Wednesday, 29 February 2012

February's inspiration will come from 'Heart and Soul' - a whimsical Valentine's Day painting by Brenda York

Diva Demand for an extra 6 bonus points.

1. Red Heart/s = 1pt
2. Black and white photo =
3. Red monochromatic layout .. with a touch of green!
= 3pts

You are welcome to submit digital, hybrid as well as paper layouts.  You are also most welcome to submit off the pages items and cards BUT it must be obvious to the viewer you have based your creation on the monthly inspiration piece and challenge criteria supplied by ARTastic or your item will not be considered for prizes.

All entries must be original and not submitted for any other online challenge although combining a sketch challenge with our inspiration challenge is allowed (please check the rules of the sketch challenge before proceeding).  Please link your completed entry to inlinkz on the right.

Thursday, 2 February 2012

We have some wonderful inspiration from our creative team to share with you this month.

MELISSA O'NEILL - Making awesome cupcakes

I am starting to find some mojo and the break from work over Christmas has been great.  I hope you like my layout.  I have missed everyone at ARTastic.

ED Note - We welcome Melissa back after some time away from the creative team.

SHAZZA BISHOP - Love is the journey
CHANTELLE HUIZENGA  - Time to remember
AMANDA TAYLOR -  He's my world

I loved this painting, and hope this layout is ok, I've got all the criteria - red heart/s, black and white photo, and monochromatic red with a touch of green!

When I saw this challenge I immediately thought of turning this picture into black and white, but to keep the baby buggy red. Our daughter loves to play with her baby dolls and the baby buggy so the hearts were very suitable on this page. I used some heart chipboards and covered them with modeling paste, gesso, Glimmer mists and Distress Inks. The “flowers/circles” are handmade inspired by the shape of the eye on the painting.
DEBI CLARK - The love bug

What a modern piece of artwork for our inspiration this month....I love it!!

So this one was easy for me to work on, due to the painting & a photo taken last year of my hubby & I.  Our daughter snapped this one (unbeknownst to us), on a dark night so the light is poor, but still I love this photo.  So teamed it with reds (my signature colour) for this monochromatic LO & some lovely fabric roses for the touch of green.  I have little red hearts on one of my pp's, & also stamped red hearts as well.

Being the Valentine month, I hope we see lots of gals joining in with this top challenge.


Here is my page for February. I used a photo of my mum and dad before they were married. Added a few touches of red to the B&Wphoto. Used the front of a Anniversary card that my husband gave me to include the red hearts, and a green chipboard flower for the splash of green. The patterned paper I used I though fitted in very well to the 60s page. I have just finished reading the biography of Florence Broadhurst the famous wallpaper designer of this era and this pp is very similar to what she designed back then.

Wednesday, 1 February 2012

Winners announced for ...Ecstasy of Saint Cecelia' by Raphael

Hi Ladies!

Here are the winners of January's challenge, unfortunately we only had five entries a bit on the low side but hopefully next month we can improve on our number of submitted entries.

This will also be my last posts as I am stepping down as owner of ARTastic and handing it over to the very talented and super excited Jane Howden. 

I have really enjoyed running things here over the last two years and I have been inspired by the many entries and different paintings we have looked at and scrapped to over this time. I remember when I took over we only had 8 followers and this has now grown to 290!! I will be staying on as one of the DT ladies, so I will still be here :)

Jane has some fabulous ideas for the site and will take ARTastic to the next level. She's already started making little changes to the site, like the colors and side panels, so please make Jane very welcome here......

Without further ado....
Here are our winners!!
The 'Picture This' Winner for January

Allison Payne

with her entry


Congrats Allison!! You have won a $25 voucher from 
Scrap Therapy.
The Winner of the Guest DT Rak 
donated by Shazza (ME)


with her entry

Follow your Muse

Congrats Nicole!!! You have won...

Children/Butterfly kit


Random Draw Prize donated by Debi clark

goes to

Liz Hocking

with her entry

'Pure Ecstasy'

Congrats Liz !!! you have won 


Random Draw Prize donated by 
Sarah Rogers

goes to

Julene Matthews

with her entry

'A Musical Christmas'
Congrats Julene!!  You have won 
some scrappy goodies pictured below.

Curators Choice prize
goes to

Dale Tiernan

with her entry


Congrats Dale!!  You have won....


The DT SUB-Winner 
for January
goes to....
Amanda Taylor
with her submission

'Future Rock Star'

Congrats Amanda!! You have won a Rak from me!!!


 A big thankyou to all the January sponsors,

your donations are much appreciated by all of us at ARTastic  

Picture This winning prize- sponsored by 'Scrap Therapy'
  Guest DT RAK - donated by Shazza
Random Draw Prize - donated by Sarah Rogers
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 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.....

Which is......
I will let Jane introduce our next inspirational painting :)

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  February