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July 27, 2015

Faber Castell & Graphic 45 Blog Hop: Day 1


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
Glossy Accents
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

Tati,Canvas,Home Sweet Home, Graphic 45

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!


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.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

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 


Great inspiration Thanks xx

Beautiful projects!! I love G45 and Faber Castell what a wonderful combination!!!

I love these stunning projects!

What amazing projects: the sweet, sweet layout featuring Once Upon a Springtime and the beautifully layered canvas featuring Home Sweet Home. Add to that, the You Tube video that perfectly demonstrated "how" to use the Gelatos.

Can't wait for the day that I can make these projects. They are beautiful!

Pretty amazing!

Wonderful team up!

FYI... Faber Castell on IG is @design_memory_craft not @designmemorycraft as in the rafflecopter

Fantastic works of art.x

Congratulations on the collaboration with Faber-Castell. As usual, the creations posted are amazing!

Fantastic Hop. I couldn't do the Instagram one because I don't have an account or a phone that let's us post pics. I love G45 and Faber Castell. A great match together. Good luck to everyone :)

Such a great hop with awesome artists! Thank you Graphic 45!!!

Great projects! Maybe I can use Gelatos....

Beautiful projects!!!

Love Arlene's project. It's gorgeous. Thanks for the chance,

Beautiful projects, & good luck to me :)

Beautiful projects!

Both are beautiful projects!

I just started working with mixed media and I love all the hints and tutorials!!!

Beautiful! !!

Arlene, you did it again. That is a beautiful page. Love your fussy cutting and layering. The gesso is so cool too. I am just starting to use gesso, after watching you get such beautiful results with it. Thanks.

Gilded Lily is such a gorgeous collection! It would be great to win it.

There is always such wonderful inspiration on this blog!

I love Gilded Lily! I hope I win!


G45 and Faber-Castell are a great combo for creative mixed media projects. So much fun to play with.

Thank you for sharing all this amazing inspiration with us and for giving the chance to get this wonderful paper!

Such lovely creations! And such a lucky person who will win the beautiful Gilded Lily Collection!!

Beautiful lay out with Once Upon a Springtime.

wow these are stunning

Beautiful projects!

I liked the works!

This is beautiful work

AWESOMEness!! TFS!!!

Both of these projects are beautiful! The dimension and cut out details are amazing. Great job guys!! Thanks for sharing.

Katie B.

BEAUTIFUL projects! WOW! TFS!!
Happy crafting!

Love arlenes work. Inspiring

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