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12 April, 2021

April 2021 Main Challenge 2nd Reveal - PERFECT and SKETCH

Welcome to the 2nd reveal of our April Main Challenge! This month we ask you to share what PERFECT means to you and to use our SKETCH for 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 - PERFECT
Creative Challenge - SKETCH

Helpful Tips For The Challenge

Who or what is PERFECT to you? Is it a person or a pet? Maybe you have experienced a perfect day. Have you had an amazing vacation or have you found the house of your dreams? Maybe you've found that special dress or want to create about your best friend. Share your idea of perfect with us! The creative challenge this month is a SKETCH by our very own Heike Bruhn. You don't need to add a photo if you don't want to and you can flip and interpret the sketch any way you like. We just need to see that you've based your project on this design.

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




AsiaI used the SKETCH to create my layout. I used paper with gray tones as the base. I used stamps from AB Studio to make this project more interesting. I like to use mediums in my projects. I used embossing powder and paints. The word PERFECT reminded me of a black and white photo I had printed for a long time. Isn't that smile perfect?



AudeFor this April challenge, I chose Mintay papers for this SKETCH, and
I used the word PERFECT to illustrate this beautiful picture of my daughters at sea. It was a wonderful moment.




DanaI'm always on the quest for the PERFECT beer to enjoy responsibly. My local offerings are good, but I often have a soft spot for a taste of home. I picked up a great brew from Bell's which is located in my home state of Michigan. The packaging definitely stood out on the shelf, featuring bright colors and fun speech bubbles with common Michigan sayings. I used a lot of pieces cut from the box as embellishments on this page. I followed the SKETCH closely and took inspiration for the theme and color palette of this page from the beer. Cheers!




Emma: It's been a long time since I played with a SKETCH but I loved the playfulness of this creative challenge. As for the word inspiration I chose to use PERFECT in my title because when you have that first sip of coffee (or tea) that's when you are in PERFECT oblivion to what the world around you is doing. It's just you and that hot cuppa.



Heikes: I had a PERFECT day when I created this art journal page. The birds were singing so beautifully and the air outside felt as if it was spring, so I decided to create a pastel color art journal page in honor of the upcoming season. The word PERFECT is glued as a little piece from my dictionary and for the creative challenge I followed the sketch vertically.
 



SharonIt doesn't happen very often, but my husband, daughters, and I had a PERFECT morning when we took this photo! I enjoyed working with the creative SKETCH to make my layout using papers and embellishments from my stash.



AgaI used the SKETCH and I prepared a layout using 13Arts products (papers, stencil, mediums, transparent foil, chipboard, glitter, ephemera) as inspiration for the April challenge. Sometimes, we wake up in the morning thinking: 'It's gonna be a PERFECT day' or 'It's gonna be a PERFECT project' and then something unplanned comes out. We are surprised, even angry with that, but this is how our world works and we have to chill out sometimes and have fun.
 



Anna: My take on our April challenge is an art journal entry. PERFECT - for perfect memories. I used the photo from a short weekend trip to Italy two years ago and one day spent driving through the Alps...beautiful views, great day, incredible space, freedom. It was a great trip. And I think that using a SKETCH is also a great idea for art journal pages!


  
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 April 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 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 *DIGITAL* prize from GECKO GALZ



*** SPECIAL OFFER FOR OUR FOLLOWERS ***

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Regional Challenge Winner - International 3

(as voted by our DT) 

$25 USD value prize 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.


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

08 April, 2021

Announcing our MARCH Main Challenge Winners

 Thank you to everyone who entered our Carpe Diem and Markmaking 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: January - Australia / Europe / USA / International etc)
Prizewinners:  Please also refer to this handy guide.


 

Regional Challenge Winner - Australia/NZ/USA


(as voted by our DT) 
#26 Toni Burks


$25 USD value prize from THE DUSTY ATTIC


Regional Challenge Winner - Europe 1

(as voted by our DT) 
#13 Lyne



$25 USD value prize from FABRIKA DECORU


Regional Challenge Winner - Europe 2

(as voted by our DT) 
#31 Marie Christine



$25 
USD value prize from ITD COLLECTION

Regional Challenge Winner - Europe 3

(as voted by our DT) 
#33 Veana R



$25 
USD value prize from 13@RTS


Regional Challenge Winner - NORTH AMERICA


(as voted by our DT) 
#22 Nicole Lacoste



$25 USD value prize from DECOUPAGE QUEEN 



Regional Challenge Winner - International 1

(as voted by our DT) 
#38 Tulika



$25 USD value prize from LEMONCRAFT

Regional Challenge Winner - International 2

(as voted by our DT) 
#18 Sirisha



$25 USD value from FABRIKA DECORU



Regional Challenge Winner - International 3

(as voted by our DT) 
#24 Adriana



$25 USD value 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.

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:


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.



06 April, 2021

Announcing our MARCH Mini Challenge Winners

  Congratulations to the Winners of our March 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: March - 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)



Judith you have won a $25 USD value prize from MINTAY PAPERS. Please click here for details on how to claim your prize from Mintay Papers.



Regional Challenge Winner - International

(as voted by our DT)



Inna you have won a $25 USD value prize from SCRAPMATTS. Please click here for details on how to claim your prize from Scrapmatts.


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 February challenges:

April Main Challenge: PERFECT and SKETCH
Challenge closes April 30th at 11:59 pm EST.

Entry for the Mini Challenge is now held on our blog.
Our April Mini Challenge will be revealed on April 16th.
Challenge closes April 30th at 11:59 pm EST.

Find the Inlinkz for our April 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.