is really beautiful.

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  71. This is so lovely! Thanks for the chance to win all these goodies!!

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  72. Gorgeous journal page. The blue really pops :)

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  73. i love the glass gel beads! those are so cool!

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  74. Your project is just beautiful! I cannot wait to try the gelatos on my Prima flowers.

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  75. Sharon your journal is gorgeous!!! I just started journaling and I can tell you it's a blast! I am going to have to invest in on of Primas journals! Thanks for the chance!
    Bev

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  76. Wow! That is really stunning. I like how you put down glass bead gel and colored it with gelato. Got to try it!

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  77. Oh my Gosh - I LOVE your style! Came across your blog "by accident" - yeah right - there are no accidents ;-) bookmarking you - I love how you said to make an art journal - I am always so busy making cards - to send and to sell - that I never end up making anything just for me just cus I love to ;-) Your words were encouragement! :-)
    Thanks!
    Wendy Taylor
    Tucson, Arizona

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  78. I just started with art journaling. It's really great to do. Thanks for your inspiration!
    Love your page!

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  79. Absolutely gorgeous technique. Thank you for sharing it with us.

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  80. I just love that you not only tell us, but you show us the technique too! The outcome of inspiration is that we are inspired and you ROCK at that! Thanks hun
    Hugs
    Tammy Louise

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

    Carol B
    ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

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  82. Very nice, thanks for this chance!

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  83. So interesting to see that journal - it looks fabulous. You offered great ideas and its all so pretty :)

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  84. Such a wonderful project you did! Your prize pack is so generous love it all. Your right about the company's going well together....love too work with Prima a lot!
    This blog-hop is amazing thanks for sharing and I hope you will have a great week!! Hugs Amy :)

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  85. This is really artistic and beautiful, Sharon! I love that gorgeous butterfly!!

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  86. Such beautiful detail. LOVE art journaling and I need to do more of it.

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  87. Totally awesome gorgeous techniques Sharon. I teach grief journal classes and my approach is similar to yours, a little bit of writing, drawing, or whatever will encourage my group to engage in the work. WOW, how wonderful it would be to win your wonderful prize pack!!!

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  88. Love your canvas! I have to try it also! It looks beautiful!

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  89. I love the effect of the mist . It's beautiful!

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  90. Sharon this is exquisite. I love what you've done!!!

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  91. Oh wow, this is so gorgeous!! Thanks for all the tips about the gelatos, sounds perfect for this journal!! I hadn't heard about the Prima journal but with all the different types of pages I will most definitely try it now!

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  92. Gorgeous card and gorgeous colors

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  93. Beautiful journal page; I love the color and textures that give such dimension and vibrancy to your project!!

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  94. Wow stunning and so gorgeous, x

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  95. I so want to try this...ready to jump in! I LOVE what you did, and the colors are gorgeous!

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  96. Awesome techniques to try!!And I love your gorgeous journal page!

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  97. Such a pretty project! Loving your blog!

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  98. i would love to play around with those gel mediums and glazes. Looks so therapeutic!

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  99. What a cool page, sounds like very fun journal and awesome techniques to try with these products. Great introduction, thanks.

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  100. Great ideas! Thanks for the chance!

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  101. That's an amaizing work! Great giveaway! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  102. This is fabulous! I really love the background you created with splashes and paints and these beautiful blue flowers!

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  103. Gorgeous!! I love the choice and blending of colors. Awesome technique cant wait to try it!!!

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  104. Your colors are great! Thanks for the tips.

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  105. Hi Sharon - I absolutely LOVE the journalling page you shared with us. The effect is AMAZING! Looking forward to seeing more.

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  106. oh wow ... s.t.u.n.n.i.n.g. love 'blues' - there never seems to be enough 'blues' around in the scrapping world.

    What a giveaway ... someone is going to be full of smiles when they open their parcel of goodies.

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  107. Hi Sharon, 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

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  108. Yummy yummy page! Thanks for the tips!

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  109. I am LOVING the pop of the blue of the flowers on this gorgeous Journal page. Thanks so much for the awesome inspiration to make a start on a journal.

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  110. Wow Sharon, spectacular! I have to get me some of those gelatos. They look like a lot of fun to play with. I'll also have to look for the Prima MM journal.

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  111. Beautiful project! Love the colors...:)

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  112. Hi Sharon,
    Wow you are the first on the bloghop but this is AMAZING!! I really love your art journal.. I love it! Gotta give it a try.. love the splashes you create on the background.. Well thanks for this amazing post, im gonna hop to the next blog.. but first im gonna be a new follower of your blog! Big hugs Marley

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  113. Am i ever glad i took the time to join in on this blog hop! Your journal inspired me to try to make my own! It is beautiful! I love the effect of the FC gelatos! Can't wait to try them! Thanks for sharing and for the wonderful prize! I am a new follower! :)

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  114. Love your layout and the prize!
    I had hoped to meet you at the Sweet Retreat - maybe another time - Had fun with Cari and Kristina! I hope your son is doing well.

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  115. Gorgeous!!! I haven’t yet tried to art journalling and the Prima Mixed Media Journal Pages in combination with Gelatos looks like a fun product!!! Thank you SO much for your tutorial and your beautiful giveaway!!!!

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  116. Oh wow! I love the page you‘ve made and that you share such a great tutorial with us!
    I had to order the gelatos after I saw them first time, and can‘t wait to get them and start playing! Thank‘s for the chance to win such goodies and for all your awesome inspiration! Hugs from Celia, Oslo

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  117. Wow, what a versatile product this is! I put it on my wish-list! Thanks for the inspiration, I love the page!

    Kind regards,
    Linda

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  118. Very informative tutorial - Love both products and your wonderful giveaways.

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  119. Wow, the gelatos are so vibrant and versatile. Love the stamping technique, I can't wait to try it!!!!
    Shelli

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  120. Sharon como siempre tus trabajos son una maravilla!!
    Me encanta como has usado los productos para el canvas resist
    Un abrazo!

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  121. wow, your page is so beautiful!! I sometimes do art journaling too and I love it - there I can try some techniques and don't have to think if anyone other then me will like it.

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  122. Whatta great project! Thanks for sharing!

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  123. Great projects and fantastic prize. Thanks for sharing

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  124. i need some inspiration to start my own art-journal, maybe now i'll found courage :) great work!

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  125. Wow, your project is a refreshing splash of FUN!!!

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