Dutch Dare: Sketch #59

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Yesterday a new Dutch Dare Sketch went online. It’s an extremely inspiring and versatile one: it prompted some of our team members to create more than one project! Go take a look at the projects here on the Dutch Dares blog. And: you are more than welcome to participate!

I chose to create a page for my Florida album. Remember this post? Well… I didn’t finish the album before December 31st 2012. But it’s still my goal to finish it in the very near future. I’m in the process of purging and reorganizing my craft room and I really want this ‘old’ stuff out of the way. Only a couple more pages to go!

Creative Christmas Calendar: Last minute card (video)

Last Wednesday I mentioned Riikka’s amazing Creative Christmas Calendar. There is a new window to be opened every day (somedays there are extra’s and give-aways too!). Lots of awesome talented mixed media artists and scrapbookers contributed, so be sure to check it out if you haven’t already!

Here’s what I shared in my window:

“I don’t know about you, but I’m usually creating my Christmas cards at the very last minute (or any card for that matter)… So I thought I’d show you a card that doesn’t take up enormous amounts of time to make. And it doesn’t even have to be a Christmas card, because the same principles can be adapted to fit any occasion!

Wishing you a wonderful Christmas!”

Materials used:
Watercolour paper
Marianne Design Craftable CR1226
myStampBOX Cherry Blossoms
myStampBOX Funky Flowers
Tsukineko VersaMark
WOW! Embossing Powder Pink Regular
Rhinestones
Heidi Swapp Colorshine Primrose
Artemio Click Click Label Maker
Washi tape

Blog Hop: Faber-Castell and myStamp BOX!

Hello there!

Welcome to the Faber-Castell and myStamp BOX Partner Blog Hop!

If you just found our event, please begin your journey on the Faber-Castell blog. Many of our wonderful designers are joining us today to show off some inspirational creativity. See how well Faber-Castell and myStamp BOX products work together!

START AT: Faber-Castell
Marsha Valk (You are here!)
Linda Abadie
Jaine Drake
Janet Zeppa
Els Brigé
Jolene Johnston
Rita Barakat
Jennifer Mattot
Mou Saha
Isolde Pyncket
Agata Pfister
Jill Hildebrand
END HERE: myStamp BOX Blog

We are giving away some amazing product from both participating companies. All you have to do is COMMENT on all participating blogs along your journey to WIN. Our three blog hop winners will be drawn from all participants, so be sure to leave comments by Sunday March 25th at 6pm EST. We will announce the winners on the myStamp BOX blog and Faber-Castell blog on Monday, March 26th. Good Luck!

Here is what I made using products from Faber-Castell and myStamp BOX:

I took the myStamp BOX sets Cherry Blossoms and Lovely Houses and created a small canvas using lots of Faber-Castell Gelatos and the Faber-Castell Mixed Media Sampler Green.

Not only did I use the Gelatos for water colouring the stamped images, but I also took the metallic green and metallic gold Gelatos to highlight the texture of the background:

I am really happy with the result :-). Faber-Castell products are really great to work with and combining them with some of my favourite myStamp BOX stamps was great fun!

Now it’s time to HOP along and find out what the next talented designer has created. Your next designer is Linda Abadie! Don’t forget to leave a comment below for a chance to WIN one of our THREE product giveaways!