Thursday, 30 April 2009

Tonights Deadline :)

Tonight is the last chance to get your layout in for the April Prize. I cant wait until tomorrow to show you want the team have created with next months artist!! They look Fab!! I will be announcing all prize winners, the team and the May Artist Friday 1st May (in the evening) so be sure to check back and be a part of the fun in May. Cheers for now :)

Tuesday, 28 April 2009

Another awsome layout landed in the inbox. This is titled "The Golden Child"and is by Tash Allen. Thanks Tash. I love all the gold and embellishments on the layout.

It's so interesting to see how people interpret the artwork in their own way which is what I love most about these monthly challenges!

Layout Share

Thanks Renae Deguara for submitting this Layout for the April Challenge. I love the dreaminess of this one :)

Renae has written
I’ve used the shapes, general placement and flowers as
inspiration for my layout and also the sereneness of the painting. The title of my layout is EVEN WHEN…. (it reads: even when you are sad, you are beautiful to

Saturday, 25 April 2009

Team Being Finalised

Thanks to all the girls who sent in an expression of interest to be part of the ARTastic team. I will be finalising the team tomorrow :). The end of April is coming quite quickly so only a few more days to send in entries and make a comment for the prizes :)

The following Layout is by Shazza and is called "Attracting Butterflies" Shazza has used Gustav Klimt's "Sea Urchins"as inspiration.

here is what she shared about her creation

The colors he used for the sea urchins reminded me of colorful butterflies, so I
went with this concept.I also added three elements which Gustav klimt was
renowned for.The first is the love of cats, so I included a cat in the corner
of the layout clawing at a butterfly flying past.The second was his fixation
with "Red Heads", my lady has beautiful wavy red woolen hair.The third is his
use of gold leaf in his painting,I have included four gold butterflies in my

Shazza used some celebrity eyes in here sample can you guess who??

And heres one of mine. I really enjoy the use of shape and draw my inspiration from this when designing my layout.

Until next time :)

Monday, 13 April 2009

Welcome everyone to the new ARTastic Challenge Blog. I have had this idea floating about for ages and welcome you to share it with me as inspiration for some creative layouts. I have had a passion for the great artists since highschool fact here is my year 12 submission that I dragged out from under the bed (you didnt hear that from me LOL) that (as daggy as it is to some) it was inspired by an artist called Gustav Klimt. In fact I did a whole series in different medium and gave them as present so Mum and my sister both have masterpieces hanging on the walls LOL

So as a quick challenge for April I have dragged out the following works by the same artist as inspiration for your masterpiece!

You can use the colours, subject idea, or geometric patterns for your designs. In fact whatever inspires you from the great artist!! Each month a new artist will feature. Check the side bar for the current prize of the month. We are not currently sponsored by stores so its a little treat for your efforts from me :)

I am also looking for anyone interested in scrapping for fun and being part of the ARTastic team . Basically this involves creating a LO using the design with a commitment of 1 per month. This is a purely for fun role with no payment. If your interested email me with your details :) see the side bar for contact :)

So you have until the end of the month of April to email your layouts to me. Look forward to seeing your creations :)