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Jul 29, 2015 5:00:00 AM

Faber Castell & Graphic 45 Blog Hop: Day 3

Gilded Lily Double Photo Layout, Gilded Lily, by Danielle Copley, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 1

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!

First, Danielle shares a gorgeous layout using Gilded Lily.

"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

Gilded Lily Double Photo Layout, Gilded Lily, by Danielle Copley, Product by Graphic 45

 

 

Danielle's Layout Tutorial


Gilded Lily Double Photo Layout, Gilded Lily, by Danielle Copley, Product by Graphic 45


Gilded Lily Double Photo Layout, Gilded Lily, by Danielle Copley, Product by Graphic 45

Supply List

Gilded Lily 12x12 sheets:
Golden Age
Crème de la Crème
Gilded Lily Pocket and Tags
Gilded Lily Decorative Chipboard
Graphic 45 Staples:
Shabby Chic Ornate Metal Keys
Shabby Chic Ornate Metal Key Holes
Faber Castell Pastel Gelatos: Guava and Caramel
Faber Castell Whipped Spackle and Gel Medium
Tim Holtz Gothic Stencil
Prima Resin Frame
Mulberry paper flowers
Wet Adhesive
Foam Dimensionals
Gesso

We love this canvas from Brit using Faber-Castell pastels and Raining Cats & Dogs!

Faber-Castell blog hop page by Brit using Raining Cats & Dogs #graphic45

Check out How to Make My Graphic45/Faber Castell AJ by Brit Sviggum on Snapguide.  

Brit's Snapguide Tutorial

 Supply List

Washi tape set #4500843
Cling stamps Home sweet home 2 #IC0333S
Cardstock stickers Raining cats & dogs #4500975
Paper:
Raining Cats & Dogs collection - Cat`s Meow #4500957
Raining Cats & Dogs collection - Well Bred #4500965
Color Box/ Graphic45 Antiquing Dye ink #41001 Photogenic
Supply Faber Castell:

Mix & Match Pastel pencils #770180
Gelatos Pastels #770168
Whipped spackle #770318
Gel Medium #770303
Others:
Gesso

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

Faber-Castell Canvas, Precious Memories, by Robin Shakoor, Product by Graphic 45


Faber-Castell Canvas, Precious Memories, by Robin Shakoor, Product by Graphic 45


Faber-Castell Canvas, Precious Memories, by Robin Shakoor, Product by Graphic 45


Faber-Castell Canvas, Precious Memories, by Robin Shakoor, Product by Graphic 45

Supply List

Graphic 45 – Precious Memories – Baby’s Breath - 4501084

Graphic 45 – Precious Memories – Pat-A-Cake - 4501090

Graphic 45 – Precious Memories – Cherish - 4501086

Graphic 45 – Precious Memories – Precious Memories - 4501083

Graphic 45 – Precious Memories – Tags and Pockets - 4501094

Graphic 45 – Precious Memories – Decorative Chipboard – 4501095

Graphic 45 – Precious Memories – Stickers – 4501097
Graphic 45 – Staples - Shabby Chic Ornate Metal Key Holes – 4500840

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!

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Follow Faber-Castell on their Social Media!

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Twitter: http://twitter.com/DesignMemCraft

We have a great giveaway in honor of the blog hop this week! Take part below:

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Thanks for hopping along! See you tomorrow for more great ideas.

The G45 Family

Want to try these projects out? Visit your LSS or order online today! Graphic 45 Store Locator Link Here

Jul 28, 2015 5:00:00 AM

Faber Castell & Graphic 45 Blog Hop: Day 2

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 It's Day 2 of our fabulous blog hop with Faber-Castell! Did you enjoy hopping yesterday? To our new visitors, welcome! We are so glad you hopped on over to our blog. So much inspiration awaits today - Tanya Dudkina, Donna Espiritu, and Lori Williams have it in spades. Enjoy these beautiful projects and stay until the end to hop on over to Faber-Castell's blog!

First, we have this amazing, textured layout by Tanya using Artisan Style and Faber-Castell gelatos! So gorgeous!

"Hi! I created a layout with my favorite tip. It’s really easy - I applied a bit of white gesso on one part of my layout, let it dry and then I chose my favorite Artisan Style stamp to make nice background. Now you can use your gelatos by Faber Castell to color your stamp just over the layer of gesso. Do you like this effect? I think it looks pretty original with this gorgeous paper! I also applied amazing Faber Castell whipped spackle and I love how it works with my embellishments." ~Tanya

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Supply List

Graphic 45 - Artisan Style 12x12 Pad
Graphic 45 - Artisan Style Decorative Chipboard
Graphic 45 - Artisan Style Ephemera Cards
Graphic 45 - Cling Stamp G45 Artisan Style 3
Graphic 45 - Artist Trading Tags-Black
Graphic 45 - Door Knockers
Graphic 45 - Antique Metal Door Pull
Faber Castell supplies:
Faber Castell - Gelatos® Colors 15 ct: METALLICS
Faber Castell - Steampunk Gelatos
Faber Castell - Whipped Spackle
Other supplies: various chipboards, Prima Marketing butterflies resins, Prima Marketing say it in crystals, Prima Marketing doily die, Magnolia leaves die, trims.

Now, Donna has the most precious canvas to share. Take it away, Donna:

"I created the background by using a stencil and whipped spackle. Once dry, I rubbed a bit of gelato to the surface and misted some water for easy blending. I used my heat gun to help reduce drying time. Then I rubbed another color of gelato (from the steampunk set) to the raised areas to make it pop even more. I fussy cut lots of beautiful images from the papers of the Gilded lily collection and arranged it around my photo. I also used a stamp from the Precious memories collection for my title and around the photo as border." ~Donna

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DonnaEspiritu-GildedLily-FaberCastell-AlteredCanvas-01


DonnaEspiritu-GildedLily-FaberCastell-AlteredCanvas-01

Supply List

G45 Gilded lily 12x12, 6x6 papers
G45 Gilded lily chipboard
G45 Precious memories stamps
Colorbox ink
Faber Castell whipped spackle
Faber Castell gel medium
Faber Castell gelatos (brights and steampunk)
Scrapbook adhesive double sided tape, 3D foam tape
UHU adhesive
The Crafter's Companion stencil
lace and trims, pearl string, rhinestons, thread,

Lori shares how to make a beautiful altered box with stunning textured flowers using Faber-Castell. Enjoy her tutorial below!

"I love perusing through thrift stores and finding things that can be updated to make new and fun creations.  This is a box I picked up and adorned it with the Gilded Lily collection and it’s quite stunning now.  I made these beautiful flowers using Faber Castell’s gelatos and gesso and even created a tutorial so you can recreate them yourselves.  The box certainly looks regal with pearls, rhinestones, shimmer and lots of fussy cutting.  Now the trick is to figure out where to display this beauty. " ~Lori

Box with Gilded Lily by Lori Williams Product Graphic 45 photo 1_edited-1

Check out How to Create Shimmer Flowers W/ Faber Castell & G45 by Lori Williams on Snapguide.  

Lori's Snapguide Tutorial


Box with Gilded Lily by Lori Williams Product Graphic 45 photo 1_edited-1


Box with Gilded Lily by Lori Williams Product Graphic 45 photo 1_edited-1


Box with Gilded Lily by Lori Williams Product Graphic 45 photo 1_edited-1

Supply List

Graphic 45
12 x 12 Gilded Lily
Versailles
Gilded Lily
Gilded Lily Chipboard 2
8 x 8 Gilded Lily
Royal Gardens
Gilded Lily Patterns and Solids
 6 x 6 Patterns and Solids : Rare Oddities
Graphic 45 Staples
Antique Brass Claw Feet
Faber Castell Products
Gelatos : Iced pear, metallic Blueberry, Ice Rose, Metallic Grape
Gesso
Pitt Artist Pen/White
Other Products Used:
Upcycled Box
Pearl Brads
Crafters Companion Embossing Folder
Pearl Strip
Rhinestone Strip
Foam Tape
Zip Dries Glue
Tattered Floral Sizzix Die
Decorative Blossom Corner Heartfelt Die

 Now, keep the fun going by heading on over to the Faber-Castell blog. Have a great time hopping, everyone!

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Hop on Over to Faber-Castell's Blog for the rest of the Hop!

Follow Faber-Castell on their Social Media!

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

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

Instagram: https://instagram.com/design_memory_craft/

Twitter: http://twitter.com/DesignMemCraft

Don't forget the fabulous giveaway we have going on this week during our blog hop. Enter below to win Gilded Lily!

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Thanks for joining us and have a wonderful day!

Your Pals in Paper,

The G45 Family

Want to try these projects out? Visit your LSS or order online today! Graphic 45 Store Locator Link Here

Jul 27, 2015 5:00:00 AM

Faber Castell & Graphic 45 Blog Hop: Day 1

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It's the first day of our amazing blog hop with Faber-Castell! We are so excited to be hopping with this fabulous company. They are so wonderful and make incredible products. We have two great ideas to kick off the hop from the fabulous Arlene Cuevas and Tati Scrap! Enjoy this blog hop and stay until the end to hop with Faber-Castell. 

Faber-Castell & Graphic 45 Blog Hop July 27th-July 31, 2015! Join the fun! #graphic45

First, enjoy this gorgeous layout from Arlene! She has a great video tutorial below as well. So gorgeous!

"This is my all time favorite photo of my beautiful baby niece Jaelyn. I never get tired of creating with her as my inspiration. I created the background of this layout using Faber-Castell Gelatos and Whipped Spackle. So fun to play with! The Once Upon a Springtime papers were a JOY to create with. I love all the flowers and fairies and whimsical images. Be sure to check out my video tutorial where I show you how I created this page. I hope you give one of these layouts with mixed media background a try for yourself. If you do, be sure to share it on the Graphic 45 Facebook page! We’d love to see it!

TIP: Gesso your surface before working with Gelatos. This will ensure you get a smooth blend after your spritz the medium with water." ~Arlene

Once Upon a Springtime layout by Arlene using Faber-Castell and Graphic 45

 

Arlene's Video Tutorial


Once Upon a Springtime layout by Arlene using Faber-Castell and Graphic 45


Once Upon a Springtime layout by Arlene using Faber-Castell and Graphic 45


Once Upon a Springtime layout by Arlene using Faber-Castell and Graphic 45


Once Upon a Springtime layout by Arlene using Faber-Castell and Graphic 45


Once Upon a Springtime layout by Arlene using Faber-Castell and Graphic 45


Once Upon a Springtime layout by Arlene using Faber-Castell and Graphic 45

Supply List

Once Upon A Springtime Deluxe Collector’s Edition
Staples: Shabby Chic Ornate Metal Keyhole, Shabby Chic Ornate Metal Key
Faber-Castell Gelatos: Caramel, Guava, Kiwi and Coconut
Faber-Castell Whipped Spackle
MFT Small Brick Wall stencil
Prima “splatter” stamp
Ranger Archival Ink
Strathmore Heavy Watercolor paper
Prima resin frame
Prima metal embellishments
Petaloo Flower
I Am Roses Flowers
Wild Orchid Craft sprigs
La La Land Crafts Cherry Blossom die
Twine
Sequins
Glossy Accents
E6000
Scor Tape

Tati Scrap shares a stunning canvas using Faber-Castell gelatos and Home Sweet HomeLove this!

"I have colored this canvas with Faber Castell Gelatos and decorated it with the fantastic“Home Sweet Home” Graphic 45 papers.

A beautiful idea to decor your kitchen wall......Things you can do to make your home look so much better!!" ~Tati Scrap

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Tati,Canvas,Home Sweet Home, Graphic 45


Tati,Canvas,Home Sweet Home, Graphic 45

Supply List

Home Sweet Home 8x8
Garden Fresh

Cling Stamp G45 Home Sweet Home 2

One card of the :Mixed Media 5x5 Box-Ivory

Faber Castell Gelatos
White cardstock

The fun doesn't stop here! Hop on over to the Faber-Castell blog for more beautiful projects. The inspiration doesn't end!

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Hop on Over to Faber-Castell's Blog for the rest of the Hop!

Follow Faber-Castell on their Social Media!

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

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

Instagram: https://instagram.com/design_memory_craft/

Twitter: http://twitter.com/DesignMemCraft

We also have a great prize pack for this week. Just enter below to win this beautiful Gilded Lily prize pack this week.

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Thanks for hopping with us today, G45ers and Faber-Castell hoppers. It's going to be a great week! Tomorrow, there will be more blog hop fun.

Happy Papercrafting,

The G45 Family

Want to try these projects out? Visit your LSS or order online today! Graphic 45 Store Locator Link Here 

Jul 26, 2015 5:00:00 AM

Gorgeous Graphic 45 Upcycled Altered Art

Altered Bottles by Solange Marques using Graphic 45 satmps and chipboard tags

Welcome to the blog, G45ers! Sunday is a brilliant day to bask in some beautiful altered art ideas!  Today, Solange Marques shows you some great upcycling ideas. Then, Danielle Copley upcycles a beautiful altered jewelry armoire that she found at a thrift store. Use your found goods and make them beautiful in a brand new way!

First, Solange shares these beautiful altered bottles and teapots. What stunning ideas for kitchen decor!

"I decided to make some altereds using only Graphic 45 stamps and some chipboard. I covered the bottles and teapots using Acrylic Gesso. I needed to pass several layers of acrylic gesso. After I applied Crackle paste and finally I used the stamps on the pieces. After I added some chipboards and ribbons." ~Solange

Altered Bottles by Solange Marques using Graphic 45 satmps and chipboard tags


Altered Bottles by Solange Marques using Graphic 45 satmps and chipboard tags


Altered Bottles by Solange Marques using Graphic 45 satmps and chipboard tags


Altered Bottles by Solange Marques using Graphic 45 satmps and chipboard tags


Altered Bottles by Solange Marques using Graphic 45 satmps and chipboard tags

 

Altered Tea-pot by Solange Marques using Graphic 45 Stamps and chipboard tags (1)


Altered Tea-pot by Solange Marques using Graphic 45 Stamps and chipboard tags (1)


Altered Tea-pot by Solange Marques using Graphic 45 Stamps and chipboard tags (1)


Altered Tea-pot by Solange Marques using Graphic 45 Stamps and chipboard tags (1)

Supply List

Cling Stamp G45 Artisan Style 1
Cling Stamp G45 Artisan Style 2
Cling Stamp G45 Artisan Style 3
Cling Stamp G45 Botanical Tea 1
Cling Stamp G45 Botanical Tea 2
Botanical Tea Journaling Chipboard
Botanical Tea Decorative Chipboard
Acrylic Gesso, Acrylic Paints, Crackle Paste, Ribbons

This is such a gorgeous altered jewelry armoire from Danielle. Read all about it below:

"This jewelry armoire was a thrift store find for $2.50!! I loved the curved, elegant lines of it and thought the Gilded Lily Collection matched it beautifully! I first covered the dark wood piece in white paint and ‘gilded” the edges with gold paint! It was missing a pane of glass, but I saw it as an opportunity to have fun and create a dimensional, fussy-cut scene for the doors instead of replacing the glass. With the amazing patterns and images that Graphic 45 Collections are known for, it has a new life as a jewelry armoire fit for a princess!

Tip: Check out your local thrift store or around your house for something that you can spruce up and give new life to." ~Danielle

Gilded Lily Jewelry Armoire, Gilded Lily, by Danielle Copley, Graphic 45, photo 1


Gilded Lily Jewelry Armoire, Gilded Lily, by Danielle Copley, Graphic 45, photo 1


Gilded Lily Jewelry Armoire, Gilded Lily, by Danielle Copley, Graphic 45, photo 1


Gilded Lily Jewelry Armoire, Gilded Lily, by Danielle Copley, Graphic 45, photo 1


Gilded Lily Jewelry Armoire, Gilded Lily, by Danielle Copley, Graphic 45, photo 1


Gilded Lily Jewelry Armoire, Gilded Lily, by Danielle Copley, Graphic 45, photo 1

Supply List

Gilded Lily 12x12 Sheets:
Royal Gardens
Crème de la Crème
Lavish Lifestyle
Golden Age
Her Majesty
Tres Chic
Gilded Lily 8x8
Jewelry Armoire from thrift store
Sandpaper
Gold Paint
White Paint
ModPodge
Paint Brush
Foam Dimensional
Scissors
Paper Trimmer

What inspiration! We love these upcycling ideas. Thanks to Solange and Danielle for creating these beauties! Have a wonderful Sunday.

Your Pals in Paper,

The G45 Family

Want to try these projects out? Visit your LSS or order online today! Graphic 45 Store Locator Link Here

Jul 25, 2015 5:00:00 AM

Our Graphic 45 Ning Gallery Highlights!

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We love seeing the projects you share on our Ning page, G45ers! We are so inspired by our incredibly talented followers and it's so much fun to see the incredible projects you all create. Today, we are going to look at some of the Ning Gallery highlights! What fun!

First, we have this beautiful Gilded Lily altered carriage by the talented Sandra Carey. Love the pearls and beautiful die cuts she uses on this fabulous project.

Gilded Lily Carriage by Sandra Carey #graphic45
Gilded Lily Carriage by Sandra Carey

Elena Astafeva is so talented and this mini album is incredible! We love how she used fussy cut elements to make such an elegant cover with mixed media magic. 

French Country mini album by Elena Astafeva #graphic45
French Country mini album by Elena Astafeva

Now, enjoy this fun Place in Time Happy Birthday card from Carolyn Collins! What fun!

Place in Time matchbook card by Carolyn Collins #graphic45
Place in Time matchbook card by Carolyn Collins

We love the buttons and fun details on this great Mother Goose card by Elizaveta Belevskaya. Amazing job!

Mother Goose card by Elizaveta Belevskaya #graphic45
Mother Goose card by Elizaveta Belevskaya

To close,  Sharon Lee Wade-Coughlin amazes with a beautiful Bohemian Bazaar mini made with coffee sleeves. We love this awesome upcycling idea!

Bohemian Bazaar coffee sleeve mini album by Sharon Lee Wade-Coughlin #graphic45
Bohemian Bazaar coffee sleeve mini album by Sharon Lee Wade-Coughlin

Thanks so much to our G45ers who share on our Ning page! We hope you'll consider doing the same. Make sure to join today and share your amazing Graphic 45 projects! 

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We hope you're having a fabulous weekend, G45ers, and we're grateful you made us a part of it! Have a great one!

Your Biggest Ning Fans,

The G45 Family

Want to try these projects out? Visit your LSS or order online today! Graphic 45 Store Locator Link Here