Thursday, September 11, 2014

Puppy in a Boot Flash Contest Winners' Announcement and Showcase

First off, my sincere thanks to all those who were able to join me for the 1,500 Members Celebration at the end of August!  Some of the fun things we had that day, of course, included a freebie digi "Puppy in a Boot" and a flash contest to make something with it!  We had 18 entries into this contest.  Thanks everyone for participating!!  Hope you had a wonderful time creating with this cute puppy image. ^_^

As promised, today's post is the winners' announcement.  Although I've been judging art events (before I started AW) and all the FB monthly contests for quite a while now, it's always a tough decision regardless of the number of entries I receive. ^^;  I mean, how can you compare apples and oranges?  But then again, it often comes down to what my eyes see and what my heart feels upon seeing a project. ^_^

I'm delighted to start with the Artist's Choice Award winner.  This award comes with a blog badge and $20 GC.   The grand winner of the event is Shell Seward!! Congratulations!!

Artist's Choice Award Winner
Shell Seward

I just love the little puppy's "eye brows"!  So precious in a classic work boot.  I also LOVE the way Shell photographed her card - on the grass in dappled sunlight.  I usually prefer projects photographed without anything else with clean white background, but this set up really adds magic!

Next up are the Top 3 honorees.  The Top 3 award comes with a blog badge and a digi of the winner's choice. They are (in alphabetical order): Laila Anesland, Jennifer Dove, and Gail Neduzak!!  Congratulations!!

Laila Anesland
Awesome coloring using the no-lines technique, with beautiful color scheme and minimal embellishments to keep the focus right on the beautifully colored image.

Jennifer Dove
Masterful coloring that captures the contrasting textures so beautifully from curly fur of the puppy to the highly shiny leather of the boot.

Gail Neduzak
This card gives me a warm fuzzy feeling with a touch of nostalgia... like a hug from Grandma.  Love the beautiful coloring on the image and the overall color scheme and design of this card.

And here's the gallery of all the entries received.  Please enjoy the various charming takes on the same image by all those who entered this flash contest! ^_^

Ann-elisabeth Helland Knappskog

Anne Mills

April Catalogna

Bea Hall

Cathryn Edgar

Dawn Sirdefield

Erika Paws

Fernanda Oravec

Geraldine Robinson

Jan Thompson

Lorie Hill

Ruza Stevanovic Rebel

Sarah Goodall

Wendy Wells Waldorf

Everyone featured here today will receive a blog badge.  Thank you for joining the flash contest and crafting with AuroraWings digis!!

*** How to Receive Your Prize ***
Please send an e-mail to Mitzi at studiomiyabi(at)aol(dot)com with your prize level in the subject line (ACA winner, Top 3, or featured).  If your prize comes with digis, please go on ahead and put link(s)/URL(s) of the digi(s) you wish to receive in the body of your e-mail.

Please join us tomorrow as we unveil a new release.  Hint: Think Halloween! 


Gail said...

ty so much for top 3 congrats to all winners and entries truly beautiful art..huggzz

charlene said...

Congrats to all the winners and those who entered the contest! Great job

Eileen said...

Congratulations to the winners and everyone who took part. Each one a master class in colouring
Eileen x

Unknown said...

OMGosh!!! THANK YOU so much!!! THe disign looked like my Maggie. So it was an easy choice! I am so excited! THank you!!!!!

Teresa said...

Congrats to all the winners. It is lovely to see how everybody interprets the image differently xx

Bonnie Lynn said...

Wow! These are all fantastic! Congrats to everyone.

DonnaMundinger said...

Wonderful creations, ladies! Congrats to you all. xxD

Unknown said...

All the artworks look splendidly adorable. Everyone really put their personalities in picking the design and color choices. Kudos to all the winners and participants! More power to the shop!

Lucius Campbell @ Skild