Monday, 31 October 2011

October Inspiration will come from the painting, Dr Jekyll's Hideway by the artist Maryanne Jacobsen

Dr Jekyll's Hideway

(Permission was received from the artist Maryanne Jacobsen to use this painting)

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

1. A house =  1pt 
2. Trees = 2pts

3. A spooky feel! = 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  :)

'Dr Jekyll's Hideway' by artist Maryanne Jacobsen

will close
Saturday 29th October at midnight.

Looking forward to seeing some great entries this month :)


Sunday, 30 October 2011

October Entries will go here.....All entries for 'Dr Jekyll's Hideway' by artist Maryanne Jacobsen will go in this post!

Friday, 7 October 2011

Here is Peggy's submission for the month.....

Peggy Schenkels - De hemel kleurt groen

This challenge had me stooped for a while, I had no idea what to do, until I realised it was perfect for a mini-album I was planning to make.
It turned out a bit different from what you're used from me, but that's because the mini-album will be some kind of art journal I'll be making of a day I'll never forget.  In August this year, I went to the music festival Pukkelpop.  I had been looking forward to this for months.  I'm a huge Foo Fighters fan, and they were the main act, they were supposed to play for a full two hours.  In addition to that, Skunk Anansie, Rise Against and 30 Seconds to Mars would each perform for about an hour.  So I was really looking forward to straight 5 hours of pure bliss.  Nature decided otherwise.  Skunk Anansie was playing when all of a sudden that perfect blue sky we'd been enjoying all day turned a greenish gray.  We'd figured we'd get seriously wet and that 'd be the end of it, but no.  All of a sudden winds appeared from all directions, I've never experienced something that strange in my life.  Rain turned to hail, the size of ping pong balls.  Leaves and entire branches were torn from the trees and landed all around us.  We started running to the first "building" we came accross, and saught shelter there.  All of a sudden the roof collapsed, so we started running again, into the hail storm.  Later on, we discovered a tree had come down on the roof just a few feet away from us.  It's shown in the picture I used on my page.  We were lucky, nobody died in that spot, but some were seriously injured.
All in all, 5 people died that day, and so many people were so seriously injured that their lives will never be the same.  That was the end of a day that started out in perfection.
That's why the page didn't turn out like my usual work.  It's more of a symbolic page then an attempt to create something pretty.  The red paint obviously represents the dead, the injured and the suffering.  The wirls represent the wind, and the white paint I used all over represents the fog that surrounds my memories of the event.  My memories are more a series of images in my head then a clear view of what actually happened... strange...
It does go to show however that you can go several ways with the Artastic Challenges, and sometimes it's fun to create something a bit different from what you normally do.  Thanks Shazz!
Hugs xxx

Wednesday, 5 October 2011

Dales submission for the October inspiration......

Dale Tiernan - Brother

Come Meet our Guest DT for the month of October.....

Dale Tiernan

Dale's bio.....

My name is Dale Tiernan. I'm married with 2 sons. 
I've been scrapping since 2003 and love it just 
as much as when I started. I love sharing my 
layouts in albums with my family members and 
also online on my blog which is I also like to 
make cards and some off the page items as well.
Thanks to Shazza for giving me the opportunity 
to be guest design team artist this month. Please 
take a visit to my blog to see more of my work. 
I look forward to seeing the entries this month.
Here are some of Dale's creations.....

You have made some lovely cards and pages Dale. 

Please make Dale welcome at FS2S!!

Please visit Dale's blog and add yourself as a follower HERE.


Tuesday, 4 October 2011

Here is Sarahs submission for the month....

Sarah Rogers -Scary Face

Hi Shazza,
Here is my October page, based on the painting Dr Jekeylls Hyde away. I found this a real challenge, but once I had found the right photo, it became a lot of fun to create a spooky feel to the page. The silhouettes of trees, bats flying against the backdrop of a setting sun and a rickety looking house I hope as created the spooky feel.

Thanks and take care

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

Michelle Lark - Spooky Girl

Hi Shazza,
Here is my Spooky Feel layout for the Dr Jeckyll's Hideaway artwork for October. It has a birdhouse, a spooky tree and a spooky Halloween feel to it.

Cheers for now!
Michelle :)

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

Lynnda Hosni - Spooky Home

Hello Shazza... Trust you are well .... Attached is my layout for October challenge....
Hope you'll like it... Hugs.... xoxo...

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

Karen Knight - Trick or Treat

Hi Shazza!
I had been waiting on a few things for my layout 
for Oct to arrive, and they are here!!  So tahh 
Dahh here is my layout!  
I loved doing this one.. I jut love this photo 
of Ash from Halloween last year!
I've added in all my diva demands
A house - check
Trees - check
A spooky feel - check
The tree with the bats and pumpkin is a prima 
vine ( i've painted it a little with green paint 
to make it look mossy and stand out a bit more 
against the Rickety house), the gate it kasier 
and the papers, alphas,number, token,spider, 
trim( the small flowers), photo corners , brads 
and washers  and  die are are all Tim Hotz. 
The hessian mat under the photo is actually a 
piece from a woolies shopping bag.. lol
Thanks for another fantastic challenge!!

Hugs Karen

Debi Clark's submission.....

Debi Clark -Home away from Home

Well Shazza, Dr Jekyll's Hideaway was an 
interesting & different inspiration. 
I choose to work on my page with a dark gloomy
feel, & then add a bright cluster to complete.
I have all the criteria here, a house, some 
handcut trees & I think I got the spooky 
feel too.
Hope we have lots of gals joining us for this 
fabulous inspiration, & thank
you for once again organising.
Cheers, Deb 

Chantelle's submission......

Chantelle Huizenga -A Walk Amongst the Trees

Hi Shazza,
I loved adding in the tree and house elements to this LO, but the ‘spooky’ element was a little tricky – I’ve added in a bottle-cap owl in the tree for this part of the challenge – I think the Hambly transparency gives it a bit of a ‘dark’ look with the sepia photo.  The title combines all the elements together.  Hope you like and thanks for a ‘different’ challenge.

Amanda's submission......

Amanda Taylor - 6 boys, scary or what!

hey shazza............. i loved the painting, and have all the required criteria...... a tree, a house, and a spooky 16 yr old son, sketched the drawing on the background pp for me, and i think he did a wonderful job.....thanks for the great inspiration shazza - Amanda

Sunday, 2 October 2011

Winners announced for the painting ' Almond Blossom' by Vincent Van Gogh

Hi Ladies!

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

We had a total of 17 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 September

Drum Roll Please!!!!!!
Peg Hewitt

with her entry

In Nature
Congrats Peggy you have won....
$25 voucher to spend at 'Scrap Therapy'
The 'Picture This' Runner UP! for July 


Dale Tiernan

with her entry

Altered Kleenex Tissue Container

Congrats Dale!! you have won the
'Tattered Inspirations Prize'
The winner of the 'Random Draw' Prize 
donated by Deb Clark


with her entry
Mums Helper

Congrats Elaine!!

You have won....


The winner of the 'Random Draw' Prize 
donated by Michelle Lark


Helen B

with her entry
Why Not?
 Congrats Helen!!
You have won.....
The winner of the 'Random Draw' Prize 
donated by Melissa O'Neill

Alycia Tedford
with her entry
Congrats Alycia!!
You have won......

Curators Choice Award
Donated by Shazza (me)

goes to
with her entry

Reason - For plucking up the courage to enter our ARtastic challenge for September. Its very daunting going up against seasoned scrappers, I also loved the Flowers she made using stencils :)
Congrats Jessi!!!
You have won.....
The Guest DT prize
donated by Helene Bogren....and 
picked by Helene herself

goes to....

Anita Tillman

with her entry
You 2

Congrats Anita!!!

You have won


The DT submission winner for September is

Michelle Lark

With her submission
'On the Move'

Congrat Michelle!! I will send you some scrappy goodies :)


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


SPONSORS for September
Picture This winning prize- sponsored by 'Scrap Therapy'
Picture this runner up Prize - donated by Tattered Inspirations
  Guest DT RAK - donated by Helene Bogren
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 Helene Bogren 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.....

Dr Jekyll's Hideway

by the artist Maryanne Jacobsen

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

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