AnnaLift Challenge 05.08.2021-05.21.2021


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 05.21.21 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.

Through the Ages by Applechick

In Through the Ages, Applechick creates a stunning triple portrait of her mother. She has gathered images of her mother in her youth, her adulthood, and in her elegant maturity. Each image seamlessly flows into the other dominating the space of the canvas. Neutral colors of charcoal, gray, and brown are accented with gold. Textures created by washes of tan and textures of paint frame the image. The flying birds beautifully represent the passage of time. The title is a delicate wordart mix of script and text. Applechick creates an artistic and stunning design to inspire our artsy journaling.

Nothing Replaces Memories by cyanne22

In Nothing Replaces Memories, cyanne22 shares a memory from her mother and aunt. The design is dominated by white space allowing the framed photo of her family to be the focus. A vertical band of text, gesso, and ink splashes accent the design. Neutral brown, creme, and black are accented by the greens of a dimensional element. Flowing stitchez echo the delicate lines of the title. Textures of tissue and paint lead the eyes through the design. cyanne22 creates a stunning design to inspire our artsy storytelling.

Thank you, Applechick and cyanne22, for sharing your expressive and inspirational artistry.

IDEAS TO INSPIRE: Use ONE or MORE of the following in your AnnaLift layout.
  • Choose a family theme or document current feeling.
  • Create a triple portrait without a frame or include everyone in a frame.
  • Paint your canvas with layers of color, text, and heavy brushstrokes.
  • Use neutral colors or bold to express your self.
  • Add brushes, buttons or stitchez, or flowers for dimension.

ArtPlay Palette Patience
ArtPlay Palette Portiere
Multimedia Documents No. 7
Family Tree Template
Epoch WordArt Mix No. 1

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


aA Creative Team Member
Thank you for your beautiful pages inspired by Applechick and cyanne22!
The winner of the GiftKard is marijke, number 15!

Congratulations, marijke!