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Art Journalling challenge blog offering one monthly challenge, fantastic Design Team inspiration, and our monthly magazine, Artful Pages.

Join us, enjoy the journey and have some creative fun! We have an amazing new sponsor for our challenge!


01 June, 2024

June 2024 Challenge Announcement - Opposites Attract: Use Complementary Colours

     


 Happy new month!  We hope you enjoyed our May challenge - we certainly enjoyed seeing all your entries!  

This month is all about opposites attract and what we mean by that is to use Complementary Colours!   Complementary colours are those colours that are opposite each other on the colour wheel.  Here's a great free tool from Canva that helps you to pick your own two complementary colours for your project.   Canva Colour Wheel  Just select "complementary" from the colour combination box and click inside the colour wheel till you find your perfect colour pairing to use on your page. 



It is our hope that we can continue to use our word of the year in all of our pages this year just to keep that fresh in our minds, together with the monthly prompts or instead of them. The choice is yours!  

We can't wait to see what you create this month and what you choose to focus on!  Due to changes on Instagram it is harder to see the recent entries on a hashtag, so please also remember to tag us @mtw_challenge so we don't miss your projects.  

#MTWartjournalchallenge


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.



ELLE - EOTC


I used the Canva colour wheel tool to select magenta and lime green for my complementary colours.  I used acrylic paint on the background and some
co-ordinating gel prints from my stash. The green and pink made me think of spring in the garden so I added flowers and quotes about nature. 


Taking a Break...
This month I have made another page in my junk journal, this time inspired by the image of the combi van.  I wish I was on holiday right now and so all of these travel-inspired words from this Carabelle Studio stamp really spoke to me.  More photos and details on my blog.

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HEATHER MCMAHON



 
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HEIDI MATTESSICH



Purple/yellow combo. This was a fun challenge 



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KOUNELI





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LENA BLANKENSTEIN HOLMSTROM






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MATILDE FAB


My opposite colours are green and red. I used sprays, acrylic paint and a few stamps to make my background. It always makes me happy to create something new on a blank page.



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SUNILA MAHAJAN




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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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Engage with us!

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?


Challenge closes on the last day of the month at 11:59 pm EST.  


Enter in our Facebook Group, using this month's Challenge Album!  

Enter on Instagram by tagging us (so we can see your entry!) @MTW_challenge and using the hashtag: #MTWartjournalchallenge


25 May, 2024

Announcing our April 2024 Winner

 Hello everyone!


We are excited to announce our talented April winner!  We really loved looking at all of your pages this month and how you interpreted our challenge.  
 

Don't forget to enter our May challenge!  

 

ART JOURNAL CHALLENGE WINNER

We're a little late this month in announcing our April winner but we're thrilled to say that the winner is Ania Smialek!

Her gorgeous interpretation of the challenge really caught our attention. Ania has won a digital pack from ArtStacks!  Ania, please contact @artstacksdesigns on social media to claim your prize.

artstacks logo

To claim your prize please contact Heather: artstacksdesigns(at)gmail(dot)com or on social media @artstacksdesigns.

Grab your badge from this post and proudly display it on your blog and/or social media!

April Special Mention goes to:


Iris Perez
Manu Cure

And a March Special Mention goes to:

Eszter Szántó

Unfortunately, we did not receive enough entries in March to choose a winner.

Thank you for entering your wonderful journal pages!



01 May, 2024

May 2024 Challenge Announcement - Embrace The Journey

    



 Happy new month!  We hope you enjoyed our April challenge - we certainly enjoyed seeing all your entries!  

This month is all about embracing the journey!  Take a trip with us or go on your own personal journey - destination anywhere!





It is our hope that we can continue to use our word of the year in all of our pages this year just to keep that fresh in our minds, together with the monthly prompts or instead of them. The choice is yours!  

We can't wait to see what you create this month and what you choose to focus on!  Due to changes on Instagram it is harder to see the recent entries on a hashtag, so please also remember to tag us @mtw_challenge so we don't miss your projects.  

#MTWartjournalchallenge


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.



ELLE - EOTC



Taking a Break...
This month I have made another page in my junk journal, this time inspired by the image of the combi van.  I wish I was on holiday right now and so all of these travel-inspired words from this Carabelle Studio stamp really spoke to me.  More photos and details on my blog.

Visit Elle:  BLOG - FACEBOOK -  INSTAGRAM



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HEATHER MCMAHON



 
Visit Heather:  BLOG - FACEBOOK - PINTEREST - INSTAGRAM



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HEIDI MATTESSICH



Let's get lost!
All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveler is unaware.
Some beautiful paths cannot be discovered without getting lost.



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KOUNELI




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LENA BLANKENSTEIN HOLMSTROM





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MATILDE FAB


Hello! My page refers to the journey by the sentiment "go + see + explore". I put names of some cities as well. And the man with a bulb is a sign of somebody who is looking for some new places to visit them.

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SUNILA MAHAJAN




Visit Sunila:  FACEBOOK - INSTAGRAM


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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.


Feedburner Subscribe by Email

Google has made the decision to retire this feature, and so the Feedburner subscribe by email option is going away.  If you are already subscribing to our blog updates by email, don't worry as we have moved everything to a new service, so you won't miss any updates!  If you are not currently receiving our blog updates by email and you would like to, please click on the link below, to make that happen.     



To follow us on other social media, please visit the links at the top right of the page.


Engage with us!

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?


Challenge closes on the last day of the month at 11:59 pm EST.  


Enter in our Facebook Group, using this month's Challenge Album!  

Enter on Instagram by tagging us (so we can see your entry!) @MTW_challenge and using the hashtag: #MTWartjournalchallenge


01 April, 2024

April 2024 Challenge Announcement - Coffee or Tea?

   



 Happy new month!  We hope you enjoyed our March challenge - we certainly enjoyed seeing all your entries!  

This month is all about coffee and tea!  Did you know that tea is the most popular beverage in the world after water?  Or that coffee is actually a fruit?  Whatever your preference, we want to see coffee or tea make an appearance on your pages this month.  This could be in the form of tea bags or coffee stains, packaging for either or even paper made from coffee husks! 



It is our hope that we can continue to use our word of the year in all of our pages this year just to keep that fresh in our minds, together with the monthly prompts or instead of them. The choice is yours!  

We can't wait to see what you create this month and what you choose to focus on!  Due to changes on Instagram it is harder to see the recent entries on a hashtag, so please also remember to tag us @mtw_challenge so we don't miss your projects.  

#MTWartjournalchallenge


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.



ELLE - EOTC


Tea Party...
I am still working in my junk journal but for this page I used a piece of paper made from coffee bean husks.  Then on top of that I sprayed some homemade coffee spray on top.  There are some collage pieces made from some recent gel prints on top, including the tea party print on the left, and topped with some Alice in Wonderland stamps from Carabelle Studios.  More photos and details on my blog.



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HEATHER MCMAHON



I don't drink tea or coffee so I decided to use a coffee wash on my background. I added a few layers of coffee wash, drying it between each layer, for a more varied background.
I was on a mission to use up scraps that were on my desk and I found this text on a scrap piece of book paper. I was reminded of the cute little ArtStacks accordion player and ran with that. 
I hope you can join us this month!



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HEIDI MATTESSICH





Visit Heidi:  BLOG - INSTAGRAM -  YOUTUBE 



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KOUNELI




Visit Kouneli:   FACEBOOK - INSTAGRAM



⬷⤐



LENA BLANKENSTEIN HOLMSTROM





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




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MATILDE FAB



My page is about tea - strawberry sensation!  I used a tea bag as a embellishment. All my mixed media supplies are in brown according to the tea colour. I used sprays, inks and a crayon as well.

Visit Matilde:  BLOG - FACEBOOK - INSTAGRAM - YOUTUBE



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SUNILA MAHAJAN




Visit Sunila:  FACEBOOK - INSTAGRAM


⬷⤐


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.


Feedburner Subscribe by Email

Google has made the decision to retire this feature, and so the Feedburner subscribe by email option is going away.  If you are already subscribing to our blog updates by email, don't worry as we have moved everything to a new service, so you won't miss any updates!  If you are not currently receiving our blog updates by email and you would like to, please click on the link below, to make that happen.     



To follow us on other social media, please visit the links at the top right of the page.


Engage with us!

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?


Challenge closes on the last day of the month at 11:59 pm EST.  


Enter in our Facebook Group, using this month's Challenge Album!  

Enter on Instagram by tagging us (so we can see your entry!) @MTW_challenge and using the hashtag: #MTWartjournalchallenge