Sunday, 3 June 2012

Our June inspiration ...

will come to you by Dragonfly Upstairs by Pro Hart.

Additional criteria -  Insects
(either as your theme or as embellishments/papers on your page – or both!)

A little about Pro Hart

Kevin "Pro" Hart was born in Broken Hill, NSW, Australia in 1928. He grew up on the family sheep station "Larloona" situated near Broken Hill, and he was educated by correspondence with this brother Bob, and their Mother as tutor.

In his early twenties Pro moved to Broken Hill and worked underground as a miner. In 1960 he married Raylee June Tonkin and they had five children, three boys and two girls.

From age seven, Pro loved to sketch and paint. He began taking his gift seriously in his early twenties when he first used painting as a creative outlet to keep him sane from underground life as a miner. To develop his gift, Pro attended a few local art classes but was mainly self-taught. He was discovered in 1962 by a gallery director in Adelaide. From there his success as an artist began to flourish. Nicknamed Pro - a symbol of his remarkable talent - his first exhibition was a sellout.

Mainly working in oils and acrylics, Pro would use any tool or method to achieve the desired outcome for his work. He drew upon techniques of layering, chiaroscuro, glazing, scumbling, scratching and Alla prima.   His work has been exhibited all over the world, in Australia, London, Dusseldorf, Los Angeles, New York, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Singapore, Israel, Cairo and Manila, in the finest of galleries and venues, with many of his exhibitions being sell-outs. His paintings are represented in collections owned by the likes of Harold Mertz, Lyndon Johnson, Prince Phillip, Qantas Airways, Margaret Carnegie, the Canberra War Memorial, the University of NSW and Adelaide, the Bonython Collection, the Warsaw National Collection of Poland and Cathay Pacific Airways.

And now our wonderful Creative team Inspiration for June ...

and a digital layout from yours truly ...

Please upload the DIRECT link to your actual entry with the link tool on the RIGHT by midnight June 30th, 2012. We accept paper, digital, card and off the page submissions but please remember we appreciate original entries (you may combine with a sketch).

Happy Scrapping!

Saturday, 2 June 2012

Featured Creative Team member ...

Amanda Taylor is our featured Creative Team member this month.

Hi, I'm Amanda.  I'm a SAHM to seven gorgeous (sometimes lol) boys and I live in sunny (most of the time!) Brisbane.

I've been scrapping since December 2004 but seriously got into this wonderful craft around 2008.  I scrap most days and if I'm not then I'm at least thinking about it!!  Currently I have stolen a nice little corner of the babies room (actually about half the room may be more accurate) and scrap when he naps.

You can check out what I am up to on my blog


and here are some of Amanda's favourite layouts ...

I love you little man

He stole my breath and he has my heart

The boys in the striped pyjamas

Amanda will be choosing her own winner this month from amongst the entries and awarding this prize.

Thanks Amanda for being such a valuable part of the team.

Our May winners ...

Unfortunately we didn't have enough entries for May to be able to do a full prize draw.  The winner of the Curators Choice award is Lizzy Hill.  Well done Lizzy, it's a wonderful page.  If you could send me your postal details I will get your prize away to you.

The Creative Team award for this month goes to Amanda with her vibrant layout For the love of the game.  Thanks Amanda, a little something will be winging it's way to you shortly.