Wednesday, 1 July 2020

Welcome to July ...

Our inspiration this month comes to you from Thea Proctor with The Game.

CRITERIA - Use penwork on your work

A little about Thea Proctor ...

Thea Proctor (1879-1966), artist and stylesetter, trained at the Julian Ashton School before leaving Australia for London in 1903 where she remained until after World War 1. In her early years in London, she was a friend and model for her fellow Ashton School student, George Lambert, and encountered many of the major figures of the Edwardian art world. When she returned permanently to Sydney in 1921, her art and ideas were at the forefront of contemporary art and design in Australia; her authoritative opinions on decoration, colour, interior design, flower arrangement, ballet and fashion were widely published in new journals such as The Home (for which she designed many covers) and Art in Australia. Although she maintained a large and varied circle of friends (and adversaries), she was a lifelong singleton, living very frugally in rented accommodation, making a slender living from drawing classes, periodic exhibitions at the Macquarie Galleries and commissioned drawings of Eastern Suburbs children. 

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

Dale Tiernan -  (Australia)
I used some pp by G45, Game On collection. I picked the tennis players for inspiration. I used a stencil and fineliner pens to create a background.

Karen McLaughlin - (Australia)
I used pen and a stencil to do the squares.

Sharon Bishop - (Australia)
I used black pen to outline my letters so they stand out more from the mixed media background!

Karen Brierley - (Australia)
I took my inspiration from the heritage fashions in the photograph, and scrapped some photographs of a heritage-listed building. Lots of penwork on this layout - stencils, handwritten journalling, and the doodled border. I used a dark brown 0.4mm Staedtler fineliner - beautiful to write and draw with, smooth and blot-free, and dries immediately with no smudges.
 Tip: A children's lettering stencil is a cheap and easy way to make a title!

Annemarie Caister - (New Zealand)
I used stamped floral images and leaves and used a black fineliner pen to enhance the black outlines, I used a stencil to draw some leaf images in the background, I hand-drew in black around the edges of the layout and I useda stamp set for the title which looks like hand-writing.

Karen Guy (Australia)
I used a pen to make the boarder, the Title and the arrows, simply highlighting the photo!

Jane Howden - (Australia)
I used pen to create lines on my page and to go around the circles to add dimension and used the colours from the artwork for my paper choices..

Our main prize winner is 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)

Now over to you ......

This year we will no longer be using a "linky" tool. Please upload your entries directly to the monthly album in our Facebook public group (ARTastic challenges) by midnight on the last day of the month - please remember we are an Australian based challenge so do check your day and time. For anyone not on Facebook, simply email us your entry and if you have a blog, a link to that too so we can still pop past for a visit. You may combine your entry with 3 other challenges. You may enter more than once in any month as long as each submission is with a different creation. International entries are very welcome.

Hope to see your amazing layouts in our Facebook gallery.

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