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We've been fans of Gina K for a long time, and we're excited to announce our first blog hop with their design team!  Hop with us for some fabulous prizes too!  Make sure you leave a comment on the post for a chance to win a Gin K Design stamp set ($24.95) !
W'e'll also be giving away a Designing with Gelatos Kit valued at $24.95!
Each day this week, we'll have a new post to share- so don't forget to stop by our blog and Gina K's blog

Hi everyone, Mou here with today's post. I did an art journal page using patterned papers and stamps from Gina K. Designs and of course various products from Faber-Castell Design Memory Crafts.


Supplies I used:

Gina K. Designs Stamp: Face To The Sun

Gina K. Designs 6" x 6" patterned papers: Parisian Garden 

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Gelatos: Blueberry, Cotton Candy, Lemon, Mango, Lavender, Bubble Gum, Pistachio

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Stamper's Big Brush pens: Black, Dark Chrome Yellow, Scarlet Red, Cobal Green, Permanent Green Olive

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Essential PITT Artist pens: Black

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft  Textural Accents: Gesso, Gel Medium, Glaze

Others: chipboard album, washi tape, book text, paint brush

I created the background by adhering several small pieces of patterned papers and book text with Gel Medium. Then I whitewashed with Gesso and colored the background with Gelatos, blending with Glaze. Here are some close-up shots of the page.


I inked up the stamp sparingly with the black Stamper's Big Brush pen. When the ink dried on the stamped image, I colored in with Scarlet Red Stamper's Big Brush pen.


I stamped the saying between the layers.


Here I stamped the vine with Gesso. I stamped the other vines with different colors of Stamper's Big Brush pens. I added the details with a Black PITT Artist pen.

Hope you enjoyed today's post and would try out these products in your own crafting.



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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Robin Craig

I love this page. The stamps goes so well with the gelato background.

Barbara Campbell

Wow! This is so unique and I have this stamp. Makes me want to do new things with it. Love the detail here.

Tammy V

Beautiful colors and design!


This is gorgeous. the beautiful. i am loving all your details


beautiful page!!

Melanie Muenchinger

I love these Gina K images you used, and you made such a whimsical magical creation with the1 Love your colors and all your artistic touches!

Judy Cartwright

Great ideas! :)


Wow the whole color thing is amazing awesome work ...tfs


OH my! What a stunning mixed media creation! LOVE it!

Kari VanNoy

Wow..this is so beautiful and creative! I love it!

Carole Renneker

I love this stamp and now my mind is reeling with new ideas on how to use it. Thanks for the introduction to more Faber-Castell products. This is a lovely page.

Ann Jobes

I'm intrigued by the technique of using gelatos with glaze. Wonderful page!

tammy b

oh mow, i so love your work!

Marcy Bennett

Bright and Creamy colors - what a fabulous combo!

Judy Woodland

This is one of my favorite GKD stamp sets and you have really zinged it up here. Love all the texture and movement. Very well done!!

Yolanda Salcido Runkle

Beautiful, love all the colors. Just looking at this card makes me want to get my bike out and ride. Love it.


This is absolutely stunning, Mou. You are so creative with your colors and use of mixed media. LOVE THIS:)


Love the collage effect. Very beautiful

Lee Reed

Beautiful. Love all the colors.

Lisa K

You made these stamps look wonderful. They make me want to give mixed media try.

Sandra ltb

lovely - love visiting and learning all these tricks!
Sandra ltb

Anne S

Learning so much these past couple of days and how to take my card making to a whole new level. Thanks GinaK and Faber-Castell!

Sharon Gullikson

I love how the background shows through. VERY cool.

Linda Notareschi

Wow Mou, what a great job you did! I like the textured background, the unique coloring effects, especially your use of red in some of the lettering.

Natasha Poteraj

I like how feminine this is. I'd like to make one for my daughter.

Verna Angerhofer

What a gorgeous page. Awesome array of colors too.

Theresa Hawkins

Wow Mou! So different. Thanks for the inspiration.

Susan Silne

I just in shock with this cute card from Gina K.
Is not easy for me to fine this productos from Faber Castill but is great to know that this productust I really will like to get them for my self. Showing this products and knowing that this products you can make great cards in the future!!

Good Luck for everyone!!!!

Susan Silne.

Therese DuMoulin

Great! Very Unique!

Lynn Mathers

Lovely page! I love how easily the gelatos blend into each other...

Dawn Skene

Lots of different techniques on this page. I haven't used many of these products but you have certainly given me some great ideas of how to use them. Thanks for the inspiration.

Barbara Brenneman

I am your newest fan having joined your site to take advantage of all your wonderfully creative ideas. Thank you Faber-Castel and Gina K Design Stamps for this fun opportunity. Your journal using Gina K Designs "Face the Sun" is absolutely beautiful, I can't believe how rich the colors are using these great products. Definitely looking into them.

Faith Gaspar

Yummy!!! Where to Start... Let me See!!! I've got to TRY EVERYTHING!!! There is Inspiration Everywhere!!! Thank You, Thank You, Thank You....


Julie S.

This is a gorgeous mixed media project! Definitely got some inspiration today.


I love the colors you used and the beautiful touches like like stamping the vine with Gesso !!

Pat Tillery

What a sunny, happy page. The gelatos really make it luscious!


Beautiful colors. I like how you made this beautiful project.

Shelly Schmidt

Gorgeous page- loving the colors you used- so vibrant!!! The yellow highlight around the image really makes it pop, and love the white floral border on the blue!

Sharon Roselli

Nice page love the vines with the gesso! Beautiful page.

barbara macaskill

STUNNING! MUST HAVE this stamp! I love this sentiment!!! The colors are truly exquisite and there are so many different layers! I am in love with this! TFS!

sherry butcher

Wonderful, love the colors, the stamps and the instructions. TFS.

DeanAnn Scott

I was not aware of the wide range of FC products. I had seen some pen ads in crafting magazines and now I am glad I decided to follow this hop. I will be adding to my supplies by the time this is over and I will have a ton of idea to go with them too.

Susan Sieracki

I love what you did with this!

Miriam Prantner

Wonderful page! Love the mix of doodling and stamping!

Sue D

Awesome page and I like the verse.

Arlene D

What a fun mixed media project!

Joyce erb

This is really creative and a work of art! Going to have to check out these products

Julie D.

Oooohh Aaahhhhh, nice work


I love this page. I have a bicycle that I could use for a similar design. Great idea.


Love the depth of color in this page


such a lovely page! love the whimsy and glowing colors

linda smith

love this!


tons of color - just great!

Hope Amen

Lovely layout! wonderful colors.

Donna Phelan

One of my favorite GKD stamp duos! Love what you have created so pretty!

Cammi Engelhard

I love mixed medium! But I really love the color wash over the gesso Really pops. Thank you for sharing


Love the colors on the page along with the stamps.

Chris Handy

Love all the colors. Soo artsy.

Greg T

Love the mixed media on the journal. Still need to get some Gelatos.

Sabrina Radican

Absolutely stunning!!!

Donna Simonson

Love this technique with the gelatos! I have a couple of gelato colors and love the many ways you can use them to add vibrancy to your projects!


Thanks for the chance to win.


What a beautiful art journal page. I am getting so many new ideas with the Faber-Castell products. I love the sentiment you used.

Sharon Field

What a great project! Something I hae yet to try, but I may do it real soon...........I LOVE IT! Thanks for sharing.


Wow super beautiful... Love it a lot!!!


fabulous project!!! Love all the colors!


So beautiful and love the biker chick!

Barbara Patrick

Darling page! I love the gelatos.

Cheryl O

Wow, what creativity! Love the mix of color.

Janis in ID

Just such a carefree image of the lady on the bicycle. Love this.
<3 J

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Marsha D

Amazing artistry.

Laura G.Turcotte

Absolutely amazing!!! I'm in awe!

Jill P

nice page, so colorful!

Jean Marmo

Love the gelatos and this stamp!

Donna U

Love this page!

Mary Nieb

Gina K stamps and Gelatos-a winning combination. I would love to win some.

Judy Covey

What a fun journal page and I love how you used lots of mixed media. Great job!

Cindy Miller

Wow what an awesome job, love how the Faber-Castell products accentuates the page!!


I could never put together the fascinating and beautiful journal page you did, Mou! Beautiful! Thanks for sharing how you did it. You are a true artist!

Cindy DeSpain

wow many works of art.

Jeanine Gonzalez

Beautiful card... love it!


Wow this is amazing!


That is a lovely page with all those soft colors in the background and then the pop of red in her skirt and on the letters.


how pretty is this! thanks for the inspiration


There is so much to look at on your project! Love the colors and blending and use of different art medium. Nice work.

Sharon Kent

Mou, I really like your page.

Robin Buchholz

Wow, all of the colors in this are so pretty! Thanks for sharing.

Julie Gastelum

Awesome the look. Thanks for sharing.

Jan Castle

Beautiful all the detail!!!! Great job!

Helen F.

What an awesome Journal Page! Love how the stamp images look on the Gelatos background.

Brooke Guadagno

I love the gelatos and the intense color they have.

Maxine D

WOW - amazing use of the various mediums, and I love the result!

karen day

Love, love, love!!!!

Vicki Poole

Just breathtaking! Bold sharp colors to pale tender shades. Wow.


I love your journal page! Your bright cheery page made me smile :-)


Great work! Colourful and so cute. Thanks for all the great creative ideas.

Betty Nevile

So beautiful and creative!

Vanessa Taylor

The best use for the Gelato so far. I love the blended rainbow look it's simply beautiful :)

Krafty Kim

Such a unique project. Loving the mix of medias.


Beautiful theme and design of your page. The flowers for the wheel spokes are so creative!! Great job!!

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