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Art Journalling and Mini Art challenge blog offering two challenges each month - one for Art Journalling and one for Mini Art projects.

Join us, enjoy the journey and have some creative fun! We have amazing sponsors and there are GREAT prizes to be won.


24 February, 2022

Announcing Our January 2022 Winners

 Hello everyone and a big thank you to all who entered our January challenges!

Before we announce the winners for this month, we have a little housekeeping to take care of regarding prizes.  This post is a little later than usual because, now that our sponsors are all region-specific, we need to work out where people are located, so if you don't add your country to your entry, it takes us so much more time to do this, and that's time we don't always have available.  

ADD YOUR COUNTRY TO YOUR ENTRY - We would like to remind everyone that since all our prizes are region specific, please include your COUNTRY in all your entries, whether you enter via inLinkz or in our Facebook group.

DIGITAL PRIZES - Some of our sponsors are offering digital products as prizes.  Digital products can be downloaded to your device and then printed out either on a home printer or at a printing/copy shop. Digital products have been around for a long time now, are very easy to use, and give you great flexibility as they can be printed on any paper multiple times. 

ALL ENTRIES MUST BE NEW PROJECTS - please note that all entries MUST be new entries for our challenges and not something already seen by us.  Please read the rules if you are in any doubt.


Now that our housekeeping is done, let's get back to our challenge winners.  We enjoyed seeing all of your entries and of course we also enjoyed creating projects for our challenges! It was a fun one to kick off the new year.  Thank you also to the Design Team for all of your inspiration.  Now let's see who our January winners are...

How to claim your prize


Winners, please contact the prize sponsor within 30 days, and in your email to the sponsors, please clearly indicate:
** YOUR FULL NAME
** YOUR SHIPPING ADDRESS
** THE MONTH AND PRIZE WON

(ex: January - Australia / Europe / USA / International etc)
Prizewinners:  Please also refer to this handy guide.


 

>>MAIN CHALLENGE WINNERS<<

We now have THREE winners and THREE prizes for the Main Challenge.  In addition, we would like to invite our Main challenge winners to be Guest Designers in a future challenge.  Please see the end of the post for more details.

This month we had 18 entries to the Main Challenge via our Facebook Group and the inLinkz on our blog. Thank you all for entering your wonderful projects!

Regional Challenge Winner - USA 


Heidi Mattessich - USA



Congratulations Heidi, you have won 
$25 USD value *DIGITAL* prize from GECKO GALZ

 Please click here for details on how to claim your prize.




Regional Challenge Winner - Australia

 

Theresa Kamp - Australia



Congratulations Theresa, you have won a $25 USD value prize from SCRAPMATTS
Please click here for details on how to claim your prize.




Regional Challenge Winner - Australia



Rox Boyce - Australia


Congratulations Rox, you have won a $25 USD value from DUSTY ATTIC

Please click here for details on how to claim your prize.





>>MINI CHALLENGE WINNERS<<

We now have ONE winner and ONE prize for the Mini Challenge.  In addition, we would like to invite our winner and our runners-up to be Guest Designers in a future challenge.  Please see the end of the post for more details.

As this challenge is now held in our Facebook Group, the links below will take you to the group, if you wish to view more photos.

This month we had eight entries to the Mini Challenge this month via our Facebook group. Thank you all for entering your wonderful mini projects this month!


Mini Challenge Winner


Judith Paredes - Spain



Congratulations Judith, you have won a $25 USD value from LEMONCRAFT
Please click here for details on how to claim your prize.




Mini Challenge Runners-Up







Big thank you to our Sponsors



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.


Congratulations to all our winners

Congrats once again to all our winners and thank you to everyone who entered the challenge. We encourage all merit winners and runners-up to grab your badges from this post and proudly display it on your blog or social media. 

(for Heidi, Theresa, Rox, Judith)


(for Carole and Tone)




Share Your Winnings

SHARE YOUR UNBOXING - We would love to see your unboxing photos or videos! Share with us using the hashtags #MTWPrizeWinner and 
#MTWPrizeUnboxing on Instagram when you receive your prize or by tagging the sponsor plus More Than Words Challenges on Facebook.

SHARE WHAT YOU MAKE - We'd also love to see what you make using your prize products, so please show us by using the hashtags #MTWPrizeWinner  and #MTWPrizeWinnerMake on Instagram and Facebook.

PERMISSION TO SHARE PHOTOS - We'd love to share your good news so please also tag your photos with #MTWShare for permission to be featured on More Than Words' social media.


*** Special Guest Designer ***


We would like to invite all of this month's winners and runners-up to be Guest Designers in a future challenge.  If you are interested, please leave a comment below with your contact details and we will get in touch (your details are safe as the comment will not be published and will be deleted later).  Alternately, send us a message us via More Than Words Facebook Page

16 February, 2022

February 2022 Mini Challenge - BLOOM

 Hello everyone and welcome to our February Mini Challenge where we are asking you to use the word BLOOM on your mini projects.  

PLEASE NOTE:  We have relocated our mini challenge to our new Art Cafe Facebook Group where you can now enter your project in the relevant album.   Please make sure to add your project to the album so that we don't miss it when it comes to picking our winners!  Also please remember to add your country to your entry!






SHARON FRITCHMAN


Visit Sharon:  BLOG - FACEBOOK - PINTEREST - INSTAGRAM


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HEATHER MCMAHON

Visit Heather:  BLOG - FACEBOOK - PINTEREST - INSTAGRAM


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ELLE - EOTC


Visit Elle:  BLOG - FACEBOOK -  INSTAGRAM


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How to enter

The Mini Challenge runs in our Facebook group from today until the end of the month.

Enter your 
cards, tags, ATCs and postcards ONLY!

You MUST include the challenge word on your project! 

*ATCs. or Artist Trading Cards, are small works of art,
about 2.5 by 3.5 inches or 64 x 89 mm.

Please remember to add your country to your entry!

You have two weeks - until the last day of the month - to enter, so be quick!

Please read the rules before entering.




This year we have changed to a Regional Prize structure, whereby there will be multiple Mini 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 and also the number of entries.  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 entries!   


Our Fabulous Sponsors include:




Thanks to our Sponsors

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


Special Guest Designer

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


You have two weeks to enter below

We hope that you feel inspired by our challenge word and our DT inspiration this month and look forward to seeing your Mini Challenge projects!

Entry for the Mini Challenge is NOW held in our Facebook group!


Join our Facebook Group

Our Facebook group is now open!  Just click on the image below or visit our Facebook page to join.



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01 February, 2022

February 2022 Main Challenge - FLORALS and STENCILLING

 Hello everyone, and welcome to our February Main Challenge!   

As you have probably noticed from our recent challenges, all our Main Challenges are now ART JOURNAL Challenges!  


Our challenge has two parts, please use both prompts to inspire you:

Word Inspiration:  FLORALS
Creative Challenge:  ADD SOME STENCILLING





Helpful Tips For The Challenge


We would like you to be inspired by both parts of our challenge - our word inspiration FLORALS and our creative challenge - ADD STENCILLING. February is a month that is commonly associated with love and romance because of St Valentine's Day and what could be more romantic than florals? If you don't want to go down the Valentine's route, then think of other ways to be inspired by florals, perhaps a beautiful garden, or your own garden, quotes about florals or floral arrangements. Then add some stencilling to your page, any kind of stencil, it does not have to be a flower stencil. We can't wait to see what you do!

 

 

SHARON FRITCHMAN

Sharon says:  I truly love flowers! I love to give and receive them at any time, not just on special occasions. That's why the word FLORALS made me think of this John Lennon quote, which is one of my favorites! I used different STENCILS from my stash to help make my painted, stamped, and fussy cut flowers and my background.
Visit Sharon:  BLOG - FACEBOOK - PINTEREST - INSTAGRAM


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AGA MIRKOWSKA

Aga says:  I am calling for spring with this art journal page! I used FLORAL theme as a STENCIL with a modeling paste on the background. I put some FLORAL elements cut out from scrapbooking Paper sheet. I added some white splashes finally on the top of whole page.

This will be Aga's last month with us as she is leaving to concentrate on her family life and we wish her all the best!

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HEATHER MCMAHON

Heather says:  The word FLORALS made we want to use a quote about flowers. I had this idea about combining bright red poppies with a vivid blue background, so I created the background then added a quote and poppies from @ArtStacks. I love this colour combo!  For my stenciling, I used part of a stencil to add the leaves in black then finished with white stencilled butterflies.  I hope you'll join us this month!

Visit Heather:  BLOG - FACEBOOK - PINTEREST - INSTAGRAM


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LISA OXLEY

Lisa says:  Taking things quite literally with this challenge.  I have a bit of a floral fetish and just love creating arrangements in this colourful style. 3 stencils played a part in helping this piece come together.

Visit Lisa:  BLOG - FACEBOOK - INSTAGRAM - YOUTUBE


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YULIA POPKOVA

Yulia is having a break this month and will be back for our next challenge.
Visit Yulia:  BLOG - FACEBOOK - PINTEREST - INSTAGRAM


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ELLE - EOTC

Elle says:  It's so grey outside at the moment that I wanted to make a really vibrant floral page to remind me of summer.  I used some of my favourite fabrics on this page with some very bright pinks and turquoise, and then used some Paperartsy Grunge Paste through a stencil to make the textured dandelions on top.  The quote I used is one of my favourites from Claude Monet as I always have to have flowers too.  There's more journalling and a few more techniques in the background, please visit my blog to see more photos and details.  
Visit Elle:  BLOG - FACEBOOK -  INSTAGRAM


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KAT PALECZNY


 Kat says:  Flowers are the hero of my journal, they create its atmosphere. I placed fairy characters and an important message in their surroundings.  I used part of a template to create an interesting background.  I hope I have inspired you this month!

Visit Kat:  BLOG - FACEBOOK - INSTAGRAM - YOUTUBE


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SARAH DORGERE


 Sarah says:  I have always loved FLOWERS. For me they are a source of inspiration. by their colors, shapes, textures or smell. For this page here I was inspired with colors that assemble that of a flower. Yellow for the pistil and pink purple for the petals. I used a round STENCIL that I accentuated with Léa colors and outlined with black pencils.

Visit Sarah:  BLOG - FACEBOOK - PINTEREST - INSTAGRAM - YOUTUBE


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This year we are continuing with 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 and Art Cafe group entries!  


Our Fabulous Sponsors this year include:



Special Guest Designer

One or more participants, handpicked by our Admin team, may be invited to be our Special Guest Designers.


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Tell us what you think in the comments below!  Please leave your comments at the end of this post.  
Are you entering the challenge?  


Challenge closes on the last day of the month at 11:59 pm EST.  You can join the challenge using the inlinkz below OR in our Facebook Group, using the February Main Challenge Album!

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter