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Two Part Post by Brittny Kvilhaug- Transform your Scrapbook Layout into a Card!

Welcome to day two of my two-day weekend post here at Design Memory Craft! I hope you were able to make it yesterday to see the mixed media layout video that I posted and that you’ve made it over to my blog to enter the Faber Castell Design Memory Craft giveaway! Today I have another video tutorial for you about transferring some of the techniques we did on yesterday’s layout to a greeting card. You’ll have to excuse the video a little though – somehow in my toothache-consumed brain the formatting on my camera got all wonky, and though I would normally reshoot, I’m attached to my tube of Orajel and bottle of pain killers. I know, I’m a stellar example for the kiddies, huh?

 

                                    

I hope you all enjoyed the video and as always, just let me know if you have any questions at all! And be sure to jump over to my blog to enter the giveaway!

And since this is my last weekend as a Guest Design Team Member, I just want to say thanks so much to Design Memory Craft for letting me play along! I have had such a great time!

Happy Sunday!

Xoxo

Britt

 

BrittnyBrittny Kvilhaug I’m a wife to Eric, the proud mommy of a four-legged mouse-killer, an emotional baker and sometimes I even call myself an artist. Sometimes… I’ve been working in the industry for about five years and have loved every minute! I’ve had the opportunity to wear several hats, including designer, teacher, sales rep, team member, and now mixed media artist – there’s that word again!!!  There is nothing more exciting than breaking into a brand new of goodies and imagining all the fun stuff that’s going to come out of it! I am so happy to be a part of the guest design team for Faber-Castell and have had a blast playing along!

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Get to Know our Guest Designers

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In the short time we've corresponded with our Guest Designers, we've all noticed one thing:  their personality.  Each one of our Guest Designers is filled to brim with personalities we were immediately drawn to.  So here comes our dilemma- how do we convey that to our readers?

Our solution?  A short and sweet Q&A. 

So here we go!  We hope you enjoy this as much as we did

 

Kim DellowBioPhotoKim Dellow:  England

What's your favorite food?  That is a tough call between Szechuan dumplings in a hot oil sauce – the ultimate comfort food - or steak with spinach and jacket potato – or perhaps both. Yum! I’m also quite partial to Sashimi and spicy noodle soups too.

 What inspires you to craft?  Well ultimately the need to be making something with my hands! But I find my inspiration everywhere, from a colour combination to a new technique I want to try out, sometimes it can be a thing in my head that just needs to get out!

anted to visit Japan since I was a kid. I love travelling and absorbing different cultures trying new foods, seeing new things so I have a large list of places I would like to go, but Japan is on the top. 

When did you first start crafting?  started crafting when I was a little girl then I mostly stopped making things and followed a different direction. I’ve only recently, in the last five years, gotten back into expressing my creative side and I’m very thankful that I have had the opportunity to reconnect with it in this way.

And finally...any words to say to our readers?  i everyone, I’m really looking forward to sharing with you here on the Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® blog, if you get a moment please drop by my blog  and say ‘Hi’!

 

Daniela DobsonDaniela Dobson: Texas, USA

  • What's your favorite food?   Sushi

  • What inspires you to craft? My son

  • If you can go anywhere in the world, where would you go? Sydney, Australia (again)

 When did you first start crafting? Crafting is some form as long as I can remember, but serous scrapbooking started in early 2000.

And finally...any words to say to our readers? Be yourself and have fun!

 

 

DarleneDarlene DeVries:  Texas, USA 

What's your favorite food? Milky Way Brownies.

What inspires you to craft? I love the feeling of creating something that someone will enjoy and appreciate.

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

When did you first start crafting? When I was young, I loved making potholders, doing hook-a-rugs, drawing, creating collages, and making Christmas decorations. So, I think I've always loved it.

And finally...any words to say to our readers? I still have my first scrapbook page, circa 1995. It's an embarrassing piece of work, complete with zigzag cutting around the pictures and shiny rainbow stickers. Don't get down on your crafting - it gets better with time.

                                                   

LesleyLesley Langdon: Ontario, CANADA

What's your favorite food?  I would like to say fruits and veggies and all things healthy, but that wouldn't be truthful.  I tend to crave baked goods, cheese croissants, chips and dips and pizza!!!

What inspires you to craft?  I am always inspired by color palettes in rooms, home décor, and art.   I also love to see if I can tackle something new to me, kind of like...."I can make that" mentality.  Sometimes I can, sometimes I can't, but at least I tried! 

If you can go anywhere in the world, where would you go?  I would love to visit Italy and Switzerland.  Italy for the food, and Switzerland for the beauty.  

When did you first start crafting?  With my Mom when I was itty bitty.  She was always crafting, and I followed gladly in her footsteps.

 And finally...any words to say to our readers?  I would just like to say that I'm happy to be here using Faber-Castell products and trying something new!

 

LimorLimor Webber: Alberta, CANADA

What's your favorite food?  My Favorite food is Arugula Salad with Avocado, roasted pine nuts and goat cheese... Yup I am a total health nut and I love my veggies ;)wink. Don't worry Chocolate definitely sneaks it's way in.

What inspires you to craft?  I am constantly inspired by other crafters and artists but most of all I am inspired by texture, architecture and nature. I can see something in a park and I pull out my sketch/journal book and write down my ideas about the textures I see, colors and feel. The other thing that inspires me is making a difference with our environment so I am continuously looking at how I can recycle items and incorporate them in my projects.

If you can go anywhere in the world, where would you go?  If I could go anywhere in the world I would love to go anywhere in the world that where I would have an opportunity to make a significant impact. I love to go on vacation don't get me wrong but I am much more passionate about transforming a small village then sitting on a beach.

When did you first start crafting? I've been a crafter since I was 5 years old but I found my true self right before my first daughter was born almost 8 years ago and haven't looked back since.

 And finally...any words to say to our readers?  I love to create, it is my form of self expression especially when I am having one of those days. I love to teach art because I get the power that art provides to people when they are able to express themselves in their day when they wouldn't otherwise have the opportunity to do so. Viewers often ask me how come I can come up with ideas on the fly and make them work. Every time I enter my studio I do the same thing, I say to myself "If you think too hard about what you are about to create you are not being creative" That's the reminder I give myself to just be free. My art doesn't always turn out the way I like it to but one thing I know is that the process that I went through to create it was a form of transformation which is what makes me come back for more.

 

MiaeMiae Rowe: California, USA

What's your favorite food?  I love many different foods but I'm going to say Korean food because I never seem to get tired of it!

What inspire's you to craft?  Let's see...color combos, blogs I follow, Pinterest, random technique ideas that pop into my head for starters.

If you can go anywhere in the world, where would you go?I've traveled quite a bit but there's still so many places to see. Instead of a single place, I have this goal to pull my kids out of school, go on work sabbatical and do a year abroad! 

When did you first start crafting?  Officially it's 2006 around the birth of my first child.

Any words to our readers?  I'm so happy and excited to have this opportunity to work with Faber Castell! I'm like a kid in a candy store when I see all those tubes and sticks of color..really!  And I do hope to rub some of that excitement off on you and maybe even inspire you with my projects....cheers!

                                                  

SusanSusan Weckesser:  Alberta, CANADA

What's your favorite food? Anything from the garden!

 

What inspires you to craft? I am inspired by the beauty of the world around me and how crafting and creating art can brings so much healing to my soul!!!

 

If you can go anywhere in the world, where would you go?  If I could go anywhere....... I would LOVE to go to the UK or to the Ukraine to see where  my family comes from. I still have family over there,my mom's family in Sussex, England and my Dad's family in the Ukraine. I think it would be awesome to go meet them , explore, laugh and then teach them what makes me happy....TO CREATE and GET all COLORFUL!!!

 

When did you first start crafting?  I started crafting when I was just a tiny girl. I would watch my mom sew our clothes and I would create, in my mind, masterpieces from the little fabric scraps that she gave me. I have always loved to create and draw. Professionally I have been in this wonderful field for over twenty- six years now.

 

Any words to our readers?  I always loves to tell people that read my columns and take my classes that you are your art. You can do whatever you want to in this world if you truly {BELIEVE} in yourself and in your [DREAMS]. Always color outside the lines ,if that is what you what to do, and use ever single color until you feel satified with what you have accomplished. To create your own 'Masterpiece' in life can be amazing!

 

Profil-pic-Katarina-Damm-BlombergKatarina Damm-Blomberg: Finland 

 

What's your favorite food?  My favourite food is all of the Thai Cuisine, love the smell of lemongrass and lime.

What inspires you to craft?  Anything might inspire me for crafty work, it can be a cool fabric, a quote, or something my kids say or do.


If you can go anywhere in the world, where would you go?  If I could go anywhere in the world, I would love to visit the Great wall of China. (Is that the correct english name?)


When did you first start crafting?  I've been crafting all my life in some way, but scrapbooking and mixed media is something I have done since 2002 when I was pregnant with our first child. I got introduced to the hobby by a crafty magazine I got from my mother .
Any words to our readers? If there is a will, there is a way.. Never give up on your dreams no matter what it might be :)smile //Katarina

 

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KathyKathy Peterson:  Florida, USA

What's your favorite food?   Blueberry smoothies

 What inspires you to craft?   All things inspire me to craft.

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

 

When did you first start crafting?  1st grade

 

 

And finally...any words to say to our readers?  Stay inspired!

  

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Two Part Post by Brittny Kvilhaug: Scrapbook Layout

Hi guys! This is day one of my two-day post weekend, and I’m so glad you made it! I am so in love with this hobby and I love combining hobbies even more! Here’s a scrapbook layout I made using some mixed media techniques with Gelatos, Stamper’s Big Brush Pens, and Artist Metallic Pens, along with some other goodies from my stash.

Enjoy!

 

                             

 

Thanks for watching the video, and let me know if you have any questions! Also, be sure to visit my blog to enter to win a huge bundle of greatness from Faber Castell Design Memory Craft!! And because I am a total spaz and switched up my dates, the deadline is now extended until October 5, so be sure to get those entries in for your chance to win! I’ll announce the winner on my blog on Monday, October 8!

Xoxo

Britt

 

BrittnyBrittny Kvilhaug I’m a wife to Eric, the proud mommy of a four-legged mouse-killer, an emotional baker and sometimes I even call myself an artist. Sometimes… I’ve been working in the industry for about five years and have loved every minute! I’ve had the opportunity to wear several hats, including designer, teacher, sales rep, team member, and now mixed media artist – there’s that word again!!!  There is nothing more exciting than breaking into a brand new of goodies and imagining all the fun stuff that’s going to come out of it! I am so happy to be a part of the guest design team for Faber-Castell and have had a blast playing along!

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Stamping with Subtle Tones

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Hi! Jill here and today’s card features one of my favorite techniques-coloring directly onto my stamp with my Stamper’s Big Brush Pens.  The fern image on my card was stamped using Subtle Tones Stamper’s Big Brush Pens Light Flesh 132, Ivory 103, and PITT® Artist Pen Cold Grey I 230. 

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Begin by coloring directly onto the stamp.

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Next, for a soft watercolor effect, lightly mist the stamp with water and stamp onto cardstock.

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This next step makes a HUGE difference in adding depth to your stamped images.  Add a soft outline around the fern leaves using PITT® Artist Pens Cold Grey I 230 and Warm Grey I 270.  Lightly color over the center stems as well.  To see what a difference the Subtle Tones outlining makes, take a look at these before and after photos. 

To finish the card, color with Stamper’s Big Brush Pen Light Flesh 132 onto the background cardstock that shows under the curled edges.  Stamp with script using Stamper’s Big Brush Pen Nougat 178. Color butterflies with this same color.  Accentuate texture on upper portion of card by coloring with PITT® Pastel Pencil 176 onto a piece of scratch paper, removing some color with your fingertip, and rubbing fingertip over the embossed area. Finally, adhere twine, butterflies, pearls, and sentiment.

Supplies:

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft®:: Subtle Tones Markers (Stamper’s Big Brush Pen Light Flesh 132 and Ivory 103 and PITT® Artist Pens Warm Grey I 270 and Cold Grey I 230), PITT® Pastel Pencil 176, Stamper’s Big Brush Pen Black 199
Penny Black Stamps: 40-111 Breezy, 30-113 Petal Party, 1999L Letter Background
Other: Spellbinders (Butterflies Two and Twisted Metal Tags and Accents), Martha Stewart Royal Butterfly Punch, Pearls, Twine, Sizzix Gridlock Embossing Folder

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Jill 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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ScrapFest MiTi: Mixed Media Bird Card

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Hi Everybody!

Have you recovered from the creating whirlwind that is Scrapfest?  After you unpacked all of your projects, did you find that you forgot a step or two, or perhaps what products you used?  That happens a lot!  But Design Memory Craft is happy to refresh your memory.  Here is a rundown of the project you created at our booth. 

Supply List: 

Design Memory Craft Gelatos

Art GRIP Watercolor Pencils

Stamper's Big Brush Pen

Design Memory Craft Waterbrush

Maya Rd Wood Bird Cut Out

Maya Rd Mini Canvas Tag

Maya Rd Art Journaling Stamp Set

Heidi Swapp Color Magic Resist Paper

Baker's Twine

Zapp Dots

 

How To:

1.  Cut paper to 3"x4".  Color the front of you paper with Art GRIP Watercolor Pencils.  You may choose as may colors as you wish.  Blend the pencil with the Design Memory Craft Waterbrush. 

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2.  Coat your wood bird with Gelato. You can use more than one color by working in layers and blending with a fingertip or a babywipe. 

 

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3.  Punch a hole in the card where you wish to tie on your tag.   Stamp your tag with a word

selected from your stamp set by inking the stamp with Stamper's Big Brush pen.  Color the edges

of your tag using Gelato.  Thread the tag on to the Baker's Twine and secure to your card. 

 

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4.  Attach your bird using a Zap dot. 

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For more ideas & inspiration, join our online community;  Facebook,Pinterest, Twitter!

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Art With The Stamper's Big White Pen!

 

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I had the chance to work with The NEW Stamper's Big White Pen! I knew it would look amazing on a black background so I painted black gesso over a piece of mixed media paper and when it dried, I drew on it with the Big Brush White pen and the white Art Grip Color Pencil.

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Once I finished with the overall drawing using patterns and circles, I cut it up into different sized pieces.  I like the look of the layers and overlapping of the design. 

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I used the PITT® Artist Pen in Black to outline the page with a sketchy border and the PITT Stamper's Big Brush Pen on the Prima Press letters for part of the title. Art_JenMatott2Adding in some of word stickers to complete the quote for the title and kraft tags interspersed into the layers and I have a fun and artsy page that has stunning contrast because of the bold look from the white pen!  It's fantastic!!!

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I love that this pen is so opaque and looks amazing over the black background!  It was so nice to work with and has a consistent flow as well. 

Have you tried this new color from our Stamper's Big Pen  line?

Design Memory Craft Supplies:

Art GRIP® Color Pencils: Neutral (White was used)

Stamper's Big Brush Marker in Black

Stamper's Big Brush Marker in White

Essential PITT® Artist Pens: BLACK

Other Supplies:

Black Gesso

Kraft tags: Jenni Bowlin

Word Stickers: Tim Holtz Idea-ology

Cardstock: Bazzill

Mixed Media Paper: Strathmore

Stamps: Prima Press

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American Crafts Thickers

 

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Jen Matott  A self-proclaimed Mom, Wife, Artist, Scrapper and Teacher, Jennifer has a funky & trendy style. She also serves on the design teams for Nikki Sivils, Scrap Mojo and XOXO Girls. 


 

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Backgrounds with Gelatos™ and Art GRIP® Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils

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Hey bloggers! Rita Barakat here with some more ideas using  
Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® Mix and Match supplies!
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I wanted a very soft water color background for this page.
Because of it is a large surface I opted to use Gelatos™, lightly
drawing on the surface and spreding the color with a wet paitnbrush.
Of course more drawing with your Gelatos™ means more color and
more water gives transparency. I used the lighter color (Buttercream) first
and push the darker color (Cotton Candy) right up, somtimes overlapping
the first color.
 
The Art GRIP® Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils are perfect for small
surfaces and details like the eyes. When I am finished I
go over outlines and eyelashes with a black fine tip
PITT® Artist Pen.
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I used Lemon and Metallic Melon Gelatos™ for her hair and lips.
#105 yellow, 147 blue and #108 peach  Art GRIP® Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils for the eyes.
176 brown for eyebrows. For the skin I mixed a peach and chocolate Gelatos™
with a little acrylic paint.
 (I also used a little heavy gel medium to add texture to her hair.)

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More Art Journaling on the Road

 

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Hi everyone, Mou here with some more art journaling on the road... actually some in flight and some while waiting! Recently, I flew out to teach at a convention in California.

 

Unfortunately, I didn't bring anything to read for that 3-hour afternoon flight, so I read a few in-flight magazines.  While I was flipping through a Latin magazine, I came across an architectural photograph. It was a pink Cathedral in some part of South America and it was beautiful.

 

I rummaged through my bag and I came up with a mechanical pencil.  I wanted to draw that cathdral even though all I had with me was a mechanical pencil, so I sketched it roughly.

 

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When I returned to my daily routine at home and was waiting for my kids to finish their karate lesson, I revisited that sketch.

 

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I outlined the sketch with PITT Artist pen # 175 from the PITT® Artist Pens 4ct: NEUTRAL set. And colored the sky around with ART GRIP AQUARELLE pencil # 147 from the Art GRIP® Aquarelles: BLUE set, and blended it with the Mix & Match Deluxe Water brush.   At this point, I colored in the sketch from my memory using ART GRIP AQUARELLE pencil # 108 and 130 from the Art GRIP® Aquarelles: YELLOW set and added some shadows using Stamper's Big Brush Pen COLD GREY III. I journaled about my trip on the facing page.

 

So, look for inspration wherever you are and start creating even with just a mechanical pencil!

 

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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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Jazz Up Your Coffee Sleeve Mixed Media Style (Guest Design Team)

Hi everyone, this is Erin here writing my last guest design team post! I'm really going to miss it!! Today I'm sharing with you this coffee sleeve I altered.

Jazz up your coffee sleeve!

To create this coffee cozy, I took a piece of Sticky-Back-Canvas and traced a Starbuck's coffee sleeve onto the canvas' disposable liner.  I then cut out the canvas and then painted gesso over the canvas side and allowed it to dry.

I then got out some fun stamps and some Stazon Ink and got to work stamping onto the canvas.  I didn't worry about it stamping well, I just wanted the outlines of the design there to use as a guideline.

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Next, I took the Cobalt Green 156 Stamper’s Big Brush Pen and scribbled the ink onto my craft mat (you could use some waxed paper if you don't have a craft mat) and then added a little spritz of water to the ink and then painted in my design.  I also used the same pen to color in the design as well.  I love that one pen can look so different color wise!
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I painted in some purple too using the same technique and the Maganese Violet 160  Stamper’s Big Brush Pen. Once it was dry I doodled back in the lines that I had painted over.
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I also took a Pink Madder Lake 129 Stamper’s Big Brush Pen and watered the ink down too, and then used a toothbrush to platter on some pink!  To add some teal color to highlight the word "love" I used the teal Gelatos™ Color.  Just like I did before, I scribbled it onto my craft mat, added water, and then painted it onto the canvas.
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Once my canvas was dry I peeled off the liner and applied it to the coffee sleeve and trimmed it where it was needed.  
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I then glued on some trim and glued the two ends of the sleeve together.
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And wallah, I was done!
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Thanks for reading my posts!  Hope you were inspired to create something wonderful!  

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ErinbErin Bassett  Erin is a craft addict who loves to do something creative every day.  She shares her love of all things artsy on her blog and in the classes and events she teaches at.  Erin is a freelance artist, designing for top manufactures and has had many of her projects published in various magazines and books.  She considers it a blessing to be able to call her passion "work". 

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Support the Troops!

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Support our Troops!

 

In honor of World Cardmaking Day we are partnering with Operation Write Home to send cards to our troops.  Make a card now through October 20th and send it to Design Memory Craft.  We are giving away prizes for our favorite cards! 

 

Here's How to Enter:

1.  Create a card using Design Memory Craft products. Any type of sentiment works; Missing You, Happy Birthday, Holiday, etc. Be sure to include an envelope!

2.  Mail your card to us:

Faber-Castell

Attn: Design Memory Craft Marketing

9450 Allen Drive

Cleveland, OH 44125

 

3.  Sit back and collect your good karma!  Watch the Design Memory Craft Blog where we will post our prize winners on October 22nd!

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Mixed Media Tea Gift Box (Guest Design Team)

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I don't know about you but I'm a HUGE tea drinker. I have a few friends who are too.I also like giving gifts to my friends from time to time. Just to show that I appreciate them. I combined my love of tea with my love of giving little gifts and I created this little house shaped gift box.

It doesn't take much time at all to make and even though the box is paper mache and is usually prone to bubbling and warping when painted with water colors I'll show you a little trick that makes it do-able. 


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The trick, and first step, is to coat the box with gesso.

Let the gesso dry completely (which doesn't take long at all) and then you can use watercolors on the box.

The next thing to do is to stamp on the box with Saddle Brown StazOn Ink. Now, the house is kind of flexible so it can be hard to get a good, clear image so I took the top off and put my free hand inside to push against the stamp from the inside in order to help the image come out a little clearer.

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 For the color on the house I used The Art Grip Aquarelle #163. I just kind of colored in around all of the edges and then use a wet paintbrush to wash color over the house.

Even though I used the gesso, I only watercolored one side of the house at a time and used a heat gun to dry it so that water didn't sit on it overly long.

Once the watercolor was dry I used the gold Gelato around the edges of the house and just rubbed it in with my finger.

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While the base colors are drying the rest of the way I created the two embellishments for the front.

For the tea cup I used a stamp from mystampbox.com and stamped it on a piece of watercolor paper. I then colored around the edges of the design with Aquarelles in pink and tan and then used a damp brush to spread the color around. Let dry.

The bottle cap embellishment takes a few steps but is still easy to make. First, cut a strip of fabric approximately  2 inches by 5 inches and using a bit of thread run a stitch along the bottom. Gather, tie a knot and set aside.

For the TEA in the center I stamped with one of the mixed media stamps on a bit of watercolor paper using the PITT artist pen big brush in May Green.

Color the center of the design with the same aquarelle used on the box. Just a touch of color.

The word TEA is stamped with Black StazOn and then the design is punched out using a 1" paper punch. An acrylic dome is placed over the stamped paper and then glued into the center of the bottle cap.

Glue the gathered fabric to the back of the bottle cap and then to the box.

Use a decorative pin to accent.

Glue the dried tea cup to the box and embellish with washi tape.

Embellish the box with washi tape in just a couple of places.

And there you have it, a great mixed media gift box. Perfect for giving, full of tea of course, to your tea loving friends.

Vicki

Vicki O'Dell is The Creative Goddess A mixed media artist, jewelry maker and creative whirlwind. She has a blog at vickiodell.com, a daily creative lifestyle blog where she shares craft and home decor projects as well as recipes, inspiration and her own brand of Creative Goddess wisdom. She can also be found on Facebook and Twitter. Be careful... She'll talk your eyeballs off if you let her. :)


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Flower's with the Stamper's Big White Pen

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The NEW Stamper's Bit White Pen!  See how much it contrasts against the dark paper?  And yes, it's India ink so it's lightfast, acid-free and archival:)

Here's what you need to make this craft:

  • Stampers Big Brush-white / Design Memory Craft
  • Pitt Artist Brush Pens-green 112,167,171 / Design Memory Craft
  • Pitt Artist Brush Pens-gray 272,233 / Design Memory Craft
  • Pitt Artist Pen XS-Fine-black / Design Memory Craft
  • Pitt Pastel-white / Design memory Craft
  • Black card stock
  • Cardboard
  • Spray adhesive
  • Black tape
  • Black elastic
  • White fancy button
  • Pictures of 6 white flowers to draw

Cut 16 pieces of black cardstock 5x51/2 inches.

Cut 2 pieces of cardboard a little bit smaller.

Draw 6 flower designs 1 on each 5x51/2 square with the white pastel. Color the flowers with the white Brush Pen, use the gray brush pens to add shadow. Use the white brush pen to draw the stems and leaves. Then add color with the green brush pens.

Continue to work your design until satisfied. The more you color your flowers with the white the smoother and denser it becomes.

Construct your fold out book by attaching the flower pages together on the back side with the black tape.

Use the spray adhesive to glue your black paper to both sides of the cardboard, finish the edges with black tape.

Use spray glue to hold your 1 page to each end of the covered cardboard.

Knot a piece of elastic around a white fancy button, wrap around your closed fold out book to finish. 

 

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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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Steampunk Banner Necklace

 

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Jen Matott here to share a little project that I created as wearable art!  I love Steampunk images and the neutrals that are associated with them.  I created this necklace using Prima mini canvas banner pieces, some stamps, Gelatos and a few embellishments.

First I used the PITT Arist pen Big Brush  in Black to stamp gears from the Steampunk set from The Rubber Cafe onto soem of the banner pieces.

Necklace12_JenMatott02Next, I used several neutral colors of Gelatos to color the canvas.  I used Lemon, Black Licorice, Chocolate, Coconut, Butterscotch, and Silver Ice with a foam applicator.

Necklace12_JenMatott04Using a Crafter's Workshop Punchinella stencil, I created dots with the Rubber Cafe's foam applicator.
Necklace12_JenMatott05You can see a close up here.  Once they were done, I assembled using jump rings and added some gear embellishments and beads.
Necklace12_JenMatott19I colored this Prima rose using Gelatos in Bosenberry and Black Licorice.   I love that I can customize embellishments with these versatile colors!
Necklace12_JenMatott21I love how this necklace adds some artistic touch to a simple black dress and gives lots to talk about when I get compliments on it!   I wore it in the booth at Summer CHA 2012. 
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You can create wearable art too!  I'd love to see what you create with Gelatos and Stamper's Big Brush Pens!

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Jen Matott  A self-proclaimed Mom, Wife, Artist, Scrapper and Teacher, Jennifer has a funky & trendy style. She also serves on the design teams for Nikki Sivils, Scrap Mojo and XOXO Girls. 

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Mixed Media Cardmaking

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New to mixed media?  No worries. Tiffany Johnson's adorable/easy  mixed media card using Gelatos™ and  Metallic PITT® pens  will having you crafting  like a professional. 

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Draw a spiral onto the duck cloth or canvas. This spiral is approximately 5” .

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2. Color spiral with Gelatos, blending with a wet paint brush or a baby wipe.

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3. Cut spiral with sharp scissors.

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4. Add scallop border with the PITT Metallic Pen.

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5. Starting with the center, rotate and pleat to create a flower, then adhere to a die cut

circle.

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6. Adhere patterned paper to cardbase.

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7. Add the flower you created, other elements, and embellishments to finish card.

 

Shopping list:

Faber-Castell’s Design Memory Craft Gelatos (Bubble Gum, Lemon, Lime,

Cotton Candy, Grape), Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft PITT Metallic Pen (Ruby

Metallic 290), Duck Cloth or Canvas, American Crafts 12 x12 Sketchbook Paper by Amy

Tangerine, American Crafts Sketchbook Remarks Stickers by Amy Tangerine, green

button, stick pins, ATG Adhesive, scissors, scratch paper for circle

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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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Take the Challenge winners!

Wow, what a great challenge

The winners of the challenge are: Stephanie, Diana, and SandeeNC!  Congratulations! Please send us your mailing address to naoko@fabercastell.com.

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By Stephanie Schütze (top left).  Top right, by Sandee. Below, by Diana.

 

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Make Your Mark in Color

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Cheryl Boglioli here for my last post as a Guest Designer for Design Memory Craft. I have truly enjoyed the opportunity to work with Design Memory Craft Faber-Castell products and then share my projects here with you.

For my last Guest Designer post, I wanted to play with as many colored markers as I could and I wanted to create a quote to put on my desk. This is what I came up with and it reads, “Life is not a straight line. Make your mark in color. Embrace the ink splatters. Leave the Eraser behind”. It’s my own original quote with a little input from my dear hubby. 

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I started with a 5x7 frame with a mat for a 3.5 x 5.5 opening. I cut a piece of watercolor paper to 5x7 and sketched the inside frame marks and my quote in pencil. 

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I pulled out all of my Design Memory Craft Faber-Castell Stamper’s Big Brush Pens and PITT Artist Pens in a variety of colors to color in and doodle the quote. A white vinyl eraser did erase all the pencil lines. And yes, I used an eraser, even though my quote says to leave it behind. I hope you enjoyed my projects. Thank you all for your comments and a huge THANK YOU to Design Memory Craft. I look forward to working with you again in the future and I will continue to work with your products in my studio. 

CherylCheryl Boglioli is a Florida native, a wife, and a mother of one beautiful daughter.   She is a mixed media artist, craft designer, and educator who loves to stay on the cutting edge of new products and techniques as it pertains to the crafting industry.  She achieved a CHA Designer Member status in 2011 and in 2012 became a full-time designer and educator traveling and teaching workshops at local scrapbook stores and events.  She currently works with several manufacturers in the industry including Tattered Angels, Canvas Corp, Basically Bare, Helmar and Zutter.  

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Adorning a Parcel: Part II

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Hi, it is Cathy again back with part two of my weekend post, I hope you enjoyed seeing how I created the rose for this project yesterday, they really do look great in real life!

Today I am going to share how I created the other embellishments that adorn my parcel.

Materials used:- Faber Castell Design Memory Craft Silver Gelato and Silver Pitt Artist Pen from the Mixed Media Metallics Set 770260, The Stamp from the Mixed Media Aquarelles and Inks Red 770200, Penny Black Airmail Transparent Stamp Set 30-072, Penny black Cling Stamp All You Need 40-092, Memento London Fog ink and Versafine Onyx Black ink, seam binding, Sizzix Tim Holtz Elegant Flourishes, Black card and a mister bottle.

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First of all cut out 4 flourishes from black card, then to add a bit of shimmer, scribble some silver gelato onto a craft sheet and mix with water, carefully pour the mix into a mister bottle.

 

 

 

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Then mist the flourishes, set aside to one side to dry.

 

 

 

 

 

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Take a piece of seam binding and rub over with Silver Gelato spritz with water and rub the colour into the binding with your finger and leave to dry.

 

 

 

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Once dry Iron the seam binding so that you have a flat surface to stamp on.  Take your stamp and colour the image with the Pitt Silver Artist Pen and stamp directly onto the ribbon, repeat the process until the whole of the ribbon is covered.

 

 

 

 

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Stamp the tag with all you need stamp and then the 'to & From" from the airmail set.  Edge the tag with the Silver Pitt artist pen.

 

 

 

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Once you have completed this you are then ready to assemble all the pieces to complete your parcel decoration.

 

Thank you again for your support and comments during my time here as a guest designer, I have really enjoyed sharing some of my ideas with you.

 

Hugs Cathy

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CathyCathy has crafted from an early age and began stamping again 13 years ago when a friend showed her handmade card.  That lead to a trip to her local craft shop for supplies and she was asked if she would be interested in teaching classes there; so that is what she did on her days off work.  She no longer teaches at the local shop but has found a whole new community of friends over the internet through blogging.  In May 2011, Cathy joined Penny Black's design team and has created guest projects for Flowersoft and Papercraft Inspirations magazine.  She has also been a hostess for Hero Arts. 

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Adorning a Parcel; Handmade Roses

Rose1Hi everyone, it is Cathy here again, it is with mixed emotions that I write this post as it will be my last as a Guest Designer.  I have really enjoyed creating and sharing projects with you all over the last few months and want to thank you for your support and kind comments.  I also want to say a massive THANK YOU to Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft for letting me play with their amazing products, I have had so much fun using such quality materials that they are now part of my essential craft kit that I use daily.

 

I have a two part post to share with you this weekend, with the emphasis on making things pretty! I decided to take an ordinarily wrapped wedding present and jazz it up with a bit of craft magic. But you will have to check back tomorrow to see the finished parcel!

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Today I wanted to share with you how to create these beautiful roses.  They really are easier than they look!

To create the rose you will need the following materials:- Faber Castell Design Memory Craft Big Brush Markers Cobalt Blue 143 (from the Mixed Media Sampler Set Blue 770233), Dark Chrome Yellow 109 (from the Mixed Media Aquarelles and Inks Yellow set 770201), Metalic Blueberry Gelato (also from the Blue Mixed Media Sampler Set 770233). Sizzix Tim Holtz Tattered Florals Die, PVA strong glue, water clour paper, rounded pliers and an embossing tool.

To begin cut out two small and three large flowers from water colour paper.  Take the small flowers and colour from the centre out towards the edge of the petal with the big brush marker blending with your finger as you go round on both sides.

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Add blue Gelato to the edge of the petals and blend inwards. And then colour the centers of the flower with the yellow big brush pen, again blending in with your finger. 

Take the three large flowers and colour the edge with the Gelato, pushing and blending the colour towards the centre of the petal (do one petal at a time so that it blends easily- if you struggle to move the colour around with your finger, dampen it slightly with water).  Then colour the centers with the yellow Stamper's Big Brush Pen and blend.  

 Once all the petals are coloured on both sides, place on a foam mat and curl the edges of the petals using an embossing tool (use one with a large ball end to get a deeper impression).  Next you need to create the bud in the centre of the rose. 

  Take one of the small flowers and curl up alternate leaves towards the centre and glue to hold in place, once dry, repeat for the remaining leaves.  Then, place on the other small flower so that the centers of each petal overlap and join on the glued bud.  Repeat curling and gluing alternate leaves. 

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Once the bud is dry, place it in the centre of one of the large flowers again lining up the centre of the petal with a join in the bud.  Glue into place, when dry, curl the edges of the petals with rounded pliers. 

Push up alternate petals and glue to the bud.  Alow to dry and then repeat process for the remaining petals.  Then place on the next flower, always making sure the centre of the petal lines up with the edge of the petals on the previous flower and repeat the process until all three large flowers have been glued itno place. 

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Once dry, the rose is then complete and ready to be attached to the other embellishments on your parcel.  I will be back tomorrow to show you how to create the other embelishments and the finished parcel.

 

I also have a bonus project on my blog for you here and don't forget my giveaway is still running with some fab Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft goodies in the prize pot! 

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Here's a sneak peak:

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Cathy

Cathy has crafted from an early age and began stamping again 13 years ago when a friend showed her handmade card.  That lead to a trip to her local craft shop for supplies and she was asked if she would be interested in teaching classes there; so that is what she did on her days off work.  She no longer teaches at the local shop but has found a whole new community of friends over the internet through blogging.  In May 2011, Cathy joined Penny Black's design team and has created guest projects for Flowersoft and Papercraft Inspirations magazine.  She has also been a hostess for Hero Arts. 

 

 

 

  

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Gelatos on Acrylic Part II


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Hey bloggers Rita Barakat here! The kids are back in school (yay!) and already I am thinking
what am I going to do with all that artwork? After all,
 
"Every Artist was first and amatuer!"
Ralph Waldo Emerson
  
So I came up with a mini album! How about taking a picture of your budding artist and filling the pages with pictures if their beautiful artwork?  This would also make a wonderful gift item for the granparents!   Of course I had to decorate mine, (but you could let the kids do it)
I will add their pictures as I get them!
 
 
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I used an acrylic mini album,  but did you know that you can use lots of different mediums
to color acrylic if you use gesso first?
 
 
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 Paint it on or use an old gift card.  The trick is you must let it dry completly!
 
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 Then you can paint, mist, stencil whatever - and it looks really cool!  (If I do say so myself.)  I used Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® Gelatos™  in the Blue Collection (Cotton Candy, Blueberry, Boysenberry & Grape). Did I mention I like purples?  I drew right on top of my stencil with Gelatos™  then rubbed in the color with an artist spoonge. (You can use a makeup sponge).
 
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Covering the entire page with gesso allowed me to play with all types of techniques.  For this page I got the same look as a mist by drawing with Gelatos™ on the top and misting it with lots of water until it started to drip down.  After it was dry I went back and added dots with a stencil.
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I think these will be great backgrounds for my budding artists!
 
 
RitaprofileRita 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 Creative Memories, Clear Scraps, Glue Dots and GCD Studio. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  

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Doodling with Paper Crafter Crayons*NEW!

Hi Everyone!  We're introducing the NEW Paper Crafter Crayons!!  This is the first post we've ever posted with the Paper Crafter Crayons so we hope you enjoy this new medium as much as we do!

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  • Mix & Match Paper Crafter Crayons  / red- yellow & blue-green
  • Pitt Artist Brush Pen / black
  • Soft textured white cotton pulp handmade paper
  • Canvas
  • Paper glue of choice

 

1. Adhere the handmade paper to a canvas.  Doodle a design onto the paper with the Artist Brush Pen. (I do my best doodling while chatting on the phone!)

2.  Color the design with the Paper Crafter Crayons.

3.  Go back over the black pen marks a second time.

4.  The white handmade cotton pulp paper along with the black pen doodle design and bright crayons adds exciting color, vibrancy & movement to your doodle artwork.

 

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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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Hometown Events- Ingenuity Fest!

Q. Name one place art enthusiasts and technology junkies unite?

A. Ingenuity Fest.

Combine creative art mediums and innovative technology with music and entertaining performances and you have the annual three-day event, Clevelanders call Ingenuity Fest (FYI our headquarters are in Cleveland).

This year, Faber-Castell and Creativity for Kids are excited to exhibit at Ingenuity Fest. We’ll have interactive crafting activities for kids and adults.

 If you’re in town or you know someone from the Cleveland area, be sure to have them stop by our exhibit in Dock 32. The Ingenuity Fest runs from Friday, September 14-16.

 Does your city have any cool and unique festivals? Tell us all about them in the comments.

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Our booth a replica of an iconic Cleveland landmark...care to guess what it is?

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 Working on our booth.

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Love Always...Wall Art

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Hi everyone, it's Erin here again.  It's no secret that I love doodling.  That's one reason why I love the variety of the products Faber-Castell offers.  I also love that the PITT® Artist Pens and  Stamper’s Big Brush Pens are odorless, archival, tested not to fade for 100+ years and are smudge-proof and waterproof when dry...talk about perfect pens!!  Both of these pens are great for doodling.

For this project I was originally going to make some fodder for my art journal, but then by the time I finished doodling I thought it would be cute to frame...so I did!

I started off by scribbling my Orange Glaze #113 Stamper's Big Brush Pen onto my craft mat (you could do it on waxed paper if you don't have a craft mat) and then I added some Acrylic Glazing Liquid to it to transform it into glaze.



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I then did the same thing with the Pink Madder Lake #129 and Light Yellow Glaze #104 colors of pens and then painted all over my sheet of book paper.


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I used my heat gun to dry it really quickly and then started to doodle on top of the design with some of the black PITT® Artist Pens and a white Sharpie.


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When I was finished I just trimmed it to fit inside a frame from Ikea. Easy peasy. Here's some close ups of how it turned out.


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Enter to win some Faber-Castell goodies on my blog this week and also check out the class I will be teaching at True Scrap 4 on art journaling...there's some great techniques I will be teaching with Faber-Castell products! 

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ErinbErin Bassett  Erin is a craft addict who loves to do something creative every day.  She shares her love of all things artsy on her blog and in the classes and events she teaches at.  Erin is a freelance artist, designing for top manufactures and has had many of her projects published in various magazines and books.  She considers it a blessing to be able to call her passion "work".

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Mix & Match with the NEW Color Collection

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Hi everyone! Jill  here and I’ve been having fun using some new products-Subtle Tones Markers!

Because the Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® Subtle Tones are, well, subtle J, they are perfect for Mixing and Matching with other bold, bright colors within the Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® line.  This tag pairs two Subtle Tones colors (Stamper’s Big Brush Pen Light Flesh 132 and PITT® Artist Pen Warm Grey I 270) with two mediums in the red family (Art GRIP® Color Pencil 126 and Red Cherry Gelato™).  I’ll also be using a Chocolate Gelato™ and Art GRIP® Color Pencil 176 for a touch of brown.

Begin by stamping your background using VersaMark Ink, sprinkle with white embossing powder and heat to set.  Then color using your Subtle Tones markers.  Don’t worry about staying perfectly in the lines; if you go over the embossing just quickly wipe the marker off with your fingertip.

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Now your tag has a base of subtle color and you can add more shading directly on top using Art GRIP® Color Pencils.

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As you can see, it takes just two simple steps to create a dynamic background.  The possibilities are really endless as you can easily change which color you decide to layer over the Subtle Tones, wouldn’t purple or green be pretty?

To create an embellishment that perfectly coordinates with the background, simply begin by coloring a die cut butterfly with your Subtle Tones marker.

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Gently color directly onto the center of the butterfly with your Gelato™ and then blend with your fingertips.

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Add your butterfly and sentiment to the tag using dimensional adhesive.  Glue on a twine bow and you’re done!

Supplies
Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft®: Subtle Tones Markers (Stamper’s Big Brush Pen Light Flesh 132 and Warm Grey I 270), Art GRIP® Color Pencils (176, 126), Gelatos™  (Cherry Red, Chocolate), Stamper’s Big Brush Pen Black 199
Penny Black Stamps: 40-109 All Over Pattern, 30-117 Free Flight
Other: Spellbinders Wonderful Wings, Pearls, Twine

 

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Jill 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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Watercolored T-Shirt

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Hi everyone, it is Cathy here again with another guest post.  But .......before I share my project with you all, I just have to ask you all to wish me some SUNSHINE because ever since I finished making this we have had nothing but rain and I really would like a chance to wear it before winter comes!

 

Did you know you can use the Art GRIP® Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils to colour on clothing and if you use a fabric medium to seal it you can wash it in the machine and it doesn’t washout or fade!  This technique also works with Gelatos™. I used the Stampers Big Brush pens to get a tie dye effect (there is a tip at the end of the video sh owing how to get a crisp image if you prefer  neat clean edges).

 

SUPPLIES:
Mixed Media Aquarelles and Ink Red 770200, Green 770202 and Yellow 770201, PITT® Artist Pens Essentials 770075, Yellow 770071 and Chromium Green Opaque 174, Stamper’s Big Brush Pen Pink Madder Lake 129,

Penny Black Petal Party 30-113 transparent stamp set, Luminarte Fabric Simple Solution - soft acrylic medium, Frisk Film - (for masking) and a cotton tee shirt. (The video shows that I used an airbrush to create the background - if you don’t have one you can get a similar effect by lightly sponging the ink onto the design).

 

I hope this has encouraged you to have a go at creating some wearable art, I am giving away some Aquarelles and stampers big brush pens along with other products on my blog, to find out how to win check out the details in this post here .

http://candronicoucardcraft.blogspot.co.uk/2012/09/giveaway.html

 

Cathy

Cathy has crafted from an early age and began stamping again 13 years ago when a friend showed her a handmade card. That lead to a trip to her local craft shop for supplies and  she was asked if she would be interested in teaching classes there; so that is what she did on her days off work. She no longer teaches at the local shop but has found a whole new community of friends over the internet through blogging. In May 2011 Cathy joined Penny Black's design team and has created guest projects for Flowersoft and Papercraft Inspirations magazine, she has also been a hostess for Hero Arts.

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Creative Imaginations Blog Hop Winner!

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Hi Everyone!

Our winner for the Creative Imaginations blog hop is Sharon Gullikson!

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

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Guest Design Team October 2012- December 2012

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Wow.  What a week. We saw every blog/application that was submitted- and the talent was just amazing.   

So...here it is.   Congratulations to the following designers!!

Darlene DeVries

Kim Dellow

Lesley Langdon

Limor Webber

Kathy Peterson

Daniela Dobson

Miae Rowe

Susan K. Weckesser

Katarina Damm-Blomberg

 

 

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Take the challenge!

Hi everyone, Mou Saha 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 THREE winners randomly from among the readers who participated in that week's challenge. And the winner will get a prize from Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft®.

Today's challenge is simple. I love colors! Don't you? So why not take a color challenge!

I found this at Design Seeds via Pinterest. It's irresistible to me!

I knew instantly where I could find these colors in my stash...

Look through your stash and I'm sure you'll find these colors in one form or another. Now, play with it!

So, here's my take:

Don't forget to share your clallenge creations with us...just leave a comment with link to your project image (s) by Friday, 9/14 and we will pick THREE winners randomly to win a prize each!

The prizes for this challenge are:

ONE pack of Mixed Media Aquarelle & Ink in your choice of color!!!

There are 5 color choices to pick from:

BLUE, RED, YELLOW, GREEN, and NEUTRAL.

Don't forget to check back on Monday, 9/16 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. Currently she collaborates with 7 Gypsies, Crate Paper, Cocoa Daisy and Anna Griffin.

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Art Journaling with Design Memory Craft (Guest Design Team)

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Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft products are fabulous for most any project and work well to create colorful art journals with minimal effort. Cheryl Boglioli here again, excited to share with you a recent page I made just playing with some new stamps and a few stencils.

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I have a homemade art journal I created by cutting 140# watercolor paper and binding with my Bind-it-All. I misted the watercolor paper with a bit of water and scribbled Gelatos™ colors in Cotton Candy and Butter Cream. Using a wet paintbrush, I blended the colors across the pages.

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I started playing with Dylusions and Balzer Designs Creative Workshop stencils with various Design Memory Craft Faber-Castell products. I used more Gelatos™ colors in Tangerine, Coconut, Earl Gray, and a touch of Metallic Blueberry. The metallic added a nice touch that really pops on paper. Of course I love using Stamper’s Big Brush Pens in Black, Orange Glaze and Light Cobalt Turqouis. I also used PITT Artist Pens in Indanthrene Blue, Cobalt Green, Leaf Green, Cold Grey III, and Orange Glaze. I love that these pens come in different sized nibs; I used the Small and Brush nib for this project.

I stenciled, stamped, doodled and colored with all of these supplies creating layers of color and images. I used my fingers as well as a damp paintbrush to blend colors as I was layering and even flipped my stencils a few times to stamp a reversed image in places. There is something so freeing about playing in my art journals.

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I hope you will pull out some paper and  Faber-Castell Design Memory Crafts products in a few colors and mediums today and just play and see what happens. Make sure you come back and share with us on Facebook.

 

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Cheryl Boglioli is a Florida native, a wife, and a mother of one beautiful daughter.   She is a mixed media artist, craft designer, and educator who loves to stay on the cutting edge of new products and techniques as it pertains to the crafting industry.  She achieved a CHA Designer Member status in 2011 and in 2012 became a full-time designer and educator traveling and teaching workshops at local scrapbook stores and events.  She currently works with several manufacturers in the industry including Tattered Angels, Canvas Corp, Basically Bare, Helmar and Zutter.  

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