Here at Anything But Cute we love to see all the seasoned and expert mixed media artists, but we also want to encourage those who are just getting their feet wet. Our design team will always be on the lookout for these exceptional artists, and you just never know when we might be giving out something special to a talented mixed media newcomer.
Make sure to put 'newbie' after your name in the linky so we know who you are.
(new refers to 'new to mixed media' NOT 'new to our challenge')

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Winners - Challenge #17 - Rustic Glam

Hello and Happy Holidays! Niki here. We apologize for being a day late, we've had some technical issues behind the scenes. Thank you to every single person that was able to enter my Rustic Glam challenge. I knew it would be a challenge and am overjoyed to see that you all rose to the occasion and nailed it with such amazing designs! Huge round of applause to you all! After much thought and deliberation I was finally able to choose a winner.
And the winner is............

WINNER - #2-Jenny Marples of Pushing the Right Buttons 

I was absolutely flabbergasted about the texture and bling on this amazing design. It has everything I would consider rustic and glam. I just want to reach out and touch all of the yummy texture and then had this on my wall! Outstanding and so very awesome sauce!

Congratulations Jenny!  Pamellia will be in touch by email to send you a personalized winner's badge and to provide details about being our Feature Artist for the next challenge.

RUNNER-UP -#9-Chris of Rubbaluvva

This altered jar has the bling and the burlap touches any rustic glam girl would love and that is why I enjoy it so very much. The flowers and the twine along with the lace are so chic and beautiful! I would totally put this in my bathroom and use it to fancify my q-tips. Wowzers and awesome sauce!

Now let's have a look at our DT favourites:

Anne's Favourite - #4 - Jennie, Live the Dream
I found it so hard to choose a favourite this month, there were so many outstanding entries!  Jennie stole my heart with her gorgeous handmade flowers, the beautiful crackle, the wonderful chicken wire and the dreamy stars....  Jennie's tag just epitomises 'rustic glam' in my eyes!

Autumn's Favourite - #14 - Marty F
Marty melted my heart with the warm plaid and gorgeous dimensional poinsettias on her beautiful Christmas tag.  The touches of pearls and luxurious texture were the perfect glamorous additon to this beautifully designed tag.  What an inspiration!!!  Thank you Marty for sharing this amazing project with us!

Branka's Favourite#6 - Elli
There were so many stunning entries and it was really hard for me to pick a favourite this month. I have chosen Elli's fabulous tag at the end. I am in love with her yummy textures, beautiful muted tones and a brilliant layering! So glittery, so frosty, so awesome!

Lisa's Favourite - #3 - Nicole Wright Designs
It was so hard to pick a favorite this month...I loved all of the Rustic Glam projects!! But in the end, I chose this amazing project by Nicole Wright!! I absolutely adore her Vintage Tree Lot Trailer!! It's so creative!! I am a life-long camper so this project just makes me happy!! The details are spectacular!! I want this for my fireplace mantle :)

Sara Emily's Favourite -#3 Nicole Wright Designs
I absolutely had to do a coin flip this month! There were so many wonderful entries! But in the end I chose Nicole's festive project, because there's something so kitschy about this trailer! And I do mean  that in a good way, Nicole! How can you not look at this and just smile?! Way to go, and a great addition to the tree lot!

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!!

While the design team is taking December off we still will be around and commenting on your wonderful designs for this Holiday season! We all want to wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! See you back here in 2017! 

Hugs to all, from the 'Anything But Cute' Design Team

Monday, December 5, 2016

Merry Christmas!

Hello Everyone!

Well the holidays are almost upon us, and we have decided to take a wee break for Christmas this year. We will be back on December 12th to announce the winners of the Rustic Glam challenge, and don't worry, we will have a brand new challenge for you on January 5th!

Thank you to everyone for all of your support over the last year. There have been so many gorgeous projects and talented artists, we are grateful for each one!

From our homes to yours, we wish the very Merriest of Holidays!!