AnnaLift Challenge September 24-October 8, 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 10-08-21 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 Challenge, use artsy journaling or art memory keeping involving a Graphic Style:

Dance . . . by Beszteri

Dance . . . by Beszteri creates a dynamic composition with a centrally placed figure. The visual weight of the dancing figure contrasts with the diagonal lines and circles. These have the illusion of being hand drawn with nervous energy and tension. Details of dots, arrows, and lines are carefully repeated to lead the eye throughout the design. A bold red creates a visual triangle from splash to title to button accent. A key phrase of the title is red for emphasis. The ground remains neutral and calm. Beszteri shares her stunning art to inspire our artistry.


Volleyball . . . by Miki

Volleyball . . . by Miki recreates the energy and excitement of a volleyball game. The extracted figure is bold in her uniform. As she reaches for the ball, our eyes are pulled up the design toward vibrant word art. Miki repeats this vertical movement with her title which is a mix of bold black and thin letter overlays. Key phrases and subtitles have accent colors of red and golden yellow. Washes of color ground the figure and the framed close up of a smiling face. Artsy strokes are used for added emphasis on the ball and the “O”. Miki shares her stunning artistry to inspire our artsy memory keeping.

This challenge presents two very different approaches to expressive digital artistry.

Both artists use a graphic style for their subject matter…How will you be inspired?

Thank you, Beszteri and Miki for sharing your expressive and inspirational artistry.

IDEAS TO INSPIRE: Use ONE or MORE of the following in your AnnaLift layout
  • Create an expressive design in a graphic style . . .
  • Use a graphic style in an artsy memory design…
  • Use bold colors, geometric shapes, and artsy lines. . .
  • Use an Artsy Transfer or brush for accent colors. . .
  • Add dimensional elements…
  • Add artsy splatters for color and texture...
  • Add Artsy Titles with Spot Color....

ArtPlay Palette Artsy
ArtPlay Palette City Limits
ArtPlay Palette Whimsy
Roadtrip WordArt No. 1
Artsy Transfers ArtLife
Artsy Stains No. 9
Artsy Layered Template No. 78

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


aA Creative Team Member
Thank you for so many beautiful and creative designs.

The winner of the giftkard is pam p.