Art Journal Week 2 Challenge June ~ CONNECT


I solemnly swear I am up to no good!
Welcome to week two of our journey into the concept of "CONNECT". Connections are so important in our lives as humans. We crave connection with people, nature, our spiritual self, and animals as well. We were made for connection.

Create a page that visually represents the various connections in your life, whether personal, professional, or creative.

Some quotes to stir connections:
  • “There are connections, inexplicable by the laws of place and time.” – Kate Morton.
  • “Soul connections are not often found and are worth every bit of fight left in you to keep.” – Shannon L. Alder

  • “We’re not meant to understand everything, but we are meant to have a deep connection with ourselves and others.” – Melody Beattie

  • “There is no distance too far between souls that share a deep connection.” – Unknown

Here is a mood board to get your thoughts moving:

Here is my page using Rachel Jefferies / Lynn Grieveson | Pocket of Pebbles :

You can choose to do a single page each week, or do a divided template - one part for each week. If you don't have the Divided Template and would like to have it, you can get it here at Dropbox. Thank you to Ona @wombat146 for providing the template choices for us! If you do the template, we would love it if you would post it incrementally. Post one done in the first week, post an image of the two together on the second, and three on the third, and then the finished page on the fourth week.

Again - the template is NEVER a requirement to use, just something fun and different if you want to use it.

Everyone who participates in any of this month's challenges will be entered into a drawing for a $5 gift certificate to Oscraps. You can receive up to four entries into this month's drawing.

****Special and extra credit!!!!!!!****
Jenn from @joyfulheartdesigns has offered a special extra prize!! She is offering a coupon to her store and each person who uses blending in their page will get a special entry to this, so put in the description of your gallery entry what you blended together and you are in the running!!!!!

I can't wait to see what you have to share about the prompt CONNECT.

Challenge Rules:
You have until 11:59 p.m. CST on JUNE 30TH to complete your pages for this challenge.

  1. To qualify for the drawing, you need to use 80% Oscraps products that are currently in the store (non-Oscraps products or retired O designer products can be used whether the designer is selling elsewhere or not).
  2. You need to credit all the products used on your page.
  3. You cannot use a page you create for this challenge for another Oscraps challenge.
  4. Upload your page to the Art Journal Gallery and then add your layout to the challenge thread. (Below you will find instructions on adding your page to this thread.)
Adding a linked layout from the Gallery to a thread:

Upload your layout to the gallery first. In your forum post click the Gallery Embed icon (little camera).

This will open your gallery, simply click on the layout you require, then scroll down to the bottom of the screen and click the Continue button.

Your linked layout is now in your post, the image will appear once you have clicked the Post Reply button.


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Here is my Week 2 piece of my puzzle. I decided to share the group of ladies I have made a connection with and has meant a lot to me in forming new friendships in a new town ( only lived here 2 years)


I'm in The Zone ~ The "O" Zone
I went an entirely different route this week. Thanks for the great challenge and great quotes, Susie. (I still have the wing in the corner.)



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