Wednesday, 1 June 2016

Hello June ...

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.

You can find some of Anna's work at Quirky Happy.

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 emoticon

Inspired by the use of lime.

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 your new paper, 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

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