Tuesday, 31 July 2012


Firstly thank you to all those who applied for the Creative Team positions.  I will be going through those in the coming week and contacting everyone before the month end.

Secondly I'd like to let you all know of a few changes which will be coming to ARTastic in August (and future months).  The August inspiration challenge will go live on the 1st of the month along with inspiration layouts from five of the Creative Team.  Winners for July will be announced on the 15th of the month and at this time the inspiration submissions of the remaining Creative Team will be released.

Monday, 30 July 2012

Our JULY inspiration ...

will come to you by Butterflyfish by Carla Blackman

ink on silk painting

Criteriabright and vibrant
 Go away Winter - I want to see uplifting colours that shine on your entry

A little about Carla Blackman

Carla Blackman, originally from Warwick in England, has travelled the world extensively, but is now a permanent resident of Far North Queensland, where she has made her home.
Based on the Cairns Northern Beaches, she has been greatly influenced by the vibrant colours of tropical reef fish, which she captures brilliantly on her silk originals.
Carla enjoys painting on silk as a medium since it is well suited to creative expression with bright colours. The vibrancy of the finished artwork is an appropriate reflection of her tropical environment.
Carla has work in private and corporate collections throughout the world. Her beautiful silk originals make an outstanding statement and add a touch of the tropics to any room.

Our Creative Team has outdone itself this month (put on those sunnies everyone) ...

Please upload the DIRECT link to your actual entry with the link tool on the LEFT by midnight July 31st, 2012. We'd love to see your paper, digital, card and off the page submissions but please remember we appreciate original entries (you may combine with a sketch).
Happy Scrapping!

Friday, 20 July 2012

Creative Team call ...

ARTastic is looking for some new members to join our current Creative Team.

If you like taking inspiration from a source that is a little different to the norm we would love to hear from you.

Applications are open to everyone – you don’t have to be a scrapbooking superstar nor live in Australia to apply – all are welcome.

The CT position will be from August 2012 to January 2013 with an option for a further six months.

As a Creative team member you will be required to:

* Create one layout a month using the challenge requirements provided.
* Comment on all our challenge entries.
* Voting each month as required.
* Promoting ARTastic on your blog or via Facebook as applicable.
* Participate in other blog promotions as required.

To apply please …

complete the JULY ARTastic challenge (going live on the 4th)

and then email me Jane @ jjjustjane@bigpond.com with your details, why you would like to join our team, your blog address if you have one and also please include two of your recent layouts that you feel best represents your particular scrapping style.

Applications close July 20th,  2012.

Successful applicants will be notified before the end of July. 

Monday, 2 July 2012

June winners announced (see at left). Thank you to all that entered.

If the winners could please forward me their postal details I will organise their prizes.