Breaking Out the Chalkboard Paint - with Lisa
Mermaids, Gelatos and Glaze

Promise of new beginnings & the winners of April Take the Challenge with Mou and the Blog Hop Winner

Hi everyone, Mou here with today's post.

Spring promises of new beginnings. Beginnings filled with possibilities. Here's an art journal page about the essence of beginnings for me.


I used:

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® Textural Accents: Gesso, Gel Medium, Glaze, Whipped Spackle

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Gelatos® Colors: 15 ct. PASTELS

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Stamper's Big Brush pens: BLACK, SCARLET RED, MAGENTA, NEUTRAL set

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Art GRIP® Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils:124 (RED), 147 (BLUE), 131, 176, 234 (NEUTRAL)  

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Gelatos Mist Maker Set

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Mixed Media Stencils 201 collection: Fleur de lis

Others: Sizzix Egg & Wire Basket die & die-cutting system; art journal, cardstock, old book paper stamps, acrylic mounts, lace trim


Prime the journal page with gesso. When dry, color with your favorite shade of Gelatos® Pastels colors.


Blend the colors with Glaze medium for a subtle shin.


Diecut basket and eggs from cardstock. Prime the diecuts with gesso and color the eggs with PASTELS Gelatos® colors and blend with Glaze medium.


Attach some bits of lace and the diecuts to the page using gel medium.

Add details to the eggs using Stamper's Big Brush pens.

Color the basket with Gesso and Art GRIP® Aquarelle watercolor pencils.


Stamp around some more using the same stamp but different colors of Stamper's Big Brush pens.


Cut a word you like from an old book page and attach to the egg to finish.

And now, the winners of  April 2015 Take the Challenge with Mou...

1. This is my entry: hope it fits the challenge. For me is ...using Gelatos in the most creative ways!

Posted by: gio | 04/08/2015 at 07:55 AM

2. This was too great a challenge not to join in on :-)

I really love you AJ page - so inspiring (as always!).

This morning I got up early to work on this so time wouldn't get away from me. I hope you like it:

Warmly, Nicole

Posted by: Nicole Maki | 04/10/2015 at 01:15 PM

Congrats Gio & Nicole! And thanks everyone who joined in this month :)

Ladies, please get in touch with Naoko for your prizes. Email her [] with April Take the Challenge winners on the subject line.

Will see you all next month with another creative challenge :)


The winner of the blog hop is Jennifer Taylor!  Congratulations!  Please send your mailing address to 



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Jennife taylor

I am super excited! Thank you!☺️

Jennifer Taylor

I emailed ya:) eek! I am do excited!

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