Wednesday, 15 November 2017

Our November mid month reveal ...

Welcome to our mid month reveal.

This month our inspiration comes to you from Poncho Army with Landing.

CRITERIA - Use a BLACK background

You may now combine your entry with other challenges.

And some lovely inspiration from our second team ...

KAT
I was inspired by the colours in the artwork and the winged creature.

TONE
I was inspired by the blue colors and the small dots on the photo.

KRIPA
Please come back on the 22nd to see Kripa's amazing page and a special video tutorial showing how she put it all together.

KAREN

 I was inspired by the yellow of the bird.

ANGELIKA
I was inspired by the burst of bright colour on the black.

ANNA
 I made a card this time. Was inspired by the the bright happy colors. Used a free cut file by talented Laura Whitaker . Used inks and blending tool for the coloring.

JANE
Inspired by the vivid yellow and blue and the bird theme.

Now it is your turn, we'd love to see your own interpretation. You have until 11.55pm on the last day of the month to submit your entry.

Wednesday, 8 November 2017

October winners ...

Congratulations to our  October winners - thank you to everyone who took the time to join in with us last month.

Our main winner is #11 Karen

Our random draw winner is #1 Jackie.

Our Creative Team highlight from last month is Kripa.

Please don't forget to enter this month's ARTastic challenge. All the details are in the left sidebar. Remember you have until the end of the month to submit your entry.

Remember you may combine your entry with other challenges.


Wednesday, 1 November 2017

And then it was November ...

Welcome to November and a new challenge here at ARTastic.

This month our inspiration comes to you from Poncho Army with Landing.

CRITERIA - Use a BLACK background


A little about Poncho Army ...

Trina Collins, who works under the pseudonym Poncho Army, is an artist who isn’t afraid to get some paint under her fingernails. Known for her detailed line work, precision cut stencils and signature splatter paint skies, she has appeared in numerous gallery shows, been a finalist in multiple art prizes.  The central theme for Poncho Army’s art is the exploration of contrasts – between urban and rural spaces, between internal and external realities, between melancholy and joy. She loves to capture youthful innocence and often draws upon her experiences growing up in a shrinking rural landscape to gather inspiration for her work.

This year we are putting the ART back into ARTastic and our main prize each month will reflect that - this month featuring amazing products from Kaisercraft.


And as always a lovely prize pack for our random draw winner ...
Donated by Tanya Heritage

And now some beautiful inspiration from the first of our team ...


MARIA
My challenge is quite simple. Black background, bright strips and cute photo.

JUDY
The striking colours of the bird on the black background in the artwork are stunning and have inspired my colour choice and the photo. I took the photo recently when the cheeky cockatoo "joined us for lunch"!

TRACEY
I loved this new sugar skull piece from Memory Maze chipboard and couldn't wait to use it. The black background criteria for this months challenge was perfect. I even found an old set of basic grey chipboard that I used to embellish this. Love when I use up old stash with new stash.

ELAINE
I chose to use the blue and yellow of the painting in my layout. My background is made with gesso coloured with mist.

TANYA
I loved the pop of yellow in this painting too.

EVELYN
I was inspired by the bold colors and chose pink and the blue of the bird.

Over to you ......

Please upload the DIRECT link to your actual entry with the link tool on the LEFT by 11.55pm on November 30th, 2017.  We'd love to see your new paper, digital, mixed media or off the page entries. Why not try doing a pocket page spread?  Please no back-dated submissions.  

 Please note:- You may combine our challenge with a sketch challenge only - no other combining will be accepted.  Please include our inspirational picture and challenge details on your blog post as well as provide a link back to us at ARTastic  ... and don't forget to tell us how you were inspired by our challenge.  You may enter more than once in any month as long as each submission is with a different creation.  International entries are very welcome. 

Please call past on the 8th for our announcement of the October winners and our final ARTastic 3T's - Tips, Tricks and Techniques for this year

Sunday, 29 October 2017

October highlights ...

There is still time to play along with us this month and help celebrate friendship in whichever form means something to you.  We'd love to see some more entries.  Come and join in with us.

Here are just a couple of  terrific layouts that have caught our eye during October ...

Jackie Edwards

Julie J


Hope to see your entry soon.

Sunday, 22 October 2017

Welcome to our October guest ...

Please welcome our wonderful guest designer this month,  Jasmine Shea with her so very pretty take on our challenge this month.

When I saw the photo of the girls I knew I had many photos of my children in this position.  I chose a photo I took in Cairns QLD where we the kids were sitting having their lunch overlooking the beach.  It was one of those moments when they were all happily chatting and being great friends.  I chose the floral paper to tie in with the ladies bathers and the two pieces of patterned background paper to reflect the line dividing the sky and sand in the art piece

Hello, I’m Jasmine and I live in Melbourne AustraliaI have an amazing hubby and 4 wonderful children who keep me very busy being teenagers now. I just love this craft and I have been blessed to meet so many fabulous girls in real life and on line and to be a part of some wonderful Design Teams. 

The inspiration from so many talented ladies has helped me grow within my work and I thank everyone who supports me.  This is the most awesome, crafty journey ever....even though I don't have enough time to create these days as I used to...

If you want to see more of my work, please feel free to pop over to my blog

 “Jasmine’s Scrapvine”  at http://www.jasminesscrapvine.blogspot.com.au/

or my Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Jasmines-Scrapvine-1981849865369418/




Remember ....

You still have plenty of time until the end of the month to upload your own take on this challenge.  All details are on the blog sidebar. We'd love to see what you can do with our inspiration this month.




Sunday, 15 October 2017

Our October mid month reveal ...

Welcome to our mid month reveal.

This month our inspiration comes to you from Gail McCormac with this delightful painting 3 friends at the beach.

CRITERIA - Celebrate friendship theme

You may now combine your entry with other challenges.

And some lovely inspiration from our second team ...

ANGELIKA
I was inspired by the horizontal design and the beachy feel, as well as the sand and sea colour scheme.

KAT
I was inspired by the three friends and the pastel colours of the painting. I imagine that these three cuties will be great friends as they get older.

TONE
 I was basically inspired by the theme "friends", but also "hats" generally,

KRIPA
I used a picture of my kids to document the day their friendship began. Pastel shades were inspired from the painting.

MARIA
In the photo my friends. We have been friends for many years. We often spend time together. And it's very inspiring! Headline - "Our life"

EVELYN
The photo shows my 18 year old daughter and one of her girlfriends. And what is the most wanted thing to do - making party! I was inspired by the patterned swim suits from the picture.

JANE
I was drawn to the pastel colours of the painting and my desire to celebrate the special sibling friendship between my children which started with his arrival and continues strongly to this day.


Now it is your turn, we'd love to see your own interpretation. You have until 11.55pm on the last day of the month to submit your entry.


Sunday, 8 October 2017

September winners and October tutorial ...

I will be announcing our September winners shortly but first I would like to introduce you to our Tips, Tricks and Techniques for October brought to you by team member, Angelika Ushakova.

This month we have a special treat for you - a delightful process video.


now onto our September winners .....  thank you to everyone who took the time to join in with us last month.

Our main winner is #8 Julie J



Our random draw winner is #1 Gosti

Prize donated by Evelyn Walter

Our Creative Team highlight from last month is Elaine.

Please don't forget to enter this month's ARTastic challenge. All the details are in the left sidebar. Remember you have until the end of the month to submit your entry.

This month we are going to relax our rules so you may combine your entry with other challenges.

Sunday, 1 October 2017

Hello lovely October ...

This month we are celebrating friendship in whichever form speaks to you.  Our inspiration comes to you from Gail McCormac with this delightful painting 3 friends at the beach.


CRITERIA - Celebrate friendship theme

You may now combine your entry with other challenges.


A little about Gail McCormac ...

Gail is a self taught artist working from her studio on the beautiful morning peninsula in Victoria along with her husband Tony, who makes furniture and accessories from new and reclaimed timber.  She loves working with a lot of different mediums and experimenting with a variety of textures and painting methods.  Gail has always had a passion for drawing, painting and creating.

This year we are putting the ART back into ARTastic and our main prize each month will reflect that - this month featuring amazing products from Kaisercraft.


And as always a lovely prize for our random draw winner ...
Donated by Angelika Ushakova

And now some beautiful inspiration from the first of our team ...

JUDY
I was immediately inspired by the simple theme of the painting - friends looking out to sea and have used a photo of myself and a longtime friend taken several years ago. I have used soft shades and flowers too.

ANNA
I was inspired by the flowery bath suites and summertime feeling. I celebrate the friendship between our youngest kids. Pics from our Swedish Midsummer celebration.

KAREN

Here is a great photo of my son and four mates who now at 19 are all still good friends.

TANYA
Here is my daughter and new friend she made while on a recent Contiki holiday.

TRACEY
I have used the new Cocoa Vanilla Bohemian Dreams papers and accents for this friend inspired layout.

ELAINE
A photo of my friend's son, with my daughter. Their friendship has grown up along with them. It's been so beautiful to see. I used the summer colours from the painting as part of my inspiration.

Over to you ......

Please upload the DIRECT link to your actual entry with the link tool on the LEFT by 11.55pm on October 31st, 2017.  We'd love to see your new paper, digital, mixed media or off the page entries. Why not try doing a pocket page spread?  Please no back-dated submissions.  

 Please note:- You may combine with other challenges.  Please include our inspirational picture and challenge details on your blog post as well as provide a link back to us at ARTastic  ... and don't forget to tell us how you were inspired by our challenge.  You may enter more than once in any month as long as each submission is with a different creation.  International entries are very welcome. 

Please call past on the 8th for our announcement of the September winners and our ARTastic 3T's - Tips, Tricks and Techniques for October