Sunday, 9 December 2012

November winners and some Christmas wishes ...

Congratulations to our November winners - this past month what we lacked in quantity we made up for in quality with some amazing layouts. 
Main winner (as voted by the team) - Maja Stokk
Curators Prize - Polly Libby
Random Draw - Di Hasthorpe
Creative Team (as voted by the team) - Julie
I'd like to take this opportunity to thank my brilliant Creative Team for all their beautiful creations this year and for their dedication and commitment. ARTastic would not function without them.
I'd also like to wish Chantelle all the very best as she is stepping down from the team this month. I am sure we will continue to see her amazing work popping up here and there. Thank you Chantelle for sharing a small piece of yourself with us.
Thank you also to our wonderful supporters - you make what we all do worthwhile. The Creative Team and myself wish you all a safe, happy Christmas and wonderful things for 2013.  Please come back and support us next year.

Introducing the lovely Sarah ...

Hi there,
I am a mum of 3 beautiful and busy children and wife to a Defence Force member which makes our lives very interesting, moving every 3 -4 years. We are living in the beautiful city of Adelaide at the moment which we call our home but come January we are off to Sydney for a couple of years.
Scrapbooking has become a great way to meet new people when I move around, and develop wonderful friendships.
I have now been scrapbooking for 11 years, since my first son was 6 months old. So much has changed in the scrapping world since then and I too have changed how I decorate a page. I, however, am still a very simple, little fuss scrapper. I love patterned paper and using it on my page, mixing the patterns and colours together to make the photos I take really stand out. Scrapbooking to me is about telling the story of the photo you have taken so when I am long and gone my family will have a pictorial record of the lives we lived. Most importantly I like having humour in my pages, putting a smile on some ones face who is looking at it, is a great reward.
To all the ARTastic Design Team and followers I thank you all for all your lovely comments you have left me over the year and I wish you all a wonderful Christmas and a fulfilling new year.
Sarah xxoo
Bloom where you are planted
Freeze Frame Liam
Short Story
I hope you can find time in this busy month to join us in our love of bright and bold patterned paper.  We'd love to see your creations.

Saturday, 1 December 2012

Now how did that happen? It's December!

Our December inspiration will come to you from canvas and body artist, Emma Hack, and is hosted by our creative team member Sarah.
Added Criteria - large, bold patterned paper or paint
A little about Emma Hack
Adelaide-based artist, Emma Hack, has been exhibiting extensively throughout Australia since 1999. Through a combination of painting on canvas, body painting and studio-based photography, Emma's works evoke a rich array of visual narrative and magical realism.

Emma's recent collaboration on Gotye's 'Somebody That I Used To Know' has seen her profile skyrocket with the single in UK, Europe and US charts and over 100 million hits on YouTube.

and now some beautiful inspiration from our creative team ...

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

Due to my imminent departure for a family vacation the winners for November will be revealed a little earlier this month on the 9th December.  Please pop back and see us then.