Monday, January 09, 2023

Challenge #108--Anything Goes POSITIVE with the Opt. Twist of: Create Something Inspired By A WORD COLLAGE

Hello everyone and welcome back to the Path of Positivity Challenge Blog! We hope that you and your families continue to stay healthy and safe out there. Hopefully you had some time to spend with family and friends over the past month but also had some time for yourself so that you could rest to face the new year that is now upon us, refreshed and recharged.
As the holidays are now over and it is time to get started with our first challenge of the new year. Since we are not your typical challenge blog, it is important for you to understand how things work in order to be sure you are eligible to win any of the prizes offered. If you are new to this unique challenge, you can find out the impetus behind why I started it under the 'Introductions' tab and you can find out all the details you need to know in order to participate, in the 'Challenge Details' tab (both tabs located at the top of the blog). For your convenience, a summary of the most important rules can also be found in the right sidebar under the heading 'General Rules'.
Right now, it is time to get down to the business of our latest challenge. Here is what you need to know...

Challenge #108

Anything Goes POSITIVE with the Opt. Twist of 

Design a Creation Inspired By


In 2022, our goal each month was to celebrate the positivity around us. For 2023, it will be a year of Inspiration. This year, in each challenge we are going to take a look at the things around us that can inspire us in our creative journeys. As such, if you would like to participate in the optional twist this month, we want you to Design a Creation Inspired By A WORD COLLAGE.

Words can be a great prompt to get us thinking creatively. If you are unfamiliar with the concept, a word collage typically contains a list of words all related to a specific topic. A word collage is a great visual representation that can help readers better understand a concept or see a subject from a different perspective. Creatively, a word collage can help give you ideas for where to take your project. Here is an example of a word collage that I used on a card back in 2014. 

Word collage credits: Wintertime Subway Art.
If you want to follow the optional twist this month, you can choose your own word collage to be inspired by or you can take inspiration from the word collage used in this card (you can right click on it to bring it up in the the lightbox to see it in a larger size). You can use an actual word collage in your project or you could simply be inspired by one or more words in a collage itself and create something new and unique. It is time to show your readers how A WORD COLLAGE has the ability to inspire you in your creative journey.

Remember, the twist is completely optional and you don't need to follow it in order to win. However, in order to be considered eligible for this month's goodies, remember that general types of projects/posts will not qualify for the honours and prize UNLESS they are also positive, inspirational, motivational or encouraging in some nature. Additionally, even if a project may qualify as positive, if your post promotes negativity, hatred or anything of an abhorrent nature, your project will be disqualified. Honours and Prize include:

  • $6 worth of images from Scribbles Designs, for a person chosen in a random draw based on all qualifying entrants.
  • A badge for the following honours: Top Pick, Voter's Choice, Most Inspirational, Random Winner, DT Delight.
Now check out what my amazing design team came up with to inspire you. Clicking on each team member's name will take you to their blog where you can check out the details for their inspirational creations.


My wonderful design team continues to outdo themselves time and time again! They each have their own style and clever interpretation of the twist. Even after all this time, I continue to be awed by the scope of excellence in their work! Each of these artful conceptions has showcased the notion of Being Inspired By A WORD COLLAGE wonderfully and I hope we have motivated you to embark on your own journey of creativity. Be sure to go and visit each team member so you can see how her project further connects to the twist.

So what are you waiting for? Create a project and/or post that is positive, inspirational, motivational or encouraging in some nature and join our link up. How about stretching yourself by also opting to follow the twist?! While it isn't mandatory, we'd love to see the WORD COLLAGE you chose as inspiration and also find out exactly how you were inspired by it. You can write a sentence or two in the body of your post, write a sentence at the bottom of your post next to the link up for this challenge, or simply leave a comment on this post if you'd like. Finally, remember that we're trying to create a Path of Positivity so if you have some time, please visit other people participating throughout the month.

I hope to see you back next week when voting will [hopefully] begin on the Top Picks for Challenge #107. There will be a separate post detailing those picks where you will have the opportunity to vote on the creation or post that you have found to be the most positive, inspirational or encouraging of the chosen picks.

Then, be sure to join us again on January 23rd when we'll be back with our midway featuring more great projects. Oh, and I'll get the winner announcement for December's link up published as soon as I can manage. I have been sick since Christmas day and haven't had a chance to get it done.

If you ever have any questions be sure to EMAIL ME or just leave me a comment.

We look forward to seeing you participate!

Link Up Below:
If you have any problems linking up, please be sure to let me know by leaving a comment on this post.

Ch. #108--Anything Goes POSITIVE with the Opt. Twist of Create Something Inspired By A WORD COLLAGE

This is the place to link up something that you have created during the month that you consider positive, inspirational, motivational or encouraging in some nature. Entries for this challenge will be accepted from January 9th until 11:59 p.m. (ET) on February 5th, 2023

SEVEN entries MAX. Please click on the 'Challenge Details' tab located at the top of the blog to see all the rules. A summary of the most important rules can also be found in the right sidebar under the heading 'General Rules'. If you would like to be a Guest Designer in a future challenge, please add the letters GDT after your name.


Julia Aston said...

Sorry, my card got posted twice - don't know how that happened??! Julia

Decosse's Dynamite Doodles said...

No worries Julia, I have deleted the duplicate. :)