Tuesday, 1 March 2016

It's that time again at More Than Words for A Challenge.
And here it is!
This is my submission:
My layout is entitled Bliss . For the word inspiration I wanted to show what bliss means to me. Being by the water has always brought me a sense of peace and tranquility. To be able to experience these two things together is pure  Bliss for me. That is why I live in this small northern town, because it is very close to the water. I could never afford to own a home on the water but that's what dreams are for!
A few quick close-ups
I used gesso on my background to both lighten the work area as well as provide a good medium to hold my mists. I also used Gesso to primer all my Disty Attic pieces.
More Dusty Attic and some Petaloo flowers. I used several different Maya Design papers for this from the Nyhaven, Coffee in the Arbour, Enjoying the Outdoors, Ska vi ta en Fika? & It's Christmas Time Collections.
I did the usual heat embossing on the chipboard and the page as well as some stamping.
I used the following:

Our Main Challenge is based on a Word Inspiration & a Creative Challenge.
This challenge is open to layouts, canvases and art journal pages only.

Word Inspiration - BLISS
Creative Challenge - GESSO

What does the word BLISS inspire you to create?
You can choose to use the word somewhere on your project or to simply be inspired by it. Please explain in your blog post how the word inspired you
if it's not already obvious.

For our creative challenge this month, we want you to use GESSO on your project.
Chances are you have a bottle of gesso on your craft table, ready to be dipped into when it's crafty time! Be it white, clear, black or any other colour, light or thick, smooth or textured, we want to see you incorporate it in your creative process. Try it on your background, chipboard, embellishments or however you desire! If you don't have any ready-made gesso, you can even make your own!
(Google 'handmade gesso recipe' and you will find numerous alternatives!)

It's 'prime' time to get crafty!!

VERY IMPORTANT!!!  You have to incorporate both parts of the challenge, the word inspiration & the creative challenge, on your project to be eligible to win.  When we vote, we specifically look for projects that display BOTH requirements, and not just the creative challenge. Just look at our DT members' interpretation as example.

Remember that you must include our board image
and a link to our blog in your entry post.  

Please check out our RULES!  

And here are our awesome

All our prizes include international postage!

a $50 USD prize package from COLOUR BLAST
(exactly as shown below)

Here is more information about our 1st place sponsor this month:

"Colour Blast is an Australian based manufacturing company that produces a range of mixed media products for the paper craft industry. Our products have been developed with lots of colour and shimmer in mind - because we believe that is what all paper crafters love! Our products are sold wholesale to scrapbooking and paper craft shops throughout Australia and New Zealand."

Next, 4 runners up will each be awarded a prize as follows:

a $25 USD prize package from COUTURE CREATIONS

a $25 USD gift certificate from THE SCRAPBOOK DIARIES

a $25 USD prize package from 7 DOTS STUDIO
(image below is for illustration purposes only)

a $25 USD prize package from STUDIO 75

In addition, we will draw 1 random winner from all eligible entries!

a $25 USD store credit from THE DUSTY ATTIC

Each month, we hand pick a winner from all participants who have not made it to our TOP 5, but who has captured our attention someway, somehow. We might pick a project due to its original use of a certain product, the cleverest title, most beautiful photo, etc.  Who knows what we will be looking for?  
That's why we call it our mystery winner!

a $25 USD prize package from FABRIKA DECORU

And last, but certainly not least, we will randomly award a prize to 1 lucky blog follower who has commented on any of our March BLOG posts.

a $25 USD store voucher from FLUTTERBY DESIGNS

To learn more about all our generous sponsors, click on the SPONSORS tab above.

We cannot wait to see your interpretation of our 
March BLISS & GESSO challenge!

Link up your project using the LinkyTool in the right sidebar
by March 31st at 11:59 pm EST.

(Please note that you need to share your entry for our main challenge 
via a blog post to be eligible! We unfortunately cannot accept entries 
via Facebook, Tumblr, Flickr or other.)

See you there! All the best!! :)


  1. What a beautiful, beautiful page! This is my idea of bliss as well!

  2. Hi ! I never visit blogs anymore ( getting crazy from all the other social media :) ). But I had to come over to say thank you for your sweet comment at the Blue fern Studios blog. And offcourse to tell you how I like this layout with the super nature feeling. x