Saturday, 22 December 2018

Merry Christmas and introducing our 2019 team ...

We'd like to take this opportunity to wish everyone peace, joy and much happiness for the Christmas season.  Thank you for your continued support and encouragement throughout 2018.

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ARTastic will be back in 2019 with new artwork and fresh challenges to inspire you.

For 2019 we welcome ...

New team members ...

Dale Tiernan -  (Australia)
Annemarie Caister - (New Zealand)

Plus returning members ...

Tanya Heritage - (Australia)
Karen McLaughlin - (Australia)
Sharon Bishop - (Australia)
Karen Brierley - (Australia)
Jane Howden - (Australia)

Saying goodbye to ...

Tone Jensen - (Norway)
Kat Gray - (Australia)

Thank you for being part of the ARTastic team lovely ladies -  you have been an inspiration and we shall miss you.  All the very best in your crafting journey.

and now a couple of December highlights ...


Mary (aka Dolly Bee)

You still have until 11.55pm on the 31st of December to complete our December challenge and we would love to see your entries. If you have some downtime over the Christmas break please think of us :)

Keep safe everyone and enjoy time with your family and friends - see you in 2019 !!

Saturday, 15 December 2018

November winners ...

Thank you so very much for all your wonderful entries for our November inspiration by Arthur Baker Clack called "The Citadel, St Tropez".

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CRITERIA - Use paint or ink

Our winners are ...




Could the winners please contact me on with their postal details. You have until the announcement of the winners for next month to do so. 

Please 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.

You may combine your entry with 3 other challenges.

Saturday, 1 December 2018

Welcome to December ...

Our December inspiration comes to you from Lisa Frances Judd with Candy Cane Owl.

CRITERIA -  Christmas theme

A little about Lisa Frances Judd ...

My name is Lisa Frances Judd and I am a Blue Mountains Artist from Wimalee NSW, Australia. From the moment I could hold a crayon I have been drawing and painting. Love of art is in my blood as my Mother is also an Artist. Although my Mother went through Art School, I am self taught and have developed my own distinctive style over many years based on my passion for colour, pattern and my own vivid imagination.

Over the years, I have participated in numerous group and solo art exhibitions, including one at The Pine Street Gallery, Chippendale, Sydney that was featured in The Sydney Morning Herald’s Spectrum Section in 2013. That same year I was included in the ‘Undiscovered’ feature of Art Collector Magazine and included in Art Edit.

And now some inspiration from our team ...

Sharon Bishop - Australia
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My granddaughter's first seated Santa photo at age 6 months.

Karen Brierley - Australia
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I created a double page Christmas layout, and I included a little bird too.

Karen McLaughlin - Australia
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Tone Jensen - Norway
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Kat Gray - Australia
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I made a pair of Christmas cards using the main colours (red, white and kraft) and elements (birds, mistletoe) from the artwork.

Tanya Heritage - Australia
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Merry Christmas. I took inspiration from the red and white candy cane and it was perfect that our little Christmas Owl had a Santa hat on too.

Jane Howden - Australia
I was inspired by the colours in the artwork, the stripes on the candy cane and the snowflakes in the background - I even managed to add in a little owl !

Our main prize winner this year will be selected by random draw - so anyone could be a winner, no matter your style or your level of experience or your country of residence. If there are more than 8 entries in the month a second prize (donated each month by one of our team) will be drawn.

Main Prize
Donated by Karen Brierley

Second Prize
(drawn if more than 8 entries)
Donated by Karen McLaughlin

Over to you ......

Please upload the DIRECT link to your actual entry with the link tool on the LEFT by 11.55pm on the last day of the month - please remember we are an Australian based challenge so please check your day and time. You may combine your entry with  three (3) other challenges. Please include our inspirational picture and challenge details on your blog post as well as providing a link back to us at ARTastic. You may enter more than once in any month as long as each submission is with a different creation. International entries are very welcome. No blog? No problem!  You can also add your entry to our gallery on our Facebook page.

Please call past on the 15th for the announcement of our November winners.