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12 February, 2021

FEBRUARY 2021 Main Challenge 2nd Reveal - ROMANCE AND ROSE

Welcome to the 2nd reveal of our February Main Challenge! Since this month is usually associated with love and romance and St Valentine's Day, we have a beautifully romantic challenge board to inspire you. We also have a special offer from one of this month's sponsors, so keep reading to find out what that is!

This month, we ask that you think about ROMANCE and add ROSE to your project.

As always, our Main Challenge is based on a word inspiration and a creative challenge. The word inspiration can appear on your project or not but you must show that you have been inspired by it. The creative challenge must be used on your project!

Word Inspiration - ROMANCE
Creative Challenge - ROSE

Helpful Tips For The Challenge

February is the month for ROMANCE! How will you share your feelings about that special person? Maybe you'll choose to create about a famous romantic relationship, a photo of a couple dancing. or the long marriage of your grandparents. Artists of the Romantic Period could be a great inspiration.
Whatever you decide, we need to see a ROSE on your project. Or maybe you'll add the color ROSE instead? It's up to you!

And now let's look at our second DT Inspiration for this month:

AgaWhen I was a girl I used to dream about a ROMANCE with a prince. Unfortunately, not every dream comes true, but making this layout allowed me to express that feeling and I can present you this "romantic story." I used AB Studio papers with beautiful, pink ROSES. I also added sparkling lace, molds painted with mists and waxes, fabric flowers with gold splashes, and gold elements from the AB Studio Glam Paper set. It’s really nice to feel like a little girl sometimes.

AnnaWhen it comes to ROMANCE my favorite one is the one with my partner. I decided to make a layout with photo from one of our travels. Dark but at the same time delicate background, light soft papers with ROSES and some delicate embellishments - that's all I needed.

AsiaWe experience more that one ROMANCE in our lives but only at the end we find out which one of them was a real thing. Lucky are those who managed to discover it and spend as much time as possible with the one. ROSES and rose color are universally identified as a symbol of love. I used AB Studio products.

AudeHere is my contribution to the February challenge. The word ROMANCE inspired me to transform the caterpillar into a butterfly. I loved using the color ROSE which symbolizes delicacy and purity.

Dana: I'm thankful everyday for the ROMANCE I share with my husband. We recently celebrated our 17th wedding anniversary. I was 17 when I asked him to attend our high school homecoming dance! I knew that night he was "the one" for me. I used a non-traditional color palette for a love-themed layout and fulfilled the creative challenge by adding blue ROSES.

Emma: There is nothing better than the ROMANCE of an old love, growing together and enjoying life together, that’s real romance to me. For the creative challenge I chose to use the color ROSE and roses embellishments.

Heikes: Scrapbooking in a mixed media style is my passion, my joy and the secret of my energy. Creating to me is like finding my inner self, my soul. It gives me a great joy to see my creative corner in our living room. When I create, I can feel the ROMANCE between me, my mediums, my papers, and everything around me. I added the word ROMANCE in big black letters to my background. For the creative challenge ROSE, I have chosen the color ROSE.


Priya: I'm a hard-core romantic and love everything related to romance, be it a romantic story or candles or roses. I love this month's challenge. For the Word Inspiration ROMANCE I used a romantic photograph of a couple and some romantic quotes in the background. For the Creative Inspiration I used a lot of fussy cut ROSES and two paper roses.

SharonI used to spend hours looking through my mom's scrapbooks and photo albums. To me, my mom and dad's love story was the epitome of ROMANCE. I loved to hear how my dad came home from Germany (he served in the army) to see my older sister's birth. This photo of my mom holding my sister, with my dad's arm around her, is one of my favorites! In addition, my mom loved roses, so using ROSES on my page just felt natural to me. I fussy cut roses, used "Winter Rose" patterned paper, a prima metal rose, and paper roses throughout my layout. I hope you get some inspiration to make a romantic page with roses, too!

And now for some of those changes I mentioned above. There will no longer be Runner Up, Random, or Mystery Winners for our Main Challenge. This year we have changed to a Regional Prize structure, whereby there will be multiple Main Challenge Winners, one or more for each Region. The number of Winners/Prizes for each Region is dependent on the number of Sponsors for that Region. Some of our Sponsors remain International Sponsors, but many are now Region specific. It is now more important than ever that you add your NAME and COUNTRY to your Inlinkz entries!   

For this February Main Challenge, here are the prizes that you can win. 

Regional Challenge Winner - Australia/NZ

(as voted by our DT) 

$25 USD value prize from 2CRAFTY CHIPBOARD

Regional Challenge Winner - Europe 1

(as voted by our DT) 

$25 USD value prize from FABRIKA DECORU

Regional Challenge Winner - Europe 2

(as voted by our DT) 

USD value prize from MAJA DESIGN

Regional Challenge Winner - Europe 3

(as voted by our DT) 

USD value prize from STAMPERIA

Regional Challenge Winner - USA

(as voted by our DT) 

$25 USD value prize from MINTAY PAPERS

Regional Challenge Winner - International/Rest of the World 1

(as voted by our DT) 

$25 USD value *DIGITAL* prize from GECKO GALZ


Gecko Galz have also generously offered a 50% discount to our followers during this month for all orders of $10 or more!  This offer is valid until the end of February by using the coupon code: MTW50FEB during checkout at Gecko Galz shop

Regional Challenge Winner - International/Rest of the World 2

(as voted by our DT) 

$25 USD value prize from DECOUPAGE QUEEN

Regional Challenge Winner - International/Rest of the World 3

(as voted by our DT) 

$25 USD value prize from AB STUDIO

We are very grateful to all our generous sponsors for these fabulous prizes.
To learn more about any of them, click on the SPONSORS tab.

Special Guest Designer

One participant, handpicked by our Admin team, may be invited to be our Special Guest Designer.

Challenge closes on the last day of the month at 11:59 pm EST.

*** Remember February is a short month, so you have only 28 days to enter!  ***

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

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