Thursday, 31 March 2011

Winners Announced for MARCH - 'The Circus Horse' by Marc Chaghall

Hi Ladies!

Thanks to everyone that joined in this months challenge, you all did a great job :) 
Well, the votes are all in from all the Design Team members.......

With 23 entries, it was quite a challenge in itself picking the winner!

But we asked for a Bright and Colorful layout and the winner delivered.....with this gorgeous page!!

The 'Picture This Winner' for  March is 

Chantal Vandenberg
with her entry
'Magic Roundabout'
Congrats Chantal!!
You have won a Lisa K - 'Magpie Kit' donated by Shazza


The Random Prize Draw of

American Thickers 'CHIT CHAT' donated by Flutterbuys
has been won by
Karen Williams

with her entry
'My Little Circus'
Congrats Karen!!! you have won....
The Debi Clark
Random Draw Prize
has been won
Sarah Rogers
with her entry
'Merry Go Round' 

Congrats Sarah!!!

You have won this prize donated by Debi!!

The Melissa O'Neill
Random Draw Prize
has been won
Narelle Riley
with her entry
'Ice Cream Freeze'  
Congrats Narelle!!!
You have won a 'Butterfly Clock' donated by Mel!!

Curators Choice Award goes to

Christy Strickler

with her entry
'World Record'

Congrats Christy!!!
you have won the following prize from me :)


The Guest DT RAK
donated by Tiffany Flibbert
(and the winner picked by Tiffany herself)

goes to

Lena Schreijenberg 

with her entry 
 Congrats Lena!!!

you have won this prize donated by Tiffany.

The DT submission winnerS

for March

Shazza (me) lol
with my entry
'Clowning Around'


Tiffany Flibbert
with her entry
'The Greatest Show on Earth'

We both scored 12 points each!!!!

Tiffany you have won a Rak Prize from Shazza!!


A big thankyou to all the March sponsors,
your donations are much appreciated by all of us at ARTastic

SPONSORS for March
Picture this - donated by Sazza.
Random Draw Prize - donated by Flutterbuys
  Guest DT RAK - donated by Tiffany Flibbert
Random Draw Prize - donated by Melissa O'Neill
Random Draw Prize - donated by Debi Clark
'Curators Choice' Award -  prize donated by Shazza


Thankyou to all the ladies that took the time to enter this month,

Thankyou to Tiffany for being our Guest DT for the month,
and adding some great comments to the entries during the month.

Thankyou to my DT members, who submitt the most inspiring work

We hope to see you all back again with some great entries for our next inspirational painting

'Autumn wonder' by Debbie Adams

Could all the winners please email me their home addresses to:

so I can get all your prizes organised :)


March's Inspiration will come from the painting 'The Circus Horse' by Marc Chagall

The Circus Horse by Marc Chagall 
(suggested by Deb Clark)

Diva Demand for an extra 10 bonus points try and
work the following into your layout.

Total points = 10pts
1. A Bright colorful Layout = 1pt
2. An animal somewhere on your page = 2pts
3. Atleast 3 circles  = 3pts
PLUS  - ADDED Bonus Point... A horse somewhere on your page = 4 pts 

Please email your layouts compressed/resized for web viewing to

Also, please add your blog address to your email so I can add it to the post, that way we can come and visit you :)

The Design Team have put together some great submissions,
so lots of inspiration to share with you all shortly :)

Entries for 'The Circus Horse' will close
Tuesday 29th March at midnight.

We cant wait to see March's entries :)


Tuesday, 29 March 2011

Showcase of entries for 'The Circus Horse' by Marc Chaghall


What a great entry result for this month 23 entries, an outstanding effort by all the participants....thankyou!!

It will be no easy task to pick our winners, thats for sure!! We had three newbies join us this month, so thanks ladies....we hope to see you back next month :)

We have a great painting for Autumn one (or for our american ladies ....FALL!) the Design Team have come up with some great layouts to share.........

Here are all the entries for March (this helps the DT to choose their winners in one blog post!)

First up is....
 Chantal Vandenberg - Magical Roundabout

  Christy Strickler - World Record
(double page layout)
Dale Tiernan - Roxy Blue

Emily Pearce - A Wonderful Day

Erika O'Keefe - Rocking Horse

Helene Bogren - Karusell

Jane Howden - Farm Fresh

Julene Matthews - It's better when we're Together

Karen Williams - My Little Circus

Kim Hutchinson - Good Morning Sunshine

Lena Schreijenberg - Rest

Lizzy Crust - Ride the Carousel

Mandy  Dodd - Champion

Mary Steinmetz - Can I go Again.

Mazlina Yusoff - You're the Coolest

Mazlina Yusoff - Cheeky Fun

Megan May - Chances are only what we make em.

Melinda Johns - Horsing Around

Melody Rainbow - She loves the Water

Narelle Riley - Ice Cream Freeze

Peg Hewitt - Mischief Maker

Sarah Rogers - Merry Go Round

Tiffany Call - Shine

We will be back shortly with our winners for the month!
Can you pick this months winner!

We have another Late minute entry from......

Melinda Johns - Horsing Around

Hi Shazza,
I finally got a layout done, I have been looking 
all year but couldn't find the time,
I have used a photo of my Daughter and cousin 
horsing around on a large stuffed horse, my 
cousin has. I have used bright but muted colours, 
3 circles, well that's the load of bling and 
button on my page. An animal well mine is a 
butterfly, I hope that counts, Its on-the ribbon 
Flower in the bottom right corner. A horse of 
course is in the photo.
The lady dancing on the horse right in the middle 
of the photo reminded me of the photo I took of 
my daughter nearly 2 years ago. I am happy with 
what it turned out like.
Lasercut chipboard Embellishments and Handmade 
Hey Melinda! That's great that you got an 
opportunity to join us this month Woohoo! What 
a great horsey photo you have used ....the 
little boy is so cute! I love your pp's and 
your embellies are fab! I love the main red 
and white flower and crochet red flower too.
A job well done :) Cheers Shazza

A late minute entry from a newbie......... :)

Christy Strickler - World Record


Hi, you can find my blog post about the pages here: Mine is actually a 2 page layout. I have a vintage poster with a bear riding a white circus horse on the left corner of page one. I drew some small circles on the scallops of both pages. I hope those count. Thank you for a fun challenge! I hope to play again soon.
Christy Strickler
I design for : Sketches 4 All and Scrap Our Stash
Hi Christy!
Thanks for your great 2 page layout :) What a great event to documnet. I like how you pulled your tight rope string from one page to the other....very clever!! Great colors you have used and love your embellishments, especially your paper flowers! Great journaling too. You can just see the tight rope walker in the pics it looks like he's walking on clouds! Well done! - Shazza

Monday, 28 March 2011

We have a last minute entry from.....

Mandy Dodd - Champion

Hi Shazza,
I enjoyed the colours this month!  It was a challenge, and getting that feel for circus, 
or an arena for the horse riding kind, managed all criteria!

Great work Mandy!! Thanks for joining in this month :)....
I love how you have used the doillies on your page,
and the blue tassells look fab!
Fantastic photo of a champion horse and rider !!!
A great stand out page!
Cheers Shazza

Sunday, 27 March 2011

A great entry today from.....

Kim Hutchinson - Good Morning Sunshine

Hi Shazza,

Had a pretty hectic month but here is my entry into your March Challenge inspired by the 'The Circus Horse' by Marc Chagall (suggested by Deb Clark).

One of my aims in scrapbooking is to use photo's that I want to scrap but that also fill challenges and I am very happy when the two combine.

This photo is of Lauren (son's partner) with her horse Gypsy at sunrise.  I know this photo is a favourite of hers.

Loved the inspiration LO's put up by the DT's and as always have enjoyed your challenge and I have met all your criteria.

My blog address is:

Thank you again.

Kim  Hutchinson

Thanks for your entry Kim! I think you have done well this month to combine photos you want to scrap and favourite challenges. What a perfect photo to use! Love how you incorporated all the criteria too. A great layout and I love the color combos you used as well. Well done - Shazza

Thursday, 24 March 2011

Another great page today from......

Helene Bogren - Karusell

Hi Shazza!
I loved this challenge! Such a funny theme and how fun it was playing around with this new papers and stickers. My layout is bright and colorful; there are horses on the picture, an elephant and a bird, and a whole bunch of circles among the embellishments. Thanks for the inspiration!  
My blog address is:

Cheers Helene

Thanks for joining us Helene with your bright and colorful take on the challenge....I love the photo of the little mini Carousel...its so cute!!! Great stickers you used on your page and love the added feathers. Great work!! - Shazza

Love this beautiful, bright entry from.....

Chantal Vandenberg - Magical Roundabout

Hi Shazza,

How are you?  Please find attached my entry for this month's challenge at Artastic!  I simply couldn't miss this opportunity (this challenge had my name written all over it with all the bright colours lol) and I've included all the critera too;
1. Bright colourful layout
2. Animal on page (whale button)
3. At least 3 circles (hand cut three circles that feature prominently to the left of photo, but I've also drawn lots and lots of circles too on the background paper)
4. Horse on your page (Ive actually got the carousel hourses in the photo, the large cardboard horses cut from doll packaging :) on the left and a rocking horse button too) - I really covered that one! :D

Thanks for this fun challenge!
Chantal Vandenberg

Hi Chantal!
Fab little entry for this months challenge!  I agree this one did have your name all over it with your use of BRIGHT colors.... lol
Love all the little elements you used on the page, photo is cute as!!!.... You have definately covered all the criteria!! Well done - Shazza

Sunday, 20 March 2011

What a beaut entry from......

Erika O'Keefe - Rocking Horse

Hi Shazza
Here is my layout for the March ARTastic challenge.
1. A Bright colorful Layout = check
2. An animal somewhere on your page = check (an owl)
3. Atleast 3 circles  = check (I used more than 3)
PLUS  - ADDED Bonus Point 
... A horse somewhere on your page = check (in my photo)

Hey Erika! Great take on this months painting. Its beautiful and bright and all the criteria has been met..well done! I love the font you used for the title too! The pic of the old rocking horse is fantastic....someone looks like they are having fun!  (my kids loved riding those horses at the shopping centres when they were little) Love your gorgeous cute owl. A lovely stand out page, well done!!! cheers shazza

Friday, 18 March 2011

We have a great 'Double Page' entry today from.....

Jane Howden - Farm Fresh

Hi Shazza,
Just submitting my layout for ARTastic this month.  This was one very cool painting and there were so many directions we all could go with it.  I eventually decided to use up some photographs that have been begging to be scrapped (for years) and have done a double page layout.  It’s fairly bright and cheerful, lots of animals on the pages (and that isn’t including the children or the feral husband on the bike!), there are circles and a tiny horse – so all boxes ticked.
This was fun – thanks for the inspiration.
Jane! I love your double page take this month on the painting and criteria :). I know when I finally scrap a page of photos that have been waiting for years, I always feel releived that I finally got to them! Love the flowered pp and also the way you have set out the photos looks awesome...must be one of your great sketches :) Great work and thanks for joining in - Cheers Shazza

Thursday, 17 March 2011

We have another entry from a newbie .......

Emily Pearce - A Wonderful Day

1. A Bright colorful Layout - Check
2. An animal somewhere on your page - Check (i used a mouse on the left)
3. At least 3 circles  - Check
PLUS  - ADDED Bonus Point... A horse somewhere on your page - lots of horses.. in my photos :)
Really liked this challenge, the whole circus/carnival theme really suited my pics. I tried to make it look like a carousel!
Emily Pearce
Emily! A great entry for this challenge. I love how you spread the photos out to make it look like a carousel...(great idea!) The banner with your title looks great too. Ticket stubbs a good addition and all criteria covered. Thanks for joining us this month - Cheers Shazza