It’s A Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft & DCWV Blog Hop!

Faber-Castel DCWV Hop

Hopefully, you hopped here from the very talented Mou’s blog.

With the release of DCWV’s Texture Stacks it was the perfect time to join with Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft and get creative.

And for this girl it meant a little messy.

I will be the first to admit that the control freak in me was a bit intimidated by the goodies Faber-Castell sent.

I received Metallic Pitt Artist Pens, Paper Crafter Crayons, Gelatos, Whipped Spackle, Chalkboard Paint and Gesso.

Most of you might know that liquid glue and I don’t really mix well, but I wanted to use as many of the products as possible.

I also felt like I wanted to use these products in what I enjoy making the most…layouts.

And the moment I saw the You Are SVG cut file I knew I wanted to use the various Faber-Castell products to create a background for it.

And look how perfect this cut is using the new Cricut Explore and smooth cardstock~


I love that!!

And I won’t even tell you about my first try with my Silhouette, textured paper and a new mat. Yikes!

For my background I simply colored with the Paper Crafter Crayons onto a sheet of DCWV Adhesive Paper.


I tried using the Gelatos for a watercolor effect and really liked how they looked on DCWV’s Handmade Paper.

But, the shades of blue and green Paper Crafter Crayons just really appealed to me along with how they looked on the textured paper.

I did add a few spots with the Gelatos to mix in the pink and deep purple.

I knew I didn’t want to cover up too much of the You Are cut, but I wanted to add a bit of layering with the various fabrics.

I used the Whipped Spackle along with the DCWV Stencils to create several patterns and extra dimension for my photo mats.


I love how light and easy it was to spread and control.

And finally all the pieces came together.

My layout~


I matted everything on a sheet of 12×12 Corrugate Paper which not only provided an additional pop of color, but some much-needed stability.

A close up~


And my favorite part… You are the one true love of my life~


Maybe one day I will show all the little extras and oppsies I made along the way as there were a lot!

But, I had so much fun getting out of my comfort zone, using new products and mediums and even making a mess.

Surprisingly I kept the Spackle mess to a minimum, but I did find several tiny letters all the way upstairs in my clothes closet. Uh oh!

Guess what? There’s some great prizes to be won!!

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. This contest is now closed. Click here for the announcement.

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!

Now head to Thomisia’s blog to see what she created.

So that you don’t miss a thing, here’s the entire blog list~

Erin –
Me –
Thomisia –
Amanda –
Rita –
Britt –
Tessa –
Karen –
Limor –
Karla –
Angela –
Rachel –

I used~

Adhesive 12x12 Burlap Mat Canvas Mat Corrugate Stack 12x12

DCWV Adhesive Fabric Stack, Corrugate Stack, Burlap Colors Mat Stack, Canvas Mat Stack
DCWV 12×12 Chevron Stencil and 5×7 Polka Dot Stencil
Faber-Castell Whipped Spackle, Paper Crafter Crayons and Gelatos Double Scoops
Recollection Buttons, Dear Lizzy Thickers and Flair
Studio Calico You Are SVG cut using the Cricut Explore

124 thoughts on “It’s A Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft & DCWV Blog Hop!

  1. This is terrific – love the colors and texture! It just says – bright – SPRING – and true happiness! Thank you for the great insights into both the whipped spackle and gelatos! Love it!

  2. Your result is a soft, lovely rainbow of colors. I was chuckling reading about the letters leading up to your closet. Little bits of paper are always surfacing somewhere in our home or clinging to my clothing!

  3. what a lovely layout – i just got the coloured hessian and was wondering how to use it. I think the cricut is going to be working overtime too. thanks for the inspiration

  4. Wish I had a clue what the svg cut file was, but as I am archaic and circuit-less guess it doesn’t matter! Love the textures in the papers. And who doesn’t like crayons?!?!

  5. This is so tremendously beautiful – not just the colors and creativity of the layout but the “you are” sayings. I am so tickled with this I’m going to do the same thing!

    • Aren’t they great? The cut file is by Paige Taylor Evans and can be found in the Studio Calico Digital Store.

      I think the marshmallow on my smores is my second favorite. πŸ™‚

  6. First of all, what a fabulous layout! The background saying is super cute!!! Also, I love how you used the whipped spackle and made layering prints! Great idea! This is really, really beautiful!

  7. Beautiful layout. I love the colors. They all came together so well. The Burlap is a wonderful addition too. Thanks for sharing.

  8. WOW – THANK YOU for sharing your MIXED MEDIA ADVENTURE with us Sara – your layout is FABULOUS!!! LOVE the rainbow peeking through your die cut background and ALL of the colours & textures!!!
    PS – I have only had one mixed media experience so far and I KNOW that I would love to learn more about your experience, including the extras and oopsies because it will help me learn too πŸ™‚

  9. Love hearing that a designer is out of her comfort zone but willing to try something new and you knocked it out of the ball park. What a beautiful layout. Great job!

  10. This was fun to see. I would have been afraid to match so many patterns but see that it looks great. I want to try this. Thank you

  11. This is so great! I love how you incorporated the different textured papers behind the photo! Wasn’t overwhelming and allowed that SVG cut to be the star! Fabulous page!

  12. Super cute layout – love the cut file layered over the crafters crayons background and love the texture of your clever photo mats.
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  13. Such great technique’s. LIke how everything blended so well together. I especially like the cut out words.

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  14. Wow, this layout is fantastic! I love the colored background and the cut out word paper, thanks for the inspiration.

  15. WoW what a beautiful layout! I am truly amazed at your work. You have done an outstanding job. I will be back for more inspiration.

  16. Love how the gelatos look through the cut words! And different textured papers and fibers too. Great job! Thanks for sharing.

    Katie B.

  17. I love your layout. I love color and never thought about having it peeking through like that. All the different materials you used came together perfectly.

  18. This layout is fantastic! I love the way you’ve created the rainbow effect using the Paper Crafter Crayons and DCWV adhesive paper. I also like the fact that you’ve used a b&w photo and the way it compliments your use of colours.

  19. The textures are wonderful and the text went perfectly with your photo. Very nice presentation overall. Thanks for the great ideas.

  20. I totally ADORE your layout! I love the background saying…I have something similar framed from when I got married! I love the textured and stenciled pieces you used for the mat…just amazing all around layout!

  21. Wow, I love this layout. I sure know that my cricut would never cut like that. Your whole layout is wonderful and love all the textures with the embossing paste. Great job.

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