Monday, 31 August 2009

Design Team Inspiration

Here are the layouts submitted by the DT members, taking their inspiration from 'On White II'


Lisa Hanrahan - Laugh


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Tash Allen - Toot


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Renae Deguara - Real Life


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Michelle Winston - Up


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Terri Brown - Lets Ride


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Shazza Bishop - It's What Boys Do!


Here's hoping you are able to gain some inspiration from the DT submissions, we will have a closer look at each of them over the coming weeks.

Cheers
Shazza

Wassily Kandinsky - On White II

Wassily Wassilyevich Kandinsky: (4th December 1866 – 13 December 1944) was a Russian painter and art theorist. He is credited with painting the first modern abstract works.

Born in Moscow, Kandinsky spent his childhood in Odessa. He enrolled at the University of Moscow and chose to study law and economics. Quite successful in his profession—he was offered a professorship (chair of Roman Law) at the University of Dorpat—he started painting studies (life-drawing, sketching and anatomy) at the age of 30.

In 1896 he settled in Munich and studied first in the private school of Anton Azbe and then at the Academy of Fine Arts, Munich. He went back to Moscow in 1914 after World War 1 started. He was unsympathetic to the official theories on art in Moscow and returned to Germany in 1921. There he taught at the Bauhaus school of art and architecture from 1922 until the Nazis closed it in 1933. He then moved to France where he lived the rest of his life, and became a French citizen in 1939. He died at Neuilly-sur-seine in 1944.

The inspiration for your layouts will come from this sample of his abstract work
called 'On White II'



Cheers
Shazza

JULY/AUGUST WINNERS

The July/August winner of the Andy Warhol challenge

is

Michelle Beeby


with her entry - A colorful life is a life well lived


Congratulations Michelle and thanks for participating, your entry was fantastic and your win was well deserved, you are now the proud owner of the Princess Swatchbook.

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RANDOM DRAW PRIZE WINNER

With all the fantastic entries this month I decided to put everyone's name into a draw for a RAK.

and the winner, drawn by my daughter Jenna,

is

Joanne Powell


Her entry was 'Moments are Memories Forever'


Congratulations Joanne, and thanks for participating.

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DESIGN TEAM WINNER


The winner of the Andy Warhol submission, voted by the rest of the Design Team

is

Tash Allen

Here is her submission for the month called 'Features'


Congratulations Tash, your submission was very eye catching, I will be sending you a RAK for your fantastic creative layout.

Could all the winners please email me their details to: shazzaalleyes@hotmail.com so I can get your prizes posted out to you.

I would like to thank all the ladies that submitted entries for the month, we had eleven in total which has been a great response. The quality of work of some of the entries was outstanding and made it very hard to pick the winner! I am sure the rest of the Design Team would agree with me....

I hope you all get a chance to participate in the challenge for September, which has just been posted. We also have two new sponsors for September, so all in all next month is looking great!

Cheers
Shazza

Sunday, 30 August 2009

Winner for August!

The winner for August will be announced on or before Tuesday 1st September, when all DT votes are in and points have been tallied. I would like to thank all the ladies that submitted entries for the month, we had eleven in total which has been a great response. The quality of work of some of the entries has been outstanding.

So, thankyou Ladies and I hope you all get a chance to participate in the challenge for September, which has just been posted. We also have two new sponsors for September, so all in all next month is looking great!

The DT submissions will be posted shortly, lots and lots of inspiration to be gained from their gorgeous layouts.

All entries can be emailed to shazzaalleyes@hotmail.com

Cheers
Shazza

September inspiration from Wassily Kandinsky - On white II

The September Artist is Wassily Kandinsky and the inspiration for your layouts will come from this sample of his abstract work called 'On White ll"


You have a whole month to complete just one layout,
so get to it,
you have to be in it to win it!!!

We have another entry for the month, this one is from.......

Lisa Lofthouse - Working the Alabaster.

This is my take.... I used some of the colours and the idea of squares.... This was a really tough one ladies and really had me thinking out of the box!

Lisa this has really turned out gorgeous, I love the aqua blue and yellow together, it really makes the photos stand out - well done!!
Cheers Shazza


Wednesday, 26 August 2009

......and this is number ten, from.....

Peggy Schenkels - Take ME as I am !


Peggy said: I love the idea of using art as inspiration.

Peggy, I love your page, the background masking effect looks fab. The journal tag says: I'm a little bit of everything. The words say it all - saint, sinner, bitch, mother, lover and child.
The whole layout really stand out. Thanks for your entry :) Cheers Shazza.

Time is ticking away................... So, if you are planning on entering this month ..... midnight Saturday night the 29th is the deadline!

Tuesday, 25 August 2009

Our ninth entry for the month, from.....

Tracey Washington-Lacy - Plucking out a Tune


This is what Tracey had to say: I liked the idea of repetition with a rainbow of colours. My daughters t-shirt has a rainbow and music on it. I figured that colouring the ukulele in a rainbow of colours would all tie in nicely with the Andy Warhol inspiration.


Tracey, I love how you have highlighted the ukelele with splashes of color on each of the pics.
Well done!!
The journaling says 'Plucking out a tune in Fiji in 2009. Just Chillin!!!' Thanks for your entry :)

Cheers
Shazza


Time is ticking away................... So, if you are planning on entering this month ..... midnight Saturday night the 29th is the deadline!


We have another layout to share, a Heath Ledger tribute from ......

Tanya Soutar - Gone too Soon



This is what Tanya had to say.......

what inspired me was some gorgeous photos that I had seen that were from vanity fair, so it got me thinking about andy warhol-ing him, I struggled with journalling because his death had such an impact on me, so I just used the lyrics from eskimo joe's song Foreign Land which was written about Heath.

lyrics:

"This is what it feels to love
then l can feel that
This is what it feels to love
then l can feel that

Even when you're all alone
When it's not your home
I smell the blood of an Australian
Try to understand this if you can
if you can"

Thanks for your entry Tanya, you really have put a lot of thought into this layout. It's hard to journal about someone that you have been so passionate about! Good idea to use the song lyrics from 'Foreign Land. You've done a great job.
Cheers Shazza

Sunday, 16 August 2009

Mini ART Exhibition......

Hi All,

We have had seven fantastic entries for this months Andy Warhol challenge. There is still plenty of time to submit an entry for the month, using this criteria:


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Here is a Mini Art Exhibition of the entries we have had so far..........so in no particular order, I present:

Dinnae Galloway - growing up ... so fast


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Marisa Page - Everyday Chores



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Michelle Beeby - A Colourful Life is a Life well Lived!


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Brenda Wyllie - Faces


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Josie - My Wedding


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Amanda Taylor - A smile from a cutie



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Joanne Powell - Moments are Memories Forever.


TFL
Shazza

Saturday, 8 August 2009

WOW! Another fantastic layout to share, this time from.....

Brenda Wyllie - Faces


I was inspired by all the colours of Andy Warhol’s art work. As soon as I saw this challenge I knew exactly which photos I wanted to use. What I didn’t know was how I was going to set them out until I cut them out individually and then they just fell into place. by Brenda Wyllie

Ooh wow Brenda! I love all of this, great idea using the clock face to space out the pics, I even love the little wavy clock arm. You must be very pleased with how this turned out, cheers Shazza

Friday, 7 August 2009

Another Fantastic Layout to Share with you all.....

From:

Joanne Powell - Moments are Memories Forever.


This is what Joanne had to say......................I LOVE the colours of Andy Warhol's art. I guess what inspired me is obvious. My gorgeous man also inspired me after he pointed out how many shots there were of us together :)
Thank you Shazza I love this challenge it was fun to do something a little different!

Joanne this looks fabulous, great effort, some really fantastic pics of the two of you together. I also love the sentiment in the centre of your layout! cheers Shazza

Thursday, 6 August 2009

Our Month's Artist "ANDY WARHOL'

Every time I think of ANDY WARHOL, I always think of the Campbells Soup Can and the duplicated colored photos of Marilyn Munroe. But there is a lot more to this ARTist....... here's a little more about him.

Andrew Warhola, August 6, 1928 – February 22, 1987), more commonly known as Andy Warhol, was an American painter, printmaker, and filmmaker who was a leading figure in the visual art movement known as pop art. After a successful career as a commercial illustrator Warhol became famous worldwide for his work as a painter, avante-garde filmmaker, record producer, author, and public figure known for his membership in wildly diverse social circles that included bohemian street people, distinguished intellectuals, Hollywood celebrities and wealthy aristocrats.

Warhol has been the subject of numerous retrospective exhibitions, books, and features and documentary films. He coined the expression "15 minutes of fame".

Andy Warhol Commercial Art is our inspiration for the month of August, please send your entries to shazzaalleyes@hotmail.com.


So.... if you want your '15 mins of Fame' send your entry in.......

TFL
Shazza

Tuesday, 4 August 2009

Another DT contribution to hang in the gallery, this time from....

Tash Allen - Features


This is what Tash had to say.......What inspired me most about the Warhol painting was the bright colours with the hint of black, and the grid formation, which I replicated with paint and soft brush strokes around the photo. I also could not go past this photo of my son Isaac at 10 months old... I had this printed for a while and never quite knew what to do with it. It was one of those photos that captured his features so well but was totally over-exposed. I decided to play around with it a bit in Photoshop rather than delete it and see what results I could get.... and this was it! Totally Andy Warhol! I also added a bit of black pen doodling around the butterfly in the felt as a subtle link back to the painting. Thanks for looking :)

and a few close ups of the detail........



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I just love it, you have put a lot of work into this, and its turned out fabulous. The other DT members will love it too!! Cheers Shazza


Monday, 3 August 2009

We have another layout today, this time from....

Josie - My Wedding


This is Josies take on the challenge, and her first time as an entrant on ARTastic, here's what she had to say.......


My name is Josie.
This is my scrap page of my wedding .
I have been scrapping for 3 years & I love it.
I am a carer for my husband so I do it when he sleeps, which is a lot of the time.
I use a wide range of things from, self made stickers to the brought stuff, it all goes together no matter what I use.
I'm proud of my work I hope you like it.

Thanks for your entry, your wedding page is great! I love your work. Everyone is different, my pages tend to be very basic compared to a lot of other ladies. Well being a carer is a big job in itself, its a wonder your not too tired to scrap. Well, hopefully you can win more embellies for your pages, so Good Luck!! From Shazza

Sunday, 2 August 2009

August Inspiration from Andy Warhol

The July/August Artist is Andy Warhol and the inspiration for your layouts will come from this sample of his commercial art.



You still have a whole month to complete just one layout,
so get to it,
you have to be in it to win it!!!