Have you ever participated in a traveling/ Round Robin swap before? I used to years ago while active on Scrapbook.com, but haven't in a loooong time. When a friend started a journal Round Robin swap, I was in! We chose our own topic and journal and then we send it on to a designated person in our group for them to add to it! It's exciting and fun to see the journals as we get them and create in each one. It was hard to let go of this baby at first but I really loved getting someone else's to create in. Here is a peek at my journal before I mailed it on to my buddy!
Hi everyone, Mou here with a card celebrating the friends in our lives!
To make this card, you'll need:
Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Gesso
Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Gelatos®: Lemon, Green Tea, Pistachio
Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Stamper's Big Brush Pens: Black 199, Scarlet Red 118, Pink Madder Lake 129, Light Cobalt Turquoise 154, Permanent Green Olive 167, Dark Chrome Yellow 109, Orange Glaze 113, Warm Grey IV 273
Others: cardstock; corrugated and woven paper by Die Cuts with A View; muslin fabric, stamps, adhesive
Let me walk you through the steps.
1. Cut and fold cardstock to make a 5.5" x 4.25" card.
2. Trim corrugated paper to 5.25" x 4". Attach to card. With paint brush, apply Gesso to the corrugated surface.
3. Trim woven paper to 4.5" x 3.5". Color lightly with Gelatos. Blend with Gesso. When dry, ink up stamp with Black Stamper's Big Brush pen and stamp on woven paper. Attach to corrugated paper.
4. Apply Gesso to muslin fabric. Let dry. Ink up stamp with Black Stamper's Big Brush pen and stamp on muslin. Color the stamped image with other colors of Stamper's Big Brush pens. Cut a rectangle around the stamped and colored image. Attach to woven paper.
5. Stamp sentiment on cardstock using Black Stamper's Big Brush pen. Add some color with Pink Madder Lake Stamper's Big Brush pen. Cut into a strip. Attach below the muslin piece to finish the card.
Here are some close-up shots of the card:
Hope you enjoyed the little tutorial and thanks for stopping by.
And here are the winners of July 2014 Take the Challenge with Mou:
1. Mou-- This is lovely I just love the steampunk stuff! Gorgeous color combos too!
2. Please forgive me for some reason the link is not working...argh
ck out this one!
Congrats to the winners! You guys inspire me and make it very hard to choose only two projects because I loved them all :) Keep playing!
Mindy and Milagros, please get in touch with Naoko for your prizes. Email her [email@example.com] with July Take the Challenge winners on the subject line.
Will see you all next month with another creative challenge :)
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:
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®.
This month's challenge is to create something you don't usually create. It could be style, colors, theme, products, anything you don't create often.
For me, it's Steampunk. I like the look but don't try doing it myself. Here's my take:
In my project, I used -
Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Gesso
Others: stencil, dress pattern, deli paper, paper towel, stamp
Here are some close-ups of my page:
Instead of doing a photo tutorial, I did a video this month to show you the techniques. I hope you enjoy!
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, 7/18 and we will pick TWO winners randomly to win these.
The prizes for this challenge are: One set of Metallic PITT Artist pens 3 ct in your choice of classic or color
Don't forget to check back on Monday, 7/21 to see if YOU won!
Good luck to all!
Hello Blogosphere! It's Tiffany here today with a fun Video Tutorial! I hope all of our American friends enjoyed their 4th of July weekends! We had a huge neighborhood BBQ and had a blast! This card screams summer, so I hope you enjoy the following tutorial because it's time to use those new Gelatos® Steam Punk!
Up Close & Personal:
So, go get those Gelatos and make your own night sky creation!
Thanks for stopping by,
Very nice Lisa!!! Love the faux-texture the stencil gives. At first I thought you had used gesso or an embossing paste. Lovely! Love it! <3
Love your tag Lisa! It is more simple than I thought when I first saw it! You are most inspiring! I want to go make some mixed media tags with my Gelatos right now! :) Thanks so much and have a great weekend!
I love this gorgeous tag! Those colors are so pretty together! Beautifully done, Lisa!
fabulous Tag. Love the summer colors! So gorgeous
Congratulations Patty :)
FABULOUS cover & 1st page Jen!!!
I have participated in what we called a "Circle Journal" over here in Australia (they were actually small scrapbooks, 8x8 and 6x11) and it was FUN, we each set our themes and posted our journals off, then had a few weeks to get our entries done & posted off. Because "life" can get in the way, we had a monthly turn-around, so it took nearly a year and we all ended up with lots of special pages. For me, it was lovely to have work created by others to admire and enjoy, HIGHLY recommend it to you all to try, just remember to take lots of photos and ensure secure postage.
Your textures and colors pop!