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21 January, 2020

Special Guest Spotlight on eMKa

We have such a treat for you today. eMKa thrilled us with her Art Journal entry in November, and we were so happy when she agreed to be a guest designer with us this month. She has another fabulous project to share with you!

Let's learn a little more about eMKa in her own words:  

Hello! I am very pleased to be the January Special Guest at More Than Words! My name is Magda, in social media you can find me as eMKa. I live in Poland. My projects are created in a small corner of my bedroom. I do various kinds of paper projects. Almost 10 years ago I started from the typical paper projects like cards, and now I'm doing cards, boxes and a lot of mixed-media projects too. I love steampunk style, but I also enjoy creating a really delicate mixed media project in a retro, vintage style.

You can visit eMKa at the following links:


Here is a reminder of our January Main Challenge:

Word Inspiration - HIGHLIGHT
Creative Challenge - SUNSET COLOURS


Without further ado, here is eMKa's interpretation of the Challenge.

eMKa:  How did the word HIGHLIGHT inspire me? One of my highlights is creating art. Yeah, I really like it and it makes me truly happy! When I'm creating, I forget stress and I'm just in heaven. So, today I prepared a mixed media project in one of my favorite styles - steampunk. I added some SUNSET colors: pink, violet, gold, yellow and orange. I hope I was able to inspire you a bit today and I hope you will join us in the fabulous January MTW challenge!

eMKa has kindly shared with us some close up details of her project:




Wow! This is a splendid project! The layers, textures, and attention to details are amazing and we love how the SUNSET COLOURS glow! We also love that eMKa's HIGHLIGHT is "Art", as that is indeed a highlight for many of us! 

A big THANK YOU to eMKa for joining us as our January Special Guest!

We hope that you will take inspiration from eMKa's beautiful creation and play along with us in our January Main Challenge


Link up your projects below, using our InLinkz Tool, 
by January 31st at 11:55 pm EST.


You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!
Click here to enter

19 January, 2020

Say Hello to this month's SPONSORS


We take pleasure in introducing our Sponsors for both the Main Challenge and the Mini Challenge this month! Our sponsors are incredibly generous and we are extremely grateful for their support. Many have been with us since we first began in 2016, and all have contributed hugely to our success!


Each of our sponsors offers their own unique style to the crafting world, and thanks to them we are able to offer some incredible prize packages to our participants.

A very big THANK YOU to the following sponsors of
January's Main Challenge.


MAIN CHALLENGE WINNER
$50 USD value prize from THE DUSTY ATTIC 
(image below is for illustration purposes only)


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

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

$25 USD value prize from EXPRESSIONS CRAFT

$25 USD value prize from MAJA DESIGN


RANDOM WINNER
$25 USD value prize from FABRIKA DECORU

MYSTERY WINNERS
$25 USD value prize from 49 AND MARKET

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


Another very big THANK YOU to the sponsors of January's Mini Challenge.
MINI WINNER #1
$25 USD value prize from CREATIVE EMBELLISHMENTS


MINI WINNER #2
$25 USD value prize from THE DUSTY ATTIC
(image below is for illustration purposes only)


MINI WINNER #3
$25 USD value prize from FABRIKA DECORU

MYSTERY MINI WINNER
$25 USD value prize from SCRAP ACCENT 
(image below is for illustration purposes only)

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 at the top of the page or click on their LINKS or PHOTOS above to be taken directly to their website.

You have until the end of the month, January 31st at 11:55 pm EST, to get your entries in to these challenges.

For the Main Challenge, link up your projects below using our InLinkz Tool.

For the Mini Challenge, you must add your photo to the Mini Challenge post on our Facebook page.  (Look for the WOW graphic on our Facebook page and post in the commments under it.)

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!
Click here to enter

16 January, 2020

January 2020 Mini Challenge - WOW

WOW! The Mini Challenge is now running for TWO weeks every month! We now have more prizes too - an unprecedented FOUR prizes, all of equal value. You now have a greater chance than ever of winning a prize!


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

This challenge requires you to use a specific word on your project. 
We must see the actual word

*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!

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

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!


DI GARLING - Tag

HEMA - set of ATC's

YULIA - Tag

PRIYA - Card

JOLANDE - Tag

SAB - Tag

SARAH - Tag

ELLE - Tag

HEIKES - Tag


CECILIA - Tag

DANA - ATC

KATRIN - Tag


LINDA PEKRUL - Card


DAISY RAMSAY - Card



Thanks to our amazing sponsors, you now have more chances to win a prize when you enter our Mini Challenge this year!

MINI WINNER #1
(as voted by our DT, in no particular order)

$25 USD value prize from CREATIVE EMBELLISHMENTS


MINI WINNER #2
(as voted by our DT, in no particular order)

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


MINI WINNER #3
(as voted by our DT, in no particular order)

$25 USD value prize from FABRIKA DECORU

MYSTERY MINI WINNER
(hand picked by our Admin team - an entry not in our Top 3,
 that has that special something that captured our attention)

$25 USD value prize from SCRAP ACCENT 
(image below is for illustration purposes only)

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.


Add some WOW to your small project and join our Mini Challenge this month!

You have until 11:59 pm EST on Friday, January 31st,
to share your entry on our Facebook page.






12 January, 2020

January 2020 MAIN Challenge 2nd Release - HIGHLIGHT & SUNSET COLOURS

Welcome to the 2nd Design Team Reveal of our 
January Main Challenge - HIGHLIGHT & SUNSET COLOURS

The rest of our design team members have worked hard to bring you MORE dazzling inspiration that we hope will encourage you to join in our challenge this month!

Please remember that we have some changes to 
the rules of our Challenges this year:

A very important first change is that we will now be allowing ANY ENTRY 
for the Main Challenge, EXCEPT FOR cards, tags, ATCs, and postcards... 
as these can be entered in our Mini Challenges.

The next change is please enter your projects through the InLinkz Tool 
which you will now find at the bottom of every post instead of over on the sidebar. Just scroll way down and you will see it. 

Last, but not least, if you don't have a blog, you may also enter your projects via your social media links such as Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest as 
long as you enter them via our InLinkz Tool AND include our challenge 
blog image plus a link to our blog in your entry.
Our Main Challenge is based on a word inspiration and a creative challenge.


Word Inspiration - HIGHLIGHT
Creative Challenge - SUNSET COLOURS

We want to hear about the HIGHLIGHT of your day, week, year or life! 
Has there been a birthday to celebrate, a good day spent 
with a friend, or simply an event that made you
happy? Maybe the birth of a child, or a wedding, is a highlight. 
Maybe it's a good book or a cup of coffee. 
We need to see in your project how our word inspired you. 
If it isn't obvious in your work, then please explain it in your post.


Whatever your highlight is,
we want to see it shown 
off with glorious SUNSET COLOURS!
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 HIGHLIGHT & SUNSET COLOURS Main Challenge!

DAISY: For this challenge, I made myself the HIGHLIGHT. In 2019, I made a lot of positive changes in my life. I started physical training and improved my eating habits. I did it for better health and to be an example to my 3 sons. For the SUNSET COLOURS creative twist, I made a yellow circle to represent the sun, and I used pink, purple, and orange on my embellishments.

LANUSIA: Life is full of memorable events and moments. My HIGHLIGHTED moments are those when I find out something new which impresses me greatly. When I saw the SUNSET COLOURS in the photos by Dominic Liam, I understood at once how talented this photographer is. His silhouette photography makes me think of people and nature. 

ROSALIE: A beautiful SUNSET view over Hanoi was the inspiration for my sunset colours. It was one of the magical HIGHLIGHTS of our recent holiday. A beautiful country and welcoming people.  

YULIA:  Hello! I am pleased to present my first work. Inspired by our challenge, I made a layout with a photo of a happy day, which was a HIGHLIGHT in my life.  The photo was taken last year at the end of May during the time of the cherry blossoms. This month changed my whole life by 360 degrees and made it happy. :) To create a SUNSET background, I used a stunning collection from Prima Marketing called "Moon Child" and magical pigment colors from Lindy's Gang.  

KATRIN: HIGHLIGHT is a difficult word to explain in Italian.  With this word we describe many different things.  We use it in art to talk about light in paintings, and it is also used in everyday life to tell about the most important moments.  In this art journal, I wanted to use the same word to highlight the light of winter, together with the moment in which our dog entered our lives, illuminating them with his presence. - in Lanciano.  For the SUNSET colors I used acrylic paint By Sennelier.  I love this brand.  I applied the colors with a spatula.  This time, I used vermillion red, primary yellow, and fluo orange.  I defined the edges with watercolour indigo blu and white gesso.

PRIYA: For the word inspiration, I used the picture of our cute niece, who came to our world in 2019 and it became the HIGHLIGHT of last year for all of us.  For the creation part, I used a lot of SUNSET colors and purple, pink, and yellow flowers.

ANNA: The word, HIGHLIGHT, makes me automatically think of my loved one.  We found each other quite late, both after having some difficult experiences and life challenges.  I find this love and relationship very mature on one hand, and very fresh and "teenage-like" on the other.  He is my favourite person in the world and our time together is also a highlight for me.  SUNSET colors were a very good background to the story on my mind.  I made them a little bit softer, more on the pastel side, to make the whole project more delicate.


ELLE: My entry for January is an Art Journal spread inspired by one of the HIGHLIGHTS of this year, which was our trip to the theatre to see HAIR the Musical. It was the 50th anniversary of this show as it was first performed in 1969, in New York City.  It was really very good, the cast was amazing, and we had seats in the front row! I also added some song lyrics from the show. Let the sun shine in! For the SUNSET colours, I painted the background in purple, magenta, and orange, and then added another watercolour piece behind the frame. The frames are also watercoloured and die cut. 



MAIN CHALLENGE WINNER
(as voted by our DT)

$50 USD value prize from THE DUSTY ATTIC 
(image below is for illustration purposes only)


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 AB STUDIO
(image below is for illustration purposes only)

$25 USD value prize from EXPRESSIONS CRAFT

$25 USD value prize from MAJA DESIGN


RANDOM WINNER
(picked at random from all eligible entries)

$25 USD value prize from FABRIKA DECORU

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 49 AND MARKET



$25 USD value prize from MINTAY 
(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 March 2020 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
January Main Challenge:  HIGHLIGHT & SUNSET COLOURS

*NEW*  Link up your projects BELOW using our InLinkz Tool 
by January 31st at 11:55 pm EST.



You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!
Click here to enter