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Take the Challenge with Mou, April 2015

Hi everyone, Mou here with the fourth 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 April prompt for you is CREATIVITY. How are you creative, your favorite creativity quote, is creativity your life style or just a hobby... whatever it means to you, create a project around the idea of creativity. Here's my art journal page.


On this project, I used:

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

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:115, 350 (YELLOW); 156 (GREEN), 123, 124, 125, 133 (RED), 147 (BLUE)

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Gelatos Mist Maker Set

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Mixed Media Stencils 101 collection: Hexagons

Others: Sizzix Framelits Die Set 4PK w/Stamps - Limitations; die-cutting system; art journal, old book page, stamps, acrylic mounts, lace trim

And here are the steps.

Apply a coat of Gesso to prime the journal page.

Color the page with Art GRIP® Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils. Blend with wet brush. Repeat to create interesting layers of colors.

Stamp randomly by inking background stamps with Stamper's Big Brush pens.

Attach pieces of lace trim using Gel Medium.

Lay Hexagon stencil on page and apply Whipped Spackle with palette knife. Let dry.

Apply coats of gesso to old book paper. Let dry.


Ink up butterfly stamp with Stamper's Big Brush pen. Stamp on primed book paper. Diecut the butterfly. Attach the butterfly to the page with Gel Medium

Add colors and details to the stamped image inside the clock with Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Art GRIP® Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils.

Stamp the quote below the butterfly. Add details with gesso and paint brush.

Ink up background stamps with Stamper's Big Brush pens and stamp over the stenciled shapes.

Add more details, highlights and shadows with Art GRIP® Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils.


Here's another 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, 4/17 and we will pick TWO winners randomly to win these.

The prize for this challenge is: One pack of Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Art GRIP® Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils in you choice of color.

Don't forget to check back on Monday, 4/20 to see if YOU won!

Good luck to all!


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Beautiful journal page Mou, lovely colors.

Retta Diehl

Being creative to me is learning how to do something new when it comes to scrapbooking.


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

Janis in ID

Creativity to me is letting loose with inks, embossing powders, etc and seeing what happens!!! Thanks for a great challenge theme!!!

<3 J
jwoolbright at gmail dot com

Janis in ID

Here is my second entry for creativity with embossing powders!!

<3 J
jwoolbright at gmail dot com

Janis in ID

This time creativity is crafting merrily along and accidentally discovering a new effect!!

<3 J
jwoolbright at gmail dot com

Janis in ID

As you can see, I love getting creative with my craft products and using them, perhaps, in uncommon ways to get wonderful effects!!

<3 J

jwoolbright at gmail dot com

Nicole Maki

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:



lovely Journal page !! Here is my take


so glad i found this! i love doing challenges and kickstarting my creativity to scrapbook!

Katherine Dizon

Here is my entry:

Hope you like it.

Jean Chaney

It was a lot of fun thinking about "creativity". Thanks for the challenge. You will find mine here:

Katherine Dizon

Hello Mou, I am one of the winner of February 2015, I just want to inform you that I haven't receive my prize yet. I emailed [] twice but I didn't received any reply.
Still waiting.
Katherine Dizon


Wow! You ladies are blowing my mind... what amazing creations!


Katherine, I'm sorry to hear that!I'll check with Naoko.

Madelyn Eve

Creativity is about doing what you can. Just do something while you are waiting to do everything!
Thank you for the inspiration.

Madelyn Eve

Not sure if my site came through. Sending again...

mayoori jain

here is my take on this motivational challenge


This CREATIVITY challenge was sooo fun for me. It took me awhile to get it all right but it was worth it!! There is an "acrostic" that explains my definition of creativity on the blog! Thanks so much for this opportunity and for your wonderful products too. j.


I love getting messy with Gelatos! Here's my Creativity layout:


I was feeling very Creative, so I made this card, too! (Got to use my Gelatos again, yay!)

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