Friday, 25 January 2013

Last days for our Creative Team guest spots ...


Don't forget we are currently on the lookout for guest designers for coming months.
Submissions close 31st January
We'd love to see you and your work on here with us so please consider putting an application in.

All details are HERE

Tuesday, 15 January 2013

Winners, an announcement and more January inspiration ...

Time to announce our December winners ... drum roll please !

Our overall winner by popular Creative Team vote is Lizzy Hill.

Curators Choice for December is Olympia.

Our Random Draw winner this time around goes to the lovely Dale Tiernan.

Our special prize donated by Creative Team member Sarah Rogers goes to the delightful Liz Hocking.

Our Creative Team winner this month is Shazza Bishop.

Congratulations everyone.  If all these winners could please email your postal details I will see your prizes get out to you.

Announcement - We are implementing another prize category this year.  Each month we will be selecting someone from amongst our entries to be a guest designer for one of our upcoming challenges. This invitation certainly isn't mandatory but should you choose to accept, it will give you a chance to highlight yourself and your work.  You will have the opportunity of introducing yourself via a brief bio and include two examples of your work as well as showing us your submission along with the ARTastic team for that month. 

.... and now some more wonderful inpiration from our creative team based on our January inspiration,  My Blue Angel by 3D chalk artist - Jenny McCracken.

Criteria – the use of chalk or the addition of wings on your entry

or be adventurous and use both :)

Please link your creations using our inlinkz gallery at the left.  

Don't forget we are currently on the lookout for guest designers for coming months.  We'd love to see you and your work on here with us. 

 All details are HERE or just scroll down.

Saturday, 5 January 2013

ARTastic is looking for Guest Designers ...

This call is open from 5th January through to 31st January, 2013.  We will happily take INTERNATIONAL applicants.  Both novice and experienced papercrafters are welcome to apply if they meet our basic requirements.

We are looking to fill Guest Designer slots each month over the period of the next 6 months – each Guest Designer will be allocated their month after the selection process is completed.  First slot will be for February.
Within these positions we are looking for designer who can create traditional layouts (paper or digital), mini albums, cards, altered items and/or off the page items - basically if you scrapbook, make cards or enjoy creating off the page items you are most welcome to apply.

What will be required:
Your submission for your allocated month based on criteria supplied in advance.
Voting on our entries for that month.
Commenting on entries for that month.
Promoting of ARTastic via your blog and social media.
Applicants MUST have a blog (or Facebook), which they actively update with their work – please provide a link with your application.

What we can do for you:
A chance to highlight yourself and your work  - We’ll have one blog post dedicated to introducing you, with a brief bio and two examples of your work plus your piece for ARTastic for that month.
An opportunity to inspire others in your love of Scrapbooking!

What you need to do: 
1. Supply a short bio and photo of yourself (one you are happy to have published on ARTastic) including a brief summary of your design team experience and any current commitments you may have.
2. Tell me why you would like to be considered as a Guest Designer on ARTastic.
3. A link to your January entry on ARTastic. 
4. Two example layouts (created within the last 3 months) which you feel best depicts your typical style.
Email the above to Jane at  no later than 31st January, 2013  11.59pm. Successful applicants will be notified within 48 hours.

Tuesday, 1 January 2013

Welcome to 2013 - a new year and a new challenge ...

January inspiration comes to you from ...  My Blue Angel by 3D chalk artist - Jenny McCracken.

Criteria – the use of chalk or the addition of wings on your entry
 or be adventurous and use both :)
A little about 3D chalk art
3D chalk art is also known as pavement art, street painting, anamorphic perspective, optical illusions and sidewalk art.
3D chalk art is traditionally produced directly on the ground. Images and footage of the artwork continue to spread a message online well after the work has been washed away. Traditionally it is a temporary art form but these days permanent artworks are produced on the ground and walls too.
No question - Chalk art is a crowd-stopper – a great choice for a centrepiece at all kinds of festivals! 3D chalk art can be supported with public are workshops and competitions.
3D illusions can be produced directly on the ground, on canvas, or other surfaces. When canvas is used the artworks can be used for multiple events. Posing in 3D artworks for photos is engaging way to interact with an audience and to reach a larger audience.
For more information on Jenny …
International Chalk art tour
and now some wonderful inspirational work from the first half of our amazing Creative Team members ...


Please upload the DIRECT link to your actual entry with the link tool on the LEFT by midnight on January 31st, 2013. 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).
But wait there's more ..... please pop back oover the next week or two for some exciting announcements.  Things are happening on the ARTastic blog :)