Tuesday, 15 January 2019

December winners ...

Thank you for your wonderful projects for our December challenge using inspiration by Lisa Frances Judd called Candy Cane Owl.  We had some fantastic takes on this quirky little artwork.

CRITERIA -  Christmas theme

Our winners are ...


GLORIA

and


KAREN

Could the winners please contact me on artasticchallengeblog@gmail.com with their postal details. You have until the announcement of the winners for next month to do so. 


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 3 other challenges.

Tuesday, 1 January 2019

Welcome to 2019 ...

Welcome to a brand new year on ARTastic. We hope you all had a sensational Christmas with family and friends and are now keen to spend some quality crafty time for yourselves.

Our first inspiration for 2019 is this fantastic abstract painting by Chris Vella called Joy.


CRITERIA - Yellow, blue and orange

A little about Chris Vella ...

I have always worked in an expressionist style. Sydney was my birth place, back in 1948. My aim in my paintings is to create something that touches my inner self and echoes in a meditative way an image that symbolises my thoughts, emotions and perceptions of whatever the subject matter generates. Art studies were completed at Wollongong West Art College and Wollongong University.


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

Dale Tiernan -  (Australia)
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Annemarie Caister - (New Zealand)
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I love this photo of my Late Mum as a child and when I found the vintage patterned paper in my stash I knew I had to use it for this month's challenge! I distressed all paper and cardstock to enhance the heritage theme and I inked and sprayed lots of white flowers to match the paper. I also sprayed some white lace with a copper spray to make it look old. I really enjoyed creating this layout.

Tanya Heritage - (Australia)
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The blue and yellow tones reminded me of the beach so I thought this photo would work perfectly.

Karen McLaughlin - (Australia)
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Sharon Bishop - (Australia)
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Karen Brierley - (Australia)
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I adore the colour combination, and it was perfect for scrapping a summer beach photograph. The artwork inspired me to create my own background using orange and yellow Dylusion inks.

Jane Howden - (Australia)
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Our main prize winner this year will be 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.

Main January Prize

Second January Prize
(drawn if more than 8 entries)

Donated by Sharon Bishop

Over to you ......

Please upload the DIRECT link to your actual entry with the link tool on the LEFT by 11.55pm on the last day of the month - please remember we are an Australian based challenge so please check your day and time. You may combine your entry with other challenges. Please include our inspirational picture and challenge details on your blog post as well as providing a link back to us at ARTastic. 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 December winners. 

Saturday, 22 December 2018

Merry Christmas and introducing our 2019 team ...

We'd like to take this opportunity to wish everyone peace, joy and much happiness for the Christmas season.  Thank you for your continued support and encouragement throughout 2018.

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ARTastic will be back in 2019 with new artwork and fresh challenges to inspire you.

For 2019 we welcome ...

New team members ...

Dale Tiernan -  (Australia)
Annemarie Caister - (New Zealand)

Plus returning members ...

Tanya Heritage - (Australia)
Karen McLaughlin - (Australia)
Sharon Bishop - (Australia)
Karen Brierley - (Australia)
Jane Howden - (Australia)

Saying goodbye to ...

Tone Jensen - (Norway)
Kat Gray - (Australia)

Thank you for being part of the ARTastic team lovely ladies -  you have been an inspiration and we shall miss you.  All the very best in your crafting journey.

and now a couple of December highlights ...

Giorgia
dav

Mary (aka Dolly Bee)


You still have until 11.55pm on the 31st of December to complete our December challenge and we would love to see your entries. If you have some downtime over the Christmas break please think of us :)

Keep safe everyone and enjoy time with your family and friends - see you in 2019 !!

Saturday, 15 December 2018

November winners ...

Thank you so very much for all your wonderful entries for our November inspiration by Arthur Baker Clack called "The Citadel, St Tropez".

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CRITERIA - Use paint or ink

Our winners are ...


MYRY

and


DOLLY BEE

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. 

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 3 other challenges.

Saturday, 1 December 2018

Welcome to December ...

Our December inspiration comes to you from Lisa Frances Judd with Candy Cane Owl.

CRITERIA -  Christmas theme

A little about Lisa Frances Judd ...

My name is Lisa Frances Judd and I am a Blue Mountains Artist from Wimalee NSW, Australia. From the moment I could hold a crayon I have been drawing and painting. Love of art is in my blood as my Mother is also an Artist. Although my Mother went through Art School, I am self taught and have developed my own distinctive style over many years based on my passion for colour, pattern and my own vivid imagination.

Over the years, I have participated in numerous group and solo art exhibitions, including one at The Pine Street Gallery, Chippendale, Sydney that was featured in The Sydney Morning Herald’s Spectrum Section in 2013. That same year I was included in the ‘Undiscovered’ feature of Art Collector Magazine and included in Art Edit.

And now some inspiration from our team ...

Sharon Bishop - Australia
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My granddaughter's first seated Santa photo at age 6 months.

Karen Brierley - Australia
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I created a double page Christmas layout, and I included a little bird too.

Karen McLaughlin - Australia
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Tone Jensen - Norway
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Kat Gray - Australia
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I made a pair of Christmas cards using the main colours (red, white and kraft) and elements (birds, mistletoe) from the artwork.

Tanya Heritage - Australia
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Merry Christmas. I took inspiration from the red and white candy cane and it was perfect that our little Christmas Owl had a Santa hat on too.

Jane Howden - Australia
I was inspired by the colours in the artwork, the stripes on the candy cane and the snowflakes in the background - I even managed to add in a little owl !

Our main prize winner this year will be 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.

Main Prize
Donated by Karen Brierley


Second Prize
(drawn if more than 8 entries)
Donated by Karen McLaughlin

Over to you ......

Please upload the DIRECT link to your actual entry with the link tool on the LEFT by 11.55pm on the last day of the month - please remember we are an Australian based challenge so please check your day and time. You may combine your entry with  three (3) other challenges. Please include our inspirational picture and challenge details on your blog post as well as providing a link back to us at ARTastic. You may enter more than once in any month as long as each submission is with a different creation. International entries are very welcome. No blog? No problem!  You can also add your entry to our gallery on our Facebook page.

Please call past on the 15th for the announcement of our November winners. 

Thursday, 29 November 2018

November highlights ...

There is still time to play along with us this month. Joining in is very simple - please be inspired in some way by our wonderful art and use our criteria. 

Our November inspiration comes to you from Arthur Baker Clack with "The Citadel, St Tropez".

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CRITERIA - Use paint or ink

Here are just a couple of entries that have caught our eye over the past couple of weeks ...

Myry

Maud

We'd love to see your work too so please come and join in with us.

Thursday, 15 November 2018

October winners ...

Thank you so very much for all your wonderful entries for our October challenge using this artwork from Lyn Butchart called Green Peacock.

CRITERIA -  Monochromatic (can be any colour)
Feel free to use black, white, kraft or navy as your accent colours.

Our winners are ...


#9 Jackie Edwards

and


#14 Jenny H

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. 

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 3 other challenges.

Thursday, 1 November 2018

Welcome to November ...

Our November inspiration comes to you from Arthur Baker Clack with "The Citadel, St Tropez".

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CRITERIA - Use paint or ink

A little about Arthur Baker Clack ...

Arthur Baker-Clack was an Australian born painter who embraced the Post-Impressionist French style. After a short spell as a teacher in South Australia, Baker-Clack started a career as a journalist covering the Western Australia.

In 1906 Baker-Clack travelled to Paris to study painting, initially as a pupil of the Australian expatriate Kupert Bunny and then under the painter and sculptor Laurens. He found great inspiration from the modernist works of C├ęzanne and Seurat. His style reveals the impressionist influences of his Parisian studies, while demonstrating his skill in the use of colour which is employed with uncompromising vigour alongside a certain boldness and directness in the lines. The result creates richly toned and forceful pictures.

Throughout his life, Baker-Clack exhibited both in London at the Royal Academy of Arts and in Paris. His work is held in many public collections in Australia. 

And now some inspiration from our team ...

Tone Jensen - Norway
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The photo is of my son standing by the sea in Hurghada, Egypt. We found some dead fish in the sea (the little photo) and therefore I have used fish-bone chipboard on the bottom of my page and I have used a script stamp to ink my background.

Kat Gray - Australia
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For my take on the challenge, I created a painted background inspired by the colours in the artwork; especially the blues, teals, purples and silver.

Sharon Bishop - Australia
I used watered down ink and took the sea in the background and green foliage as my inspiration from the photo. This is our travelling Gnome in Playa del Carmen, Mexico in 2006.

Karen McLaughlin - Australia
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I have used paint and ink on the chipboard.

Tanya Heritage - Australia
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I liked the water and buildings in the painting so chose a photo of my daughter in Florence Italy with water and buildings behind her.

Karen Brierley - Australia
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My artwork inspiration was using scenery photographs. I created my background by using a piece of corrugated cardboard to apply acrylic paint across the page.

Jane Howden - Australia
The painting held a real holiday vibe for me so I have used some happy vacation snaps of our trip to Tasmania a few years ago.  There is no patterned paper on this layout - my background was created using ink and stickers.

Our main prize winner this year will be 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.

Main Prize

Second Prize
(drawn if more than 8 entries)

Donated by Kat Gray

Over to you ......

Please upload the DIRECT link to your actual entry with the link tool on the LEFT by 11.55pm on the last day of the month - please remember we are an Australian based challenge so please check your day and time. You may combine your entry with  three (3) other challenges. Please include our inspirational picture and challenge details on your blog post as well as providing a link back to us at ARTastic. You may enter more than once in any month as long as each submission is with a different creation. International entries are very welcome. No blog? No problem!  You can also add your entry to our gallery on our Facebook page.

Please call past on the 15th for the announcement of our October winners. 

Sunday, 28 October 2018

October highlights ...

There is still time to play along with us this month.  Joining in is very simple - please be inspired in some way by our wonderful art and use our criteria.   

Our October inspiration comes to you from Lyn Butchart with a piece called Green Peacock.

CRITERIA -  Monochromatic (can be any colour)
Feel free to use black, white, kraft or navy as your accent colours.

Monochromatic colours are all the colours (tones, tints and shades ) of a single hue.

Here are just a couple of entries that have caught our eye over the past couple of weeks ...

Cathy Lu
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Lizzy Hill


We'd love to see your work too so please come and join in with us.