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Take the Challenge with Mou, Febuary 2016 Edition


Hi everyone, Mou here today and welcome to the second Take the Challenge of 2016 with Mou!


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 ONE winner from among the readers who participated in that month's challenge. And the winners will get a prize from Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft®. 

It's February and it's all about HEARTS! With Valentine's Day just around the corner, your challenge this February is to create something with a heart.

NOTE: You might have noticed that this post had disappeared for a bit. This challenge is now extended till February 29th to give you extra time to participate. Winners will be announced on March 7th with March Take The Challenge. Sorry if this caused you any inconvenience!

I created a card as my take for this challenge. Let me walk you through the steps starting with a list of supplies.
Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Textural Accents & tools: Texture Luxe™ Copper (#770321), Gesso, Gelatos Tool Set, Stencils 10 ct 101 collection
Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Paper Crafter Crayons Red-Yellow (#770520)

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Stamper's Big Brush Pen COLD GREY III

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Essential PITT Artist pen BLACK
Others: cardstock, sewing machine thread


Color a piece of cardstock with Paper Crafter Crayons.


Stitch the cardstock into a heart shape. Cut around with scissors.


Lay the stencil over the heart and apply Texture Luxe Copper.


Ink up a script stamp with Stamper's Big Brush pen and stamp on the heart. Outline the the stenciled design with Gesso. 


Machine stitch the heart to a card. 

With PITT Artist pen, write the sentiment by the heart on the card to finish.

Don't forget to share your challenge creations with us... just leave a comment to this challenge post with link to your project image(s) by Sunday, 2/29 and we will pick TWO winners randomly to each win a tub of Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Texture Luxe™ Pearl!
Don't forget to check back on Monday, 3/7 to see if YOU won! Good luck to all!



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Jean Marmo


Janis in ID

Oooops......not sure what happened to my comment!!! It usually shows up right away. So I will comment again and please excuse if this is a duplicate.

Thank you so much for reposting this challenge! I love Mou's project. The Texture Luxe looks fab. I would LOVE to try some of this out!!!

Here's the link to my project: http://herpeacefulgarden.blogspot.com/2016/02/mixed-media-valentine-with-lots-of-metal.html
I love these challenges. Thank you so much for hosting them and offering such generous prizes!
<3 J

jwoolbright at gmail dot com


Here is my Journal page for this challenge, Mou

Shari C

Love the texture! Here is my little blue Valentine! https://www.flickr.com/photos/20172302@N04/shares/AS0315

Janis in ID

Here's another card I would like to enter: http://herpeacefulgarden.blogspot.com/2016/02/silvery-valentine.html
Thank you.
<3 J

jwoolbright at gmail dot com


Oh, that textured and stenciled heart is gorgeous! I really need to learn how to use my stencils in a more creative way because I love the look! Here is a link to my heart project:


Here is another project for this challenge. I went overboard on the mixed media trims and flowers...dug deep into my stash, yay!

Beverly Jordan

Here's my post:http://beverlyjordan.blogspot.com/2016/02/happy-valentines-day-card.html
Hoping to win your products so I can use them!


This is such a fun card! Oh how I love the Texture Luxe Copper on your card Mou. That just "made" it so unique and luscious. Of course copper (or anything orangish) is so YUMMY to me!! I would so enjoy the Texture Luxe Pearl to use in my painting so here is my heart!! j.


Irit Shalom

Lovely technique and thanks for the new challenge.
Here is mine- Love letter art piece all covered with your Gelatos and your gesso and your texture paste.


Here is another card with hearts. Would love to win some texture Luxe so I can get artsy too!

Debbie Siddle

Here is my photo frame entry:


Janice Carl

Hi Mou! Here's a link to my heart project. https://www.instagram.com/p/BByhQ64gilF/


Hi Mou! Love your fabulous heart art piece!!! Such great inspiration, as you always are!! Here's my February entry: http://linseyrickett.blogspot.com/2016/02/rainbow-heart-art.html and thanks so much for another super fun challenge!!! Hugs!!!

Janis in ID

Here's a grungy mixed media heart project I made: http://herpeacefulgarden.blogspot.com/2016/02/grungy-valentine-with-inlaid-die-cut.html
Thank you for this wonderful challenge. It's been a lot of fun!!
<3 J

jwoolbright at gmail dot com

Janis in ID

Here's one last heart project for the challenge!!!
Thank you so much!
<3 J

jwoolbright at gmail dot com

Mou Saha

Oh My Goodness! THANK YOU EVERYONE for all the lovely creations you have shared for my challenge! I'm inspired :)

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