What an amazing month it’s been! February has brought to me emails full of delightful wonders. An incredible 85 emails, I might add. I’ve never been so impressed with the quality submitted into the “Finish It” contest, with the exception of every contest I’ve had the privilege of hosting. Because none of you ever cease to showcase your boundless abilities. I want to thank you for giving this contest a go and providing me an endless supply of inspiration this past month. Whenever I found myself lacking in the motivation I need to produce new work, an email serendipitously arrived to push my work forward again.
Though there were a few submissions which were not, in the strictest sense, in alignment with the provided list of materials and tools, they were simply too beautiful not to share with you. And, of course, every participant will receive a copy of the finished tutorial (pictured above), just for giving it a go. Because really, the intention was to show you just how far you can go with the same set of steps, and a minimal set of supplies. Each entry is completely original to its creator and, I dare say, just as lovely!
If you have entered and do not see your entry, rest assured, the email was likely lost in transmission somewhere along the lines. Resend and it will be added to the gallery as soon as possible!
The gallery of entries may be viewed here.
On to the voting, shall we:
- Voting will continue through March 15.
- Each contest participant may pick one favorite from the gallery of entries, excluding his or her own entry.
- A vote may be cast by commenting “VOTED” on the chosen image. Any other comment will not be considered during judging. This will allow non-participants the opportunity to visit, view and comment on the entries they like as well.
- The winner will be announced March 16, sometime around noon (cough.. or when I crawl out of bed… cough).
I hope you enjoyed the idea behind the contest, the partial tutorial, and the trials and errors which (if you are anything like me) most definitely followed before the great satisfaction of the final “Ah-HA!” moment. I have more of these planned in the coming months, and hope to see more entries as delicious as these have been! Eye candy, for sure!
Happy weaving and see you soon!