List of Challenge Blogs

This is an incomplete list of mixed media art challenge blogs. (I do not list challenges on forums, groups, Flickr or Facebook, etc. Those challenges are more difficult to keep track of because the are buried in the site, and they require membership.) These challenges are NOT calls for cute stamped and colored cards. Sorry. The challenges listed can be a bit edgy to say the least. Your entries for these challenges can be collaged, colored, cut, drawn, embellished, painted, pierced, scrap'd, stamped, stitched, etc.... in any combination. Some challenges allow digital and/or 3D submissions as well. If you have or know of a blog I missed please leave a comment with a URL. Or... *gasp*... if you want your blog removed from the list let me know.

Before I go on with MY list you may want to to start with Paper Playful. Paper Playful is "a daily listing of challenges for your paper craft projects." They cover paper project challenges that are mostly of the card type. The blog owner has also asked to be listed by them. You might find some crossovers, but my list is mixed media centered. There are no cards only challenges listed. Also, no blog owner has asked to be listed here.

List last updated Tuesday January 21, 2014

I find that some blogs do not adhere to a strict schedule. I have tried to pin down a challenge posting as closely as I can!

Creative Every Day (weekly)
The Documented Life Project (weekly)
Order of the Opus Gluei (biweekly)
Sunday Postcard Art (weekly)
Take A Word Challenge (weekly)

14 Secrets (weekly?)
Collage Obsession (weekly)
Crafty Cardmakers and more... (biweekly)
Inspiration Avenue (weekly)
Lunagirl Moonbeams (biweekly)
Macabre Monday-Haunted Design House (weekly)
Think Monday - Think ATC & more! (weekly)


Moo Mania & More (fortnightly)
Tag It On (weekly)
Three Muses (weekly)
WOYWW (What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday) (weekly)
Wicked Wednesday ATC Challenge (weekly)

Tag Along (weekly)

Artful Times (fortnightly)
Illustration Friday (weekly)
Left Of Center Creative Challenges (fortnightly)
Paint Party Friday (weekly)


2 Creative Chicks (1st)
Altered Pages Challenges (2nd Monday)
Art Journal Journey (1st)
My All Crafts Challenge (1st, bimonthly)
Punk You Girl (1st-ish)
Mix It Monthly (1st)
SanDee & amelie's Steampunk Challenges (1st)
The Sketchbook Challenge (1st)
Soartful Challenges (1st-ish)
Spooky And Scary (13th)

Quoth The Raven, Nevermore (schedule?!)

The rules vary from blog to blog but basically a theme/image is posted weekly/bi-weekly(fortnightly)/monthly/randomly, and you must use that theme/image in your mixed media artwork. You also must follow any other rules pertaining to size/technique/products used, especially if a blog is associated with a particular company. PLEASE read and follow the blog's rules before creating and posting your work. Also, create a NEW work and don't backlink to an old post. Photograph or scan your work and post it to your own blog. Link back to their original challenge post within your post so that others can jump on the bandwagon. Do not link to the home page of their blog! Then go leave a comment (or use their link app) on their original challenge post and link to your own post. Again... not the home page of your own blog! Get it? Got it? Good! ;-) Sometimes there are awards/prizes at the end of the challenge, but for the most part getting comments on your own post is reward enough. Speaking of comments... Go visit and comment on posts by OTHER entrants. You can usually link back to your own blog/post, and this creates traffic for YOU.

Disclaimer: These sites may change their rules, go on vacation(holiday), the host may become ill or just plain get tired of doing challenges and close with or without notice. I will keep this up to date as often as I can!

Most of all... Have FUN!

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