20 April 2011

SilverCrow's Second Challenge Winners Announced: Magical Creatures

Wow! We are excited that we had so many clever and beautiful entries in  SilverCrow's very second Challenge - Magical Creatures! It was great fun to see how folks interpreted Magical and Creatures.

Yet again, we had a very hard time picking winners.

In fact, we even had a bit of an argument (aka, discussion) regarding one of the winning entries. It was supposed to be in Altered Art, but several of our voters thought it was a card, so the others gave in and we moved it to the Paper category.

You can find all the entries on Facebook.

Click on any of the pictures to see all of the entries, prizes and more.

Now, drumroll, please....here are the winners:

First Prize: Bethany Royston
Fairy Catcher Bracelet

Second Prize: Nancy Jo Leachman
Cameo Fairy Necklace

First Prize: Anne Davis
(Dead) Fairy Tree with Angel

Second Prize: Theresa Smythe
Sailor Duck

This was our toughest category because several of our voters (we had a bunch this time) thought that our second place winning entry was a card, not a slide mailer. Eventually, in the spirit of cooperation, we all decided it could be a card.
First Prize: Cate Amador
Angel Cat Card

Second Prize: Shirley Galbraith
Fairy Slide
Click on any of the pictures for more details about all of the entries. There are so many wonderful ideas and details. Everyone of us was delighted.

We sent our new Digital Magical Creatures Collage Sheet to everyone who entered - that way everyone's a winner.

Please let us know what you think of everything. And give us some ideas for the next challenge, please!

04 April 2011

SilverCrow's Second Challenge - Magical Creatures!

Extended through 19 April 2011 (all time zones)
A computer glitch knocked us out yesterday - and it was all my fault - we sort of fixed it, and all is well, but we're not back to normal yet. So, we're still accepting entries! Yay!

See all the Entries on Facebook - Even if you Don't use Facebook
Here's the link: Magical Creatures Challenge Photo Album.

What to Make
Anything involving a magical creature. It could be a faerie (fairy), elf, mermaid, gnome, pixie or even a character conjured by your imagination.

* Jewelry - earrings, necklace, bracelet, ring, brooch, pin, hair-band, fascinator, ...
* Paper - giftwrap, postcard, greeting or note card, playing card, ATC, ...
* Altered Art - matchbox, book, journal, shrine, repurposed assemblage, collage, ...

What to Use
Use at least one SilverCrow Creations product - old or new - from Etsy or our website. No purchase necessary - just as long as we sell the product - you don't even have to buy it from us.
How to Enter
Post a picture on SilverCrow's Facebook page or email us. Just be sure to tell us where the picture is so we can find it. Maximum 2 entries per category. Please make sure that you tell us which challenge you're entering and the dimensions of your creation. It's hard to tell size from a photograph! And, be sure to let us know which of our products you used in your project.
Monday, April 18, 2011.

Entry Gift
Everyone who enters will receive a free digital collage sheet with magical images via email. Of course, we'll need your email address and of course the download will be large enough for you to use. If you're already a customer, we probably have your email address. If not, please email it to us. If we can't find you, we'll let you know via our blog, Omar's Features on SilverCrowCreations.com and on Facebook.
Magical Digital Collage Sheet
First Prize in each category is the a special Magical Gift Bag - lavishly filled with SilverCrow Magic! (a $50 or more value). It's packed with sparkly silver krausbouillion, fairy soap, some pixies, vintage amanita mushrooms, our Mischief Fairy pendant, Victorian scraps, Dresden angel wings, Fairy Soap, spun glass wings and more!
First Prize
SilverCrow's Magical Gift Bag
Second prize in each category is our gorgeous Hardwood Mounted Shy Mermaid (I2146) Rubber Stamp
Second Prize
Hardwood Mounted Shy Mermaid Rubber Stamp
Fine Print
By entering the contest, you allow us to post your photographs and your name or pseudonym online and in print.