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Blog Hop with Rita!

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Welcome to the Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft / May Arts blog hop!

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 May Arts blog for a chance to win $50 in product from Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft and May Arts! For an extra entry, leave a comment on our Facebook page and the May Arts Facebook page!

This blog hop will end at 12am EST on September 28th. Winners will be announced on the companies’ blogs on September 30th.

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Hey bloggers Rita Barakat here today! Today I am amking a
mixed media piece for a sweet new baby girl.
Here are the May Arts products I am going to work with!

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First I am cutting off the wire...

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Then using some Stampers Big Brush pens to color the flowers.

Right after I color each flower I mist it with a little water so it blends.

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Set aside to dry!

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I used Gelatos to color my project!

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I used a little glue ...

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A little twine..

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I used Gel Medium to adhere the flowers and leaves. 

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And PITT pens to add lots of accents. 

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And there you have it!!! I hope you are emjoying the blog hop!

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RitaprofileRita Barakat  Rita channels her boundless energy into her family (she has 5 kids!), directing a youth choir & drama team, and her eclectic paper crafting projects.  



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Lucky little girl - to get such a beautiful gift. Love how the flowers were colored. The elephant is so cute (love elephants).
Great project. thanks for sharing.


Love how you have colored the flowers and the coloring by gelatos!!


That is a totally sweet project.


Awesome project...the flowers look wonderful in those colors!

Jeniff Sthory

Beautiful projects!!


Such a cute project, lovely!!


lovely projects!

Lisa P

So fun!

Carla Hundley

How cute is your page!
She will love it.
Carla from Utah

Ava Gavloski

wow, truly an artist interpretation of design and elements, wonderfully showcasing the quality products from both companies

Miriam Prantner

This piece is totally adorable, I love it!


So cute. I like colors and the addition of flowers and leaves.


I love the playfulness of the page - the colors, the elements...

Pati L.

Wow! So fun, this is adorable! Love your flowers & your artistry with the elephant & her name!

tammy b

A.Dor.Able! great piece. i so need to get those pens.....thanks for the inspiration

Denise Bryant

Very pretty project! Love the flowers with some color... yum! I need to try out the Big Brush Pens!

auntie em

What a beautiful and unique gift for the new baby girl. I love the little notes added around the edges. It's all just so sweet and the colours are absolutely perfect for a cheerful nursery.
Thanks for sharing! :)


Awe... This is adorable Rita. I love it!!!


Gorgeous project. I love how you coloured the flowers and your wonderful twine branches.

Carol Mc

Lovely gift.

Sue D

So cute--I like how you colored the flowers and the use of Gelatos.

Jean marmo

Love this!!!

Scrappin' Diva - Cindy B

What a cute mixed media project! TFS!

TracyM #6773

Super cute work Rita - there is going to be a very lucky & happy little girl when she gets this!!!
Thank you for sharing how you coloured the flowers and pretty elements - Stampers Big Brush pens and Gelatos look like so much fun and such rich colours too!!!

Johanne L.

Love those techniques. Thanks for sharing with us.

stamping sue

what a great way to color ribbon..never thought to use markers but have used other mediums. thanks for sharing.
stamping sue

Loly Borda

Beautiful! Thanks for the chance!

Emily Daniels

How cute!! Those flowers look fantastic!!

by belle

This is the cutest!!

Maureen Hayes

So cute, and I LOVE the pink elephant!


This is a fantastic, canvas, love all of it the stems are fabulous, love the coloring all the writing around is brilliant, the flowers look beautiful, fantastic gift, thanks for sharing....

Julie A. Shearer

So cute ! Love all of the texture . TFS .

Sakeenah M.

Your flowers are so creative. The overall color scheme is perfect. Such a fun picture.

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