Wednesday, 31 August 2011

August's inspiration will come from the painting ' 'The Playing Claude Renoir' by Auguste Renoir

  'The Playing Claude Renoir' by Auguste Renoir

(As suggested by Peggy Schenkels)

Diva Demand for an extra 6 bonus points try and
work the following into your layout.

1. Ribbon =  1pt
2. A photo of a child or child playing = 2pts
3. Paint or create your own background = 3pts

NOTE - From June we are now looking for individual entries for ARTastic, you may combine your entry with a sketch but we no longer want entries that combine other challenges as we feel the ladies that do the right thing and take the time to enter independent entries are disadvantaged when it comes to winning prizes. If it means we lose a few entries, so be it!

 The inlinkz post will go up shortly!

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

  'The Playing Claude Renoir' by Auguste Renoir
will close
Sunday 28th August at midnight.

Looking forward to seeing some great entries this month :)


Thursday, 25 August 2011

Lime Tree Creations

Lime Tree Creations is our 'Picture This' Runner UP! sponsor for August

So dont forget to pop into the blog and pick up some lovely LTC products

You can find Lime Tree Creations below

Thanks Becci :)

Tuesday, 2 August 2011

Tiffanys example of this months inspirational painting....

Take a Hike

Attached is  my LO (used ribbon, pick of my kids about to go hiking with friends, and created my background with acrylic paint, stamps and embossing). Thanks so much!! =) Tiffany

Come meet our August Guest DT ........Tiffany Call

I am a girl of many, wife, paper crafter, scrapbooking event coordinator and challenge blog addict. Sprinkle in a bit of chef and taxi driver and there you have it!
Please visit Tiffany's blog and leave some love and add yourself as a follower :)

Here are some of Tiffany's favourite Layouts.....
Call Girl
 Your Favourite Game
Life is sweet

Thanks for joining us this month as our Guest DT Tiffany. We look forward to your comments on the entries and hope you have an enjoyable time. Please make Tiffany welcome at ARTastic!

Cheers Shazza

Another great submission from.......

Cecelia Blanco - Goin for a Ride

Hello there;0)  Here is my submission for the August inspiration.  I had so much fun with this one!  I stamped the "city" image and colored with my copic markers and then painted the green border.  This is my youngest son, Anthony, on his 4th birthday. He will be six this year. He got his first scooter and helmet and was so excited to go outside and ride it.  Thank you for a great challenge and Thank you to Lime Tree Creations for the lovely flowers and doilies to play with.
Cecelia Blanco

Here is Chantelle's submission for August....


Hi Shazza, here is my LO for the August challenge.

Another lovely challenge to play along with – love using pictures of children to create a memorable LO, especially little moments of playing, often moments we take for granted.  Have used some ribbon on the banner and tag. I’ve used glimmer-mist with a mask, along with stamps and rub-ons to create the background effect. 


A great submission this month from.....

Debi Clark - Little Harry

Hi to you Shazza,
Please find my LO for Auguat using that interesting
Renoir as inspiration.
I must admit I really liked the warm colours,
& then chose this photo of my grandson 
Harry opening a present, that had a tinge of orange
in it & thought...that's the one for this!
I sprayed my white CS with 2 colours of Glimmerist,
& then a shimmer as well & let it run down 
the page into my garden.  I added ribbon as a frame 
plus more ribbon in little clusters with other 
I really loved scrapping this lovely Harry photo,
& hope we have lots of gals also join in with
us this month too.
Thanks once again,
Cheers, Debi Clark

Here is Karen Knights submission........


Oh My Goodness Shazza, this was such a  great and  fun challenge..  Had been dying to scrap these photos of Ash with his Sock Monkey.. 
or  Muckee as he calls him..

Have put in all the diva demands as well..

1. photo of child or child playing: check
2. Ribbon:  Check.. ( blue polka dots)
3. handmade background: Check,have stamped and used mist and tape

Thanks again, 

Karen xxx

Look at this great submission from.......

Lynnda Hosni - Favourite Toys

Here is Amanda Taylors submission......

Play is what he lives for

hey Shazza, here is my august layout using the painting.... 'the playing claude renoir' by auguste renoir..............  loved this painting............ ive got all the required criteria, ribbon, a child playing and created my own background using paint and music and bubble wrap stamps - Amanda

Another great submission from.......

Melissa O'Neill - Spiderman

Hi Shazza, please find my DT submission for August, I loved the bright colours in this paper and it went well with Nate's Spiderman face.....great criteria. Melxx I used a lace doily ribbon and enjoyed painting the background and how beautiful are Beccy's exquisite crocheted doily's. Thanks for letting us play with your awesome products Bec. - Mel

Here is Michelle's submission for August.......

Dance Fun

Hi Shazza,

Here is my next DT layout for the Renoir painting. I had fun creating the painted background with three different shades. Normally I don't like putting paint anywhere near a LO but I'm happy with how this turned out. I also incorporated the Lime Tree Creations flowers and trim that our generous sponsor supplied us with. SO beautiful!

Have a great day!
Michelle  :)xx

Here is Sarahs submission for the month....


Hi Shazza,
Here is my August Challenge, I really liked the diva demands on this.
The photo  is of my mum when she was little playing with her pram and doll. For the background I used canvas printing paper and scanned a photo of the house that she lived in at the time, which was called Mayfield. I used paint, and various patterned paper to create the landscape of the property. The ribbon is acting like grass below the flowers. I was also able to add a Lime Tree Creations  white crochet flower for the finishing touch on the page.
Thanks for the challenge Shazza.
Sarah xxoo

Monday, 1 August 2011

Winners announced for 'Octoroon Girl'

Hi Ladies!

Thanks to all the ladies that joined in this months challenge, you all did a fabulous job of the challenge :)

We had a total of 15 entries. Well done and thanks so much for supporting ARTastic.

Well, the votes are in from the Design Team members.......

The 'Picture This' Winner for July

Drum Roll Please!!!!!!

Anita Tillman
With her entry
'Totally Loving Life'
Congrats Anita!!
You have won a 
$25 voucher to spend at 'Scrap Therapy'

The 'Picture This' Runner UP! for July 


Helene Bogren 
With her entry below.....

Congrats Helene!!

You have won.....

A Pack of Lime Tree Creations Doillies!

Random Draw Prize 
donated by DT member Debbie Clarke

goes to

with her entry
'Just Me'

Congrats Kristal!!

You have won....


Random Draw Prize

donated by DT member Michelle Lark

goes to....

with her entry

Congrats Elaine!!!

You have won.....


Random Draw Prize

donated by Melissa O'Neill
goes to

with her entry below

Congrats Nicole!!!
You have won


Curators Choice Award
Donated by Shazza (me)

goes to

Dale Tiernan
For her entry
'Enjoy Life'

Congrats Dale!!
You have won....


Guest DT Rak
donated by Michelle Hernandez

goes to

Julene Matthews
with her entry
'Celebrate your inner Artist'

Congrats Julene!!

You have won Michelles Prize

The DT submission winner for July is

Melissa O'Neill

With her submission
'Making a Splash in the Work Force'

Congrats Melissa.

you will be receiving a little gift from me

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


Picture This winning prize- sponsored by 'Scrap Therapy'
Picture this runner up Prize - donated by Lime Tree Creations
  Guest DT RAK - donated by Michelle Hernandez
Random Draw Prize - donated by Michelle Lark
Random Draw Prize - donated by Debi Clark
Random Draw Prize - donated by Melissa O'Neill
'Curators Choice' Award and 'DT submission vote prize -   donated by Me (Shazza)


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

Thankyou to Michelle Hernandez  for being our Guest DT member for 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

  'The Playing Claude Renoir' by Auguste Renoir

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

so I can get all your prizes organised :)
All prizes will be posted before end of August