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New Bird & Winter Trees

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Hello my crafty friends! Linsey here today sharing my last guest designer post for this incredible company Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft®. I've enjoyed my time with you all so very much and thank you for the amazing experience! Now, on to my project! I was inspired by a children's construction paper craft I saw on the internet 2 years ago and decided this was the perfect occasion to finally try it myself.  My translation is this 9x11 mixed media canvas panel that definitely cured my early winter blues!

I really loved creating this one and here's how it came together. I started by laying down 6 shades of Gelatos® on watercolor paper then spritzed with water and blended with my fingers. This will be the bird.

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Minimalist Valentine Card


Hey everyone, Lisa with you today and I have a fun minimalist mixed media Valentine card to share.  Most people tend to think that with mixed media it's all about tons and tons of layers, right? Well, with this card I really wanted to try to try to keep it as simple as possible BUT also showcase some of our amazing products without making the card super thick. This card isn't hard to make at all and is FLAT! So no extra postage!! Woohoo!

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A new year, a new journal & the winners of Take the Challenge with Mou


Hi everyone, Mou here with today's post!

It's a new year and a great time to start a new creative venture. I'm starting a sketch journal.

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Spread Your Wings Card




Hi everyone! Lisa here with you today. And I'm happy to be back after being gone at CHA. It's always so fun to be there showing all the exciting new products for everyone, but it sure is awesome to be home.

So, now that I'm home I thought it would be fun to share a few of the new products with YOU! Just a little card, but it will give you an idea of what you have to look forward to. :)

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{INSPIRE} mixed media journal cover...


 Happy New Year everyone!!  I hope your start of 2015 has been a great one so far!  One final post from me before this design term is up!  I created a cover for a mixed media journal.  The word 'Inspire' has to be one of my favourite words!  I am always inspired by art, and others so it was fitting to have it on the front of this journal cover.  

Here's a little rundown of how it came to be...

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Love Tag with Lisa


Hi crafty friends! It's Lisa here with you today and even though it's only January I DO believe that love is in the air so I made this "Love" tag with some non-traditional colors and other fun elements. 

Here is how I made it:

1 - Cut a piece of chipboard to #10 tag size. (8 ½"L  x 4 ⅛" W) 

2 - Coat chipboard tag with layer of Gesso. No need to be neat.

3 - Rub Gold Champage Gelato® Double Scoop® from edge towards center using fingers.

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Take the Challenge with Mou, January 2015

Hi everyone, Mou here wishing you a very happy new year and welcoming you to the first Take The Challenge of 2015!

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®.
January: the first month of the year! A time of making new resolutions, fresh starts, starting again. It's the time of new beginnings. Your challenge this month is to create anything to celebrate new beginnings. 
Here's my take:
Here's a list of supplies I used:
Here are the steps:
Apply a coat of gesso to the unfinished wooden frame.
Rub Gelatos colors on the frame and blend with Glaze.
Lay stencil on frame and apply Whipped Spackle with palette knife.
Color the frame insert with Chalkboard paint. When dry, write your message on the chalkboard and put it back in the frame.
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, 1/16 and we will pick TWO winners randomly to win these.
The prizes for this challenge are: One Chalkboard Paint tub & one Mini Journal Board.
Don't forget to check back on Monday, 1/19 to see if YOU won!
Good luck to all!
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Easy Gelato Technique: Fluffy Clouds


Hi everyone! It's Christina with you once again. The new year is almost upon us, can you believe it? It's such a busy time of year, I hope you've found some time just for yourself. Perhaps to create an art journal page, a scrapbook layout, tag or other artistic endeavor. 

I'm sharing with you a canvas I made for my sister. She adores Alice in Wonderland and I thought it might be fun to turn her into Alice. We exchanged gifts a few days ago and I can tell you, she loved it!

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Gradient Technique for Art Journaling by DeeDee Catron


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Hi Folks! DeeDee here to join you for my third and final bit as a Guest Designer for Faber Castell Design Memory Craft. What a super honor to have been here! Thank you so much for joining me these past few months. 

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Christmas Star!

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Hi there everyone!  Today I'm sharing with you a mixed media piece that can be done in no time.  I made a bunch of these this year as Christmas gifts and I think I might keep on going to get a head start for next year ;)  Here are the steps and all the details you need to make this festive piece:

I started off with a piece of wood.  I sanded down the really rough edges and then used a generous amount of Gesso for my base.  I cut some paper, crumpled it all in my hand and adhered it to the wood block using some Gel Medium.  Then I added some Gelatos® to bring out the texture in the crumpled paper.

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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.

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