2015 Desk Calendar


Hi! Dana Tatar here today sharing a 2015 desk calendar that I created with some of my favorite Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft products. I'm especially excited to show how I used the NEW Gold Texture Gems! Texture Gems are liners that are great for embellishing and are sold in a 3-count set of Gold, Silver and Pearl, and as a single count Texture Gem in Ice, which is a clear liner. If you missed the CHA Updates you're going to want to go back and read up on all the fantastic new releases!

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May Arts Blog Hop Day 5 with Rita and Lisa

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We’re hopping with May Arts this week! We’re so excited to be partnering again with them and crafting with their fabulous ribbons. 


Are you ready for an inspiration filled week with giveaways? Here’s how you can enter: Stop by our blog and the May Arts blog each day this week and leave a comment. Two winners will win $50 of product from us, and 3 spools of ribbons from May Arts. 
Good luck!

Hi everyone it's Rita AND Lisa here with you today with two FABULOUS projects to show you today.

First off it's Lisa's turn to share her project!

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Hi crafty friends! It's been quite an exciting week here on the blog with all of the beautiful projects featuring May Arts. Isn't my canvas fun with those little roses creating that heart? As usual, I try not to make it difficult. Let me show you how:

1. Coat the burlap canvas in Gesso. Not completely. Being sure to leave some of the burlap showing through.

2, 3. Using May Arts Rose Trim and a large die-cut heart, peel the paper backing from the trim (it's adhesive!) and apply to heart. 

4. Once complete, spritz trim with water. Then using sponge "pounce" Gold Texture Luxe into surface of Rose Trim.

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5.  Once Texture Luxe has been smooshed into the rose it should be air dried.  The Texture Luxe dries quickly so this shouldn't be an issue (for you impatient crafters like me).

6. Add Gelato® colors to the background. Gold, Cotton Candy, and Bubble Gum were initially used, but I found them too bright. So I toned them down with some Metallic Melon and even some Red Cherry.

7. Rub and blend the Gelatos® in with your fingers, paintbrush, or baby wipe to blend.

8. Place stencil over background and use either sponge or palette knife with Gold Texture Luxe to create background image.

LisaAdametz-RoseHeart-39. I liked the look of the Red Cherry Gelato® so much in contrast to the May Arts Aqua ribbon (which I had wrapped around one side along with a piece of May Arts Jute) that I also added more of the Red Cherry to the heart and misted it to make it more red.

10. Sticker letters were added to spell out my quote: "To thine own self be true".  I picked this quote for Valentine's Day because I think you need to love yourself first before you can love anyone else. ♥

11. The quote was coated with Gel Medium to give it staying power.

12. Using a piece of Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® Adhesive Sheets, portions of "stickiness" were applied to the background and lifted off. Then Fab Foil was applied to the sticky part and rubbed with a bone folder (according to directions.) Once lifted the shimmery part is left behind. Very cool!

LisaAdametz-RoseHeart-4I hope you liked this project as much as I did. Aren't those little roses cute? And adding the Texture Luxe is so perfect to make them really shabby chic.

Here are the products that I used today:

From Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft®:

Textural Accents: Gesso, Gel Medium, Gelatos® Mist Maker Set

Stencil Pack 101, Texture Luxe Gold

Gelatos®: Cotton Candy (Blue Set), Bubble Gum, Red Cherry (Red Set), Metallic Melon (Metallics Set), Gelato® Double Scoop® Gold Champagne

Stamper's Big Brush Pens: Cobalt Green #156 (3-Ct Blue Pack), Black #199

May Arts Ribbon # A487-58-17 5/8" x 5 M 100% Nylon

May Arts Ribbon #HA-78-04 7/8" x 30 Y 100% Polyester

May Arts Ribbon #SM-10 400Y/Roll 100% Jute

Other Products Used: Die-cut Heart, Wow! Fab Foil, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® Adhesive Sheets, Letter Stickers.

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Feb 2015 004100-001 Hey there artsy peeps Rita Barakat here and today Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft is hopping with May Arts! Today I am sharing how you can add  beautiful May Arts ribbons to your art and mixed media projects! And if you leave a comment you could win some fabulous products!

Here’s how you can enter: Stop by our blog and the May Arts blog each day this week and leave a comment. Two winners will win $50 of product from us, and 3 spools of ribbons from May Arts. The hop will close at 11PM on February 15th. The winners will be announced here the next day. 

Good luck!

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Feb 2015 005100 If you are like me and are sew challenged a little scor-tape does a tremendous job keeping beautiful ribbon scrunched up and in place! Feb 2015 017100-001 I used the same tape directly on my little canvas(watercolor paper) to add these pretty little flower ribbon, then I slid it in the pouch (Deflecto). For the artwork I used various Gelatos®Colors, PITT® Artist Pens, Art GRIP® Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils, Gesso, the new Texture Gems. Blessings!

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April 2014 132100siggyb 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 and freelances for a variety of manufacturers

 

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May Arts Blog Hop - Day 4 with Mou

We’re hopping with May Arts this week! We’re so excited to be partnering again with them and crafting with their fabulous ribbons. 

Are you ready for an inspiration filled week with giveaways? Here’s how you can enter: Stop by our blog and the May Arts blog each day this week and leave a comment. Two winners will win $50 of product from us, and 3 spools of ribbons from May Arts. The hop will close at 11PM on February 15th. The winners will be announced here the next day. 

Good luck!

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Hi everyone, Mou here with today's project for you!

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To make this tag, I used:

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Textural Accents: Gesso, Gel Medium, Texture Luxe Gold 

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Gelatos®: Cotton Candy, Blueberry, Grape (BLUE set); Lavender (RED set); Iced Chai, Black Cherry (STEAMPUNK set) ; Metallic Gelatos GOLD & SILVER

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Gelatos Mist Maker Set

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

May Arts ribbon # 516-4-02 4" x 10Y Jute & Wire

May Arts ribbon # 433-14-10 1/4" x 15Y Lace

May Arts ribbon # SK-125-01 Silk

May Arts ribbon # 368-15-01 1.5" x 30Y Polyester

Others: Sizzix Bigz L Die - Tag; die-cutting system; cardstock, tissue, old book page, stamp, embellishments from my stash, thread, sewing machine, stapler, needle, beads

Now let me walk you through the steps.

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Diecut tag and create a base with layers of cardstock, book paper, tissue, etc. using Gel Medium. Add a decorative edge with stitching.

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Whitewash the background with a coat of gesso.

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Rub various Gelatos colors on the tag and blend parts of it with your fingers and some with wet paint brush.

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Using a palette knife and the dots stencil, apply Gold Texture Luxe paste near the top right part of the tag.

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Layer jute and lace trims on the tag and secure with stapler.

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Cut about 12" of silk ribbon and color it with Gelatos colors and blend by misting with water.

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Once the water dries, tie the ribbon into a bow and attach to tag.

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Cut various lengths of silk and polyester ribbons. Fold them in halves lengthwise and straight stitch along the open edge. Pull the thread to scrunch up the ribbon and sew it in the center to make them look like flowers. Color the flowers with various shades of Gelatos.

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Embellish around the flower cluster with buttons, pins, beads, etc, securing them in place with Gel Medium. Apply Texture Luxe Gold paste with plalette knife through hexagon stencil near the bottom of the tag to finish.

I hope you enjoy today's tutorial and have fun hopping. Good luck to all!

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Ribbon Background

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Hello Everyone! It's Limor Webber here today!

We’re hopping with May Arts this week! We’re so excited to be partnering again with them and crafting with their fabulous ribbons. 
Are you ready for an inspiration filled week with giveaways? Here’s how you can enter: Stop by our blog and the May Arts blog each day this week and leave a comment. Two winners will win $50 of product from us, and 3 spools of ribbons from May Arts. 
Good luck!

I wanted to show you a super quick tutorial on a different way you can use your ribbons.  Join me in 3 super quick steps to create this background.

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First step is take your ribbon and adhere it to the cardstock using Faber Castell Design Memory Craft Gel Medium

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Take your favorite Gelatos® and apply them on to the ribbon as shown.  With a paint brush, water and your finger go ahead and start blending those colors together.  You'll start to see how easy those creamy and silky colors just mix and blend.

 

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The last step to my background was adding a little bit of the white Gelatos® to tone down the brightness and allow all three colors to blend perfectly.

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Here is an example of how easy it is to complete this card in seconds using any stencil and an inspirational sticker or phrase!

I hope you enjoyed this quick tutorial!

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Materials:

Faber Castell Design Memory Craft Gel Medium

Gelatos® Double Scoop® Color - Bubble Gum 

Gelatos® Double Scoop® Color - Snow Cone

Gelatos® Double Scoop® Color - Coconut

Gelatos® Double Scoop® Color - Black Licorice

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May Arts hop - Day 2

We’re hopping with May Arts this week! We’re so excited to be partnering again with them and crafting with their fabulous ribbons.


Are you ready for an inspiration filled week with giveaways? Here’s how you can enter: Stop by our blog and the May Arts blog each day this week and leave a comment. Two winners will win $50 of product from us, and 3 spools of ribbons from May Arts. The hop will close at 11PM on February 15th. The winners will be announced here the next day. 

Good luck!

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Today, I have a canvas I made for the lovey-dovey day!  I wanted tons of texture because the ribbon I was sent was full of possibilities in adding texture to any project!

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This canvas emerged from many layers of materials.  I started with applying papers with Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Gel Medium.  Once it was dry, I added thicker materials like canvas strips, textured papers, and May Arts Burlap, May Arts Open Weave, and May Arts multi- sized pearl strands.

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I applied the Gel Medium really thick and added some glass beads in while adhering the ribbon.

Love canvas03Once the Gel Medium dries, the beads are held on firmly and the Gel is clear!  So there is a textured base now but adding more is always better!

Love canvas02So, I used one of Faber-Castell's new Texture Luxe in both Gold and Silver through the new Mixed Media Stencils.  I used a palette knife to apply them very thickly.  It took awhile for the Luxe to dry but after leaving to go workout, I came back to add more color!
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For this project, I wanted a Valentine's theme so reds, metallic pinks, and metallic browns (from the Steampunk set) were the color scheme of choice! The Gelatos® colors are vibrant and mix with water to create fun drips and puddles of color to make my project pop!

Love canvas06For this project, I used Gelatos® colors in Cherry Red, Metallic Melon, Bubble Gum, Iced Chai, and Iced Coffee.  Starting with the pinks and working to the darker colors, I watered them down on my craft mat and used a brush to drip or brush them on.

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Love canvas16Finally, I used some Luxe to color my Prima resin angel.  It dried really fast on this little gem.  I layered this over the ribbon, some gold leaves, and a feather.

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Love canvas13The heart was stamped with the Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Stamper's Big Brush pen in black on a script stamp. Some Gelatos® color in Metallic Melon added a bit of sparkle and shine.

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I added a love phrase sticker (from Cosmo Cricket) and wrapped the pearls around the canvas to finish it off beautifully! 
Love canvas12This was a fun project to create! 

Now HOP on over to The May Arts Blog!

Faber-Castell® Design Memory Craft® Products Used:

Texture Luxe in Gold and Silver ***coming soon***

Mixed Media Stencils *** Coming Soon***

Stamper's Big Brush Pen (black)

Textural Accents Gel Medium


Other Products Used:

May Arts 2.5 Inch Open Weave Burlap Net

May Arts 3/8" multi-size Beaded strand

May Arts 2.5 Inch Burlap/wired ribbon in Natural

Glass beads

Chipboard heart

Script Stamp

Prima Marketing resin angel

Cosmo Cricket Phrase Stickers

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textured paper, dress pattern paper, and book paper.

 

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May Arts Blog Hop - Day 1

We’re hopping with May Arts this week! We’re so excited to be partnering again with them and crafting with their fabulous ribbons. 


Are you ready for an inspiration filled week with giveaways? Here’s how you can enter: Stop by our blog and the May Arts blog each day this week and leave a comment. Two winners will win $50 of product from us, and 3 spools of ribbons from May Arts. The hop will close at 11PM on February 15th. The winners will be announced here the next day. 

Good luck!

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For Day 1, I have an ir-RISIST-ible trim for ya featuring May Arts 1" Solid Wrinkled Ribbon in White with a Texture Gems Ice Liner watercolor resist technique! Before I dive into my project, I wanted to share with you, my most meaningful Valentine EVER...

"Once upon a time in 6th grade, my first boyfriend (more like dude I waved to across the classroom and occasionally sat next to at lunch) gave me a cheesy Tasmanian Devil card with a box of chocolates. I wasn't a huge Tasmanian Devil fan, but soon after I started watching the cartoons with lovey dovey moon eyes and the Whitman chocolates were pretty special at the time, considering my 11-year-old palette ;) I look back on it now and it was one of those lame first Valentine's Day moments I'm certain we all get hazed into- teddy bears, chocolates, roses, balloons, tasmanian devil cards...right?! But, it still holds a special place in my heart."

Okay onto the quick technique video tutorial:

 

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I hope to learn about some of your most memorable Valentines!!!! I also hope you enjoyed to quick technique video! I loved working with the May Arts Ribbon.

Now HOP on over to The May Arts Blog!

 

Thanks for hopping by,

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Faber-Castell® Design Memory Craft® Products Used:

Texture Gems Ice Liner ***coming soon***

Art GRIP® Aquarelle Watercolor Pencil (123)

Stamper's Big Brush Pen (Magenta)

Collapsible Water Cup


Other Products Used:

May Arts 1" Solid Wrinkled Ribbon White

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Video Tutorial: NEW Texture Gems Ice Liner

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Hello & Happy Sunday Blogosphere! I cannot wait to show you some Texture Gems Ice Liner Techniques on 2 different surfaces: Canvas & Acrylic. You'll even get a sneak peek at one of the Mixed Media Stencils Designs!

First, I must warn you...this project is BRIGHT & cheery! It's even full of puffy hearts. Now, who doesn't like puffy hearts?

Video Tutorial:

 

 Close-up:

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Can you imagine the possibilities? I love that I could go over the Texture Gem Ice Liner with my Stamper's Artist Pen in White! 

Thanks for stopping by,

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Faber-Castell® Design Memory Craft® Products Used: 

Texture Gems Ice Liner ***Coming Soon***

Mixed Media Stencils ***Coming Soon***

Gelatos® Double-Scoop® (Raspberry, Bubblegum, Snow Cone, Margarita Mix)

Art GRIP® Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils (123, 104, 166, 155, 136)

Glaze

Collapsible Water Cup

Deluxe Waterbrush

Gelatos® Mist Maker Set

Stamper's Big White Pen

 

Other Materials Used:

Basically Bare Journal Album

 

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New Texture Luxe with Jen Matott

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Hi crafty friends!  I am here to share a project that I made using the new Texture Lux and our new Texture Stencils!  I love this stuff!

The Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Texture Luxe in gold is gorgeous!  Actually, ALL three colors are gorgeous but I used Gold on this board.   Using the Gelatos® Steampunk color set was used first through the new Texture Stencils.  I used the hexagons and dots for this page. Using a dauber, I put the color through the stencil. 

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To The Moon by Jen Matott

I have a quick and easy page to share with you today!  I created this page on New Year's Eve night before the night was over.  I had some scraps and confetti on my table and used what was in reach!

This photo of my boys is a favorite and I love them to the moon and back!

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Love Life Mini Canvas

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Hi everyone! Lisa here with a fun little mini canvas for you today. These kinds of projects come together so easy and are such a pleasure to make. Perfect for any occasion. And once you get the hang of making these backgrounds you'll want to make TONS!

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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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