Summer Lovin' Layered Tag

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It's summer and the living is FINE and INSPIRING.  Allow the colors and feelings of the season to inspire your creativity, as I did with this tag.  Summer makes me feel happy, warm and playful.  Great motivation for creating an AWESOME tag. 

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A card celebrating friends & July Take the Challenge with Mou winners

Hi everyone, Mou here with a card celebrating the friends in our lives!

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To make this card, you'll need:

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Gesso

Let me walk you through the steps.

1. Cut and fold cardstock to make a 5.5" x 4.25" card.

2. Trim corrugated paper to 5.25" x 4". Attach to card. With paint brush, apply Gesso to the corrugated surface.

3. Trim woven paper to 4.5" x 3.5". Color lightly with Gelatos. Blend with Gesso. When dry, ink up stamp with Black Stamper's Big Brush pen and stamp on woven paper. Attach to corrugated paper.

4. Apply Gesso to muslin fabric. Let dry. Ink up stamp with Black Stamper's Big Brush pen and stamp on muslin. Color the stamped image with other colors of Stamper's Big Brush pens. Cut a rectangle around the stamped and colored image. Attach to woven paper.

5. Stamp sentiment on cardstock using Black Stamper's Big Brush pen. Add some color with Pink Madder Lake Stamper's Big Brush pen. Cut into a strip. Attach below the muslin piece to finish the card.

Here are some close-up shots of the card:

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Hope you enjoyed the little tutorial and thanks for stopping by.

And here are the winners of July 2014 Take the Challenge with Mou:

1. Mou-- This is lovely I just love the steampunk stuff! Gorgeous color combos too!

http://www.stampinmindy.net/2014/07/mixed-media-art-and-some-drawings.html

Posted by: Mindy Baxter | 07/10/2014 at 12:57 AM

2. Please forgive me for some reason the link is not working...argh
ck out this one!
http://milagroscrivera.blogspot.com/2014/07/jamie-dougherty-gardenia-bloom-stencil_18.html

Posted by: Milagros C Rivera | 07/18/2014 at 07:50 AM

Congrats to the winners! You guys inspire me and make it very hard to choose only two projects because I loved them all :) Keep playing! 

Mindy and Milagros, please get in touch with Naoko for your prizes. Email her [naoko@fabercastell.com] with July Take the Challenge winners on the subject line.

Will see you all next month with another creative challenge :)

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Free Mixed Media Ustream Class Tomorrow!

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JenprofileTomorrow night at 9PM EST, we'll be having a free mixed media Ustream class with Jen Matott.   We'll be using the following products in our class:
  
*Gelatos Double Scoop
*Gelatos (Steampunk)
*Gel Medium
                              *Gelatos Tool Set
 
Plus, we'll be doing a giveaway!  1 lucky winner will win a set of the Gelatos Double Scoop that Jen uses, and a tub of the Gel Medium.  
 
 
At the end of the class, we'll be giving away a set of the Gelatos Double Scoop (that Jen will be using) and a tub of the Gel Medium.  
 
Use this link to access the UStream Class tomorrow night:  http://ow.ly/ypdQA
 
See you there!
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My World

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Hello everyone.  Terri here.  Today I want to share with you a layout I completed using several different Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® products.  So, let's get started!  First, here's a look at what I have created.

I love creating my own backgrounds for layouts.  I think my pictures deserve mini works of art to showcase them! (This is my oldest son in Spain last summer)

I began with a 12 x 12 sheet of kraft cardstock.  To create some layers I first stamped with a world map stamp randomly on the background using a Dark Indigo Stamper’s Big Brush Pen.  These are a staple in my craft bag.  I rarely use inks to stamp anymore because these pens are permanent india ink.  They come is so many colors and are very versatile.  Just color directly onto your stamp and viola!  Perfection!

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Patriotic Layout by Tonya Gibbs

Patriotic Layout by Tonya Gibbs

We recently celebrated our Independence Day here in the USA.  I love to see everyone dressed in their red, white & blue to show their patriotism. My Sister In-law shared this photo of her and her beautiful daughter.  Since my niece is all dolled up like a pageant queen, I wanted my layout to resemble a parade float.   The colors needed to be rich and vibrant, but feminine and soft, so I turned to my stash of Gelatos®. Their creamy texture and rich pigments were just what I needed to make this layout pop!

When I use Gelatos® I'm often asked these two questions:

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Beachy Glass Bead Glitter Gel Glass Jar

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Hi, everyone! Margie Higuchi here with a beach themed project, using the Glass Bead Glitter Gel. I used the white mini glass jar from my 4th of July Gel & Gelatos Glass Jar project and kicked it up a notch.

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Composi Mold and Mixed Media Kit winner

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The winner of the Composi Mold and Mixed Media with Gelatos kit is Ange!  Congratulations- please email us at naoko@fabercastell.com.  Thanks!

 

Ange

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Count Your Rainbows

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Hello, Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Friends!  Stacey here.  I got a little "artsy" with a watercoloring technique using Gelatos®!

To create a card background with a rainbow effect, I selected Red Cherry, Mango, Banana, Green Tea, Boysenberry, and Grape Gelatos®

....just remember rainbow order is ROY-G-BIV!

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Wood Grain Background using Gelatos® and PITT® Pastel Pencils

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Hi everyone. It's me, Susanne, and today I'd like to share with you how I made the wood grain background for my "Love" card. Check out the video:

 

Here are some more close ups of the card and a description which embellishments I used:

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Composi Mold and the Mixed Media with Gelatos Kit: Day 2

It's the last day of our product feature with Composi Mold and the Mixed Media with Gelatos Kit! 

Today we have two beautiful crafts by Jen Matott and Lisa Adametz.  

Want to win these kits?  Leave a comment here about how you plan to use both, and you'll be entered in a giveaway to win a set of the ComposiMold and the Mixed Media with Gelatos Kit.  

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Jen Matott combined the two  to create this stunning necklace.  Who would've thought to create a necklace from a few journals? 

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Lisa's sharing a fantastic collection of journals she made from the kit over at her blog- check out how she combined it with the Composi Mold!  

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MIX & MATCH

MIX & MATCH from Faber-Castell makes designing with COLOR simple. Choose a color set that inspires you. Choose a medium. Mix & Match as you create. Color coordinated palettes give you the freedom to design your project knowing the colors & mediums will work beautifully together.

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