Branka here and I am back to announce the Winner and Runner-Up from my 'Vintage Garden' Challenge. First, I would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who entered our first challenge last month! I was so excited to see all those amazing projects that were posted! You all put a lot of love into your fabulous creations and I am completely awed by the range of projects and creative ideas! It really is heart warming. My Goodness, I had a very hard time choosing only one winner!
I have a real pleasure to announce our very first challenge Winner...
When I saw Libby's fantastic creation I fell in creative love at first sight! For me, this is an amazing mixed media interpretation of my 'Vintage Garden' challenge! I adore every single detail there, from a broken vintage plate and glass vials to an old pair of eyeglasses. Spectacular dreamy background and a fabulous design!
Congratulations Libby!! Pamellia will be contacting you via email to send you your personalized winner's badge and details about being our Feature Artist for the next challenge.
Lula built a breathtaking project out of a fish can with all that stunning layering and beautiful texture! I am loving the effect she got on the tin and that gorgeous garden in full bloom with a perfect detail of metal mesh piece!
Exceptional New Mixed Media Artist
We had so many gorgeous entries by artists new to the mixed media world and they were all outstanding! We chose one artist this month who really stood out with not just one, but two mixed media projects! She is such a talented lady, we do hope to see much more of her mixed media creations in the future!! Congratulations Jennifer!!
Now on to our DT Favourites
Each one of our lovely Design Team members has chosen the entry that stuck with them the most. For each of us the reason is different, perhaps the colours captivated us, maybe the techniques amazed us or it might just be that the overall creativity blew us away.
Cec's Favourite - Lula - # 30
I chose this project because I think it is a fabulous transformation of an item that would normally be in the garbage. Other than Lula, who keeps fish cans? Well me starting now. The enclosed garden is so sweet and the lace at the top is a perfect vintage embellishment.
Georgie's Favourite - 21. Handmade by Yulianna
I adore the colours, texture and layout.... The background was built up beautifully, with so much interest by painting over fabrics and those yummy hints of golds. There's such pretty vintage ruggedness to this, I feel like every time I see this I see something new to drool over.
Niki's Favourite - Jennifer H #23
I love arches and this wonderful vintage garden wall is splendid. The different techniques used to paint her die cuts and the window arch is beautiful.
Pamellia's Favourites - I just couldn't decide between these two gorgeous journal pages. They both just took my breath away, so I went on ahead and chose both!!
There are just so many wonderful layers of flowers and inky patterns, I was just hypnotized! Jane's freehand doodling blows me away and those white highlights make her page come to life!
The vibrant colours in Suzz's background are blended beautifully and are so perfect for a summer scene, I could almost feel the sun on my face! Those wispy flowers are captivating against the amazing brickwork!
Samra's Favourite - Carol Gill #36
Carol got me at the Raven!!! This card reminds me of Edgar Allan Poe's poem "The Raven". "…And the Raven, never flitting, still is sitting, still is sitting on the pallid bust of Pallas just above my chamber door…." Well, Raven is sitting on one of my favorite embellishments to use in cardmaking: bicycle! And of course challenge theme was interpreted so well!
Sara Emily's Favourite -Evelyn Walter #64
Evelyn's earthy colors on her lovely vintage layout really drew me in. She also used so many mixed media techniques for her beautiful layered background. What a breathtaking vintage garden scene!
There were just so many gorgeous projects this month. We wanted to honour some that really captured the spirit of our challenge theme and tugged our heart strings with their beauty!!
A huge congratulation everyone! Thank you so much to everyone who played along with us last month and don't forget to grab your badges! You earned them!!
There is still plenty of time to enter Cec's current challenge MAKE IT MASCULINE! We can't wait to see what you come up with this time!
Hugs to all, from the 'Anything But Cute' Design Team