Wednesday, 30 November 2011

Novembers Inspiration will come from the painting 'Bacchus' by Caravaggio

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

1. Fruit or grapes on your page=  1pt
2. wine glass and or bottle on your page = 2pts
3. A bow = 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  :)

Bacchus by Caravaggio

will close
Monday 28th November at midnight.

Looking forward to seeing some great entries this month :)


Tuesday, 29 November 2011

All Entries for 'Bacchus by Caravaggio' go here......

Monday, 28 November 2011

November sponsor for ARTastic!!

Our monthly sponsor at ARTastic is......

 Ladies! Please support  our new sponsor - Scrap Therapy....and when placing an order dont forget to pop in the 'Where did you find us section', that you came through ARTastic. This gives ST great feedback to know where their customers are coming from...


Don't Forget they offer express post  for a low $6.00 and you get a nice little gift in your order if it is over $60. Great reasons to go check out their extensive range and fantastic prices!!!


Sunday, 27 November 2011

Looking for some new Guest DT's for 2012

Hi Ladies!

I'm looking for some new 'Guest DT's' for 2012, if you think this would appeal to you, please email me a link to your blog and attach a few of your favourite layouts to

Being a 'Guest DT gives you a chance to showcase your stuff, comment on entries, and vote at the end of the month.

I would love to see some new ladies join in!!

Cheers Shazza

Thursday, 3 November 2011

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

Helene Bogren - Team Building at Daddy's Work

Hi Shazza!

First I must say that I feel so happy and honored to be a new member of the ARTastic DT! Thanks a lot for the opportunity!

I had a lot of fun with this layout. As I couldn’t find any appropriate embellishments that I liked I chose to create some fruits myself. I draw them by hand on patterned paper and colored them with Distress Ink to make a 3 D effect. The grapes are made using Paper Piecing technique. Inspired by the painting I also wanted to have some black/dark colors and white on the background. I used mist in three dark colors (purple, brown and green) as well as black mist and ink. The white fabric is represented by the white doily. As the pictures are taken in a cottage in the countryside and not in a “Baccus milieu” I added some tree patterned paper as photo mats and some deer (thought the deer needed some explanation… ;)

Cheers Helene

Come meet our newest DT member at ARTastic.......

Helene Bogren

I have always loved playing with colors in different ways, which has resulted in hobbies like interior design, to design and sew clothing, and gardening/garden design. When I found out about scrapbooking that quickly became my new passion! I just love the colors, patterned papers, trims, embellishments, mists, and so on… When scrapping I like to use a lot of different mist, ink, acrylic paint, gesso, masks, and stamps on the background. I also like to use dies and punches, and to cluster the embellishments. I LOVE challenges and when I create for a challenge I try to capture the feeling in the picture, and not only to pick up the colors. I think that makes it even more fun!

I live in south of Sweden (with my husband and our almost three year old daughter). Since I started my blog I have found out that scrapping has a fantastic side effect – you get to know people from all over the world and gain insight into what it’s like to live in other places! I love that! So of course I hope that you will pop into my blog and write a few words – and perhaps become a follower..! 

Here are some of Helenes gorgeous pages.......


 Regnig Semester 1



Could everyone make Helene welcome at ARTastic and dont forget to check out her blog at
and become a follower :)

Jane's submission for the month....

Jane Howden - Relax

Our Guest Design Team Member for November is........

Jane Howden

Hello everyone.  I’m Jane Howden.  I live on the beautiful central coast of NSW with my husband and two children.  I have been busy producing both paper and digital layouts based around my family and myself for about seven years now and scrapbooking has become my form of creative therapy. I feel it is important to document our lives for future generations as well as for ourselves.   My style is always evolving as I try new techniques but I tend to lean towards a linear style with a clean, simple look.

One of the things I enjoy most is a good challenge so I feel very honoured to be guest designer on ARTastic this month. I’m sure you will agree we all have way too much “stuff” in our stashes and a good scrappy challenge is the perfect opportunity to use some of them up!  The added bonus is you get to see the results in some inspirational layouts produced by wonderfully talented woman from all over the world (and you might get to win a prize along the way!). 

Please visit me on my blog -

 Some of Jane's favourite layouts......

 10 months



 Pieces of my Heart 

Sweet Thing

Please make Jane welcome at ARTastic and please dont forget to pop on over to her blog and become a follower.
I love your 'Love ' page Jane, the pp is just divine and love the ticket stubs you used....just beautiful!

Here is Sarah's submission for November......

Sarah Rogers -Barossa Valley

Hi Shazza,
Here is my page for the November challenge.
One of the things I love about living in Adelaide is living so close to the Barossa Valley, I do like my drop of red.  The painting of Bacchus very much suited a winery page, the grapes, the bottle and glass of wine and the little black bow on the journaling tag. A couple of months ago at a craft fair I was lucky enough to come across the grape vine chipboard, perfect for this page. Look forward to seeing what others have come  up with.

Here is Lynnda's submission....

Lynnda Hosni - Spring

Debi Clark's submission.....

Deb Clark -Wine, Woman and Song

Hi dear Shazza,
Please find my page title Wine, Women & Song from 
this great inspiration of Bacchus, by Careveggio. 
Love the rich colours & sumptuous feel to the
I have chosen a photo of my Jade & her 'friends' 
at Mde Tussards, & used that rich style colour 
to accentuate the photos.
I have made my own grapes, using my Copic Markers, 
have wineglasses in both photos & a wineglass 
embellie, & have made a paper bow, that my friend 
calls 'a bow, when you cant tie bows'!
I hope we get a wonderful group of players this month. 
I think a great inspiration.
Thank you for organising this fab blog as usual.
Cheers, Deb 

Chantelle's submission......

Chantelle Huizenga - Journey

Hi Shazza, I’ve attached my LO for the November challenge.
I’ve used the criteria as embellishments; printing out some vintage cards with pictures of the grapes and wine bottle.  Thanks – this was a fun challenge.
Have a great weekend.

Here is Cecelia's submission for November......

Cecelia Blanco - Thankyou Card

Hello Shazza :0)

Here is my DT submission for November. I wanted to do something a little different this month so I decided to make a card with the criteria. Hope everyone enjoys!


Here is Amanda Taylors submission......

Amanda Taylor - I need to be more Sweet......

hey shazza..... here is my layout for November........ loved the painting....................... ive got all the required criteria..... fruit or grapes(cherries on the buttons), wine glass or bottle(on the stamped image on the tag) and a bow(above left of the photos....... this is a bit of a self healing layout for me, the journalling is quite personal so ive hidden it......... thanks shazza

Wednesday, 2 November 2011

Winners announced for 'Dr Jekyll's Hideway' by artist Maryanne Jacobsen

Hi Ladies!

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

We had a total of  8 entries......
It looks like everyone is a winner at ARTastic this month!!!!
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!!!!!!
Helene Bogren

with her entry

Scary Feel

Congrats Helene!!! you have won a
$25 voucher from 'Scrap Therapy'


The 'Picture This' Runner UP! for October


Helen B
with her entry
Oh No, not toad for Tea Again'

Congrats Helen!!! you have won a 'Tattered Angels Pack'
donated by 'Scrap of your Life'


Winner of the Random Draw prize 
donated by DT member Sarah Rogers 

Julene Matthews
with her entry
'Handyman Houses'

Congrats Julene!!! you have won...


Winner of the Random Draw prize 
donated by DT member Debi C

with her entry
'The all Seeing Eye'

Congrats Jolanda!!! You have won...


Winner of the Random Draw prize 
donated by DT member Michelle Lark
Jane Howden 
with her entry
Amongst the Headstones

Congrats Jane!!! You have won.....


Winner of the Random Draw prize 
donated by DT member Amanda Taylor

Melinda Johns
with her entry

Congrats Melinda!!!! You have won.....

Curators Choice Award
Donated by Shazza (me)

goes to
Karen Willimas
with her entry
'Spooky Treats'

Reason - Loved Karens theme on Spooky Treats and loved her spooky tree!!

Congrats Karen!!! You have won.....

The Guest DT prize
donated by Dale Tiernan....and 
picked by Dale herself

goes to....
Glenda T
with her entry
'Where Thou Art'

Congrats Glenda!!! You have won.....


The DT submission winner for September is

Karen Knight

With her submission
'Trick or Treat' 
Congrat Karen!! I will send you some scrappy goodies :)

A big thankyou to all the OCTOBER 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 'Scrap of your Life'
  Guest DT RAK - donated by Dale Tiernan
Random Draw Prize - donated by Michelle Lark
Random Draw Prize - donated by Debi Clark
Random Draw Prize - donated by Sarah Rogers
Random Draw Prize - donated by Amanda Taylor
'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 Karen Knight 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.....

Bacchus by Caravaggio

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 November