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Friday, 1 July 2022

Welcome to July ...

Welcome to our July challenge and our new ART room this month. Lots of different colours to select from - like games? - we have you covered!


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 took my inspiration from the board game theme - I used dominoes and spots and a light blue background.

Dale Tiernan - (Australia)
I've used the colours, especially light blue background. I have squares, like the domino shape. Also included luck.

Sharon Bishop - (Australia)
I was inspired by the domino display window and used domino patterned paper as my background. I went with a game I loved playing during Covid isolation with my family! 
Karen Guy (Australia)
I was inspired by the Chess pieces and colours in this window display, they were perfect for this photo I had of the Grandchildren playing with the large Chess board in the park!

Jane Howden - (Australia)
I was inspired by the colours of brown and blue and the dominos as we all love playing this game at home.

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!

July 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 challenge this month.

Wednesday, 15 June 2022

Our May winner ...

Thank you for your fantastic entries for our  May Art Room. Some truly inventive takes on our challenge last month - outstanding work ladies.

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. 

May Prize

and our winner is ...

LESLEY BUXTON

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.

Wednesday, 1 June 2022

Welcome to June ...

   Our second Cyber Crop will be held on 10/11/12 June with a week to get your entries in to us. We will host three fun challenges, games and have some wonderful prizes for you! So hope you can come join in with us!!

Welcome to our June challenge and I think you will really like our ART room this month - so many ways to interpret this one.  From vintage to travel to black and white photos to fashion to music and movies - the ideas are almost endless.

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 Guy (Australia)
I took my inspiration from the Fashion, it reminded of this showing we had seen in the NGV I loved, I have added a few little inspiration pieces from the window display!

Karen Brierley - (Australia)
I noticed the guitar in the window straight away, and I was inspired to scrap this music-themed page with a female performer.

Sharon Bishop - (Australia)
ROCK N ROLL BALLERINA

I took my inspiration from the Guitar and the portrait style photos of the iconic movie sirens.

I did my page on Suzi Quattro, as she is my all time rock n roll favourite musician. I added a guitar and a head shot of her.

I called my page Rock n Roll Ballerina because when Suzi strums her guitar she often raises her hand above her head like a ballerina pose!

Dale Tiernan - (Australia)
These photos reminded me of the screen in the middle of the scene. I've used black, cream and gold and a nod to dressing up/fashion. I've also added a frame to one pic.

Jane Howden - (Australia)
The first thing I noticed from this ART room were the fur coats and fashion hair and hats. I knew I had a vintage photo of my Aunty wearing both ... and a layout was born.

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!

June 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, 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.