We are a papercraft challenge blog offering a monthly Main Challenge based on a Word and a Creative Challenge,

open to layouts, canvases and art journal pages. PLUS we host a word-based Mini Challenge

on the last week of each month for cards, tags and ATCs. There is definitely something for everyone!

16 July, 2019

Special Guest Spotlight on
DOTS TO LINES


We are super excited to introduce you to our Special Guests for July!
We feel like we're getting 2 for 1 this month as this is a very up 
and coming scrapbooking mother-daughter duo who have been creating 
some gorgeous projects and who are very deserving of this spotlight!



Let's learn a little more about Dots to Lines through their own words:

We are Sunila & Aditi (mother and daugther, aka Dots to Lines),
and we live in Bangalore, India. We have been mixed media artists
and scrapbookers professionally for 5 years. We are into papercrafting,
layouts, journaling, album making, altered art and scrapbooking.
Our style of art and craft is a fusion of techniques and use of vibrant
colours. We aim to spread joy. Every creation of ours speaks a story
and we enjoy sharing this with people. We keep learning and try
to incorporate variety in our creations.

You can visit Dots to Lines at the following links:


Here is a reminder of our July Main Challenge
followed by Dots to Lines' stunning creative interpretation.





Read below as Dots to Lines describes in their own words how they were inspired
by our word and how they chose to incorporate our creative challenge:

The word inspiration DISCOVERY instantly made me, Aditi, want to scrap myself 
and create something that represents my own journey. The past one year has been 
a period of discoveries. For the background, I've used watercolour inks 
and this technique in an integral part of the creative journey I have been on. 

I've used chipboards, flowers, resin frame and doodling pens, 
all from my OLD STASH, for the creative challenge.


Let's take a look at some details:




WOW! Bright, bold and beautiful are certainly words that come to mind
when admiring this mixed media filled layout by Dots to Lines!
It was a pleasure for us to DISCOVER this side of this lovely pair
and we love how they used all the types of OLD STASH that we all love.

A big THANK YOU to Dots to Lines
for joining us as our July Special Guest!

We hope that you will take inspiration from Dots to Lines' creation
and that you will play along with our July Main Challenge.

You have until July 31 to link up!


08 July, 2019

Announcing our June WINNERS!


You know what day it is!!!


Yes, and you won't have to wonder any longer.

Thank you to all participants - each and every one of you is the best!

But winners, we must pick... and here they are...


Winners, in your email to the sponsors, please clearly indicate:
** YOUR FULL NAME
** YOUR SHIPPING ADDRESS
** THE MONTH AND PRIZE WON
(ex: March - Main / Runner Up / Mystery / Mini, etc)



MAIN CHALLENGE WINNER
(as voted by our DT)

KSENIA VESNINA (entry 18)
Congratulations Ksenia, you are the winner of our June Main Challenge!
Ksenia, please contact Tracey at tracey(at)lindysgang(dot)com
to claim your $25 USD value prize from LINDY'S.


RUNNERS UP
(as voted by our DT, in no particular order)

CHARLOTTE BOUCHET (entry 16)
Charlotte, please contact Marie at marie(at)majadesign(dot)nu
to claim your $25 USD value prize from MAJA DESIGN.


PATRICIA (entry 6)
Patricia, please contact Linda at thevintagechicksclub(at)yahoo(dot)com
to claim your $25 USD value prize from THE VINTAGE CHICKS CLUB.


KOYEL78 (entry 26)
Koyel, please contact Karola at info(at)mintaypapers(dot)com
to claim your $25 USD value prize from MINTAY PAPERS.


ANASTASIA TISEVICH (entry 27)
Anastasia, please contact Vanessa at salesat2crafty(at)optusnet(dot)com(dot)au
to claim your $25 USD value prize from 2CRAFTY.


RANDOM WINNER
(selected via Random.org)


LISA LANDRY (entry 3)
Lisa, please contact Elena at contact(at)koraprojects(dot)com
to claim your $25 USD value prize from KORA PROJECTS.


MYSTERY WINNERS
(hand picked by our Admin team)

CRYSTAL J (entry 4)
Aside from the fact that her Easter page is just simply fabulous, we loved how Crystal decided to SCRAPLIFT one of her old layouts from her early days of scrapbooking and create a 'new and improved' version using her current style. She also used one of her FAVORITE techniques on her page which is sewing.
Crystal, please contact Tanya at fabrikadecoru(at)gmail(dot)com
to claim your $25 USD value prize from FABRIKA DECORU.


JO (entry 1)
Jo was inspired by the word to use her FAVORITE paper collections and a photo of her FAVORITE gal pal to create her project. We thought it very original of her to SCRAPLIFT a traditional 12x12 layout into this unique 9 x 12 page. 
Jo, please contact Aga at shop(at)agabaraniak(dot)com
to claim your $25 USD value prize from AB STUDIO.


SPECIAL GUEST DESIGNER
(hand picked by our Admin team)

MARIE SABATIER (entry 9)
Marie, we are thrilled to have you join us
as our Special Guest Designer for the month of August.


MINI CHALLENGE WINNER
(as voted by our DT)

Jessica, please contact Jennifer at dustyattic(dot)hq(at)gmail(dot)com
to claim your $25 USD value prize from THE DUSTY ATTIC.


Lastly, here are a few HONOURABLE MENTIONS who have not made it 
into our merit winners' list, but who we feel deserve to be highlighted:

Main Challenge
MILA AYDINA (entry 2)
PAYAL BHALANI (entry 11)
MAGGIE (entry 8)
LIZZY CRUST (entry 21)
CATHY LU (entry 23)
MANASA (entry 14)
Mini Challenge


Congratulations to all our winners
and again a huge THANK YOU to all our participants!

We encourage all you merit winners, honourable mentions and participants whose project was featured on our Facebook page throughout the month to grab your badge from our left sidebar and proudly display it on your blog.

To lean more about all our wonderful and generous sponsors,
click on the SPONSORS tab above.

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Our July Main Challenge DISCOVER & OLD STASH
is currently underway and we hope that you will join in!
Link up your project by July 31 at 11:55 am EST.


01 July, 2019

July 2019 Main Challenge
DISCOVER & OLD STASH


July is here and so is a brand new main challenge,
especially designed for you, right here on the More Than Words blog!

Our Main Challenge is based on a word inspiration and a creative challenge.

Word Inspiration - DISCOVER
Creative Challenge - OLD STASH

What does the word DISCOVER inspire you to create?
You can choose to use the actual word somewhere on your project 
or simply be inspired by it. Please explain in your blog post 
how it inspired you if it isn't obvious in your work.

We bet you've got lots of treasures in your OLD STASH waiting to be discovered! Is there a favorite paper that you were saving for a special project or some old rub-ons or even an ancient pair of wavy-edge scissors that you forgot you had? It's time to drag them out and use them! Please tell us which of the old products or tools you used that have been sitting in your stash for a while.


Please check out all our challenge rules in the RULES tab above.


Now let's see what our fabulous DT has come up with, 
inspired by the DISCOVER & OLD STASH main challenge!




Alicja: This month's word made me think how important it is to DISCOVER new places and beautiful things around us, inside and out. I've created this hexagon shaped canvas using OLD STASH, among other things, some old pastes that I hadn't been using in so long. 



Priya: For the word inspiration, I think everyone should find their spark and DISCOVER the shine within themselves. I used the beautiful Fabrika Decoru papers from the Wild Flowers collection, chipboard and Magic Paints that they were kind enough to send me for my project this month. From my OLD STASH I used a lot of metal charms, flowers and some moulds that I had been holding on to for a while.



Daria: I have chosen for this project a photo that I took myself at the Red Sea. It was an amazing journey during which I DISCOVERED many new and interesting things. I also used cuttings from an old 49 and Market collection as well as dots from my OLD STASH.



Caroline: For our Summer vacation this year we will DISCOVER California! I used a picture of the Santa Monica pier because I can't wait to see a beautiful sunset over it. I picked up a clear title from My Yellow Bicycle, some dew drops and label stickers from my OLD STASH.



Heather: The DISCOVER part of this challenge was fun for me - I love to discover new places. I dived into my supplies and used up loads of OLD STASH on this page. Just about everything is old and some is positively ancient! I love to use up old bits and pieces on my work and I think they can be modernized by using cool designs, funky colour schemes or mixing old products among newer ones.



Di: This month's word DISCOVER made me think of about my past, so I decided to scrap this beautiful photo of my great Grandmother. I remember her when I was a very small child. For the creative challenge I merged old with the new. I had a gorgeous parcel from one of our sponsors, Fabrika Decoru, including beautiful vintage papers that were perfect for my layout. From my OLD STASH, I used chipboard pieces and flowers I bought years ago as well as various other embellishments I had for a while. 



Anat: DISCOVER means so many things to me... I decided to create about discovering myself. That's why I have chosen this picture of a mirror, key pastel and dark colours. As OLD STASH I have used the light bulb and old chipboard collections.



Daisy: I would like one day to travel to Japan to DISCOVER the culture, architecture, nature and food of this country that fascinates me so much. For the creative challenge I used OLD STASH out of old blue sticker buttons.



Rosalie: My concept for the word DISCOVER was a gorgeous picture of my granddaughter and her  mum exploring the Adelaide Zoo. My OLD STASH was butcher's twine. I collected up a lot a few years ago, but forgot I had it. I have used it by embossing and painting it, using it as support to my textured grungy layout.



Edith: The picture on this layout was taken at an old prison built in 1865 in my city. Today it's closed and abandoned, but I've gotten lucky and DISCOVERED it during a private tour. For an history fan as I am, it was a very good moment for me. For the OLD STASH creative challenge, I used brads and buttons.



France: Hi everyone! On my end it was easy to discover great elements from my OLD STASH as I have acquired such an amount over the years. For this layout I used some old tiny resin stars by Jenni Bowlin. I chose to interpret the word inspiration with a photo from our trip to Venice. It's an amazing place that certainly needs to be DISCOVERED.



Nicole: This month I decided to create a mixed media canvas. The word DISCOVER made me think of this quote 'By discovering nature, you discover yourself.' So I went into my stash to find some nature elements to create clusters of blooms and butterflies. For the creative challenge I picked some metal flowers from Prima as well as other metal decorations that I had in my collection of OLD STASH for years, being afraid to actually use them.



Nuneka: I was looking for some OLD STASH in a box full of little treasures, and while I grabbed the peacock feathers and swirly paper clips, some memories of my first trip to London (where I bought those things) came to me. Isn't it magical how you can DISCOVER old memories?!



Mary: "Life is a journey towards the unknown, so get out on the way with a dream. At every step, wonder, explore, DISCOVER, and amaze." I don't remember who said that, but since I've read it I've kept it in mind. My canvas is based on this quote, and for the creative challenge, I used some pearls and lace from my OLD STASH.


How amazing are these creations from our fabulous DT!?
They took something old and made us discover some brand new art
which will be sure to inspire you to play along this month.

Another incentive to play along is also
our huge list of marvelous prizes from the absolute 
best sponsors in the industry!



MAIN CHALLENGE WINNER
(as voted by our DT)

$50 USD value prize from CREATIVE EMBELLISHMENTS


4 RUNNERS UP
(as voted by our DT, in no particular order)

$25 USD value prize from 49 AND MARKET
(image below is for illustration purposes only)


$25 USD value prize from THE SCRAPBOOK DIARIES


$25 USD value prize from THE DUSTY ATTIC
(image below is for illustration purposes only)


$25 USD value prize from 7 DOTS STUDIO
(image below is for illustration purposes only)


RANDOM WINNER
(picked at random from all eligible entries)

$25 USD value prize from EXPRESSIONSCRAFT


MYSTERY WINNERS
(hand picked by our Admin team - two entries not in our Top 5,
but that have that special something that captured our attention)

$25 USD value prize from FABRIKA DECORU

$25 USD value prize from AB STUDIO
(image below is for illustration purposes only)


SPECIAL GUEST DESIGNER
One participant, with a high number of votes and handpicked by our Admin team, 
will be invited to be our September 2019 Special Guest Designer.


We are very grateful to all our generous sponsors for these fabulous prizes.
To learn more about any of them, click on the SPONSORS tab above.

We are looking forward to seeing your entries into our
July Main Challenge DISCOVER & OLD STASH.

Link up your projects using our LinkyTook in the right sidebar
by July 31 at 11:55 pm EST.


23 June, 2019

June 2019 Mini Challenge - YOU


Another month almost over so it's time for another mini challenge
here at More Than Words and we know that YOU will love this one!


The Mini Challenge runs on the last week of each month and is for:
 cards, tags, ATCs and postcards only.  

ATCs, or Artist Trading Cards, are small works of art, about 2.5 by 3.5 inches
 or 64 x 89 mm. Postcards are usually an A6 size, which is a quarter
 of an A4 ie, around 4 x 6 inches or 105mm x 148mm. If your postcard
 is bulky, you could always pop it in an envelope to mail it. 

This challenge requires you to use a specific word on your project. 
We must see the actual word
You have only one week - until the last day of the month - to enter, so be quick!

Entry for the Mini Challenge is only 
via our Facebook page under the relevant post.

The winner, as voted by our DT, will receive a $25 USD value prize
from THE DUSTY ATTIC, our fabulous Mini Challenge sponsor!

You can see all our rules under the RULES tab above.

Is this word inspiring you to make a mini creation? We sure hope so!



DAISY RAMSAY - card





















DI GARLING - card

We are looking forward to seeing your take on this challenge!

You have until 11:59 pm EST on Sunday, June 30,
to share your entry on our Facebook page.