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 fantastic prize pack consisting of 1 Black Stamper’s Big Brush Pen, 1 Nougat Stamper’s Big Brush Pen, 1 Butterscotch Gelatos and 1 set of 9 Art GRIP® Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils in the color of your choice – blue, red, yellow, green or neutral.  The five sets you can select from are all shown in the photo below.  (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.








Love and Color in the Garden

Happy spring, my friends! Jill here and I’ve been working on my garden… well, the garden of flowers in my studio, that is!  Have you started planting yet?


To color my image, I first began by stamping it using my black Stamper’s Big Brush Pen.  Because the ink from the pen is india ink, it will be waterproof once dry– perfect for painting!  I colored my image using Art GRIP® Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils, adding the color in the darkest areas first and then blending and spreading the color with water.  I wanted to create a golden glow around the flowers.  To do so I colored lightly onto this area of my project using a Butterscotch Gelato® and then blended it with my fingertip.  Finally, I added fun splatters to the piece by coloring with a Nougat Stamper’s Big Brush Pen onto my acrylic block, adding water, and then flicking the color onto the piece using a paint brush.


Well, even though I don’t have a green thumb in my backyard, at least I can do some “planting” with my Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft “seeds.”  Hugs and Happy Stamping!

• Stamper’s Big Brush Pen: Black, Nougat
• Art GRIP® Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils
• Gelato® Color: Butterscotch
• OTHER: Penny Black stamps and Creative Dies, Spellbinders dies, heart punch, vellum, embossing folder

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 fantastic prize from Faber-Castell, 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!



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

  1. Absolutely love Jill’s work, she is an amazing and very talented artist. Thanks for showcasing her work and learning more about a great company that is Faber-Castell!!!

  2. I hadn’t thought about using Gelatos this way. Jill’s watercolor flowers are so pretty!

  3. Beautiful card. I don’t
    color much, but I could
    try doing more if I won
    this giveaway!
    Carla from Utah

  4. Love Faber-Castell!!!! love their products. What a great example. very pretty!

  5. Really like the card and glad to see vellum being used again. Love it and embossing

  6. With so many coloring tools out there, it’s nice to get the helpful hints for using thee F-C products. And, as always, a lovely card by the teacher.

  7. I would love to try some Faber-Castell products. They make such cool products!

  8. I love Jill’s garden! I’ve just started using Gelatos and am having so much fun!

  9. Now that’s a company that’s doing lots of things right to be in business for over 250 years! Their experience shows in their products. Thanks for featuring them and Jill. Her work is lively and so dimensional. I’d definitely like to give some of the Faber Castell products a try. I’ve heard nothing but good things about the Gelatos and water color pencils. The Big Brush pens are new to me. Off to check ’em out.

  10. I love everything about Jill’s card! Thanks for sharing and the inspiration. I would love to win the Faber- Castell package of amazing materials. I already have some Gelatos, and the other items would be a great addition. I really like the idea of the Big Brush Pen that doesn’t bleed.

  11. Jill’s work is amazing! I always love to see what she creates. And I get a lot of inspiration from the Faber-Castell blog too. Thank you for this give-away! Thanks for sharing.

    Katie B.

  12. Faber-Castel is my favorite for any writing implements. Did you know Faber invented the first pencil? It preceded the ink pen by almost 100 years! All of their products are the best quality. Your creations show that. They’re beautiful!

  13. What a lovely card. Haven’t used the Faber Castel products yet but hope to give them a try.

  14. Awesome products and beautiful project! The coloring is fabulous! I wish I had a green thumb both outdoors and in crafting lol!!

  15. Lovely card!! The Faber-Castell products that I have used in my card making are wonderful. I’m always wanting to expand my collection of their goodies. Thanks so much for the chance to win this wonderful giveaway!!!

  16. Lovely card. I have not used the gelatos yet. Would love some. Have heard high praise of the Faber-Castell water brushes as well.
    Thank you for a chance to win.

  17. Love the company, but i didn’t know the history. Have been using the products for several years.. brilliant colors.
    Also love your card.
    Thanks for a chance to win.

  18. Who needs a green thumb when you can produce such beauty yourself. The only thing better would be a tutorial on this lovely creation.

  19. Thank you so much for sharing this card with us. It is another way or using our watercolour pencils again.

  20. Water color pencils. I have but don’t use often enough. You’ve given me the push to get them out.

  21. Love the look you can get with the Big Brush Pens and the Gelatos. Have never used them, but I love the results that you can get! Thank you for sharing Jill’s work!

  22. Beautiful card, Jill your work is stunning! I love Faber Castell products and would love to win this prize!

  23. live the look . have been wanting to try these inks . if i get a chance to win i will be able to . thank you for the chance.

  24. Beautiful card! I am so excited that FC has come out with colored pencils as I love and own all of the other products!!! SO exciting. Butterscotch? Wow! I love using the Gelatos! They make my craft coloring effortless and quick!!

  25. Love this card and the watercolor look. Makes it look hand drawn by an artist!! Of course card makers are artists, right?!!! :). Lovely card, thank you for sharing!! Faber Castell products are always top notch!!

  26. Jill, I loved the colors you used and how you used them. What a beautiful card! I’m crazy about Gelatos but I’ve never used the Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils. You used the two products together so beautifully. Your card is a work of art! Good luck everyone!

  27. I love the Faber Castell products, all of them and no one has brought them to life in the US more than Jill Foster. Her work is fabulous and the garden is no exception. It is lovely. Thank you all for sharing such a beautiful work of art.

  28. I love Faber Castell products, I have used them since High School ( I am now in my 70’s). I would love the chance to try some of their newer products. Jill’s card is wonderful as is all her work. Thanks Ann

  29. What a BEAUTIFUL card Jill! I don’t have a green thumb either! LOL Besides, stamping & using Faber-Castell products is my kind of “getting my fingers dirty!” LOL There’s nothing else like it! 🙂 (P.S. I LOOOOOOOOVE Faber-Castell products & those Water Color pencils have been calling my name for sometime now! ) 🙂

  30. Watercolor designs are usually connotative of pastels and soft colors. But, watercolors can also be bold and dynamic as you have shown us with your creation. Thanks for sharing such a wonderful project.

  31. Jill does wonderful work. This card is beautifully done. I love watercolor pencils, they seem to be so much easier to work with using a watercolors with a brush! Be especially blessed, Kathy

  32. Gorgeous cards and fabulous give away!. I love these products and would love to learn how to use these products..

  33. Gorgeous card! I always enjoy Jill’s work… very inspirational! I have a few of the Stamper’s Big Brush pens , so now I’m excited to try them out!

  34. What a stunning card! I really like the beautiful and vibrant colors that the Faber-Castell products produce.

  35. I love Faber-Castell and have done for many years. When I was a little girl in school I craved the Faber-Castell pencils. I never did get my own. However I’m now in my sixties and I can buy my favorites. I have a set of Gelatos and have enjoyed using them in mixed media. But this card today is really very lovely and I may just try my hand at using my Gelatos on a card.

  36. I love Faber Castell products, although I can’t really afford them. I didn’t know there was actually a yummy Count behind the company:) Jill’s art piece is beautiful, of course. I’d love to win this giveaway, but if not, I’ll take that good looking Count instead! LOL

  37. Love Jills coloring with the watercolor faber castell aqua pencils. Thanks for the chance.

  38. What a spectacular card! It looks so happy and sunny…just as a greeting for a friend should be! Thank you, Jill, for showing us a way to spread the joy of a garden without getting all hot and sweaty!

  39. A friend just forwarded this link to me. I hope to learn more about your products. I love Inktense watercolor pencils. Just wish there were more places to purchase and learn about the products.

  40. What a beautiful card. Love the watercoloring. I have only dabbled a little in the Gelatos. Thank you for sharing your talent. What a gift!

  41. Jill’s card is very beautiful! I love coloring with Faber castle watercolor pencils. I have wanted to work with there other products but haven’t had the opportunity to try them yet.

  42. I am a huge fan of hers. Her art work is so beautiful. Thank you for having her.

  43. Jill’s use of different colors and techniques is always beautiful and inspiring. I think that Gelatos are one of the next purchases I will make. They’ve been on my wish list for a while. I would love to win some Faber-Castell products and thank you for the chance. Jill’s card today is just another example of her gorgeous work and her talent!

  44. I love the watercolor effect and blending you can do with the Faber-castell pencils. The colors are vivid and amazing and really do create a work of art.

  45. Stunning card! I love “colouring” my stamped images….. guess I never grew up. 😉

  46. I really envy people who can color so well. My parents and grandfather were great painters but I can’t draw a straight line and coloring becomes a blur when I try much of it. I’d love to win this prize. Maybe I could keep practicing and I’d produce something as beautiful as this bunch of flowers in their pot. thanks for the chance.

  47. I love everything Faber-Castell…to have multiple opportunities to win is absolutely amazing! Thank you for your continual creations and giveaways!

  48. Just looking at the card Jill made brings thoughts of beautiful summer days. I have never worked with these mediums. It would be fun to try this out. Thank you for sharing your beautiful work.

  49. As usual Jill, you make such pretty works of art!! Thank you. And, Faber-Castell has great can’t get enough of products!!

  50. The flowers are beautiful. Really – the whole project is great.
    I have to find some of the big brush pens. they sound wonderful.

  51. I love Faber Castell products and would like to win this wonderful prize to add to my stash so I can make more beautiful things. Thanks for sharing such a great card and for the chance to win.

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