Hello, G45ers, thanks for joining us! We have beautiful layouts for you this beautiful Sunday. Arlene Cuevas and Tati Scrap have some absolute beauties to share today. Let's jump right in!
First, Arlene has such beautiful composition on this Mon Amour layout that has 2 gorgeous photos. We love her fussy cutting and layering on this. So incredible!
"Mon Amour is the perfect collection to commemorate those wedding photos you’ve been meaning to scrapbook! The vintage images of couples in love, butterflies, roses… the color palette, it’s just fabulous! I created this scrapbook page of my brother and his wife Sharon. I hope it inspires you to create a page for yourself! I include a video to show you the layout up close.
Tip:Use your favorite flower die and Mon Amour papers to create a unique flower that will be guaranteed to match your project!" ~Arlene
We have had such a great time hopping with Faber-Castell this week and we can't believe it's the last day! We have 2 fabulous projects to bring utmost inspiration. Solange Marques and Maggi Harding have a layout and canvas sure to kick off a great weekend. At the end of the blog jump on over to Faber-Castell's blog to get fabulous ideas. What fun!
First, we have this amazing layout by Solange Marques for Solange's daughter's upcoming wedding. Absolutely breathtaking!
"Graphic 45 and Faber Castell together is wonderful for people that love mixed media, like me. For this Blog Hop I made a mixed media layout using the new Gilded Lily collection from G45 and Faber Castell mediums. This collection is so romantic and it’s perfect for this photo of my daughter and her future husband. I blended the photo on the background and I used gesso, gel médium, gelatos and pastel pencils on the background."~Solange
Now, we love this fabulous canvas from Maggi Harding using Faber-Castell and Artisan Style. Amazing!
"To create my canvas, I first covered the entire canvas with gelato colors that coordinated with the Artisan Style design paper. That was a much brighter look than I wanted so I painted over the background with a light coat of white gesso. I used a paper towel to lightly remove some of the gesso so that some of the gelato color would show through. Next, I used a stencil and Faber-Castell's Whipped Spackle to add texture to the background. ( I loved how easy it was to apply the spackle smoothly!)
After fussy cutting the peacocks and flowers from the Artisan Style 12 x 12 title page and elements from some of the Ephemera cards, I began creating a collage using Faber-Castell's Gel Medium both as a glue and sealant. To get a really good seal and bubble free image, I apply the medium both to the canvas and to the fussy cut images as I glue them down. Then I brush gel medium over each image as I glue it down, and use a rub on tool to smooth out the image and get rid of any bubbles that may have formed.
Once I was happy with the collaged scene I created, I used a water brush and added a little more gelato color here and there on the canvas. I allowed that to dry and then put a final coat of gel medium over the entire canvas." ~Maggi
It's Day 4 of the Blog Hop with Faber-Castell and in honor, we have 4 fabulous projects to share! Joanne Bain, Ginny Nemchak, Belly Lau, and Katie Zoey Ho have absolutely wonderful projects to share. The blog hop fun continues. Remember, the link to Faber-Castell's blog is at the end of this blog, so make sure to hop along!
"I have had this photo of the kids with our precious little Angel yes that is our little dogs name, for years and have always turned away from scrapping it as it wasn’t the best photo. The photo really suited the papers from the Raining Cats and Dogs Collection so I couldn’t resist scrapping it." ~Joanne
What a gorgeous canvas by Ginny who got to try her hand at something new for this blog hop - and what a stunning result!
"This was such a fun challenge for me. I’ve never used Gelatos before. It took a little getting used to...but once I did I used it on everything even the flowers and metal embellishments. The whipped Spackle was my favorite part..thankfully I had some stencils in my stash so I was able to add loads of background texture and interest as a base for the fussy cut paper images. I think this little plaque is just dreamy with it’s soft muted colors and sweet children images. I’ll be using Gelatos on everything now..thanks for the inspiration to try something new!!! " ~Ginny
We love gorgeous florals and beautiful colors, so this canvas by Belly is just fabulous!
"Bring a garden into your room by using beautiful Graphic 45 papers and Faber-Castell colors, you can choose whatever colors and theme you like, a serious of four seasons would be perfect, feeling fresh!"~Belly
What an absolutely fun creation by Katie below. She uses Gilded Lily perfectly with Marie Antoinette's most famous quote! Read all below:
"'Qu'ils mangent de la brioche' - a traditional French translation of 'Let them eat cake' is a common attribution to Queen Marie Antoinette. While it’s not on record that this phrase was ever said by her, it has indeed become very popular for modern art as well as for tea parties. As random as I could be, this phrase hit a nerve of mine and decided to do up a wall display decor for this.
I created a creme de la creme texture background by using a mixture of the gelatos and whipped spackle. To give a subtle shimmering distress look, several shades of gold gelatos were applied around the edges and throughout the surfaces of the papers." ~Katie
It's Day 3 of our awesome Blog Hop with Faber-Castell! We are so excited to be hopping with this amazing company and their awesome designers. Today, Danielle Copley, Brit Sviggum, and Robin Shakoor have beautiful projects to share using Faber-Castell. The fun continues!
"This layout was a perfect way to “dip my toes” into the world of Mixed Media. I have always been fascinated with mixed media but intimidated by the gorgeous projects I have seen and the multitude of supplies that go into making one. This layout uses Faber Castell’s Whipped Spackle and Pastel Gelatos to add a touch of the mixed media world to my background design and with Graphic 45’s Gilded Lily, it was a great combination for trying something new!!
Tip #1:Find a project that inspires you and choose one or two new products or techniques from it that you admire and try them out!
Tip #2: I loved using the gelatos mixed with water and a paintbrush to color to some white mulberry paper flowers to coordinate with my project.
Tip #3: Added a little too much color to your project with gelatos or sprays? Tone it down by dry brushing on some gesso!" ~Danielle
Now, how about this amazing canvas by Robin? What a stunning project!
"I created a canvas using Faber-Castell Gelatos to create my background. I began by adding gelatos to my canvas in the areas where I wanted to add color. I then applied water to the Gelatos and rubbed in the color. I added additional water to create a series of soft drips. Once my background was created, I added loads of delicate layers to frame and accentuate my photo.
Tip: Use mediums to create a one-of-a-kind background. You can use stencils, fibers and various art mediums to add a special touch to your projects. Try experimenting on plain cardstock and save your techniques to create a journal you can refer to for future projects." ~Robin
Other Supplies and Tools Faber Castell – Gelatos – Melon, Metallic Blueberry Martha Stewart Crafts – Small Butterfly Punch Recollections – Pearls, Flowers Prima – Resin Butterfly Dies: Spellbinders, Memory Box Ribbon – Blue Satin
The fun doesn't stop here- hop on over to the Faber-Castell blog for more great inspiration!