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Stamper’s Big White Pen- Perfect for Stamping!

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Hi, it’s Jill here sharing three quick and easy tags using our newest Stamper’s Big White Pen!  I began by coloring directly onto my stamps with the Stamper’s Big White Pen.  I colored quickly and stamped onto dark colored cardstock.  Once dry, I darkened the white stamping by coloring directly onto the paper with the Stamper’s Big White Pen and blending with my fingertip.  For fine lines and details, I used a touch of Gesso on a very small paintbrush.  I really love the painted look created with this technique.  

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And, because the bullet nib of the Stamper’s Big White Pen is so sturdy, it’s easy to quickly color directly onto your stamps.

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To finish these tags, I stamped the backgrounds (script, letter background, and grass) using Stamper’s Big Brush Markers.  Just choose a shade darker than your cardstock for a great tone-on-tone look.

There are so many uses for the Stamper’s Big White Pen.  How do you plan to use it?

Hugs and happy stamping!

Supplies
Faber-Castell:

Stamper’s Big White Pen

Stamper’s Big Brush Markers (199 Black, 133 Magenta, 178 Nougat, 143 Cobalt Blue

Penny Black Stamps:

 40-054 Sweet Home, 2025M Music Note Background, 1999L Letter Background, 2666K Blush, 2835K Brush Tulips, 3623K Quite Dandy, 30-103 Wishes, Mix and Match Cardstock

Other: twine, pearls, ribbon

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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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Meet our New Guest Design Team

We're so excited to introduce our new guest designers!  To get to know them a little better we devised a short Q & A. 

We hope you enjoy this as much as we did!

 

Irit 

IRIT SHALOM , Israel

What's your favorite food?  My favorite food is everything baked! I actually live on fresh baked rolls, bread and everything in between. Lucky me is size 0 -2 all herlife, so I can continiue with it forever.

What are three things you can’t live without?  3 things I can't live without (and I decided not to count my family as they are not a thing, but my treasures): web connection,  smocking (bad, I know, please forgive me for this), good historical novel.

If you can go anywhere in the world, where would you go?  If I could go anywhere  (and I actually visited about 50 countries already), it will be Japan. I adore all things Japanese- colors, tastes, art.I need to see it , so it's on my travel list.

When did you first start crafting?  I start crafting as an adult about 7 years ago, but I am deeply into it  for about 4 years already and I think it will be forever.More I craft, more I want to improve.

Any words to our readers?  Words to my readers: I will try to show you my versability, as I am all in one crafter: I scrap, make cards, do altered art,  Mixed Media, jewelry and I am also a very " multi style" artist. So during my term on this team I will try to make all possible projects and all possible styles and I hope I will give they an inspiration  to move from their comfort  zone to new adventures. I am  really thrilled to be a part of this fantastic team and to make my best for my readers.

 

 

Anita

ANITA SCROGGINS , TX

What's your favorite food?  Tex-Mex for sure!

What are three things you can’t live without?  My Posse, Books (esp. Jane Austin) and a phone. I am quite the talker!

If you can go anywhere in the world, where would you go? Easter Island to see the migration of the Red Crabs

When did you first start crafting?   As soon as I could hold scissors! I remember the sweet lady next door teaching me to crochet when I was about 7 years old.

Any words to our readers?  Attitude is everything - it can make all the difference in the world in how you are perceived. 

 

KatieKATIE SMITH, TX

What's your favorite food? Anything with pumpkin in it. I’m obsessed with pumpkin.

What are three things you can’t live without? My art supplies, my technology and my family.

If you can go anywhere in the world, where would you go?  I’d love to visit Alaska. I grew up in Texas, so I’ve never seen that much snow.

When did you first start crafting?  I’m lucky to have had a wonderful Mother who did fun crafty things with me as a little girl. I’ve switched from kid crafts to sewing, scrapbooking and mixed media, but I’ve never stopped crafting.

Any words to our readers?  I hope you’re inspired by my projects using Design Memory Craft products. I can’t wait to see what the rest of the design team does as well.

 

Gabriela

GABRIELA DELWORTH, Canada

What's your favorite food?  Salmon and Tuna Sashimi {with Sesame seaweed}

What are three things you can’t live without? Plants, colours and music

If you can go anywhere in the world, where would you go? Alaska

When did you first start crafting?  At the age of five with my Mom

Any words to our readers?  Let's celebrate the start of the new year creating with Faber Castell! Stay tuned!

 

Nikky 

NIKKY HALL, UK

What's your favorite food? Ice-cream!

What are three things you can’t live without? Paper, pencils and beautiful shoes!

If you can go anywhere in the world, where would you go? Canada

When did you first start crafting?  My mum said I must have been drawing before I was born, I've crafted all my life, I can't imagine my life without craft.

Any words to our readers? When crafting, always be true to yourself – don’t worry about whether other people think you’re good or not because there is no right or wrong, there’s just different. If you want to master a certain technique find someone who’s style you love and practice, practice, practice! Don’t try and copy exactly because it won’t work, just take inspiration from what they do and then add your own twists to create your own style, which will be beautiful in it’s own right.

Patricia

PATRICIA CHALAS , FL

What's your favorite food?   I have quite a few favorite food but my all time favorite is Mexican style food I love all thing a bit spice up and love, love, love all kind of fresh salads along with a slice of French bread.

What are three things you can't live without? Oh! Boy only 3 things?? my phone, agenda and colored pencils

 If you can go anywhere in the world, where would you go? I would love to go China/Japan their custom and culture are so strong and some of the mayor crafts manufacturer are in China and japan...and that means that lots of crafty goodies!!!!

When did you first start crafting?  I've been crafting since I was 6 years old, I have always love colored pencils, crayons, paints, markers I used to spend hours painting and playing with all of my colors..... my favorite Christmas present from all time has been markers I remember that one of my aunt who lived in USA always ask what to bring when she was coming to visit.....and I have always asked for colored pencils and markers!  My fascination for color grew so much as I was growing up, that I started my own colored pencils and markers collection.

In 1994 I bought my first Rubber stamps and was introduced to this amazing world of stamps and that meant more options to color and try new things ; my obsession began!! along came scrapbooking and my dreams of becoming a Cardmaker and Crafter took its own. Today I had been blessed with the honor of working for some of manufacturer and great crafter along the way.  I am so thankful for my life, family and my handsome boy and so bless with this gift of crafting.

Any words to our readers? To always follow your dreams and put your heart in all that you do!! 

Sally

SALLY LYNN MACDONALD, CT

What's your favorite food?  I’ve recently changed my entire lifestyle in order to lose weight and be healthy – so this is a loaded question!  I guess I would say anything that is good for me.  I don’t really think of food in terms of anything but fuel these days.

What are three things you can’t live without? Home, Family, Community --  these things are my life.  I love my community of Sandy Hook, Connecticut.  At times of love and times of tragedy these three things will carry you through.

If you can go anywhere in the world, where would you go?  Paris, France.  I would love to visit the Musee d’Orsay again and stroll through the city with my husband, with a camera and sketchbook in my bag.

When did you first start crafting?   I never thought I was creative in any respect until I got my first rubber stamps.  Now creativity; paints, inks, markers are a part of my soul as immutable as my DNA.

Any words to our readers?  This is one of my favorite quotes.  It is more appropriate now than ever before as we work to heal our community. 

 “When our eyes see our hands doing the work of our hearts, the circle of Creation is completed inside us, the doors of our souls fly open, and love steps forth to heal everything in sight.”  -- Michael Bridge

SwarupSWARUP M, IL

What's your favorite food?  I love food that has been freshly prepared. as far as picking a favorite goes, I am currently leaning towards Thai Panang curry.

What are three things you can’t live without? A tiny little silver idol of Lord Ganesha ( he is considered to be the remover of obstacles) which has been given to me by my husband,

My camera and  watercolor travel bag- a small 4x6 bag containing the basics of watercolor sketching. And of course my lip gloss!

If you can go anywhere in the world, where would you go?  This is such a tough one!, I have so many places on my wish list , it would be hard to pick one! .....I love the mountains, and have been  longing to go and see the rooftop of the world - Ladakh

When did you first start crafting? i have been crafting since I was a little girl, i would almost always be found coloring ,cutting and pasting even when I was actually supposed to have been completing math homework!. My immediate source of inspiration was my mother who used to sew a lot, even crochet, and embroider in her free time. I remember I would love to sit by her side and watch her create beautiful little pieces of art with her hands!

I started crafting seriously on a more professional level 12 years back when I started scrapbooking for others , I  have since then moved on to cardmaking and mixed media. I enjoy watercolors the most.

Any words to our readers?  I am so happy to be here and consider it a privilege to be associated with Faber Castell and am looking forward to sharing with you all some really colorful projects using their Design Memory Craft products.

 Do join me in my creative journey!

VivianVIVIAN KEH, NV

What's your favorite food? It's a tie between my momma's traditional Korean foods and my chefly husband's international repertoire of recipes.

What are three things you can’t live without?  Oh that's not easy.  On a day to day basis?  Abundant daily hugs, fresh air, my furry companions/collaborators.  

If you can go anywhere in the world, where would you go?  Gosh, thanks to an older brother in international relations, I travelled quite a bit from my early teens straight through college.  At this point in my life, I'm quite content to be exactly where I am, at home.  A few countries on my bucket list - Spain, France, Thailand.

When did you first start crafting?  As a kid, I had a crafting table set up in the corner of our TV room, and I'd spend hours there quietly doodling.  As I got older, that evolved into various media - pastels, acrylics, oils.  These days, I spend a lot of my time with papercraft.  I'm also very excited about mixing the media to create organic, grungy effects.  For about the last 5 years, I've also been a huge fan of watercolor - it's luminous qualities, the way color mixes and spreads on the page, and the challenges unique to this medium.

Any words to our readers?  I'm really looking forward to visiting with you here over the next few months and getting to know this audience better.  I will do my best to provide you with some great inspirations and fuel your crafty mojo with techniques that you can easily incorporate into your crafty toolbox!

YvonneYVONNE YAM, Singapore

What's your favorite food?  This one is tough since I really enjoy eating. *LOL* Top on my list is Japanese cuisine. I love the sweetness of sashimi and the beautiful presentation of Japanese food.

What are three things you can’t live without? Family and friends, sunglasses and water.

If you can go anywhere in the world, where would you go? Egypt. I find ancient civilization mysterious and intriguing.

When did you first start crafting?  I starting crafting seriously in 2009 after I started blogging to play along with online challenges.

Any words to our readers?   Playing with mediums is a really fun way to create unique backgrounds. I have made some regrettable craft supply purchases but my mediums like paint, watercolour pencils and crayons are my best investments to date.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Altered Canvas with Rita

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Hey there bloggers Rita Barakat here with an altered canvas today!

Today I am working with the new PITT® Artist Pens from the Subtle Tones collection.

Using shades of grey I also pulled PITT® Artist Pens from the Nuetrals collection. Stampers big brush #232 Cold Grey III *also from the new Subtle tones collection & #273 from the Nuetral collection.

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I used a stencil and drew  with my PITT® Artist Pens, sometimes I overlapped the first markings."
When all was in place I grabbed my Earl Grey  and Black 
Gelato® from the Nuetral collection. Instead of drawing on my paper I used a wet paint brush and took the color directly from the Gelatos ® so I could control the intensity and shading of my piece.

I used the same techniques with reds for the wings. (Red Cherry Gelato ®, PITT® Artist Pens, the  Red collection.)

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I used the Stampers Big Brush Pens to color my background. ( The paper- Pink Paislee, is already embossed.) Add a little glitter and assemble!

 

Supplies: 

Gelatos ® Red Collection

Gelatos ® Neutrals Collection

Stamper's Big Brush Neutrals Collection

PITT ® Artist Pens: Subtle Tones

 

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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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Melted Backgrounds and Accents with Paper Crafter Crayons™

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As soon as I laid eyes on the beautiful colors of the Paper Crafter Crayons™, I just knew I wanted to try a new technique!  Each card today began with a simple melted background.

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To create the backgrounds, color directly onto a hot mini craft iron (I found mine in the wearable arts section of my local craft store) using Paper Crafter Crayons™.  The color melts onto the iron and as you swipe the iron across your paper, the color transfers to the paper. I used glossy cardstock which allowed the melted color to move easily across the page.  Start with your lightest colors and add in your darker colors.  Try patting the paper with the iron for unique effects or swirl the iron across the page.   The wax dries quickly and has a beautiful shine! 

Once your backgrounds are complete (and trust me, you are going want to make lots- it’s sooo fun), here are a few ways to use them on your cards.

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DIE CUT NEGATIVES-  Arrange your die cuts onto white cardstock and cut.  Instead of using the individual butterflies, use the piece they were cut from (negative).  Layer this piece of cardstock on top of your melted background using dimensional adhesive.  NOTE: This technique/card is 100% inspired by THIS amazing card by Dina Kowal.

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CUT A SHAPE- Die cut your melted background using a simple shape and layer it onto your card.  All you need is a bit of ribbon and a sentiment and you’re done! 

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 EMBOSS- Insert your melted background into an embossing folder.  Once embossed, gently sand the raised portions revealing the white cardstock beneath.

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DIE CUT AN IMAGE- Die cut an image from your melted background.  By using a Spellbinders die that embosses the outer edges of the image, some of the melted wax background is removed, revealing a nice white border around the image.

 

Hugs and Happy Stamping… and Melting! J

Jill 

 Supplies

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft:

Paper Crafter Crayons™ (Red/Yellow and Blue/Green packs)

Stamper’s Big Brush Pen (199 Black)

Penny Black Stamps: 

3177F The Journey, 3393D Tiniest

30-026 Tiny Wishes, 30-113 Petal Party

Other:

  Embossing Folders (Sizzix, Cuttlebug), Spellbinders Die Cuts (Foliage, Labels 11, Butterflies Two), Tim Holtz Alterations Die (Stylized Labels), glossy paper, colored cardstock, button, twine, ribbon, pearls

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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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Mini Canvas!

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Hi All, Kim Dellow here with my last make as a guest designer for Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft®. It has been great fun sharing with you guys here on the Design Memory Craft® blog so thank you for having me along and for all your lovely comments.

My make today is a homely Holiday Season inspired altered mini-canvas measuring 10 cm by 10 cm.

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I started adding colour to the canvas surface and edges with the Stamper’s Big Brush Pen Light Flesh 132 directly on the canvas, then quickly blended with some Cut N’ Dry foam to soften the look. 

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 I kept adding the colour until I was happy with the look then I glued on a couple of torn pieces of old book pages. When the pages were dried I added a bit more colour this time with the Stamper’s Big Brush Pen Cobalt Turquoise 153.

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I then added a bit of texture using the Acrylic paint and PVA Crackle Technique  and once the crackle layer was dry I added a touch more colour with the Stamper’s Big Brush Cobalt Turquoise 153 and Light Flesh 132 pens.

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The next stage is to add a little bit of stamping to the corners. The stamp from the Mix & Match Gelatos® Color & Clear Stamp Blue set is perfect as you can ink it directly with the Stamper’s Big Brush Pen Cobalt Turquoise 153 and then curve the stamp around the edge of the canvas if you don’t put it on a stamping block to stamp.

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To make the focal point of the canvas I cut out a heart shape and used the Ivory 103 Stamper’s Big Brush Pen on the Cut N’ Dry foam to add colour to the edges and then ran the PITT® Artist Pen with Brush Nib Light Flesh 132 along the edges. I lightly curved the heart before sticking it to the canvas with Golden Heavy Gel Medium.

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The little houses were made from old book page collaged onto card and cut out. Before colouring with the Stamper’s Big Brush Pen Light Flesh 132 and PITT® Artist Pen with Brush Nib Light Flesh 132 I covered the shapes with the Stamper’s Big White Pen 101.

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Finally the ‘Home’ sentiment was cut using Tim Holtz Alphabetical dies from card that I had first stamped in Stamper’s Big Brush Pen Cobalt Turquoise 153 then covered with the pen to make the patterned card.

There you have it, a little piece of home for the holidays!

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Thanks for popping by.

Kim

 

Supply List:

Stamper’s Big Brush Pen Cobalt Turquoise 153

Stamper’s Big Brush Pen Light Flesh 132

Stamper’s Big Brush Pen ivory 103

Stamper’s Big White Pen 101

PITT® Artist Pen with Brush Nib Light Flesh 132

Stamp from the Mix & Match GelatosTM Color & Clear Stamp Blue set

Mini-Canvas (10cm x 10cm)

Card

Old book pages

Ranger Inkssentials Cut N’ Dry foam

Tim Holtz Alterations Alphabetical Die

Golden Heavy Gel Medium

White acrylic paint

PVA glue

Die-cutting machine

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 TwitterFacebook and Pinterest. So drop by and say ‘hello’ when you have a moment.

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Kathy Peterson inspired DIY Christmas Wreath

Kathy Peterson Inspired Christmas Wreath

Merry Christmas!  We hope you enjoy our last holiday post of the year.

You know those crafts that look like it took hours to make?  Well, sometimes you don't have to spend hours on something to make it look good.  Here's  the wonderful Kathy Peterson's take on an easy DIY Wreath (this is such a great idea for Valentines Day!)

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Step 1.

Randomly "doodle" circles and swirls on each filter.  NOTE:  It is easier to doodle on the filters if you leave them stacked.

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Step 2.

Fold filters gently in half (without creasing the filter) then scrunch to form a flower shape.  Tuck each filter in between the grapevines to secure.  Use a butter knife to tuck filters in tighter gaps on the wreath.   

It's really that easy!  Stay inspired!  www.KathyPeterson.com

Supplies:

Stamper's Big Brush Pen Scarlet Red

Coffee filters

 

  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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Merry Christmas!!

Merry Christmas sweet friends!

Katarina here with todays blogpost. Sadly it´s also my last blog post as a guest designer at *Design *memory* Craft.

Today Im sharing with you all a cute tag that I did the other day, its a quick and fun way to add some  fun colour to your Christmas Presents. and it takes only a couple of minutes to make.

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To make this fun tag I´ve used the Bandana Card Technique.

I started by stamping my favourite Christmas stamps on to a regular white Manilla Tag. and after that I inked it all up by using my favourite Gelatos® and rubbing the colour in to the tag using a regular kitchen sponge. 

And as a final touch I added white highlights using the  PITT®  Stamper´s Big Brush Artist pen.

 Materials used: 

Gelato® Butterscotch, Red Cherry, Boysenberry,

Stamper's Big White Pen

 

With this Tag I would like to say Thank you for the opportunity to be a guest designer here at *Design *Memory *Craft, it has been a wonderful experience, and I would like to wish you all a Happy Holiday!

Thank you!
//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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Art from the Heart with Design Memory Craft

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I really have enjoyed being able to create blog posts for Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft. It has given me a chance to take a little time from my hectic schedule and to sit down, reflect inside myself and to create {ART} for me. It has been wonderful! Often when my emotions are affecting me, whether I feel sad, happy, upset, tired, or scared…. I turn to art. I always have turned to art because I find it to be very healing for my heart, body, mind, and soul. 

This week I took out a piece of texture cuts wood sheet from Stampin’ Up! Inc.  and some of my favorite Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft supplies and poured my heart out! I started by lightly drawing the outline of a face on to the sheet with a pencil. Because I was working on wood I could have put a base coat on it first, but I wanted the beautiful colors of the Gelatos® to seep through the grain of the wood when I used water with it. This creates a neat effect.

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I then used Gelatos® to start to put a base down on the face and the hair.

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Using  Gelatos® , I built up my color, using my lighter or whiter colors on the higher areas like the bridge of the nose and the forehead. At this time I also used a PITT® Pastel Pencils: NEUTRALS (#770182) to start building up the structure of the nose and the eyes.

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Using  Gelatos® I continued to play with the color of the piece. 

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I actually used  Paper Crafter Crayons™, Gelatos®, Artist Pens & Stamper's Big Brush Pens with this piece because they all preform different functions and create a totally different look and effect that looks really good when used together.

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For the lettering I created a shadowing by using the light grey Stamper's Big Brush Pens around my words. And no words can explain how I feel about the  Stamper's Big White Pen (#770013). Everyone one needs one of these! 

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And before I go…… I had to share with you my festive snowman! 

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Instead of snow , this guy was made out of Gelatos® and he was SO much fun to build!!!!

I hope that you all have a very safe and a very MERRY CHRISTMAS & BEAUTIFUL NEW YEAR!

Hugs,

Susan K. Weckesser

 

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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Gelatos® Butterflies

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Hi All!  Today is my last day as a guest designer, so I thought I would use the product I love the most – Gelatos®! 

I used blue and green metallic Gelatos® for the butterflies and the background.  It’s very shimmery.  Here is a look at the finished card. 

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

 

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First, I heat embossed my butterflies using black embossing powder.  Next, I colored them with the blue metallic Gelato®, using my finger to smear the color all over the butterfly.

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For the background, I colored both the green and blue metallic Gelatos® along the edge, blending them with my finger.

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I dry embossed a piece of white cardstock, punched out the sentiment, and tied it all together with some black embroidery thread.  I applied a glue dot to the center of each butterfly to adhere it to the card. 

Thanks so much for visiting my post!  And thank you to Faber Castell Design Memory Craft for allowing me to showcase their products – it was an honor! 

To see more of my cards and videos, visit my blog.  

Supplies:

  • Gelatos®, blue and green metallic
  • Stamper’s Big Brush Pen, May Green
  • Hero Arts Traditional Butterfly Stamp
  • Stampin’ Up! Four Frames Stamp Set & Decorative Label Punch
  • Stampin’ Up! Fabulous Phrases Stamp Set
  • Sizzix Embossing Folder, Argyle and Lines
  • Neenah Solar White Cardstock
  • Memento Black Tuxedo Ink
  • Black Embossing Powder and Versamark Ink
  • Black Embroidery Thread

 

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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Lawn Fawn Blog Hop Winners

The winner of our blog hop is JessicaS!  Please email your mailing address to naoko@fabercastell.com.  Thanks!  

Don't forget to visit Lawn Fawn's blog for their winner!  

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Joy - Mixed Media Canvas

Joy mixed media canvas by Daniela Dobson

Hello, Daniela Dobson here with my last post as a Guest Designer.  This was such a wonderful opportunity to design with a fabulous company and products!

I have been admiring the glittery reindeer silhouettes lately and wanted to create one for myself. If you remember my first canvas, that I created not that long ago. That one is looking a little lonely on my mantel and it needs a friend.

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1. Cover the canvas with patterned paper and white Gesso. 

2. Add  Pistacio, Lime, Green Tea and Speramint Gelatos™  to the edges of the canvas and blend using water and a brush.

3. Add ink using Stamper’s Big Brush Pen Nougat (BB#178) to the back of a rubber stamp and stamp randomly on the canvas. Add washi tape and more white paint. Add Lemon and Cotton Candy Gelatos™  to the center of the canvas and blend using your fingers. Add dots using Stamper's Big White Pen (BB#101). 

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4. String various tags on twine and secure behind the canvas. Tie a bow at each end. Add a flair button to one of the tags.

Step 4 by Daniela Dobson

5. Cut reindeer silhouette from double sided adhesive and adhere to the canvas. Add glitter. 

Joy mixed media canvas close 2 by Daniela Dobson

6. Cut a snowflake from double sided adhesive, add glitter, and adhere to the banner. 

Joy mixed media canvas close by Daniela Dobson

7. Color wood veneer heart using Stamper's Big Brush Pen: Deep Scarlet Red (BB#219) and adhere to the tag. Add sequins.

Thanks so much for stopping by today. If you visit my blog I have a wonderful Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft giveaway for one lucky reader.

Daniela

 

Supplies list:

Color Gelatos 4ct - GREEN

Color Gelatos 4ct - YELLOW 

Metallic Gelatos: METALLIC

Mixed Media Sampler: GREEN - Cotton Candy Gelatos

Stamper's Big Brush Pen: NOUGAT (BB#178)

Stamper's Big White Pen (BB#101)

Stamper's Big Brush Pen: SCARLET RED (BB#219) 

 

Other supplies:

Canvas 8 x 10

Therm O Web Adhesive

Impression Obsession stamps (French Ledger, Honeycomb)

Echo Park patterned paper

Liquitex Acrylic Gesso 

Washi tape

Twine

Basic Grey die cut shapes and flair button

Sequins

Studio Calico wood veneer heart

Silhouette Cameo

Glitter

 

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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Holiday Blog Hop with Lawn Fawn

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Before we wrap up 2012, we’re having a blog hop with Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft! Hop with us for last minute Christmas inspirations!

We’re also giving away some amazing prizes: Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft and Lawn Fawn will each be giving away $30 in product.

The hop will be open until noon (EST) on Friday, 12/21.  The winners will be announced on our blogs at 4pm on Friday, 12/21.  Here’s how you can win:

  1.  Stop by Lawn Fawn’s blog and Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft’s blog through 12/17- 12/21 (each blog will release 1 post/day) and leave a comment on each.  This way, we’ll know you were there. 
  2. Take your time and have fun!
  3. Want an extra chance to win?  Follow and tweet us at @DesignMemCraft for a chance to enter in our daily drawing!
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TiffprofileTiffany 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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Lawn fawn blog hop

Before we wrap up 2012, we’re having a blog hop with Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft! Hop with us for last minute Christmas inspirations!

 We’re also giving away some amazing prizes: Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft and Lawn Fawn will be each giving away $30 in product.

 The hop will be open until noon (EST) on Friday, 12/21.  The winners will be announced on our blogs at 4pm on Friday, 12/21.  Here’s how you can win:

  1.  Stop by Lawn Fawn’s blog and Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft’s blog through 12/17- 12/21 (each blog will release 1 post/day) and leave a comment on each.  This way, we’ll know you were there. 
  2. Take your time and have fun!
  3. Want an extra chance to win?  Follow and tweet us at @DesignMemCraft for a chance to enter in our daily drawing!

Hi everyone, Mou here with my project for the Faber Sastell-Lawn Fawn blog hop!

I made a shadow box...

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Using products from Faber Castell Design Memory Craft and Lawn Fawn out of a used up cardboard tea box. 

Let me explain the steps to you.

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1. Use Stamper's Big Brush Pen BLACK (#770012) to stamp lights, stockings, fireplace, fire log, letter, and cookie plate on watercolor paper.

2. Color the stamped images with the Stamper's Big Brush Pens listed above.

3. Cut the images out with scissors.

4. Layer the fireplace, fire log, stockings, cookie plate and letter as shown using pop dots to create a scene.

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5. Cut part of the tea box out with scissors to reduce its depth.

6. Cover inner and outer surfaces of the box with papers from the Fa-la-la petite paper pack 6x6.

 

 

7. Use more pop dots to attach the fireplace scene in front of the box.

8. Cut small diamonds out of watercolor paper and fold them in halves to create pennants.

9. Stamp words like 'cozy', 'merry', and 'bright' on the banners and color with Stamper's Big Brush Pens.

10. Pass a piece of string through the folded pennants to make a banner. Attach to shadow box above the fireplace with adhesive.

11. Attach the Christmas lights above the banner to complete the scene.

Hope you enjoyed today's project and Happy Holidays to you!

Supplies:

Faber Castell Design Memory Craft Stamper's Big Brush Pen:

1. BLACK (#770012)

2. CHROME YELLOW (#770004)

3. COLD GREY III (#770011)

4. LIGHT BLUE (#770007) 

5. CHROME GREEN (#770006)

6. WARM GREY IV 273* and WALNUT BROWN 177* from 3 ct. NEUTRAL (#770054)  

7. LEAF GREEN 112* from Mixed Media Sampler: GREEN (#770232)

8. SCARLET RED 118* from 3 ct. RED (#770050)

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1. Cozy Christmas stamp set

2. Fa-la-la petite paper pack 6x6

And also some watercolor paper, scissors, string, and 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. She currently collaborates with 7 Gypsies, Anna Griffin, Glitz Design and October Afternoon. 



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Holiday Blog Hop with Lawn Fawn

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Before we wrap up 2012, we’re having a blog hop with Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft! Hop with us for last minute Christmas inspirations!

We’re also giving away some amazing prizes: Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft and Lawn Fawn will be giving away $30 in product ($60 total).

The hop will be open until noon (EST) on Friday, 12/21.  The winners will be announced on our blogs at 4pm on Friday, 12/21.  Here’s how you can win:

  1.  Stop by Lawn Fawn’s blog and Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft’s blog through 12/17- 12/21 (each blog will release 1 post/day) and leave a comment on each.  This way, we’ll know you were there. 
  2. Take your time and have fun!
  3. Want an extra chance to win?  Follow and tweet us at @DesignMemCraft for a chance to enter in our daily drawing!
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Today we have two crafts from designer Collen McGinty.  Wouldn't this adorable box would make a great candy box for the holidays?

Here's how to make it:

1.  Cover a paper mache’ box with Fawn Lawn paper. Stamp along the side of the lid of the box “have a sweet Christmas” and 2 tree shapes with  Lawn Fawn stamps and Pitt Artist Pen in Black 199, cut out the tree shapes.

2.  Use the Fawn Lawn paper to create a folded circle design for the top of the box, use a leaf punch to punch a design.

3.  Adhere to the top of the box. Make a ruffle flower with burlap ribbon adhere to the ruffle paper design.

4.  Add a large bottle cap to the center of the burlap flower line the inside with the scrapbook paper.

5.  Use pop dots to adhere the trees you stamped in the center of the bottle cap.

6.  Add gold glitter glue at highlight your design. Fill with a small gift or candy.

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1.  Trace a bird & wing shape. Use a textured rubbing plate with Design Memory Craft Paper Crafter Crayons in red to color in the bird, turquoise on the wings and outline both in Pitt Artist Metallic Pen Silver 251.

2.  Use the Lawn Fawn “Sweet Christmas” heart stamp on the wings using the Stampers Big Brush Pen, deep scarlet red 219, color in the stamped heart with Pitt Artist Pen Ruby Metallic 290.

3.  Cut the Lawn Fawn paper to fit the card, adhere. Punch holes for the twine, stamp the “have a sweet Christmas” Lawn Fawn stamps across the bottom of the card with black 199, Use the Stampers Big Brush Pen in cobalt  green 156 and the lawn fawn star stamps to create a starry background for the bird, color in the stars with Pitt Artist Pen in silver 251.

4.  Use pop dots to adhere the bird and wings, cut a small branch for the birds beak, outline the card stock in silver circles trim, add the star rhinestones, thread the twine through the holes and tie in a bow.

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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December 'Take the Challenge' Winners!

The december 'Take the Challenge' winners are...Isha Gupta and JPScraps!

Congratulations!  Please send your mailing address to naoko@fabercastell.com.  

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Holiday Blog Hop with Lawn Fawn

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Blog hop Day 2!

This week we're doing a blog hop with Lawn Fawn.  We're so excited to show you all of the amazing crafts that were created for this hop!

We’re also giving away some amazing prizes: Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft and Lawn Fawn will each be giving away $30 in product!

The hop will be open until noon (EST) on Friday, 12/21.  The winners will be announced on our blogs at 4pm on Friday, 12/21.  Here’s how you can win:

  1.  Stop by Lawn Fawn’s blog and Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft’s blog through 12/17- 12/21 (each blog will release 1 post/day) and leave a comment on each.  This way, we’ll know you were there. 
  2. Take your time and have fun!
  3. Want an extra chance to win?  Follow and tweet us at @DesignMemCraft for a chance to enter in our daily drawing!

Hi!  Jen Matott here to continue our blog hop with Lawn Fawn! I have a fun project to share using Lawn Fawn papers, bling, stamps and Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft products...

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For this holiday tag, I used chipboard and felt shapes and layered them to create a fun and unique way to decorate a package!  The papers have adorable holiday and winter themed patterns and bold colors which coordinate well with Faber-Castell's Design Memory Craft's Mix and Match lines.  I used the Stamper's Big Brush Pens to stamp with.

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The India ink gives crisp images on any porous surface!  I stamped on felt, paper,  and canvas here!

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Look how opaque the black ink is!  I gives great contrast with the natural colored canvas!  The Stamper's Big Brush Pens are all India ink and that means they are permanent when dry, lightfast, and rich in color!

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Here you can see the little trees stamped with colored ink.  I used Scarlet Red, Chrome Green, and Cobalt Blue.

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I stamped the sentiment on a strip of paper (the white of the back of the patterned papers) and cut it to look like ribbon.  I also added lots of bling to the tree and distressed the edges to show off the white core. I love this tag and hope the recipient loves it too!

Supplies:

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Stamper's Big Brush Pens:  Black, Scarlet Red, Cobalt Blue, and Chrome Green

Lawn Fawn stamps, papers, bling

Basically Bare chipboard, canvas, felt pieces

Tag: Ranger

Helmar Adhesives: 450 Quick Dry Adhesive

May Arts ribbon

 We’re also giving away some amazing prizes: Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft will be giving away $30 in product and Lawn Fawn will be giving $30. The hop will be open until noon (EST) on Friday, 12/21. The winners will be announced on our blogs at 4pm on Friday, 12/21.

Here’s how you can win:

1. Stop by Lawn Fawn’s blog and Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft’s blog through 12/17- 12/21 (each blog will release 1 post/day) and leave a comment on each. This way, we’ll know you were there.

2. Take your time and have fun!

3. Want an extra chance to win? Follow and tweet us at @DesignMemCraft for a chance to enter in our daily drawing!

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Holiday Blog Hop with Lawn Fawn

Lawn fawn blog hop

 

Before we wrap up 2012, we’re having a blog hop with Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft! Hop with us for last minute Christmas inspirations!

We’re also giving away some amazing prizes: Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft will be giving away $30 in product and Lawn Fawn will be giving $30.

The hop will be open until noon (EST) on Friday, 12/21.  The winners will be announced on our blogs at 4pm on Friday, 12/21.  Here’s how you can win:

  1.  Stop by Lawn Fawn’s blog and Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft’s blog through 12/17- 12/21 (each blog will release 1 post/day) and leave a comment on each.  This way, we’ll know you were there. 
  2. Take your time and have fun!
  3. Want an extra chance to win?  Follow and tweet us at @DesignMemCraft for a chance to enter in our daily drawing!

 

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Hey bloggers Rita Barakat here!

Today Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® and  Lawn Fawn are having a blog hop! I  got to work with Lawn Fawns Making Frosty Friends stamps and the Fa La La Petite paper pack. The bow and the background paper for my tag was from the paper pack.

I had lots of fun coloring the peices with PITT® Artist Pens and Stamper’s Big Brush Pens.

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PITT® Artist Pens are perfect to get those hard to color tiny spaces! The molted background look on my tag is achieved by misting the paper, drawing on a craft mat with Big Stampers Brush Pen, mist the color and wipe it up with the tag!

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Did you notice the colors on the top of the broom? Those are the new subtle tones PITT® Artist Pens! #270 and #132.

Other colors used : From the red collection #121 Pale Geranium Lake, from the green collection #112 Leaf Green, #167 Permanent Green Olive, #156 Cobalt Green, from the blue collection  #154, #110

PITT© artist pen big brush #156 Cobalt Green, #146 Smalt Blue?

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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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.:It´s the most beautiful time of the year:.

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Hi there!
It´s Katarina here with todays blogpost.

Today Im going to share with you an easy to make envelope fo those gift certificates you want to give your loved ones on Christmas.

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To make this envelope I have used one Kraft envelope , and some lovely Christmas patterned papers.

I also added some tags, a chipboard from MME  and a French paper doily to make it a bit more festive.

As the final decoration I added a seam binding ribbon, that I dyed red with the Stamper's Big Brush Pen, Gelato® Red Cherry, and Gelato® chocolate.

Its a really easy way to enhance your projects, to colour it up with some Gelatos®, and the Stamper's Big Brush Pens, Its quick and you get just the right colour every time :)

Have a great Crafty day!
//Katarina

 

Materials used:
Stamper's Big Brush Pen

Gelato® Red Cherry 

Gelato ® chocolate 

 

other : 
Kraft envelope-Maya Road
 

Patterned paper-October afternoon, K&Company, 

Chipboard-MME

Martha Stewart- Snowflake punch 

Vellum

 KatarinaKatarina 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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Adore Layout

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Hello crafters!!

I would like to thank you all for supporting my work through my Guest Design Team Term with Faber Castell Design Memory Craft, it has been an absolute blast!

This is my last post of my term however I am so thankful to have had such an incredible opportunity to design with such a fabulous company!!

I received the Paper Crafter Crayons the other day in my DT package and I couldn’t wait to get playing!! I have to tell you guys, the crayons are like silk! I couldn’t get enough of them and I was amazed at the amount of pigment that are in them!

Here is the layout I created for today’s project:

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Take your paper Crafter Crayons of your choice.  I used the Blue/Green set #770521.  

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Take 12x12 piece of patterned or white cardstock and are you ready??? Scribble on one side of the page as shown in photo using 4 colors of your choice.  I promise it will feel like being in grade 2 again! Free like a bird! 

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With a white eraser create a heart shape by erasing the crayon as shown in photo. 

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Create a layout on the page using your new image as the background as shown in photo.

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial!

Many hugs!

Limor Webber

  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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Butterflies with Stamper's Big Brush Pens

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Hi All, Kim Dellow here today with another tag to show you with some stamping and the Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® Stamper’s Big Brush pens. 

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So shall we get started with a splash of colour? I’ve cut a tag shape from card and stamped the swirls in Versamark ink and clear embossed. Then I added the colour directly on the tag and over the embossing with the Cobalt Turquoise 153 Stamper’s Big Brush Pen. The Stamper’s Big Brush pens are great for this as the large brush does mean you can cover large areas.

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 I stamped a little bit of texture over the embossed swirls with the Archival ink pad and the texture stamp, then I removed the embossing by covering the tag with a piece of spare paper and ironing over the top to melt the embossing onto the paper.

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Next, I stamped the sentiment onto some spare card with torn edges and ran the Cold grey I 230 Stamper’s Big Brush Pen along the rough edges to add more definition to the sentiment. After adding the brads, I stuck the sentiment to the card tag with some silicon glue. 

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The butterfly was stamped on, then cut out from, spare card and coloured with the Stamper’s Big Brush Pens using both the Cold Grey I 230 and the Cobalt Turquoise 153. I shaped the butterfly around a paint brush and stuck it to the tag then set the eyelet at the top of the tag to finish. 

Thanks for popping by.

Kim

 

Supply List:

Cobalt Turquoise 153 Stamper’s Big Brush Pen

Cold Grey I 230 Stamper’s Big Brush Pen

Archival Ink Pad Jet Black

Versamark Ink Pad

Clear embossing powder

Card

Butterfly Stamp – (IndigoBlu)

Swirl Stamps – (Whimsy Elegant Flourish)

Texture Stamp – (Kaisercraft Clear Stamp - Checker Plate)

Sentiment Stamp – (Unity)

Eyelet setter and eyelet

Brads

Heat tool

Craft iron

Paper

Silicon glue

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 TwitterFacebook and Pinterest. So drop by and say ‘hello’ when you have a moment.

 

 

 

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Acrylic and Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft

  
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Hey bloggers Rita Barakat here! I can't help but get excited when I see these beautiful rich colors! As soon as I saw this paper I had to use it for the cover of this mini album. I loved the colors so much I painted the title to match!
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The title is acrylic. 
I dry embossed it, added gesso, then added color with Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® Guava, Metallic Melon and Chocolate Gelatos® and a dry sponge to blend the color. On top and on the edges I used a black Stampers Big Brush.  
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The brown felt are rub ons.

I used cream acrylic paint on the edges & splattered it on the album.  I brushed gold paint randomly on the inside of the acrylic cover.
I plan to use this album to record all the blessings our family has experienced through
the years - I think it will make a great conversation piece!
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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 Swirlydoos'

Welcome to Swirlydoos' December Kit Reveal Blog Hop Block Party!!

 If you came here from Miranda's blog, then you are on the right track.  If not, go back to Swirlydoos' blog and start from there.  We have some amazing projects for you to see today !!  We have 3 manufacturers hopping and 3 designers from Webster's pages!!!  Also, as an extra special twist, 2 of our designers are hiding secret prize on their blog!!!!!  Make sure to leave a comment on all of the blogs for a chance to win!!! 

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One of our designers, Colleen McGinty made this wonderful layout.  Here's how she made this:

1.  Start with a plain cardboard square.  Glue scrapbook paper and lacepaper on top of it.  Set aside.

2.  Cut a cardboard piece into a circle and glue half a circle of scrapbook paper onto it.  

3.  Take a Green Tea Gelato ® and randomly color the edges of the scrapbook paper and the cardboard.  For a gentle effect, blend the color with a wet paintbrush.  Let dry.  

4.  Take some fabric flowers and a chipboard embelishment (she used a butterfly) and color it in with your favorite Gelatos.  Blend with a wet paintbrush and let dry.

5.  Now the fun part- glue all the parts together!  Take the circle and glue it in the middle of the cardbboard square.  Glue the twin flowers and fabric flowers onto the circle.  Embellish with lace flowers and stickers.  Enjoy!

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You have until midnight, eastern time, on Friday, 12/14 to complete the hop. Winners will be announced on the Swirlydoos Blog on Saturday 12/15.  In order to qualify to win here is what you need to do:
1: Visit all of the blogs and leave a comment on each. This way we know you were there. Become a follower if you're not already. Take your time. There are REALLY beautiful things to see along the way.
2: Before you leave each blog, look for the “special” words and write it down.
Once you have visited all the blogs and collected all the special words, they will create a sentence.
3: Finally, go back to the Swirlydoos blog and leave a comment letting us know how much fun you had, tell us the sentence that was created with all of the special words you collected.    Can't wait to hear from you.

 
My special word is : WISDOM

The party continues over at Lynne's blog (http://lynneforsythe.blogspot.com/).  Have fun!

 

Here is the order and blog addresses.


Swirlydoos CLICK HERE

Lisa G - CLICK HERE

Miranda - Click Here

Faber-Castell - CLICK HERE

Lynne - CLICK HERE

Prima Educators - CLICK HERE

Heidi - CLICK HERE

Iris Babao Uy (Webster's Pages) - CLICK HERE

Gabrielle Pollacco (Webster's Pages) - CLICK HERE

Jazz Lee (Webster's Pages) - CLICK HERE

Lisa V - CLICK HERE

Rae MosesClick Here

Angelica - CLICK HERE

Paulien - CLICK HERE

LuminArte - CLICK HERE

Vicky - CLICK HERE

Back to Swirlydoos!!

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Believe You are Good Enough: 2013

I made a little piece of art today, a reminder really for the upcoming year 2013.  You can be your own cheerleader!  Simply start with the word BELIEVE and go from there.  What do you need to believe about yourself in 2013?  
The project came together quite quickly using several different products from  Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft®.  I used my supply of Stamper’s Big Brush Pens for most of the work, because I find with a little bit of color, it can go a long way with water!
To make the most with your Stamper's Big Brush Pens, grab some water in a bowl or spray bottle along with your canvas and a paper towel.  Because you have some drying time with the watered down India Ink, you can pick up color here and there to get some cool effects!
GET OUT YOUR STAMPS!  And after you have the background effect you want, take some larger stamps and use your pens to apply stamped images on your canvas, then smudge them with your finger and more water.

Step 1:  Wet canvas with water, apply Gelatos and smudge color with your fingers.   Let dry.
Step 2:  Use Stamper's Big Brush Pens to apply lines of color, spritz with water, then tilt canvas on its side and let color run.  Repeat with different colors until you get the desired look.  With paper towel, pick up color here and there.

Step 3:  Apply main color around edges (I chose yellow) by coloring lines and larger areas (like 2 x 2 inches) and then working in the color with water and your fingers. Let dry.

Step 4:  Use background stamps and your Stamper's Big Brush Pens to make abstract color blocks (see red corner upper left and bottom right where I used stamps).  Let dry.
Step 5:  Hand write a word across the canvas with the Stamper's Big Brush Pens.  Also use the pens to color wood letters to canvas.  Hand write another word if needed.  Use Metallic PITT® Artist Pen (Green and Gold) to add more dimension and interest to your titles.  When your title is done, use your White Stamper's Big Brush Pen to highlight hand written letters and add white spots to the background.  I love how the white pen colors OVER other colors and can help you blend as well.  It can also help you correct mistakes!
Supplies
Stamper’s Big Brush Pens (May Green #170, Leaf Green #112, White #101, Cobalt Turquoise #153, Pale Geranium Lake #121, Dark Naples #184)
Metallic PITT® Artist Pen (Green #294, Gold #250) 
Gelatos® (Blue, Teal) 
Other:
Unity Stamp Company stamps (SMAK Kits)
Canvas 8x8
Wood Letters
Glue Gun
Spray Bottle
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.

Visit Lesley's personal blog for more information.


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Faux Emboss Technique

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Hello, it’s Tiffany here with a really quick and easy way to punch up those cards with a fun Faux Embossing Technique! All you need for this technique is the Design Memory Craft White Stamper’s PITT Pen, any shade of cardstock, a solid/silhouette stamp, and a matching Stamper’s Big White Pen.

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I used the following additional supplies for my card: ditto. stamp (PS0661), Lawn Fawn (Dewey Decimal Petite Paper Pack, Trimmings Hemp Twine, and smile sentiment stamp), May Arts White Twill Ribbon, Crop-a-dial, silver eyelet, Kaisercraft Pearls.

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First add ink to the stamp with the Stamper’s Big White Pen, stamp off onto the cardstock.

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Now, repeat on top of the white ink but with the colored Stamper’s Big Brush Marker. Make sure the ink color coordinates with the cardstock you’re using. You may need to use a stamp positioner for this process. I just remembered my placement by using a grid mat. 

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Repeat the pattern until entire piece of cardstock is covered! Now, you can use your work of art as a card front!

See how easy it is to execute this technique? I hope you try this one at home!

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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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Watercolor Cupcakes!

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Hi All!  I thought I would take a holiday break and make a birthday card.  All those December babies still need to be recognized:) 

I used the Art GRIP® Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils on the cupcakes.  So easy… just three pencils – blue, green, and brown.  Here is a look at the finished card.

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First, I stamped my cupcakes in Versafine Black Onyx ink and colored the shadow areas with the Art GRIP® Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils.

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Using an Aqua Painter, I just loosened up the color and blended it toward the white areas of the cupcake.

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For darker color, I let it dry and repeated the color application. 

I squirted some of my Ranger Ice Stickles onto my craft sheet and picked it up with a brush to apply it to the cupcake.  

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After creating this blue cupcake, I used the same technique to create two green ones.  I cut them each out and adhered them to the card base with foam adhesive.  The cupcake shadows were created using the same brown Art GRIP® Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils and an Aqua Painter.

Finally, I drew an outline using a black marker and my Blue Stamper’s Big Brush Pen.

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

Supplies:

  • Art GRIP® Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils:  #143, 163, 176
  • Stamper’s Big Brush Pen, Blue
  • Hero Arts Cupcakes Stamp Set
  • Stampin’ Up! Curly Cute Stamp Set (sentiment)
  • Neenah Solar White Cardstock
  • Versafine Black Onyx Ink
  • Stampin’ Up! Aqua Painter
  • Ranger Ice Stickles

 

  Darlene Darlene 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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Making Christmas Goodies

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In our Family we LOVE giving away homemade goodies to random people around our neighborhood at Christmas time. What has become part of that tradition is to bake some cookies and put them with a homemade craft of some sort. So I had fun using some wonderful Faber-Castell colors to do just that!

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I took a plastic acrylic sheet that already had a bit of a pattern on it. 

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I then used White Lightening stain & sealer to paint the ‘image’ of the snowman onto the plastic. While the stain was still wet I took white embossing powder and liberally sprinkled it all over the snow to give it texture.

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Using a heat gun I quickly dried the image. Hold it 2-3” above the image only for a few seconds. Don’t leave in one spot!

*NOTE: Do NOT hold the heat gun to close and too long to the plastic or else it will warp and melt! 

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To achieve a water color effect, I used the Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Stamper’s Big Brush Pen and a water brush. By lightly touching the tip of the pen the brush gets a bit of color.

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Using this water brush technique, I created my base color for my snowman. 

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I then used Faber-Castell’s Artist Pens to outline the drawing. I also added some whimsical lines and snowflakes. I had fun using complementary colors on this project because it makes the images stand out more and really makes it look fun.

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I then took the painted on plastic sheet, rolled it up and put it into a clear, plastic pail. I lined the inside with paper doilies and tied ribbons onto the handle. How cute it this. A quick & easy gift to give someone this Christmas! 

Have some colorful fun spreading some Christmas Cheer!

~Susan K. Weckesser

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Festive Tags

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Hello! Miae here to share some tags I’ve made for the upcoming holidays. They were simple to make with the help of my Faber Castell Design Memory Craft products. And I can use them to jazz up my gift wrapping.

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I knew I wanted to make several tags at once so I worked with a good sized canvas sheet.

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To prep and cover up the whole canvas quickly with color, I mixed Gelatos® with clear gesso. 

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I simply mixed directly onto my craft sheet with Gelatos® and clear gesso (no water).

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Here’s the covered canvas.

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I also used some Stamper’s Big Brush Pens along the edge of the canvas for variation and a bolder color.

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Next I cut out my tags.

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And then I used my Big Brush Pens to layer stamped images. I also used the Stamper’s Big White Pen to draw snow!

To finish off the tag, I did a bit of stitching, and added my trees. I covered some cardstock in foil tape (you can get it from a hardware store) and embossed using my Cuttlebug. Then I cut out triangles, layered, and topped them off with a bit of Snow Writer texturizing paste. Lastly I wrote my sentiment on Vellum using the Essential Pitt® Artist Pens.

Hope you enjoyed this post!

 

Supply List:

Gelatos® in Pistachio, Lime, Spearmint, and Blueberry

Stamper’s Big Brush Pens #167, 170, 153, 143, 1230, 101

Essential Pitt® Artist Pens S,M

Stamps: Recollections, Unity Stamp Co. made for Christy Tomlinson, and Canadian Maple

Cuttlebug machine and embossing folder

Miae

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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Freebie Friday!

The holidays are fast approaching, and we're absolutely loving every minute of it.  The theme for today's Freebie Friday is stocking stuffers!  

Three winners will receive Design Memory Craft stocking stuffers (MSRP $20).  This order will be shipped before the holidays.

Want a bigger prize?  Don't forget to check out our Pin it to Win it contest! 

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Paper Christmas Tree

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Merry Christmas! Kathy Peterson here.  This is a great project if  you have some leftover white scrapbook paper.  And if you have a small space, this little Christmas tree will make a festive statement!
Kathy Peterson inspired Scrapbook Paper Christmas Tree step 1
For this Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Mix & Match design team project, I gathered several Pitt Artist pens and randomly drew multi-color lines to create the tree fringe.  Then to add a bit more dimension to the tree, I stamped the lines using a contrasting color (black).
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Step 2:

This little tree used about 1 and a half pieces of 12×12 scrap paper.  When you have all your lines colored in, simply gauge the size of the strip to the size of the Styrofoam cone piece.  Once you have your strips cut to size, snip the edges almost to the top of strip using your scissors. Glue each strip to each cone and secure with stick pins if necessary.  Allow to dry then assemble the cones to create the tree.  If any bare space show, simply fill in with some more fringed paper strips and gems.

Stay inspired!  www.KathyPeterson.com

 

Supplies:

Supply List:

  • Pitt Artist Pen big brush Stampers pen (Black 199*** , Magenta 133*** & May Green 170***)
  • Pitt Artist Pen “s” (Magenta 133***)
  • scissors
  • white glue
  • stick pins
  • Faber-Castell stamp
  • Floral Craft Styrofoam Stack Tree
  • White scrapbook paper 12 x12
  • Gems in various colors


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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Christmas Box

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Hey bloggers Rita Barakat here! I had so much fun creating this project!  I got to use so many fun supplies!

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In addition to beautiful paper I added my own color using a PITT® Artist Pen fill in spaces of a foil border...  I also used Creative Imaginations Existencils and  in Lavender and Green Tea. Holding the stencil in place, I draw with the Gelatos™ over the the stencil and rub the color onto the paper using a dry sponge.    
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 I used PITT® Artist Pens to color in the shapes on the foil paper. 
 
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I used a green tea Gelato™ to color the background and a dry sponge to spread the color around.

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I drew a wreath with the Existencil and PITT® Artist Pens to fill in the spaces. I used a white PITT® Pen to fill in the "berries".

I used the ice Twinkling H2o on top - mixed it with water to fill in
the spaces and give it some sparkle!
 
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I cut out the wreath and bird and put it through the Xyron to adhere it to my box!
A few self adhesive pearls and ribbon for the finishing touches!
 
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Here is the trees Existencil on top with Gelatos™ .
Lots of pretty ribbon...
   

Supplies:

Faber Castell Design Memory Craft Green Tea & Lavender & Gelatos™, Metallic PITT® Artist Pen, White Pen, Stamper’s Big Brush Pen , PITT® Artist Pen

Creative Imaginations Luminarte Twinkling H20's Holiday Sparkle,  Die Cut Shapes, Exisetencil expressions, Papers, Pearls, chipboard purse.

Xyron Create A Sticker

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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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Merry Christmas Tag

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Hello!  Limor here.  Christmas is almost here and I love to make tags and give them to my friends and family as well as put them on all the wrapped gifts under the tree for a special home made touch.  Here is how I created these tags.

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1.  Using the embossing folder by Sizzix, emboss your tag and with a white piece of cardstock cut out the Poinsetta petals.

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2.  Using Lime,Green Tea, and Gold Gelato, rub all over the tag and dip your brush in water to blend all three colors that you’ve applied onto the tag.

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3. Using the Green and Red Aquarelle Watercolor pencils Mix And Max Packages and pick your favorite red and green and apply to the edges of the leaves and petals of your flowers as shown in photos and with a wet brush start pulling the color towards the centre until your image is filled.

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4.  Apply Red Cherry Gelatos to the edges of your flower and blend with your finger.

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5.  Using the Dark Sepia Stamper’s Big Brush Pen, color in your sentiment stamp and apply to the tag as shown.  

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Supplies:

Dark Sepia Stamper’s Big Brush pen

Red Cherry Gelato

Red and Green Mix & Match Art Grip Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils

Lime Gelato

Green Tea Gelato

Gold Gelato

  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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Technique Tuesday: Snowflake Canvas

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Hello!  Colleen here.   Here's a quick and easy tutorial for canvas art.  

1.  Color background of an 8x8 canvas board with blue and green Design Memory Craft Gelato colors.

2.  Use a stencil, modeling paste and a trowel to create raised snowflake shapes.

3.  Color the snowflake shapes with pastel gelato colors, add detail to the snowflakes with Pitt Artist Pens.

4. Cover snowflakes with clear iridescent glitter for extra sparkle.

 

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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December 'Take the Challenge' with Mou

Hi everyone, Mou here!

Today, I have a challenge for you. 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 TWO  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: Christmas Greetings!

Hard to believe that 2012 is already coming to an end and it's time for the Holidays! And Holidays means gifts, greetings, and more... So, here's my Christmas greeting for you all!

 


Let me show you the steps.

1. Color white cardstock with Red/Yellow Paper Crafter Crayons

 

2. Emboss the piece and sand it.

 

3. Color another piece of white cardstock with Blue/Green Paper Crafter Crayons.

 

4. Draw and cut out holly leaves from it.

 

5. Attach the pieces to card and stitch. Add beads.

6. Write sentiment 'Merry' with Stamper's Big White Pen.

 

7. Add highlights with Neutral Paper Crafter Crayons to finish card.

 

 

 

 

 

 

And here's a close up:

Don't forget to share your clallenge creations with us...just leave a comment  with link to your project image(s) by Friday, 12/14 and we will pick TWO  winners randomly to win these

The  prizes for this challenge are:

THREE  packs of Mixed Media Samplers in the colors of your choice!

  Mixed media sampler

Don't  forget to check back on Monday, 12/17 to see if YOU won!
Hope you play along and Happy Holidays!

 

Supplies: 

Faber Castell Design Memory Craft Paper Crafter Crayons:

RED/YELLOW (#770520)

BLUE/GREEN (#770521)

NEUTRAL (#770522)

Stamper's Big White Pen (#770013)

and kraft and white cardstock, embossing folder, sewing machine, sand paper, needle, thread, and red beads.

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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Holiday Memories card

Holiday Memories by Daniela Dobson

Hello, Daniela Dobson here with a quick holiday card.

1. Die cut snowman using Silhouette Cameo. Color the edges of snowman using Metallic Silver Gelatos and Cotton Candy Gelatos. Use your fingers to blend the colors together.

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2. Color the scarf using Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils (Aqua #144, #147). Stamp polka dots using Stamper’s Big Brush Pen Smalt Blue (BB#146). Color all the other elements for the snowman. Eyes and hat - Stamper’s Big Brush Pen Black (BB#199), nose - Pastel Pencil (#1122-113), arms - Stamper’s Big Brush Pen Nougat (BB#178). Adhere all the pieces together.

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3. Cut patterned paper slightly smaller than the card front. Using a paper piercer, pierce holes around the edges. Using a PITT Artist Pen (Silver #251) connect the holes for a stitched look. Color tag edges using Cotton Candy Gelatos, add sticker tab and adhere to the card front. Add trim to the bottom.

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4. Adhere snowman to the card using 3D Foam Squares. Adhere doily sticker and a jewel brad. 

Holiday memories close by Daniela Dobson

Thanks so much for stopping by today.

Daniela

 

Supplies list:

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft®

Metallic Gelatos®: METALLIC (Silver)
Art GRIP® Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils: Blue Aquarelle (Aqua#144, #147) 
Mixed Media Sampler: GREEN - Cotton Candy Gelatos®
Essential Tools Set 
PITT® Pastel Pencils: RED/YELLOW (#1122-113) 
Stamper's Big Brush Pen: NOUGAT (BB#178)
Stamper's Big Brush Pen: BLACK (BB#199)
Stamper's Big Brush Pens: BLUE (BB#146) 
Metallic Classic PITT® Artist Pens -   Silver PITT® Artist Pen (Silver#251) 

Other supplies:

Cardstock
Prima patterned paper
Elle's Studio tag
Echo Park sticker tab
My Mind's Eye Sticker
Teresa Collins Brad
Technique Tuesday stamps (Passion for Polka)
Therm O Web Adhesive 
Trim
Silhouette Cameo
Snowman designed by Daniela Dobson in Silhouette Studio 

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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Mixing and Matching is Easy!


Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® takes all the guess work out of color coordination!  I used their amazing products to layer, blend and highlight my stamped image.  For the main color in this card, I used the Paper Crafter Crayons (Red/Yellow Mix n’ Match).  The package comes with 8 colors, so you could even blend more colors for a beautiful look.
STEPS:
  1. Stamp wild geranium stamp with black ink onto smooth white cardstock (since we are using water, make sure you choose a paper that can withstand some moisture without balling the paper).
  2. Take first color and start on the inside of each petal (pink), work with second color (fuscia), third color (orange), and finally the fourth lightest color (yellow).




3.  Color the stem with Stamper’s Big Brush Pens (May Green #170).
4.  Color leaves with a base of watercolor pencils, followed by Stamper’s Big Brush Pens in 2 shades of green.  
5.  Use Stamper’s Big Brush Pen (White #101) and Metallic PITT® Artist Pen (Gold #250) to highlight the leaves as a last step.




6. To make a watercolor background, get a bowl of water, dip your finger in the water and wet the tip of the Gelatos® (Gold, Teal).  Apply the Gelatos® to the background by rubbing your finger around in swipes and      circles until you achieve the look you want.
7. Stamp sentiment by applying color from Stamper’s Big Brush Pens (Leaf Green #112, Cobalt Turquoise #153) onto the stamp directly, then stamp onto paper.
8. Die cut label and make into a card with ribbon and cardstock.

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® Products:
Stamper’s Big Brush Pens (May Green #170, Leaf Green #112, White #101, Cobalt Turquoise #153)
Paper Crafter Crayons (Red/Yellow Mix n’ Match)  (Pink, Fuscia, Orange, Yellow)
Art GRIP® Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils #166, #168
Metallic PITT® Artist Pen (Gold #250)
Gelatos® (Gold, Teal)

Other:
Unity Stamp Company (Wild Geranium, Just Be You)
Spellbinders Paper Arts (Grand Labels Four)
May Arts Ribbon (White)
Core'dinations ColorCore Cardstock (Green)

Nina Paper (Smooth White)
Black Ink
Water
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.

Visit Lesley's personal blog for more information.

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