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Take the Challenge with Mou, January 2015

Hi everyone, Mou here wishing you a very happy new year and welcoming you to the first 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®.
 
January: the first month of the year! A time of making new resolutions, fresh starts, starting again. It's the time of new beginnings. Your challenge this month is to create anything to celebrate new beginnings. 
 
Here's my take:
FCDMCJanuary2015_TTCWM_MouS
 
Here's a list of supplies I used:
Here are the steps:
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Apply a coat of gesso to the unfinished wooden frame.
 
FCDMCJanuary2015_TTCWM_Step2_MouS
 
Rub Gelatos colors on the frame and blend with Glaze.
 
FCDMCJanuary2015_TTCWM_Step3_MouS
 
Lay stencil on frame and apply Whipped Spackle with palette knife.
 
FCDMCJanuary2015_TTCWM_Step4_MouS
 
Color the frame insert with Chalkboard paint. When dry, write your message on the chalkboard and put it back in the frame.
 
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, 1/16 and we will pick TWO winners randomly to win these.
The prizes for this challenge are: One Chalkboard Paint tub & one Mini Journal Board.
Don't forget to check back on Monday, 1/19 to see if YOU won!
Good luck to all!

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Ruth L

Loved the chalk board idea. I made a journal spread with a new years resolution, here is the link to it: http://lerusho.wordpress.com/2015/01/07/keep-calm-smile-and-create/

mou

Lovely! Thanks for sharing Ruth!

Madelyn Eve

Love modeling paste! I am addicted to it now. I even paint with it.

Joi

Your colors were lovely and I would never have thought to use the chalkboard paint idea. My daughter would love this with her four kid'os!!! So fun.

This was the perfect challenge for me - thank you!! I too am addicted to the spackle/modeling paste. I need to slap my hand from using it on every project!!!

Here is my challenge link:
http://joiattheranch.blogspot.com/2015/01/your-ticket-to-new-beginning-new-year.html

Happy New Year to all.
Joi

Barb Housner

Mou - I have posted my project link on your blog in the comments.

Typepad definately does not like me.

Ellie Knol

http://elliecreahoekje.blogspot.nl/2015/01/tutorial-panpastel-and-diecuts.html

A new way of using a diecut, that's my way of celebrating new beginnings. Also, the clock reminds us of the time clicking away, even this new year.

Isabel Rivera

Hi all! Happy new year. I felt really inspired by this challenge so I decided to start a new art journal. And here is my cover to join the challenge:
https://happycardmaking.wordpress.com/2015/01/14/mixed-media-portada-para-un-nuevo-proyecto-cover-for-a-new-project/
Thanks!!
isa

Janice

Perfect timing for this challenge. My son sets out on tour, again, with Sesame Street Live on Monday. He is Bert and the Count in the show. This ATC is for him and has a bit of both characters.
https://m.flickr.com/#/photos/janicecarldesigns/16288666321/

Suman

Happy New Year Mou !! Hope to participate in all your challenges this year, pl have a look at my submission here http://kalasirjana.blogspot.in/2015/01/altered-clipboard-and-homemade-chalk.html

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