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01 April, 2021

April 2021 Main Challenge - PERFECT and SKETCH

 Hello again and welcome to our April Main Challenge!  

This month, we are challenging you to use our Sketch and the inspiration word Perfect.  We also have a special offer from one of this month's sponsors, so keep reading to find out what that is!

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, a pet or maybe it's 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's AugenBlick. 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.

Design Team Inspiration

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

Kat:   I don't remember when I work following a sketch and was surprised when I finished. I used watercolor and stamps to add details and textures. Papers and accessories make up the composition. The word PERFECT takes on meaning together with "take flight". Each of us is closer to being perfect if we hover slightly above the ground.


Lisa:  When I think about "perfect" things, I feel there really is nothing is more "Perfect" than Mother Nature. Combing hand draw natural elements with ephemera pieces, this journal page attempts to combine elements from the sketch to fit the page.


Marie: I used to love to create following a sketch and was surprised about how much I did struggle with this. I added a scribbled square (not that square if you look at it...) and the used watercolor pencils and stamps to add details and textures. A piece of washi tape added some sparkle and what not to love about the picture, I actually picked it with the word perfect in mind. I love that the lady on the picture is perfectly imperfect. I wrote the title by hand as a last thought. I almost wrote NOT perfect since the layout is just a mismatch of things that was laying on my desk.


Olya:  I created a funny page with funny faces of myself and my husband when we first started dating more than 14 years ago.  The word PERFECT I have written by hand several times. It was the perfect time, carefree and so much fun!


Sarah:  PERFECT, in my eyes there is nothing more perfect than the beauty of a child. and that's what I wanted to represent on this page. I used AB Studio papers.


Vidhi:  I have tried to show a PERFECT " attitude " here for this MAN. Somehow I always likes old B/W pictures and the trend of fashion they had was amazing. They really don't need any 20th Century make up, photography, branded clothes or any App to filter their pictures. They have that in built fashion and attitude in them, Which I love always...

Usually I add old B/W pictures in my Layouts as they speak their own language.  Hope You like this SKETCH and Vintage style of layout.

Heather:  On a walk while on holidays we found this amazing hollow tree. On the walk we all marvelled at nature's PERFECTion.  I flipped the SKETCH so the person in my photo wasn't looking off the page but I followed it quite closely. It was a great sketch!

Elle:  You don't have to be PERFECT to be amazing is the quote handwritten at the top of my page over the perfectly imperfect background in my art journal. I rotated the SKETCH 90 degrees to the left to better fit my art journal page.


Jinal:  Hola! Here is my inspiration for the month.. I have followed the sketch...Did some Zentangle... it is something I love to do in my spare time... It helps me to gather my thoughts, reflect on positives, calms me down, introspect on my action and just let me PERFECTLY be me.. it is literally my me time hence I have depicted the same in my sketch...

"This is the very perfection of a man, to find out his own imperfection"

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 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 March 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.

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter


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