Friday, 1 March 2019

Welcome to March ...

We are now making it even easier to enter our challenges - use our inlinkz gallery on the left or click onto our new Facebook public group (ARTastic challenges) and put your entry directly into our monthly album under photos.

This month our inspiration comes to you by Poncho Army with Freedom in Ruins.

CRITERIA - Monochromatic (can be any colour)

A little about Poncho Army ...

Trina Collins, who works under the pseudonym Poncho Army, is an artist who isn’t afraid to get some paint under her fingernails. The central theme for Poncho Army’s art is the exploration of contrasts – between urban and rural spaces, between internal and external realities, between melancholy and joy. She loves to capture youthful innocence and often draws upon her experiences growing up in a shrinking rural landscape to gather inspiration for her work.

And now some inspiration from our team ...
(in no particular order)

Annemarie Caister - (New Zealand)
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I chose pink.burgandy hues this month for my monochrome layout. This photo was taken 19 years ago the day after our wedding. I printed the photo in greyscale to tone in with the layout. I hope you like it!

Karen McLaughlin - (Australia)
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Sharon Bishop - (Australia)
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 'Chihuahua on duty'. You can see our chihuahua Duke's little head sticking out behind the curtains. Orange was my go to color!

Karen Brierley - (Australia)
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I went with the darkness theme and scrapped some photographs from a rainy, overcast day. 

Tanya Heritage - (Australia)
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I thought I'd choose black as my momochromatic colour. I dont think I have ever created a just black layout before.

Dale Tiernan -  (Australia)
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Jane Howden - (Australia)
Using green for a little nature inspiration.

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

Second Prize
(drawn if more than 8 entries)

Donated by Tanya Heritage

Over to you ......

Please upload the DIRECT link to your actual entry with the link tool on the LEFT or click onto our new Facebook public group (ARTastic challenges) and put your entry directly into our monthly album under photos 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 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.

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


  1. I'm glad you're accepting entries on FB too. I had a hard time posting my entry yesterday due to the size of my photo. It wasn't too big to post elsewhere though.

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  3. Fab monochromatic projects from the DT, love the inspiration pic too - thanks for the challenge!