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Christmas Countdown - Draw Your Own Ornaments Challenge!

Hi everyone!

I'm so excited to announce the arrival of our Christmas Countdown Challenge!

To start counting down to Christmas, create 15 ornaments, and each day, decorate them! The ornaments can be simple or ornate... big or small - it's up to you!

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Personally, I'm going to challenge myself to use multiple mediums for this one! One day will be pitt artist pens, and the next could be colored pencils! I'm so excited to get started and experiment! The end result will be stunning, and I cannot wait for you to share your fabulous work with Faber-Castell USA & I!

If you decide to post, be sure to tag me at @plansthatblossom and Faber-Castell at @fabercastellusa and use the hashtag: #fcornamentchallenge so we can enjoy your beautiful creations!

Fun tip - looking for an advent calendar for the kids? This challenge is perfect for that! It's a fun family activity that keeps everyone creative and festive!

If you're not into drawing your own ornaments, but would still like to decorate them - you're in luck! I have a printable for you! )You know I love a good printable!) It can be trimmed to A5 size which is a great fit for the typical bullet journal. Check it out printable and enjoy!

Thanks, and Happy Holidays!!


Christmas Doodles & How To Use Them In Your Journal!

Hey there! I have another tutorial for you! This time (by VERY popular demand) are some Christmas & winter doodles to help you set up your bujo for the holiday season!

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I kept them very simple so they can be more of an accent in your already stunning journals! My advice here would be not to overthink it - just have fun! These simple shapes can transform quickly into fun seasonal favorites in under 5 minutes!


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Any doodle or shape can be applied to your journal if you think about how the functionality can be utilized. For instance, candy canes make EXCELLENT water or daily trackers! The same with a Christmas tree - just color in a bulb for each day!

If you’re interested in trying these doodles in your own journal, please don’t forget to tag us on social media so we can see and share your beautiful creations!

If you’re not into drawing, but would love to incorporate some seasonal elements on your pages, here is a festive printable! Thank you - enjoy!

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Faber-Castell Pitt Artist Pens used:
Black 199 (XS, S, F)
Deep Scarlet Red 219 - S
Phthalo Blue 110 - S
Warm Grey III 272 - B
Cadmium Yellow 107 - B
Leaf Green 112


Ombre Stenciling with Gelatos®

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Hello, friends!
My name's Evgenia Kovtun and I am honored to be a Guest Designer for Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® for the next few months.
Today I would like to share a tender layout I created with the help of Gelatos®. I was inspired by the photo I have taken a few years back in Paris. I wanted to create something airy with the pastel colors.

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Blog Hop with Xyron, Day 3 with Mou

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Each day this week, we’ll post a new project on our blogs. Make sure you hop to both blogs and the Facebook page for more chances to win and more inspiration!
Leave a comment here and on the Xyron blog for a chance to win $50 in product from Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft! For another chance to win, leave a comment on our Facebook page and the Xyron Facebook page!
This blog hop will end at 12am EST on November 22nd. Winners will be announced on the companies’ blogs on November 23rd.

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Hello my blogging friends, Mou here with today's project!

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This Happened by Jen Matott

ThisHappened - 3 copyHi, Artsy Friends!  I had to opportunity to go to an all weekend scrapbooking retreat this past weekend and had a blast creating, eating, and laughing!  I had the photos from my trip to the Faber-Castell warehouse and had been meaning to scrap it.  It was two years ago... see how long it takes me to get photos done?   I had so much fun looking around their warehouse and offices. 

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Mixed Media Background + VIDEO by Valerie Ouellet

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Hi everyone! This is my last post for Faber Castell Design Memory Craft Guest team. Thank you for this opportunity. You can continue to follow me on my blog and on my youtube channel.

For my last page , I had fun with my two favorite products: Art GRIP® Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils and Gelatos®.

Click the link to watch the video. Happy viewing! Thank you for subscribing to my channel!

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A Little Artist Layout by Jen Matott

 

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Hi Artsy friends!  During my travels to demo for Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft with amazing store owners, I have saves some of my demo pieces.  Even though they do not start with an idea to complete them, I find I'm inspired by some of the color combos and playful use of Gelatos® and mediums.  This page grew from one such demo paper.

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Altered Canvas with Zoey

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Hello everyone!

Zoey here today to show you how I altered this 8X8 Canvas!

I used the canvas backward and I covered parts of the canvas with pieces of paper scraps. To glue the pieces down I used Gel Medium. I also used Gel Medium  to stiffen up the canvas board in order to make the canvas really strong yet playable.

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