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26 June, 2024

Announcing our May 2024 Winner


 Hello everyone!

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

Don't forget to enter our June challenge and a gentle reminder that we need at least 5 entries in total before we can give a prize!  



And now without further ado, we are thrilled to say that the winner is
Eszter Szántó!

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

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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!

Thank you for entering your wonderful journal pages!  Please note that we need to receive a minimum of five entries before we can issue a prize!

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.  


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.


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.







Purple/yellow combo. This was a fun challenge 











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.






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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