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Tuesday, 17 May 2022

Our April winner ...

Thank you for your wonderful entries for our April Art Room.  We hope you like the concept and have fingers crossed you all might find the time to play along with us in future months - just remember it is your interpretation so you can use the colours (all or just some) or find some shapes you might like or use the design or follow the theme - it is totally up to you!

 Our prize winner is selected by random draw (names on pieces of paper and drawn from a jar) - so anyone could be a winner, no matter your style or your level of experience or your country of residence. 

April Prize

and our winner is ...

TONI

Could the winner please contact me on artasticchallengeblog@gmail.com with their postal address.  Please remember it is the responsibility of each winner to claim their prize and provide their details.  You have until the announcement of the winners for next month to do so. 

If you would like to be a winner please don't forget to put in an entry for our challenge. All the details are in the left sidebar. We'd love to see more of you enter each month. No entries means no chance to give away our prizes unfortunately.

Sunday, 1 May 2022

Welcome to May ...

This year we are making some changes to our challenges which I hope you will all enjoy. During 2022 our inspiration is coming to you from ART ROOMS (aka store window displays). Just bear in mind that these are actual window displays, mostly behind glass, so the images may not be as clear and crisp as our previous artwork images.

How you interpret these arty displays is totally up to you but please let us know what inspired you from our monthly art room – it may be the colours, or the overall style or perhaps there is a specific item you see that you can replicate on your page.  Maybe you like a background pattern or a shape in the display or want to use photos that match the theme.  We’d love to hear what jumped out at you!


And now some inspiration from our team ...

(in no particular order)

Karen Brierley - (Australia)
I raided my stash of green & blue scraps to create another page for the 3 Girls' Road Trip album.

Dale Tiernan - (Australia)
Inspired by the colours and the use of stripes.  I decided to go with paint instead of my original idea of washi.

Sharon Bishop - (Australia)
CAN SOMEONE WATER MY PLANTS WHILST I'M AWAY?

Took my inspiration from the background vertical strips and the huge array of plants, that are waiting to be watered!

Karen Guy (Australia)
Loved these colours, of course washi tape came to mind!  Ran with the garden theme.

Jane Howden - (Australia)
Inspired by the vertical stripes, the colours and the garden theme.  I used silver square brand to replicate the plant pots.

Our monthly prize winner is selected by random draw - so anyone could be a winner, you just have to be in it to win it!

May prize

 Please upload your entries directly to the monthly album in our Facebook public group (ARTastic challenges) by midnight on the last day of the month - please remember we are an Australian based challenge so do check your day and time.  All entries must be new for this challenge and the original work of the entrant.  You may combine entries with a sketch challenge only. 

We hope you might find time to play along with our new style challenge.

Friday, 15 April 2022

Our March winner ...

Thank you for your gorgeous and whimsical entries for our March Artroom.  We hope you like the concept and have fingers crossed you all might find the time to play along with us in future months - just remember it is your interpretation so you can use the colours (all or just some) or find some shapes you might like or use the design or follow the theme - it is totally up to you!


 Our main prize winner is selected by random draw (names on pieces of paper and drawn from a jar) - so anyone could be a winner, no matter your style or your level of experience or your country of residence. If there are more than 8 entries in the month a second prize (donated each month by one of our team) will be drawn.
Main Prize


and our winner is ...

THERESA KAMP

Could the winner please contact me on artasticchallengeblog@gmail.com with their postal address.  Please remember it is the responsibility of each winner to claim their prize and provide their details.  You have until the announcement of the winners for next month to do so. 

If you would like to be a winner please don't forget to put in an entry for our challenge. All the details are in the left sidebar. We'd love to see more of you enter each month. No entries means no chance to give away our prizes unfortunately.

Friday, 1 April 2022

Welcome to April ...

 We are thrilled to announce we will be hosting a number of Cyber Crop weekends for you this year.  Each one will have three fun challenges, games and wonderful prizes!  Our first Cyber Crop will be held on 8/9/10 of April with a week to get your entries in to us.  So hope you can come join in with us!! 

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This year we are making some changes to our challenges which I hope you will all enjoy.  During 2022 our inspiration is coming to you from ART ROOMS (aka store window displays). Just bear in mind that these are actual window displays, mostly behind glass, so the images may not be as clear and crisp as our previous artwork images.

How you interpret these arty displays is totally up to you but please let us know what inspired you from our monthly art room – it may be the colours, or the overall style or perhaps there is a specific item you see that you can replicate on your page.  Maybe you like a background pattern or a shape in the display or want to use photos that match the theme.  We’d love to hear what jumped out at you!


And now some inspiration from our team ...

(in no particular order)

Sharon Bishop - (Australia)
Used the bright pink and green from the shop front inspiration and added a few columns! The added netting represents the diamond shapes.
Tulum, Mexica trip 2006.

Karen Guy (Australia)
I had fun with this one, inspired by the colours, shapes and fibres… Used photos I had from the Warwick Jumper’s and Jazz festival!!

Karen Brierley - (Australia)
I made a page for my travel journal. I used lots of pink, a mix of textures and patterns, and pops of neon pink and lime green.

Dale Tiernan - (Australia)
Inspired by the lime green and bright pink and use of lines.

Jane Howden - (Australia)
I immediately saw huge letters when I saw this display and as I had a few thought what better time to use them. Ran with the colours of pink, blue and lime and added large blocks of patterned paper to replicate the columns.

Our monthly prize winner is selected by random draw - so anyone could be a winner, you just have to be in it to win it!

April prize

 Please upload your entries directly to the monthly album in our Facebook public group (ARTastic challenges) by midnight on the last day of the month - please remember we are an Australian based challenge so do check your day and time.  All entries must be new for this challenge and the original work of the entrant.  You may combine entries with a sketch challenge only. 

We hope you might find time to play along with our new style challenge.

Tuesday, 15 March 2022

Our February winner ...

Thank you for your entries for our first ART ROOM of 2022.  We hope you like the concept and have fingers crossed you all might find the time to play along with us in future months - just remember it is your interpretation so you can use the colours (all or just some) or find some shapes you might like or use the design or follow the theme - it is totally up to you!

 Our main prize winner is selected by random draw (names on pieces of paper and drawn from a jar) - so anyone could be a winner, no matter your style or your level of experience or your country of residence. If there are more than 8 entries in the month a second prize (donated each month by one of our team) will be drawn.

Main Prize

and our winner is ...

VICTORIA KING

Could the winner please contact me on artasticchallengeblog@gmail.com with their postal address.  Please remember it is the responsibility of each winner to claim their prize and provide their details.  You have until the announcement of the winners for next month to do so. 

If you would like to be a winner please don't forget to put in an entry for our challenge. All the details are in the left sidebar. We'd love to see more of you enter each month. No entries means no chance to give away our prizes unfortunately.

Tuesday, 1 March 2022

Welcome to our March challenge ...

 This year we are making some changes to our challenges which I hope you will all enjoy.  During 2022 our inspiration is coming to you from ART ROOMS (aka store window displays). Just bear in mind that these are actual window displays, mostly behind glass, so the images may not be as clear and crisp as our previous artwork images.

How you interpret these arty displays is totally up to you but please let us know what inspired you from our monthly art room – it may be the colours, or the overall style or perhaps there is a specific item you see that you can replicate on your page.  Maybe you like a background pattern or a shape in the display or want to use photos that match the theme.  We’d love to hear what jumped out at you!


And now some inspiration from our team ...

(in no particular order)

Karen Brierley - (Australia)
Many years ago I received these cute felt toadstools in a RAK gift. This month's Art Room inspired me to place them on a layout, at long last!

Dale Tiernan - (Australia)
 A multitude of colours with a variety of patterns. A border around the edges.

Sharon Bishop - (Australia)
I took my inspiration from all the mushroom shapes and sizes.
Transformed them into mushroom houses, so pics of my grand daughter and her new cubby house were perfect! 🙂

I added a mushroom quote…. My HEART has so MUSH-ROOM for you to STAY - by Sonali Gupta

Karen Guy (Australia)
This beautiful window display just reminded me of Hobbiton homes and Toadstools and mushrooms!

Jane Howden - (Australia)
I loved the whimsical feel of this display and was inspired by the use of a black background, the overall colours and the mushrooms.

Our monthly prize winner is selected by random draw - so anyone could be a winner, you just have to be in it to win it!

March prize

We are also thrilled to announce we will be hosting a number of Cyber Crop weekends for you this year.  Each one will have three fun challenges, games and wonderful prizes!  Our first Cyber Crop will be held in April.  Keep posted for updates!

 Please upload your entries directly to the monthly album in our Facebook public group (ARTastic challenges) by midnight on the last day of the month - please remember we are an Australian based challenge so do check your day and time.  All entries must be new for this challenge and the original work of the entrant.  You may combine entries with a sketch challenge only. 

We hope you might find time to play along with our new style challenge.

Tuesday, 15 February 2022

Our December/January winners ...

Thank you for your fantastic entries for our December/January challenge using this inspiration card by Adrienne Higgs and produced by Scribbly Graphics, c.1978.  They were all so festive.

CRITERIA - Christmas theme plus stars

 Our main prize winner is selected by random draw (names on pieces of paper and drawn from a jar) - so anyone could be a winner, no matter your style or your level of experience or your country of residence. If there are more than 8 entries in the month a second prize (donated each month by one of our team) will be drawn.

Main Prize

and our winner is ...

MAUREEN WOOD

Second Prize
(drawn if more than 8 entries)

and our winner is ...

MARGARET CRAWFORD

Could the winners please contact me on artasticchallengeblog@gmail.com with their postal address.  Please remember it is the responsibility of each winner to claim their prize and provide their details.  You have until the announcement of the winners for next month to do so. 

If you would like to be a winner please don't forget to put in an entry for our challenge. All the details are in the left sidebar. We'd love to see more of you enter each month. No entries means no chance to give away our prizes unfortunately.

Tuesday, 1 February 2022

Welcome to our first challenge of 2022 ...

 Welcome to a brand new year on ARTastic.

 This year we are making some changes to our challenges which I hope you will all enjoy.  During 2022 our inspiration is coming to you from ART ROOMS (aka store window displays). Just bear in mind that these are actual window displays, mostly behind glass, so the images may not be as clear and crisp as our previous artwork images.

How you interpret these arty displays is totally up to you but please let us know what inspired you from our monthly art room – it may be the colours, or the overall style or perhaps there is a specific item you see that you can replicate on your page.  Maybe you like a background pattern or a shape in the display or want to use photos that match the theme.  We’d love to hear what jumped out at you!


And now some inspiration from our team ...

(in no particular order)

Sharon Bishop - (Australia)
I used the red, yellow, blue and black colours in squares and rectangles!
My Grandaughter Skyla and her first pair of school shoes!

Karen Guy (Australia)
I looked at this Window display and just thought Lego, oops no Shoes!

Dale Tiernan - (Australia)
Inspiration - predominantly white, black shapes (squares), primary coloured blue, red and yellow and of course, shoes!

Karen Brierley - (Australia)
I was inspired by the primary colours, squares and the shoes. This was very much a 'play around and see what happens' kind of page!

Jane Howden - (Australia)
I used the colours and the block style to document something to do with the "shoe theme" although perhaps in a slightly different way! This is a blast from my past :)

Our monthly prize winner is selected by random draw - so anyone could be a winner, you just have to be in it to win it!

February prize

We are also thrilled to announce we will be hosting a number of Cyber Crop weekends for you this year.  Each one will have three fun challenges, games and wonderful prizes!  Keep posted for updates!

 Please upload your entries directly to the monthly album in our Facebook public group (ARTastic challenges) by midnight on the last day of the month - please remember we are an Australian based challenge so do check your day and time.  All entries must be new for this challenge and the original work of the entrant.  You may combine entries with a sketch challenge only. 

We hope you might find time to play along with our challenge.

Wednesday, 22 December 2021

Christmas greetings ...

We'd like to take this opportunity to wish everyone the very best for the Christmas season. Thank you for your continued support through 2021. 


 I'd like to offer a huge thank you to my small but truly amazing ARTastic team.  You go above and beyond ladies and I couldn't keep doing this without you.

Dale Tiernan
Sharon Bishop
Karen Brierley
Karen Guy

ARTastic will be back in February, 2022 with something very new and fresh as we will be moving away from artwork inspired challenges so please pop past and check us out.  We will continue to have some great prizes and next year we will be introducing Cyber Crop weekends for you.

Remember our December challenge is open right up until the end of January so you will have lots of time to get creative and put in an entry (or two).

Wednesday, 15 December 2021

November winners ...

Such lovely entries for our challenge last month featuring inspiration from Emma Uber with Beauty will save the world. We'd love to see what you can do for this month too and as our December challenge actually runs as our January challenge as well, you will have until the end of January in which to enter - we hope you can find time to put in an entry.

CRITERIA - Portrait pic or full face style.  

Our main prize winner is selected by random draw (names on pieces of paper and drawn from a jar) - so anyone could be a winner, no matter your style or your level of experience or your country of residence. If there are more than 8 entries in the month a second prize (donated each month by one of our team) will be drawn.

Main Prize

and our winner is ...

PHILLIS

Second Prize
(drawn if more than 8 entries)


and our winner is ...

MARY

Could the winners please contact me on artasticchallengeblog@gmail.com with their postal address.  Please remember it is the responsibility of each winner to claim their prize and provide their details.  You have until the announcement of the winners for next month to do so. 

If you would like to be a winner please don't forget to put in an entry for our challenge. All the details are in the left sidebar. We'd love to see more of you enter each month. No entries means no chance to give away our prizes unfortunately.

Wednesday, 1 December 2021

Welcome to December ...

 Welcome to our final challenge of the year - we will run this one through until the end of January so plenty of time for you to play along with us. 

 Our inspiration comes to you from this wonderful Christmas card designed by Adrienne Higgs and produced by Scribbly Graphics, c.1978

CRITERIA - Christmas theme plus stars

And now some inspiration from our team ...
(in no particular order)

Sharon Bishop - (Australia)
Lots of stars!

Karen Guy (Australia)
Lots of Stars for Christmas of course!

Dale Tiernan - (Australia)
I've added stars on the background using chalk and a stencil. There are also stars in the polar bear scene. All the animals are facing right.

Karen Brierley - (Australia)
I scrapped some leftover pics from Christmas 2013. I think we've all got some photos that never quite make the first pass!

Jane Howden - (Australia)

Our main prize winner is selected by random draw - so anyone could be a winner, no matter your style or your level of experience or your country of residence. If there are more than 8 entries in the month a second prize (donated each month by one of our team) will be drawn from amongst our Australian entrants.

Main Prize

If there are more than 8 entries another prize will be drawn

Now over to you ......

 Please upload your entries directly to the monthly album in our Facebook public group (ARTastic challenges) by midnight on the last day of the month (in this case January) - please remember we are an Australian based challenge so do check your day and time. For anyone not on Facebook, simply email us your entry and if you have a blog, a link to that too so we can still pop past for a visit. You may combine your entry with 3 other challenges. You may enter more than once in any month as long as each submission is with a different creation. International entries are very welcome.

  We hope you might find time to play along with our challenge.