Monday, December 03, 2012

December 'Take the Challenge' with Mou

I have started a challenge series over at the Faber Castell Design Memory Craft blog. I think you might enjoy participating in this challenge. I'll be posting the challenges here on my blog, but to win prizes you'll need to link you creations in your comments on the Design Memory Crafts blog to my challenge post.
Today, I have a challenge for you. 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®.
Today's challenge is themed: Christmas Greetings!
Hard to believe that 2012 is already coming to an end and it's time for the Holidays! And Holidays means gifts, greetings, and more... So, here's my Christmas greeting for you all!

For this card, I used:
Faber Castell Design Memory Craft Paper Crafter Crayons:
RED/YELLOW (#770520)
BLUE/GREEN (#770521)
NEUTRAL (#770522)
and kraft and white cardstock, embossing folder, sewing machine, sand paper, needle, thread, and red beads.
Let me show you the steps.
1. Color white cardstock with Red/Yellow Paper Crafter Crayons
2. Emboss the piece and sand it.
3. Color another piece of white cardstock with Blue/Green Paper Crafter Crayons.
4. Draw and cut out holly leaves from it.
5. Attach the pieces to card and stitch. Add beads.
6. Write sentiment 'Merry' with Stamper's Big White Pen.
7. Add highlights with Neutral Paper Crafter Crayons to finish card.

 And here's a close up:

Don't forget to share your clallenge creations with us...just leave a comment with link to your project image(s) by Friday, 12/14 and we will pick TWO winners randomly to win these

The prizes for this challenge are:

THREE packs of Mixed Media Samplers in your choices of colors!!!

Don't forget to check back on Monday, 12/17 to see if YOU won!
Hope you play along!

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