PITT® Artist Pens

Blog Hop! Xyron and Faber-Castell with Rita Barakat


Hey there artsy friends Rita Barakat here on day 5 of the Xyron/ Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft blog collaboration! Both blogs have coordinated this week to bring you fabulous projects and prizes! 12234854_789100787866599_5666267265419139241_n

Who doesn't love winning a prize? All you have to do is comment to be eligible to win! Today I have brought to you a continuation of Tuesdays post where I shared my Fall canvas, the first girl in this seasons series. Today I am sharing my Winter (who also needs a name!)  Again using  watercolor paper, a canvas,  Xyron adhesives and of course Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® products. Let's take a look...

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Blog Hop with Xyron, Day 3 with Mou

Each day this week, we’ll post a new project on our blogs. Make sure you hop to both blogs and the Facebook page for more chances to win and more inspiration!
Leave a comment here and on the Xyron blog for a chance to win $50 in product from Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft! For another chance to win, leave a comment on our Facebook page and the Xyron Facebook page!
This blog hop will end at 12am EST on November 22nd. Winners will be announced on the companies’ blogs on November 23rd.


Hello my blogging friends, Mou here with today's project!

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Barnes & Nobles Mixed Media Kit with Guest Designer Carisa


Hi everyone! Carisa here with you today and I'm thrilled to be joining Faber Castell Design Memory Craft as part of their Fall/Winter Guest Designers. This is a big dream of mine and I'm still kinda pinching myself. I love using these products in my art journals and mixed media projects and it is my desire to inspire all of you over the next few months using some of my favorite products.

Today, it is all about the Mixed Media Set - Tropical available now at your Barnes and Noble stores! I think this would make the perfect gift for any of your crafty friends who may have mentioned wanting to try out mixed media or maybe YOU want to try mixed media but you just don't know how to get started. This kit is it! You get everything you need to truly get started on your own journey. I want to show you how I used all the products available in the kit in my art journal once I got it.

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Iron Off Emboss Resist Technique


Aloha Guys!  This is Joyce from enjoyscrappin2.com.  Today I'm here with Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® and I'll be sharing Iron off emboss resist technique using, various products from Faber Castell Design Memory Craft®  This is a super cool technique and it's very easy to do, so come and join me :)   Thank you so much!

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Take the Challenge with Mou, November 2015

Hello bloggers, Mou here with the 11th Take the challenge of 2015. Are you ready to take a creative challenge? I hope you are!
If you are new to this blog, let me fill you in about Take the Challenge. Every month, on the first Monday, I'll post a challenge and my take on it. You'll have 12 days to take this on. Leave a comment to the challenge post with a link to your creation based on that challenge. We will pick ONE winner from among the readers who participated in that month's challenge. And the winners will get a prize from Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft®.

It's November. We are thinking of all the things that we are grateful for as we are approaching Thanksgiving here in the States.

And here at Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft, we are



Okay, now for this month's challenge:   

Create any piece of art that relates to giving thanks. 

And you'll LOVE the prize this month! Just take a peek below!


Yes, one of you gets a Mixed Media 50's Diner Kit!!! That is such a cool prize and I am truly grateful that I can offer this FUN kit as prize. Because I love  for you guys to have a lot of great mixed media products to play with :)

Want to know what's in the kit?

There are:

  • TEN Mixed Media Stencils: an assortment from both Stencils 101 and 201 collections.
  • FIVE Gelatos® Colors in 50’s Diner hues, namely, Aqua Dolce, Banana, Blood Orange (this one's my ABSOLUTE FAVORITE... yay! Okay, I'm back.), Metallic Melon and Squid Ink
  • Texture Luxe® Silver
  • SIX fun tools: 2 Misting Bottles, Palette Knife, Stipple Brush, Dot Dabber, Drip Dropper
  • ONE Technique Guide

Imagine all the things you can create with this kit!

I created the above project using the Mixed Media 50's Diner Kit.

Other supplies I used were:

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Essential PITT Artist pens BLACK.

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Stamper's Big Brush pen BLACK

Cardstock, paint brush

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

1. Rub a little of each of the Gelatos® Colors from the kit on a palette. Add water and brush on cardstock to create the background.

2. Lay down the banners stencil and tape it in place. With palette knife, apply Texture Luxe® Silver to create the banners. Let dry.



3. Cut off a little bit of Gelatos® Colors Blood Orange and dilute it with water in the palette. Use the Drip Dropper to transfer the liquid color to a misting bottle.

4. Spray the color on the surface. Let dry.

5. Repeat this with Gelatos® Colors Squid Ink.

6. Use the Dot Dabber as a stamp to create a dot design using Gelatos® Colors Blood Orange.

7. Use the dry stipple brush to lift a little bit of the Gelatos® Colors Aqua Dolce and press it down on the paper.



8. When all the mediums are dry, draw strings with Essential PITT Artist pens in BLACK.

9. Finally, with Stamper's Big Brush pen BLACK, write your message.

Don't forget to share your challenge creations with us... just leave a comment to this challenge post with link to your project image(s) by Sunday, 11/15 and we will pick ONE winner randomly to win the Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Mixed Media 50's Diner Kit

Don't forget to check back on Monday, 11/16 to see if YOU won! Good luck to all!

Painted pumpkin with Rita Barakat


Hey there Creatives Rita Barakat here today sharing my fall pumpkin made with PITT Artist pens, Gesso, chalkboard paint and Texture Gems!  I love fall; the change in the weather, kids going back to school and fall decorations! I love decorating with warm fall colors like oranges, browns, reds, most of my home is traditional but I also like to shake it up a bit by adding unexpected decorations like this this black and white painted pumpkin!!( Could it be that this purple and blue haired girl likes to shake things  up? I am thinking so!

If you want to paint a pumpkin, first you need to wash and dry it. 
It has a slick surface so you need to coat with a layer of Gesso. (Of course you can use a craft pumpkin but I used a real one - painting is much better than carving in my opinion! (Besides the inside make my hands itch, but I digress...) 
I started out drawing sections with a pencil. Then I added different designs but after a few sections I started thinking; I am going to have trace these sections with a pen so I decided to grab my PITT pen in black and just go for it! 
Once my designs were done I grabbed a small paint brush and the chalkboard paint and filled in some of the areas. 
I liked how it came out but I felt like it needed a little polish so I grabbed Texture Gems in Gold, drawing lines, small dots with a Qtip and big dots with the sponge tip applicator. It was a perfect finish!  The Texture Gems really does look like liquid gold! Those mixed media products really come in handy when decorating for fall! Do you paint or carve your pumpkins? 

Rita Barakat
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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® and freelances for a variety of manufacturers

An Autumn Journal and the Take the Challenge with Mou October winners

Hello bloggers, Mou here today with an autumn journal page!


We have been visiting local orchards and picking our own apples, berries and peaches. Many of these farms also have sunflower patches. We are allowed to cut our own stems for a fee. We have brought home several of those of gorgeous happy flowers, all of which are bigger than my littlest's head. These places also have pumpkin patches and we plan on visiting again to bring home some orange beauties. This would be the first time we will get to do this from real pumpkin patch. In the past, when we lived in Florida, we could only get pumpkins from tents where they stacked them in piles. So, I'm looking forward to that. But in the meantime, I had to draw and my own pumpkin in my Mini Journal Board!

These are the supplies I used:

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Textural Accents and Tools: Mini Journal Boards, Stencils 10 count 101 collection, Whipped Spackle, Gelatos Tool Set

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Gelatos® Double Scoop® Colors: Mango, Red Cherry, Margarita Mix

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Essential PITT artist pens: BLACK 

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Stamper's Big Brush Pens: 3 ct RED, #170 May Green

Others: stamp


To create this page, I started by coloring the background with Mango and Red Cherry Gelatos colors. Blended the colors with a very wet brush.

Once the colors dried, I sketched a pumpkin with PITT Artist pen. Added more colors to the pumpkin and blended them dry with the Blending Chisel from the Gelatos Tool Set.

Next, I laid the dots stencil from the Stencils 10 ct 101 collection and applied Whipped Spackle with palette knife, also from the Gelatos Tool set.

After the Whipped Spackle dried, I inked up a stamp with Stamper's Big Brush Pen #118 Scarlet Red from 3 ct RED set and stamped around the page.

At this point, my page looked very orange. I wanted to add a bit of color variation. I chose Gelatos® Double Scoop® Color Margarita Mix for this.  Rubbed it near the top right part and blended it with a wet brush.


Finally, I inked up the same stamp with Stamper's Big Brush Pen #170 May Green and stamped over the greener area to finish.

Hope you enjoyed my pumpkin page! Please share your pumpkin creations in your comment links so we can all be inspired by YOU!

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

1. I saw your challenge come up on my phone while I was at the grocery store... so this happened :-)


Love your nursery decor. SO cute!!!

Posted by: Nicole Maki | 10/06/2015 at 03:24 PM

2. I totally loved this challenge and dived right in here's my carried away take on the challenge! http://milagroscrivera.blogspot.com/2015/10/chalk-owl.html?m=1

Posted by: Milagros C Rivera | 10/13/2015 at 02:35 PM

Congrats Nicole and Milagros!  And thanks everyone who joined in this month :)

Winners, please get in touch with Naoko for your prizes. Email her [naoko@fabercastell.com] with October 2015 Take the Challenge winners on the subject line.

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

Doodle on stamped images

Faber Castell Design Memory Crafts Maya Isaksson October Card

Hi! Maya here for my last post as a guest at Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft®. I have really enjoyed my time here and hope that you'll visit me at my own blog if you liked what I made. 

Today I wanted to share a fun way to alter the look of your stamps. I used the PITT® Artist Pens to doodle in my stamps giving them a new appearance  and then coloring them with yummy Gelatos® in Mango and Bubblegum from the Brights set.

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Fall Art Journal Page


Hello!  It is Lisa Lahiff here with my last Guest Designer Post, and while I am so bummed that my time here has come to an end I am so very honored and appreciative of the time I've had here with the Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft team and the amazing Faber-Castell Design Memory® products!  Thank you to all of you as well for the warm welcomes and comments!

Now let's get on to the project I've created to share with all of you today...

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