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Take the Challenge with Mou, February 2015

Hi everyone, Mou here with the second 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®.

My February challenge for you is to create any project about your favorite beverage. It could be a brand of soda you love or a coffee mug someone gave you... you choose! I'm a tea drinker. It's a ritual without which my day is incomplete. I also have special tea cups  to set the mood for my indulgence. So, I did an art journal page about it.


The supplies I used:

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Textural Accents: Gesso, Gel Medium, Texture Luxe Gold 

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Gelatos®: Cotton Candy, Blueberry, Boysenberry, Grape (BLUE set); Lavender (RED set); Black Cherry (STEAMPUNK set) 

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Stamper's Big Brush pens: PINK MADDER; MAGENTA

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Essential PITT Artist pens: BLACK

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Gelatos Mist Maker Set

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Mixed Media Stencils 101: Dots

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

And here are the steps.

Start by attaching an old book page to the art journal page using Gel Medium.

When dry, apply a coat of Gesso to the page leaving certain words out.

Color the page with Gelatos® colors.

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

Diecut the tea cups and stack them as shown. Attach to page with Gel Medium.

Lay stencil on the right half of the page and with palette knife from the Gelatos Mist Maker Set, apply a thin coat of Texture Luxe Gold paste.

Add shadowing and details to the tea cups with Gelatos®, Gesso, Stamper's Big Brush pens, and PITT Artist pen.

Rub a little Gelatos® color on the top left corner of the page, spray with water using misting bottle from the Gelatos Mist Maker Set and let it drip down.


Here's a 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, 2/13 and we will pick TWO winners randomly to win these.

The prizes for this challenge are: One tub of Glass Bead Glitter Gel & one Mini Journal Board.

Don't forget to check back on Monday, 2/16 to see if YOU won!

Good luck to all!


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Hope I'm leaving this in the right place - I've created a journal page for this challenge, great theme, love my coffee !! It's on my blog here -

Janis in ID

Are Faber-Castell products required for participation?
Thank you.
<3 J

jwoolbright at gmail dot com


Janis, you are not required to use Faber Castell products but if you have them we would love to see how you use them.

Janis in ID

Mou....Thanks for your reply!!! :)
<3 J

jwoolbright at gmail dot com

Ruth L

Hi Mou, I have the flu, so presently my favourite beverage is tea, here is my spread:

Jean Chaney

What a great tutorial. I love Gelatos! I also really love the PITT Artist pens and used some in my entry. I can't start the day without my coffee. Please stop by my blog and see:

Barb Housner

Mou - I have left my link on your blog since I can never leave a link in the comments

Barb Housner

Janice Carl

Another great challenge, I have made lots of projects about what we eat and drink. Here's the link to my page about my drink.


Hello Mou, been looking mini album inspire when I got into this site. And got interest of sharing my project. This is my first challenge entry after being out of the scene for 2 years.


Here is the link

Yolanda Gonzalez

I created a tag forb the challenge. Here is the link


thanks for the inspiration, here is my take

Janis in ID

Fun challenge!!!! Here's my project:
<3 J

jwoolbright at gmail dot com

Janice Carl

You inspired this idea that just popped into my head so I had to share it. Here's the link.

Ruby C

Hi Mou, I posted my link yesterday but don't see it here. I'm going to try again. Hope it is not too late.

Janice Carl

Forgive me, Mou. The link I posted was to your blog not my Flickr account. Here's the actual link.

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