Layout with glittery Black Cherry Gelatos® by Claribou

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Greetings, partners in crime !

For my second layout, I decided to use the gorgeous, glittery and very fancy Black Cherry Gelatos® from the new Steampunk Collection. I absolutely love the various shades of this color. Deep, light and colorful at the same time. Once this color comes in contact with the paper, it glitters and forms all kinds of tones. Pretty unique weapon ! 

Here's the project at the very final stage. 

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Inspirational Mixed Media Tag

Hi! It's Limor Webber here with Day 6 of our hop with Graphic 45.

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This week we're so excited to be hopping with Graphic 45! Stop by our blog every day this week to see craft inspirations! Don't forget to leave a comment on the posts to be entered in our giveaway!

Graphic 45 will also have crafts up on their blog so don't forget to stop by their sites:
Blog: http://g45papers.typepad.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Graphic45
Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/graphic45/
Instagram: https://instagram.com/graphic45/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/graphic45

I love to give tags to friends and family and I love having little reminders that inspire me in my studio so the paper from Graphic 45 was perfect! Check out the process.

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Cut white cardstock in 3 different sizes to fit on top of each other.

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using the G45 Stamp Set I used the Faber Castell Design Memory Craft Stamper's Big Brush pen to stamp all over the larger piece of white cardstock.

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Cut a mat for the middle white cardstock from the typography paper line.

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Repeat step using Stamper's Big Brush pen and stamp set for the middle piece and top piece, choose your favorite stamps from the set.

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place all cards on top of each other using 3D foam and with a stencil and whipped spackle apply some texture in random spots on top of the tag as shown.

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Fussy cut your favorite image/saying

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Apply some gelatos on the top of the tag using the Steam Punk Collection and spray with water as shown below to allow them to run and become a watercolor effect.

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Last but not least, use a Pitt Artist pen to create faux stitch lines around the tag for some interest.

 

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Last step is to assemble card including some metal findings from Graphic 45.

 

Materials Used:

G45 - Cling Stamps, Ornate Metal Label Holder, Typography Collection Journey #4500772, Old Curiosity Collection Parlour Wall 4500429

Faber Castell Design Memory Craft - Whipped Spackle, Stencils 101 Collection , Steampunk Gelatos, Stamper's Big Brush Pen, Essential Pitt Artist Pens 

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Graphic 45 Blog Hop Day 5 with Lisa

Hey there everyone! It's Lisa with you today and welcome to Day FIVE of our blog hop with Graphic 45.

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This week we're so excited to be hopping with Graphic 45! Stop by our blog every day this week to see craft inspirations! Don't forget to leave a comment on the posts to be entered in our giveaway!

Graphic 45 will also have crafts up on their blog so don't forget to stop by their sites:
Blog: http://g45papers.typepad.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Graphic45
Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/graphic45/
Instagram: https://instagram.com/graphic45/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/graphic45

My my project, I also used Graphic 45's ATC Box in Kraft to create a future photo memory keeper box (I have 2 beautiful cats so the Raining Cats & Dogs collection is perfect for me).

I coated the entire box with a coat of Chalkboard Paint. Once dry I gave it a second coat of paint and allowed that to dry.

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I measured the papers that I wanted to use and applied those with Gel Medium to the sides, bottom, and top of the box. Allowing to dry or heat setting, as preferred.

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Using one of the Stencils from the Stencil 101 pack I applied Texture Luxe™ Gold lightly (with a sponge) through the stencil to the box lid.

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I additionally fussy cut a flower pattern and adhered that with Gel Medium and added a touch of Glass Bead Glitter Gel for extra shimmer. This was also attached to the box lid.

A few decorative chipboard elements were added to the sides as well as a large chipboard piece to the top. A few of the smaller chipboard tags were nestled inside for a decorative touch.

Here is a close-up!

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Supplies:

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Textural Accents and Tools: Gel Medium, Chalkboard Paint, Texture Luxe™ Gold, Glass Bead Glitter GelGelatos Tool setStencils 10ct 101 Collection

Graphic 45

Item # 4500845 ATC Book Box Kraft

Item # 4500972 Raining Cats and Dogs Decorative Chipboard

Item #4500969 Raining Cats and Dogs 8 x 8 paper pad

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Graphic 45 blog hop day 4 with Rita

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Hey there creatives Rita Barakat here and I am so excited that we are hopping this week with Graphic 45! I had the pleasure of working with Gilded Lily a little chipboard box and look at those claw pedestals!  But I digress, today is day four so if you missed anything be sure to hop back starting on Mondays post to check out all the inspiration! Don't forget to leave a comment on the posts to be entered in our giveaway! Graphic 45 will also have crafts up on their blog so don't forget to stop by their sites-
Blog: http://g45papers.typepad.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Graphic45 Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/graphic45/
Instagram: https://instagram.com/graphic45/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/graphic45  

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I started off my box with a little Whipped Spackle and Mixed Media Stencils. The beauty of these stencil is I was able to cut off the edge so I could fit it in the space and still lay it flat.

RitaBarakat3G45 I used the Pastel set of Gelatos® Colors, Guava, Elderberry and Aqua Dolce to match the colors in these papers. When the Whipped Spackle is dry you can draw right on top with the Gelatos® Colors and spread the color with a wet paint brush. I cut out the girls and layered them with the cards to add that feminine touch on this project!

RitaBarakat4G45 The inside was painted with a little Gesso then I took the Guava and flicked a little color right into the box! I glued the claws into place - they have little brads but I didn't want to put holes in the box. Added a little pearls and accented some of the areas with clear Texture Gems ™ ( I know it's hard to see, it dries clear and raised.) I hope you are enjoying this hop so far!

Blessings!
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Rita Barakat Mixed Media Artist, Illustrator and Designer & Educator. From wall murals to itty bitty minis you can find her work in various hospitals, corporations, family homes, manufacture websites and magazines. She designs for Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® and freelances for a variety of manufacturers

Graphic 45 Blog Hop Day 3 with Jen

Hi artsy friends, Jen here on Day 3 of our Graphic 45 blog hop!

This week we're so excited to be hopping with Graphic 45! Stop by our blog every day this week to see craft inspirations! Don't forget to leave a comment on the posts to be entered in our giveaway! 

Graphic 45 will also have crafts up on their blog so don't forget to stop by their sites-

Blog: http://g45papers.typepad.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Graphic45

Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/graphic45/

Instagram: https://instagram.com/graphic45/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/graphic45

For this project, I used Graphic 45's ATC Box in Kraft and created a little steampunk art box. 

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The lid is covered with paper from the Topography line in Journey.   I loved the dictionary text on this paper with the slightly aged appearance!  Right up my alley!

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1. Coat your toner-based image (photocopy, laser print or magazine image) with a generous even layer of Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Gel Medium.  Brush in one direction.  Allow to dry completely. Then, layer on another generous layer going the opposite direction.  Repeat for the 3rd layer and allow to dry completely. 

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Once completely dry, you are going to spray water onto the back of the paper.  Allow to saturate and then slowly use your finger to rub the pulp off.

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I tried to get as much pulp off as a could but it does leave a dull haze when dry so I added a layer of Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Glaze to the image side.  Once dry, it gives it a nice soft sheen and hides the pulp fibers!

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Using the Steampunk Gelatos colors, I colored on of the tags that comes in the box.  I used it as a layering piece.

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I layered the tag, over one end of the ribbon on the lid, then the cut out frame from the Gilded Lily Ephemera card pack and then the butterfly.  I cut a question mark from the Journey paper and layered the metal keyhole on top.  The keyhole was colored with Iced Coffee to match the Claw Feet.

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I used a Mixed Media Stencil in brick from the 10 ct. 101 Mixed Media Stencil pack 
and some Whipped Spackle through the brick stencil.  I did this to all 3 sides.

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Adding Steampunk Gelatos® Colors with lots of water created this drip effect.

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Finally, I colored the inside of the lid with the same Steampunk set and stamped using a Stamper's Big Brush Pen in black and the Topography 1 stamp set. 

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Inside the box is a pillow of velvet fabric and a nest with metal wings to complete the Steampunk feel.

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Hope you enjoyed today's project and be sure to stop by tomorrow for more inspiration.

Supplies:

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Textural Accents and Tools: Gel Medium, Glaze, Whipped Spackle, Gelatos Tool set, Stencils 10ct 101 Collection

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Gelatos®: Steampunk

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Stamper's Big Brush Pens: Black

Graphic 45

Item # 4500845 ATC Book Box Kraft

Item # 4500070 Typography 12 x 12 paper Journey

Item # K0283 Cling stamp set Typography 1

Item # 4501027  Claw Feet

Item #4500840  Shabby Chic Ornate Metal Key Holes

Item #4501140 Gilded Lily Ephemera Cards

Other:

Prima Marketing nest and metal disk

Tim Holtz metal wings

velvet fabric

Ribbon

 

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Graphic 45 Blog Hop Day 2 with Mou

Hi everyone, Mou here on Day 2 of our blog hop with Graphic 45!

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This week we're so excited to be hopping with Graphic 45! Stop by our blog every day this week to see craft inspirations! Don't forget to leave a comment on the posts to be entered in our giveaway! 

Graphic 45 will also have crafts up on their blog so don't forget to stop by their sites-

Blog: http://g45papers.typepad.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Graphic45

Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/graphic45/

Instagram: https://instagram.com/graphic45/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/graphic45

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For today's hop project, I decorated an ATC Book Box with various Design Memory Craft products and Graphic 45 embellishments. I have to say the two sets of products work together like peanut butter and jelly! I had SO MUCH FUN. Let me walk you through the steps.

Start by painting the ATC Book Box and the tags with Chalkboard Paint.

Once dry, color the surfaces with Gelatos® colors from the Metallic and Steampunk set. Blend the colors dry with the blending tools from Gelatos Tool set. To add some extra shin, apply a coat of Glaze. Let dry.

Apply Whipped Spackle through stencil on the tags as shown.

When dry, add some more colors with Gelatos® colors and Stamper's Big Brush pen, blending with a wet brush.

Ink up the selected stamps with Stamper's Big Brush pens and stamp randomly around the box and tags.

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Next, cut out images from the Inscribe patterned paper and attach to the box and tags with Gel Medium. Also add selected words cut out of old book paper.

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Punch a hole on the top of the ATC Book Box and insert the Lion Head Door Knocker. Screw it in place with the provided hardware to create a handle for your box.

Once the tags are thoroughly dry, put them together with the binder ring. Best part is that it can be an ongoing project as you can add more tags as you go!

Hope you enjoyed today's project and be sure to stop by tomorrow for more inspiration.

Supplies:

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Textural Accents and Tools: Chalkboard Paint, Gel Medium, Glaze, Whipped Spackle, Gelatos Tool set, Stencils 10ct 101 Collection

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Gelatos®: Metallic, Steampunk

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Stamper's Big Brush Pens: Black, Red set

Graphic 45

Item # 4500845 ATC Book Box Kraft

Item #  4501028  Antique Brass Lion Head Door Knockers     

Item # 4500070 Typography 12 x 12 paper Inscribe

Item # K0283 Cling stamp set Typography 2

Others: Crop-a-dile, old book paper

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Winners of July Take the Challenge with Mou

Hi everyone, Mou here today to time to announce the winners of Take the Challenge with Mou, July 2015!

1. great challenge and beautiful page in your journal Mou!!! here is my entry http://laury55.blogspot.be/2015/07/green.html

2. Love your journal page Mou. You will laugh but my favorite part is how you turned that Sassafras into a cloud - so fun!! It looks great.  The whole page has such a peaceful aura - love the color of green you used as well as all the pastel accents. j.

Here is a little green fun for the July challenge!  I don't have the 101 stencils so just had to enter :)  Thanks bunches. j

http://joiattheranch.blogspot.com/2015/07/summers-butterfly-playground-16-x-20.html

Posted by: Joi@RR | 07/25/2015 at 11:00 AM

Congrats Laury55 and Joi@RR! And thanks everyone who joined in this month :)

Ladies, please get in touch with Naoko for your prizes. Email her [naoko@fabercastell.com] with July Take the Challenge winners on the subject line.

P.S. Guys, I have just moved to a different state and still settling in. So, we will skip Take the Challenge in August. Sorry about that! But I will see you all in September with another creative challenge :)

Graphic 45 Blog Hop Day 1 with Tiffany

Hello Blogosphere! It's Tiffany here with Day 1 of our Blog Hop!

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This week we're so excited to be hopping with Graphic 45! Stop by our blog every day this week to see craft inspirations! Don't forget to leave a comment on the posts to be entered in our giveaway! 

Graphic 45 will also have crafts up on their blog so don't forget to stop by their sites-

Blog: http://g45papers.typepad.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Graphic45
Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/graphic45/
Instagram: https://instagram.com/graphic45/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/graphic45

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1. First, I added Chalkboard Paint to the top and bottom portion of one of the tags from the Graphic 45 Tag Album.

2. Then, I mix 1 part Chalkboard Paint to 2 Parts Glaze blending with water until smoothie like consistency.

3. Adhere the Rare Oddities Patterned Papers on top of each other with Gel Medium.

4. Before completely dry, tear portions of the top layer of paper to reveal the bottom layer.

5. Add Drips of Chalkboard Paint mixture with a dropper tool.

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6. The next step is easy, simply adhere die-cut apothecary bottles with Gel Medium.

7. Adhere the Graphic 45 Rare Oddities Chipboard to the bottles with Gel Medium & trim excess. 

8. Add a thick coat of Gel Medium around the Chipboard labels.

9. Now, this is when the magic happens. Heat Set the Gel Medium until it BUBBLES!!!! Yes, you WANT air bubbles! I loved discovering this happy mistake :)

10. Outline the bottles with a PITT Artist Pen Black (M).

11. Now, be brave and add some sort of handwritten sentiment on the tag with the Stamper's Artist Pen in White. I layered my sentiment with a Metallic PITT Artist Pen Gold. Now, you just have to adhere the finished Apothecary bottles to the finished tag!

So what do you think?! I cannot wait to add this finished tag to a bottle of wine for a host gift!

Thanks for hopping by,

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Faber-Castell® Design Memory Craft® Products:

Graphic 45 Products:

Other:

  • Sizzix Bigz Die Apothecary Bottles by Tim Holtz
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Bright mixed media card by Maya Isaksson

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Hello! My name is Maya Isaksson and I'm very happy to share this first project as a guest at the Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® blog! I fell in love with the bright and happy colors of the Gelatos® in the Bali set, because of the Mix and Match system the work of picking out colors that matches is already done. 

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Rescheduled Ustream Class

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Thanks to everyone who showed up for the Ustream class this Wednesday! 

Unfortunately we had to cancel our class due to an emergency, and we are planning on rescheduling this class for July 28th at 9PM EST.  We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience we caused.


You can RSVP for the rescheduled class here: http://ow.ly/Q3qjV

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