My portion of the "Hope for Change" Charity Wings canvas
Techniques with PITT Pastel Pencils

Faber-Castell 'Take the Challenge' with Mou, February 2013

Hi everyone, Mou here and welcome to the second 'Take the Challenge' of 2013!

Today, I have a challenge for you. I feel that creative challenges help us experiment and learn new things. Challenges can help us get unstuck from creative ruts. They can also inspire us to create in ways we would not have thought of otherwise. So, I decided to take a few creative challenges myself and thought you might like to play along.

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. The following Monday, we will pick TWO winners randomly from among the readers who participated in that week's challenge. And the winners will get a prize from Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft®.

Today's challenge is about NOSTALGIA.

Recreate Nostalgia in some form of art -- art journal, scrapbook layout, card, or anything you desire.


I created an art journal spread using a brand new product from Faber Castell Design Memory Craft's CHA Winter 2013 release with a nostalgic vibe- 50's Diner Designer Gelatos®


And here are some detail shots of my page.



Don't forget to share your challenge creations with us... just leave a comment to this post with link to your project image(s) by Friday, 2/15 and we will pick TWO winners randomly to win these

The prizes for this challenge are: TWO packs of the Aquarelle Watercolor pencils in the color of your choice!

Watercolor pencils

Don't forget to check back on Monday, 2/18 to see if YOU won! 

 Hope you play along! 


Mou Saha  Mou won the Creating Keepsakes Hall of Fame in 2007, was a member of their Dream Team in 2009 and you've seen her work in numerous craft publications. She currently collaborates with 7 Gypsies, Anna Griffin, Glitz Design and October Afternoon.


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Michelle Smiles

No no no no! I like this blog...please don't go partial feed in the feed readers or I'll have to quit you. :(


Two of my favorite history and Gelatos!!! I am going to love this challenge. I'll have to come back to post the link after I create it.

Diane MW

Oh I love this page. The colors are so vibrant. The real highlight is your journaling as a background. Yikes, you inspire me. Thank you.


I need to clear some time so I can check all these challenges. Good stuff!

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft

Thanks for your feedback Michelle! We'll switch it back so the full post is showing.

Melanie Douthit

Fun challenge. Here is mine

Vanessa Menguita Gutierrez

Great challenge.

Vanessa Menguita Gutierrez

Here's my second take on the challenge. Thank you for looking :)

Mona Pendleton

Thanks for the inspiration! Sounds like fun! I hope to give it a try!

Holly  Woodcock

What a great challenge! i had fun creating my project, and i hope you like it!


Your page looks fabulous. Here is mine for the challenge:

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