Friday, 15 December 2017

November winners ...

Some really striking entries for our challenge last month - thank you to everyone who took the time to play along with us.

Our main winner is #4 Julie J

Our random draw winner is #2 Emma

Could the winners please contact me on jjjustjane@bigpond.com with their postal details. You have until the announcement of the winners for next month to do so. Don't forget to grab our winners badge from the sidebar. 

Our Creative Team highlight from last month is Kat.

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.

You may combine your entry with other challenges.

Friday, 1 December 2017

And then it was December ...

Welcome to December and something just a little different on ARTastic this month.  Our team and our artworks are taking a short break away from normal design team duties for December but this doesn't mean we won't be having a challenge for you.

This month each of our team members present to you their favourite 2017 layout - your challenge is to select one of them and scrap lift it.  Just mention in your entry post which team member you have lifted.  There will be no voting this month - a winner will be selected by random draw.  If we have more than 8 entries in the month we will select an additional random winner.  Couldn't be simpler hey!!

KAREN
My page is from the May Challenge where the criteria was flowers. Everyone likes flowers, right :)

JUDY
Here is my March challenge page. I like the stamped and stencilled background which could be done with any colour and any stamps or stencils.

ANNA
Love the colors and I like the design. It’s from the August challenge.

MARIA
I love this layout! I used a lot of stamps, arrows, doodling and a pretty photo - it was a cool challenge in July!

EVELYN
This is one of my favourite layouts ever. I used tons of embellishments and I like the style of it. It is from the March challenge.

TRACEY
I love the colour tones and composition of my April challenge page.

ELAINE
My favourite page is from the June challenge. I still love the dreamy feel this page has.

TANYA
Here is my page from July. Its an easy and simple layout but I love it.

KAT
I don't often use mixed media in my projects so I was quite pleased with the layout I made for the September challenge (where the criteria was to use paint).

ANGELIKA
This is my favouorite layout- ever. I have it up on my wall by my bed.

TONE
 I like the playfulness of my July page.

KRIPA
I had so much fun making this layout. The composition, embelishments and colours were chosen to compliment the playfulness & energy of the little boy in the photograph. Here is a link to the video tutorial for this layout -https://www.youtube.com/edit?o=U&video_id=HwkU1MiLlnk

JANE
I love lots of white space and a design with clean and simple lines so my page from March really appeals to me.

Over to you ......

Please upload the DIRECT link to your actual entry with the link tool on the LEFT by 11.55pm on December 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 15th for our announcement of the November winners.  

Tuesday, 28 November 2017

November highlights ...

 There is still time to play along with us this month.  Simply use a black background and be inspired in some way by our November artwork - Landing by Poncho Army.
CRITERIA - Use a BLACK background

Here are just a couple of entries that have caught our eye during November ...

Emma

Bozena

Julie

 Come and join in with us.


Wednesday, 22 November 2017

A November tutorial ...

Introducing a beautiful page and inspirational process video by team member Kripa Koushik based on our November artwork - Landing by  Poncho Army.
CRITERIA - Use a BLACK background

Two aspects of the painting by Poncho Army stood out for me – blue and yellow against a black background and an imagined movement of the bird landing on the lone tree branch.


 So I selected shades of blue and yellow with a few pastel colours to balance. Inspired by the vibrancy of the painting, I chose these two photographs of my boys engaged in a screaming match which was their idea of fun! 




I’ve used many different chipboard pieces behind the photographs (numbers) to frame the pictures (polaroid frames) and as embellishments (arrows & words). 

I hope you enjoy the video.


http://thecolourpress.blogspot.com.au/


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.


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.

Could the winners please contact me on jjjustjane@bigpond.com with their postal details. You have until the announcement of the winners for next month to do so. Don't forget to grab our winners badge from the sidebar. 

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.