AnnaLift Challenge 08.25.23 - 09.08.23


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 09.08.23 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 coupon.
(When you upload your image to the gallery, click on the "Designer's Used" drop down menu, click on Anna Aspnes for easy access to the Anna Aspnes Gallery. When you post in this thread, you can use the "Gallery Embed" or the Camera Icon.)

My Village by tativero

My Village by tativero captures a memory of home. The focal image is a painting placed centrally in the design. Stacked frames bring the image forward on the canvas. The image depicts a charming village lane that follows the course of a river. A steam ship creates a fog and another rest at the dock. Deep reds, warm browns and oranges are prominent in the photo and in the ground. Green plants and paint swashes are used as contrasting accents, and the title is colored to match. Dimensional elements of a butterfly, charm, and pressed flowers lead the eye to each edge creating a strong triangle. Brushed buildings add depth to the village. Tativero creates an expressive visual story of a beloved place.

Thank you - tativero- for sharing your stunning and inspirational artistry.

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

  • Document a special place or person . . .
  • Place your image in a stack of frames . . .
  • Use a pictorial brush to add to the theme . . .
  • Add layers of paint with transfers and overlays. . .
  • Use elements to add dimension. . .
  • Try an artsy effect on your photo . . .
  • Use colors for visual impact. . .
  • Color your title. . .


APP Viaggio
APP Vagary Collection available for a limited time
APP DeNovo
Artsy Transfers Canyon
Corner Slit Frames No. 3
Distressed Frames No. 5
Birds No. 2
Architextures No. 12
Reverie 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.

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
Thank you Nancy for the challenge and a beautiful page to lift, which makes my day go great when I can start it first thing. ;)
I admire that you are so creative! You have a gorgeous design. I love that the textures of the photos are repeated on the ground. The close ups are awesome! Perfect accents!