Wednesday, 15 May 2019

April winners ...

Thank you everyone for your delightful pet entries based on our April challenge artwork by Lisa Frances Judd called "Cracked cats at home".  Please remember you may combine your entry with 3 other challenges only.

CRITERIA -  PETS

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

and our winner is ...


#10 MARIA

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

and our winner is ...


#6 CASS

Could the winners please contact me on artasticchallengeblog@gmail.com with their postal address.  Please remember it is the winners responsibility to claim their prize and provide their 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.

Wednesday, 1 May 2019

Welcome to May ...


We are now making it even easier to enter our challenges - use our inlinkz gallery on the left or click onto our new Facebook public group (ARTastic challenges) and put your entry directly into our monthly album under photos.

This month our inspiration comes to you by 
Reginald (Reg) Earl Campbell with "Still life with daffodils".  12th of May is Mother's Day here in Australia and one of the biggest retail days in the year for florists - what Mum doesn't like receiving beautiful blooms ...


CRITERIA - Use flowers

Please remember - You may combine your entry with 3 other challenges only.

A little about Reginald (Reg) Earl Campbell ...

Reg Campbell was a self-taught painter specialising in landscapes and portraits. Having grown up in Sydney and served in New Guinea during World War 2, he moved to Bathurst to work as a signwriter. In time, he moved to Sunny Corner, via Rydal, and established a gallery, where he painted hundreds of competent conventional landscapes and flower pieces. He was a Wynne finalist eight times, and twenty-five times an Archibald finalist between 1952 and 1990, his Archibald subjects including Don Bradman, Bob Dyer, Norm Provan, John Laws and Evonne Goolagong. He made scores of portraits on commission, his biography stating that he painted ‘approximately 100 knights of the realm’ and nine bishops and archbishops. In 1990 he won the Archibald People’s Choice Award at the Archibald with a self-portrait.

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

Karen McLaughlin - (Australia)
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With lots of pretty flowers ...

Annemarie Caister - (New Zealand)
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I LOVE flowers so really enjoyed creating this layout using Kaisercraft Sage & Grace papers, lots of fussy cutting, a bit of mixed media in the background, and of course, lots of flowers!

Sharon Bishop - (Australia)
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My Jenna and her friend Ellen back in 1995, celebrating Ellen's birthday. Using a line of mixed flowers!

Karen Brierley - (Australia)
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When I'm not scrapping, I love to spend time in the garden. I have used the FLOWER theme in my photograph, and my embellishments.

Tanya Heritage - (Australia)
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I knew I had to use a photo of my Mum when I saw the criteria was to use flowers on your layout. Mum was an avid gardener and made all her neighbours jealous of how beautiful her garden was.

Dale Tiernan -  (Australia)
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Flowers aren't something I use a whole lot of. Week before last I actually went through and sorted all my flowers in the hope that I would use them more. Great timing with this particular challenge.

Jane Howden - (Australia)
I decided to use some of the colours in the artwork (yellow, cream, green and brown) as well as included the flower criteria.

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 Karen Brierley



Over to you ......

Please upload the DIRECT link to your actual entry with the link tool on the LEFT or click onto our new Facebook public group (ARTastic challenges) and put your entry directly into our monthly album under photos 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 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.

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

Saturday, 27 April 2019

April highlights ...

There is still time to play along with us this month. We'd really love to see your layout based on our April inspiration by Lisa Frances Judd called "Cracked cats at home".


CRITERIA - PETS

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

MARIA

LYN T

LOUISE TURNER

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

Monday, 15 April 2019

March winners ...

Thank you for your entries based on our March inspiration by Poncho Army with Freedom in Ruins. Please remember you may combine your entry with 3 other challenges only.

CRITERIA - Monochromatic (can be any colour)


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

and our winner is ...

#5 Emily Shroom

Second Prize
(drawn if more than 8 entries)

Donated by Tanya Heritage

and our winner is ...



#1 Jackie Edwards

Could the winners please contact me on artasticchallengeblog@gmail.com with their postal address.  Please remember it is the winners responsibility to claim their prize and provide their 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.

Monday, 1 April 2019

Welcome to April ...

We are now making it even easier to enter our challenges - use our inlinkz gallery on the left or click onto our new Facebook public group (ARTastic challenges) and put your entry directly into our monthly album under photos.

This month our inspiration comes to you by Lisa Frances Judd with "Cracked cats at home".


CRITERIA -  PETS

Please remember - You may combine your entry with 3 other challenges only.

A little about Lisa Frances Judd ...

Lisa Frances Judd is a self-taught artist from The Blue Mountains near Sydney, Australia who has been drawing and painting as long as she could hold a crayon. Her distinctive style showcases a passion for bold colors and bright, repeating patterns and textures. In addition to participating in group and solo shows in Sydney and other locations around Australia, Lisa’s work has been licensed in both the US and Australia. 
And now some inspiration from our team ...
(in no particular order)

Karen Brierley - (Australia)
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My gorgeous dog, Jess. I took inspiration from the mix of colours (even included a splash of purple!) and the black outlines.

Tanya Heritage - (Australia)
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I liked the orange tones and the stripes in the painting so I decided to add them to my layout too.

Annemarie Caister - (New Zealand)
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I loved the bright colours this month so chose Photo Play "Wiskers" paper range. I challenged myself further to use lots of "older" items from my stash such as flat flowers and brads. The chipboard circles represent string or wool which my cat loved to play with. This month marks a year since she went to kitty heaven.

Karen McLaughlin - (Australia)
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Here is my page with a very cute puppy who is not so small now.

Sharon Bishop - (Australia)
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Astro - British Blue Shorthair (waiting for family on the other side of the rainbow bridge!) R.I.P beautiful Boy!

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Kimba - Snow Bengal. Sleeping is his favourite sport!

Dale Tiernan -  (Australia)
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The eyes of the cats really stood out to me in the inspiration painting so I've gone with that.

Jane Howden - (Australia)
Inspired by the bright happy colours and the cats (of course).

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 Karen McLaughlin

Over to you ......


Please upload the DIRECT link to your actual entry with the link tool on the LEFT or click onto our new Facebook public group (ARTastic challenges) and put your entry directly into our monthly album under photos 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 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.

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

Wednesday, 27 March 2019

March highlights ...

There is still time to play along with us this month. We'd really love to see your layout based on our March inspiration by Poncho Army called Freedom in Ruins.

CRITERIA - Monochromatic (can be any colour)

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

Jackie Edwards

Louise Turner
entered on Facebook
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We'd love to see your work too so please come and join in with us.

Friday, 15 March 2019

February winners ...

Thank you for your delightful layouts based on our February inspiration by Grace Cossington Smith called Trees.

CRITERIA - Nature theme

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 February Prize

and our winners is

#9 Barb Holmes

Second February Prize
(drawn if more than 8 entries)

Donated by Jane Howden

and our winner is


#10 Gloria Lee

Could the winners please contact me on artasticchallengeblog@gmail.com with their postal address.  Please remember it is the winners responsibility to claim their prize and provide their 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.

Friday, 1 March 2019

Welcome to March ...

We are now making it even easier to enter our challenges - use our inlinkz gallery on the left or click onto our new Facebook public group (ARTastic challenges) and put your entry directly into our monthly album under photos.

This month our inspiration comes to you by Poncho Army with Freedom in Ruins.

CRITERIA - Monochromatic (can be any colour)

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. 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.


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

Annemarie Caister - (New Zealand)
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I chose pink.burgandy hues this month for my monochrome layout. This photo was taken 19 years ago the day after our wedding. I printed the photo in greyscale to tone in with the layout. I hope you like it!

Karen McLaughlin - (Australia)
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Sharon Bishop - (Australia)
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 'Chihuahua on duty'. You can see our chihuahua Duke's little head sticking out behind the curtains. Orange was my go to color!

Karen Brierley - (Australia)
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I went with the darkness theme and scrapped some photographs from a rainy, overcast day. 

Tanya Heritage - (Australia)
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I thought I'd choose black as my momochromatic colour. I dont think I have ever created a just black layout before.

Dale Tiernan -  (Australia)
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Jane Howden - (Australia)
Using green for a little nature inspiration.

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 Tanya Heritage

Over to you ......

Please upload the DIRECT link to your actual entry with the link tool on the LEFT or click onto our new Facebook public group (ARTastic challenges) and put your entry directly into our monthly album under photos 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 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.

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