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12 May, 2021

May 2021 Main Challenge 2nd Reveal - FACES and KRAFT BACKGROUND

Welcome to the 2nd reveal of our May Main Challenge! This month we ask you to use the inspiration word FACES and add a KRAFT BACKGROUND 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 - FACES
Creative Challenge - KRAFT BACKGROUND

We have a treat for you! For the month of May, we have joined with Kraft Plus Challenges to create one joint challenge that you can enter both challenge sites with! Here's how it works: Create a project on a KRAFT BACKGROUND using FACES as your inspiration. Enter your project in either one, or both, challenges. That's it! Each challenge site will run their challenges as usual.
And now let's look at our second DT Inspiration for this month:

Aude: For the FACEs and KRAFT challenge, I decided to highlight my friend Christelle, a nice photo of her wedding. I always create in the romantic style. I used a kraft paper bag as a basic support and patterned papers from the Mintay Florabella collection.

DanaI love the reckless, loose, and joyous spirit of the band FACES. Rod Stewart's distinctive raspy singing voice is instantly recognizable and is one of my favorites to listen to. I used a Faces concert poster that featured mix-and-match face sections and had an absolute blast putting the parts together to make faces (while listening to the album!) across the center of the page. I used a black and KRAFT patterned paper for the base of this layout and painted sections of the design to add color.

Emma: What a challenge! KRAFT paper as my base sheet and as a tag behind my image. For the FACES word challenge I couldn't stop singing Bowie's 'Changes' song with the lyrics featured. So I used it as my title along with the face image that I found on Pinterest and stencil from my stash. I also used products from 2Crafty Chipboard.

Heikes: For our beautiful May challenge I decided to get out some of my FACE stamps. The collage FACE image should be my focal point. I built my layout around this boy FACE. This was so much fun, to start a layout with a collage image. I applied a white wash to my KRAFT background paper, first. The white wash should ensure that my stamped image is nice and clear. A little bit of watercolor and stickers from 13@rts here and there, and much more. I think the FACE photos from Tim Holtz complete my layout.

SharonWhen I saw this challenge was about FACES, I immediately remembered photos of my daughter that I took when she was 6 years old. She was posing for the camera and looked absolutely adorable making her silly FACES and wearing cool shades. I used KRAFT paper as my background and designed my page with patterned paper and embellishments to draw your eye to the adorable fun FACES!!

AgaMy inspiration this month is a collage made in my art journal. Sometimes people can't talk about their emotions, but we see on their FACES that something is going on. We think ‘If only FACES could talk... it’ll be so much easier.’ I used a lot of KRAFT paper elements in the background of my collage. I tore the KRAFT paper into pieces and glued it onto old book pages. I painted the background using acrylic paint, embossed stamps, and I also used modeling paste with a stencil. I used 13 Arts gesso, modeling paste, acrylic ink, stencil and stamps and AB Studio wings from transparent foil. 

AsiaI have a art journal in KRAFT papers. I love to use saturated colors so I decided to add red and turquoise. I found a few gears that I prepared for another project and an idea for a male art journal page came up. I used a transparent foil from AB studio from which I transferred the male figure to the page. The man's FACE expresses self-confidence and self-control, and I matched the inscriptions with it.


Priya: For FACES, I used some face molds and a quote "if only FACES could talk." For KRAFT, I used a corrugated cardboard sheet.

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 May 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 THE DUSTY ATTIC

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 ITD COLLECTION

Regional Challenge Winner - Europe 3

(as voted by our DT) 

USD value prize from 13@RTS

Regional Challenge Winner - USA

(as voted by our DT) 

$25 USD value prize from DECOUPAGE QUEEN

Regional Challenge Winner - International 1

(as voted by our DT) 

$25 USD value prize from LEMONCRAFT

Regional Challenge Winner - International 2

(as voted by our DT) 

$25 USD value *digital* prize from ARTSTACKS DESIGNS

Regional Challenge Winner - International 3

(as voted by our DT) 

$25 USD value prize from 3QUARTER DESIGNS

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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