JustRite Papercrafts & Faber-Castell Mixed Media Blog Hop – Day 1

Hi there blog friends!  Today I’m participating in a blog hop so I actually sat down and altered an item — it was a fun and welcome break from making a card :-)  Today
JustRite Papercrafts and Faber Castell join teams to show off some splendid mixed media projects – stay tuned for the end of my post and I’ll give you a link so that you can enter to win some fantastic JustRite and Faber-Castell products.  For my project purchased one of the $1.00 wooden frames at Michaels.  I covered it with paper embellished with Spellbinders™ Trendy M-Bossabilities™ Embossing Folder – Side B,  added flowers made with Spellbinders™Spiral Blossom Four and a butterfly from Spellbinders™ Les Papillions Two.  I finished up with a stamped sentiment from JustRite Papercrafts called Grateful Hearts Vintage Labels Two.   The subtle shading on the frame and flowers comes from two shades of Faber-Castell Gelatos – (melon and butterscotch) laid down on a My Minds Eye piece of design paper covered with text.
Come along with me as I take you through the steps for this transformation :-)
1.  Start with a wooden 8″ square frame.  Emboss with Spellbinders™ Trendy M-Bossabilities™ Embossing Folder – Side B

2.  Randomly embellish with Gesso
3.  Randomly embellish with gelatos using direct to paper, fingertips and sponge to vary intensity.

4. Paint edges of frame with Gesso.  Mark outsides and insides of frame on wrong side of paper.  Trim to fit frame.

5.  Put Scortape on frame.  Remove liner and adhere prepared paper to frame.

6.  Cut three flowers and one butterfly using Spellbinders™ Spiral Blossom Four and a butterfly from Spellbinders™ Les Papillions Two.  Paint flower with gesso and embellish with gelato as shown.

7.  Add flower, butterfly and ribbon embellishments to frame.  Stamp sentiment with flourish – insert in frame opening. 
8.  Finish by embellishing with tiny pearls.

Stamps: JustRite PapercraftsGrateful Hearts Vintage Labels Two
Paper: My Minds Eye – Lost and Found, Neenah Classic Crest – Smooth – 80lb – Natural White
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black, Victorian Velvet Distress Ink
AccessoriesFaber Castell Metallic Gelato – Melon, Faber-Castell Metallic Gelato – Butterscotch, Gesso, Spellbinders™ Trendy M-Bossabilities™ Embossing Folder – Side B, Spellbinders™Spiral Blossom Four, Spellbinders™ Les Papillions Two, His and Her Wedding Pic, Recollections Pearls, Prima Burlap Leaves,
 Becca’s Bow Maker


Here are the other designers who are participating in the JustRite Papercrafts & Faber Castell Blog Hop.  I hope you spend a moment looking through the wonderful creations they’ve dreamed up today.  Want a chance to win goodies?  Check it out with all the rules here ——>  JustRite Inspiration

JustRite Papercrafts – Faber Castell Designers Day 1
JustRite Inspiration • Becca Feeken • Sharon Harnist • Eva Dobilas • Tiffany Johnson  • Michele Kovack  • Heidi Blankenship • Kellie Fortin • Rita Barakat  • Sheri Holt • Angela Barkhouse • Barb Schram

Big hugs friends, thanks for stopping in to visit today!  Still working in the background, but I’ll be back soon.  Get crafty!

  • Dottie DavisMarch 18, 2013 - 9:52 am

    How really beautiful this mixed media turned out. The pearls add the right amount needed for the whole image to POP! So creative….and I love to see uses for the Faber Castell gelatos. Now I will bring them out and get to it again! Thanks Becca!ReplyCancel

  • Jess S.March 18, 2013 - 9:56 am

    That’s such a beautiful project. I love the roses and the curled edge. And the colours you chose look so beautiful together.ReplyCancel

  • GraceMarch 18, 2013 - 10:01 am

    ooh your project is lovely, the colors are just gorgeous!ReplyCancel

  • conniecrafterMarch 18, 2013 - 10:01 am

    very pretty, just love the colors in the flowers and such a pretty background!ReplyCancel

  • Rosie WaldtMarch 18, 2013 - 10:01 am

    Love your project, especially the colors and the pearls and flowers.ReplyCancel

  • Beatrice Cristina LawsonMarch 18, 2013 - 10:06 am

    Incredibly soft, pretty and romantic!ReplyCancel

  • Larissa Heskett =)March 18, 2013 - 10:11 am

    WOW!! Beautiful Creation!! Loving the muted colors and the layers!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)ReplyCancel

  • Shirley QuMarch 18, 2013 - 10:12 am

    Your frame is beautiful. I love you flowers and the pretty bow. This is so amazingly gorgeous.ReplyCancel

  • Betty FreanoMarch 18, 2013 - 10:16 am

    Love the beautiful projects. Always so wonderful. Never used the gelatos but would love to have them.ReplyCancel

  • MaryannMarch 18, 2013 - 10:16 am

    Your frame here is absolutely gorgeous Becca. You just can´t make anything look bad, can you? I just love this frame here to pieces too, and I just HAVE TO give this a try myself sometime soon.ReplyCancel

  • Becky DMarch 18, 2013 - 10:18 am

    Oh my goodness Becca! This is lovely! I have some of those frames stashed away in my craft room – now I know what to do with them :) Thanks for the tutorial! I love everything you create, but have no idea how to do what you do so this tutorial helps tons! Hugs!ReplyCancel

  • Dee in NHMarch 18, 2013 - 10:20 am

    That is beautiful! I love how you colored the edges of the flowers and the background is amazing!ReplyCancel

  • Margie VisnickMarch 18, 2013 - 10:28 am

    Gorgeous artwork!ReplyCancel

  • Becky GreenMarch 18, 2013 - 10:32 am

    BEAUUUUUUUUUTIFUL BECCA!!!!!!!!!! :) I LOOOOOOOOOOOOVE the GELATOS!!!!!!!!!!! :) WHAT FUN they are!!!!!!! :) FABER CASTELL offers LOTS of GOODIES, AND have a FUN WEBSITE TOO!!!!!!!! :) LOTS OF THINGS TO LEARN!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ;)ReplyCancel

  • ava gMarch 18, 2013 - 10:32 am

    becka, so cute how you minimally grunged up your project…smile
    thanks for sharing the deets on how to get the look,, appreciate that.
    ava gReplyCancel

  • MelodyJMarch 18, 2013 - 10:36 am

    I really like the roses.ReplyCancel

  • Amy A.March 18, 2013 - 10:36 am

    Gorgeous! Love the sentiment too.ReplyCancel

  • liz aka javagirlMarch 18, 2013 - 10:39 am

    OH my goodness I would love to do this.. I’m so wanting those gelatos…

  • Rachel BrooksMarch 18, 2013 - 10:47 am

    Very feminine card with the usual Becca WOW factors!ReplyCancel

  • Wendy BrassartMarch 18, 2013 - 10:48 am

    This is beautiful! Thank you for sharing your techniques!ReplyCancel

  • ChelseaMarch 18, 2013 - 10:51 am

    Love the inspiration! – Thank you!!ReplyCancel

  • Marge R. (mer)March 18, 2013 - 10:52 am

    Becca, you never fail to amaze me with your unbelievable talents — LOVE that ‘peeling corner’ on your frame!!! I just got 2 small journals for 50 cents @ Michaels and this idea would work beautifully to make them into sweet little gifts!!! TFS your talent and inspiring me today — hope I can win some Faber-Castell products to work with.ReplyCancel

  • miluMarch 18, 2013 - 10:52 am

    wow! what a pretty frame and what a meaningful saying too!!!
    love it Becca!
    e-mail me one day when u can! hahaaaaaaaaaaaaa
    Take care

  • Rebekka RMarch 18, 2013 - 10:57 am

    wow..This is such a pretty frame, and look at all those gorgeous little pearls you use.ReplyCancel

  • Melissa BoveMarch 18, 2013 - 11:01 am

    Absolutely stunning Becca! Wowzers!! Amazing!ReplyCancel

  • Olga KolovMarch 18, 2013 - 11:03 am

    stylish romantic frame! very gorgeous!ReplyCancel

  • MelanieMarch 18, 2013 - 11:05 am

    absolutly stunning .MelanieReplyCancel

  • Eileen L.March 18, 2013 - 11:17 am

    Beautiful Becca, love how you created the paper. Thanks for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • Linda W...March 18, 2013 - 11:23 am

    OMGoodness Becca !!! your frame is gorgeous thanks for sharingReplyCancel

  • Phyllis ZartMarch 18, 2013 - 11:29 am


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  • Jean BullockMarch 18, 2013 - 11:39 am

    Before I go on the hop, I just want to tell you what a lovely job you did on the altered frame and also how well done your tutorial was. Great job!ReplyCancel

  • JackieMarch 18, 2013 - 11:45 am

    Such a beautiful card!!ReplyCancel

  • RitaMarch 18, 2013 - 11:46 am

    What a beautiful creation Becca. I absolutely love your frame. Hugs from Scotland. Rita xxReplyCancel

  • colleen hMarch 18, 2013 - 11:48 am

    I love this frame it is so pretty and the colors are great, on my way to see all the other goodies you have in store for us.ReplyCancel

  • Alta RMarch 18, 2013 - 11:56 am

    Can I just sit in your mind for one day. This is just elegant!ReplyCancel

  • christiMarch 18, 2013 - 12:00 pm

    great frame. I keep hearing about gesso and I think I need to check into it more. I just love how you creat something gorgeous from next to nothing. wonderful works.ReplyCancel

  • Donna JonesMarch 18, 2013 - 12:02 pm

    Hi Becca,

    Your altered frame is stunning, love the colours you chose and your beautiful sentiment.

    Donna JonesReplyCancel

  • Sandy LaneMarch 18, 2013 - 12:27 pm

    LOVE gelatos & the softness you did with themReplyCancel

  • Krystal ONeillMarch 18, 2013 - 12:33 pm

    I LOVE this project…. thanks for the great tutorial! :)ReplyCancel

  • CarlaMarch 18, 2013 - 12:34 pm

    What a wonderful frame you have created.
    You amaze me time after time when I come back to your blog.ReplyCancel

  • Judy StuderMarch 18, 2013 - 12:35 pm


    This is totally awesome – I can see where using these colors can really bring out the beauty of a project. I have not tried these yet and winning would be a great way to start. I am working on Cards and altered art boxes at the present. thanks so much for sharing.

  • Jane SuperMarch 18, 2013 - 12:46 pm

    Oh my, I don’t know how you do it. You just keeping offering more wonders and beautiful things to see. Thank you Becca!ReplyCancel

  • Amy Jones#8546March 18, 2013 - 1:01 pm

    This is stunning. You really did a wonderful job with the Gelatos. I love it.ReplyCancel

  • Peggy AllenMarch 18, 2013 - 1:05 pm

    It is amazing what you can do with a $1 frame. Love your use of mixed media and JR stamps.
    God bless,

  • Janet CastleMarch 18, 2013 - 1:06 pm

    Beautiful project Becca…using the Gelatos looks like fun!ReplyCancel

  • Carley CarterMarch 18, 2013 - 1:29 pm

    Oh my word this is absolutely gorgeous! Wow is all I can say and I am a talker trust me! You did an amazing job! Thank you for sharing!


  • jean w.March 18, 2013 - 1:37 pm

    Awesome project and great instructions Becca! Thank you!ReplyCancel

  • Gabbi JonesMarch 18, 2013 - 1:55 pm

    Oh my gosh, look what you did with just a book page. Amazing. Im in love.ReplyCancel

  • sharon gulliksonMarch 18, 2013 - 1:59 pm

    The text looks great with the flowers, and the colors! WOOReplyCancel

  • Diane JMarch 18, 2013 - 2:13 pm

    Absolutely beautiful. Love the colors.ReplyCancel

  • NikkiMarch 18, 2013 - 2:14 pm

    Beautiful! Mixed Media…. just loving it :)
    Nikki xReplyCancel

  • Vicky SchmidtMarch 18, 2013 - 2:19 pm

    As alwaysa beautiful creation. I have some of the wooden frames that i never used. what a great idea for them.ReplyCancel

  • Natasha PoterajMarch 18, 2013 - 2:27 pm

    Curling the edge is such a cute idea. I like that added touch.ReplyCancel

  • milliejsMarch 18, 2013 - 2:29 pm

    Great card….and I am currently working on making cards.ReplyCancel

  • Lisa FishMarch 18, 2013 - 2:47 pm

    This is absolutely gorgeous!! I love the design and the beautiful embellishments you used!! Stunning!!ReplyCancel

  • Linda MageeMarch 18, 2013 - 2:54 pm

    That is just my style, I love it! Miss your kit club so very much. Thanks for blogging.ReplyCancel

  • Lynn G.March 18, 2013 - 3:08 pm


  • Denise BryantMarch 18, 2013 - 3:19 pm

    So pretty! Becca, your creations always have the most amazing details!ReplyCancel

  • Lynn HardyMarch 18, 2013 - 3:29 pm

    Such delicate colouring Becca – and I thought that Gelatos were all really bright and vivid! I clearly need to try them myself.ReplyCancel

  • KimMarch 18, 2013 - 3:44 pm

    I like the smoothness and vibrant colors of the Gelatos. Your work shows that the Gelatos can also produce elegant effects. I love your work.ReplyCancel

  • Dee SMarch 18, 2013 - 3:46 pm

    This is lovely, never tried the gelatos but I will now.ReplyCancel

  • Joanne LoweMarch 18, 2013 - 3:59 pm

    Becca, you never cease to inspire us with your talent as well as your warm and wonderful heart! LOVE your coloring with this product that I’d love to try myself at some point. I also love how you take bargains and with your great talent you make some fantastic art gifts. Wonderful!!!ReplyCancel

  • Vicki DavisMarch 18, 2013 - 3:59 pm

    Becca, your frame is so beautiful. Thanks for showing us the way you put it together. Can’t wait to get my hands dirty with paint!ReplyCancel

  • Trish AveryMarch 18, 2013 - 4:31 pm

    Becca always such a pleasure to open one of your emails,
    But love it when you put in a tutorial, and this one is
    Fantastic, love the frame and your colouring of your frame and rose is wonderful. thank youReplyCancel

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  • Sue DMarch 18, 2013 - 5:32 pm

    Beautiful frame–love the flowers.ReplyCancel

  • yogiMarch 18, 2013 - 5:37 pm

    Love your frame. I love Gelatos, they help do such wonderful things with embossing folders. BIGG RIN
    Have a great dayReplyCancel

  • kathy/NorthCarolinaMarch 18, 2013 - 5:47 pm

    So soft and pretty, Becca…I love how pastel and springlike this card is. Wonderful!ReplyCancel

  • AmyMarch 18, 2013 - 6:18 pm

    Lovely Becca, as usual! your talent with all types of products is spectacular!ReplyCancel

  • KakthrynMarch 18, 2013 - 6:42 pm

    I purchased Gelatos a few months ago but didn’t know what to do with them or how to use them on a card. Love your project very much!!ReplyCancel

  • ShonaMarch 18, 2013 - 6:53 pm

    So soft, feminine and vintage equals totally gorgeous! Love how you used gesso with the gelatos even on the flowers.ReplyCancel

  • Katie B.March 18, 2013 - 7:40 pm

    Really really beautiful frame! I love the soft colors of the gelatos on the embossed paper and flowers. All of your details make it extra special. Thanks for sharing.

    Katie B.ReplyCancel

  • LageneMarch 18, 2013 - 7:45 pm

    Beautiful frame!!ReplyCancel

  • Linda BizjakMarch 18, 2013 - 7:46 pm

    This is absolutely lovely. The design and shading is so elegant and pretty. Thank you for sharing and the inspiration.ReplyCancel

  • CynthiaMarch 18, 2013 - 8:25 pm

    Love the sentiment and the creation! Just beautiful, Becca!ReplyCancel

  • Emily KeatonMarch 18, 2013 - 9:21 pm

    I am so in love with Gelatos! Thanks for the great inspiration and the chance to win. :)ReplyCancel

  • Debbie aka ScrapenablerMarch 18, 2013 - 9:21 pm

    Beautiful project! Loving these Gelatos.ReplyCancel

  • jpscrapsMarch 18, 2013 - 9:22 pm

    STUNNING! What more can I say?ReplyCancel

  • Billie AMarch 18, 2013 - 9:43 pm

    Beautiful, stunning, gorgeous. I love this. The little peek of script in the corner is an awesome touch. Great tutorial.ReplyCancel

  • Gina HoweMarch 18, 2013 - 11:08 pm

    Gorgeous frame! I love the use of gesso to help ‘age’ the paper. Your colors are subtle yet not so subtle. just beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • Tanja S.March 19, 2013 - 12:30 am

    Great project Becca!ReplyCancel

  • Pamela RomeroMarch 19, 2013 - 1:41 am

    Lovely mixed media art! You make this look simple! I know it is not, you did a wonderful job!ReplyCancel

  • Alina IgnaMarch 19, 2013 - 1:45 am

    what a beautiful altered frame! Love it! Looks so romantic!ReplyCancel

  • Darla WaldenMarch 19, 2013 - 4:04 am

    Another beautiful card. Your tutorial makes this gorgeous card look so easy when in reality this card looks very complicated and beautiful.ReplyCancel

  • Ree DonnellyMarch 19, 2013 - 8:07 am

    Wow, wow, WOW!!!! Absolutely gorgeous, Becca!ReplyCancel

  • BevMarch 19, 2013 - 8:39 am

    Your projects are awesome and I ? your tutorials which are easy to understand and follow along with. I am enjoying this blog hop…so many pretty things to see and techniques to learn. Thank you for sharing!!ReplyCancel

  • Dana TatarMarch 19, 2013 - 8:58 am

    Wow! Your frame is stunning! I love the color palette and all the bling! Thanks for the inspiration! =)ReplyCancel

  • marylouhMarch 19, 2013 - 9:04 am

    The project is so pretty. It is soft and feminine. Love it.ReplyCancel

  • Berina FebinMarch 19, 2013 - 9:10 am

    Stunning!! loved it totally!

  • Alyce SchwennMarch 19, 2013 - 9:21 am

    Gorgeous! I have a frame here and think I’ll be pulling it out and doing something with it.ReplyCancel

  • Lois KennedyMarch 19, 2013 - 9:46 am

    I love this project! The soft color combination is great. But I don’t understand how you embossed the 8×8 paper using an embossing folder.ReplyCancel

  • Susie BentzMarch 19, 2013 - 10:43 am

    Stunning! Time to get out my gesso and gelatos!ReplyCancel

  • MONICA EDWARDSMarch 19, 2013 - 11:12 am

    Gorgeous love itReplyCancel

  • PeggyMarch 19, 2013 - 12:30 pm

    Love to decorate home décor items to match things I have in my home. Thank you for some new ideas.ReplyCancel

  • Ria JohnsonMarch 19, 2013 - 1:38 pm

    Beautiful projects. I love card making and I love to be inspired. Thanks!ReplyCancel

  • TriciaMarch 19, 2013 - 1:41 pm

    Beautiful card, Becca, and thank you for the step-outs!ReplyCancel

  • Cyndee ScholetMarch 19, 2013 - 1:45 pm

    Always love your tutorials! Great project! Love the soft colors.ReplyCancel

  • Sandie McCarthy-RobertsMarch 19, 2013 - 3:10 pm

    Wow. This is GORGEOUS!!!!!! Thank you so much for the inspiration, and for the how to. I’m blown away by it. So beautiful.ReplyCancel

  • barbara macaskillMarch 19, 2013 - 3:20 pm

    Gorgeous project! I love the colors! Very springy! Thanks for sharing!ReplyCancel

  • FMMarch 19, 2013 - 4:36 pm

    Love this idea, Becca! The colors are luscious!ReplyCancel

  • GenesisMarch 19, 2013 - 4:36 pm

    Holy Crap! And I mean that in the most flattering way! Love your style, love the project and I liked JustRite and Faber Castell before, but now I am in love. Thank you soo much!ReplyCancel

  • ZehraMarch 19, 2013 - 5:31 pm

    this is stunning, love your work.ReplyCancel

  • yvonneMarch 19, 2013 - 5:51 pm

    Beautiful!! Just bought a few gelatos.ReplyCancel

  • Barb WagarMarch 19, 2013 - 6:16 pm

    Your frame is so very pretty. Thank you for your tutorial.ReplyCancel

  • Robyn JosephsMarch 19, 2013 - 7:23 pm

    the pearls are wow!
    nice projectReplyCancel

  • Stacy ChicMarch 19, 2013 - 10:03 pm

    Becca always does such amazing projects!!!!!! I always look up her projects for insparations and youtube on “how to” s. Thank youReplyCancel

  • Miriam PrantnerMarch 19, 2013 - 10:46 pm

    This is just amazing! I love the texture and the colors, Gorgeous!ReplyCancel

  • Marilyn in E-TownMarch 19, 2013 - 11:11 pm

    WOW I’m not even sure what to say, this is breath taking, what a gorgeous card!!! I just think you are the very BEST card maker there is!!! Love the tutorials too.ReplyCancel

  • Deborah ArtliffMarch 20, 2013 - 1:45 am

    What a stunning card i just love everything about this one and you have used one of my faverite colours. And the papers are so pretty and delicate. Take Care xxReplyCancel

  • Renee Elizabeth BarberMarch 20, 2013 - 2:09 am

    Absolutely gorgeous!!! I love the roses and your color choices.ReplyCancel

  • MaritzaMarch 20, 2013 - 4:28 am

    Beautiful artwork. I like every detail of it. The colors, the flowers and the technique. Thanks for sharing your gifts.ReplyCancel

  • Karen MargottaMarch 20, 2013 - 9:31 am

    Wow! This is breathtaking – truly! I love how you mix the vintage/grunge with elegance. Your bows are true works of art too! Love, love, love, what you have done.ReplyCancel

  • Judi SzyndrowskiMarch 20, 2013 - 11:35 am

    OMGoodness. I can’t believe you attached all those tiny pearls. Beautiful job and the use of gesso is inspiring. TFSReplyCancel

  • Marlene IacuzziMarch 21, 2013 - 6:54 am

    Love this new product on paper. Love the real thing, too.ReplyCancel

  • Jan LtcMarch 21, 2013 - 3:55 pm

    This is so pretty Becca TFS xx JanReplyCancel

  • Liz OrtizMarch 22, 2013 - 8:50 am

    Becca your work is beautiful!!! I will have to try this!!Thank you for the inspiration, have a wonderful day!ReplyCancel

  • Joy HMarch 22, 2013 - 9:52 am

    Beautiful project Becca. And your step by step tutorial is fantastic – maybe even I can do this!ReplyCancel

  • Nubiene Peltier-kerrMarch 26, 2013 - 6:41 am


    Just wanted to say your cards are equisite I hope I can be inspired by what you do with your great handy work. Hope one day you will come to the UK
    Through spell binders and give us what you got.
    Must say your dies stamps are ahead of what we see On the craft channels here good thing about being in the USA

    Have a blessed day xReplyCancel

  • mary anne guthMarch 28, 2013 - 10:45 am

    Beautiful frame, this blog hop has convinced me that I NEED gelatos.ReplyCancel