Take the Challenge with Mou, March 2015

Hi everyone, Mou here with the third Take the Challenge of 2015.

If you are new to this blog, let me fill you in about Take the Challenge. Every month, on the first Monday, I'll post a challenge and my take on it. You'll have 12 days to take this on. Leave a comment to the challenge post with a link to your creation based on that challenge. We will pick TWO winners from among the readers who participated in that month's challenge. And the winners will get a prize from Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft®.

For March, I have a prompt for you: TIME. Interpret it any way that's personal to you. For me, it's shared time, time spent with family, friends, observing how my children like to spend their time with each other... well, you get the idea. Here's my art journal page.

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The supplies I used:

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Textural Accents: Chalkboard Paint, Gesso, Gel Medium, Texture Luxe Gold (coming soon)

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Gelatos®: Blueberry (BLUE set); Bubblegum (RED set); Lemon, Mango (YELLOW set); Black Cherry, Cinnamon (STEAMPUNK set) 

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Stamper's Big Brush pens: BLACK, SCARLET RED

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Art GRIP® Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils: 131, 176, 234 (NEUTRAL);  115 (YELLOW); 156, 162 (GREEN)

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Gelatos Mist Maker Set

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Mixed Media Stencils 101: Dots, Chevron (coming soon)

Others: Sizzix Bigz Die Tick-Tock; die-cutting system; cardstock, art journal, old book page, stamp

And here are the steps.

Start by attaching scraps of old book page, junk mail, lace, etc. to the art journal page using Gel Medium.

When dry, apply a coat of Gesso to unify the elements.

Color the page with Gelatos® colors.

Stamp randomly by inking background stamp with Stamper's Big Brush pen.

Diecut the clock. Stamp the image. Attach the image behind the clock and trim off excess. Attach the clock to the page with Gel Medium.

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Add colors and details to the stamped image inside the clock with Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Art GRIP® Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils, Gesso, and Stamper's. Big Brush pens. Color the clock with Chalkboard Paint.

Lay chevron stencil on the page and with palette knife from the Gelatos Mist Maker Set, apply a thin coat of Texture Luxe Gold paste. Repeat with the Dots stencil in different areas of the page.

Add some words cut out from book pages to the clock with Gel Medium.

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Here's another close-up of my page.

Don't forget to share your challenge creations with us... just leave a comment to the challenge post with link to your project image(s) by Friday, 3/13 and we will pick TWO winners randomly to win these.

The prize for this challenge is: One pack of Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Art GRIP® Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils in you choice of color.

Don't forget to check back on Monday, 3/16 to see if YOU won!

Good luck to all!

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Hello there! How are you? Do you have a dream you have long thought about and not yet found the courage to grasp it? Here's a story of my first tattoo.

Even as a young child I've thought tattoos beautiful and intriguing. They had a world of their own, their secrets and reasons why they were there. As a child I used to draw myself tattoos with a felt pen (to my mom's disliking) and really thought where and what kind of tattoo I'd like to have. Years went by and the dream stayed, but I didn't have the crystallized idea what and where. Then my husband took his tattoo and slowly but surely the gears in my head started to turn. And after some time to really get the courage I presented my idea to the same tattooer my husband had used and we set a date and I got my first tattoo. It went oh so brilliantly that just a few weeks later I reserved a time for my second tattoo and now I'm happy with them both.

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Hey there artsy peeps Rita Barakat here! Surely by now you have seen the new stencils from Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft®. They are thick paper that you can use over and over and then when you get them full of creative overflow (AKA remnants of your other projects) you can cut or tear pieces for your mixed media projects!

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 Hi everyone! It's Laurel Beard here today with my first post as a Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® Guest Designer! ACK! I am over the moon excited about guesting here! There are no words to explain my joy! If you know me at all, you know I love Gelatos® and coffee! So, I thought for my first project as a Guest Design Team member, I would create a funny coffee card full of texture using various products from the Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® line. All the products are "Mix & Match", which means they are designed to work together!!!!! Actually, their tagline is "mix mediums with matching color palettes to creative with confidence." And it's true. Today's cards features: Gelatos®, Stamper's Big Brush Pens and Whipped Spackle. All the exact supplies I used are listed at the end of this post.

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MIX & MATCH

MIX & MATCH from Faber-Castell makes designing with COLOR simple. Choose a color set that inspires you. Choose a medium. Mix & Match as you create. Color coordinated palettes give you the freedom to design your project knowing the colors & mediums will work beautifully together.

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