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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!



After stamping I grabbed the Chalkboard Paint to add additional layers.  I used 2 different stencils and "painted" the chalkboard paint through them.  It dries very quickly so it was easy to move the stencils around the page and overlap them.



The Chalkboard Paint dries to a lucious matte color.  To add some shine and dimension I decided to add some color using Gelatos® .  I cut a small portion of Gelatos® Double Scoop® Snow Cone and Gelatos® Pistachio and mixed them with water.


 Once they were mixed well, I added enough water to make a runny mixture (think egg yolk).  The colors were not mixed; I kept them separate.  Next, using the dropper tool, I suctioned up some of a color and dropped it randomly around my page.
Loved all the bubbles!  While it was still wet, I held the paper upright and let some of the colors run down the page.  I set it aside to dry while I played with making the embellishments.  I used Gelatos® Pistachio to edge all of my papers.  Just rub it on with your finger along the edges.  Also, I again used the Chalkboard Paint to highlight the edges of the first mat under the picture.  Love how that worked!  It gives just a distinction to the picture and brings the wonderful matte finish to the center of the layout.
The other embellishments needed to have some color as well.  I added Gelatos® Double Scoop® Snow Cone and Gelatos® Pistachio to the small wood stars, Chalkboard Paint to a large wood star, and Gelatos® Double Scoop® Snow Cone to the white cardstock star ring.
I found that the wood was soaking up all of the color.  So, to get more of the bright color to stay, I wiped each star with a wet baby wipe and rubbed the color in while it was still wet.  Worked like a charm!
For the cardstock, just rub the color directly on the paper and wipe with a baby wipe.  It will disperse the color perfectly.
Once all of my pieces were colored it was time to assemble it all.  You can see in the photo below that I have added the embellishments and a few others.

I hope you enjoyed seeing part of "my world" today.  Check my blog for more background ideas.  Thanks for stopping by today!
Supplies used:

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® products:

Chalkboard Paint

Gelatos® Pistachio

Gelatos® Double Scoop® Snow Cone

Stamper’s Big Brush Pen - Dark Indigo 157


Stencils:  Tim Holtz Splatters layering stencil and TCW mini Punchinella

Paper:  Bazzill cardshoppe kraft, G45 French Country, MME Lost & Found 1 & 2

DCWV Typewriter Keys stickers

7Gypsies gypsy frame

Prima Cartographer stamp

Tim Holtz tiny tags Bigz die

Wood stars; mulberry paper; seam binding



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Barbara Dundas

Great layout, love all the textures.


I love all the layers and textures you used. The colors are beautiful, too.

TracyM #6773

GREAT photo and TOTALLY AWESOME layout - LOVE IT ALL Terri!!!
I think you have created a FABULOUS piece of ART to showcase the photo of your son!!!

Terri Burnette

Thanks for the love everyone!!!

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