Thursday, 1 December 2016

And December rolls on in ...

Welcome to our very last challenge of the year - and what a topsy turvy year it has been.  The days and weeks and months just seem to move at an incredible pace - you no sooner take down the Christmas tree then you are putting it all back up again! Yet December always reminds me of home - of time spent with family and friends and remembering happy times so we thought our painting this month should reflect this.

Let me introduce you to Neighbourhood by Lisa Frances Judd.  Our criteria this month is HOME - whatever that means to you.

CRITERIA - HOME, whatever that means to you.

A little about Lisa Frances Judd ...

Lisa is a self employed Australian Visual Artist and lives in beautiful Blue Mountains of NSW.  She crates, who creates whimsical and joyful artworks that really make you smile. Her works of original paintings and art prints can be found in many art collections and homes around the world. 

And now some inspiration from the first of our team ....

I've created an A4 page. Also using the curves and the colours. I wanted this page to convey how much we love where we live.

I like to do a theme of winter in December. Houses, winter, snow drifts and the kid - it's my inspiration today! Winter turned out well with the help of stamps, embossing and topping.

He is my home.....corney but true.

Inspired by the houses. My granddaughter playing with their playhouse.

The painting led me to do my layout across the page. I also liked the earthly colours of the painting even with different colours involved and it suited my photo perfectly. We love our camping trips and our camper is definitely a home away from home. And this time of the year, means holidays and camping trips.

My inspiration has come from the curves in the painting and home is the UK where this photo was taken of this cute little boy.

Over to you ......

Please upload the DIRECT link to your actual entry with the link tool on the LEFT by 11.55pm on December 31st, 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. 

Due to a family vacation we won't be announcing our November winners or introducing our ARTastic 3T's - Tips, Tricks and Techniques for December until 11th of December


  1. Gorgeous examples by the DT, and love the inspirational painting this month! Thanks!