After much deliberation, discussion, impartial judges' opinions...we have had to make some decisions. Yes it's been tough, but we kept coming back to the 'brief' which was using your stamps in an 'outside the box' kind of way.
So the winning entry is LyLy from France with her altered Wii remote (wiimote). She has collaged it with squiggly stamps and using bright colours, added a pink ribbon and button for the 'handle' and she assures us it still works perfectly well! Her partner would have killed her doing this out of the blue, but with the competition as an excuse she got away with it and now has plans for the rest of the wiimotes too!!!
As the items we received pics of were so wonderful we have decided to issue some 'highly commended' prizes to the following in the order of date the entry was received:
Liz Gale (England): stamped head - very unusual substrate to work on, and generated the most comments, both on and off the blog! I still can't believe she got away with using pink!
Helen Chilton (England): Stamped hall table - Stamped in staz-on, then sprayed with glimmer mists, and highlighted with coloured pencils/ white accents. All done in bright colours with Pierrot stamps, and the brick arch from Architecture. In the centre are 4 'coasters' of stampbord, stamped in the same manner and scratched back to reveal highlights. A stunning masterpiece, and I can't wait till she sends it to me......kidding....I guess we'll just have to make our own, but I am amazed at how the stamps fit perfectly...well done Helen.
Christal Gill (Texas, USA): frame which she painted silver, andPotting Shed. Chris made a stamped inside and out to look like a metal shed, Using the "bloom' set of stamps from the Cat's Meow Collection, she then created bunches of flowers, grass, pot plants, and decorated the whole 3-D item just perfectly. We love this potting shed and the little white picket fence finishes it off perfectly!
Michi Michaelson (California, USA): Birdhouse. The things you can do with a wooden box! Michi's entry was one of the last to come in, and I think she probably used the most stamps from Ink and the Dog collection possible on such a small little bird box. She also managed to hang some lovely shrink embellishments with beads charms and wire dangles. I'm sure the birds will love to peck at these sparkly 'toys'. On the box she use Kaleidacolour spectrum ink pad which gives fab bright colour and variation of colour to the piece. She spritzed the inked samp with denatured alcohol, then huffed and stamped onto glossy card. This helped the colours merge and blend, but she still seems to get great definition of image which impressed us! Those birds are going to fight over who gets to live in this house.
The Highly Commended players will be getting a goodie bag of bits from PaperArtsy coming your way real soon, and Lyly our winner - watch the post for your full set of minis worth nearly 200GBP ($US 400)!!!
Congratulations to all who participated. Thankyou for taking time to play with us, and share with everyone your creativity. The work you do is such an inspiration to us here at PaperArtsy and the many people who read our blog. We are excited that stampers, scrappers, newbies and experienced people all took the time to submit projects, and we hope more of you will be inspired to join in next time.
The most common comment was that this forced you to try something new, be it a canvas, card, or 3-D item - everyone stepped outside their comfort zone to try something different, and everyone seemed surprised at how much they enjoyed the process and the challenge. On personal note, this is how I have discovered my personal style, by trying something completely different, and stretching myself to learn new methods and styles. usually its a swap or challenge that has forced me to jump in the deep end. it can be scary at the start, but after a while you wish you'd taken that big step sooner and just got on with it! LOL.
We'll be announcing another mini competition very soon, so keep thinking outside the box!