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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 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.



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!




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!




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.





Yulia is having a break this month and will be back for our next challenge.



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.  



 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!




 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.



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  1. Please disregard and/or delete #9 - I added it to the main challenge instead of the mini challenge. Doh! x

  2. Fab design team inspiration, thanks for the challenge, xoxo


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