AnnaLift Challenge 01.13.23 - 01.27.23


aA Creative Team Member
Hello aArtists!

It’s time for another challenge from Anna Aspnes. The AnnaTeam selects a creative page or design concept from the Anna gallery as the ‘AnnaLift.’ Be inspired, create your own ‘AnnaLift,’ upload your page to the Anna gallery and include it here in this forum thread. Upload your page by Friday 1.27.23 by 8:00 pm EST with the title, ‘AnnaLift. ’ One lucky participant will be randomly selected to win a $5.00 GiftKard to Anna’s shop.

HOW IT WORKS: On Saturday the AnnaTeam posts a creative concept from the Anna gallery as the ‘AnnaLift.’ Check out the inspiration and decide what speaks to you. Is it the design, the color, the wordART, or maybe the photo? Then enjoy artfully playing—there is no right or wrong way to ArtPlay.

Choose ONE idea to lift or choose it ALL and lift it completely. Be inspired, create your ‘AnnaLift’ and then upload your page to the Anna gallery, plus include it here in this forum thread. It would be great if you could link back to your page in the gallery too!

Anna’s products mix well with so many kits/designers and Anna welcomes you to include these with your Anna Products on your AnnaLift page.

If you’ve never challenged yourself to an AnnaLift—just do it!

If you’ve never posted or shared your AnnaLift—just do it!

If you have time to leave some love for someone in the gallery—do it too!
(Your kind words may inspire and encourage someone!)

Please post your art in this thread and link to the Anna Aspnes gallery to win the $5 giftcard.

2023 Goals by char8182

2023 Goals by char8182 provides a journaling and portrait challenge. A moment of self-reflection is illustrated with a playful portrait and a commitment. The portrait is masked in blended layers. Touches of red and blue create impact a visual triangle on the title, the flowers, and the photo. The design relies on linear placement but yields the complexity of layers of paint, brush textures, and multimedia elements. The bullet journaling allows for clean organization of thoughts and is framed by a multimedia envelop. This is centrally placed for focus. The title is a mix of fonts and dimensional elements. Char8182 brings balance and harmony to her story.

Thank you, char8182, for sharing your stunning and inspirational artistry.

IDEAS TO INSPIRE: Use ONE or MORE of the following in your AnnaLift layout.

• Use a Mask to blend a photo. . .
• Use bullet style journaling. . .
• Recolor stains to match your photos and elements. . .
• Add brushes or transfers for repetition. . .
• Use Multimedia Elements to frame the journaling. . .
• Use a WordArt Mix to combine beads, threadz, and words. . .


Artplay Palette Halcyon
ArtPlay Palette Auriferous
New Years Value Pack No. 2
Framed Fotoblendz No. 1
Artsy Layered Template No. 49
Multimedia Documents No. 9
Carpe Diem WordArt Mix No. 2

Upload your page by Friday at 8:00 pm (EST) with the title, ‘AnnaLift ’ and one page will be randomly selected to win a $5 GiftKard to Anna's store. The winner will be posted here on SATURDAY.

Hint: Multiple entries are welcome! Use a separate post - number for each!

We hope our AnnaLift inspires your creativity. You know we always LOVE to see how you ArtPlay.
Thanks for ArtPLAY-ing with us!
Anna and the aA Team
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aA Creative Team Member
Tried many many mask effects and brushes and decided no way to get what I wanted so I've got one photo on a scenic fotoblendz and in my defense, I put extra effort into the wordart. :D
Beautiful interpretation! I love your WordArt title and the majestic photos!


aA Creative Team Member
Thank you for the many beautiful designs!

The winner of the giftkard is vickyday - #22! Congratulations!