Monday, April 25, 2011

Featuring Design Memory Craft this week!!!

Good Monday Morning, everyone!

A couple of weeks ago, I got a very fun email asking me if I would like to play with some new products and feature them on my blog from Design Memory Craft. I am always up for trying new things so I said, "Sure!" 

It's going to be a fun week, because I have been playing/experimenting with these very cool art supplies and you can do so many fun things with them! 

The best can win some of these fabulous supplies too!! Two commenters on my blog this week, will win A Mix & Match Mixed Media Sampler and Color Gelatos & Clear Stamp kit (like those pictured at the bottom of this post!)

Make sure to leave a comment for your chance to win!!!

So let's get to the playing...
For my first few projects this week, I am really playing with those gelatos. You can see them up there with my card. They are like little tubes of colored chapstick that you can see around my photo above.

 For this card, I misted my stamp image with water and then tapped the gelatos onto the stamp to color it. The gelatos have a waxy type of texture, but when water is added to them, they become like is so cool!!

The dark blue around the edge of the stamped cardstock is the effect that you get when you use the gelato directly. I rubbed the gelato directly onto the cardstock and then smudged it with my finger to get the shading around the edge.

Because I felt super-artsy using these fun gelatos, I used a really artsy image from Unity Stamp Co with that butterfly. I love how the image has the drips coming off of it with the cool effect of the gelatos. So fun! The "delight" was done by using the PITT artist pen big brush and brushing the ink directly onto the stamp image.

Supplies used:
*Unity Stamp Co. Art & Soul
*Prima IOD paper collection
*Nestabilities Labels die cut
*book page
*flat-back pearls

And because I am so bad at explaining things, 
here is the info about the product line directly from Faber-Castell!!!

 About Design Memory Craft:
Mix & 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.

About the products:
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. 
Be sure to leave a comment for your chance to win!


Patty Del Rosa said...

Hi - I found your blog by way of Brook Lien's blog and I really like your style. Thanks for the chance to win these cool tools. The names alone sparked my interest. :)

Amber Hight said...

Wow, how COOOOOL are those Gelatos??? I saw them a week or so ago I think on Jen McGuires blog and need to get some, LOOVE your card using them, that butterfly stamp is awesome:)

michib said...

what a beautiful card - and amazing colour!

Dawn Marie said...


As normal you have crated a wonderful card and showed us some new products that will be a lot of fun to use. I see that I'll be looking to get some those gelatos. Great inspiration!

Ashley Newell said...

Super pretty, Christi!

Heather said...

I found you through Facebook. I love your butterfly card. The colors are so vibrant- I love this product line.

Barbara said...

I love that we are learning more about these tools

Anonymous said...

I have been eyeing those Gelatos and would LOVE a chance to win some.

Charis Mouritsen, Eagle Mountain, UT

jo said...

Love what you've done with these Christi!! Dying to try some but don't think they've made their way over here yet!

Toni K said...

Gorgeous! Love the running colors effect!

Barb King said...

Oh, I have a few of these, I will have to try this. Thanks for the inpiration!

Unknown said...

This is incredible! I'm going to have do a little shopping now :)

mlady012 said...

Love the card & Love that stamp!!I finally got some of these yesterday!!What luck that you are using them with Unity. Because that was my plan!!!Thanks Christi!!Needless to say winning some would also be wonderful!!

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