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12 April, 2021

April 2021 Main Challenge 2nd Reveal - PERFECT and SKETCH

Welcome to the 2nd reveal of our April Main Challenge! This month we ask you to share what PERFECT means to you and to use our SKETCH for 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 - PERFECT
Creative Challenge - SKETCH

Helpful Tips For The Challenge

Who or what is PERFECT to you? Is it a person or a pet? Maybe you have experienced a perfect day. Have you had an amazing vacation or have you found the house of your dreams? Maybe you've found that special dress or want to create about your best friend. Share your idea of perfect with us! The creative challenge this month is a SKETCH by our very own Heike Bruhn. You don't need to add a photo if you don't want to and you can flip and interpret the sketch any way you like. We just need to see that you've based your project on this design.

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

AsiaI used the SKETCH to create my layout. I used paper with gray tones as the base. I used stamps from AB Studio to make this project more interesting. I like to use mediums in my projects. I used embossing powder and paints. The word PERFECT reminded me of a black and white photo I had printed for a long time. Isn't that smile perfect?

AudeFor this April challenge, I chose Mintay papers for this SKETCH, and
I used the word PERFECT to illustrate this beautiful picture of my daughters at sea. It was a wonderful moment.

DanaI'm always on the quest for the PERFECT beer to enjoy responsibly. My local offerings are good, but I often have a soft spot for a taste of home. I picked up a great brew from Bell's which is located in my home state of Michigan. The packaging definitely stood out on the shelf, featuring bright colors and fun speech bubbles with common Michigan sayings. I used a lot of pieces cut from the box as embellishments on this page. I followed the SKETCH closely and took inspiration for the theme and color palette of this page from the beer. Cheers!

Emma: It's been a long time since I played with a SKETCH but I loved the playfulness of this creative challenge. As for the word inspiration I chose to use PERFECT in my title because when you have that first sip of coffee (or tea) that's when you are in PERFECT oblivion to what the world around you is doing. It's just you and that hot cuppa.

Heikes: I had a PERFECT day when I created this art journal page. The birds were singing so beautifully and the air outside felt as if it was spring, so I decided to create a pastel color art journal page in honor of the upcoming season. The word PERFECT is glued as a little piece from my dictionary and for the creative challenge I followed the sketch vertically.

SharonIt doesn't happen very often, but my husband, daughters, and I had a PERFECT morning when we took this photo! I enjoyed working with the creative SKETCH to make my layout using papers and embellishments from my stash.

AgaI used the SKETCH and I prepared a layout using 13Arts products (papers, stencil, mediums, transparent foil, chipboard, glitter, ephemera) as inspiration for the April challenge. Sometimes, we wake up in the morning thinking: 'It's gonna be a PERFECT day' or 'It's gonna be a PERFECT project' and then something unplanned comes out. We are surprised, even angry with that, but this is how our world works and we have to chill out sometimes and have fun.

Anna: My take on our April challenge is an art journal entry. PERFECT - for perfect memories. I used the photo from a short weekend trip to Italy two years ago and one day spent driving through the Alps...beautiful views, great day, incredible space, freedom. It was a great trip. And I think that using a SKETCH is also a great idea for art journal pages!

And now for some of those changes 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 from 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 as 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 our April 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 ARTSTACKS

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) 


Regional Challenge Winner - USA

(as voted by our DT) 

$25 USD value prize from MINTAY PAPERS 

Regional Challenge Winner - International 1

(as voted by our DT) 

$25 USD value prize from ITD COLLECTION

Regional Challenge Winner - International 2

(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 April by using the coupon code: MTW50APRIL during checkout at Gecko Galz shop

Regional Challenge Winner - International 3

(as voted by our DT) 

$25 USD value prize from SCRAPMATTS

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.

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