Emmy's here with my first post as a Guest Designer for Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft.
I had this cute picture from my best friend's little girl and I was wondering for a long time what would be the best way to desplay it. And after I saw the bright yellow and red Art GRIP® Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils I knew in an instant that the best way is to create my own background paper.
Hello everyone! After a long winter Spring is finally in full swing in MN. When I think of Spring I think of flowers, proms and wedding. Today, I have a fun altered flower headband to share with you that would be perfect to make for a young girl to wear to prom or for bridesmaids for a Spring wedding. But you could also wear the altered flower headband for any occassion. :)
Here is a close up of the altered flower before I attached it to the headband. The great thing about these altered flowers is that you can custom design them to match any outfit.
Hello! Dana Tatar here today sharing my first project as a Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Guest Designer. I hope the month of May brings Spring to those of you who may still be dealing with snow! Here in Florida, I have been enjoying the warmer weather and have visited the beach several times already. My daughters and I enjoy collecting shells for our projects. Every once in awhile we come across a piece of sea glass. I love the beautiful blue/green weathered treasures and today I'm sharing how to create a gorgeous "sea glass" finish on a set of glass votive holders using Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft products.
Today, I have another Splitcoaststampers.com Mix-Ability Challenge post to share with you! These challenges are designed to introduce mixed-media in a fun and approachable way! You can keep it easy or go a bit further outside your comfort zone, it's UP TO YOU!
Hello everyone! Nikky here. Today I want to share this lovely project with you. I picked up this great little house (it's actually a money box but I covered the slit in the roof) along with an MDF plaque at a craft show recently for a couple of pounds (yes, bargain!) and I've been waiting to use them together with my favourite Faber products ever since!
Hi everyone, Mou here and welcome to the fourth 'Take the Challenge' of 2013!
I feel that creative challenges help us experiment and learn new things. Challenges can help us get unstuck from creative ruts. They can also inspire us to create in ways we would not have thought of otherwise. So, I decided to take a few creative challenges myself and thought you might like to play along.
Every month, on the first Monday (April turns out to be an exception as we had a blog hop starting on 4/1 and so, challenge starts today April 8th), 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. The following Monday, we will pick TWO winners randomly from among the readers who participated in that week's challenge. And the winners will get a prize from Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft®.
Today I have a challenge and an announcement for you. Let's start with the challenge.
Today's challenge is about making something new from something used or old.
April is Earth month and I feel that upcycling something creatively might show a little bit of our love for our beautiful planet.
So here's my take: a journal spread using an old book and some security envelopes we got in the mail, and of course, some of my favorite Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft products.
Hi everyone, Anita here today to share a layout with you. I love to add a lot of texture to my layouts. Normally this means that I add way too much stuff to my pages and then I can't fit them into the page protectors. I have gotten so bad that I can only get 12 layouts into a D-ring album!! Soooo,, I am trying to use less of the fat embellishments and use more in the way of visual texture with paint, color and such.
Today I want to share with you how to use a stamp and gesso to add some texture to your projects, and how to create your own custom bling!
Jill here and I’ve been playing with my Gelatos®
and patterned paper to create a fun collaged frame. Beginning with a Faber-Castell Deco Mat, I
adhered small torn squares of patterned paper using Gel Medium. Next, I added a bit of Gesso along the edges
and between each square. Finally, I
colored with coordinating Gelatos® around the perimeter of each square,
blending with my finger as I went.
Jen Matott here with some new kicks to share! I found these shoes at Target (my favorite place to shop)... I knew on first glace that they were perfect for altering! Too plain on their own but with some Gelatos, Stamper's Big Brush Pens, and Gesso, they were transformed into a one-of-a-kind pair of shoes! I can't wait for spring so I can wear them!
Hey bloggers Rita Barakat here! I love altering book - especially compostion books, they really come in handy for notes and such. And if I am going to carry a note book it needs to look cool so I must alter it, I'm just saying.
Here is the front cover. First I covered the entire surface(front and back) with gesso. The books have a glossy finish, gesso changes that and covers some of the black. Once it was dry I used a thick layer of modeling paste, I then closed the book backwards (the two covers touching each other) and that's how I got the back ground texture.
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.