AnnaLift Challenge March 26-April 9, 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 04.09.21 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.

In this Title Challenge, choose your Artsy and Creative Title (word art, alphabets or font combination) :

Falling . . . annette

In Falling, annette creates an art journaling page that captures a fleeting sensation. The moment when life seems out of balance. The captured image depicts an upside down portrait. The portrait is framed and stapled to hold the thought. Lively splashes and drips of paint ground the title and lead the eye down to a descriptive positive phrase. The graceful silhouette of falling woman emerges from a paint stroke. For accents, annette selected buttons for dimension and an artsy hipster plumes. annette creates a stunning design to inspire our artistry.

happy . . . jenn33199

In happy, jenn33199 creates a happy memory despite the challenges of the last year. The young girl is hidden behind her mask, but the eyes are smiling! The image has been skillfully blended into the white ground. The image is confined in a frame of paper folds and impasto paint. The title, happy, is prominent and is repeated in the soft edges of the portrait. Jenn33199 uses stitching to ground her secondary titles and theme. A set of encircled numbers give the impression of a jumbled countdown representing the past months. Jenn33199 creates a stunning design to inspire our artsy storytelling.

Thank you, annette and jenn33199, for sharing your expressive and inspirational artistry.

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

  • Choose your own theme and document a memory or a feeling.
  • Use a creative title with your favorite fonts or word alphabets.
  • Create artsy journaling from little words or repetition.
  • Use subtle colors or bold to express your self.
  • Add paint strokes, buttons or stitchez, paper tears and folds for dimension.


ArtPlay Palette Vie
ArtPlay Palette Disquiet
Potpourri Paperie No. 1
Multimedia Daisies No. 2
Urban Threadz Framed 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