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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Key to Your Own Happiness (Tropicals Mixed Media Kit) - with Lisa


Hey everyone! It's Lisa back with you today to showcase another one of the fabulous Mixed Media kits exclusive to Barnes & Noble. Today I'll be using the Tropical Mixed Media Kit.

Tropical Mixed Media Kit
This is a 23 piece kit chock FULL of amazingness!! Here is what is included in the kit:

  • Five Gelatos® in the following colors: Snow Cone, Margarita Mix, Watermelon, Raspberry, and Metallic Melon.
  • Two Mistine Bottles
  • One Drip Dropper
  • One Dot Dabber
  • One Palette Knife
  • One Stipple Brush
  • 10 Mixed Media Stencils
  • One Texture Luxe™ in Pearl
  • And a technique guide

The bright and cheery Gelatos® colors in this kit are sure to warm you up during cooler weather. 

I knew right away when I saw the stencils included in this kit that I wanted to use the stencil with the keys. I've been reading a lot of quotes lately about happiness and I made up my own based on this stencil (at least I think I did...:D )

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G is for Grateful!


What are you going to make with the Mixed Media Set - 50's Diner that's now available at Barnes & Noble? How about a home decor piece for Thanksgiving? The colors are just perfect for Fall, there's plenty of fun tools in the kit and the fabulous Texture Luxe Silver to add texture with a great collection of stencils! Here's the project I made. .

Hi fellow bloggers, Mou here with today's Mixed Media Kit inspiration!

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Mixed Media Kits at Barnes & Noble - with Lisa


Hey everyone! Lisa with you today to share a card I made using the brand new Mixed Media Kit in 50's Diner that Faber-Castell® Design Memory Craft® has exclusively at Barnes & Noble. 

The kits are full of products to create just about anything you want!

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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!