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12 May, 2021

May 2021 Main Challenge 2nd Reveal - FACES and KRAFT BACKGROUND

Welcome to the 2nd reveal of our May Main Challenge! This month we ask you to use the inspiration word FACES and add a KRAFT BACKGROUND to your project. 


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



We have a treat for you! For the month of May, we have joined with Kraft Plus Challenges to create one joint 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.
And now let's look at our second DT Inspiration for this month:




Aude: For the FACEs and KRAFT challenge, I decided to highlight my friend Christelle, a nice photo of her wedding. I always create in the romantic style. I used a kraft paper bag as a basic support and patterned papers from the Mintay Florabella collection.



DanaI love the reckless, loose, and joyous spirit of the band FACES. Rod Stewart's distinctive raspy singing voice is instantly recognizable and is one of my favorites to listen to. I used a Faces concert poster that featured mix-and-match face sections and had an absolute blast putting the parts together to make faces (while listening to the album!) across the center of the page. I used a black and KRAFT patterned paper for the base of this layout and painted sections of the design to add color.



Emma: What a challenge! KRAFT paper as my base sheet and as a tag behind my image. For the FACES word challenge I couldn't stop singing Bowie's 'Changes' song with the lyrics featured. So I used it as my title along with the face image that I found on Pinterest and stencil from my stash. I also used products from 2Crafty Chipboard.


Heikes: For our beautiful May challenge I decided to get out some of my FACE stamps. The collage FACE image should be my focal point. I built my layout around this boy FACE. This was so much fun, to start a layout with a collage image. I applied a white wash to my KRAFT background paper, first. The white wash should ensure that my stamped image is nice and clear. A little bit of watercolor and stickers from 13@rts here and there, and much more. I think the FACE photos from Tim Holtz complete my layout.
 


SharonWhen I saw this challenge was about FACES, I immediately remembered photos of my daughter that I took when she was 6 years old. She was posing for the camera and looked absolutely adorable making her silly FACES and wearing cool shades. I used KRAFT paper as my background and designed my page with patterned paper and embellishments to draw your eye to the adorable fun FACES!!


AgaMy inspiration this month is a collage made in my art journal. Sometimes people can't talk about their emotions, but we see on their FACES that something is going on. We think ‘If only FACES could talk... it’ll be so much easier.’ I used a lot of KRAFT paper elements in the background of my collage. I tore the KRAFT paper into pieces and glued it onto old book pages. I painted the background using acrylic paint, embossed stamps, and I also used modeling paste with a stencil. I used 13 Arts gesso, modeling paste, acrylic ink, stencil and stamps and AB Studio wings from transparent foil. 
 
 

AsiaI have a art journal in KRAFT papers. I love to use saturated colors so I decided to add red and turquoise. I found a few gears that I prepared for another project and an idea for a male art journal page came up. I used a transparent foil from AB studio from which I transferred the male figure to the page. The man's FACE expresses self-confidence and self-control, and I matched the inscriptions with it.

 

Priya: For FACES, I used some face molds and a quote "if only FACES could talk." For KRAFT, I used a corrugated cardboard sheet.

  
And now for some of those changes mentioned above. There will no longer be Runner Up, Random, or Mystery winners for our Main Challenge. This year we have changed to a Regional Prize structure, whereby there will be multiple Main Challenge Winners, one or more from 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 THE 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 LEMONCRAFT

Regional Challenge Winner - International 2

(as voted by our DT) 

$25 USD value *digital* prize from ARTSTACKS DESIGNS



Regional Challenge Winner - International 3

(as voted by our DT) 

$25 USD value prize from 3QUARTER DESIGNS




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

10 May, 2021

Special Guest Kraft Plus Challenge


This month we have teamed up with a fantastic challenge blog, Kraft Plus Challenges, for a joint Main Challenge of FACES and KRAFT BACKGROUND


Let's learn more about Kraft Plus Challenges through their own words:

At Kraft Plus Challenges...it is all about Kraft! We offer monthly Kraft challenges and inspiration from our talented design team. We encourage you to join our Kraft Plus Community Facebook Group to join in the fun of our challenges, games, conversation, and be a part of a community which loves Kraft, challenges and inspiration. Each month we are on the lookout for eye-catching projects for potential Guest Designers to join us. There is nothing extra you need to do, just share your layout or project in the Kraft Plus Community Facebook page or email us at kraftplusaust@outlook.com. We hope you all embrace the opportunity!

You can find more about each designer showcased below as well as 
Kraft Plus Challenges by visiting the following links:
BLOG -  INSTAGRAM  -  FACEBOOK

We are so very proud to spotlight the gorgeous projects from the awesome designers from the Kraft Plus Team along with their Special Guests
who have been inspired by the May Main Challenge


Rachel Rigden: Funny faces, old supplies, new supplies, had fun!


Sandra Brimelow: I found this to be a tricky challenge, I didn't want to just use a photo with faces. Then I found these face stamps in my stash, and thought I would make some cards with them. So basically it was the graphics of the faces that inspired me.


Jo Lovespaper: I immediately knew what I wanted to do with my craft cardstock and which photos I would use also upon reading the theme.


Paula Perry: I certainly embraced the 'face' with this art journal page, using loads of Dina Wakley products.


Lizzy Hill: My focus on faces is the faces of my 3 gorgeous grand boys, now living in Vietnam. I've journaled about how the eyes are the window to our souls - it's a bit hard to read, but I wanted to sort of write a note to them about who I see them becoming.


Lizzy Crust: We had a holiday at the Sunshine Coast in January and came across this fabulous mural and of course I had to get a photo for this challenge. What funky and fun faces on this wall! This was my inspiration for this months Faces challenge.


Tracey Beer: I did something I rarely do - reworked a LO from about 15 years ago using the same title and most of the same photos. Will put them side by side in an album just to see the change in style.


Amy Churchward: Funny Faces it is for me! I took some quirky selfies whilst goofing around with the phone.


Heather McMahon: 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 an arrow and the face is from ArtStacks.


K+ Guest Designer Debra Beer: The Bent Leg Café is in the small town of Denman in the Hunter Valley NSW. We met up with my daughter and the 3 eldest grandkids, and of course coffee and milkshakes were a must have. We found this quaint Café called the Bent Leg Café. I saw the sign which really appealed to me, so I took this photo. A few days later when thinking about the challenge, I thought I have just the perfect photo, alas my layout came together beautifully.


K+ Guest Designer Michelle Jamieson: I found a great photo to use for Focus on Faces, which had approximately 16 lovely faces. I had to use a clock face embellishment to go with the challenge too. I found some very old Amy Tangerine "Stitched" collection in my stash and thought that was appropriate for this page. I love using washi tape on my layouts and it wouldn’t be a layout of mine without my signature doodled border and paint spots.

We hope that you will take inspiration from their designers' take on our challenge
and you will play along with the May Main Challenges on both sites!

You have until May 31st to link up! Remember, one project can be used to enter both challenges! 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. If you're not familiar with Kraft Plus Challenges, they do not use a linky tool. Submit your project to them via the Kraft Plus Community Facebook Group or email them your project at kraftplusaust@outlook.com. We  hope you'll join in the fun!


08 May, 2021

Announcing our APRIL Main Challenge Winners

Thank you to everyone who entered our Perfect and Sketch Challenge!    

We really enjoyed each and every project! We are very pleased to announce our winners for this Main Challenge. As a reminder, we are now offering regional and international prizes so it is more important than ever, that you include your name and country on your entries when you enter our challenges, both of which are now held on our blog!



How to claim your prize


Winners, please contact the prize sponsor within 30 days, and in your email to the sponsors, please clearly indicate:
** YOUR FULL NAME
** YOUR SHIPPING ADDRESS
** THE MONTH AND PRIZE WON

(ex: April - Australia / Europe / USA / International etc)
Prizewinners:  Please also refer to this handy guide.




Regional Challenge Winner - Australia/NZ

(as voted by our DT)




$25 USD value prize from ARTSTACKS


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 MAJA DESIGN

Regional Challenge Winner - Europe 3

(as voted by our DT) 



$25 
USD value prize from GYPSY SOUL LASER CUTS UK



Regional Challenge Winner - USA


(as voted by our DT) 



$25 USD value prize from MINTAY PAPERS 


Regional Challenge Winner - International 1

(as voted by our DT) 



$25 USD value prize from
 ITD COLLECTION

Regional Challenge Winner - International 2

(as voted by our DT) 



$25 USD value from GECKO GALZ


Regional Challenge Winner - International 3

(as voted by our DT) 



$25 USD value 
from SCRAPMATTS


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.

Honourable Mention

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:

Adriana Altamirano
Patricia
Jurate
Julia Dudnik
Sara Kronqvist
Merkku
Cyrille

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 page throughout the month, we have a badge for you too!



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 Facebook.

PERMISSION TO SHARE PHOTOS - We'd love to share your good news so please also tag your photos with #MTWShare for permission to be featured on More Than Words' social media.

Special Guest Designer

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