This is a Style Challenge, in the style of ART JOURNALING, and includes the use of an arch. Your page must use one of the template arches provided by Pink Reptile Designs (thank you Mirjam!) which can be downloaded HERE. Mirjam was so kind as to put some other fun things in the pack too. The only thing you must use is ONE of the ARCHES. There is a paper included. You can clip it to the arch, cut it, but please do not use as the background paper. I know the term ART JOURNALING can cause some to quiver in fear, others in anticipation. My goal is to have you dabble and perhaps find something new to try on your regular memory pages in the future. Taking ART (elements/paint and such) and combining it with the emotion you would like to get across is in essence ART JOURNALING. If the art doesn't complete it for you, adding additional words or word art may help. Art journaling can be emotional. Last time I looked, the term emotional includes happiness, so you don't have to think dark/psychological (but you can). You can include a photo in your art journaling if you want, but it's not necessary. Art and journaling go together to take the image and words in your mind to create a picture on a canvas. ART plus journaling. Getting your opinion or thought across with art and journaling. We are right now as a family rolling at the stories of people who don't realize my lovely state is actually part of America! We have a friend who is a travel agent and she gets calls asking if the cruise stops in Albuquerque or Sante Fe! Hence my arches! lol Hence my arches of hilarity. I like to think of these arches as a canvas for ONE thought, not a whole journaling experience. I went three ways with my examples, one using straight out art journaling supplies from the designers here at the Lily Pad, the second with designers also from the Lily Pad, you don't usually associate with art journaling, and then finally with a photo. I want you too see the same subject art journaled 3 different ways: First one, is more clustering scrapbook style: 2. Using blends and more of the artsy things: 3. Photographs can always be used with art journaling, here is an example: Three arches, same subject, but all done with an art journal style with the arches. The WHITE background is what makes your canvas of the Arch shape stand out! The subject matter is YOURS to choose. I only ask you try to delve into the aspect of art journaling. Use your stash or pick up some new things completely out of your comfort zone. Rearrange, laugh and play with your program to get art to happen on your arch. YOU only have a few days to finish this challenge. Please pay close attention to the requirements. Requirements: 1. Use ONE of the template bases (found HERE). Only ONE arch shape may be used. Please do not resize the template. 2. BACKGROUND must be empty/blank (this way the arch is the focal point of the challenge). It will show up as white in gallery and in forum. 3. You may have some elements go off the arch base, BUT they must still be touching the arch base. Think if you picked the arch up everything should be attached...if not attached those items would fall off...unless attached to something that is attached to the base. Please also remember: Your page must be a new page in order to count for the Month of Challenges. Your page should be uploaded to the TLP Gallery and not an outside hosting site. Please post your page in your page thread you created in the MOC Layouts Folder. You should have one post per completed challenge page. If you complete all 31 challenges, your thread should contain 31 posts. Please do not comment in the participants’ page threads so we can keep them clean. You should also post your page here in this thread, and people can comment here if they wish. Pages should contain at least 75% current Lilypad product (currently for sale in the store). All MOC pages must be posted in your main MOC page thread by 11:59 pm eastern time on February 2 in order to count!