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.:Getting in the holiday spirit:.

   Merry-Christmas

Hi!

Katarina here with my 4th guest designer blogpost.

A couple of days ago I got a fun package in the mail from *Design*Memory*Crafts and it contained the Mix&Match PITT® Artist pens Subtle tones, and the PITT® Artist Stamper´s Big White Pen.

I was all itching to try it out.. and I started sketching up a Santa since its almost time to deck the halls for christmas.

I had so much fun, and I also made a video during the work.. and if you want to you are welcome to check it out..  

 Thank you for joining me today.. and now... let the countdown for christmas begin :)

//Katarina

Katarina

Katarina Damm-Blomberg lives in the beautiful Aland Island archipelago- Finland, with her husband and two adorable children.  By day, she's a deputy Superintendant and also an art and crafts teacher in a nine-year compulsory school, and by night she's an avid scrapbooking and mixed media artist. She also design for Hobbyworld.se, The PaperHaus Magazine, The Twinery  and WOW Embossing US.

 

 

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ATC collection

ATC collection by Daniela Dobson

Hi everyone!  Guest Designer Daniela Dobson here, and I created a set of ATC cards using my Favorite Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® products.

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1. Using Art GRIP® Aquarelles: Green (168), Yellow (105), and Blue (147, 143), color on the watercolor paper and add water.
2.Stamp flowers using Stamper’s Big Brush Pen Black (BB#199).

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3. Color flowers with Color Gelatos® in Blueberry. 

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4. Add more color using Stamper's Big Brush Pen: Cobalt Blue (BB #143) and Leaf Green (BB #112). Using a small paintbrush, paint over the flowers mixing the colors together. Clean brush and do the same with the green leaves and grass.

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5. Add Color Gelatos® in Cotton Candy around the edges and blend using your fingers. Add more color around the flowers with Stamper's Big Brush Pen: Deep Scarlet Red (BB#219) and Dark Chrome Yellow (BB #109) . Using a small paintbrush add water to mix the red and yellow together.

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6. Paint rubber stamp with Stamper's Big Brush Pen: Cobalt Turquoise (BB#153) and stamp around the edges.

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7. Add strips of washi tape to the top, right and left sides of image. Paint over the areas with Gesso. Using Stamper's Big Brush Pen: Black (BB#199) stamp polka dots and diamonds.

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8.Add more color to the edges using a stencil template and Color Gelatos® in Blueberry and yellow paint.

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8. Stamp butterflies using Stamper's Big Brush Pen: Deep Scarlet Red (BB#219) and Chrome yellow (BB #109). Cut them out and adhere to the ATC. Stamp sentiment using Stamper's Big Brush Pen: Black (BB#199) and cut into strips. Add more Color Gelatos® in Cotton Candy around the edges. Adhere as shown. Cut three triangles from patterned paper. Draw a line inside each one using Artist Pen: Black. Adhere to the ATC.

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I completed 3 more ATCs to complete the collection using same techniques and changing the stamps. I haven’t decided how to display these. I would love to put them in a frame and display in my studio. 

Thanks so much for stopping by today.

Daniela

 

Supplies list:

Art GRIP® Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils: Yellow Aquarelle (Aqua#105)
Art GRIP® Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils: Green Aquarelle (Aqua#168)
Art GRIP® Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils: Blue Aquarelle (Aqua#143, #147)
Mixed Media Sampler: BLUE -Blueberry Gelatos®, Stampers Big Brush Pen Cobalt Turquoise (BB#153)
Stamper's Big Brush Pen: COBALT BLUE (BB#143)
Mixed Media Sampler: GREEN - Cotton Candy Gelatos®, Stampers Big Brush Pen Leaf Green (BB#112)
Mixed Media Sampler: Yellow - Stamper’s Big Brush Pen Dark Chrome Yellow (BB#109)
Stamper's Big Brush Pen: BLACK (BB#199)
Stamper's Big Brush Pen: SCARLET RED (BB#219) 
Journaling PITT® Artist Pens  PITT© artist pen #199

Other Supplies:

Watercolor paper
Impression Obsession stamps (Borders, Butterfly Bliss, Leaf & Flowers, Life is Tweet, Borders, Woodgrain, Tree die)
Pink Paislee patterned paper
Washi Tape 
The Crafters Workshop template
Liquitex Acrylic Gesso 
Plaid paint: Canary Yellow, White
Studio Calico Stars

Daniela DobsonMy name is Daniela and I live in Dallas, TX. I am married to Peter and we have a little boy, Alex, who is 4 years old. He keeps me busy and my days are filled taking care of him. I have been scrapbooking and stamping for over 10 years. I love recording every day moments, especially now, with my son. I like using a variety of products and techniques to create lasting memories.

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Homemade Christmas Decorations

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Making homemade Christmas decorations at Christmas is SO much fun and what can be better than going green and using Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft products?

Here is how you can make some colourful and whimsical stuffie ornaments.

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Take an old pair of jeans that no one wears anymore, and cut up the seams of the legs in order to open up the fabric.

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Then cut out heart shapes. If you aren’t good at doing this free hand, you might want to draw a heart on a piece of card board first. Cut out your card board heart and use it as a pattern to trace the hearts onto your denim.  You will need two hearts for every stuffie.

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I then had an awesome time adding color to my decorations. First I started by using Gelatos®. Because my demin was dark , the brighter the color I used, the more it ‘popped’ against the darker background.

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I then used Faber-Castell’s Stamper's Big Brush Pens in opposite colors as a way to shadow and create more ‘whimsy’. The actual pen that I used on the lettering was the Stamper's Big Brush Pen: CHROME YELLOW (#770004).

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Using Faber-Castell’s PITT® Artist Pens 4ct: NEUTRAL (#770078), I further layered up on the color that I created by using the Stamp’s Big Brush Pen in Chrome Yellow. It is really neat how the colors go together so nicely and they complement each other so wonderfully!

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Next…. I put my ornaments together by pinning them together.  Good side SHOWING, with lace in them if you want, and I just put a little bit of stuffing inside of them to give them a little bit of dimension.

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Then you stitch them up. I have ornaments with lace, some without lace. I have some with glitter and some with some extra bling. You really can do anything.

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I loved making these quick decorations. Actually, they are kiddo friendly too! My daughters had fun helping me make some more to give to teachers for Christmas gifts this year. A great use for old jeans and a wonderful way to get colorful with Faber-Castell!

Have a WONDERFUL & Colorful Day!

Susan K. Weckesser

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Susan K..Weckesser is the founder and owner of Susan K. Weckesser Inc. Susan has been teaching, selling crafts and painting for twenty-six years. She also is a freelance writer/designer, editor, photographer and poet. Her work has been published with the magazines Canadian Scrapbooker, Creating Keepsakes, Scrapbook News & Review, & Canadian Living. 

 

 

 

 

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DIY Table Runner

Kathy Peterson inspired DIY Holiday Table Runner

Christmas will be here before you know it and it's my favorite time of the year to decorate my home.  So for this Faber-Castel Design Memory Craft Mix & Match design team project, I decided to make this easy holiday table runner using some scrap fabric and Pitt artist pens!

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Step 1:    Cut fabric to desired size and randomly sketch out tree limbs using the Nougat Stampers pen,  leafs and pine needles using the May Green Stampers pen.

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Step 2:  Using the May Green Stampers pen, fill in the leafs making some area lighter and darker than others.  Next, sketch in berries and pine cones suing the Deep Scarlet Red and Nougat Stampers pens

Step 3:   Once you have all the elements colored in,  outline the leaf veins (and a few of the pine needles)  with the Nougat Stampers pen.   Next outline the berries and pine needles with the fine point artist pen in Dark Sema.   Lightly add in some Gelato ® Coconut over the pine cones for a snowy look and blend with water and paint brush.

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Step 4:  Once you have finished coloring and outlining the design, glue the RicRac onto the edges of the fabric.

Stay inspired and be sure to check out more holiday craft projects next month! 

 

KathyFor nearly a decade, Kathy Peterson has established herself as a well-known TV celebrity, author and design expert who is featured weekly reaching 15 to 30 million households each week through her national TV series Town & Country Crafts with Kathy Peterson broadcast on the Family Net TV Network and other cable networks.

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The winner of our Creative Imaginations/Xyron blog hop giveaway is...

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Katie B!  Congratulations, you've won our $100 prize pack!  The winner of the Red and Green Mixed Media Sampler is MaryLouH!  

Thanks for hopping with us- we had an absolute blast.  

Don't forget to check out our Cyber Monday specials today- Use the promo code CYBERTWEET to place a $25 order and you will receive FREE Shipping AND a FREE Pastel Pencil Set valued at $14.95.

This special will be available on our website on Cyber Monday (11/26)  http://ow.ly/fmbke 

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It’s All About the Details Layout

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Hi everyone!

Miae here to share with you a layout! I thought it would be nice to show some of the many ways I use Faber Castell® Design Memory Craft products to make or alter elements on my page. It can be the little details of a scrap page that personalizes it.

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To make the stars I layered strips of masking tape on cardstock, wrinkling as I went. Then I covered the tape with gesso.

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Next I used Gelatos® from the Red collection to color. I mixed and blended the colors with my fingers and a paintbrush.

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Lastly I punched out the stars to get my customized elements.

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Once I placed the stars on the layout I outlined some of them with the new Stamper’s Big White pen and Essential Pitt® pen.

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I altered my title banner with my Art Grip® Aquarelle Watercolor pencil and an Essential Pitt® Artist pen. I shaded the corners with the pencil and wet paintbrush then outlined the banner with the pen. Love that watercolor effect!

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As for the pennants, I mixed a bit of my Metallic Gelato® and water and used a dropper to get the droplet detail.

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As for the pennants, I mixed a bit of my Metallic Gelato® and water and used a dropper to get the droplet detail.

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For the background, I altered it with the Essential Pitt® Artist pen, the Art Grip® Aquarelle Watercolor pencil and some gesso. First I watered down the gesso and randomly flicked over the page. Next I used a stencil and the Essential Pitt® Artist pen for the alphas. Lastly, I created some darker blue shading detail with the Art Grip® Aquarelle Watercolor pencil and water brush.

Those are just some of so many ways we can use Faber Castell ® Design Memory Craft products to create unique details. What are some of your favorite ways?

 

Supplies:

Gelatos® (Guava, Bubble Gum, and Red Cherry)

Metallic Gelatos® (Metallic Blueberry)

Art Grip® Aquarelle Watercolor pencil (#147,153,251)

Essential Pitt® Artist Pen (XS, M, B)

Stamper’s Big White Pen (New!!)

Carta Bella cardstock Winter Fun line

Recollections star punch

Gesso, masking tape

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Miae Rowe  Sometime ago I discovered this thing called scrapbooking and it's fair to say I'm an addict! I love color, I love texture, I love putting all that together! Life with my Aussie husband and our 2 daughters is full of plenty of adventures for me to photograph and get creative with...fodder for the fuel!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Blog Hop with Creative Imaginations and Xyron: Christmas Ornaments

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This is our last blog hop post- hope you enjoyed this hop as much as we did!  If you missed some of the posts, check out this album- it has all the pictures from the hop!  

Today, we're giving away two prize packs- a $100 prize pack for our favorite commenter, and a Red and Green Mixed Media Sampler.  

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Here's another ornament idea here using Gelatos, Stamper's Big Brush Pens, and Aquarelle Pencils. 

I used one of Creative Imagination's stencil/ mask shapes.  The 3 holiday trees were perfect for this little shadow box.  I traced around it with the PITT Artist Pen in Black with a small tip.

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Here it is after being drawn. 

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Next, I used the Aquarelle pencils which are watercolor pencils and I could shade with them. I wanted to create a gradation in each of the trees.
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They look a bit more rounded now!  Start at the outside edges and work your way into the middle going from darkest to lightest. 

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Next I added the Twinkling H2Os to the top of the page and added water to allow them to drip.  These are so sparkly and beautiful!

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I added some metallic silver with the PITT Artist Pen in silver for the stars.

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Once that was dry, I scored my sides in at the 1" line.  I used a scoring tool by Martha Stewart for this ... made it so easy! 

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Cut along the score line until you hit the perpendicular line.  Do that for each of the outside joints.

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I used the Xyron glue stick to join the corners by putting glue on the inside edge of the cut tabs.  Fold over and hold to create the box.

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I also added some letter stickers, bling,  and die cuts by Creative Imaginations. 

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The back of the box is the silver foil paper and I added some more Twinkling H2Os with water to create a unified look.


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I hope you enjoyed this little shadow box ornament.  I added some extras like lace edging and glue with glitter to simulate snow.   This is a pretty addition to your holiday decor!

JenprofileJen Matott  A designer with a funky style, Jennifer will show you how to play with art media, art journaling, and mixed media techniques. By day, Jennifer is an art teacher as well as a mom to two very active boys. She currently designs for WOW Embossing Powders USA, Get It Scrapped!, Scrapbooking From The Inside Out kits, and is on the Prima Marketing Educator Team. 

 

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Blog Hop with Creative Imaginations and Xyron: Christmas Tags

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Our Christmas blog hop with Xyron and Creative Imaginations is almost over! Today, we have Jill's Christmas tags- perfect for stocking stuffers!  

Don't forget to stop by Xyron and Creative Imaginations for more Christmas inspirations and prizes!     

Hop with us for some amazing prizes!  Today, we'll be giving away a  Red Mixed Media Sampler.  To enter, follow us at @DesignMemCraft and tweet us what you liked about this craft.

Want a bigger prize? Just leave a comment on our blog hop posts (we'll release them over the next two weeks).  Our favorite commenter will win a $100 prize pack! 

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Hi, it’s Jill here with a pair of Christmas tags created with Creative Imaginations and Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft products.  

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Here's a close up.

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I began by stamping my images onto Create Imaginations Rejoice patterned papers.  Next, I colored the images using Stamper’s Big Brush Pens and PITT® Artist Pens.

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The Stamper’s Big White Pen is fantastic for adding highlights to colored images.

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For a finished look, color around the image with Subtle Tones PITT Artist Pens in Cold Grey and Warm Grey.

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Stamp your sentiments and add coordinating pattern papers.

Quick, fun, and simple! This set of tags would be easy to mass produce for use with holiday packages and gift bags.

 

Supplies
Faber-Castell:
Stamper’s Big Brush Pens (White 101, Permanent Green Olive 167, May Green 170, Dark Chrome Yellow 109), Gelato™ (Red Cherry), PITT® Artist Pens (Cold Grey I 230, Warm Grey I 270, Ultramarine 120, Raw Umber 180, Pale Geranium Lake 121, Permanent Green Olive 167, Magenta 133 )
Creative Imagination:  Rejoice Paper Pad
Penny Black Stamps:  40-087 Holly Tree, 40-078 Amaryllis, 30-136 A Wish for Peace
Other: Twine, Buttons, Pearls, Xyron Adhesive

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Jill Foster Always looking for fresh inspiration, Jill turns stamped images into true works of art.  As her “Inspired By” blog followers know, Jill has a beautiful style and an unparalleled love of paper crafting.  She also designs for Penny Black stamps and loves to share her passion for paper, color and stamping through video and photo tutorials.   

 

 

 

 

 


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Cyber Monday Specials!!!

 

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Cyber Monday Specials!! Use the promo code cybertweet to place a $25 order and you will receive FREE Shipping AND a FREE Pastel Pencil Set valued at $14.95. This special will be available on our website on Cyber Monday (11/26)  http://ow.ly/fmbke

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Blog Hop with Creative Imaginations and Xyron: Ómbre card

Blog hop

 Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft will be pairing up with Creative Imaginations and Xyron for a Christmas blog hop!  For the coming days, we will post a Christmas craft on our blog.  Don't forget to stop by Xyron and Creative Imaginations for more Christmas inspirations!  

Hop with us for some amazing prizes!  Today, we'll be giving away our Metallic PITT® Artist Pens! To enter, follow us at @DesignMemCraft and tweet us what you liked about this craft.


Want a bigger prize? Just leave a comment on our blog hop posts (we'll release them over the next two weeks).  Our favorite commenter will win a $100 prize pack! 

 

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Hello, Tiffany here!  Here's a Christmas card I created using the products from Xyron and Creative Imaginations.
 
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1. Using newspaper to catch glitter, spread a thin layer of gel medium over the white side of a die-cut shape. Use your finger or a brush.

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2. Sprinkle glitter over gel medium, press glitter into gel medium, shake excess, and set aside to dry.

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3. Sharpen art grip colored pencils.

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4. Using the lightest shades of red and green, color over the holly branches.

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5. Using the next darkest shades of red and green, color over the holly branches again, adding the darker colors toward the bottom. Repeat using the darkest shades of red and green coloring the bottom portion to create an ómbre color effect or gradient color effect.

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6. Using the waterbrush & vavoom red luminarte watercolor paint, paint some of the holly berries in the lower portion of the card where the color is the darkest.

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7. Repeat using the emerald luminarte watercolor paint, but on the darkest lower portion of the branches.

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8. Spray entire card front with Radiant Rain shimmering mist in pearl green.

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9. Use the Xyron Gluestick to adhere papers and pieces that are still damp (card front). Use the Xyron Mega Runner to adhere papers and pieces that are completely dry (glitter die-cut, santa die-cut). 

 

Supplies: 

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  • A2 card base (Creative Imaginations Christine Adolph foiled paper)
  • 4" x 5.25" card front (Creative Imaginations Christine Adolph music notes)
  • Creative Imaginations Holly Jolly die-cuts
  • Creative Imaginations Luminarte Watercolors (vavoom red, emerald)
  •  Creative Imaginations Radiant Rain shimmering mist (pearl green)
  • Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Art Grip Colored Pencils (166, 158, 121, 126, 133)
  • Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Textural Accents Sampler (Gel Medium)
  •  Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Waterbrush & Pencil Sharpener
  •  Martha Stewart Snow Glitter
  • Xyron Adhesives (Glue Stick, Mega Runner)

 

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Tiffany Johnson Tiffany is a hard-working mother and wife whose creativity & sense of humor shine in her paper crafting projects, in her clever video tutorials, and on her blog "iheartart." Tiffany also designs for Hambly Studios, Lawn Fawn, Clear & Simple Stamps iPhone App, and CupCards To Go.

 


 

 

 

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November 'Take the Challenge' Winners!

Every month on the first Monday, Design Team member Mou Saha, will  post a challenge and her take on it. You'll have 12 days to take this on. The following Monday, we'll pick THREE random winners from the readers who participated in that week's challenge. The winners will get a prize from Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft®.

This month's  theme was to Create a project that relates to something you are thankful for. 

Congratulations to Sanketi, Lucie Hale and Salla!  Please send your mailing address to naoko@fabercastell.com.  Thanks!

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(Top left: Salla, Bottom left: Lucie Hale, Right: Sanketi)

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Announcing our New Guest Design Team!

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We're so excited to announce our new Guest Design Team!  Like our second guest design team call, we were overwhelmed with the number of wonderful applicants.  We went through each application, visited each blog and were wowed by the amazing crafts.  For those of you who weren't selected for this round, please remember- those who weren't selected in our second Guest Design Team were selected in this round so please apply again in our next call (scheduled for March).  

So, here we go!  The Guest Design Team for January-April 2013 is: 

  Vivian Keh

 Gabriela Delworth

  Sally Lynn MacDonald

  Yvonne Yam

 Nickky Hall 

 Patricia Chalas  

 Anita Scroggins

 Swarup M 

 Katie Smith

 Irit Shalom

 

Congratulations!  We look forward to working with you.

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Christmas gift box

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During the days leading up to Christmas, there's nothing better than seeing brightly colored boxes sitting underneath a Christmas tree.  Instead of investing in something that's going to be torn to shreds on Christmas day, why not make this paper mache box that can be used for storing afterwards?  

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Here's how to make it: 

1.  Cover a paper mache’ box useing a xyron glue stick and creative imaginations, Christine Adolph silver foil printed papers. 

2.  Use Design Memory Craft gelato colors to tint the white background with the foam blending tool and water.

3.  Add clear rhinestones, a lace trim and lace bow for holiday sparkle.

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Colleen McGinty Colleen has a rich, eclectic style that she has honed during her 12 years she has worked in-house with us at Faber-Castell. She has been using our products with amazing results on all her paper crafting projects for years! You can also find her on Etsy.

 

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"Happy Holidays" Christmas Tree

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Welcome to another day of some Christmas Projects Ideas!

I recently renovated my house in a shabby chic style and I wanted to save some money this time and create my own Christmas decorations for my home and this is when I got inspired.

 

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  1. Using the “new” Tim Holtz Snowflakes die, cut out a strip of the snowflakes and color the edges with the Teal Gelato from the Mix & Match Metallic Gelatos and rub with your finger to create a smudged effect


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2.  With any scrap paper that you have in your stash, create a cone shape and ensure it’s well glued together so it doesn’t come apart while you are creating.

 

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3.  From your stash grab any flowers of your choice or if you are a flower maker then you can make this tree using your own hand made flowers.  Start applying flowers all around your cone as the photo below.  I used Iamroses flowers ( R77).

 

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4.  Using glossy accents or any other glue of choice apply some glue randomly on the tree then add some fine glitter to give the tree and nice shimmery look. 

 

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5.  Take your Teal Metallic Gelato and rub all over a small container, you can even take a small craft knife and carefully shave a little off the tip.  Add some water and start blending with a brush until all the chunks have been dissolved.  You are now ready to pour it into a mini mister and spray your tree.

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6.  Using stamp of choice take your Dark Indigo Stamper’s Big Brush pen and apply to stamp as shown.  Create a banner edge with your scissors and apply to the tree as shown on photo.  You are now free to decorate your tree with your style.  I put my start on the top and added some ribbon and a little piece of bling to bring out the Shabby Chic look.

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FABER CASTELL DESIGN MEMORY CRAFT PRODUCTS USED:

“TEAL” – MIX & MATCH METALLIC GELATOS

DARK INDIGO – STAMPER’S BIG BRUSH PEN

LimorHi my name is Limor and I am a mom of two girls, Hannah and Ava and married to my amazing husband Curtis.  I am addicted to scrapbooking and paper crafting! I have been scrapping for almost 8 years and I am constantly creating and trying to come up with new and exciting techniques.  I love to teach! especially Mixed Media classes!  I look forward to this amazing opportunity with Faber Castell Design Memory Craft.

 

 

 

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Blog Hop with Creative Imaginations and Xyron: Season's Greetings Box

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 Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft will be pairing up with Creative Imaginations and Xyron for a Christmas blog hop!  For the coming days, we will post a Christmas craft on our blog.  Today, we have Jen's beautiful gift box  and other projects at Xyron and Creative Imaginations.     

Hop with us for some amazing prizes!  Today, we'll be giving away a Metallic Mixed Media Sampler.   To enter, follow us at @DesignMemCraft and tweet us what you liked about this craft.

Want a bigger prize? Just leave a comment on our blog hop posts (we'll release them over the next two weeks).  Our favorite commenter will win a $100 prize pack! 

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Using the Creative Imaginations papers and embellishments, I turned an empty cigar tin into a gift box! 

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I used the snowflake stencils with a Metallic Grape Gelato spray that I made up to create a bit more drama to the grey papers. 

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Here you can see that gorgeous Gelato sparkle from the homemade spray!  I also sprayed over top with the Pearl Green Radiant Rain Shimmer mist to give it even more shine!

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The inside of the box was done the same way using a Metallic Mint spray and the deer stencil from Creative Imaginations.  I adhered all papers with the Xyron glue stick. 

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The tag was put through the Sticker Maker by Xyron on the right side and glitter added to give it texture and a snow like look.  I added holly leaves with the glue stick and Sticker Maker.

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I added some coordinating bling from the Christine Adolph collection and heat embossed the edges of the tin with WOW embossing powders.

Finally, I made a necklace to go inside the box as a special gift to someone.

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Using one of the Tim Holtz Facets, I traced it onto the silver foiled paper and cut out.  I ran it through the Sticker Maker again and applied to the back of the facet.
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It was heat embossed again and a jump ring and velvet ribbon necklace added.  I used the Gelato spray to create a tag to put it on for a pretty presentation.  Some more bling and a rub on word make it sophisticated.
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Here it is completed and ready to give!   I hope you enjoyed my tutorial for this blog hop!
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Supplies:

Faber- Castell Design Memory Craft Gelatos: Metallic Mint, Metallic Grape

Creative Imaginations patterned papers, bling, and die cuts from the Christine Adolph line.

Radiant Rain Shimmering Mist in Pearl Green

Cigar tin

Xyron Glue stick

Xyron Sticker Maker

Velvet Ribbon

Ideology Facets

Tag

Glitter

 WOW Embossing Powder in Silver

Versamark ink

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Jen Matott  A designer with a funky style, Jennifer will show you how to play with art media, art journaling, and mixed media techniques. By day, Jennifer is an art teacher as well as a mom to two very active boys. She currently designs for WOW Embossing Powders USA, Get It Scrapped!, Scrapbooking From The Inside Out kits, and is on the Prima Marketing Educator Team. 

 

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Freebie Friday!

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 It's Freebie Friday! This week, we're giving away our favorite accessories: The Deluxe Waterbrush (a perfect traveling companion), Essential Tool Kit, GRIP Trio Sharpener and our new product, the Collapsible Water Cup.  

 

 

 

 

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Blog Hop with Creative Imaginations and Xyron! Christmas Banner

Blog hop

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Over the next two weeks, Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft will be pairing up with Creative Imaginations and Xyron for a Christmas blog hop!  Over the remaining nine days  we'll post a Christmas craft on our blogs.  Today, we're featuring Mou's festive Christmas banner. 

Hop with us for some amazing prizes!  Today, we'll be giving away a metallic Gelatos pack.   To enter, follow us at @DesignMemCraft and tweet us what you liked about this craft.

Want a bigger prize? Just leave a comment on our blog hop posts (we'll release them over the next two weeks).  Our favorite commenter will win a $100 prize pack!   

Hi everyone, Mou Saha here with today's project using supplies from Faber Castell Design Memory Craft, Creative Imaginations, and Xyron.

1. Color two pieces of watercolor paper using Faber Castell Design Memory Craft Color Gelatos® 4ct - GREEN (#770158) and Creative Imaginations Luminarte Twinkling H2O Holiday Sparkle 29030.

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2. When dry cut up the colored papers and the green papers from the Creative Imaginations Holly Jolly 6x6 paper pad 30060 into small blocks.

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3. Draw pennats on cardstock and cut them out. I cut mine 3.5 inches wide at the widest point and 5.5 inches long at the longest point. 

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 4. Using Xyron Mega Runner, attach the small paper blocks from step 2 on to the pennants.

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5. Layer the large snowflake stencil from Creative Imaginations Luminarte Existencil Expressions 12x12 Stencil and trace the outlines with Essential PITT® Artist Pens: BLACK (#770075) and color  in details using Stamper's Big Brush Pens: GREEN (#770052) - Permanent Green Olive 167. Repeat with the other two pennants.

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 6. Embellish the pennants using Creative Imagination Holiday Diecuts and Creative Imaginations Rejoice sticker sheet 29816. Attach some of the embellishments with foam tape or pop dot for added dimension. Stitch the pennants into a banner.

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Hope you enjoyed today's project and will create your own handmade decor projects this Christmas!

 

Supplies

1. Color Gelatos® 4ct - GREEN (#770158)

2. Stamper's Big Brush Pens: GREEN (#770052) - Permanent Green Olive 167

3. Essential PITT® Artist Pens: BLACK (#770075)

4. Creative Imaginations Holly Jolly 6x6 paper pad 30060

5. Creative Imaginations Rejoice sticker sheet 29816

6. Creative Imaginations Luminarte Existencil Expressions 12x12 Stencil

7. Creative Imaginations Luminarte Twinkling H2O Holiday Sparkle 29030

8. Creative Imagination Holiday Diecuts

9. Xyron Mega Runner

10. Watercolor paper

11. Sewing machine/ needle & thread

12. Foam tape/pop dot

13. Cardstock

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Mou Saha  Mou won the Creating Keepsakes Hall of Fame in 2007, was a member of their Dream Team in 2009 and you've seen her work in numerous craft publications. She currently collaborates with 7 Gypsies, Anna Griffin, Glitz Design and October Afternoon. 

 

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Journaling with The Stamper's Big White Pen

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  Hi everyone, Mou here with today's post. I was so inspired by Colleen McGinty's lovely post Flowers with the Stamper's Big white Pen, that I wanted to make something with the new Stamper's Big White Pen. I got a chance to play with it at CHA and had been impressed right away. I've long struggled to find a good opaque white pen that flows smoothly and does more than just lighten the shade of the background. But I think I have found it now :) This one's opaque, waterproof, acid-free, and lightfast... it's India ink.

Let me walk you through the steps.

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1. Rub Black Licorice gelato on watercolor paper.

2. Blend gelato with Mix & Match Deluxe Waterbrush. Repeat as needed to ensure good coverage. Let dry.

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3. Stamp three pumpkins using Black Stamper's Big Brush Pen.

4. Color pumpkins with Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils and blend colors with Mix & Match Deluxe Waterbrush.

 

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5. Cut out pumpkins and stack them on the page as shown. Write Halloween in cursive lettering along the left edge of the page using Stamper's Big White Pen.

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6. I wanted to add a facing page so I can write a quote. I colored a leftover corrguated cardboard piece with Black Licorice gelato.

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7. Once dry, I wrote a quote with the Stamper's Big White Pen.

The spread came together like this... love how intense the white ink turned out to be!

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I hope you enjoyed today's tutorial. Don't forget to check out the Stamper's Big White Pen!

Supplies: 

1. Stamper's Big White Pen

2. Black Licorice gelato

3. Black Stamper's Big Brush Pen

4. Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils

5. Mix & Match Deluxe Waterbrush

Other supplies include: Watercolor paper, stamp, scissors, adhesive

 

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Mou Saha  Mou won the Creating Keepsakes Hall of Fame in 2007, was a member of their Dream Team in 2009 and you've seen her work in numerous craft publications. Currently she collaborates with 7 Gypsies, Crate Paper, Cocoa Daisy and Anna Griffin. 

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Creative Tips with Rita

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Hey there bloggers, Rita Barakat here!  More fun with Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft®
Creative Imaginations and Xyron!
 
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Tip #1 - when you are going to use a lot of alphas for words and even paragraphs cut strips of paper to line them up! Even better if you use the same paper as the background, which is what I did here! I do them in sentence strips - that works great especially since you can cut words and move them if they don't quite fit!

Tip #2 Use A Xyron Create a Sticker maker to add adhesive on the back of small items, like the strips!

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Tip #3 Use an oval Existencil as a template for a semi circle!

Tip #4 A different way to use your stencils is outlining them with a PITT® Artist Pen  and then coloring the space with Twinkling H2o's!

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Tip #5 When you have these canvas with exposed staples on the sides use strips of paper to cover them. (Cotton Candy Gelato™)

Tip #6 Use (Green Tea) Gelatos™ and a dry sponge to fill in color on the edges.
 
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Tip #7 Use layers of the same item (little trees) to create dimension!
All of these tips combined make for a great little canvas project!
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Rita Barakat  Rita channels her boundless energy into her family (she has 5 kids!), directing a youth choir & drama team, and her eclectic paper crafting projects. She is on the design teams for Clear Scrap and Ta Da Creative Studios.

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Blog Hop with Creative Imaginations and Xyron! Peace * Love * Joy * Dimensional Holiday Canvas Ornaments

Blog hop

Christmas

Over the next two weeks, Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft will be pairing up with Creative Imaginations and Xyron for a Christmas blog hop!  For the next 12 days, we'll post a Christmas craft on our blogs.  Today, we have Colleen's beautiful ornaments and two other projects at Xyron and Creative Imaginations.     

Hop with us for some amazing prizes!  Today, we'll be giving away a Metallic Mixed Media Sampler.   To enter, follow us at @DesignMemCraft and tweet us what you liked about this craft.

Want a bigger prize? Just leave a comment on our blog hop posts (we'll release them over the next two weeks).  Our favorite commenter will win a $100 prize pack!   

Hi Everyone!  Colleen here.  Create this canvas trio decorative holiday wall hangings for yourself or make a gift for someone special!

Wrap the canvas in the Creative Imaginations Paper. Stamp a design background on the paper with the Design Memory Craft Big Brush Pens and Stamps. Feed the Creative Imaginations Die-Cut Shapes through the XYRON Create a Sticker Machine. Adhere to a thin foam sheet, cut out the shape, feed foam backed shape through the XYRON a second time. Position and stick the foam backed shapes onto the wrapped stamped canvas. Trace around the edge of the shapes with the Pitt Artist Silver pen for extra sparkle, add ribbon charms, and rhinestones.

Supplies:

  • Design Memory Craft / Pitt Artist Pen Silver 251
  • Design Memory Craft / Stampers Big Brush / Violet 160, Green Olive 167, Nougat 178
  • Design Memory Craft Rubber stamps
  • Creative Imaginations Die-Cut Shapes Christine Adolph
  • Creative Imaginations paper Christine Adolph
  • Creative Imaginations paper
  • XYRON Create a Sticker Machine
  • Sheet of white craft foam
  • Lavender rhinestones 5mm
  • Creating keepsakes ribbon charms
  • 3-10x10 wrapped canvas frames.

ColleenprofileColleen McGinty Colleen has a rich, eclectic style that she has honed during her 12 years she has worked in-house with us at Faber-Castell. She has been using our products with amazing results on all her paper crafting projects for years! You can also find her on Etsy.

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A Christmas Ornament

Hi everyone, Mou Saha here with today's project using supplies from Faber Castell Design Memory Craft, Creative Imaginations, and Xyron. With Christmas just around the corner, I'm busy making handmade ornaments to adorn our tree and to include in gifts this year.

Now, let me walk you through the steps.

1. Color a piece of watercolor paper or canvas using the ARTGRIP Aquarelle watercolor pencils from the Mixed Media Aquarelle & Ink: GREEN (#770202) pack.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2. Blend the colors with a wet brush.

 

3. Ink up a background stamp using the Big Brush Pen # 170 (May Green) from Mixed Media Aquarelle & Ink: GREEN (#770202) pack.

 

4. Layer the big Christmas tree stencil on the colored and stamped paper/canvas and rub Gelatos (Pistachio and Green Tea) in and around it. Blend gelato colors with a blending tool. Create two trees the same way.

 

5. Cut out the trees and add a top coat with Creative Imaginations Luminarte Twinkling H2O Ice # 29030 from the Holiday Sparkle collection. Let dry.

 

6. Use Xyron Mega Runner to glue along the edges of the trees on the back.

 

7. Stick the trees back to back leaving some opening near the top. Stuff some cotton balls in to make a puffy ornament. Add a strip of fabric or piece of ribbon folded in a small loop at the top. Seal all the edges and stitch for a finished look.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

You can also personalize your tree ornament with stickers, stamps, etc. Hope you enjoyed the project and will use these products to create your own handmade Christmas ornaments this year!

Supplies

1. Faber Castell Design Memory Crafts Mixed Media Aquarelle & Ink: GREEN (#770202)

2. Faber Castell Design Memory Crafts Color Gelatos® 4ct - GREEN (#770158)

3. Creative Imaginations Luminarte Existencil Expressions 12x12 Stencil

4. Creative Imaginations Luminarte Twinkling H2O Holiday Sparkle 29030 Ice

5. Xyron Mega Runner

6. Watercolor paper/ Canvas

7. Sponge/another blending tool

8. Any background stamp you may have

9. Sewing machine/needle & thread

10. Cotton balls

11. Ribbon/ strip of fabric

 

MouprofileMou Saha  Mou won the Creating Keepsakes Hall of Fame in 2007, was a member of their Dream Team in 2009 and you've seen her work in numerous craft publications. She currently collaborates with 7 Gypsies, Anna Griffin, Glitz Design and October Afternoon. 

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Bloom Tag

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Hi All, Kim Dellow here with another guest DT project
for you. My project today is a floral themed mixed media tag with lots of lovely
texture and colour added with the Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® PITT® Pastel
pencils and the Art Grip® Aquarelle Watercolour pencils.
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I’ve used a watercolour paper for the base of this tag and before I started to add
colour I used a fluid mask to mask off my flower shape. Then I did a little bit of
stamping with the Kaisercraft Numbers Texture Stamp and a couple of layers of
Gesso. Once it was dry I was ready to go with the first layer of colour.

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Using a brush and some water I started to add a colour wash to my tag with the
119 and 125 Art Grip® Aquarelle Watercolour pencils. I added layers of colour
progressively until I had the depth of colour I wanted then added extra depth by
going around the outer edge with the darker colour and also flicking the tip of the 125
Art Grip® Aquarelle Watercolour pencils with a wet brush to splatter colour onto the
tag.
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I let the tag dry then removed the fluid mask ready to add my flower. Once I had
outlined the general shape of the flower and its petals with the black 199 PITT®
Pastel and coloured the centre of the flower with the PITT® Pastel 109 and PITT®
Pastel 104 pencils, blending with a little bit of the black edges, I was ready to add
colour to the petals.
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I started to fill in each petal with the PITT® Pastel 153 pencil leaving the areas I
wanted to highlight blank. I then filled the blank areas with the PITT® Pastel 156
pencil.
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The final step to colouring the bloom was to go back in and add light and shade to
areas of the petals by blending with the PITT® Pastel 199 and PITT® Pastel 101
pencils and going back over any edges that needed more black.
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I added the sentiment with the PITT® Artist Pen and some pastel leaves using the
PITT® Pastel 168, 170 and 199 and fixed all the pastel work with a pastel fixative.
Blooming gorgeous colour!

Thanks for looking.

Kim


Supply List:

Art Grip® Aquarelle Watercolour pencil 119

Art Grip® Aquarelle Watercolour pencil 125

PITT® Pastel 199

PITT® Pastel 153

PITT® Pastel 156

PITT® Pastel 109

PITT® Pastel 104

PITT® Pastel 101

PITT® Pastel 168

PITT® Pastel 170

PITT® Artist Pen

Watercolour paper

Fluid mask

Pastel Fixative

Kaisercraft Numbers Texture Stamp

Gesso

Brush

Archival Ink Pad Jet Black
KimKim Dellow  is a UK-based artist - crafter - blogger living in London. She adores dabbling in colour and form, mixing her media and stitching it all up. She loves to experiment, share and teach and spends the rest of her time writing articles for various craft magazines as well as working with a number of companies in the industry. When she isn’t at her work desk she can be found at her blog, or hanging out on TwitterFacebook and Pinterest. So drop by and say ‘hello’ when you have a moment.


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Christmas Blog Hop with Creative Imaginations and Xyron!

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Over the next two weeks, Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft will be pairing up with Creative Imaginations and Xyron for a Christmas blog hop!  For the next 12 days, we'll post a Christmas craft on our blogs.  Today, we have Jill's fabulous christmas card and another project over at Creative Imaginations blog.  

Hop with us for some amazing prizes!  Today, we'll be giving away a pack of our NEW Paper Crafter Crayons.  To enter, follow us at @DesignMemCraft and tweet us what you liked about this craft.

Want a bigger prize? Just leave a comment on our blog hop posts (we'll release them over the next two weeks).  Our favorite commenter will win a $100 prize pack!   

Hi, it’s Jill  here sharing a card created with Creative Imaginations and Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft products.  To create the ornament, I began by die cutting a piece of book text and covering the die cut image with gesso.  Next, I stamped the ornament with a Penny Black background stamp using VersaMark ink, sprinkled with white embossing powder and applied heat to set. I painted onto the book paper with the gorgeous jewel tones of Twinkling H2O’s Holiday Sparkle set. Once dry, I removed some ink from the embossed image with a baby wipe.  I applied a layer of Coconut Gelato™ all over the ornament and blended with my finger.  I just love how the Gelato™ combined with the Twinkling H2O colors created such a creamy look with just a hint of book text showing through.

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The die cut leaves and background papers are from the Creative Imaginations Rejoice collection.  I highlighted the texture of the pierced background paper by coloring onto a piece of scratch paper with a PITT® Pastel Pencil (#1122-176), rubbing my finger into colored area to pick up the color, and then rubbing my finger over the pierced holes.  I followed this same procedure to deepen the color of the card base as well.

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    The beautiful purples, blues, and muted background papers inspired me to step out of my comfort zone and create a Christmas card in a soft, nontraditional color palette.  What are your favorite colors for handmade Christmas cards?

Supplies
Faber-Castell:
Stamper’s Big Brush Pens (Black 199,  Manganese Violet 160), Gelatos™ (Coconut), Gesso, PITT® Pastel Pencil (1122-176)

Creative Imagination:  Rejoice Paper Pad, Twinkling H2O’s Holiday Sparkle Collection,

Penny Black Stamps:  40-169 Diamond Pattern, 30-134 Winter Magic

Other: Twine, VersaMark Ink, White Embossing Powder, Martha Stewart Snowflake Punch, Spellbinders Dies (2011 Heirloom Ornaments, Foliage), Gems

 

JillJill Foster Preschool teacher by day and stamper by night, Jill turns stamped images into true works of art. She also designs and teaches classes for her local scrapbook store, Mementos. 

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Family Thankful Tree

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For today’s project, I wanted to create something a little bit different for me.  When I am seeking inspiration, I look for a project with a minimum number of “strange” products.  In other words, I love to use something I currently own or something fairly inexpensive and easy to use.  That being said, in the spirit of Thanksgiving, I got the whole family involved and created this tree on canvas using mostly just Gelatos® and water.  Here’s a look at the completed project.

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I started by sketching the tree onto a 16”x20” canvas using the gray Gelato® from the Neutrals pack.

I colored each branch of the tree with all four Gelatos® in the Neutrals pack.  I applied a stripe of each color, overlapping just a bit.  I made sure I started and ended with the darkest brown on both sides to give the tree some dimension.  I dipped a paintbrush in water and used it to blend the colors together.  I worked my way through the tree one branch at a time.

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To add a few extra highlights, I used the new Stamper’s Big Brush Pen in white.

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I used the same technique on the background using multiple shades of blue and green Gelatos®.

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When blending the blue with water, I added some texture by stamping immediately after wetting and blending the canvas.  By doing so, it removed some of the Gelatos® color.

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I created a wavy template out of copy paper to make sure my title lined up correctly.  I hand-drew these letters, but I copied them from the Stampin’ Up! Notable Alphabet stamp set.

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Here’s a look at the final canvas, before applying the “thankful” leaves.

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I used scissors to quickly cut out random sizes of leaves from white cardstock.  I used a variety of distress ink colors to give them a rough look.  

Finally, I had each member of my family take about 9-10 leaves and write what they are thankful for.  We all used the same black pen for consistency.   And of course, “candy” and “donuts” were submitted by my girls!  My 8-year-old spelled “our” as “are”.  I love it.

I adhered them to the canvas using foam adhesive.

I added “2012” in the lower right corner.  I plan to hang in our house so we can enjoy it for years to come! 

I hope you enjoyed my post today – thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful Thanksgiving season! To see more of my cards and videos, visit my blog.  

 

Supplies:

  • 16”x20” canvas
  • Color Gelatos™ 4 ct – Neutrals (#770160)
  • Stamper’s Big Brush Pen, White (#770013)
  • Various blue Gelatos™
  • Various green Gelatos™
  • Art GRIP® Aquarelle Watercolor Pencil, yellow (I didn’t have a yellow Gelato™!)
  • Tim Holtz Distress Inks:  Worn Lipstick, Scattered Straw, Crushed Olive, Peeled Paint, Spiced Marmalade
  • Neenah Solar White Cardstock (leaves)
  • Stampin’ Up! Foam Dimensionals

 

DarleneDarlene DeVries is an avid video blogger and papercrafter.  She shares a new how-to video every Wednesday on her blog.  Over the last 2 1/2  years she has posted over 160 videos!  She introduces new techniques, tips, and products in a fast-paced fashion.  She can also be found on Facebook.

 

 

 

 

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12 Days of Christmas Inspirations, Day 12: Paper Poinsettia

Kathy Peterson inspired side view of paper poinsetta

This week I created a fast and fun paper flower to set the perfect table as part of the the Faber-Castel Design Memory Craft Mix & Match design team.  Now if you've ever been intimidated by paint or combining colors,  Faber-Castel makes it really simple for any level of crafting!

Kathy Peterson inspired Step 1 paper poinsettia

Step 1:    Randomly cover most of the paper with the red Gellato ( however leave some white space unpainted). Next sprits with water then  blend the paint with a paint brush.  Allow to dry.

Kathy Peterson inspired step 2 paper poinsettia

Step 2:  Cut out 9 large poinsettia petals and 2 or 3 smaller petals to desired size.  Using the Stampers Pen, randomly color the edges and surface of the leaf cut-outs.  Using the fine pen, draw the leaf veins.   If necessary, apply some white Gelato onto areas of the leaf and blend with your finger tip.

Kathy Peterson inspired step 3 paper poinsettia

Step 3:  Cut a small hole at the base of the each leaf.  Using a chenille stem, bend the stem in half and insert both ends of the stem into the leaf.  Bend the stem to the shape of the leaf .  Assemble all the leafs with stems in a bunch and adjust to shape of a poinsettia flower.  Secure stems by twisting the stems together.   Add a dab of thick glue to the stick pins and insert into the middle of the flower.  Use as a table or gift ornament. 

Kathy Peterson inspired Paper Poinsettia

Stay inspired!  www.KathyPeterson.com

 

Supply List:

  • White scrapbook paper
  • scissors
  • paint brush
  • thick white glue
  • Chenille stems (red )
  • Gellato (redcherry & coconut)
  • Pitt artist pen fine point (Deep Scarlet Red 219***)
  • Pitt Artist Pen big brush Stampers pen (Nougat 178***)
  • Stick pins with white or yellow pin heads

 

KathyFor nearly a decade, Kathy Peterson has established herself as a well-known TV celebrity, author and design expert who is featured weekly reaching 15 to 30 million households each week through her national TV series Town & Country Crafts with Kathy Peterson broadcast on the Family Net TV Network and other cable networks.

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12 Days of Christmas Inspirations, Day 11: Happy Holidays gift tag

Happy holidays by Daniela Dobson

Hello, Daniela Dobson here with a Happy Holidays gift tag. This was really easy to make and it would be perfect for those last minute gift ideas.

1. Start by mixing Silver Metalic Gelatos and Rose Metal Gelatos in a spritz bottle. Add some water. Mix well making sure most of the Gelatos have dissolved. 

2. Punch  1" circles from sratch paper and randomly place them on your tag. Spray mixture over the tag with punched circles. Let dry.

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3. Create a flower with crepe paper streamer and a 2" die cut circle. Cut edges with decorative scissors. Mix Metallic Silver Gelatos with water and paint the white edges.

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4. Cover a chipboard star with Mettalic Silver Gelatos and spread the color with your fingers. 

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5. Adhere a strip of patterned paper to the bottom part of the tag. Adhere crepe paper flower with a chipboard star and add a green flower with a button. Tuck a blue tag and a pin on the left side. 

6. Stamp Happy Holidays banner using Stampers Big Brush Pen Pale Geranium Lake (BB#121) on white cardstock and cut out. Adhere to the tag using 3D Foam strip. Spray everything with glitter spray.

Happy holidays close by Daniela Dobson

Supplies list:

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft®

Metallic Gelatos®: METALLIC

Mixed Media Sampler: RED - Stampers Big Brush Pen Pale Geranium Lake (BB#121), (Rose Metal Gelatos®)

Essential Tools Set 

 

Other supplies:

Avery tag

Echo Park patterned paper

Technique Tuesday chipboard star and stamp (Tis the Seasons Banners by Ali Edwards)

Making Memories flower and button

Martha Stewart label sticker

Maya Road pin

Crepe paper streamer

Decorative edge scissors

Therm O Web adhesive and Glitter Spray

Daniela DobsonMy name is Daniela and I live in Dallas, TX. I am married to Peter and we have a little boy, Alex, who is 4 years old. He keeps me busy and my days are filled taking care of him. I have been scrapbooking and stamping for over 10 years. I love recording every day moments, especially now, with my son. I like using a variety of products and techniques to create lasting memories.

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12 Days of Christmas Inspirations, Day 10: A Merry Christmas Card

 

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It’s never too early to start making Christmas cards because as we all know, as soon as Halloween is over the Christmas rush and stress sets in and we all get behind… so here is a little Christmas grunge inspiration card for you.

Enjoy!

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1. Cut your cardstock so that it is a card measuring 5x5 and Gesso the front of the card.

2.  Once Gesso is dry, take three sponges and your Stamper’s Big Brush Pens ( Raw Umber,  Walnut Brown and Dark Sepia).  Start with your darkest color first as shown in the photo and rub the marker on your craft mat, then with the sponge pick up a little of the ink and start blending onto your paper.  Repeat process with the three colors

 

 

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3.To blend all the colors together take some Vintage Photo distress ink and blend together with a blending tool.

 

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4.  Using the Kaisercraft “Sheet Music” Stamp and the black Stamper’s Big Brush Pen apply stamp onto page until it is covered.

 

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5.  On a blank sheet of white paper stamp the bells from the Stamper’s Anonymous “Christmas Memories” using the black Stamper’s big brush pen.

6.  Using Pitt Pastels # 1122-193, #1122-106, #1121-280, #1121-226 and Art Grip Aquarelle #168 start coloring in the bell as shown in video at the end of this post.  Using a small brush and a little water, start blending colors together.  

 

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7.  Rip a small piece of the Tim Holtz Tissue paper and spray with a little water.  Apply Red Cherry Gelato and blend with brush of finger.  Repeat step with a paper doily. 

8. Assemble card as shown in photo and video tutorial.

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Happy Holidays!

LimorHi my name is Limor and I am a mom of two girls, Hannah and Ava and married to my amazing husband Curtis.  I am addicted to scrapbooking and paper crafting! I have been scrapping for almost 8 years and I am constantly creating and trying to come up with new and exciting techniques.  I love to teach! especially Mixed Media classes!  I look forward to this amazing opportunity with Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft.

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12 Days of Christmas Inspirations, Day 9: Quick and Easy Christmas Banner

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How fun is it to make and hange Christmas banners! I love to hangs them everywhere. I hang on mantels, on door ways, over doors, on dressers, on cupboards….. yup, I hang them just about everywhere. I also like to give them away as Christmas gifts. So needless to say ,I love to make new ones every year and I love to encourage my kiddos to help me,  so, I often think of easy ones that we can make up as a family together.

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This fun and easy banner was made with some canvas and canvas and burlap triangles, some baker’s twine and Faber-Castell Gelatos® Colors.

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I drew two with two wonderful colors of Faber-Castell Gelatos® Colors on the canvas and then used water to blend the color into the canvas. I started with Blues and Greens.

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For the smaller banners I didn’t want that much color so I just dripped some water on the top of the canvas and then I gently touched it with the of Faber-Castell Gelatos® Colors.

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I then flipped the banner over and pressed the excess water and color off. I am not going to throw away the paper that I dabbed the excess color on. Actually, I will save it and use it for a mixed media journal page because I love the colors and patterns that were left behind!

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When everything was dried, I then glued all my houses on.  I also had fun glittering things up!

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Everything was then tied together with some red and white Baker’s Twine.

When we give this away we will write a personal message or initials on the small canvas banners. A quick and easy gift!

I hope that you have a fun and colorful day today!

~Susan

SusanSusan K..Weckesser is the founder and owner of Susan K. Weckesser Inc. Susan has been teaching, selling crafts and painting for twenty-six years. She also is a freelance writer/designer, editor, photographer and poet. Her work has been published with the magazines Canadian Scrapbooker, Creating Keepsakes, Scrapbook News & Review, & Canadian Living. 

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Hope We Can Cling To: Breast Cancer Awareness

During the month of October, we showed our support for breast cancer by partnering with the Splitcoast Stamper's, 'Hope We Can Cling To'.  

If you left a comment on the post by October 31st, please send your mailing address to naoko@fabercastell.com.  We'll send you your Pink Madder Stamper's Big Brush Pen by next week.

Here are a few of our favorite comments we received in support of breast cancer:

 

you are strong. 
you are loved.

you are everything to someone and someone's everything. you don't deserve this terrible disease...no one does. if you have battled and won you are someones hero. you are my hero. i will do my part and help raise funds every year (8 years now) in the hopes that we find a cure.

you are strong. 
you are loved. 

-          Diana

 

Been there, done that, it sucks. But it is survivable for many of us with the right preventative care and treatment once found. I was one of the lucky ones.

PLEASE! Regardless of what the AMA 'suggested' a few years ago, do your monthly self-breast exams. If you find anything iffy, SEE YOUR DOCTOR! Have mammograms! Do not take "No" for an answer. KNOW your body!

You can save your life. I did.

-          Jennifer J Johnson

 

There is not a woman out there who does not relate to every emotion you could possibly be feeling. We hurt with you, we cry with you and we pray with you. If I could chanel my inner strength to you, I would. If I could hold you in my arms to comfort you, I would. All I have to offer you, is words, but they are words from my heart! Be brave, be strong, you are loved.

-          SandeeNC

 

One of my favorite sentiments for my female friends and loved ones who are fighting cancer is "Fight Like A Girl." Girls are tough, strong and courageous, but they are also sensitive, caring and filled with grace, all characteristics that benefit someone battling cancer. So to everyone fighting this dreaded disease I say, "Fight like a girl!"

-          michelle l.

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Gelatos® and Watercolor!

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Hi All!  I used lots of water on today’s card.  I mixed water with Gelatos™ to create a faux-suede background, and I mixed water with the Art GRIP® Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils for my focal point.  We don’t get much snow here in Texas, so take a look at my Texas holiday card, lol!

Scroll down to see step-by-step photos on how I created this card or just watch the fast-paced video here:

Here is a close-up of the background.

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First, I covered my white cardstock with red cherry Gelatos®.

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I used my finger to blend it so that it had a smooth covering all over my cardstock. 

I sprayed the inside of a Sizzix embossing folder with lots of water, and I placed my red cherry-covered cardstock inside.   It was a little messy running through my Sizzix, but because the Gelatos®  is water-based, it’s very easy to clean.

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I black embossed the Christmas trees and colored them with three different shades of green Art GRIP® Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils.  I used an Aqua Painter to pull the color towards the middle of the trees.

I finished off the card with a sentiment and some twine. 

Thanks so much for visiting my post!  To see more of my cards and videos, visit my blog

Supplies:

  • Red Cherry Gelato™
  • Art GRIP® Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils:  #163, 166, 168, 176
  • PITT® Pastel Pencils:  1121-226 and 1122-106
  • Stampin’ Up! Stamps:  Polar Party and Petit Pairs
  • Stampin’ Up! Aqua Painter
  • Neenah Solar White Cardstock, Stampin’ Up! Basic Black Cardstock
  • Versamark Ink
  • Black Embossing Powder
  • Ranger Yellow Stickles
  • Doodlebug Beetle Black Twine
  • Spellbinders Standard Large Circles
  • Sizzix Branches and Snowflakes Embossing Folder Set
  • Stampin’ Up! Bitty Banners Framelits

 

DarleneDarlene DeVries is an avid video blogger and papercrafter.  She shares a new how-to video every Wednesday on her blog.  Over the last 2 1/2  years she has posted over 160 videos!  She introduces new techniques, tips, and products in a fast-paced fashion.  She can also be found on Facebook.

 

 

 

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12 Days of Christmas Inspirations, Day 7: A Christmas Wreath

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Hi everyone, Miae here with a fun Christmas décor idea for the upcoming holidays! Wreaths are popular and they’re a great way to add a festive feel to any room, doorway or mantle. I decided to make a wreath out of mini bulb ornaments and my Faber Castell Design Memory Craft® Gelatos®.

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Start by covering the bulbs with tissue paper. I first stamped all over the tissue paper then tore out strips. I used Mod Podge to paste the tissue on.

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Next color your ornaments with the Gelatos®.  I colored the ornaments directly with the Gelatos®  then took a wet paintbrush to them. 

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I went with slightly non traditional colors and decided to attempt an ombre effect. The whole Mix & Match concept works very well here, I just grabbed my blue Gelato® and worked from with light blue, metallic blue and dark blue.

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I repeated the process with some even smaller ornaments and colored them with the metallic Silver Gelatos®.

Now pull out your glue gun and wreath backing and glue the ornaments on. I glued my ornaments from lighter to darker blue.

Emboss your sentiment on the tag and color the edges with the Gelatos™. Use your finger to blend.

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Tie a tulle bow and add your tag and you’re all done! Enjoy!

MiaeMiae Rowe Sometime ago I discovered this thing called scrapbooking and it's fair to say I'm an addict! I love color, I love texture, I love putting all that together! Life with my Aussie husband and our 2 daughters is full of plenty of adventures for me to photograph and get creative with...fodder for the fuel!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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12 Days of Christmas Inspirations, Day 5: Dyed Fabric Hair Accessories


I love the holidays because it allows me to make personalized gifts for friends and family, right down to my color choices.   I am always on the look out for color mediums that don't bleed, are permanent when dry.   Thankfully, India ink is like that!  And that is the ink found in Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® Stamper’s Big Brush Pens!
In today's project, I used three Stamper’s Big Brush Pens (Cobalt Turquoise #153, May Green #170, and Dark Naples #184).  You can see from the pictures that these pens also allow for great depth of color, all the way to the very lightest shade.  With red, you will get a rich deep red, and a really light pink.  With blue, you'll get deep ocean blue, to baby blue.  How do you do this?  Add water while it's still wet.  Simple.  Easy.  Effective.
Step 1:
Cut strip of muslin 2 feet by 4 inches.  Wet under water, squeeze dry.  Lay out flat onto cardboard box or similar, and use the Stamper’s Big Brush Pens Cobalt Turquoise #153 and May Green #170  to color 1 foot of the muslin as shown.  Fold in half.
Step 2:
As you fold the muslin over, use your hands to rub the color into the rest of the muslin, the dampness of the fabric will help transfer color to the remaining foot and will blend the streaks together.
Step 3:
Unfold fabric and fold in half horizontally.  Start rolling it up into a swirl.  Let dry.  Dip fabric into 1/2 water, 1/2 glue solution.  Squeeze excess and lay on craft mat to fully dry.  This will make it stiff.

Step 4:
Take some cheesecloth and run it under water, squeeze out water, leaving it damp.  Apply the Stamper’s Big Brush Pen Dark Naples #184 to the top of the cheesecloth, and work in the color with your fingers.  

 
Step 5:

When you have achieved your desired color, dip into 1/2 water, 1/2 glue solution.  Squeeze excess and lay on craft mat to fully dry.  Again, this will help stiffen the cheesecloth.



Step 6:
Assemble the hair band by die cutting a circle from chipboard, and hot gluing it to the flower. Hot glue pearls in place.  Hot glue the cheesecloth underneath and surrounding the flower and hot glue whole piece to silver hair band.
Supplies:

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® Products:

Stamper’s Big Brush Pens (Cobalt Turquoise #153, May Green #170, and Dark Naples #184)

Other:
Muslin Fabric
Cheesecloth
Spellbinders Standard Circles LG Die Templates
Spellbinders Grand Calibur Die Cut Machine
Want2Scrap Pearls
Pre-Made Head Band (from Michael's)
Elmer's Liquid Glue
Water
Chipboard (or cereal box board)
Non Stick Craft Mat
Hot Glue Gun

 


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Lesley is an active designer in the craft industry, working with manufacturers and product designers to help showcase their innovative and creative products.  Lesley creates paper arts, jewelry, and mixed media and has had over 100 projects published in print magazines. In spring 2012, Lesley and her husband opened a Bed & Breakfast called the Arts and Crafts House, which caters to scrapbookers and crafters in Brantford, Ontario.  For more information, visit Lesley's blog.


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12 Days of Christmas, Day 5: Christmas in a Sardine Tin

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Hi everyone, Kim Dellow here with another guest DT make for you. My project today is called ‘Christmas In A Sardine Tin’ and you guessed it, it is a little altered sardine tin with a Christmas theme.

I decided to go for traditional Christmas colours for this make with the Red, Green and Yellow Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® Mix and Match colour sets.

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So first you need to eat some sardines or feed them to your family and pets, you can use other tins of course! Once the tin was empty and clean I covered the inside with some white paper to make it easier to stick the fabric down.

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The fabric is a loose weave canvas stamped with a gingham image. I spritzed my stamp with a light mist of water and then covered it with Deep Scarlet Red 219 Stamper’s Big Brush pen and the Metallic Gold Champagne Gelato and stamped it onto my fabric. I repeated the stamping to cover the fabric then layered the inside of the tin.

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The next job was to make a little Christmas tree to fit in the tin. I made mine from old sewing pattern tissue collaged onto card. I cut out my shapes and used the Green Mix and Match Mixed Media Sampler kit to colour the tree. So I scribbled out the Leaf Green 112 Stamper’s Big Brush pen, Metallic Mint Gelato and PITT Metallic Green 294 Artist Pen on plastic and spritzed with water, then pressed the tree pieces into the colour. I did the same for the little star but using the Yellow Mix and Match Mixed Media Sampler kit.

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Once the tree parts where dry I then lightly added more texture with the PITT Metallic Green 294 Artist Pen and shaped all the pieces by curling them around the pens. I then stuck the pieces together to make my tree.

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Before sticking my Christmas tree into the tin, I gave the inside of the tin a light brush with some Gesso to tone the background down slightly. Once this was dry I trimmed the tree to fit and stuck it into the tin. For the sentiment banner flag I coloured a cocktail stick with the Dark Chrome Yellow 109 Stamper’s Big Brush pen and the PITT Gold 250 Artist Pen. 

 

The little heart was coloured with the Deep Scarlet Red 219 and Dark Chrome Yellow 109 Stamper’s Big Brush pens and the texture was added by scribbling the Deep Scarlet Red 219 Stamper’s Big Brush pen onto some spare fabric and pressing the card into the colour before it dries.

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Hope you like sardines!

 

Thanks for dropping in.

Kim

 

Supply List:

Deep Scarlet Red 219 Stamper’s Big Brush pen

Dark Chrome Yellow 109 Stamper’s Big Brush pen

Leaf Green 112 Stamper’s Big Brush pen

PITT Gold 250 Artist Pen.

PITT Metallic Green 294 Artist Pen

Metallic Mint Gelato

Metallic Gold Champagne Gelato

Gesso

Sardine tin

Card

Old sewing pattern tissue

Loose weave canvas

Gingham rubber stamp

Glue

Water spray bottle

 

Kim DellowBioPhotoKim Dellow  is a UK-based artist - crafter - blogger living in London. She adores dabbling in colour and form, mixing her media and stitching it all up. She loves to experiment, share and teach and spends the rest of her time writing articles for various craft magazines as well as working with a number of companies in the industry. When she isn’t at her work desk she can be found at her blog, or hanging out on Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest. So drop by and say ‘hello’ when you have a moment.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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It's Freebie Friday!

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Let's kick off this weekend with a giveaway!

All our new products are finally in stock- today, we're giving away our new Paper Crafter Crayons, Stamper's Big White Pen and the Subtle Tones Stamper's Big Brush Pens!

 

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November 'Take the Challenge!' with Mou

Welcome to the November edition of Take the Challenge with Mou!

I feel that creative challenges help us experiment and learn new things. Challenges can help us get unstuck from creative ruts. They can also inspire us to create in ways we would not have thought of otherwise. So, I decided to take a few creative challenges myself and thought you might like to play along.

Every month, on the first Monday, I'll post a challenge and my take on it. You'll have 12 days to take this on. Leave a comment to the challenge post with a link to your creation based on that challenge. The following Monday, we will pick THREE winners randomly from among the readers who participated in that week's challenge. And the winners will get a prize from Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft®.

Today's challenge is themed: Create a project that relates to something you are thankful for! Being November, I'm thinking Thanksgiving. Every year, I do a project where I list the things I'm thankful for. Last year, I created this project, "Grateful, Every Day" for Big Picture Classes.

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And this year, I have created small canvas panels by decoupaging embossed cardstock and coloring them with gelatos and big brush markers and decorated them with feathers, words, etc.

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Don't forget to share your clallenge creations with us...just leave a comment  with link to your project image(s) by Friday, 11/16 and we will pick THREE  winners randomly to win a set of prizes each!

The  prizes for this challenge are:

TWO packs  of Art GRIP® Aquarelles in your choices of colors!!!

There  are 4 color choices to pick from: BLUE, GREEN, RED,  and YELLOW.

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Don't  forget to check back on Monday, 11/19 to see if YOU won!

Hope you play  along!

 

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Mou Saha  Mou won the Creating Keepsakes Hall of Fame in 2007, was a member of their Dream Team in 2009 and you've seen her work in numerous craft publications. She currently collaborates with 7 Gypsies, Anna Griffin, Glitz Design and October Afternoon. 

 

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12 Days of Christmas Inspirations Day 4: Let it Snow Card



Hi Everyone!  Lesley here.  Christmas will be here before you know it!  To get ready for this amazing holiday, I decided to share a card that is quick, has a simple design, and will impress!  I used three different mediums from Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® for this card.  

Mix & Match your MEDIUMS!
You can use watercolor pencil on stamps, as well as Gelatos, you can even blend the two mediums together, but you will need to wet them (just a little) to lift up the color.  The Metallic PITT® Artist Pens are FANTASTIC too for stamping.  I used the gold for my sentiment and it just looks rich!
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ps   For quick Christmas cards:
1.   Make one easy design and mass produce it!
2.   Use die cut labels that showcase your stamps and color choices, and do all your die cutting and stamping at the same time.  Take the extra time to emboss it.  Make your stamping with blended colors for the WOW factor.  You get variation in color, yet don't have to spend hours coloring!
4.   Use a plain cardstock with just one patterned paper.  Choose a simple design with few pieces so that they come together FAST.
6.
        Dress up the card with glitter paper, or gems.
7.
        Avoid the gems and other bumpy embellishments if you plan to send it in the mail.  Use 3D foam to create dimension on your card.  Round your corners to add interest at being said, let's make a card!  
STEP 1:
Create cards from cardstock, adhere strips of glitter paper and patterned paper, round corners and die cut and emboss labels from white watercolor paper.
STEP 2: 
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STEP 4:
Following the line that the embossing created, use your watercolor pencil to make a frame around the label.  Take a paint brush and water to create gentle distressing around the snowflake.  Let dry.

 STEP 5:
Using a metallic PITT pen, color the stamp, then stamp it above the snowflake.
STEP 6:
Adhere label to card with 3D foam.  And voila!  You're done.
Supplies:

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® Products:
Art GRIP® Aquarelle Watercolor Pencil Blue (#153)
Metallic PITT® Artist Pen GOLD (#250)
Gelatos® GOLD
Unity Stamp Co. Stamps (Mitten Weather Flourishes)
Spellbinders Labels Eight Nestabilities Die Templates
Kraft Cardstock by Bazzill Basics Paper
Patterned Paper by Canvas Corp.
Best Creation Inc (Coffee Glitter Paper)
Want2Scrap Pearl
Paint Brush, Water, 3D Foam
Lesley

 Lesley is an active designer in the craft industry, working with manufacturers and product designers to help showcase their innovative and creative products.  Lesley creates paper arts, jewelry, and mixed media and has had over 100 projects published in print magazines. In spring 2012, Lesley and her husband opened a Bed & Breakfast called the Arts and Crafts House, which caters to scrapbookers and crafters in Brantford, Ontario.  For more information, visit Lesley's blog!

 

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