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01 July, 2023

MASH-UP July 2023 Art Journal Challenge

Hello everyone, and welcome to our July challenge! This month, our challenge is a little different - It's a MASH-UP! You can find our challenge details below as well as links to the latest issue of our digital magazine - Artful Pages - more details below.


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 MASH-UP. Choose two or more themes from this year's challenges to inspire your pages. Here's a reminder of the January to June challenge themes:
January - Time
February - Love Letters
March - Home
April - Being Green
May - Celebrations
June - Art Supplies
Feel free to interpret the theme in any way that speaks to you!

Artful Pages July 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! 

>>July issue is uploading<<

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, like or follow them on your favourite social media.


For this month I create an art journal page about art supplies, time, and my sweet home. I will remember all the moments of my life with my family.

Visit Ann:  



For my mash-up page I chose to use the Time and Being Green challenge themes to make my page.  I used lots of scrap papers, teabag sachets, and a negative piece from diecutting, which would all have gone in the bin otherwise.  For the time elements I used some of the clocks from the free January printable.  I also used a photo of a much loved family pet that we had when I was younger.  I wish we could go back in time and spend more time together, she was a great cat!




I used the April and June challenges - 'Being Green' and 'Art Supplies' - for my inspiration. I adore this quote and thought it was perfect for the 'Being Green' topic. The stunning kingfisher and the quote are both from ArtStacks packs, my favourite 'Art Supplies'.  Which two challenges will you combine?




My journal page mashes up Being Green and Love Letters. The focal point is an excerpt from the book Love Letters to Mother Earth written by the late Buddhist monk, Thich Nhat Hanh. As we are in nature all the time, we too are also nature. Being truly mindful can help us realize this connection and cultivate our love for the Earth. If we can care for and protect her as fiercely as we do our loved ones, we can bring about healing for ourselves and for the Earth.






For this month I create a art journal page about Time and about my loves.... My cats




This month I celebrate motherhood. I am so grateful and happy because I am a mother of three children (triplets) and soon a grandmother of four.







For this challenge I mashed up the themes TIME and LOVE LETTERS. My page has a vintage look because for me it is associated with old letters. As a handwritten post card I used a stamp. And the old clock is a thing connected with time.




This month, I mashed up « art supplies » and « home ». I used my favorites art supplies and relate that wherever your heart is, your home is there too.




My 12 x 12 mixed media art journal page incorporates a MASH UP of four of our MTW themes as follows: the color GREEN, a CELEBRATION of owls, a quote about HOME, and my favorite ART SUPPLIES, which are ArtStacks images! (The owl, the poppies, and the quote are all from ArtStacks!)




For this month, I literally followed the theme. I have created a page inspired by the colour palette I used last month, elements from another page I created earlier. I used my past 6 moth journal pages as inspiration and brought it all together on this page.



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.   

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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1 comment:

  1. Greetings from Trinidad🇹🇹 after visiting Sharon's post, thought i'd link up to Mashup.



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