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Blog Hop with Unity Stamps - Day two with Mou

Blog Hop With Unity Stamps - Day One With Lisa (And the Take the Challenge Winners)


Welcome to Day One of the Unity Stamps and Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® Blog Hop! We have a blog hop with Unity Stamps this week! We’ve always been really impressed by their stamps so we’re so excited to be hopping with them.  Each day we’ll post a new project on our blogs. Come back, and leave a comment to be entered in our $50 product giveaway! For extra entries, leave a comment on our Facebook page HERE.


Hi crafty friends! It's Lisa with you today and I'm super excited to kick this week off with your first project here at the Design Memory Craft Blog. We've got a really awesome week planned for you, so I hope you'll be checking to see all of the DT's amazing work this week. :)

As you can see above I created something kind of interesting. It's a mixed media collage piece on a piece of wood using TONS of the Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® products and the gorgeous Unity Stamp called Harmony Girl. She's stunning.

Here are a few of my steps to creating this piece:

1:  Cover the wood piece with selected pieces of paper, creating your layout. Then cover the wood with Gel Medium and the paper with Gel Medium. Allow to dry.




2:  Create a mixture of Gesso and Chalkboard Paint and apply to surface of panel in random areas creating a look that is appealing and less "white".




3: Apply Chalkboard Paint to edges of wood panel and also allow paint to drip on random areas of surface.


4: Stamp image onto tissue paper using Stamper's Big Brush Pen in Black #199, cut out and apply to panel with Gel Medium.




5:  Using Art GRIP® Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils, Stamper's Big Brush Pens, and the Deluxe Waterbrush color in the image.




6: Shaving bits of the Paper Crafter Crayons™ off using a craft knife place around image and melt to panel front using a craft iron.




7: Stamp the sentiment using Stamper's Big Brush Pen in Black #199. Embellish with Washi Tape, sequins, and rub-ons. Use Glass Bead Glitter Gel on umbrella for added interest and texture. See close up below:


I love how easily this came together. (Don't let all the steps fool ya!) :)

Don’t forget to stop by the Unity Stamps blog for their post! The blog hop will be open until Sunday, September 21st (11PM EST). Happy hopping! :)


Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft®
Gel Medium #770303
Gesso #770302
Chalkboard Paint #770316
Glass Bead Glitter Gel #770317
Stamper’s Big Brush Pens: Black #199, Nougat #178, Cold Grey III #232
Paper Crafter’s Crayons™: Red/Yellow Set #770520, Blue/Green Set #770521, Neutral Set #770522
Art GRIP® Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils: 126 (Permanent Carmine), 187 (Burnt Ochre), 250 (Gold), 155 (Helio Turquoise), 156 (Cobalt Green), 176 (van Dyck Brown), 121 (Pale Geranium Lake) , 151 (Helioblue-Reddish), 117 (Light Cadmium Red).

Other Supplies:

Stamps: Unity Stamps Co. - Harmony Girl
Washi Tape – Unknown
Rubons: Christy Tomlinson – Doodle Art Stitches
Paper: My Mind’s Eye – Cut & Paste
Sequins: Pretty Pink Posh – Clear 4 mm sequins
Wood Panel - Unknown

Lisa Sig

Hey everyone, Mou here with the winners of September 2014 Take the Challenge with Mou:

1. Chark  said... (posted on my blog due to typepad issues)

Hi, Mou, fun challenge! I hope you don't mind, but it won't take my link over at the Design Memory Craft blog either. I submitted it twice on different's hoping!

7:11 PM

2. This was wonderful challenge, Mou. Usually I don't keep time limit for my creativity, sometimes I finish in an hour or sometimes half done project laying on my table for a week. Yes, but I do like to stick to my commitment for DT projects. :) I finished my project for this challenge in 25 mins. Kept it simple, even though I tempted to add 'some more'. It was inspiration from your video here. Link to my project:

Posted by: shilpa | 09/10/2014 at 03:23 AM

Congrats to the winners! And thanks everyone who joined in this month :)

Chark and Shilpa, please get in touch with Naoko for your prizes. Email her [] with September Take the Challenge winners on the subject line.

Will see you all next month with another creative challenge :)


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Thanks for the tutorial! Much appreciated

Ina Good

Thankyou for the tutorial and your canvas piece is awesome love the unity stamp and gelatos!

Pam Foy

This watercolor is so beautiful Lisa. Thanks for the how-to. I'm going to give it a try.

Kris Lancaster

Beautiful wood piece using one of my favorite Unity stamps by Angie Blom. It's going to be a fun week hopping with you.

Colleen O

Thanks for the tutorial with both of your company's products


Wow ! Its Fantastic !

Heidi Muska

Absolutely Awesome! Love the tutorial! Love how everything worked together to make such a beautiful picture! :)


So artsy and amazing, Lisa! GORGEOUS work!!!

Cybil Hart

OMGoodness! This is amazing! My wish list will be growing by leaps & bounsd this week! Thanks for the tutorial too... I'll have to get my hands on some of these cool products & try them out!


OH my! You did a beautiful job with Harmony Girl! Thanks so much for the tutorial!

Joy Hager

Beautiful piece of art!

Denise Huntington

Lovely piece! Thanks for sharing.

Shannon Miller

Beautiful Lisa :)

Keri Sallee

Yay!! 2 of my favorite companies together!!! Great project!


Just beautiful! I have been eyeing that stamp at Unity and Faber-Castell products are some of my favourite go-tos when I am creating!!

Beth F

This is absolutely fabulous!

Amy C.

This is so beautiful!


I just love they way you made that stamp "come alive"! The colors are amazing!


This is gorgeous. Love how you used the crayons to create colour and texture


Wow! This is truly inspirational! Thanks for the tutorial :)


Wow Lisa, this is beautiful. Thanks for sharing the steps and technique. I am new to this mixed media thing but keep studying posts like yours.

Carla Hundley

Wonderful way to use
the wood. Your creation
is so pretty!!
Carla from Utah

Bernice Piotrowski

The stamp is beautiful. I love the effect if the melted crayon in various colours! The final artwork is gorgeous.

Carol B

Gorgeous! I love mixed media and Faber Castell makes it so easy and fun!

Carol B

Ania P.

Great colors, thanks for this tutorial

Miriam Prantner

This is gorgeous! I love all the texture and how she is colored and love those sequins!


thanks for the tip to stamp on tissue paper and then adhere to the project for coloring. I have to remember the melted chips of color. Beautiful project.
thanks for sharing.

Berina RGA

beautiful creation!! love this.. thanks for the tutorial!!
Moxie Craftie


This is stunning Lisa!!!! Love <3

Carmen Lucero

Lisa, was an interesting technique. I've never melted crayons right on the paper before. How did you clean your iron afterwards? Thanks for the tutorial; it's something I'll have to try. Love all the media you used!


cal8007 at aol dot com

Lisa - papergrace

Hi Carmen, I used a small craft iron which I used on a low setting. I just wiped it off VERY quickly with a rag afterwards. This is an iron that is dedicated to these techniques.

Sharon Gullikson

I like how you used your colors to make the Unity stamp gorgeous. Nice pairing...


Stunning artwork! Thanks for the step-by-step. It's going to be a great week!

Lillian Child

Simply delightful tutorial, Lisa ... your color work is amazing!

Dawn Fields

This is a beautiful work of art! I am so excited that Faber Castell and Unity Stamp Co. are hosting this hop! This is awesome because I love Unity and I love gelatos! I am so looking forward to this week!

Angela Ballou

What a fabulous piece! I love those little bits of color from the crayons! Awesome. So excited for the rest of the week!


I love the look of this project. The little extra bonus of the melted wax crayons is super. I am just beginning to try some of the mixed media techniques with your products and I am really having fun. Thanks for sharing.

Johanne Lacombe

I've never done a project on a piece of wood. Love the final look. Thanks for sharing,

Scrappin' Diva - Cindy B

This looks so pretty and so fun! Will have to try this out! Love Faber and love Unity!

Mary Anne Perlmutter

Very nice. I just purchased a few of the Unity Stamps and looking forward
to creating a similar piece. Can't wait to pull out my FC stash.

Katie B.

Wow, this is beautiful!! I love the melted crayons towards the end of the piece. So many steps, thanks for sharing, totally worth it because the end result is awesome! Thanks for sharing.

Katie B.

Kimberly Eddy

Awesome Lisa!!! Love what you did!

Sue D

Awesome--you really achieved a rainy day look.

Robin B.

Wow, this turned out so beautiful! Thank you for sharing the crayon technique.

Carol Mc

Such a lovely piece. Thank you for the tutorial.

TracyM #6773

BEAUTIFUL piece Lisa!!!
LOVE your crayon rainbow rain & DELIGHTFUL sentiment, they're perfect for your SWEET Harmony Girl - LOVE IT ALL!!!
THANK YOU for sharing your CREATIVE INSPIRATION and tutorial too!!!

Heather Thompson

Congrats to Mou's Challenge Winners, way to take the lead. (I haven't yet and give you all a big kudos for doing so).

This is a very sticking card, great pictorial and techniques!!

Jean Marmo

Wow - love this!!


This is so amazing! How artistic!!!

Laura Turcotte

Wow! that is gorgeous!

Toni K

Oh my gosh!!! This is beautiful! A definite WOW!


Absolutely stunning work of art, gorgeous!!!

Shona P.

Unbelievably amazing! Thanks for the tutorial!

Lucy E.

This is really stunning!
I love the "dirty"'background and the melted crayons-so fun!
I need to try stamping on tissue paper-it looks cool :-)

Ruby M

Stunning project. Thanks for sharing the great techniques that you used. I wondered how to stamp on the tissue paper and then add to the project. I must try this. Great piece of art.

Denise Bryant

Love your mixed media piece! Beautiful colors and love the stamps too!

Sheryl Sharp

What an amazing piece! I wanted to enbiggen every single picture to study it. I love Unity; have several Angie girls, love them!


This is gorgeous! I love the texture and color!


beautiful! and thanks for the prize!

Lyn Kaufmann

Fabulous piece of artwork and love the tutorial. Harmony Girl is one of my favorites.


What a wonderful piece of art. Thanks for sharing.
Crafty hugs,


Awesome project . Love the stamp you used and the colors.

Snazzy JJ

This card is absolutely beautiful and thank you for the technique details.

Denise Luscan

This is so great! Love the creativity!

Iris Soscia

Love your mixed media canvas - lovely colors.
isoscia at aol dot com


That's stunning! I love the techniques and colors you used. Even if I had all the supplies I don't think I'd be able to create something so beautiful.

Terri Turner

Totally love this card, it's amazing. Thank you for sharing your techniques.

Barb Housner

this is gorgeous thanks for sharing


Christine Kosmak

This piece is just gorgeous, I have to try this myself one day soon I hope. thanks for sharing, It's always interesting doing blog hops but at the same time it can be really depressing because you don't have the equipment to try out all these wonderful ideas!!!! LOL

Denise S.

Your mixed media piece turned out so good. Thanks for sharing with us.


Lisa, you have created a splendid piece of art on this wood piece. Love how versatile this harmony girl stamp is and is perfect for mixed media projects...cheers

Elizabeth Lumsden

What a beautiful project, I love how you used so many products to create your masterpiece!

Janet Cobb

Stamping on tissue paper...I learn something new every day. Gorgeous!


That's very pretty!

Shari Czerwinski

Absolutely stunning!


Love the girl stamp and the melted chips, new technique for me to try! Faber-Castell makes crafting easier.
Blessings, Candace


PERFECT creation using this Unity Stamp!

Gay Cormier

This is so fun! Love the stamp and using creative colors on tissue paper! Got to try this!

Crystal R

Simply stunning! That background is phenomenal!

Linsey R

OH wow! LOVE your wood art canvas SO very much Lisa! Harmony girl and this sentiment is one of my favorites and I absolutely adore what you've done with it! This is really beautiful and super inspiring to me! Thank you!! :)

Mary H

This is FABULOUS!!


Wow! Love this project!

Leanne S

Both Fabulous companies!!


Beautiful artwork you've created-gorgeous!

Teresa Godines #6857

Beautiful!!! Love the abstract look of the image.

Susie Morris

This is absolutely BEAUTIUL!! and it really showcases the image perfectly!

Lynne Mizera

Fantastic Project... and Thanks for creating the union of two of my favorites... Faber Castell AND Unity Stamps... Swooon!


Wow, this is absolutely stunning!!! I am so excited to catch up on all the inspiration this week. I love unity and LOVE Faber Castell - can't go wrong.


This is such an EXTRAORDINARY piece of art - I love it! Pinned it! Thanks for sharing! :)

Heather Ferguson

This is absolutely stunningly gorgeous!!!! Thanks for sharing

Linda F

Wow this is amazing. I love this image and your colouring and splodges of the crafters crayons.


I love this piece.


I love the Harmony Girl stamp and what you did with it! And what a wonderful sentiment! Thanks for sharing!


Love this on so many levels! The way your splatters go, the way you coloured the image, the background, this is really amazing!


This is jaw dropping stunning! I literally got so excited reading how to do this my eyes are going all over the place and I can't stop looking at the photos. Great techniques. I'm truly in awe! I just cleaned up my crafting area and now I want to go create again! Inspiring to the MAX! LOVE IT!


what good ideas that i hadn't used before.


What a WOW piece of art!!! Love it!!!


this is probably the best card i've seen! i just love harmony girl!

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