Mixed Media Layout using Faber-Castell® and Glue Dots® | The Flamingo Chronicals: Mixed Media Layout using Faber-Castell® and Glue Dots®

Mixed Media Layout using Faber-Castell® and Glue Dots®

Happy Monday morning blogging buddies.
Yeehaaww! It is the beginning of the week and
I am ready to go! There is lots of crafting on my schedule
this week and I am starting off with this great layout
made with some of my favorite products :)

Today I want to share a DT project for Faber-Castell 
I wanted to add lots of texture and interest to my layout
without adding a lot of bulk, so color is the way to go.
 All my papers are from Prima - I am loving their new lines!  I also used cardstock from Bazzill, Prima flowers, Fancy Pants buttons, bling from Prima and Want2Scrap, stamps from Technique Tuesday and others, Tsukineko inks, and my sewing machine. All my adhesives are from Glue Dots® - Pop-Up Glue Dots®, Ultra Thin Glue Dots®, and Mini Glue Dots®. 
To create my background color I used Teal Metal, Snow Cone, Aqua Dolce, and Butterscotch Gelatos® randomly across the page then blended them together.  I used Stamper's Big Brush Pens to color my stamps - #153 Cobalt Turquoise, and #154 Light Cobalt Turquoise, and my PITT® Artist Pen in black to add accents to the butterfly that I fussy cut. I also used the Stamper's Big Brush Pens to color the bling you see at the bottom of the page - they were clear before :)
I brushed Faber-Castell® Gesso onto my large background stamp and used this to create the texture you see here. When it was dry I rubbed Rose Metal Gelatos® over it to give it color. To see the foll technique be sure to hop over to the Design Memory Craft Blog.
I used Mini Glue Dots® to layer all my photo mats before sewing them together.
I used just a few in the center of each mat just to hold them together.
Because this piece was layered on top of the photo mat (which was 4 layers of cardstock and photo) I needed more height on the top side to make it even. I used two layers of Pop-Up Glue Dots® for this. For the lacy cut out at the top of the photo, I used Art GRIP® Aquarelle Watercolor Pencil #124 on the roses, and PITT® Pastel Pencils #170 and #199 on the leaves.
I just stacked two together to get the height that I wanted.
The paper I used for the mat at the upper left here is fussy cut from one of the Prima
papers - I am telling you I love this paper!
Of course I had to add some flowers! I used my Ultra Thin Glue Dots® to add my buttons and flowers above my pennants and 1" Glue Lines® to add the ruffled doily that is right under the flowers.
Easy peasy to stick your buttons down with these Ultra Thin Glue Dots®!

Be sure to check out the Glue Dots® blog where there is
always lots of inspiration to be found!

Thanks so much for stopping by today.
I will have some yummy goodies from Faber-Castell® and Glue Dots®
to give away so check back soon! I am waiting on photos of the prizes :) 

May the Flamingos be with you!

I wrote this blog post while participating on the Glue Dots design team.


  1. This is just gorgeous. Loving all the creative touches and textures.
    Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

  2. Thanks a lot for your kind comment on my card at http://pappersgalen.blogspot.se/ and for being my newest follower. I've browsed your blog and your work is fabulous and very inspiring! I loved your hilarious story about The Flamingo Chronicals and had a laugh ;-)

    Hugs, Outi