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12 March, 2023

Special Guest Spotlight on GUYLAINE SEYER March 2023

 Hello everyone!

This month, we are very pleased to welcome Guylaine Seyer, who was one of our fabulous October
 2022 winners

We hope you enjoy her take on our March Challenge and do please visit her Instagram which is linked below, and also our social media channels to watch the Guest Designer video! 

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Q & A with Guylaine

How long have you been art journalling?

I started art journalling in late 2021.

What is your favourite colour palette to use?

I like to use black, blue and pink on my projects. 

Are you inspired by a particular artist or artists, if so who?

I love to see what other artists are doing, I'm a big fan of Claire @artjournallove, Nuneka and Annie Samson

What is your favourite supply or product?

I am a versatile creator who touches many mediums on art journals, but my favorites products are paint and stencils.  

Why do you enter art challenges?

I often look at challenges to be inspired and of course More Than Words is my fav!!

And finally, In my art journal, I have always wanted to try...?

Recently I bought soft pastels and I haven't yet tried them but it is on my to do list!!!

Guylaine's Interpretation of our March Challenge

Guylaine says:  As soon as I read the theme was Home it reminded me about those colored houses from Dylusions. Home reminds me of town too, which is why I pasted bits of road maps. I like to add texture with tulle and yarn. Home is where you should always feel good. Hearts were so appropriate

Thank you Guylaine for sharing your colourful journal page with us. We really loved seeing your fabulous page this month.  
MTW guylaine GD march 2023 

 We hope Guylaine's fantastic take on our challenge theme inspires you to enter the March challenge!

Here's a reminder of our current Challenge:

Don't forget that you can find all of our challenge details and extra information, as well as Guylaine's published interview in our magazine Artful Pages.  Enter the challenge on the blog, Instagram or our Facebook group.  All links are on the sidebar!

11 March, 2023

Artful Pages Magazine - March 2023 Issue

 The March issue of our magazine has been published and is now available to read online. (Apologies for the delay, we had some technical problems!)  Just click on the large cover below to reveal the navigation panel, and use it to move back and forth through the magazine.


08 March, 2023

Announcing Our February 2023 Challenge Winners

 Hello everyone,

Today we are excited to announce our talented February winners!  We really loved looking at all of your pages this month and how you interpreted our challenge.   Don't forget to enter our March challenge!  

Now let's see who our winners are...



We have three great winning pages for the February Challenge.  We would like to invite our 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 for entering your wonderful journal pages!

February Challenge Winners

(in alphabetical order by first name) 


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This month's winner of the ArtStacks Designs digital prize has been chosen randomly from our winners, using a random generator. 

And the winner is:

Rachel, to claim your digital prize from ArtStacks, please 
contact Heather: artstacksdesigns(at)gmail(dot)com 

Congratulations to our winners

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

*** Be Our Special Guest Designer ***

If you are interested in being featured as a future Guest Designer, 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

01 March, 2023

Home - March 2023 Art Journal Challenge


Hello everyone, and welcome to our March challenge!

This month our challenge is all about HOME. You can find our challenge details below as well as links to the latest issue of our digital magazine - Artful Pages - more details below.

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Let's take a look at this month's art journal challenge! We have simplified the challenges this year and the challenge no longer has two parts. Instead we have one main theme to inspire you and this month it's all about HOME.


We can't wait to see what you do with our challenge prompt this month and if you need more inspiration, you might find our new magazine useful. Inside there are weekly prompts if you need them or if you want to follow along and create multiple pages.

Artful Pages March 2023

As mentioned at the top of the post, we are excited to share the latest 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 latest issue which is available to flick through online just like a real magazine.  The magazine contains more about our challenge this month, our Design Team inspiration,Guest Designer interviews, and more!  Check it out and see for yourself - we would love your feedback! 

<< Apologies for the delay in uploading this issue, due to publishing problems >>

Design Team Inspiration

Let's see what our lovely Design Team have created this month. If you love their projects, please visit their social links and let them know, or why not follow them on your favourite social media.


I like the quote that I saw in the stamp sets. "There's no place like home, home is where the love is." and "A home is built with love and dreams." I show home love with the Handwritten Heart stamp by Dina Wakley.

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As soon as I thought about this theme, this idea popped into my head, to create a page about "home is where the cats are" and I set about planning my scene.  I used soft pastels, acrylic and gouache to create my page of perhaps my idea of the "perfect" home?  Or perhaps it needs a few more cats!







Life takes you to unexpected places
Love brings you home







For this challenge I wanted to show what I like to do at home and what my home means to me.



I love this quote. "A house is made of walls and beams, A home is made of love and dreams".Door and window from Artstacks.




"In the light of the moon, follow your heart home."
When I think of home, my heart goes directly to the Lighthouse. 140 yrs of family service to NSW Lighthouses and its people. Locally our Lighthouse illuminates the path home.




Hello! Here is my page about home. I used the most beautiful quote - "Home is where the heart is". It's so true!  I played with a lot of magical pigments and stamps to create the background. I have a short video tutorial for you as well on my social media channels.




Wherever you are, your heart is your home. Don’t forget to connect to yourself, there’s a lot in your mind.




Ever since my college days, I have loved John Denver's song about HOME. (And that was a long time ago! LOL!) I featured those lyrics on my art journal page, along with the ArtStacks' (tissue paper) image of the tree with the swing, from the "Trees and Leaves" pack. This definitely reminds me of my childhood home.




Home is not just a place, but a feeling. A feeling of belonging, warmth, love and so much more. I’ve cried to capture this feeling of warmth, coziness, friendship, love and belonging on my journal spread today.



Prizes & Special Guest Designers

This year we are very happy to welcome ArtStacks Designs as our prize sponsor. 

 ArtStacks will be donating one of their fabulous DigiStacks to the overall winner of each of our challenges this year.  This will be a digital prize of one DigiStack to be downloaded from their online shop. 
(This prize is not transferable or exchangeable for non-digital products.)  

In addition, one or more participants, handpicked by our team, may be invited to be our Special Guest Designers, to be featured on our blog and promoted in our magazine and social media.

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