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'Take the Challenge' with Mou in June

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

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®.

It's the end of the school year. 2013 is almost half way through for all of us. In this time, we have all learned one thing or another. What one important lesson have you learnt this year so far or what one theme has stood out for you? 

Today's challenge is about making something about that lesson.

I have been learning too, some through my kids, some through work, some from everyday life. Here's what I created--an art journal page made with some of my favorite Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft products.

I used Gelatos, Stamper's Big Brush pens, PITT Artist pens, and Aquarelle Watercolor pencils on this page.


First I coated the page with Gesso. Then rubbed Banana from the 50's Diner set and Watermelon from the Tropical Gelatos on the pages and blended the colors with the Mix & Match Deluxe Waterbrush.


I inked up a background stamp with Pink Madder Stamper's Big Brush pen and stamped on the background. I let some of the Gelato colors drip down.



I added my journaling with Pink Madder Stamper's Big Brush pen and Black PITT Artist pen. Finally, I doodled a bit on the pages with Art GRIP® Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils

I hope you too will take this creative challenge!

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, 6/14 and we will pick TWO winners randomly to win these.

The prizes for this challenge is: One set of Gelatos® in the colors of your choice, and a Gelatos Tool Set

 Don't forget to check back on Monday, 6/17  to see if YOU won!

MouprofileMou 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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I am new to this blog and loving this.Does this challenge have any specific guidelines on what not to make or anything goes as long as the theme is followed?

Mou Saha

Hi Pallavi,
You can make anything you wish as long as it relates to the challenge theme.

Dina K

Thanks for the challenge and chance to win - here is my art journal page!

silvia gonzalez

Hi ! my name is Silvia and I´m from Spain...I love your work and I´d like to participate in your challenge, can I?
Best regards


I've been following the FC blog for a while and love these monthly challenges, I just wish I had time this month! Love your pages...very thoughtful and creative!

Mary Werner

Simply beautiful.

Holly Woodcock

Another great challenge Mou!

Heres my entry:

Thanks for the challenge and the chance to win!

Terresa Wood

Here's my entry:
This was fun!


Thanks for inspiration Mou. making my entry with this art journal page

Carol B

Thanks for issuing the challenge. I used some of my Pitt Pens along with photo transfers to make a Journal Page expressing creativity. Check it out here:

Carol B

Pavla H

For some reasons it won't let me post my link...
Maybe this time?

This is my art journal page:

Melanie Douthit

Thanks for the fun challenge! Here is mine


What a great challenge! Here is my entry:


Thank you for a good challenge, Mou! My entry is here:

I'm really, really hoping to win the Gelatos, because I'd love a try and haven't seen them sold in my country yet! Finland, that is.

Terresa Wood

Am I looking in the wrong place for the winners?

Mou Saha

Teresa, the winners will be posted shortly. Thanks for your patience and thanks for participating in the challenge!

Mou Saha

Winners are posted here:
Thanks for playing along!

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