Friday, March 28, 2014

Party Time... Waiting For Spring!

 I don't know about you, but living in the Northeast is an exercise in patience.  Waiting for the long, cold, bitter winter to be over and Spring to work it's green, warm  magic is just torture!  I want to sit in the sun, look out at my lawn and see green, and plant flowers!  I am not very patient!  Here is a little ode to my waiting 4 spring to arrive!
 I used a Studio Calico kit and Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® products on this layout!  Starting with a wash of color using Gelatos® Colors in Snow Cone, Mango, Banana, Blood Orange, and Metallic Mint.
 I used a stencil of a doily and the Whipped Spackle through it over the floral paper to really create drama!  I also stamped the flowers using a Stamper's Big Brush Pen in black.

 Another stencil was used (from Prima) with Gelatos® Colors applied with a foam applicator. My youngest son even wanted to try this technique on his own paper after watching me do it!
This project is colorful and I'm really hoping it brings Spring like weather to our area!  I'm so done with old man winter!  Thanks for joining me today and letting me share this layout with you!  Don't forget to check in with Party Time Tuesday blog for more inspiration!

Monday, March 24, 2014

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft and 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.
We each got a bunch of their brand new stacks!  I absolutely adore these textured papers... they are so perfect for me!  Here is the project that I made using some of each of the papers I got:
I made this layout of my husband and I in Siena, Italy ("Insieme" means "together" in Italian) by  cutting some of the papers into banner pieces and using the triangle pieces left over too!  I added
Gelatos® Colors in Snow Cone, Metallic Mint and Black Licorice to the background and to some of the pieces.
Of course, I had to use some of the Whipped Spackle through a dotted stencil (from UmWowStudios!).  This stuff is amazing!  LOVE the texture of it and how it makes the shapes stand out.

 The cork paper is so fun!  I ran it through my Cuttlebug with Memory Box Doilies dies and Viola!  An adorable embellishment that is self-adhering!  WOW!
You can see the textures up close are just amazing!  Thank so much DCWV!  It was so fun to work with these!

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!

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