Thursday, December 22, 2011

New Prize Format: January Prizes

Dear PCAGOE Challenge Voters:
We are very excited to present the new format for prizes to be awarded to non-members who vote in our challenge and win the drawing. Voting will be open Jan. 1-7. Vote here.

For the January Challenge, instead of the traditional 6-8 specific prizes, 18 of our member shops are offering potential prizes and if you win the drawing YOU GET TO CHOOSE YOUR PRIZE(see below).

Winners will be notified by email and given instructions on how to select and claim a prize.  Before or after you vote, we invite you to visit the shops and start thinking about what you will choose if you win the drawing.  Have fun browsing!

This is a big change, and we are interested in hearing your feedback.

Shops offering specific items as prizes:
Elemental Dragons
Custom made dragon (value of 24.99)

Small Ideas
Map pins: cookies and crackers

Young Creative
Custom two-tone heart pin or pendant in your colors.
Plus 5 percent off a purchase within the next 6 months.

Shops offering gift certificates as prizes:
Any one item of your choice up to $20 value; no cash balance
Any one item of your choice up to $20 value; no cash balance; good any time
Gift certificate of $20 to be used within 60 days of date of announced winner
Gift certificate up to $20 to be used within 60 days of date of announced winner

$20 gift certificate, up to 60 days unless by private arrangement with me.
$20 dollar gift certificate to be used within 60 days
$20 gift certificate towards any item good for 60 days
$10 gift certificate

$25 gift certificate towards total purchase amount, good for 60 days
$20 Gift Certificate
$20 on anything in my shop, must be used within 60 days, no cash remuneration.   

$20 gift certificate to be used within 60 days
any item(s) worth up to $20 in my shop (no cash refund on balance) to be used in 60 days  
any item(s) worth up to $20 in my shop (no cash refund on balance); valid for 60 days
$20 gift certificate (no cash refund on balance); valid for 60 days

Thursday, December 8, 2011

December Challenge Winners

And the winners of the December challenge are:

Winners voted on by PCAGOE members:

1st Place: 

Artist Trading Card - No. 101b by Susan of 11BOLDStreet

2nd Place: 

ATC Blue Floral Applique by Jill of jkollmann

3rd Place:

All the Colors of the Rainbow by Angela of Polymer Clay Creations

Winners voted on by the public:

1st Place: 

ATC Blue Floral Applique by Jill of jkollmann

2nd Place: 

All the Colors of the Rainbow by Angela of Polymer Clay Creations

3rd Place:

Artist Trading Card - No. 101b by Susan of 11BOLDStreet

The voters who won prizes this month:
Judy Massey
Jeanne Dodd
Sue Bowen
Winning voters have one week after being contacted to furnish us with your mailing address. If you do not respond within 1 week, your prize will be forfeited and returned to the prize pool.

Congratulations to all the winners, and thank you to everyone who voted and supports our challenges each month.

158 votes were cast this month.

Comments left by the voters:
Beautiful work, ladies!

Love the work....

I am not a clay artist so I was absolutely amazed by the things you ladies have created. Clay isn't just for kids anymore!

They were all well done - it was hard to choose favorites.

Nice variety.

I always enjoy seeing what people create and how they follow the theme. Everyone is very artistic.

We really need BIGGER photos to be able to judge these challenges. I would love to be able to see the detail that is mentioned in the first photo for example - but because I can't see it - I'm not able to judge on that basis. The angel one is the most striking when you can only see a small photo. Cheers :)

beautiful work....I just need a little more experience to join in the fun

All of the entries this month are beautiful! Had a hard time selecting only 3.

Beautiful work as always!

Lovely work by everyone. It was very hard to choose,

belong to NTPCG and heard about it there. all of them are great and beautiful....

Fun to see the designs but I find trading cards to be of no interest to me. I think more creative or usable items would be more fun.

All the entries are amazing in their colors and details! I just love seeing what each artist creates each month! :)

I adore ATC Cards...All of these
are fabulous!

Hard to decide as they are all so good,only sorry there were not more to choose from.

this was a hard one again. It took me awhile to decide they are all so good. Very talented people.

Loved them all , it was hard to choose.

Fantastic entries this month - well done to everyone.

As always you guys make the decision making very hard!! These are all wonderful.

I love the colours and textures in these ATCs.

Beautiful ideas, people. Gifted, most certainly gifted artists.

Beautiful work. Each so different.

Such beautiful work, as always, by the members of pcagoe. Lot's of detailed work and very unique ideas. All the entries are winners!

I love these trading cards!

It was so hard to choose, they were all so lovely and diverse.

t was very hard to judge this all of the entries really displayed their own style which is what a trading card is about - I just went by the design I liked best but they were all wonderful.

I love the entrances every month. I would love to see more!

Everyone did a fabulous job on the was hard to make my choices.

It was very hard to decide, I changed my vote several times lol. I loved them all! Thanks for letting me vote! Awesome work!

Hard to choose only three favorites. The techniques were great and they are all winners this month in my opinion!!

Amazing work here. Choosing three was difficult as always - such beautiful pieces!

Each of these are awesome, difficult to choose!

Hard to choose a favorite! They were all beautiful!

Hard to pick from so many lovely things....

Nice composition Sue!!

It was hard to choose... I like them all!!

Some nice diversity in techniques among these ATCs! Way to go!!

great entries from all. hard to choose!

Difficult to decide this month, nice work from the entrants.

Every month I continue to be amazed at the high quality of art seen here. It is so very hard to choose just three. I love how the same idea is interpreted in so many different ways.

Jill's card is just absolutely exquisite and Berit's is just so cute!

Hard to choose from such varied entries!

Wow, ladies. Great work. I was difficult to choose only three.

I've been so busy I forgot to participate. The entries are amazing. Great job clayers!

Thursday, December 1, 2011

December Challenge: Artist Trading Cards

Scroll to the bottom of the post to vote for your favorites!

Many painters, illustrators, mixed media, and polymer artists create small works of art to trade with other artists. These works are known as Artist Trading Cards or ATCs. For our December PCAGOE challenge we decided to swap ATCs. But before we trade them, you get to vote on them. Public voting is open until Dec. 7. Vote for your favorites at the bottom of the post and you could win a prize!

And the entries are:
The voting form is at the bottom of this post. It may take a minute for it to appear. Click on the titles to see a larger image.

1 - Artist Trading Card - No. 101b by Susan of 11BOLDStreet
"This card showcases some of my favorite/signature techniques - faux snakeskin, texture, inlay and the inclusion of metal."

2 - Angelic Dreams ATC by Marie of YoungCreative
"This Artist Trading Card showcases a few of my favorite techniques: an angel created using layers of liquid polymer on paper to create a canvas on a mokume gane background, hand-sculpted polymer wings, and a polymer frame that resembles torn paper."

3 - Rainbows of Bicones ATC by Lisa of HiGirls
"My recent obsession with bicone beads has led me to create this ATC in a rainbow of colors. Just for fun and the PCAGOE December challenge!"

4 - Fish Family Gathering ATC by Berit of Clay Images
"My entry into the December PCAGOE challenge, Artist Trading Cards.
It's family time for Fun Fish Freddy!
This is a combination of my favorite techniques, cane work and mokume gane, 100% polymer."

5 - All the Colors of the Rainbow by Angela of Polymer Clay Creations
"This ATC represents me and what I love, all the colors of the rainbow. I love to work with color. On a dreary day I can get out all my canes and make my own rainbow."

6 - ATC Blue Floral Applique by Jill of jkollmann
"This ATC is my entry for the PCAGOE challenge. It features tiny appliqued floral elements and coiled wire embellishments with beads tucked in amongst  the leaves. The roses are 1/4 to 3/8 inch in diameter. Fun! "

7 - Blue Flower Artist Trading Card by Jackie of The Pleasant Pheasant
"The blue and white cane netted me exactly enough for 6 cute flower petals and no more - perfect for this Artist Trading Card. :)"

8 - ATC Print by Cindy of Arrowdale Art Studio
"My entry into the PCAGOE's Monthly Challenge, ATCs. Based on a complex cane I made after being inspired by another member's cane in last month's Challenge, I made 27 new canes for this one triangular cane - six slices of the cane form a completed section, and the sheet for this ATC used six of those sections.

Please visit the individual shops to see other wonderful items.

What you could win:
Three lucky winners will win one of these great items made by our members.

Vote Here
Choose your top 3 favorites. The same entry may not be counted more than once. Voting is open to the public Dec. 1-7. Read the expanded rules here.

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