Monday, April 07, 2014

Take the Challenge, April 2014 at Design Memory Craft blog

Hi everyone, Mou here  and welcome to the fourth Take The Challenge of 2014!

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®.
We just returned from our sprink break. We went on a cruise to Haiti, Jamaica, and Cozumel. When we go on such family vacations, I carry a sketch book and my Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Art GRIP® Aquarelle watercolor pencilsDeluxe Waterbrush, and Essential PITT Artist pens (BLACK). The light load works best for me. In between shore excursions and general entertainment and relaxing, I sketch simple scenes around me. 
How do you stay creative during your vacations? Show us any project you created on the go.

Here's my take.

And I took a quick photo around the same time to show what I mean by simple scenes. Here's my son, busy playing with his i-pod nano on our private deck.

I started with a pencil sketch.

Next I colored the sketch with various shades of Art GRIP® Aquarelle watercolor pencils.

I used the Deluxe Waterbrush to blend the colors. When dry, I added details with Essential PITT Artist pens (BLACK).

And of course, I wasn't the only one enjoying being creative on vacation :)

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, 4/18 and we will pick TWO winners randomly to win these.
The prizes for this challenge are: One set of 9 ct Art GRIP Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils in the color of your choice.
Don't forget to check back on Monday, 4/21 to see if YOU won!
Good luck to all!

Friday, March 28, 2014

Somerset Memories Spring 2014

This week I got my copy of Somerset Memories Spring 2014.

There are two of my layouts

and a mini book in it.

I'm excited :) Thank you Somerset!

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Early bird discount

on Get Artsy!

Right now, you can sign up for Get Artsy at the special introductory price of $32! This price will be available through 3/28. But remember, it goes back up to $39 on 3/29. Don't forget to take advantage of this special price :)

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

A Washi Tape Tutorial

Hi everyone, here's a washi tape tutorial for you! tutorial.

I created this spring themed canvas mainly with these washi tapes and stickers from October Afternoon.
Farm Girl Washi Tape: Bowl of Cherries

Let me walk you through the steps.

First, cover an 8" x 10" canvas with book paper. Seal the top with Collage Pauge, or Gel Medium or Mod Podge to keep the corners from lifting.

Color the background as sky and grass using Gelatos or another type of paint. When dry, create a stem using Tropical Sherbet washi tape.

Fill up the tree with leaves using Daisy Field and accenting with Squirrel and Bowl of Cherries washi tapes. Add grass with Daisy Field washi tape.

Add details with a permanent pen.

Here's a closer look.

Handwrite 'welcome' with a permanent marker and spell out 'spring' with Strawberry Ice Cream Flash alpha stickers to finish.
Hope you enjoyed today's tutorial :)

Monday, March 24, 2014

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft & DCWV Blog Hop


Are you ready for our first blog hop with DCWV?  We’ve been fans of their products for a long time so we’re excited that we’re finally doing our first blog hop with them.

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. 
For extra entries, follow Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft and DCWV on twitter!
Hi everyone, Mou here and here's my project. 

On this art journal page, I have used:
Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Art GRIP Aquarelles Watercolor pencils:
Die Cuts With A View The Corrugates Neutral Stack
Die Cuts With A View The Burlap Paper Stack
Die Cuts With A View The Corrugates Neutral Stack
Die Cuts With A View Adhesive Cork Stack
Die Cuts With A View The Woven Paper Stack
Die Cuts With A View The Adhesive Fabric Stack
Let me walk you through the steps.

Color the textured papers with Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Art GRIP Aquarelles Watercolor pencils and blend them with Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Deluxe Waterbrush.

Cut out parts of the colored textured papers and some old book page.

Apply a thin coat of Gesso to the journal page. When dry, arrange textured paper pieces and book page. Attach the non-adhesive pieces with Gel Medium.

Rub some Cotton Candy Gelatos® at the top of the page and spray water with the misting bottle and let the color drip down.

Add details and journaling to the page with PITT Artist pen, Gelatos®, and Art GRIP Aquarelles Watercolor pencils. 
Now, hop on over to these blogs for more inspiration!
Mou- (You are here...welcome!)
Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft  
Happy hopping!