The deadline for our latest design challenge was May 31st, and this time we had a whole month to work on our entries... and the response was huge! Loads of artists and crafters entered flower-themed items to the challenge group over on Flickr, most created specially for the challenge. With so many entries, it was hard to decide to vote for, but after much umming and ahhing, the winners were declared:
In first place was Greygoat with her San Francisco art knickers "If you're going to San Francisco or indeed anywhere even slightly groovy, be sure to wear some flowers on your pants"
Second place went to TheDevil'sWallpaper for two paintings. 'Daisies' - "Because the floral theme was all looking so bright and happy"...
...and 'The Fake Lily' - "Some of us are not lotuses. Some of us drown in an environment where others thrive" And third place went to Reform for this page from her sketchbook:
The other awesome entries were:
Alicub's modern florals cards
AmandaWilliamsDesign's flower photo
Askey's "Rose" illustration
Arty Allsorts' "Geum" and "Primrose" photos - images to be added soon!
Bianca Snow's caramel dot hair flower
Bunny's "Freesia" illustration
Feltbug's felt vessel with flowers
Gilfling's "The fuscia lantern" and "Traces of flowers"
Gillyflower's "Woodland Flora" necklace
Honeybeedz's crystal flower necklace
Koniskiw's "the little bee" ACEO
KoolKookyKreatures' flower brooch and "down the garden path" painting
LittleMissRiver's flower painting
Lovealittle's slashed silk flower bag and flower needlecase
Lupin's urban rose garden photo
Marmalady's crochet bookmark, smiley flowers cards, spring flowers cards and crochet brooch
Memake's blue flower bag
Nonsuch's 'high tea' card
Pinkangel's fabric flower pendant
SakuraFubukiDesigns ceramic and pearl sakura necklace and melted glass sakura tapas dish - images coming soon!
Seaurchin's "forget-me-not" pendant and "mermaid flower" pendant
Stitchworks' handmade felt bag and flower pin
Swirlyarts' flower brooch
... and Yumptatious' "flowers of joy" felt brooches
Many of these items are now for sale in the entrants' Etsy shops... or you can see all these photos and more over on Flickr.
This month's challenge theme is "fairy tales" and the deadline is the end of the month - midnight on 30th June. The themes for the next few months are due to be selected soon, to give everyone plenty of time to fit the challenges in to their busy lives! New themes will be announced in the challenge group and reported here shortly afterwards.