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Take the Challenge with Mou June 2014

Hi everyone, Mou here  and welcome to the sixth Take The Challenge of 2014! 

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®.

This month's challenge is about mixing and matching your mediums. Mix &Match is the motto of Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft. The products from this brand can be used together just as beautifully as they can be used individually. So, your challenge is to create a project of your choice by mixing and matching at least TWO different mediums. It could be Gesso and Gelatos, or Glaze and ArtGRIP Aquarelle Watercolor pencils, for example. If you want to mix and match more than two mediums, go right ahead and have fun!

Here's my take:


In my project, I mixed and matched four different types of Textural Accents - Gesso, gel Medium, Chalkboard Paint, and Whipped Spackle with two different coloring mediums: Gelatos and Stamper's Big Brush pens. Here's the list of supplies:

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Gel Medium

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Gesso

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Chalkboard Paint

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Whipped Spackle

Faber-Castell Gelatos Tool Set

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Gelatos®: Guava (RED set)Mango (YELLOW set)

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Stamper's Big Brush Pens: Black 199 Scarlet Red 118, Deep Scarlet Red 219 & Magenta 133 (3 ct RED set)Light Blue 154

Others: wood plaque, scrap patterned papers, diecuts (by Sizzix), bubble wrap, paintbrush

Here are some close-up shots of the finished project:



Instead of doing a photo tutorial, I did a video this month to show you the techniques. I hope you can follow along despite my accent :)


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, 6/13 and we will pick TWO winners randomly to win these.

The prizes for this challenge are: One set of Color Pencils in your choice of color.

Don't forget to check back on Monday, 6/16 to see if YOU won!

Good luck to all!


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TracyM #6773

LOVE your mix & match project Mou!!!
I am still searching for Whipped Spackle so that I can try my hand at stencilling & adding texture, also want to try Gel Medium too - fingers crossed I can get them and get creative in time => thank you for the inspiration and challenge :)


Love the challenge and your take on it! Here's mine


Love to join!


Here's mine. I'll probably add more to it later but happy with it for now :-) - Mixed Media Challenge with Mou.


Another great challenge, Mou! Here's my take. I combined Gelato's and modeling paste!

Barb Housner

tried to post my link several times and it did not stay - going to just try a plain comment

Barb Housner

tried again tonight - the link won't stay

Mou Saha

Barb, I'm sorry your link isn't posting. Please leave your blog addy here and I'll stop by and find your post.
Or if it's easier for you, leave a comment with your link on my blog to the challenge post (link below):
and I'll be sure to count it in :)

Juli Ondrush
Here's mine. I used gel sticks, water color pencils, gesso & Pitt artist pens. Thanks xoxo

Barb Housner

link left on your blog Mou

Mou Saha

Barb, I got it. Thanks :)

Danielle Tilley

I'm having trouble with my link too! I gave up! Is it too late to add my link? I'm so disappointed! :(

Mou Saha

Danielle, I responded to your comment on my blog too. The deadline for the link was 6/13. I know that Typepad had some issues around that time. As that's beyond both your and my control, I'd still consider your project. Please leave your link here because I'm about to pick winners to announce tomorrow morning.

Mindy Baxter

Here's my entry for the Challenge. I just love your creation and all of the different textures and pops of color. Beautiful!

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