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06 May, 2021

Announcing Our APRIL Mini Challenge Winners

 Congratulations to the Winners of our April Mini Challenge!

Reminder: Our 2021 Challenges will operate differently than in previous years. Our new categories still offer awesome prizes from our generous sponsors.

How to claim your prize


Winners, in your email to the sponsors, please clearly indicate:
** YOUR FULL NAME
** YOUR SHIPPING ADDRESS
** THE MONTH AND PRIZE WON
(ex: April - Mini)
Prizewinners:  Please also refer to this handy guide.


Regional Challenge Winner - Australia/NZ

(as voted by our DT) 



Michelle you have won a $25 USD value prize from DUSTY ATTICPlease click here for details on how to claim your prize from Dusty Attic.



Regional Challenge Winner - Europe/UK

(as voted by our DT)




Matilde you have won a $25 USD value prize from 13Arts. Please click here for details on how to claim your prize from 13Arts.


Regional Challenge Winner - International

(as voted by our DT)



Helen you have won a $25 USD value prize from LemonCraft. Please click here for details on how to claim your prize from Lemoncraft.


Thanks to our Sponsors

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

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:


Congratulations to all our Winners

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


If you were featured on our Facebook or Instagram Account throughout the month, we have a badge for you too!


Last, but not least friends, we would like to encourage you to
Stay Home & Keep Crafting
during these difficult times.

"Art is something that makes you breathe with a different kind of happiness" - Anni Albers

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We are looking forward to seeing your entries into our May challenges:

May Main Challenge: FACES and KRAFT BACKGROUND
Challenge closes May 31st at 11:59 pm EST.

Entry for the Mini Challenge is now held on our blog.
Our May Mini Challenge will be revealed on May 16th.
Challenge closes May 31st at 11:59 pm EST.

Find the Inlinkz for our May Challenges on the top right sidebar of our blog under Current Challenges.

Share Your Winnings

SHARE YOUR UNBOXING - We would love to see your unboxing photos or videos! Share with us using the hashtags #MTWPrizeWinner and #MTWPrizeUnboxing on Instagram when you receive your prize or by tagging the sponsor plus More Than Words Challenges on Facebook. 

SHARE WHAT YOU MAKE - We'd also love to see what you make using your prize products, so please show us by using the hashtags #MTWPrizeWinner and #MTWPrizeWinnerMake on Instagram and the same tags as above on Facebook.

We'd love to share your good news so also tag your pics with #MTWShare for permission to be featured on More Than Words' social media accounts.


01 May, 2021

May 2021 Main Challenge - FACES and KRAFT BACKGROUND

 Hello again and welcome to our May Main Challenge!  

We have a treat for you! For the month of May, we have joined with Kraft Plus Challenges to create one challenge that you can enter both challenge sites with!

Here’s how it works:

    Create a project on a KRAFT background using FACES as your inspiration.
    Enter your project in either one, or both, challenges.

That’s it! Each challenge site will run their challenges as usual.

You can find the More Than Words challenge here:



And the Kraft Plus challenge here



As always, our Main Challenge is based on a word inspiration and a creative challenge.  The word inspiration can appear on your project or not but you must show that you have been inspired by it.  The creative challenge must be used on your project! 

                    
Word Inspiration - FACES
Creative Challenge - KRAFT BACKGROUND

Helpful Tips For The Challenge

As always, our Main Challenge is based on a word inspiration and a creative challenge.  The word inspiration can appear on your project or not but you must show that you have been inspired by it.  The creative challenge must be used on your project!

Design Team Inspiration

And now let's look at our first DT Inspiration for this month:



LISA OXLEY


Lisa:  For those that know my creative process, know absolutely that creating with a brown/Kraft element is not really my bag. That stated, when I saw the theme, it took a few days for me to push myself into it. The DWM journal, luckily, provided a perfect substrate, and with a coat of gold gesso, I disconnected from the Kraft to celebrate the gold. A friend has sent me this Da Vinci printed book mark, and I'm so happy it caught my eye. A few ephemera elements and this baby was birthed.

MARIE JOHANSSON


Marie: Creating a layout with a Kraft paper as base might be the most natural thing to do for this challenge - and I do love working on Kraft for a layout - but as usual I want to give myself a real challenge. I had this piece of vintage book page in a Kraft type of paper that was gifted to me a couple of years ago. It's precious to me, and I have holding on to it for the perfect project. This was it! I added it as base to this Art Journal page. With a small amount of ink and a lovely stamped girl face I´m happy with the interpretation of this challenge.


OLYA RAGOZONI



Olya: hello everyone! For this month my inspiration is the passport gift box and passport cover. I used KRAFT for the base of the box, also KRAFT paper cutting. I made the word FACE from toothpicks and placed it on the box. I made many FACES of the Moon from clay and moulds.

SARAH DORGERE


Sarah:  To illustrate this challenge, I wanted to represent different FACES across time and space. So I worked on my journal art with a KRAFT coffee filter background then put some planets and circles stamps using a stencil. For the portraits and the frames I used an AB Studio collection.


VIDHI JADEJA


Vidhi:  Hello, I have created an art Journal page on Kraft paper. I was inspired to add a FACE and paint it. I used a stamp image of this girl and painted with acrylic colours. Added a tagline of " I am enough. A thousand times enough. " Added this tagline for them who thinks Girls are not enough, for each and every step they need support. But sorry, times have changed. We are enough and can take all steps by our own. A thousand times enough.....




Heather:  The word FACES made me think of the different faces that we wear during our lives. This led to think about the different 'hats' we wear.  I seem to be switching from one hat to another a lot lately and sometimes it gets a bit overwhelming. I feel like it's a mystery which hat I'm going to be wearing from one hour to the next.
With this in mind I made a tongue-in-cheek board game - spin the spinner and see which hat to wear next!  This was a great way to use up paper scraps and leftover alphas. I printed an assortment of hats and typed the names of some of the 'hats' I wear on them. The spinner is a chipboard arrow and the face is one from ArtStacks.


Elle:  She wore a thousand faces all to hide her own. With the challenge being FACES and it being for May, I immediately though of Gemini, the twins, and so I drew two faces on the Kraft background, and drew little gold Gemini symbols on it. As it was an astrological theme (for me) I gave both of them galaxy background hair, eyes and mouth, with stars in their hair.

JINAL SAVLA



Jinal:  Hey my crafty fam! Hope you are well! I have used Kraft as my base.. And here is my abstract which is totally inspired by the ongoing pandemic... There is so much going on out there.. yet our lives don't stop.. Let us believe this is just a phase of life which will eventually fade so why not FACE it with all your teeth and a cuppa coffee!





Kat: For May challenge Faces and Kraft, I decided to make it romantic.
The beautiful woman's image was my focal point (Kraft picture). I built my art work around this FACE.
In my work I used KRAFT background paper but I love colour I decided to get some brown and gold.



  
This year we have changed to a Regional Prize structure, whereby there will be multiple Main Challenge Winners, one or more for each Region.  The number of Winners/Prizes for each Region is dependent on the number of Sponsors for that Region.  Some of our Sponsors remain as International Sponsors but many are now Region specific. It is now more important than ever that you add your NAME and COUNTRY to your Inlinkz entries!   

For our May Main Challenge, here are the prizes that you can win. 

Regional Challenge Winner - Australia/NZ

(as voted by our DT) 

$25 USD value prize from DUSTY ATTIC



Regional Challenge Winner - Europe 1

(as voted by our DT) 

$25 USD value prize from FABRIKA DECORU


Regional Challenge Winner - Europe 2

(as voted by our DT) 

$25 
USD value prize from ITD COLLECTION

Regional Challenge Winner - Europe 3

(as voted by our DT) 

$25 
USD value prize from 13@RTS



Regional Challenge Winner - USA


(as voted by our DT) 

$25 USD value prize from DECOUPAGE QUEEN 






Regional Challenge Winner - International 1

(as voted by our DT) 

$25 USD value prize from 3QUARTER DESIGN


Regional Challenge Winner - International 2

(as voted by our DT) 

$25 USD value from ARTSTACKS



Regional Challenge Winner - International 3

(as voted by our DT) 

$25 USD value from LEMONCRAFT



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.

Special Guest Designer

One participant, handpicked by our Admin team, may be invited to be our Special Guest Designer.


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


You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

24 April, 2021

April Prize Winners Gallery

Welcome to our April Prize Winners Gallery! Have you ever wondered just what you might receive as a prize in one of our challenges? 

Thank you to RACHEL DUTKO for sharing her prize makes with her winnings from ARTSTACKS.



Thank you to Iris Perez for sharing her prize make using 49 AND MARKET winnings.


Thank you to Koyel Saha Chatterjee for sharing her prize make and winnings from LEMONCRAFT.


Thank you to Michelle Sauerwald for sharing a quick video of her prize unboxing from DARKROOM DOOR on Instagram.

There are a number of ways you too can be featured on
More Than Words' social media:

SHARE YOUR WINNINGS

SHARE YOUR UNBOXING  
We would love to see your unboxing photos or videos! Share with us using the hashtags #MTWPrizeWinner and #MTWPrizeUnboxing on Instagram when you receive your prize or by tagging the sponsor and More Than Words Challenges on Facebook.

SHARE WHAT YOU MAKE

We'd also love to see what you make using your prize products, so please show us by using the tags #MTWPrizeWinner and #MTWPrizeWinnerMake on Instagram and the same hashtags as above on Facebook.

SHOW SOME LOVE FOR THE SPONSOR OF YOUR PRIZE
Add their hashtag to your share.

13@rts - #13arts
2Crafty Chipboard - #2craftychipboard
3Quarter Designs - #3quarterdesigns
AB Studio - #abstudio
ArtStacks Designs - #artstacksdesigns
Darkroom Door - #darkroomdoor
Decoupage Queen - #decoupagequeen
The Dusty Attic - #dustyattic
Fabrika Dekoru - #fabrikadecoru
Gecko Galz - #geckogalz
Gypsy Soul Lasercuts - #gypsysoullasercuts
Itd. Collection - #itdcollection
Lemoncraft - #lemoncraft
Maja Design - #majadesign
Mintay Papers - #mintaypapers
Scrapmatts - #scrapmatts
Stamperia - #stamperia

We'd love to share your good news, so also tag your pics with #MTWShare for permission to be featured on More Than Words' social media. We will spotlight the projects you have made with your winnings, on a blog post every month! They will also be pinned to a Prize Winners Gallery board on our Pinterest site, and shared on our Facebook and Instagram sites. Now off you go...get busy creating and sharing!

Don't forget about entering our current challenges. You have until the end of the month, April 30th at 11:55am EST to submit your entries. 

21 April, 2021

Special Guest Spotlight on Mukta Maniar (VREnchanted) April 2021

  Hello again everyone!  This month we have great pleasure to introduce you to Mukta Parvatikar-Maniar, also known as VREnchanted, our Guest Designer for April!

We invite you to browse through her blog and social media links below, and get to know her better through her beautiful work.  I hope you enjoy her interpretation of our sketch and please leave her some love in the comments!

Mukta/VREnchanted:  Hello guys...My name is Mukta Parvatikar-Maniar....I go by the name VREnchanted on my social media handles.  I have a bunch of Engineering degrees but I truly feel I am not an engineer at heart. I use my engineering background in my crafts and try to make innovative projects. I have always been a crafter at least as long as I can remember. I have been blogging from 2016 but in recent years I am more inclined towards Instagram.

 My favorite work style is shabby chic and vintage and I love playing with glitter and flowers. I enjoy making layouts, cards, cash envelopes, gift boxes, scrapbooks, canvas and tags, altered arts and journal pages using mixed media techniques. 

You can see more of Mukta's beautiful work on by following the links below.


BLOG  INSTAGRAM  YOUTUBE

Here's a reminder of our current Main Challenge:



Word Inspiration - PERFECT
Creative Challenge - USE OUR SKETCH

And now, let's enjoy Mukta's interpretation of our challenge:

Project Description
I have done a very colorful mixed media layout keeping the sketch in mind. When I saw the word PERFECT....nothing fitted better than babies...I think every child is a perfect creation by GOD....they are flawless miracles. So I decided to do a very colorful layout with lots of flowers and embellishments while keeping the sleeping angel as the focal element....Hope you all agree with me.

Here are some closer looks at Mukta's beautiful project...





A huge THANK YOU to Mukta for joining us as our 
Special Guest for April 2021!  Thank you for sharing your beautiful work with us. 

We hope that Mukta's beautiful layout inspires you to join us 
in our April Main Challenge.

Engage with us!

Tell us what you think in the comments below!

16 April, 2021

April 2021 Mini Challenge - IDEAL

 Hello everyone!

Welcome to our April Mini Challenge where we are asking you to use the word IDEAL in your mini projects. 

This year our mini challenge has relocated from Facebook to our blog so now you can enter the Mini Challenge by using the inlinkz below.  Now both of our monthly challenges are held on our blog!


How to enter

The Mini Challenge runs on our blog from today until the end of the month.

Enter your 
cards, tags, ATCs and postcards ONLY!

You MUST include the challenge word on your project! 

*ATCs. or Artist Trading Cards, are small works of art,
about 2.5 by 3.5 inches or 64 x 89 mm.

You have two weeks - until the last day of the month - to enter, so be quick!

Please read the rules before entering.

Design Team Inspiration



Aude:  Here is my tag, I used the word "IDEAL" to illustrate this good moment of contemplation towards nature.

AGA MIRKOWSKA (CARD)

Aga:  The IDEAL (wedding) day card made using 'Homemade' and Flora Book Paper Collections by Mintay Papers - our great Sponsor



Asia:  Using the word "IDEAL" was a real challenge for me, because it means something different to each of us. While creating, I thought about the "ideal day for": adventure, conquest of seas and oceans, being a pirate, or death.


DANA TATAR (ATC)

Dana:  The Sun Moon Stars Digital Collage Set from Gecko Galz fit my quote about ideals perfectly. I embellished the printed image with glitter paint and glue and then added copper chipboard stars to add a cosmic shimmer to the galaxy background of this artist trading card.



Heike:  We all need IDEAL´s to guide our footsteps" I created a postcard with 13@rts Color Glow and a stamp from the travel the word collection.


ELLE WILSON (ATC)

Elle: For this month's mini challenge I was inspired by the word IDEAL to think about what I would like as my IDEAL day, and here is the answer "I just want to drink tea, pet cats and read books!"  So I drew a little cat holding a cup of tea, taking a break from reading his favourite book.  The background is a page from a calendar I was given for this year, which is all about cats and books.  Someone knows me too well lol.


SHARON FRITCHMAN (TAG)

Sharon: I made my tag using ink sprays and a favorite quote about letting your IDEALS guide your footsteps. The beautiful butterflies that you see on my tag are from the CoreStack "Anemones & Friends" from ArtStacks!!!

PRIYA MISHRA (TAG)

Priya:  My tag for the month with a very realistic quote " Find your IDEAL in something not IDEAL"

EMMA ZAPPONE (TAG)

Emma:  'The Ideal of calm exists in a sitting cat'.  And sometimes to be a Cat would be IDEAL.  Featuring 2Crafty Chipboard.

HEATHER MCMAHON  (CARD)

Heather:  Card made using a new ArtStacks CardStack.




Regional Challenge Winner - Australia/NZ

(as voted by our DT) 

$25 USD value prize from DUSTY ATTIC

Regional Challenge Winner - Europe/UK

(as voted by our DT)

$25 USD value prize from 13@ARTS


Regional Challenge Winner - International

(as voted by our DT)

$25 USD value prize from LEMONCRAFT


Thanks to our Sponsors

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


You have two weeks to enter below

We hope that you feel inspired by our challenge word and our DT inspiration this month and look forward to seeing your Mini Challenge projects!

Entry for the Mini Challenge is NOW held on our blog using the inlinkz below.

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter