Monday, March 02, 2015

Take the Challenge with Mou, March 2015 at Design Memory Craft Blog

Hi everyone, Mou here with the third 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®.

For March, I have a prompt for you: TIME. Interpret it any way that's personal to you. For me, it's shared time, time spent with family, friends, observing how my children like to spend their time with each other... well, you get the idea. Here's my art journal page.


The supplies I used:
Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Textural Accents: Chalkboard Paint, Gesso, Gel Medium, Texture Luxe Gold (coming soon)
Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Stamper's Big Brush pens: BLACK, SCARLET RED
Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Art GRIP® Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils: 131, 176, 234 (NEUTRAL);  115 (YELLOW); 156, 162 (GREEN)
Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Gelatos Mist Maker Set
Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Mixed Media Stencils 101: Dots, Chevron (coming soon)
Others: Sizzix Bigz Die Tick-Tock; die-cutting system; cardstock, art journal, old book page, stamp
 
And here are the steps.
Start by attaching scraps of old book page, junk mail, lace, etc. to the art journal page using Gel Medium.
When dry, apply a coat of Gesso to unify the elements.
Color the page with Gelatos® colors.
Stamp randomly by inking background stamp with Stamper's Big Brush pen.
Diecut the clock. Stamp the image. Attach the image behind the clock and trim off excess. Attach the clock to the page with Gel Medium.
 

Add colors and details to the stamped image inside the clock with Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Art GRIP® Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils, Gesso, and Stamper's. Big Brush pens. Color the clock with Chalkboard Paint.
Lay chevron stencil on the page and with palette knife from the Gelatos Mist Maker Set, apply a thin coat of Texture Luxe Gold paste. Repeat with the Dots stencil in different areas of the page.
Add some words cut out from book pages to the clock with Gel Medium.
 
 
Here's another close-up of my page.
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, 3/13 and we will pick TWO winners randomly to win these.
The prize for this challenge is: One pack of Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Art GRIP® Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils in you choice of color.
Don't forget to check back on Monday, 3/16 to see if YOU won!

Good luck to all!

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Sharing a tag tutorial here

I made this tag for a blog hop with Faber-Castell and May Arts. Sharing the tutorial here as well.
 
 
To make this tag, I used:
Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Textural Accents: Gesso, Gel Medium, Texture Luxe Gold 
Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Gelatos Mist Maker Set
Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Mixed Media Stencils 101: Dots, Hexagons
May Arts ribbon # 516-4-02 4" x 10Y Jute & Wire
May Arts ribbon # 433-14-10 1/4" x 15Y Lace
May Arts ribbon # SK-125-01 Silk
May Arts ribbon # 368-15-01 1.5" x 30Y Polyester
Others: Sizzix Bigz L Die - Tag; die-cutting system; cardstock, tissue, old book page, stamp, embellishments from my stash, thread, sewing machine, stapler, needle, beads


 
Diecut tag and create a base with layers of cardstock, book paper, tissue, etc. using Gel Medium. Add a decorative edge with stitching.

 
Whitewash the background with a coat of gesso.

 
Rub various Gelatos colors on the tag and blend parts of it with your fingers and some with wet paint brush.

 
Using a palette knife and the dots stencil, apply Gold Texture Luxe paste near the top right part of the tag.

 
Layer jute and lace trims on the tag and secure with stapler.

 
Cut about 12" of silk ribbon and color it with Gelatos colors and blend by misting with water.

 
Once the water dries, tie the ribbon into a bow and attach to tag.

 
Cut various lengths of silk and polyester ribbons. Fold them in halves lengthwise and straight stitch along the open edge. Pull the thread to scrunch up the ribbon and sew it in the center to make them look like flowers. Color the flowers with various shades of Gelatos.

 
Embellish around the flower cluster with buttons, pins, beads, etc, securing them in place with Gel Medium. Apply Texture Luxe Gold paste with plalette knife through hexagon stencil near the bottom of the tag to finish.

I can't stop playing with the tag die, these ribbons and of course, my favorite Gelatos and texture mediums from Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft!

Monday, February 16, 2015

You are awesome!!!

Here's a canvas for all who are awesome :)
 
 
To make this canvas, I used:
Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Textural Accents: Gel Medium, Texture Luxe Gold (coming soon)
Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Gelatos®:  Mango, Tangerine (YELLOW set), Bubble Gum, Red Cherry (RED set)   
Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Stamper's Big Brush pens: SCARLET RED 118, MAGENTA 133, WARM GREY IV 273
Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Gelatos Tool Set
Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Mixed Media Stencils 101: Dots (coming soon)
Others: Sizzix Bigz Alphabet Set 4 Dies - Fresh Blossoms Alphabet ,  die-cutting system; cardstock, canvas panel, stamp

 
Die-cut the letters using your die-cutting system from kraft cardstock. Spell out your sentiment and attach with gel medium. Seal the letters in place with another coat of gel medium.

 
Color the canvas around the letters with your favorite shades of Gelatos colors.

 
Blend colors with the blending chisel from the Gelatos Tool set. 

 
Add some shadowing with Stamper's Big Brush pen.
 
Ink a background stamp with Magenta Stampers Big Brush pen and randomly stamp around the page. Apply some Gold Texture Luxe with palette knife through the dots stencil.
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Here are some close-ups
 
Hope you enjoyed today's tutorial and be awesome :)