Take the Challenge with Mou, July 2015

Hi everyone, Mou here with the seventh 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®.
 
In July, let's take a color challenge. Create anything you like using mainly the color GREEN. Here's my art journal page.
 
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On this project, I used:
Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Textural Accents & Tools: Gesso, Gel MediumWhipped Spackle
Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Mixed Media Stencils 201 collection: Keys
Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Gelatos® Colors: Buttercream (YELLOW set), Green Tea, Lime (GREEN set), Metallic Mint, Metallic Blueberry (METALLIC set)
Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Stamper's Big Brush pen: WARM GREY IV (NEUTRAL set)
Others: Sizzix Die Globe; die-cutting system; art journal, old book paper, stickers
 
And here are the steps.
 
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With Gel Medium, attach some old book paper, stickers and diecut to your journal page.
 
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Apply a coat of Gesso. Ink up a script stamp with Warm Grey IV Stamper's Big Brush pen. Stamp randomly on the background to create a layer.
 
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Use Gelatos colors to add some green color to the background.
 
Add shadows with more Gelatos colors as well as Stamper's Big Brush pens.
 
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Lay the house key stencil from the Stencils 201 set and apply Whipped Spackle with palette knife. Lift stencil and let the medium dry.
 
Cut out words from old book paper and attach with Gel Medium.
 
This time, you'll have an extra week to work on this challenge... that's right! It's summer and it's busy. So you get three weeks instead of two to work on this challenge.
 
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 Sunday, 7/26 and we will pick TWO winners randomly to win these.
 
The prize for this challenge is: One pack of Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Stencils 101 Collection.
 
Don't forget to check back on Monday, 7/27 to see if YOU won!
Good luck to all!
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Ustream Class Next Wednesday

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Join us for our FIRST afternoon class next Wednesday 7/8 at 12 PM EST!

Designer Tiffany Johnson will be leading this class to create this gorgeous reclaimed wood home décor.  If you've wanted to learn more tips on how to use the Texture Luxe and Gelatos, then this class is for you! 

We'll also be doing lots of giveaways during the class so don't forget to tune in:)

RSVP here.

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Glitter and Light - layout with a video

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Hi there! It's Riikka here sharing my last guest post. It has been amazing to post here at Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® blog and I feel very honored for the opportunity! 

For my last project here in the company blog I created a layout using Glass Bead Glitter Gel. It gives the project texture as well as great glitter and shimmer! The gel dries transparent but it can also be colored using Gelatos® as I did in this page. You can see the steps how the page came into life from the video underneath.

 

The picture in the page is taken in Paris. I loved how the light and shadow played in that door way and decided to dedicate the whole layout to light. The glimmering gel couldn't fit the topic more perfectly! Light also refers to the light at the end of the tunnel so to say. A goal and a journey to reach it.

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Besides the Glass Bead Glitter Gel I used PITT® Artist Pens in the page as well as Stamper's Big Brush Pen. The India Ink they are made of is great as it will stay in any surface, even on top of the textured gel. So doodle and stamp the way you want and the markings will stay!

For the pops of color in the Gel and in the background I used the wonderful Gelatos®. Please see the colors I used from the list underneath. 

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Thank you for stopping by today! I hope I have inspired you with my creations and that you come to visit me on my own blog Paperiliitin. Wishing you all the best, hugs from Finland!

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Materials from Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft®:

Glass Bead Glitter Gel

Gelatos® Double Scoop® - Metallic Melon 

Gelatos® - Mango

Gelatos® - Tangerine

Gelatos® - Guava

Gelatos® - Watermelon

Gelatos® - Chocolate

Gelatos® Double Scoop® - Coconut

Stamper's Big Brush Pen - Black

Stamper's Big Brush Pen - Neutral

PITT® Artist Pens - Black

PITT® Artist Pens - Journaling

Art GRIP® Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils - 124, 126

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Canvas Stencil Art

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Hello, Angie Blom here with a video showing you an easy art project. Make one of these or two to showcase in your home or as a gift for someone special.. I will show you the process on how easy it is to use your Faber Castell® products in some easy steps.  Hope you enjoy it as much as I did. 

here is the video.. 

 

Now go ahead and make more.. 

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Supplies Used. 

Faber Castell® Gelato®  any color combinations

Textured Luxe®

circle stencil

other..

water, foam paint brush 

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Gelatos and heat embossing on Sticky Back Canvas Video with Laurel Beard

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Hey there! Laurel Beard here today to share with a piece of artwork I created and framed for my daughter's room!

You just need a few supplies and then you can create your own framed art!

Continue reading "Gelatos and heat embossing on Sticky Back Canvas Video with Laurel Beard" »

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Fourth of July Wall Hanging Decor with Textural Accents

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As we approach America's birthday in a few days, I wanted a little something to decorate my wall for the occasion. In my stash, I had a 4 x 6" burlap canvas that I totally messed up so why not re-purpose it to create this project.

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Creating an Easy Distressed Background with Whipped Spackle and Gelato

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Hello Creatives!

Keri Sallee here and I am happy (and sad!) to be presenting you my last project as a Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® Guest Designer.

Today, I want to share with you an easy way you can make a distressed background using Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® Whipped Spackle and Gelatos®. 

Here is my completed project.

Continue reading "Creating an Easy Distressed Background with Whipped Spackle and Gelato " »

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Mini Book Cover

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Hi everyone! It's Mieko with my final guest post on Faber-Castell ®Design Memory Craft® Guest Design team. Today, I would like to share a mini-book cover I made using Gelatos®, Big Brush Pens and other Design Memory Craft products.

 

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Butterfly Love

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Well, here we are at the end of my guest, design term.  Awwwwe.  I'm not ready yet.  I truly enjoy using the products and being able to share tutorials and encourage others to create.  What could be better. 

It's really been grand.  So let's take this term out with a BANG!  Well, a butterfly and a little butterfly love.  Yes?

Still creating in my Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® Mixed Media Journal.  Here I share my beautiful page and the steps to create it. This really makes me smile.  Love the color combination.  Yum!

Continue reading "Butterfly Love" »

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Art Journaling Week 4

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It's the last day of our Art Journaling Month!  We hope you've been inspired as much as we have by these amazing journals!

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The rings (pictured above) are actually included in the Mixed Media Journal sets, but designer Lisa Adametz decided to glitz it up with a piece of ribbon.  We love how clean this looks!  

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For a more rustic look, try using a piece of burlap ribbon.  This journal was created based on designer Jennifer Matott's trip to Italy, and it really does lend a polished distressed finish to the Italian theme.IMG_6090

For a more beachy look, try designer Tiffany Johnson's finish.  The clean minimal string is a perfect finish for the bright popping colors she selected.  

This concludes the end of our Art Journaling Month!  Thank you for stopping by to check out the different journals, and we'd like to give a BIG thank you to our fabulous design team.  You guys are absolutely the best!

 

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