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12 August, 2022

Special Guest Spotlight on Evgenija Medvedera

 Hello everyone!  Today, we are very pleased to feature Evgenia as our Guest Designer for August.  Evgenia was one of our May 2022 winners.

We invite you to get to know Evgenia
 a little better through her interview below.  Please also visit her social links which are listed in her Artist Bio.


Artist Bio 

Hello, my name is Evgenia.  I have been actively scraping for 7 years. I do everything - junk, art journals, notebooks, ATC, postcards.  Now my life has changed dramatically because of the war in my beloved Ukraine, and creativity has become my salvation and medicine.also.   

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Q & A with Evgenia

What inspires you?

Inspiration comes from the most unexpected places. Cracks in the ground, the texture of the wall, a bizarre edge of paper that begs to be worked on.

What's your style?  

Most often I create works in an aged style.  I like to create blots, smudges with a solution of coffee. I
use vintage paper and pastes with an aging effect.

And finally, why do you enter art challenges?

Art challenges make the brain work, not stand still. This is a challenge to myself - can I? Especially now, when I am far from my workshop.

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Evgenia's Interpretation of our August Main Challenge


All the works in my art journal are like a reflection of different emotional states inside me. So it is this time with this page.


My window paintings are like big adventure plans. Just managed to find myself TODAY. Exactly how to build my want / can / must.



Now is not TOMORROW, There are no adventures, but I so want to open my heart again to the ocean of possibilities.



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Thank you Evgenia for sharing this wonderfully textured art journal page with us!  We hope that Evgenia's take on the Main Challenge inspires you to enter this month.


Here's a reminder of our current Main Challenge which you can enter here on the blog, in our Facebook group or on Instagram:



Don't forget that you can find all of our challenge details and extra information, as well as Evgenia's published interview in our new magazine Artful Pages.



08 August, 2022

Announcing Our July 2022 Winners

Hello everyone, today is the day when we announce our July winners!  There were so many wonderful entries and we really enjoyed looking at them all!  We also enjoyed creating for this challenge - who doesn't love some wonderful watercolour!  Thank you to the Design Team for all of your amazing inspiration - you knocked it out of the park again this month.  And now let's take a look at our winners for July...  

 

>>MAIN CHALLENGE WINNERS<<

We have THREE winners for the Main Challenge.  We would like to invite our Main challenge winners to be Guest Designers in a future challenge. Your Guest Designer feature would appear on our blog, social media and in our Artful Pages magazine. Please see the end of the post for more details.

Thank you all for entering your wonderful projects!


Regional Challenge Winner 



Regional Challenge Winner

Regional Challenge Winner



>>MINI CHALLENGE WINNERS<<

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.  We would like to invite our Mini challenge winner to be Guest Designers in a future challenge.  Your Guest Designer feature would appear on our blog, social media and in our Artful Pages magazine. Please see the end of the post for more details.

Thank you for entering your wonderful mini projects this month!


Mini Challenge Winner





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. 




*** Be Our Special Guest Designer ***


We would like to invite all of this month's winners 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 after we have read it).  Alternately, send us a message us via More Than Words Facebook Page

05 August, 2022

August 2022 Mini Challenge - JOURNEY

 Hi Mini Challenge lovers! Welcome to this month's Mini Challenge in its new earlier spot! We want to give more love to the Mini Challenge as it was feeling a little sidelined by the Main Challenge. So from now on the Mini will run from the 5th till the end of the month which will give you even more time to enter!

Here are the challenge details!

Word inspiration: Add the word JOURNEY on your mini projects. We need to see the actual word JOURNEY on your postcards, cards, tags and ATCs.

 HOW TO ENTER:  You can enter our Mini Challenge in our private  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!  

Or, you can enter on Instagram by tagging us and using the hashtags: #mtwminijourney and #mtwminichallenge.  

Also please remember to add your country to your entry!  




As mentioned last month, we are excited to announce our new magazine - Artful Pages - which is a new way of looking at our challenges and inspiration, as well as being able to add more value for our readers which we are not able to do in our current formats.  Our second issue is now available to flick through online just like a real magazine.  The magazine contains more about our challenges this month, plus DT inspiration, Guest Designer interviews, studio spaces and more!  Check it out and see for yourself - we would love your feedback!








Let's see what our lovely Design Team have created this month for our Journey prompt...

ANN CHUANG



Ann says:  I made a card using the suitcase stamp set. Let's start the journey.

Visit Ann:  BLOG - FACEBOOK - PINTEREST - INSTAGRAM



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ELLE - EOTC



Elle says:  For this month's challenge I made a tag using lyrics from one of my favourite songs/albums ALONG THE JOURNEY I'LL NEED HANDS TO HOLD ON and imagery to echo the album cover.  Everything was hand drawn and coloured with various mediums.  More photos and info on my blog.

Visit Elle:  BLOG - FACEBOOK -  INSTAGRAM



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HEATHER MCMAHON


Heather says:  I made a really simple tag for this based around one image from ArtStacks' Doors & Windows pack. I felt the colours were perfect for the JOURNEY challenge.

Visit Heather:  BLOG - FACEBOOK - PINTEREST - INSTAGRAM



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HELEN HOLLINGER



Helen says:
My little 4" x 6" postcard to give to my son who is moving out!

Visit Helen:  BLOG - FACEBOOK -  INSTAGRAM 



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MATILDE FAB




Matilde says:  My tag for the Mini Challenge. It's important to remember that every day is a journey. Don't waste your time

Visit Matilde:  BLOG - FACEBOOK - INSTAGRAM - YOUTUBE



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RACHEL MARTIN



Rachel says:  Every little moment in life is important. The destination does not count: the important thing is to enjoy the JOURNEY.

Visit Rachel:  INSTAGRAM - YOUTUBE



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ROX BOYCE



Rox says:  The journey is the destination.

Visit Rox: INSTAGRAM



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SHARON FRITCHMAN



Sharon says:  I just got home from a wonderful family trip to Disney World! We all enjoyed the journey!!!

Visit Sharon:  BLOG - FACEBOOK - PINTEREST - INSTAGRAM



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SUNILA MAHAJAN



Sunila says:  My Tag for the mini Challenge, is all about the travel Stories and Journeys we take as a couple.

Visit Sunila:  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.

Or you can now enter on Instagram by tagging us and using the hashtags: #mtwminijourney and #mtwminichallenge.  

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 until the last day of the month - to enter, so be quick!

Please read the rules before entering.



As previously mentioned in the Art Café Facebook Group, we have suspended all prizes until further notice due to the current world situation.


Special Guest Designer

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



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01 August, 2022

August 2022 Main Challenge - Adventure and Map

 Hello everyone and welcome to another month of lovely challenges from More Than Words.

This month we are inviting you to go on an ADVENTURE with us and one thing that would come in handy on an adventure, is of course, A MAP!

We also are excited to share the second issue of our new digital magazine - Artful Pages - more details below!

But first, let's look at this month's art journal challenge!

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

Word Inspiration:  ADVENTURE
Creative Challenge:  ADD A MAP

As previously mentioned in the Art Café Facebook Group, we have suspended all sponsored prizes until further notice due to the current world situation.

Helpful Tips For The Challenge


We would like you to be inspired by both parts of our challenge
- our word inspiration ADVENTURE and our creative challenge - ADD A MAP.
We can't wait to see what you do and if you need more inspiration, you might find our new magazine useful!

As mentioned at the top of the post, we are excited to share the second issue of our new digital magazine - Artful Pages - which is a new way of looking at our challenges and inspiration, as well as being able to add more value for our readers which we are not able to do in our current formats.  So here's a look at our second issue which is available to flick through online just like a real magazine.  The magazine contains more about our challenges this month, our Design Team inspiration,Guest Designer interviews, studio spaces, arting in the wild and more!  Check it out and see for yourself - we would love your feedback!






Let's see what our lovely new Design Team have created this month...

ANN CHUANG




Ann says:  I envy the backpacker life. I hope one day I can travel the world and experience a life of adventure. For the background, I used tissue paper which has a map on it. Apply Distress inks to the surfaces of tissue paper using a blending tool. The focal points are the earth die-cut, airplane, and some ephemera connected with trips.


Visit Ann:  
BLOG - FACEBOOK - PINTEREST - INSTAGRAM



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ELLE - EOTC


Elle says:  Adventure usually means having to travel somewhere so you need a map to make sure you're on the right track, and a travel yoga mat just in case! I found this postcard of South America so that was my destination, but I needed a more detailed map, so hidden under the postcard is a much bigger map.  You can see all the details on my blog and socials.

Visit Elle:  BLOG - FACEBOOK -  INSTAGRAM



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HEATHER MCMAHON


Heather says:  What a great challenge MTW has for you this month!  I layered a torn MAP onto kraft cardstock then used one of the awesome sketchbook images by Deb Weiers at ArtStacks to make the point that we all need to choose our own ADVENTURE. We're all unique and we shouldn't think that we have to tread the same path as others.  I hope you'll join us.

Visit Heather:  BLOG - FACEBOOK - PINTEREST - INSTAGRAM



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HELEN HOLLINGER



Helen says:  I love adventures!! It keeps one's perspective in check, and allows us to be more tolerant of others. To this day, when I say to my 32 and 28 year old sons, "Let's go on an adventure"... they both laugh at me ... and still moan!  The background map is of some of our actual adventures when we lived in Cairo, Egypt when the boys were young.

Visit Helen:  BLOG - FACEBOOK -  INSTAGRAM 



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KAT PALECZNY


Kat says: Everyone's greatest journey is their life. In my art work, I pay attention to following my own path, even if it has a lot of twists and turns. I have added binoculars to recognise good roads.

Visit Kat:  BLOG - FACEBOOK - INSTAGRAM - YOUTUBE



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LISA OXLEY

 
"Destination Adventure."
Lisa says: As my workdays get longer, my mind wonders to past travel destinations. Pure joyous Adventures, spent embracing different cultures, connecting with new friends and wandering back streets of towns in far off places.

Visit Lisa:  BLOG - FACEBOOK - INSTAGRAM - YOUTUBE



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MATILDE FAB


Matilde says:  An adventure is for me an exciting experience. It's connected with exploring some new places, having fun and collecting beautiful memories. I used a piece of scrapbooking paper with an old vintage map and some embellishments connected with trips.

Visit Matilde:  BLOG - FACEBOOK - INSTAGRAM - YOUTUBE



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RACHEL MARTIN


Rachel says:  For me, ADVENTURE rhymes with travel, whether outside... or inside oneself. I used MAPS in the background and added these cute little paper planes. Life is an adventure!

Visit Rachel:  INSTAGRAM - YOUTUBE



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ROX BOYCE


Rox says:  I like to remember places on the world map that I have travelled to and had adventures in. CoVid has stopped me in my tracks recently…

Visit Rox: INSTAGRAM



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SARAH DORGERE


Sarah says: Going on an ADVENTURE means hitting the road and letting yourself be carried away by your desires. Our family dreams are to be able to travel around the world but in the meantime we love taking our car and visiting our beautiful country of France. I worked the background of my art journal with a world MAP stamp

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



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SHARON FRITCHMAN

Sharon says:  My family has always enjoyed traveling! What it has taught me over the years is that the best ADVENTURE brings you home. Because after-all, there's really no place like home! When making this art journal spread, I used a subtle vintage MAP of my home town as part of the background.

Visit Sharon:  BLOG - FACEBOOK - PINTEREST - INSTAGRAM



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SUNILA MAHAJAN


Sunila says:  Adventure makes me think of Travel and how long it has been since I've travelled due to COVID. It reminds me of all the fun trips I've taken with my family and those were dream places. This page is about that. I've used a pattern paper with maps for my background, and incorporated the word Adventure in the quote.

Visit Sunila:  FACEBOOK - INSTAGRAM


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As previously mentioned in the Art Café Facebook Group, we have suspended all prizes until further notice due to the current world situation.


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?  
Do you feel inspired by our fabulous DT this month?
Did you enjoy our new magazine?


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Or in our Facebook Group, using the August Main Challenge Album!  

Or you can enter on Instagram by tagging us and using the hashtags: #mtwmainadventure and #mtwmainchallenge. 

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