Hello Everyone, Pamellia here,
I can't believe 2015 has come to a close, wow!! Thank you so much to everyone for all of your support and for all of the amazing art you enter into our challenges every month!! With the holidays just around the corner, I am giving my lovely ladies a break until the New Year, so we won't be having a Feature Artist Post this month or a Spotlight Post this month. Our current challenge "You've Got Happy Mail" will remain open until January 4th, and the Design Team will be back to visit all of your wonderful projects first thing in the New Year.
From the entire team, we wish everyone a
VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!
Take it away Cec!
Cec here to bring you the winners from our It's Ornamental challenge in November. As always, we had a lot of fantastic entries and when you see such wonderful eye candy it sure is difficult to choose just one winner. However, I stuck with it and after much back and forth, I made my selection for winner and runner-up, so without further ado:
WINNER - #10 - Lisa F
I chose this entry because Lisa gave us not one but two wonderful ornaments that are chock full of mixed media loveliness and just scream Christmas. I just love all the crackle, the poinsettias, ribbon and frosted greenery. Even though they are both unique, they have elements that tie them together so they will look fabulous together on the tree.
Congratulations Lisa! Pamellia will be in touch by email to send you a personalized winner's badge and to provide details about being our Guest Designer for the next challenge.
RUNNER - UP
#6 - Mona Pendelton
This ornament and all the others that Mona made in this collection are stunning. I love the use of vintage tart tins with the added sparkle and the dyed trees and coordinating ribbon. The baubles added to the bottom of each ornament are also so vintage looking and a perfect additional embellishment.
We have a special award to give out this month to a very talented artist who wowed us with her incredible snowy 3D scenes. She entered three projects and every one of them was just as magical as the next!! Turning paper into a winter wonderland isn't easy, and making it so beautiful that we wish we could shrink ourselves down to a few inches tall just so we can live there...well, that's incredible!! KRISTIN, you have...
If you haven't been to visit Kristin, I highly recommend you go and soak in some of the magical creations she puts together!!
Now let's have a look at our DT favourites:
Branka's Favourite - This 3D outstanding piece of art has stolen my heart! Fantastic detailed crafting gem with so many amazingly arranged elements! Absolutely brilliant design!
Anne's Favourite - It was an incredibly difficult job to select just one from all the gorgeous entries we had! I am totally in love with Nicola's beautiful little Christmas house with all the vintage details and wonderful textures. It is a beautiful piece of home décor.
Sara Emily's Favourite - I have never seen such an amazing collection of ornaments in one place! I wish I could have picked them all as my favorite! But in the end, I chose Nicola's 3D Christmas wonderland! Every inch of this amazing creation is so carefully thought out and executed! I fell in love with her layered Christmas tree around the side! Please pop over to her blog to see all the amazing details, as one photo just isn't enough!
Niki's Favourite - #36 IrinaR
This design captured my heart! I love the textures, the pop of color and the images. That wolf is gorgeous and oh so like my dear Nanook! All of these animals are integrated into this design flawlessly. The real kicker is when you see the full design and the reds! Swoon!
There are so many things about this sleigh that I love, it's hard to narrow it down to a favourite!! I love the refurbishing of something that otherwise might end up in the bin. I love the colours, the white just pops and the red explodes against those rich grey tones! And wow, that texture is just incredible! Those little red pom poms and big glittery snowflakes are so festive...SQUEAL!!
It is hard to resist this luscious wreath!! All the earthy tones and bits of real nature just drew me right in, and then I melted over those fuzzy white poinsettias and big burlap bows!! The only thing missing is some reindeer...NO, WAIT...it has that too! Just love it! It's worth noting that I was vry torn between this wreath and Liz's other entry, a stunning 3D treeline. You can find it HERE...totally worth checking out!
Samra's Favourite -Lisa #10
Gorgeous textures, airy look, festive and heartwarming!
There were so many amazing Christmas ornaments and decorations this month, I just couldn't keep it to just four!
We would like to take a minute to send out a warm welcome to a new mixed media artist on the scene. From the entire team at Anything But Cute...we welcome
Donna - Room in a Cupboard
Donna entered this gorgeous ornament, a wonderful mixed media piece!! Way to get messy with it Donna!! We hope to see much more of your gorgeous work in the future!
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!!
Merry Christmas to all, from the 'Anything But Cute' Design Team!