DMC_Newlogo_RegMark_2012This week we are thrilled to welcome Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft! In today’s spotlight you’ll learn more about Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft, see a fantastic project by Jill Foster and have the opportunity to win a set of 18 Double Scoop Gelatos – one each of the 18 colors (details at the end of this post).


About Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft

Founded in 1761, Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft is a leading manufacturer in high quality crafting supplies.


The 8th generation behind Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft: Count Anton Wolfgang von Faber-Castell.

2011 was a milestone year for Faber-Castell USA as we celebrate the 250th Anniversary of Faber-Castell.  We are proud of our longevity and what it represents – consistent delivery of a quality experience in all areas of business. In keeping with Lothar von Faber’s quote, “to rise to the highest rank by making the best that can be made in the whole world” Faber-Castell USA is committed to staying true to this vision of quality, tradition, and innovation now and in the future.

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Designer

Today we welcome Jill Foster.  We are so excited to have her showcase her work today on Paper Crafter’s Library. You can see Jill’s fabulous project below, but first, here is a little more about her:

JillFoster-03052014-250WAlways looking for fresh inspiration, Jill turns stamped images into true works of art. As her “Inspired By” blog followers know, Jill has a beautiful style and an unparalleled love of paper crafting. She also designs for Penny Black stamps and loves to share her passion for paper, color and stamping through video and photo tutorials.








Double Scoop of Inspiration

Hi, my crafty friends! Jill here with a double scoop of inspiration. These artsy tags allowed me to play and with my favorite thing… COLOR!



This is a look at each background before I added my embellishments.


I first painted both tags with Gesso.  For the yellow tag, I colored directly onto the tag using the Double Scoop Gelatos® in the colors of Lemon and Butterscotch.  I then blended the colors using my fingertips.  For the multi-colored tag, I colored with my Double Scoop Gelatos® (Lemon, Snow Cone, Blueberry, Red Cherry, Mango) onto a large acrylic block, spritzed with water, and then pressed my tag onto the acrylic block.  I applied several layers to deepen the colors, drying the tag with my heat tool between each layer.

To finish coloring/stamping the remaining embellishments, I mixed and matched with other Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® mediums including the Nougat Stamper’s Big Brush Pen and Gelatos (Blood Orange, Aqua Dolce).



Hugs and Happy Stamping!

(All stamps by Penny Black, dies by Penny Black and Spellbinders, ribbon by May Arts and Ribbons Unlimited)

We hope you have enjoyed today’s feature. We want to extend a sincere thank you to Jill Foster for her fabulous project and Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft for sharing their company with us. Be sure to visit Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft’s blog to see more of their great products.

In order to enter the give-away to win a set of 18 Double Scoop Gelatos, please leave us a comment in the comments section of this post. One winner will be announced next Wednesday on the Paper Crafter’s Library blog!



212 replies on “Featured Company: Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft”

  1. The colors on these tags are so vibrant and beautiful! These are like little works of art. Gorgeous!

  2. The tags are beautiful, I love the technique of coloring on the acrylic block !! Thanks for a chance to win 🙂

  3. Gelatos are awesome. Love the multicoloured tag! Thanks for the chance to win.

  4. Thanks for sharing these beautiful tags, The colors are absolutely amazing! Special Thanks to the generous peeps at FaberCastell, these double scoop gelatos are to die for! And all 18 is Going to make some crafter very very happy! Thank you so much for the chance to win!

  5. Gorgeous colors on these pretty tags! I love Jill’s projects! Can’t wait to try out some Gelatos!

  6. The tags are beautiful. I love the free-form of the coloring. so nice not having to worry about staying within the lines. I’d love to have this set of colors.

  7. While I can appreciate the artistic and colorful parts of these tags, I am more interested in that “hugs” die that cut this lovely word!

  8. Oh Oh I so want those gelatos, I use their water color pencils and love them too, thanks

  9. How clever to think of drying your work as you build up your color. They are truly beautiful. Thanks for the simple clear insrtuctions on how to use gelatos. I’ll have to some soon.

  10. I had never heard of these pens. I know the brand though and it has always been a good quality brand. It was very interesting to learn more about this product and what it can do. Thanks for the give away. I will look for them in the shops here.

  11. Beautiful work and
    you make it look so
    easy. I’d like to win
    these and try them
    Carla from Utah

  12. I really want some gelatos. They lok amazing to work with and the colors are beautiful. Love the backgrounds you made with them.

  13. Gorgeous tags! I love my gelatos, so I can only imagine that I will LOVE the double scoops!

  14. I just received a small set of Gelatos and am so looking forward to using them. Jill’s work today is exactly what I’m going to try first. Gelatos seem to be everywhere lately and I know it’s because of the brilliant, vibrant colors. I am so happy to have a chance to win the Gelatos Double Scoops.

  15. These tags are beautiful. Applying Gelatos to an acrylic block and stamping was a great technique to learn. Thanks for sharing.

  16. Oh wow I have seen a lot of people useing these gelators
    and I love jills tags and I love love making tags Iam going to try and make one she has
    created..thank you for the chance to win something like this .


  17. Hi,

    Nice tag. I love Faber-Castell products. It would be awesome to win a set of Double Scoops!

  18. I have been seeing so many beautiful projects using Gelatos and would LOVE to give them a try! Thanks for the background on this wonderful art supply manufacturer!

  19. AMAZING Inspiration as usual Jill!! =) I LOVE the mix of colors and the stamped images!! I LOVE Gelatos and would LOVE to win!! THANKS SO MUCH for sharing and for the chance to win!! Have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

  20. I would love to be able to play with all that glorious color! Crazy about all those projects and so grateful for the chance to win some Gelatos

  21. I love the vibrancy of gelatos and am glad to see the double-scoops! Beautiful design.

  22. Gorgeous colors! Looking forward to trying gelatos. I am familar with the distinguised brand, and I would be thrilled to win! Thank you for the opportunity.

  23. Wow! These tags are simply gorgeous. I must try the second technique (coloring on the acrylic block), for myself. The depth of color you achieved on both tags is amazing!

  24. Your tags show such talent and creativity! Beautiful blending! Love Gelatos, thanks for the chance!

  25. I love Faber-Castell Gelatos and the card you made is beautiful. Thanks for a chance to win a set of the double scoops.
    Carole M.

  26. I have discovered Faber Castell this last year and I love them! I am so glad they now come in a larger size. I would love to win a set of double scoops.

  27. LOVE Jill, her designs and how she “masters” the use of vibrant colors! These tags are awesome! Thanks for the tutorial. 🙂

  28. I love the butterfly tag! Such beautiful colors. Thank you for the opportunity to win.

  29. Beautiful tags, Jill! I’m still a novice with my gelatos, and this is great inspiration. Thank you for the opportunity to win a set!

  30. What beautiful tags !!! Love Gelatos although I only have two in my arsenal so far LOL but still have fun with them. thanks so much for such lovely projects 🙂

  31. Faber Castell colors are so luscious and colorful. Truly the product creates individual backgrounds as one of a kind pieces.

  32. Beautiful tags. I love the vivid spring like colors, especially since we are still freezing in my area of the country! I have been wanting to try Gelatos for awhile now. Thanks for the tutorial on how to use them.

  33. As usual Jill you make any product worth having. I’d love to win these because your talent and easy instruction make gelato s easy to use. TFS

  34. I love the colors on both tags. I have a couple of gelatos and have fun creating with them. I would love to add all of those double scoop colors – what fun name.

  35. Jill does amazing work with color!! She is also an awesome teacher and shares her knowledge with the rest of us!! All 18 Gelatos is an awesome prize!!

  36. These tags are just delicious!! The richness of the gelato colors make them come alive!! Would LOVE to win these amazing double scoops!! They make creating a much more colorful experience!! Thank you for the chance to win them!!!

  37. Wow, such amazing colors! Sounds like some wonderful products to try that don’t take a lot of “practice” to be able to use. This is an absolutely awesome prize to win!

  38. The colors on these tags are amazing! And I love all the techniques used. I’d love to try all those gelatos since Faber-Castell is a great quality brand

  39. Thank you for a chance to conduct great the bigger ones and all the colors !

  40. Gelato colors are sooooo vibrant. I love working with any medium where you can put it directly on the paper. I have a few colors in Gelatos, and several in the water color pencils. Imagining what I could do with ALL of the gelato color choices. A girl can always dream…

  41. Love the tags. Such beautiful and vibrant colours. Would love to be the proud owner of the gelatos.

  42. Lovely tags and awesome giveaway – such luscious colors.

    isoscia at aol dot com

  43. Wow. The tags are GORGEOUS!! Love the combo of the bright splash of colors on the first tag with the vintage-y butterflies!

  44. I love the look these Gelatos give paper! These colors are yummy! The tags turned out so vibrant. I’d love to give these a try!

  45. Oh I SOwanna play with these Gelatos! thanks so much for a chance to win some. Love Jill Foster’s work, thanks for featuring her here.

  46. The tags are so pretty! I’ve heard many crafters using Gelatos but didn’t know enough about them. I’m going to have to get some and play with them. Thanks for the great article!

  47. Jill, I love both tags! Love the color and your creativity behind it! I love my gelatos and using them in my art journaling, but haven’t tried the technique you used here! Can’t wait to try it at home!! Double scoop gelatos would make my day!! Thanks for the opportunity to win!!!

  48. Thank you thank you for introducing me to this beautiful product. Will be looking forward to using it. The samples are so very inspirational. Would very much love the chance to win them here in sunny Wisconsin. The glare off the snow is blinding!

  49. What great colors. I’ve been sheltered – I’ve never heard of these but would love to try them out. The tags are beautiful – they would be a present all by themselves!

  50. Love the effect of the gelatos!! I love the butterfly tag. How fun it would be to win some gelatos. I have been playing around with them on metal and the effect is stunning. Hope you pick me. 🙂

  51. Wow! Thanks for the opportunity to win a fantastic and generous prize. I LOVE working with Gelatos and I am just beginning to get started in mixed media art. It is a great way to open ones mind to all the possibilities that art has. I love the tags! They are a great inspiration and tags a the perfect medium to practice lots of different mixed media techniques!
    Thanks so much for sharing!

  52. Oh my! Jill’s projects just burst out of bright colors and calling for sunshine in our cold, wintery weather!!! Would REALLY love to win these as I have never played with them before.

  53. Those are fabulous. I have used the Gelatos before on stacking boxes and cards and I love working with them. The idea of the acrylic block and the spritzing has me going up to my craft room right now to prepare some tags and card fronts! Thanks for the inspiration 🙂

  54. Loved your bookmark. And I love the bright colors in those gelatos. Thanks for the opportunity to win. I haven’t seen the gelatos in the stores!

  55. Gelatos seem to be one of those happy crafting “tools.” I’ve not read one comment from anyone who’s used them who hasn’t enjoyed adding them to their creative mix. A neat giveaway.

  56. WAUW this is so beautiful. The tags are really wonderful colored and the butterflies are always beautiful for any kind of card or tag isn´t it?

  57. Wow! 18 colors. What fun to play with so many. Love all of the Faber Castell products.

  58. Love how bright and vibrant the colors are! Thank you for this awesome giveaway.

  59. I had no idea you could make such beautiful blended backgrounds with gelato. I would love a set to experiment with!

  60. These tags are a breath of sunshine on a cold winter’s days. The colors are a sneak peek of Spring and what is soon to be. Please have more of the gelato
    tutorials. I bought a small set of four but don’t know how to use them. Thanks a

  61. Jill, I love your tags. It is interesting so much can be done in such a small space. Thanks for sharing your techniques.

  62. What wonderful examples of creativity. It really gets the imagination kicking into high gear. I’m so ready to experiment with color now! Thank you for providing the catalyst not to mention the possibility of doing so with the new and awesome set of 18 Double Scoop Gelatos from Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft. Happy Spring!

  63. I have the white Gesso that I almost gave away. I never thought about using it along with my Gelatos. Thank you so much for the information. I am excited to get started on this.

  64. Those tags beautifully show off the vibrance of Gelato. Gorgeous! I adore this product and would love to win the new colors to play with in my own art work.

  65. Beautiful designs & colors. Now I can use the gelatos I received for Valentine’s Day! Thanks for the information & inspiration. Off to buy Gesso…

  66. Gorgeous project as always, I been following Jills blog for some time and she never fails to amaze me with her beautiful creations. Awesome giveaway too, thanks for the chance to win. Hugs xnx

  67. Love the blending of the Gelato colors on the tags! Beautiful, colorful, and Spring-like. Great way to display the Faber-Castell products

  68. OMG ! I hadn’t even though of trying them on my craft sheet with water spritzed yet.

    I only have a few, and I absolutely love them. They’re so rich and creamy to use. Not as messy as paint, but more fun than watercolor or pencils.

    THank you for this chance. I would LOVE some more.


  69. LOVE! the colors of the gelatos! The tag projects are quite inspirational and it is so cool how versatile the gelatos are. Thanks for the chance to win!

  70. I haven’t used gelatos but love the vibrancy that is achievable …would love this collection to play with!

  71. Oh so YUMMY colors. I just learned how to use Gelatos. I’m almost finished with my Seed Journal. My Mom passed away and I took seeds from all her flowers and I keep them in the journal. I going to plant them in the Spring at my house. The pages are so beautiful with fabulous gelato color. Thanks so much for the opportunity!

  72. Great tags. These colors are beautiful. And, of course, Penny Black designs are wonderful. Thanks for the chance to win this great prize.

  73. The tags are beautiful. I love the bright, bold colors. The butterflies on both tags are so pretty – especially the little blue ones. (I guess you can tell blue is my favorite color). thanks for the chance to win.

  74. Jill, as usual, your designs are amazing! I would love, love, love to win these gelatos! Thanks for giving me a chance.

  75. Oh my word! The tags are a riot of colour. Beautiful. I would LOVE to use these double scoops! So wish I had them to take with me to my scrapbook retreat today. I can see so many uses for them from cards to scrapbooking, altered art, home decor. To have so much colour in my life would be wonderful!!!

  76. Just saw these Gelatos for the first time at the store yesterday. Great to see the colour vibrance and a bit of a ‘how to’ on these gorgeous tags. Would be lovely to win these.

  77. I enjoyed reading about Jill and the history of Faber-Castell. I love the vibrant colors of the tags! The direct to blocks and water spritzing is new to me. Thank you for sharing your talent. Looking forward to playing with this medium. In a word: FABULOUS!

  78. I love your tags so bright and playful. Just love the gelatos, the colors are so pretty. Thanks for a chance to win!!!

  79. I have been watching lots of videos and tutorials and “drooling over the double scoops and the amazing projects being created with them. These bookmarks are especially beautiful! I so want to give them a try. Thanks so much for making the giveaway available!

  80. The Gelato colors are so vibrant and I love your tags. I didn’t know that the color could be transferred from an acrylic block using water. It would be so much fun to see what other ways gelatos a could be used.

  81. Love the tags and would love to have those great gelatos . Thank you for the chance to win them.

  82. I love the Gelatos. I only have a few and would love to be able to duplicate the wonderful tags in this project! They are so smooth and creamy and FUN to play with.

  83. Oh this is so wonderful. The colors are rich and inviting. Oh lots to color…..

  84. I am a new tag gal!! Just getting involved and love love love Faber Castell. Thank you for sharing and caring!!

  85. I know nothing about using gelatos nor do I currently own any but I would love to learn! I teach monthly card crafting classes and am currently teaching myself how to craft mini albums. Gelatos would fit right into my tag making embellishments for both.

  86. thank you for the ideas . i would really love to get the gelatos . i have just started to buy some only like one littke set . would really like to learn to use them. thank you for the chance to win.

  87. I really like the tags. Would love to try working with the Gelatos. The colours are so vibrant. Nice project.

  88. For of all I just love your product and I watch your videos and I follow you on my craft channel and wilma with twopeasinabucket uses your stuff all the time that is where i first heard about you and started buying your product I also use gesso ect love love your product it has such beautiful colors and it just so easy to work with…Thanks

  89. Beautiful colors. I would love to experiment with a set of these. Thanks, Penny

  90. It’s so nice to meet the man behind the company products! I love the Gelatos! They are so EASY to use, you can’t mess up!!! As a beginning crafter I ttok a class at our local Doodlebug store to make a Prima Doll Mixed Media Canvas and I always create boo boo’s on my work…not that time! And now I h ave the confidence to not only create, but share my work on my blog! http// if you’d like to see the Gelato canvas! Thank you for sharing and for the chance to win a Fantastic COLLECTION of new Gelatos!!!! Someone is going to be so lucky!!!

  91. JIll’s work with FC Gelatos – one of my favorite designers using one of my very favorite products – it’s a match made in Heaven! Amazing tags – I love Jill’s techniques and ability to work with lusciously bold colors!

  92. These tags are absolutely gorgeous! The colors are so rich and vibrant and butterflies are always perfect subject matter.

  93. I love the vibrant colors for spring. Thank you for giving us a chance to enter and win these 18 beautiful colors. You fill my day with color!

  94. Love the gelatos, mine are almost worn down, a new set of double scoop would be perfect

  95. I’ve seen so many beautiful projects done with this product but have been unable to find them locally. Guess I better hop online and place an order somewhere. Really want to try them. So amazing looking. Winning a set would be spectacular!!

  96. Totally beautiful work and ideas… much one can do with these products…. Count Anton is pretty elegant as well 🙂 (do we win the product or the Count ? ) 😉 thank you for the great posting and contest

  97. Jill, your designs are gorgeous. I love gelatos. You’ve really inspired me to make some beautiful designs using them. Thank you!

  98. Both of these tags are beautiful. I love the gelatos, the colors are so vibrant and they mix well. Thanks for giving us a chance to win a set.

  99. Always loved Faber-Castell, the colours, the materials, the designs, always beautiful, elegant and exquisitely crafted. Bring on the Gelato!

  100. These tags are stunning. I have just begun using Gelatos and I am addicted. It’s like being a child again!!

  101. Thank you for offering a free gift!! These look so beautiful. I love your samples. Watercolor is one of my favorite looks when I make things. 🙂 thanks again!

  102. Jill, I am so impressed with the brilliant colors you achieved on the tags. I haven’t used gelatos as of yet but I am excited to get to know them on my projects. Also, I was taken aback…I can’t believe that Faber-Castell is celebrating 250 years in business! Congratulations, F-C!

  103. Love Jill Foster; I have learned a lot from her. Have a few of the Gelatos , and just love them. Thank You for this latest feature.

  104. I would love to win any product from such a prestigious vendor as Faber-Castell. Thank you so much for the opportunity!

  105. Wow, beautiful tags and colors! What a fun product. I would love to play with them!

    Thank you!!!

  106. I have yet to try gelatos, but they look like so much fun and so bright and vibrant. Keeping my fingers crossed!

  107. The tag is lovely.I love my Gelatos and I would sure like to win.
    Blessings Jocelan

  108. These really are gorgeous! When I read that the yellow one was mixed with the fingers I was wondering if the color came off easily; and I was sort of relieved to see that that part was skipped with the other one!
    Thanks for the chance!

  109. Amazing colors,would love to have a chance to use them in a “welcoming spring”project I am contemplating. I especially like the sample where it looks like an orange /yellow doily is wrapping up over the edge.

  110. Apparently I’m not the only one who was totally Wowed by these tags — so love these colors (thinking spring and happy here). I have never used these pens before, but I love how the colors look on cardstock and would be truly honored to win a set of these — thanks for the chance!!

  111. I got to play with Gelatos at a swap, and was hooked! Unfortunately, they are very limited in choices in my area, and none are this vibrant. LOVE the vivid colors in these tags. Thanks to you and Faber-Castell for the chance to win and good luck ladies!

  112. I love the vibrant colors and bookmarks. What fun projects and nice gifts these would make. Thanks for the chance!

  113. I love the gelatos projects and want to go out and buy a bunch right now to try! Colors are so lively and looks like a fun medium to work with. Thanks for the project ideas!

  114. Love Gelatos! THey are so versatile and creamy. So much fun to play with and create great colours!

  115. Love those tags and the vibrant colors. Thanks for sharing and all the great inspiration.

  116. Jill Foster, your tags are beautiful! I love the depth of color achieved! Thanks for sharing!

  117. Always enjoy seeing Jill’s inspiring work…great tutorials too! These are wonderful and colorful tags…just right for Spring! TFS and the chance to win the giveaway!!!

  118. Jill’s work is always gorgeous and she is the one that got me interested in gelatos. I only have a few colors though so it would be fabulous to win this wonderful set. Thanks Jill for showing the steps you took to make your beautiful tags!

  119. I never cease to be amazed by what beautiful work is created by these inspirational artists. Gelatos just seem to be another wonderful product to stretch out that creativity. Thanks so much for sharing.

  120. Love the way Gelatos blend. Might even make a wannabe artist look good! Really want to give them a try.

  121. Faber-Castell products rock!!!! Love gelatos and all the beautiful colors and another favorite are the Big Brush Pens. Can’t do without these in my stash.

  122. Love the colors and how the tags are finished. I have a pack of three that I haven’t played with yet. These beautiful tags make me want to start playing and add more gelatos.

  123. These tags are beautiful. I love the colourful butterfly one! I have experimented with Gelatos and like how they blend. Thanks for sharing this technique. It would be great to add more to my collection.

  124. Wow, I love the tags!!! So colorful!
    I would love to win the Gelatos!!!!

  125. I LOVE those tags! They are so beautiful! Especially the butterfly one! My favorite thing – butterflies! The colors are amazing! I thank you for the opportunity to win such an amazing set of tools to create with!

  126. I had no idea that Faber-Castell has been in the art supply business for 250 years. Wow that is wicked impressive and so fascinating! Next time I use my Water Color Pencils, and my Gelatos, I will think of their wonderful history and all they have seen in the art world. Jill your tags are so gorgeous and thank you so much for sharing the clear block technique. You have used the Double Scoop Gelatos to such perfection! Bravo!!

  127. The work is so beautiful and brought alive by the wonderful colors. Thank you for the chance at winning this tool that produces amazing colors for our projects. More power!!

  128. Wow, both tags are really beautiful! Love the bright colors and artistic backgrounds you can achieve with these amazing gelatos. Thank you so much for the chance to win the giveaway.

  129. The tags are beautiful! Haven’t worked with gelatos yet, they look like a lot of fun! I’d love to win, thanks for the give away and chance to win!

  130. These tags are BEAUTIFUL!!! Would be GREAT to win these Gelatos!
    Thanks ffor sharing the project and also for a chance to win.

  131. I’ve seen Gelatos used on other blogs for a variety of projects and am always amazed at how vivid the colors are and the effects that can result. The tags are gorgeous!

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