Monday, March 24, 2014

DCWV and Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft



I'm so excited about this blog hop! I've loved Faber-Castel products for a long time and it was so much fun to combine them with my favorite DCWV textures.

There’s some great prizes too- Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft and DCWV will be giving away $75 in product at the end of the hop.  To win, follow the list below and leave a comment.  The hop will end at 5PM EST on Friday, March 28th.  The winner will be announced on Monday, March 31st on each of the company’s blogs. 

 

I really wanted a special page for these pictures. They give me a very HAPPY feeling  and I love the sun rays coming through the trees. I wanted to mimic that in the background paper. I thought the woven craft cardstock was a great background because its a little less stark than white for these pictures.

 

I wanted the journaling to be more private so I made it a pull tab behind this cut out tag from the Bohemian Sunrise stack. 

 


To make the background I used a DCWV Template and Woven paper along with Faber-Castel Gelatos, whipped spackle and metallic pens. 

I used an old gift card to spread the spackle over the stencil. Once it was dry, I made some lines radiating from the center using gelatos. Then with a brush and some water, I went over the gelato lines and turned them into watercolors.  

 

I outlined some circles with a metallic pen.

So happy! 

I tried a couple other things too. Some chalkboard paint on white woven paper, doodled with metallic pens.


But it cracked, so I didn't want to use it with a photo. I'll save it for another project. I'm thinking a collage of things I love :)  I think if I had used a smooth paper and/or less paint it wouldn't have cracked. But I do like the cracked look...
 

The next thing I tried was to shave a bit of gelato and mix it into the whipped spackle. 
I just used my brush handle.


Then I spread it over a DCWV flourish template. Looks just like icing!


Love the soft and pretty look on this DCWV adhesive fabric. 
Now I have another background to play with later ;)


Here's the hop list: 
Jill- http://stampinginspiredby.blogspot.com/ 

For extra entries, follow Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft and DCWV on twitter!

100 comments:

  1. Lovely layout. Thank you for sharing your techniques. I really love the texture of the DCWV papers.

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  2. wow it is so great, love the effect you have created

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  3. Beautiful colors and layers. Thanks for sharing the chalkboard paint idea as well - I love the cracked look too!

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  4. So cool!! I have been wanting to use that stencil and haven't gotten around to it yet! Love the hidden journaling too!

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  5. Hey-long time no see! Anyway, love all of the texture you created on your great layout! TFS!

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  6. Thank you for sharing your happy page & photos! I like the hidden journal entry.

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  7. I love all the layering and details put in this. Very creative way of doing the journal entry too!

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  8. your layout is very lovely! the gelatos look great over the dried spackle. and whatever you end up making with the chalkboard piece will be so cool... i love how it cracked like that!
    -Rachel
    rwkrafts.com

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  9. A combination of colors and textures that work together to create a wonderful project.

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  10. Wow, the black crackled paint with gold hearts was stunning and I really want to see the next project with that pink stencil background!

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  11. ooh what great ideas. thanks for sharing.

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  12. I have almost everything I need to create something like your project. Need to go get me some whipped spackle and the texture papers!! I love your project!

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  13. I personally like how the chalkboard paint cracked. Lovely page with great textures.

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  14. Beautiful layout. Thanks for the tips on using the stencil. I have some stencils but haven't done anything with them yet. Hopefully I'll get started with some of the ideas I'm seeing on this hop.

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  15. Love your layout! And the cracked chalkboard with doodled hearts is awesome!!

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  16. Love the way you made the background... thanks.

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  17. I LOVE how you coloured the whipped spackle with gelatos!

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  18. I have no idea what adhesive fabric is or what to do with it, but you sure made it look so pretty.

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  19. fab page - love the gelato spackle combo and the pink looks really cute. I love the paint drips and the crackliness of it - if it were mine I'd be tempted to add some gilding wax and make the crackles really stand out

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  20. Great layout Karla! I love the background you chose and the blending you did! I also like the cracked look with the chalk paint! It adds charm! :)

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  21. lOvE your layout. Thanks for the chance to win... ;0)

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  22. Such a pretty layout. I love your details. The background is amazing. I really need some of these supplies so I can play too. It looks like so much fun. Thanks for sharing.

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  23. Nice background !! Love the colors.
    (Poornima)

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  24. Love the colors!! Can't wait to get my gelatos out and play!!

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  25. I simply adore your layout. Especially the background and that stitching!! Love it!

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  26. Such creativity! Thanks for sharing!

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  27. Fabulous layout. Thanks for sharing your experiments with us. I really like the chalkboard drip.

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  28. Wonderful layout! Love the fantastic stencil/paste/color!

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  29. The page is fabulous! Looks like you had some fun playing with everything.

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  30. The background looks amazing. I also love how the chalkboard paint worked out with the cracking. I think the cracking adds to its look.

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  31. Your page is beautiful and I like that you shared the thought process, too! Well done. :)

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  32. Love the layout.

    craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

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  33. the doodled hearts are my favorite!

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  34. I like the background you created for this happy layout.

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  35. Great project.. I like the layering!

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  36. I really like your designs. So fun and pretty!

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  37. What a great background for that fabulous photo. Great Job and I loved your experiments with the different products. Thanks for sharing.

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  38. FABULOUS layout Karla - LOVE your stencilled circle sunray design and the colours too!!!
    THANK YOU for sharing your tutorial, it was great to learn how you created the background AND to learn about your other mixed media experiences too :)

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  39. I love the fact that I am not the only one that saves things for another project when it just doesn't quite turn out how you imagine. Overall it all looks awesome. Love the technique. Thanks for sharing.

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  40. Loved the way the whipped spackle looks like icing. I am going to get me some. Thank you

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  41. Your project is beautiful, and I am so loving the two extra pics of the black chalkboard paint with gold hearts, and the "frosting" you made :) To die for!

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  42. Darling layout! The spackle is really a great *embellishment*!

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  43. Love how you used the stencil, spackle and gelatos to create the background of your layout. I am learning some really cool techniques from this hop.
    isoscia at aol dot com

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  44. Nice layout! That whipped spackle does look just like frosting...good enough to eat! ;) Thanks for sharing.

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  45. I loved the stencil you used to make the background. I have yet to use whipped spackle, but everything I have seen beckons me to try it! Thanks for the inspiration you displayed to launch on out there!

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  46. What a great way to add color and texture. I'm lovin' that stencil. Thanks for sharing your awesome project with us!

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  47. Beautiful page!! I love the stenciled background and the hidden journaling! Oh and the crackle you got on the black piece is awesome!

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  48. so cool...love the circles and the textures!

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  49. i really need to get some of that whipped spackle... i love the texture it has. faber castell has such amazing products.

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  50. It looks great. Love the textures. Thanks for sharing, Johanne Lacombe

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  51. Awesome page, the template makes a great background, especially once you added the gelato. Thank you for sharing, you have great ideas.

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  52. Cool technique!

    marg0006 at Verizon dot net

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  53. Fantastic layout! I love the textures and layering, thanks for sharing.

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  54. I love the cracked chalkboard paint, by the way!

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  55. Beautiful page! Thank you for the tutorial!

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  56. Love that design with the radiating dots and the texture.

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  57. I love your layout!!!! Love all the texture and the composition. Oh and I really love the cracked chalkboard paint! I'll have to do that on some of the woven paper!

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  58. Love your layout and all the textures on it. Thanks for sharing.

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  59. Great layout and textures. It all compliments the photo without overwhelming it.

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  60. I just love the new stencils by DCWV and their textured stacks. Love how you used them and the gelatos.

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  61. Can't wait to see what you do with your "dripped" project! I love it, cracked or not!

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  62. I'm like you, I love to play and mix to see just what all I can come up with. It looks like you had a great turnout that day. I can only imagine the beautiful layout you create with these. Thank you for sharing.

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  63. That's a beautiful layout. I loved the pictures of you playing with the different things. What fun! Thank you for sharing your beautiful design.

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  64. A lot of ideas for using fun materials. You produced a wonderful layout. Thanks for sharing.

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  65. I am really loving the look of this textured paper! And thanks for showing us how you used the template, very cool! Great layout and great ideas too! Thanks for sharing.

    Katie B.

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  66. I love to see how one art material works with other elements. Great way to explore and see what works and what doesn't. The dripping paint is intriguing...though it crackled I love the effect too for some future project. It would be good for a guy card....Thanks for sharing your talent with us.

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  67. This page is great! I love the hidden tag and the stitching. What a great idea to add some Gelato to the Spackle! I'm definitely going to have to try that. Thanks for sharing.

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  68. Love seeing a layout! So cool!

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  69. Fun textures and great layout!

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  70. I VERY MUCH appreciate your showing the example ~ of using the stencil... I HOPE to win, like everyone else =}. I have HOPE * i am BEing HOPE * sharing HOPE. Also = i sure did need to see : it IS a good day to have a GOOD day. THANK*YOU, for this opportunity !

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  71. Great projects! Thanks for sharing :)

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  72. Great projects and wonderful use of the gelato.

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  73. Gorgeous layout, love the sunburst stencil and the colors you used...very pretty!

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  74. I love scrapbooking and this is an amazing layout. Love my gelatos.

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  75. What a great layout! Great use of gelatos!!

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  76. There are several new products I am going to have to try. Nice layout! :)

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  77. so much fun - I love to be creative - thanks for sharing your designs/techniques

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  78. A lot of things I need to try! TFS and the inspiration Karla!
    Have a wonderful day!

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  79. What a beautiful layout! I love all the techniques you used, especially how you colored the spackle once it dried.

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