Wednesday, 28 August 2019

August highlights ...

There is still time to play along with us this month. We'd really love to see your layout based on our inspiration from Grace Crowley called Abstract.

CRITERIA - Use shapes (any) on your entry

Please remember - You may combine your entry with 3 other challenges only.

Here are just a couple of entries that have caught our eye over the past couple of weeks ...

Cathy Lu
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Maria

We'd love to see your work too so please come and join in with us.

Thursday, 15 August 2019

July winners ...

Thank you to everyone who joined in our challenge last month inspired by the work by Rita Angus (New Zealand) called "Cass".

CRITERIA - Please use PAINT

Please remember - You may combine your entry with 3 other challenges only.

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

and our winner is ...

BARB
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Second Prize
(drawn if more than 8 entries)
Donated by Jane Howden

KAREN
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Could the winners please contact me on artasticchallengeblog@gmail.com with their postal address.  Please remember it is the winners responsibility to claim their prize and provide their 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.

Thursday, 1 August 2019

Welcome to August ...

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 from Grace Crowley with Abstract.

CRITERIA - Use shapes (any) on your entry

Please remember - You may combine your entry with 3 other challenges only.

A little about Grace Crowley ...

Grace Crowley (1890-1979) was instrumental in the development of Modernism and Abstract art in Australia. She studied at Julian Ashton’s school before going to France, where she studied in the 1920's under Cubist artists AndrĂ© Lhote and Albert Gleizes. On her return to Australia, she and fellow modernist Rah Fizelle established an art school devoted to the principles and practice of Modern art. 

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

Karen Brierley - (Australia)
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I used geometic shapes, fussy-cut from the background patterned paper.

Annemarie Caister - (New Zealand)
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I used papers, flowers, buttons and dies from my stash to create this layout

Karen McLaughlin - (Australia)

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I have gone for hearts and hexagons.

Sharon Bishop - (Australia)
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The front cover to my new album 'becoming minimalist'. Perfect shapes(a square, Triangle and two rectangles) to form a house for my new journey!

Tanya Heritage - (Australia)
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My eye was really drawn to the yellow tones in the inspiration artwork. Not only did the photo suit the colour but the shapes of the tiles were perfect for the criteria.

Dale Tiernan -  (Australia)
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I've used circles, hearts and squares. Also chose some of the colours from the picture.

Jane Howden - (Australia)
Circles and rectangles and colours from the artwork ...

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 Annemarie Caister

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 July winners.