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!
We recently celebrated our Independence Day here in the USA. I love to see everyone dressed in their red, white & blue to show their patriotism. My Sister In-law shared this photo of her and her beautiful daughter. Since my niece is all dolled up like a pageant queen, I wanted my layout to resemble a parade float. The colors needed to be rich and vibrant, but feminine and soft, so I turned to my stash of Gelatos®. Their creamy texture and rich pigments were just what I needed to make this layout pop!
When I use Gelatos® I'm often asked these two questions:
It's summer time and the weather is finally warm enough for us to spend time at the beach (even if it is a lakeside beach) and enjoy each other and the sunsets of Central New York. This page has a photo of a sunset in Florida but it does remind me of summer days. I created this layout on a patterned paper that looks like cork. It gave it a sandy feel and I love the look of natural materials.
Hi, it’s Beck Beattie here again for sadly my last post for my guest design spot term. I have enjoyed this experience so much and learnt so many new techniques through experimenting with the divine products we received. I really wanted to have some fun with this last post and play with the different products in some ways I haven’t before, and created this mixed media Scrapbook page.
I just love how the colours, various products and layers come together to create the layout full of details and interest. To show you just how it all came together I have created a video for you to enjoy and hopefully learn some new techniques.
As you can see I really enjoyed experimenting with the different products and having some fun. Be sure to play with your products and see what they can do applied in different ways or mixed with other products for unusual effects. Here are some close ups of the textures created in the layout.
I hope you enjoyed my share today and I have inspired you to get creative today
Hi everyone, Mou here and welcome to the fifth Take The Challenge of 2014! And also Happy National Scrapbook Day!
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 TWO winners from among the readers who participated in that month's challenge. And the winners will get a prize from Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft®.
How about a product challenge in honor of National Scrapbook Day? As you know, Design Memory Craft is a brand of Faber-Castell that's dedicated to the memory crafters. All the products are archival, permanent, colorfast, non-toxic, and acid-free... in short, they are safe to use with your photos. Your challenge is to create any memory project using at least TWO Design Memory Craft products.You are welcome to use more, but you must use at least two categories (not just two colors of the same category, but two separate categories) from the following:
1. Create any memory project (scrapbook layout, mini book, photo frame, art journal page, etc.) using AT LEAST TWO different Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft products.
2. Photograph the products you used and the project you created. Share a link with us in the comments section of the challenge post.
**My apologies in advance to those who don't find Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft products in your area. There will be many more non-product challenges in future for you to participate in and win some of these fabulous products -- that's a PROMISE :) If you check back previous Take the Challenge posts, you'll see that we rarely ever do product challenges. I wanted to dedicate this month's challenge to those who support and help advance our brand and show them our appreciation. I hope that you will understand.**
Now, let me share with you my take on the challenge
I did a mini book. Here's a spread from it. This is also an example of how to showcase your project image. Please feel free to post more than one image as not all memory projects can be completely showcased with just one photo.
Here's what I used to create my mini book and a simple example of how to photograph the Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft products you use
Let me walk you through the steps to create this spread.
1. Gently peel off a little layer from the corrugated cardboard swatch from the Gelatos kit.
2. Gesso the backgrounds.
3. Create washes with Coconut, Cotton Candy, Lemon, and Metallic Melon Gelatos.
4. When dry, machine stitch some lace at the base of the facing pages.
5. Stamp a harlequin pattern using Black Stamper's Big Brush pen to ink the stamp.
6. Attach diecut with Gel Medium and color it with Cotton Candy and Metallic Melon Gelatos.
7. Add a little ribbon to the tag. Attach tag overlapping the diecut with Gel Medium.
8. Color the tag with Lemon and Metallic Melon Gelatos.
9. Use Drip Dropper to drip some diluted Gelato colors down the tag and the facing pages. Let dry thoroughly.
10. Write the journaling on the tag with Black Stamper's Big Brush pen.
11. Attach photo on the facing page. Draw a frame around it with BLACK Essential PITT Artist pen M.
And here's a close up
Don't forget to share your challenge creations with us... just leave a comment to the challenge post with link to your project image(s) by Friday, 5/16 and we will pick TWOwinners randomly to win these.
Hi it's Beck Beattie here again with a fun way to embellish your projects with some fun and colourful flowers. Summer is just around the corner in the Northern Hemisphere and while it is nearly winter where I am, I'm still trying to live in the warm weather by scrapbooking those summer holiday memories.
For this layout I thought some bright an colourful beach flowers would be just perfect. I had the perfect flower die set in the Spellbinders Blooms three die set, but really needed them two toned for the perfect effect. I decided to reach for my Art GRIP® Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils for the perfect accent, and here is a video to show you how
Hope you enjoyed seeing how I turned the plain die cut flowers into flowers that pop with a little help from Art GRIP® Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils. Here are some close up pics of the coloured flowers.
Jen Matott here to share a page with you! My son has always been fascinated with the idea of magic.. when he was around 3 years old, he would think that he could make water disappear! It was one hot day playing in the sprinkler when he thought he could do a little magic. He grabbed some water from the sprinkler and would open his hand as if he did a magic trick! So cute!
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.
I love your journal, inside and out! Thank you for your class last night. I enjoyed it and am so inspired by it. I've got to get the Steampunk colors in my life very soon! I love how you combine the colors on the front of your journal and on the page inside. The texture and how you put everything together is beautiful! Congratulations to Patty Gracey for winning! Have fun with your prizes!