Please welcome our guest designer this month, Kripa Koushikwith her amazing interpretation of our artwork for June.
The challenge prompt this month made me want to scrap a special photo. I've made layouts of this photo before, yet I want to make more. This photo is from the day my older son met his younger brother for the first time.
Let me try and explain how I’ve tried to express my emotions through colour & texture in this layout. When I look at this photo, time just stops for me (depicted by the black and white background) and I’m taken over by a feeling of love, joy and amazement (soft delicate – hand drawn flowers, lace, hearts, vellum) , probably similar to what my boys experienced that moment! The stars are my prayer to God to shower his blessing on my boys and our family.
I’ve recently setup my youtube channel and prepared a short video for this layout. Hope you enjoy, I will be delighted if you leave me a comment after watching. Thank you ❤
Youtube video: https://youtu.be/a6ZsfclwSLk
Hello ARTastic fans, my name is
Kripa Koushik. I took up scrapbooking about 3 years ago and instantly fell in
love with messy mixed media supplies – paint, gesso, texture paste. I’m still
exploring my preferred style and enjoy light bright colours as well as grungy
deep colours. As long as the colours and embellishments assist with telling the
story of the piece, I’m content for the moment.
Welcome to our mid month reveal. We are working with this amazing artwork by Anna Collinscalled Top Hat Tiger.
CRITERIA - Black and White plus one other colour (can be any)
My inspiration for this month is colour. The black, the white and the lime.
It's a photo of my hubby in his school uniform. I also used the negative pieces from the circle die cut and the negative from the word smile die cut. HELENE
I was inspired by the clean and simple design and the portrait with bright eyes. I've also used animal print papers (torn in strips like the stripes of a tiger) and pops of lime green.
I was inspired to do a layout of my Tiger; I chose the colour peach as my accent colour to match his fur. I was also inspired by the tiger stripes and cat theme for the background design.
I loved the idea of black and white stripes and the fun element of the inspiration artwork.
Now it is your turn, we'd love to see your own interpretation ...
Remember we happily accept all forms of paper crafting for your entry including digital and encourage international submissions. All we ask is that you create something new for our challenge and only combine your entry with a sketch challenge. We offer two prizes determined by team vote and one other prize selected purely by random draw - so anyone can be a winner regardless of style or level of experience. You have until 11.55pm on the last day of the month to submit your entry.
Please pop back on the 22nd when we introduce you to our June Guest Designer.
Our random draw winner of a lovely prize donated by Elaine Schoof is # 8 - Margaret Crawford.
Could the winners please contact me on email@example.com with their postal details. You have until the announcement of the winners for next month to do so.Don't forget to grab our winners badge from the sidebar.
OurCreative Team highlightfrom last month is Kat. She will receive a little surprise something from me.
Don't forget to enter this month's ARTastic challenge. All the details are in the left sidebar. Remember you have until the end of the month to submit your entry.
Please pop back on the 15th when we will have more delightful team inspiration to show you.
Gosh it's June, now how on earth did that happen, half way through the year already!!
This month we have a rather different artwork for you by Anna Collins called Top Hat Tiger. I just love this - so much fun ! So please take some inspiration from the artwork for your submission - maybe you love that fun element and want to run with it or perhaps play around with a cat or top hat theme. Perhaps your first thought was a trip to the zoo or attending a formal function or wedding where everyone was dressed to the nines. Maybe you just like black and white stripes! Whatever the inspiration we would love to see your page - and remember our criteria this month of Black and White plus one other colour can be any you like.
CRITERIA - Black and White plus one other colour (can be any)
A little about Anna Collins
Anna is a well known Artist and Art Teacher on the Central Coast of NSW. Anna has been painting her entire life, her art covers all mediums, her forte and favourite is life drawing. Anna was trained at East Sydney Tech (now known as the National Art School) and has completed a fine arts degree through Newcastle University. She teaches drawing at Gosford Regional Art Gallery from time to time.
And now some inspiration from the first of our team ...
Inspiration: stripes led to the white ink lines; the green eyes I've used as a pop of colour on my LO. The bowler hat idea I've also used for my title/ journaling spots! This was my VERY favest one to do!!!
Inspired by the lines of the tiger fur, the hat. My daughter loves to wear hats and I knew I could find one of her wearing one.
Pop past on the 8th to see how Anna put this amazing page together.
I live in one of the most beautiful cities in the world! It is Saint-Petersburg, Russia. I love my city even with its 9 months of cloudy, windy, rainy and snowy weather. It inspires me a lot! I like to walk its embankments, admire Neva river, beautiful bridges, buildings and palaces comprising 300 years of history of the City, which once was the Capital of the Empire.
In my work I've used stamps, embossing, water-colors, chipboard. On the photo: me and my husband during our stroll. Welcome to Saint-Petersburg!
I wanted to try to do a minimalist page after seeing beautiful pages for May. And this page was also inspired by Pinterest. My photo is edited on the Becky Higgins project life app. I chose pink as my other colour. I wanted to keep it simple and let the photo shine.smile emoticon
Inspired by the use of lime. SUE
Black, white and teal with lots of accents with lines.
Over to you ......
Please upload the DIRECT link to your actual entry with the link tool on the LEFT by 11.55pm on June 30th, 2016. We'd love to see yournewpaper, digital, mixed media or off the page entries. Why not try doing a pocket page spread? Please no back-dated submissions.
Please note:- You may combine our challenge with a sketch challenge only - no other combining will be accepted. Please include our inspirational picture and challenge details on your blog post as well as provide a link back to us at ARTastic ... and don't forget to tell us how you were inspired by our challenge. You may enter more than once in any month as long as each submission is with a different creation. International entries are very welcome.
Please call past on the 8th for our announcement of the May winners and our ARTastic 3T's - Tips, Tricks and Techniques for June.