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Old 01-24-2015, 03:25 AM
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Default *AnnaLIFT 1.24.15 - 1.30.15

It’s Saturday……………yep, Saturday and time for another challenge from Anna Aspnes. It is also the first AnnaLift of the New Year, and with that, we have new beginnings, and fresh starts – such possibilities! I am excited about this new year, and hope that you are are too.

Each Saturday the AnnaTeam selects one creative page from the Anna gallery as the weekly ‘AnnaLift.’ Check out the inspiration page and decide what speaks to you. Is it the design, the color, the wordART, or maybe the photo? Choose ONE idea from the page to lift or choose it ALL and lift it completely. There is no right or wrong way to ArtPlay. Be inspired and create your ‘AnnaLift’ and then upload your page to the Anna gallery, plus include it here in this forum thread. Upload your page by Friday 1.30.15 by NOON EST with the title, ‘AnnaLift ’ and one lucky participant will be randomly selected to win a $5.00 GiftKard to Anna’s shop. The winner will be posted each Friday here in the forum.

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.

This week we are lifting a page by ‘Marleen’, entitled ‘I Am Blessed...’. There is so much to like about this layout. The first thing that pops out about this layout is the unexpected crop of the photo. It immediately draws in the viewer to ponder the crop choice, and how wonderfully it tells the story. Photos are more than just faces and places, and this crop proves it all. The layering in this piece is so expertly done - with everything in neutrals, whites, blacks and a touch of yellow here and there, taken from the photo. I love the horizontal darkening of the midpoint of the page, helping to anchor the layout, and the layering of transfers, and brushwork both under the framed photo and on top as well compliments and adds such interest. I love the splatters and artstrokes done in both black and white, and the bits of ribbon and lace peeking out from behind the frame, along with the repeated white lines placed at a slight angle over some blended text, the added texture of the grid - well I could go on and on....

I am anxious to see what everyone creates, as it is now up to you to choose just what you want to lift from this page. You may choose to lift a single element of the layout, or lift it all - whatever grabs you and takes hold of you when you look at this layout. Have some fun with it - I am sure the results will be awesome – remember anything goes, as long as you are having fun!!!

This week’s AnnaLift will inspire all of us in some way. Maybe you will choose to:
-choose and unexpected crop of a photo
-use layers and layers of transfers and brushwork
-use some artstrokes for added interest
-add some blended text
-repeat a color from within the photo to repeat throughout your layout

What creative ideas will inspire for you this week in the AnnaLift challenge?
Try something new.
Have some fun.
Enjoy a new ArtPlay or love an old ArtPlay
Pat yourself on the back for being an awesome YOU.
Upload your AnnaLift to the gallery so we can tell YOU that you are awesome too!
It really doesn’t get any more cool or simple than that!

We can’t wait to see all the fabulous and creative AnnaLifts and we invite you to share your ART with us in the Anna gallery where we will love and encourage you.

If you have never challenged yourself to an AnnaLift…………just do it!
If you have never posted or shared your AnnaLift……………...just do it!
If you have time to leave some love for someone in the gallery….do it! (you just never know how your words could inspire and encourage someone!)

Thank you Marleen, for sharing your amazing page and your beautiful ART with us and inspiring us this week!! Love to see your ART in the Anna gallery this week!

A few more cool inspirations from Anna Aspnes:

ArtPlay Palette Love Story (new)
UrbanStitchez Hearts No. 2
LoopDaLoop ArtStrokes No. 6
ArtPlay Palette Joyful
PlatinumPaint No. 1
ScriptTease Love No. 2

We hope our AnnaLift inspires you and we invite you come join us in the gallery and share your ‘AnnaLift.’ You know we always LOVE to see how you ArtPlay. Remember, there is no right or wrong way to ArtPlay……………..Anna just wants us all to PLAY.


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Old 01-24-2015, 09:05 AM
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I always look forward to Saturdays for new inspiration to help me get a layout done each week. Love this week's choice! Can't wait to play!
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Old 01-24-2015, 09:44 AM
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Joan thanks so much you take a page from me, it's an honor, good luck with this challenge!
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Old 01-24-2015, 10:54 AM
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Thank you Marleen and Joanie. I always love your work Marleen and this is a wonderful way to learn from a master. Here's mine.
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Old 01-24-2015, 11:07 AM
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Oh yay we get to lift marleen - oh wait! Oh no!!! A hard task! hahahaha! Love the page.

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Old 01-24-2015, 11:39 AM
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Beautiful choice!


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Old 01-24-2015, 01:29 PM
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Great choice I love Marleen's pages. Here's mine.

Old 01-24-2015, 02:22 PM
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great choice Marleen is always creating such masterpieces
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Old 01-25-2015, 04:44 AM
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I started with the shoe inspiration, grabbed a grid, some texture, stains & a frame and went from there!

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