Monday, April 25, 2011

Faber-Castell {Design Memory Craft} Come in to Win!

A few weeks ago, I saw an ad in a magazine for the new Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft products (Gelatos, PITT Artist Pens, watercolor pencils, metallic pens, etc.). Well, I thought to myself, "I really want to try these. They look SO fun!" Well, not 4 hours later, I got an e-mail from Chelsy asking me if I would be interested in trying these products and sharing them on my blog and having a give-away! Wow, I get to try them AND my subscribers have a chance to win? Well, I couldn't turn that down! I was SO, SO excited. The products came, and I have been playing! Oh are they fun! Let's look at what I used, what I created, and how you can win some of this fun stuff.

The Layout
I decided to create an 8x8 layout using the Gelatos and PITT Artist Pens. To begin, I started with the white Gelatos, my pink Bazzill cardstock, and my water bottle. I spritzed the Memory Box Vintage Record Sheet {G1712} stamp with water, and then I colored it with the white Gelatos and stamped it onto the cardstock:

Next, I splashed the orange Gelatos on the cardstock by rubbing some Gelatos onto my acrylic block, spritzing it with water, then getting it all on my paintbrush to "flick" onto the paper.  There are subtle drops of orange on the layout. A darker color of course would give a bolder affect.

Then I used the PITT big brush pen to ink up the Memory Box Gorgeous Mini Bloom {B1761} stamp. Because the color would have been too bold, I stamped on a scrap piece of paper first then stamped again onto my cardstock. I wanted the brown color just not so bold. :) Oh, and these markers color fabulously onto stamps! WOW!

I also used that same stamp and the larger Memory Box Gorgeous Bloom {E1760} stamp to create the flower in the bottom left-hand corner of the layout. I used the full color from the brush pen for the flower then I added some doodle lines to the pink cardstock to "define the space." And here is how my 8x8 layout turned out. The photo is of the “Valentine Bunch” my husband brought home to me and our identical triplets for Valentine’s Day this year. The colors represent each of our favorite colors. Gotta love that man!



Papers: Memory Box Pixie, Bazzill cs
Faber-Castell: PITT big brush pen nougat, Gelatos white and orange
Stamps: Memory Box Vintage Record Sheet G1712, Memory Box Gorgeous Mini Bloom B1761, Memory Box Gorgeous Bloom E1760
Embellishments: Memory Box pearl lace and classic scallop dies, Memory Box white pearl stickers, Making Memories tiny alpha stickers, Basic Grey piper chip alpha, Kaiser Craft pearl (large)

Don't these products look fun? They are so easy and quick to use, easy clean up, and lots of possibilities! Both of these products can be used directly on your stamps and many other ways too. I can't wait to play more!

Here is What You Can Win
Two blessed random subscribers will win both of the described items below! All you have to do is leave a comment here on the blog sharing whether you have used the product, how you like them, if you would like to try them, if you like the possibilities, anything about these great products!!! Your comment must be left here by this Thursday, April 28th, at 11:59 p.m. Central! I will pick two random winners and post the names on Friday, April 29th, along with photos of how I have decided to store these fun products!

Here is a description of what two lucky winners will receive:  Mix and Match from Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft makes designing with color simple. Choose a color set that inspires you. Choose a medium. Mix & Match as you create. Color coordinated palettes give you the freedom to design your project knowing the colors will work beautifully together. Perfect for all your design, memory and craft projects.

Mixed Media Sampler Sets in Red, Yellow, Blue and Green encourage you to spread your creative wings and experiment with mixing mediums! Each set includes a Stamper’s Big Brush, Gelato Metallic Stick, Pastel Pencil and Art GRIP Aquarelle Watercolor pencil. Experiment with mixing colors and mediums or layer different mediums to create depth and details. Or try using your rubber stamps with the different mediums to see which effects you like the most.
Color Gelatos are creamy sticks infused with brilliant color. The color slides easily onto papers and can then be dissolved with water to create watercolor effects, or left to dry for vibrant bursts of color. Try stamping with the Color Gelatos, or apply a field of color and use a stamp to remove the color. Color Gelatos work wonderfully on flocked papers and embellishments too! Color Gelatos are acid-free and odorless.
I hope you have enjoyed today's post! And a huge thanks to Faber-Castell for allowing me to play and give y'all a chance to win! It has been FUN! Be sure to leave your comment here by Thursday! I can't wait to see who our two blessed winners will be! Have a wonderful week ahead!!
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69 comments:

Anonymous said...

These would be most welcomed new toys!!! What a great way to learn some new techniques! It would be more than a wonderful blessing to win these products! Thank you for an opportunity to try and win some fun blessings!! ~Amy S.~

Shazza said...

Woohoo!! I would love to try these out, Its great to discover some new product and how they can add that special 'Zing' to your scrap or crafting hobbies. Thanks for offering an opportunity to win!!
Cheers
shazza

Gardeningal2003 said...

Hi, Patter. Another beautiful layout by you, and these new products look awesome! I would love to win them and give them a try! Thank you!

Arlene D said...

I have not tried these products so it would be a lot of fun to play with them to make greeting cards! Thanks for the opporunity to win some new "toys"! Arlene D

Lisa said...

Those new products look great, especially the metallic stick! I love trying new products and discovering how I can use them on my projects. Thanks for sharing.

Michele's Scrapy Creations said...

I havce admit I have never hear of them. yeah I live in the dark ages. lol but would love to try these out. I'm thinking of trying them on the canvas if I win if not I will purchase putting them on my wish list. thanks for sharing.

michelesscrapycreations35 at yahoo dot com

Bloomin Rose said...

This is a gorgeous layout Patter, and I love the techniques you've used to create it. I have Faber-Castell watercolor pencils, but have not ever used the big brush or the Gelato, but I would LOVE LOVE to try the sampler.

JoAnn said...

Thank you for the chance to win! I have never used Faber-Castell products but since viewing what you created with them I would LOVE to have and use them!

Wallace said...

I have never had a hobby with so many options! I'm constantly learning new ways to put color and texture on paper. There seems to be no limit to the creativity with paper! Thanks for all your ideas Patter!

Brittney said...

These look so fun! I've never used them before, but I'd definitely love to test-drive them!!

Anne Temple said...

I have been eyeing these since they first came out, but ws waiting to hear what others thought about them. Thanks for the chance to win these products. They do look like they're lots of fun.

BuzzyBee said...

I have never tried any of these products. Would love to give them a go. Love your LO.

Becky said...

I have never tried any of these products but would love to. They all look interesting to try. I also love what you did with them on your layout. Hope I'm one of the lucky winnners to be able to try them.

Becky H.

Teresa said...

The Gelatos look like so much fun. I have a set of the watercolor pencils by Faber-Castell and love them. Thanks for showing us how to incorporate the mediums for one project

Anonymous said...

Gelato makes me think of wonderful Italian ice cream....these are fascinating, and I enjoy how you've used them. Serendipitous moments such as your story are part of the joy of making things, aren't they?
I've never consciously heard/seen of these products before, but you've used them beautifully. Celebrating Jesus' resurrection daily---and hoping to scrap & make cards with photos I just took of my sweet daughter's baptism, Jennifer in Ohio

Valerie said...

Hi Patter!!!
You are right...these look like a ton of fun. I appreciate your review on these...I have seen them and I was curious...I always appreciate an honest review before I invest in anything!!!
Blessings,
Valerie Martin
P.S. Thanks for the chance to win.

Debbie Kinberger said...

Wow! I would love to try these out! I have heard of them but never seen them used until your blog! Thanks for inspiring us with the new products and with your faith challenges!
(debbiek@iglou.com)

Shelley said...

These look like fun products! I would love a chance to try them out!

Marcia said...

Your layout definitely shows how fun these products can be! I Can't wait until I have an opportunity to get some!

Rosemary said...

i just recently bought some faber-castell art grip aquarelle watercolor pencils, but haven't really used them. the gelatos look soo cool! what a lovely layout!! thanks for the chance to win!

Michelle said...

Hi, I love using Faber-Castell products and so do my kids. They especially love the DVDs they get sometimes in their texta sets. I would love to win these gorgeous products from Faber-Castell
Cheers Michelle

Flo - Sweetideas said...

Your layout is very pretty. I've seen these products all over blogland and have thought about buying some. It would be fun to be able to try them out for free.Thanks.

Alli said...

I've never had the pleasure of using any of these products.
I'd like to try them!
Looks like you had a lot of fun using them!
Congratulations to the lucky winners!

Becky K. said...

I would love to win these products. I recently started doing some mixed media canvases after taking an online course from Christy Tomlinson. These products would be great for helping me create my art.

J Bole said...

I have never even seen these products before. I would love to win them. They would have a lot of uses in the scrap & card-making area. Thanks!

Stephanie said...

Wow! These new products look like fun! I would love to play with them. It would be awesome to get to try them!

Jan said...

Great product overview and tutorial! Thanks, Patter. I've not used anything but the Faber-Castell watercolor pencils. . .I love using mixed media and trying new things. . .this looks like such fun and the results are beautiful! Love your page! Blessings!

Tinkerbeth said...

I have just purchased some of the PITT pens and some of the gelatos. Haven't had time to use the gelatos, as they arrived last week, and we were hosting Easter dinner here. I like the PITT pens, but had better luck using them on acrylic stamps than on rubber. Any tips you could share for using them with rubber stamps would be appreciated. Can't waith to try the gelatos, and hoping to have the chance to win some more. I would also like to try the aquarelle pencils!

Catherine said...

Thank you for sharing how you used these products...I keep seeing them and wondering how I would use them in my crafting. Now I know and I'd LOVE to try them.

Jenn said...

Your layout is beautiful! I love the techniques you've shown, although I've never seen them myself, they looked so neat!

Naomi said...

I have heard of Faber-Castell because I have dabbled with watercolour painting, but I never thought of using them for scrapbooking--I think that would take my craft to a whole new artistic level!!!

Just Jaime said...

Beautiful stamps!

Tallulah said...

Yummy. That's what Gelato conjures for me. I can easily imagine myself working with these luscious new products.Lucky you. Lucky me?

Hello, I'm Vicki said...

wow i have never used those products; but I have an artists mannequin here who is dying for a makeover..... fabulous giveaway!!! and i love how you've used the products; your layout is beautiful xxx

clickingandscrapping said...

Hi Patter, Thanks for the review. I saw these products a while back and thought I would love to play with them. You did a beautiful job on your LO. I would love to take my papercrafting to the next level with these. Thanks for the opportunity to win some wonderful new coloring products! :)

Stephanie said...

I've never tried any of these products but would sure love to do so. Thanks to both you & Faber Castell for the chance to win some. Your LO is so pretty and your showed off the products in such a way that it's easy to see how versatile they are.

Felicia McB said...

Wow those Gelatos look like fun! would love the chance to play with any of these products.

Katie said...

Hi there,

I have been reading your organizational posts the last couple of days...well, catching up as I have read some of them before. :) Very excited that you have had a chance to work with these products. I love Faber Castell products but I have not gotten a chance to try these yet. Your layout looks awesome. I love how you defined the corners by flicking the paint and drawing the brush strokes. I really love Memory Box stamps so that is how I originally saw your work. I love that you do layouts with Memory Box stamps also, they are always refreshing and inspiring! I am still a new cardmaker, have not tried layouts yet but I have been collecting supplies and will someday find the courage to just do it. :) Anyway, I could go on and on. Thank you so much for the chance to win! I hope you have a wonderful week!

Katie

Anonymous said...

I have read and seen some beautiful results from these products, although I have never tried them. Would love to play with them too. Thanks,

He is Risen, AMEN!

Syd Egan
sydegan@hotmail.com

Nancy Curtis said...

The effects you got using these products are amazing. I have been wondering how these products work-thanks for letting me see what they can do! I would love to try them!!!

Traci S. said...

Hi Patter,

Thank you for giving us the opportunity to receive these very interesting products!

I do not believe I have used their products except possibly playing with some colored pencils when over my nieces home. I love to color, and eventually, I make them into cards.

I am quite interested in the idea of the Gelatos. I have never seen them, and I love bright colors! The only gelato I know of is a type of ice cream!

However, I know that I am so shy of mixing different medias. I know I would like to try for the Mixed Media Sampler Set especially.
If I were fortunate enough to be chosen for this set, it would help me step out into the unknown for me. I am not familiar with any of the products listed in this set...so it would give me a great opportunity to learn and expand my horizons. I have wanted to learn to mix things up...but have been timid, since I don't really know how to do it!

I am really excited about trying the different items on their own...and together! I think mixed medias would make incredible backgrounds for scrapbook pages and cards!

Thank you and Chelsy for this wonderful opportunity.

He IS Able,
Traci S.

Traci S. said...

Patter, it is storming badly here. I am not sure my post came through. If it hasn't, will you please let me know. I shouldn't even be on this computer with all of this lightning! ZAP! You know how that goes!

He IS Able,
Traci Starkweather

Anonymous said...

Hi,

I have not used these particular Faber Castell products, but I have used their Pitt artist pens with my Copic markers because they do not bleed or smear with them. Thanks for the opportunity.
Michelle A.

Amy said...

I have not tried these, but would LOVE to play with them! It would be such a treat to experiment with different mediums. And those Gelatos look so neat.
I would love to find a medium that stamps boldly and with some texture to make more use of my large collection of stamps.
Thanks!
Amy C

Bernice said...

I was only talking to a friend about these today. I have only ever used Faber Castell pencils so I would really, really love the opportunity to try using these products. Thank you for the giveaway

Olivia said...

Wow - incredible effects! Haven't tried these yet but I'd love to give them a go, especially the white Gelatos :)

MaxineD said...

Living in small town NZ where there are minimal art supplies I have not even seen these, let alone tried them, but they look FABULOUS and I would love to play with them and use them on cards!!
Blessings
Maxine

Kim B said...

I have not heard of or seen these but would love to try them; they look fantastic. Your layout is marvelous. Thanks for the chance to win and you will have to tell us where we can find them. Thanks! Kim B

Janet said...

Wow - what a great giveaway Patter. I haven't used Faber Castell before so I would love to give them a try because what you did with them look AWESOME.

Thanks

Janet

annesatx said...

I've read a few reviews about these new products but haven't seen them in any of the store I frequent just yet. They look very intriguing -- I'd love to win a set to play with and try them out. Thanks for this chance to do just that!

Sabrina aka okimom2girlz said...

Patter, your page is amazing as everything you do!! I have seen these new Faber-Castell products in a magazine too, but have not tried them yet...would be cool to give these a try! See growing up in Germany we used Faber-Castell colored pencils all the time. I don't remember my mom ever buying any other brand pencils for us. Thanks for a chance to win!! Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

Estelle from Hernando, MS said...

WOW! what exciting new products! I would love a chance to win them. That is a great layout! thank you, Patter for all the things that you share with us.

Susan said...

I tried the gelatos and big brush pens at CHA and LOVED them! Just waiting for them to hit the stores. I love how versatile they are and that you can stamp with them as well as using them for coloring or doing backgrounds.
Susan

gail said...

I have never used Faber Castell art products, but you now have me totally fascinated with them, especially the color Gelatos! I would love to win them so I could play with them and hopefully create something as beautiful as your layout. Many thanks for the opportunity.

Phillipa said...

Wow these look amazing! I have never used anything like this before but after reading your post I would just love to try! Thanks so much for the giveaway :)

Marilyn said...

I would love a chance to try out this new (to me) product. It looks fun.

Gail S. said...

Oh I've been drooling over these new toys! I'd love to win a set. I'd already have had them if I didn't have to stay within a budget on my toys.

NickelNook said...

Hi Patter!
I really like what you've done with these products! They're all brand new to me and look like wonderful fun to play with! Thanks so much for the chance to win them!...Nancy :o)

Davi said...

Beautiful Lo you created. I have never used the products but the sure look interesting. I would love to win them so I could try it. :)

Linda S. said...

I have seen these new toys offered at a couple of different places on the web. Heck yes...I'd love to try them out. Love to color anything that stands still.
Linda S. in NE

BunnyFreak said...

Love the gelatos. I have played with them a little bit with varying amounts of water,

Pippa (pjbear) said...

The products look amazing as does your LO, I'd love the opportunity to win, thanks for the chance, Pippa
http://pjbear-determinedscrapper.blogspot.com/

Little Birdie Blessings said...

Hi Patter, count me in on this giveaway. I need to come by here more often, I learned some new techniques in this post. Great job. Thanks for all the inspiration you offer on your blog. I found an old image of triplets, will email it to you. ~ Abby

scrappingwest said...

These look like so much fun to play with. I have not used any of these products before but have been seeing them a lot lately in craft magazine advertisements. Thanks for a chance to play with them!!

scrappingwest@gmail.com

Diane O. said...

I love the page you created, and I'd love the chance to win some new goodies to play with. Thank you for the chance!

Wendy S said...

I would like to try these, and your layout is great :)

LuvBugz3 said...

Hi Patter,
I enjoy your blog very much, but I have to say that most of all your love for God is contagious. It make me smile outloud!!

I also enjoy your designs. Thanks for using your creative gifts to bless us all.

Blessings,
Terri

tejas7997@gmail.com

VStarRider said...

I would LOVE a chance to play with these new products!! I've been watching my local stores eagerly awaiting their arrival!! Thanks for the opportunity to win them!
Cindi

Carole RB said...

Hi Patter

I never used these products and would surely love to. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

Have a nice weekend.

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