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December 2010

Introductions....

Hi!  I'm Jennifer Matott and I'm here to introduce myself as another design team member for Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft. I was thrilled to find out that I was going to be representing an art supply hero of mine!  I've loved Faber-Castell products since I was a kid!  It's a dream to be on this team!  

There is no medium I won't try. As a high school art teacher for 12 years, I have learned a lot from my students, just as I hope they have learned from me over the years. My students have made me loosen up and just enjoy the process more. I live in upstate New York with my husband and 2 boys. They keep me very busy and my kids really enjoy making art right along side of me. 

Here is a little peek at a banner that I made using the Design Memory Craft blue and green lines. 

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canvas; Blue Aquarelle Watercolor pencils; stick: and inkjet image transfer

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cardboard, sheet music, inkjet transfer; Gelatos (blue, metallic green, and white),sequin waste as a stencil


As you can see, I'm a big fan of drips, dots, and a little grunge art. If it's messy, I'm all for it!!!  I hope you liked my little peek at my birdie banner. I'll be back later with some more fun art using the delicious Faber-Castell lines! 



Taking Flight!

Hi there! My name is Heidi Kelley and I had the amazing opportunity to create for Faber-Castell's upcoming Design Memory Craft catalog. What a blast I had using the gelato sticks, watercolor pencils, Stamper's Big Brush, and Pitt Artist Pens!

Here is one of my projects... an art journal made with all the products that I just mentioned.

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And here are a few of the pages that go inside... all the balloons were photos that I took myself, and printed in black and white before painting with the watercolor pencils.

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and the backside of course...

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Oh the things you can do with the Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft line... if the artist in you is begging to create new scrappy things, using amazingly versatile artistic mediums - make sure you stop by the CHA booth this January.

I will be back in a couple weeks with another project that I made just for Design Memory Craft! See you then!

xx Heidi Kelley

http://seesterk.blogspot.com/


Hello to All!

Hello fellow crafters!  I am so excited to be introducing myself as a design team member of the new Faber Castell Design Memory Craft team. I absolutely love all of my Faber Castell products and can't wait to share some of my ideas with you.

Here is a little about me. I am a mother of two beautiful children and the wife of an adoring and supportive husband. My family has always enjoyed my scrapbooking hobby and loves to be the star of the "project". 

I have been scrapbooking for about 14 years and remember the first time I went to a crop.  It was as if a whole new world opened up for me. I had always enjoyed photography, but this new hobby allowed me to create something from my pictures and also give them a voice.  I know now that there are so many stories in our pictures that would never be told without scrapbooking.  

Well, as everyone knows, this hobby called scrapbooking can really lead you into other crafting worlds and it wasn't long before I was learning how to stamp and make cards and other paper craft items.  

I love the paper crafting business. It is a wonderful beautiful community filled with the loveliest people. We care about each other, we encourage each other and we share a passion like no other and I am so glad to be a part of it.

Today I wanted to share with you a project that I created using the Design Memory Craft Stamper's Big Brush, a plain wood frame, acrylic paint, and a stamp. I really enjoy the simplicity of this project and it is a quick and easy gift to make.

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The first step in this project is to prep and paint a plain wooden frame. You can get frames like I used at your local craft store in all shapes and sizes. For this project I used white acrylic paint. Then I distressed the frame with some fine grit sand paper and distress ink.  The last step is to stamp your design. Take a favorite stamp and rub your Stampers Big Brush Pen all over the stamp. Huff, with your breath, on the inked stamp right before you stamp to insure that the ink is still damp. Press the stamp down hard and evenly onto the frame.  If needed you can touch up areas on the frame with your marker or even add your own doodles and text.

Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by.  I will be back with many more fun projects for you to make soon. Have a wonderful holiday season and a Happy New Year!

xoxo, Christine


A new adventure

with Faber-Castell Design Memory Crafts...

Hi there, I'm Mou Saha, one of Faber-Castell's design team member and here's a sneak peek into a fun project I have been working on with Faber-Castell's Art GRIP Aquarelle watercolor pencils, PITT Pastel pencils and PITT Artist pens...

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stay tuned as there will be many more gorgeous projects from our design team :)

Happy hump day!

 


Hello Friends

Hi everyone!  Jill Foster here to share a peek at a card made with some of my favorite products from the new Design Memory Craft line!  If you love to create your own backgrounds and color detailed stamped images, I'll have some new techniques coming your way very soon... :)  In the meantime, here's a card to say "hello friends!"


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Flower image by Hero Arts (Garden Bouquet CG172), Sentiment (Papertrey Ink) Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft products used for card decoration: Gelatos, Art GRIP Aquarelle Pencils, Pastel Pencils


A Metallic Star is Born! {Metallic Pens Sneak Peek!}

Look who we've noticed using our new Design Memory Craft PITT Artist Metallic Pens for several projects during her December Daily this month? None other than Ali Edwards! Very exciting! Here are a few photos of projects that she used, along with links....

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Sneak Peek Alert!! Ali used our not-yet-released Ruby Metallic PITT Artist Pen on the above photo in her December Daily day 4. 

 


Ali Edwards Dec Daily 13 

Ali used our metallic PITT Artist pen for the silver line and one of our black journaling PITT Artist pens for the words on her December Daily Number 13.

 

Thanks, Ali! We're excited to be a part of your December Daily this year on a total of four different days so far .... and the month is just barely half-way over!