Monday, March 07, 2016

Take the Challenge with Mou, March 2016 Edition on the Design Memory Craft Blog

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®. 

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!


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