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Take the Challenge with Mou, March 2016 Edition & February Winners


Welcome to the third Take the Challenge of 2016 with Mou!

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®. 

March is here and we are talking FLOWERS! Your challenge this month is to create a project with handmade flowers.
I created the above scrapbook layout as my take for this challenge. Let me walk you through the steps.
I started with the newly released Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Paper Flowers Kit. You can do the same or create your own using supplies from your stash. In this kit, you'll find a fully illustrated Design Guide, 4 Gelatos (Metallic Melon, Metallic Grape, Lemon, Snow Cone), Texture Gems, Ice Liner, 72 Foam Adhesive Circles, 20 Crepe Paper Flower Pieces, 20 Cardstock Paper Flower Pieces, 10 Kraft Paper Flower Pieces, 10 Vellum Paper Flower Pieces, 12 Kraft Paper Tags, 8 Crepe Paper Flower Stickers, Spray Bottle, Paintbrush and Palette Knife.
I decided to start with the kraft cardstock flowers, coloring them with the Gelatos colors.
Ink up a script stamp with Stamper's Big Brush pen BLACK. Stamp on the colored paper flowers. Repeat with Vellum and Crepe Paper flowers, also from the Kit.
Stack the floral parts for your favorite combinations.
Add some interesting dimensional patterns to your flowers using the clear Texture Gem. Let dry thoroughly.
Once completely dry, these dimensional dots will provide a resist design if you add more color to the floral centers or petals.
Paint cardstock with chalkboard paint.
Attach a strip of dictionary paper overlapping the chalkboard painted section of the cardstock. Add some colors with Gelatos colors from the Paper Flowers Kit and blend dry with foam wedge.
Add stamping, photo, title and journaling (both written with PITT Artist Pen in Black) to finish.
Here's a close-up of my layout.
Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Products:
Other products:
Adhesive, cardstock, old dictionary, paint brush, scissors, stamp
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, 3/20 and we will pick ONE winner randomly to win Paper Flowers Kit!
Don't forget to check back on Monday, 3/21 to see if YOU won! Good luck to all!

And now, the winners of February 2016 Take the Challenge with Mou...

1. Here is my Journal page for this challenge, Mou

2. Here's my post:
Hoping to win your products so I can use them!

Congrats Shilpa and Beverly!  And thanks everyone who joined in this month :)

Ladies, please get in touch with Naoko for your prizes. Email her [] with February 2016 Take the Challenge winners on the subject line.

Can't wait to see your creations for the March creative challenge :)





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Beverly Jordan

Love all the layers of gorgeous colors and how well that they all add so much dimension to your beautiful layout!! I especially liked the Faber-Castell chalk board paint.
Yeppeee!! Am so thrilled to see my name for the Feb. challenge! Sending my email now!!


Beautiful page Mou. Thanks for inspiration. and thanks for choosing me among winners. :)


Your layout is SO fabulous, Mou!!! Filled with so much great inspiration!!! Great big congrats to Shilpa and Beverly!!! Yayyy ladies!!!! All the projects for the last challenge were awesome!!! Thanks for another super fun challenge with flowers this month!!! xoxo


congrats ladies!!!! love the combination of chalk board paint and gelato on your layout Mou, I should give it a try
thanks for the inspiration

Janis in ID

Such wonderful design elements in your LO, Mou! Love how the deeper muted colors of those fabulous flowers enhance the colors of the bricks in the photo without overwhelming it. Great use of the chalkboard paint and the dictionary page!!

Congratulations to the winners for last month! The heart challenge got me super-inspired and I had so much fun, eve though I wasn't one of the lucky gals. Thank you so much for these terrific challenges!!! Can't wait to get started on this one!!
<3 J

jwoolbright at gmail dot com

Mou Saha

Thanks so much ladies! I'm so glad you found my layout inspiring. And I can't wait to see what you create for the March challenge!

Angela S

(having trouble with your page Mou, a large popup obscures the page and 'close' won't get rid of it)

Mou Saha

Angela, sorry to hear that! What browser are you using? I can't really see what you mean on any if my devices but I'm going to have that code checked out. I appreciate your letting me know about this.

Teresa Godines #6857

I have gotten back into the crafting game... Yay. Thanks for the inspiration.

Here is my project

Irit Shalom

I love those challenges and my Gelatos. So together I made a Spring tag with fabric handmade colored with Gelatos flowers and I also made hand made mist with greens and colored smaller paper hand made flowers. The stamped panel is all covered with Gelatos mix. Hope you like it


I had a lot of fun making a flower:
Thanks for the challenge and great tutorial!

Mou Saha

Loving all the creations so far! Keep them coming :)

Janis in ID

Not sure if my project will qualify for the challenge or not, but I was inspired by the post a few days ago by Laura Bray about stamping with vegetables and went a little wild making a floral background with some lettuce!! :) I understand if this doesn't work for your challenge. Here's my link:
Thank you for your wonderful challenges. They are so much fun!!
<3 J

jwoolbright at gmail dot com


her is my entry

Tamiko McCurry

I love my DMC products and all of their effects in mixed medi type projects :)

Super Stick Chick

I've been wanting to join your challenge for a while. Your layout really inspired me, thanks! Here is my take:

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