Happy Day | Scrapbooking Tutorial By Irit Landgraf


Hi! Irit here with a new colorful project using my favorites, the beautiful Gelatos®.

I started by adding some washi tape to my patterned paper and priming the paper with gesso. I then picked a rainbow of colors, beautiful happy colors!

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Movie Magic - layout with a video


Hi there! It's Riikka here sharing another guest project with you! This time I went playing with Chalk Board Paint, Gelatos® and Texture Luxe™. 

I was intrigued to try the Gelatos® on the Chalk Board Paint, how they would mimic chalks on top of the paint and how the colors would shine from the black surface. What also shines from black is the Texture Luxe™. I used the silver one here in my layout and created a twinkling background for my page.

Texture Luxe™ is thick enough to be used with a stencil for a dimensional effect. And the shine it has is just awesome! The paste is smooth and silky and the end finish really shines. As the paste has some tooth too, you can use it in a way of adhesive - please see the video below to learn what I mean!


The topic of the page is like the title suggest movie magic. Don't you just love the feeling a good movie gets you into? When you leave the theater and are still captivated by the story, the visual aspects of the movie and well, the movie magic? I don't go to the movies as often I would love to, but even more I then enjoy the feeling after seeing something captivating! It almost feels like you are in the story when you are heading home at best.


The page has three different type shine on it. There's the sparkling, high shine of the glitter, the satin like shine of the Texture Luxe™ and then silk like sheen of Gelatos®. Talking about star shine! I also added bokeh styled little dots here and there around the page using Stamper's Big Brush pen - one of my favorite things to do lately!

Thank you for stopping by today! I hope I have inspired you with my project! Until next time!


Supplies from Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft®:

 Chalk Board Paint

Texture Luxe™ - Silver

Stamper's Big Brush Pen - White

Gelatos® - Blueberry

Gelatos® - Snow Cone, Margarita Mix

Gelatos® - Silver Ice

PITT® Artist Pens - Blacks


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Friendship balsa box


Hi! Kimberly New here.  Today I'll be sharing my altered balsa box.  

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Be Strong Tag Using Texture Gems - With Lisa


Hi everyone! Lisa with you today to share a few fun ideas using the Texture Gems™ (and a few other awesome products) on a black tag.

Let me show you how I did this:

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Guest Design Team Call!


Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft is a leading manufacturer specializing in high quality art supplies including pens, color pencils and watercolor pencils for art, crafts, scrapbooking and papercrafting. 

We're looking for talented designers to help promote our brand for design, memory and papercraft applications from July 2015- October 2015.  The successful applicant will need to work well with deadlines and consistently produce projects of high standard. 

As part of the Design Memory Craft Guest Design Team you will:

  • Receive a surplus amount of Design Memory Craft products including the new products
  • Have the opportunity to be featured regularly on the redesigned Design Memory Craft blog, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram.
  • We may also approach you about buying the original piece for tradeshow use.


  • Create a card, layout, or a mixed media project to post on the Design Memory Craft blog. 
  • Maintain your blog and link to Design Memory Craft’s website/blog.
  • Follow the guidelines provided by Design Memory Craft

Please send us the following information by June 17th, 2015 4pm EST via email to naoko@fabercastell.comwith ‘Design Team Application’ in the subject line.

***Please note that late submissions will not be accepted***.

  1. Name, address and e-mail address.
  2. Short biography
  3. Links to your blog
  4. 1 project with step by step directions. *please note- your personality is important to us.  Show us who you are! (this can be an existing project!)
  5. Finally…like/follow us on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/DesignMemoryCraft), Pinterest (http://pinterest.com/designmemcraft/), and Twitter (https://twitter.com/DesignMemCraft )!

The Guest Design Team will be announced on June 22, 2015.  

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What do you put on your art journal pages? with Rita Barakat

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Hey artsy peeps Rita Barakat here using several Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® products to create today art journal pages! I also gathered random embellishments to add to my pages!

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Today I want to show you the new Brights Gelatos® Colors pack! I had so many pictures for this project I decided to put them all in a short video form for ya! Enjoy!

What do you put on your art journal pages?

Blessings! Rita

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Rita Barakat Mixed Media Artist, Illustrator and Designer & Educator. From wall murals to itty bitty minis you can find her work in various hospitals, corporations, family homes, manufacture websites and magazines. She designs for Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft®,The Crafters Workshop, DCWV, Deflecto, ColourArte and freelances for a variety of manufacturers

Introducing Janna Barrett

Lettering is one of the hottest trends right now.  Starting this week, we'll be periodically featuring Janna Barrett's stunning works.  Follow us on Instagram to see our latest features!  @design_memory_craft 

An art journal page & the winners of May Take the Challenge with Mou (and the winners of the blog hop)

Hi everyone, Mou here with today's post.

It's an art journal page about drowning negative noises around us.


I used:

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® Textural Accents: Gesso, Gel Medium, Whipped Spackle, Texture Gems™ 3ct Metallics

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Designing with Gelatos® Kit

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Gelatos Mist Maker Set

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Mixed Media Stencils 101 collection: Dots

Others: Sizzix Bird Silhouette die; die-cutting system; art journal, patterned paper, book paper, stamp

Let me walk you through the steps of creating this page.

Color the page with Gelatos colors from the Designing with Gelatos® Kit. Blend colors with gesso.

Attach diecut bird to page with gel medium.

Color the floral foam stamp from the kit and mist it with water. stamp on the page.

Color rubber stamps with Gelatos colors and stamp on the page.

Apply Whipped Spackle through Dots stencil as shown. Let dry. 

Cut chosen text from old book paper. attach to page with gel medium.

Cut off a small section of bubblegum Gelatos into the mister included in the kit. Crush it with the back of the paint brush. Add water. Shake to mix. Mist the section of the page above the bird. let some wet mist drip down the page.

Embellish the bird by adding small dots along the outline of the bird to finish the page.


Here's a close-up of my page.

And now, the winners of  May 2015 Take the Challenge with Mou...

1. Hi Mou ... amazing art journal page. I did some watercoloring on my canvas with some spring colors.. I love spring :)

Here is my entry for the May challenge http://blendingartandcraft.blogspot.com/2015/05/spring-colors.html

Posted by: bhavana | 05/06/2015 at 08:26 PM

2. your page is wonderful, thanks for the step by step instructions.Love this challenge, here is my entry http://laury55.blogspot.be/2015/05/spring.html

Posted by: laury55 | 05/15/2015 at 02:57 AM

Congrats Bhavana & Laury! And thanks everyone who joined in this month :)

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

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


Blog hop

Congratulations to the winner of the Waffle Flowers blog hop!  Please send us your mailing address to naoko@fabercastell.com.  Thanks!


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Cherry Blossom Thank You Card


Hi there! Mieko here. Today I would like to share with you a cheery blossom THANK YOU card using Gelatos® Colors 15ct:PASTELS. The Pastels set contains 12 soft blendable colors that are reminiscent of french macaroons. I love macaroons and soft colors(pastels).

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Blog Hop with Waffle Flower Crafts:Day 5 with Lisa

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We're so excited to be hopping with Waffle Flower™ Crafts this week! Here's some information about this wonderful company via their website: 

"Waffle Flower™ started in April 2014 to explore possibilities in product designs. like to think of ourselves as a tool company. We hope our stamps and dies will help make crafting fun and approachable for everyone! 

Fun, Inspiring, Versatile and Easy to use; all of our products were designed with our FIVE code in mind. We’re dedicated to bringing you the best crafting experience by using high quality photopolymer for our stamps, safe metal for our dies; all made in USA."

Hi everyone! It's Lisa with you on this last day of the hop. I hope you've been enjoying it as much as *I* have. Soooo much inspiration from everyone! Both teams have been really creative.


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