AnnaLift Challenge 10.28.22 - 11.11.22


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 11.11.22 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.


Industrial Town by gillie343

Industrial Town by gillie343 paints a dynamic vision of architectural details. The focus is on the reliefs and ornate columns that decorate the buildings of an industrial town. They are contained in dimensional postage frames. A large pictorial image dominates the ground and is the only hint of the complete structure. The neutral colors of the architectural details are set against a painterly background of blue, green, red, gray and brown. The brush strokes contrast with the clean lines of the photos and frames. Energetic red brush strokes lead the viewer through the visit of the town to the title. The design is reminiscent of an adventure that flashes the details in our memories.

Thank you, gillie343, for sharing your stunning and inspirational artistry.

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

• Zoom in to capture the details of your story . . .
• Layer frames for a unique focal point. . .
• Create a painterly ground . . .
• Create in neutral colors and add a pop of color for drama. . .
• Add artsy strokes to lead the eye to the title. . .
• Use pictorial brushes to extend the imagery . . .
• Select color the title and add word bits for journaling. . .


ArtPlay Palette Cosmopolis
ArtPlay Palette Ephemeral
Castles No. 1
Postage Frames No. 1
Butterfly Templates No. 1
ArtStroke Mix No. 1
Excerpts No. 2
Urban Threadz No. 19
Celebrate WordArt Mix No. 3

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
You have created many beautiful designs inspired by gillie343!
I made my comments in the gallery this time, and I notice many of you received Standing O's for creative interpretations! Congratulations!

The random number this week is number 3 and belongs to helenedubois! Congratulations!