Hi everyone, Happy New Year! I'm here to give you the info on the January 2021 challenge! First, let's wrap up December. The winners drawn at random are: $10 coupon goes to ... @garrynkim $6 coupon goes to ... @cinderella - Your coupons will be delivered to you via PM from me very soon, congrats and have fun shopping, ladies! January 2021 Challenge This month we are going to be art journaling Last year, I took an art journaling class, and the ONE thing that helped me the most to limit overwhelm with art journaling was limiting my supplies. At first I freaked out, I didn't think I would be able to do it, but I created a caddy on my desk with a very limited colour palette, and only the basics of art supplies. The reason this helped was because it removed the distraction, it removed the perfectionism, it removed the decision making. So I want you to do the same with this months challenge, we are going to build an art journal page with a limited colour swatch and limited supplies AND we are going to do it in 20 minutes or less!! Challenge Yourself, you can do it! Challenge Requirements: No more than three core colours. Blacks and Whites and Neutrals are allowed in addition. No more than 10-15 elements! This includes your journaling and date stamp and photo if you are using one! Try to use only one dimensional element! Try and emulate a paper page from a journal, think along the lines of overlays, stamps, doodles, painted bits, paper pieces, threads and stitches. Think about things that could be glued or collaged down and wouldn't stick out too much or pad out a closed journal book. 20 minutes or less, don't think too much, use your current mood to guide you and enjoy it! Your layout must be comprised of 100% Rachel Jefferies products; 90% must be currently available in her store. You may use up to 10% retired products. Upload your layout to the Rachel Jefferies Designs Gallery at TLP and list the products used in your credits. For your challenge entry to be counted, you MUST upload your finished layout to this thread. Please link your thread to your gallery image as it helps us leave love on your layout (and, validate your project). No double dipping…your layout must be used for this challenge only, no others. You must create a new layout for this challenge. This challenge will remain open until Jan 31st 2021. Tips Try using one kit to remove a lot of decision making so that you can follow your muse and enjoy the process, OR create yourself a digital 'caddy' (a folder) packed with supply pieces from your stash before you start but remember to limit yourself to 10-15 in total. Consider using a Mixed Media Paper as a starting point that has a focal point, or an obvious place to start in the creative process. I chose a paper that was already collaged and stitched and 'looked for a gap' as to where I wanted to start layering. Try and use a lot of stamps, overlays, paint and doodles, they can be dragged and dropped and blended and make the page come together really quickly! My page includes eight painty or overlay type elements, two paper pieces, paper tree and tape and journaling and date stamp and was created in fifteen minutes. Here is my page for the challenge. Inspiration from @Annsofie Inspiration from @alinalove Inspiration fro @jaye Inspiration from @DivaMom96 Inspiration from @mcurtt Inspiration from @carrie1977 Prizes: One lucky artist will be randomly drawn to win a $10 coupon to Rachel Jefferies shop. New Release Bonus Entry! If you use one of Rachel’s products released in January 2021 (a new release, M3, BYOC and even SOSN released in January 2021) you will get a bonus entry for a chance to win a $6 coupon (should you not be the $10 winner). Please let me know if you are eligible for the $6 entry by stating “New Release Bonus Entry” when you post in the forum. If you have any questions just tag me and I will get back to you as soon as I can. Enjoy the challenge!