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Take the Challenge with Mou, November 2015

Hello bloggers, Mou here with the 11th Take the challenge of 2015. Are you ready to take a creative challenge? I hope you are!
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 November. We are thinking of all the things that we are grateful for as we are approaching Thanksgiving here in the States.

And here at Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft, we are



Okay, now for this month's challenge:   

Create any piece of art that relates to giving thanks. 

And you'll LOVE the prize this month! Just take a peek below!


Yes, one of you gets a Mixed Media 50's Diner Kit!!! That is such a cool prize and I am truly grateful that I can offer this FUN kit as prize. Because I love  for you guys to have a lot of great mixed media products to play with :)

Want to know what's in the kit?

There are:

  • TEN Mixed Media Stencils: an assortment from both Stencils 101 and 201 collections.
  • FIVE Gelatos® Colors in 50’s Diner hues, namely, Aqua Dolce, Banana, Blood Orange (this one's my ABSOLUTE FAVORITE... yay! Okay, I'm back.), Metallic Melon and Squid Ink
  • Texture Luxe® Silver
  • SIX fun tools: 2 Misting Bottles, Palette Knife, Stipple Brush, Dot Dabber, Drip Dropper
  • ONE Technique Guide

Imagine all the things you can create with this kit!

I created the above project using the Mixed Media 50's Diner Kit.

Other supplies I used were:

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Essential PITT Artist pens BLACK.

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Stamper's Big Brush pen BLACK

Cardstock, paint brush

Let me walk you through the steps of creating this project.

1. Rub a little of each of the Gelatos® Colors from the kit on a palette. Add water and brush on cardstock to create the background.

2. Lay down the banners stencil and tape it in place. With palette knife, apply Texture Luxe® Silver to create the banners. Let dry.



3. Cut off a little bit of Gelatos® Colors Blood Orange and dilute it with water in the palette. Use the Drip Dropper to transfer the liquid color to a misting bottle.

4. Spray the color on the surface. Let dry.

5. Repeat this with Gelatos® Colors Squid Ink.

6. Use the Dot Dabber as a stamp to create a dot design using Gelatos® Colors Blood Orange.

7. Use the dry stipple brush to lift a little bit of the Gelatos® Colors Aqua Dolce and press it down on the paper.



8. When all the mediums are dry, draw strings with Essential PITT Artist pens in BLACK.

9. Finally, with Stamper's Big Brush pen BLACK, write your message.

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, 11/15 and we will pick ONE winner randomly to win the Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Mixed Media 50's Diner Kit

Don't forget to check back on Monday, 11/16 to see if YOU won! Good luck to all!


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Becca Cruger

What a cool project with all those splatters everywhere! Love! Thanks for the great challenge.

Mou Saha

Hi Becca! Thank you so much! It's a really cool kit. Don't forget to enter your project by 11/15/15 to win it.

Debbie Siddle

Working on mine

Mou Saha

Can't wait to see what you create Debbie :)


great background!!!! love that color combo

Mou Saha

Thanks Laury!

Debbie Siddle

Thank you. I've just finished, but lost the light so I'll have to take a photo of it tomorrow.


Ok so this is a strange comment Mou but... my favorite part of your "thankful" creation is that the splatters on the banners are such a lovely red and that they do not match the splatters on the background!!! But the color combination alone is enough to make it a hit with me.

Here is mine:

And hoping that it's ok to say... I am "thankful" to you for being such an inspiration to me this past year. It's my one year blogger anniversary so I am very thankful for folks like you who have given me tutorials and creative ideas to keep me inspired. Hugs. j.


My entry for Take the Challenge with Mou November 2015, giving thanks. I used the resist stamp technique with gelatos and also used them on lace vellum. Also used stickles glitter and gel pens. Hope you like my fantasy nature piece. There are still flowers blooming in our garden and I saw a butterfly a few days ago - very unusual for November!
Thank you so much for the chance to win a gorgeous prize (I only have a few gelatos) and thank you very much for the inspiration. x


Sorry for the light. It's been very dull and foggy here for days.

Mou Saha

The splatter colors look different on the banner pieces because they are sitting on Texture Luxe and didn't get absorbed into the backdrop paper as much.
Congratulations on your blogger anniversary! I'm so happy for you :)

Mou Saha

No worries, Debbie! I struggle with lights too :)


here is my entry http://laury55.blogspot.be/2015/11/thankful.html
Thanks for the challenge


Always love your inspiring projects, Mou!
This theme is unique and I've started working on my project..for this challenge!

Janice Carl

Great challenge for the season. Here's a link to my project.

Mou Saha

Great work so far ladies! You still have time till Sunday. Bring 'em on :)


I am thankful for Art. Here is my creation


Here is mine! http://www.smilingcolors.com/2015/11/diy-gratitude-journal-mixed-media-video/

Juli Ondrush

Thanks for keeping things fun Mou! Happy Thanksgiving! Here's mine

Mou Saha

AWESOME work Ladies!!! I'm blown away! THANK YOU SO MUCH for participating in the November challenge.

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