Tuesday, 31 January 2012

January's inspiration will come from the painting 'Ecstasy of Saint Cecelia' by Raphael

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

1. Clouds =  1pt
2. An Angel embellie = 2pts
3. 2-3 Musical Instruments = 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  :)

'Ecstasy of Saint Cecelia' by Raphael
will close 
Sunday 29th January at midnight.

Monday, 30 January 2012

All Entries for Ecstasy of Saint Cecelia' by Raphael will go in this post!

Wednesday, 11 January 2012

The Winner of the Guest DT Rak for DECEmber donated by Karen B is ........

Dale Tiernan with her entry
Merry Christmas

Congrats Dale you have won!!

Wednesday, 4 January 2012

Here is my submission for the month.....

Shazza - Phil's Power Garden Angels

I have clouds and Angels but instead of Musical instruments, I have used Power Garden Tools (Wipper snipper, chain saw and circular saw).....well atleast they make a noise..lol

This is Phil at my work, whenever we got out on a field trip he wants me to take photos of him with all the pretty girls.... 'Angels' or in this case Phil's Power Garden Angels :)


Thje Guest D member for January is ME!!

Hi Ladies!!

You are going to have to put up with me as the Movie Extra this month as we had a cancellation.

I have been scrapping for about 3-4 years and love everything about the scrapping industry, the on-line stores, challenge blogs, workshops, retreats etc.... I don't have a style to my scrapping as I try a bit of everything and love learning new techniques. I love owning ARTastic Challenge blog  and FS2S you can view here, as they have kept me intouch with our scrappy world. I get alot of my inspiration from my Design Team Members, blogs and workshops.

I have just recently taken over ownership of  'Soul Scrappers' which is a Scrapping Ning community that offers challenges, competitions, ATC and Card swaps, Techniques through tutorials and videos. I'm excited about this new venture for 2012 and beyond. If you would like to come and have a look you can get to 'Soul Scrappers' from here.

Here are some of my favourite layouts from 2011.....


We have some great prizes to win this month, so get your paper and scissors ready :)

I  would like to thank all my Design Team Ladies that have submitted amazing layouts and inspiration this year, ARTastic would not be the same without them. Lets make 2012 the best scrapping year ever!!

Kind Regards

Sarah's submission.....

Sarah Rogers - Venice

There were a couple of inspirations to this page of course the amazing painting and the series on the ABC, Kevin McCloud's Grand Tour of Europe which I have been watching.
It reminded of the time I went travelling and was able to see so many of these amazing art works and architecture in real life.
I was able to fit in all the extra diva demands with a lot of  help from some fabric I found with the angels playing musical instruments, while sitting on clouds, just perfect for this challenge.
Happy New Year to everyone

Here is Helene's sub........

Helene Bogren - Swinging Lucia

Hi Shazza!

In Sweden we have a tradition celebrating Saint Lucia in December. I think these kinds of pictures go very well with angels so I took the opportunity to use these pictures of our daughter for this challenge. I thought it would be fun to use this cut-out-paper as a background instead of the traditional way. I used some gesso behind the pictures to make it look like clouds or snow. The instruments and clouds asked for in the challenge are found to the left in the middle (on the background paper). The angel embellie is found to the right of the picture.

Cheers Helene

Here is Debi's submission for January.....

Debi Clark -Musical Angels

Hi Shazza,
Now what a great start to 2012, this amazing 
painting! I must say when I first saw it I thought
'gee this is a callenge' but I gave myself a few 
days to ponder over it & then voila it all 
came to me!
I have titled my page 'Musical Angels' as the 3 
older girls play the piano beautifully & I 
thought this photo remined me a little of the 
I have added a little angel, some clouds & 
3 musical instuments whilst enjoying the process 
of making this page.
I am sure we will see a number of gals interested 
in this month, I hope we
Cheers, Debi

Here is Chantelles sub......

Chantelle Huizenga - Your Christmas Spirit

A fun challenge with great criteria – I’ve included them as little tags on my LO and focused on the theme of music and Christmas.

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

Amanda Taylor - Future Rock Star

hi Shazza, here is my sub for january, i loved the painting, the criteria was tricky but i managed to eventually fit it all on in the end............... i love these older pics of Connor playing his keyboard.... hope its ok

Tuesday, 3 January 2012

Winners Announced for 'A blessing of Christmas' painting by Thomas Kinkade

 Happy New Year and welcome to ARTastic!!

Thanks so much for joining in the December challenge, with December being the busiest month of the year we appreciate the ladies that went to the trouble to get a layout uploaded!! Well done!!
We had a total of  10 entries......

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

The 'Picture This' Winner for November

Jen Fawkes

with her entry
'A very Family Christmas' 

Congrats Jen!! You have won a $25 voucher from 
Scrap Therapy.

The 'Picture This Runner UP' Winner for November
Mary Steinmetz

with her entry
'Joys of Christmas'

Congrats Mary!! you have won a $10 voucher from 
Michelle's Scrapbooking and More......


Random Draw prize 
donated by Melissa O'Neill

goes to

Mel J

with her entry
'First Christmas Tree'

Congrats Mel!!

You have won....


Random Draw prize 
donated by Amanda Taylor

goes to

Julene Matthews

with her entry
'Christmas Joys'

Congrats Julene!! You have won...

Random Draw Prize
donated by Debi Clark

goes to

with her entry
'Christmas Photo'

Congrats Elaine!!! You have won....

Random Draw prize
Donated by Sarah Rogers

goes to

Jane Howden

with her entry
'Christmas Wishes'

Congrats Jane!! You have won...


Curators Choice Award
donated by ME (shazza!)

goes to

Liz Hocking

with her entry
'All Christmas Trees are Perfect'

I picked Liz for the prize, as I loved her title and how true is it in the eyes of Children, loved the pp she used with the matching Christmas tree embellie and cute as photo! :)

Congrats Liz!! I will be sending you a RAK prize...
sorry there is no photo :)


The Winner of the Guest DT Rak donated by Karen B




The DT sub winner 
for December 
goes to

Chantelle Huizenga

with her sub called
'Christmas Day'

Congrats Chantelle you have won a RAK from me


 A big thankyou to all the December 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 Michelle's Scrapbooking and More
  Guest DT RAK - donated by Karen B
Random Draw Prize - donated by Sarah Rogers
Random Draw Prize - donated by Melissa O'Neill
Random Draw Prize - donated by Amanda Taylor
Random Draw Prize - donated by Debi Clark
'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 B 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.....

Ecstasy of Saint Cecelia by Raphael

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  January