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'Take the Challenge' March 2013

Hi everyone, Mou here and welcome to the third '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 making something you don't make everyday.
Recently, I made my very first piece of jewelry for a creative challenge. I have a long way to go but I'm happy to have taken the first step. I want you to take your first step outside your comfort zone -- make something you don't make everyday. 
Here's my take... a spring brooch
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using some brand new products from Faber Castell Design Memory Craft's CHA Winter 2013 release- Tropical Designer Gelatos® 

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and 
Gesso 
from the 
Textural Accents Sampler 

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with diecut fabric flowers.
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I stitched the petals together to make a flower and stitched it onto a brooch backing. Then I added Gesso here and there to the petals and sculpted the flower. When it dried, I added colors using the Gelatos® blending them with water. 
Don't forget to share your challenge creations with us... just leave a comment to the challenge post at the Design Memory Craft blog with link to your project image(s) by Friday, 3/15 and we''ll pick TWO  random winners. 

The prizes for this challenge are: TWO packs of Gelatos in the colors of your choice.

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Don't forget to check back on Monday, 3/18 to see if YOU won! 
Hope you play along! 
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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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Becky Green

BEAUTIFUL JOB on your brooch, Mou!!!!!!!! :)

Berina

I've always wanted to color... but never had the guts to do it, fearing a bad result... But finally I was able to push myself in to it. You can check it out at http://moxiecraftie.blogspot.in/2013/03/deer-panteth-for-water.html
:)
-Berina

Linda

I am a HUGE fan of coloring fabric flowers with Gelatos! I LOVE your version! Could have fooled me that this was your first time:)

Patty Chalas

that flower is just adorable!!! TFS Mou!!

Melanie Douthit

Thanks for the challenge. I used Gelato's on mine.
http://douthitgallery.blogspot.com/2013/03/mixed-media-flowers-and-vase.html

Lizzy Hill

I have never used gelatos & I don't even have an art journal...but I do have an old lined spiral notebook.....so, I had my 1st ever go at the gelatos.....here's the link:
http://lizzyhill12.blogspot.com.au/2013/03/sodalicious.html
Found this page whilst trying to find some more info on how to use these gelatos!! Serendipity, I'm sure:):):)

Vanessa  Gutierrez

Sad that currently I only have oil pastel and watercolour pencil. We don't have gelatos or big brush pens here in Singapore :( Anyways, here's my take for this month's challenge. Thanks for looking!

http://vanessamenguitagutierrez.blogspot.sg/2013/03/take-challenge-march-2013.html

Holly Woodcock

another fun challenge, i will be posting my project this weekend!

LOVE your flower Mou!

Holly Woodcock

heres my project, hope you like them!

http://taj-ma-holly.blogspot.com/

Monique

My first challenge and also, my first time using flowers in my projects... so here's my contribution: http://morganlefaestrinkets.blogspot.nl/2013/03/a-flowery-tp-mini-album.html#

Berina

My first salt dough project
http://moxiecraftie.blogspot.in/2013/03/salt-dough-flowers.html

Mou Saha

Hi,
Ill be on spring break from 3/9-3/17. Ill get in touch with you as soon as I can.
Thanks,
Mou

Berina

My first stick pin!!
http://moxiecraftie.blogspot.in/2013/03/pins-for-swap.html

Larissa Heskett  =)

YEAH!! Love your creation!! Thanks for sharing and for another challenge and chance to win!! I played around with water coloring a stamped image!! I LOVE the way it turned out!! Have a Fabulous Week!! =)
Here is my link:
http://larissaheskettdesigns.blogspot.com/2013/03/my-best-friend-for-few-challenges.html

Mou Saha

Hi,
Ill be on spring break from 3/9-3/17. Ill get in touch with you as soon as I can.
Thanks,
Mou

Nazneen

Lovely Creation! Thank you for the inspiration!

Here's the link for my card http://kaagaz-artisticquilling.blogspot.in/2013/03/ai-welcome-spring.html

For the first time, i have created a card only by using the watercolors! I am glad the way it is turned out! Hope you like it as well!

Mou Saha

Hi,
Ill be on spring break from 3/9-3/17. Ill get in touch with you as soon as I can.
Thanks,
Mou

Nazneen

Hi Mou, linking another card of mine :)
For the first time, i have created a card using kraft+doodling+watercolors.
I am glad the way it is turned out! Hope you like it as well! http://kaagaz-artisticquilling.blogspot.in/2013/03/acn-happy-birthday.html

Mou Saha

Hi,
Ill be on spring break from 3/9-3/17. Ill get in touch with you as soon as I can.
Thanks,
Mou

Wendy Brassart

I LOVE GELATOS! I am an avid scrapbooker and though I created a layout for this project - I used gelatos as a mister for the first time. Also, I have only misted a layout just twice before. I would love a whole rainbow of gelatos! I love how versatile this product is to my hobby! Thank you for the introduction! I'm hooked.

beatrice lawson

So much fun! Tried my hand at a tag and colouring with my gellatos on top of embossing. Enjoy your vacation Mou!

beatrice lawson

Forgot to add the link in the comments...
http://www.wellcraftedhome.com/1/post/2013/03/design-memory-craft-and-helmar-challenge.html

janice Armour

I love your designs.love to craft but don't always have everything to make crafts with.

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