Design Memory Craft Collaboration

This week Penny Black has teamed up with Faber Castell to create some multimedia projects. You can see projects on the Penny Black blog and the Design Memory Craft blog along with chances to win product prizes.

I decided to follow a seasonal theme featuring the Mini Mixed Media Journal from Design Memory Craft  Faber Castell.

Design memory craft Faber Castell mini journal

I began by creating the spring memory board below:

Spring journal board

The first layer of this scene is the background sponging in blue, yellow and green inks. I then added a little texture to the grass with a pistachio gelato. The second layer is sponged flowers created by sponging through a die cut mask made with the Bashful die. Over them I stamped a row of Polka Dot Sprig flowers which I inked with guava, melon and tangerine gelatos then spritzed with water. The next layer includes sponging through a mask die cut with the Dots die and some text stamping using the transparent set Love Chapter. I die cut four flowers with the Bashful die and coloured them by blending guava, melon, tangerine gelatos with my fingers. On a piece of watercolour paper I applied the same gelato colours, blended them with water then added the love chapter script over the top before die-cutting the butterflies using the Tagged die set. The “spring” title is hand drawn.


Stamps: Polka dot sprigLove Chapter (PB)
Creative Dies: Bashful die, Tagged Dies, Dots (PB)
Gelatos: guava, melon, tangerine, pistachio (Faber Castell)
Mini Mixed Media Journal  (Faber Castell)
Inks: Memento Summer Sky, Cantaloupe, Olive Grove, Bamboo leaves & Versamark (Tsukineko)

My second board is the summer one below:

Summer journal board

I know summer can be represented many ways but I decided on a bright blue sky, deep red flowers and some celebratory pennants. The flowers were embossed in clear powder, coloured over with a red cherry gelato and a few highlights added with markers. The sky is sponged ink with a little text and a few water droplets. I used the tagged die cut set to make pennants out of PB mix and match cardstock and designer paper, stamped a little message from the summer fun set then attached them with twine over my hand drawn title.


Stamps: Floral Applique, Letter background, Summer Fun(PB)
Creative Dies: Tagged DiesDots (PB)
Gelatos: Red Cherry (Faber Castell)
Mini Mixed Media Journal  (Faber Castell)
Cardstock: Penny Black Mix & Match papers and Madison Designer paper
Inks: Memento Bahama Blue, Pear Tart & Versamark (Tsukineko)

Thanks for visiting; I’ll be back on Thursday with my winter and autumn mini boards.


10 Comments on “Design Memory Craft Collaboration”

  1. Gery says:

    Realy beautiful work, Heather. Love all the colours of spring!!!! And you realy catched the summer here. Winter looks good, but I just don’t want to think about it yet.
    I am very curious what autumn is going to be from your hand???
    Groetjes Gery

  2. Nonni says:

    These are really beautiful -I think the layouts could be used as cards too. I really love the flags in your summer!

  3. Wow – I love those little cards! A bit different from your usual style – I like it! Where is autumn?

  4. Marg says:

    These are beautiful. I love the brighter colours.

  5. Paulette S says:

    They are all so interesting Heather! But there is something about winter and Spring that really draw me in. I love the layers and colors.

  6. Lindsey says:

    Heather, these are so fun! So bright and vibrant — and of course so artistic.

  7. Gabby says:

    Wonderful memory boards! The colors, stamps, cuts, design … terrific! 🙂

  8. […] Tuesday I posted the spring and summer mini journal boards I made as part of the Penny Black collaboration with Design Memory Craft Faber […]

  9. gurian6 says:

    What a wonderful use of color. One can just feel the season.

  10. Oh I missed commenting on this! Love it to bit (and pieces!)….Fav is winter,, no, I mean Spring, or was it summer?

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