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01 June, 2022

June 2022 Main Challenge - Enchanting & Botanicals {Celebrating 150 Challenges}

Hello everyone and Happy June! This is a very special month for us here at More Than Words as we are celebrating our 150th challenge this month!  We missed celebrating our 100th challenge due to the pandemic and then we took a short break, which made this 150th challenge celebration a bit later than planned but we are finally here and we hope you enjoy celebrating with us!

We have a few surprises in store this month but firstly, here comes the challenge details!

All our Main Challenges are now ART JOURNAL Challenges!  

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

Word Inspiration:  ENCHANTING
Creative Challenge:  ADD BOTANICALS
Extra credit:  add the number "150" on your project!

As previously mentioned in the Art Café Facebook Group, we have suspended all sponsored prizes until further notice due to the current world situation, however since this is a special challenge we do have some special prizes for you!

Helpful Tips For The Challenge

We would like you to be inspired by both parts of our challenge - our word inspiration ENCHANTING and our creative challenge - ADD BOTANICALS (and to add "150" if you feel inclined). We can't wait to see what you do!

Let's see what our lovely Design Team have created this month... and see if you can spot the number 150 in the projects!


Sharon says:  When I saw this challenge, I immediately thought of my friend's cabin. My family and I have been going there for years and have always enjoyed the beautiful BOTANICALS that are sprinkled around the yard. There's also a tiny door at the base of the tree that is next to the front porch. It always made me think it was an entrance to an ENCHANTING fairy tale!




Heather says:  At first I couldn't think what to use for the BOTANICALS part of the challenge but then I remembered that ArtStacks have some stunning botanical pictures in some of "The Homemaker" stacks - on 94 year old paper! I used this stack to make this page about how ENCHANTING old books are.  I stamped the number 150 in the corner to represent More Than Words' 150th challenge!



Lisa says:  When I combined the word prompt Enchanting, with Botanicals, l am instantly immersed into Patricia Collins Wredes' "Enchanted Forest".
Unkempt tangles of flowering vines, plump juicy berries falling from drooping branches and a colourful dance of floral buds floating in the warmth breeze.




Elle says:  I love the idea of enchanting botanicals especially since I will be celebrating Fairy Day this month, so I created a page in my journal with a very enchanting forest fairy surrounded by botanicals and some forest dwelling birds, a quote from Brigitte Bardot, and some dictionary definitions of enchant/ed/ing/ment.  As this is our 150th challenge month, I added a big 150 in the corner of my page.



Kat says:  This month is all about botanical and enchanting motifs, my interpretation is to use pieces of paper with a floral motif and fern leaves reflected through the stencil as a background. This month also sees a special number in my work. This is because the June challenge is our 150th challenge!
I hope you will join in the fun!




Sarah says:  This month the challenge inspired me to create the enchanted forest with its fantastic creators like here, the fairy just born. The forest is full of secrets that are hidden here in the scenery. I tried my hand at watercolor in my art journal and drawing and really enjoyed the exercise ❤️



This year we are continuing with a Regional Prize structure, whereby there will be multiple Main Challenge Winners.  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!  

As previously mentioned in the Art Café Facebook Group, we have suspended all prizes until further notice due to the current world situation, however since this is a special challenge we do have some special prizes for you!

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1 comment:

  1. These are all awesome, I'll be trying my take today! Thank you for these opportunities to create.


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