ACEO Challenge #7

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Thank you to everyone who participated in November's challenge "Winter Beauty". We had 24 wonderful entries. Congratulations to Lee Pierce of leepierce who won.

Before participating please make sure you have read the about page, you can find it here. That way you have an idea how things work.

Your challenge is...

Northern Lights

(This challenge was chosen by Chris of Paint1Chris)

Don't forget - you may enter up to 3 ACEO's each challenge. Have fun everyone.

When you are ready, upload your ACEO to one of your shops and/or your blog. Then come back here and enter the web address using the inlinkz button below the post, it will display each ACEO at the bottom of the challenge post. Then others can click on the links to visit all of the ACEO’s created for that challenge and may buy the ACEO if they like it.

You have until 11:59 (almost midnight) Mountain Time on December 25th to submit your ACEO's. Then December 26th voting begins, and you may vote until 11:59 (almost midnight) Mountain Time on December 31th.

When voting begins come back to this challenge post. Down at the bottom under the thumbnails you will be able to vote for your favorite ACEO. Each IP address may vote once per challenge.

And now for this months prize...

This month's prize is donated by Chris of Paint1Chris it is a beautiful Mixed Media ACEO entitled "Damask 3"

December 2010 Prize Pool

Thursday, December 2, 2010

These are just a few of the ACEO's that were added to the prize pool in December.

johnniebelinda - Gingerbread Town

martaharvey - Embossed Zentangle

December 2010 Winner

Betty of pinkglitterfae got to choose 7 ACEO's as her prize from this month's prize pool, below are the 7 cards she chose.


 leepierce - Little Angels 2

johnniebelinda - Twilight Sky


nitelvr - Freedom Confined 2


brokenmuse - Butterfly Child


tapestry316 - Christmas with Mr. Random Dude


lazyhawk - Spring Symphony


leepierce -Mommy Kissin' Santa

December 2010 Challenge List

Raedawn - Holiday Stars


These are the challenges for December 2010:

Christmas in the Summer
Christmas Cookies
Christmas Cats
Christmas Ornaments
Christmas Lights
Party Animal
On Santa's Knee
Your Favorite Christmas Carol
Christmas Candy
Christmas Trees
New Year's Celebrations
Your Favorite Parade

*Originally Challenged on the 7 Card Draw Team*

November 2010 Prize Pool

Saturday, November 6, 2010

These are just a few of the ACEO's that were added to the prize pool in November.


pinkglitterfae - Owl Snow Angel



leepierce - Little Angels 2

November 2010 Winner

Carole of rsully2spendants got to choose 7 ACEO's as her prize from this month's prize pool, below are the 7 cards she chose.

leepierce - YUM! oops

Raedawn - Road Thru the Snow

Raedawn - Bunny

 lazyhawk - Sunflowers

BrokenMuse - Imperfect Beauty

alwaysartistic - Black Foal

kreationkween72 - Bulldog Mermaid

November 2010 Challenge List


leepierce - Angel Babies

These are the challenges for November 2010:

Snow Angels
Create a new animal and give it a name. (combine 2 known animals or an entirely new species.)
Icicles Starry Sky
Family Traditions (Christmas, food, summer, etc)
Gingerbread (People, Cookies, Houses, etc)

*Originally Challenged on the 7 Card Draw Team*

ACEO Challenge #6

Sunday, October 31, 2010

We had 14 beautiful entries for the Mist challenge last month. Hope your all having fun! For the first time since we started the aceo challenge back in July, we have a TIE for 1st place.

Congratulations to Stacy of MagicLoveCrow AND Debbie of ShirleyArt. Great job everyone.

One of them will win the $15 Gift Certificate donated by Joumana of AbstractINC. And then Pam of alwaysartistic will donate a 2nd gift certificate to be used in her shop. Please wait to do your shopping until I contact you with all the details. Thank you!

Before participating please make sure you have read the about page, you can find it here. That way you have an idea how things work.

Your challenge is...

Winter Beauty

(This challenge was chosen by Pam of alwaysartistic)

Don't forget - you may enter up to 3 ACEO's each challenge. Have fun everyone.

When you are ready, upload your ACEO to one of your shops and/or your blog. Then come back here and enter the web address using the inlinkz button below the post, it will display each ACEO at the bottom of the challenge post. Then others can click on the links to visit all of the ACEO’s created for that challenge and may buy the ACEO if they like it.

You have until 11:59 (almost midnight) Mountain Time on November 23rd to submit your ACEO's. Then November 24th voting begins, and you may vote until 11:59 (almost midnight) Mountain Time on November 30th.

When voting begins come back to this challenge post. Down at the bottom under the thumbnails you will be able to vote for your favorite ACEO. Each IP address may vote once per challenge.

And now for this months prize...

This month's prize is donated by Pam of alwaysartistic... the winner will win the ACEO Greeting Card pictured below... 3 1/16 x 4 1/16 inches when folded and is designed to fit an aceo in a top loader. You will get a surprise ACEO print inside.



October 2010 Prize Pool

Monday, October 25, 2010

These are just a few of the ACEO's that were added to the prize pool in October.



01. pinkglitterfae - Gimme Your Candy
02. BrokenMuse - Here Turkey Turkey Turkey
03. RaysOfGrace - Garden Path ACEO Magnet Greeting Card
04. alwaysartistic - Black Foal
05. leepierce -Stockpile Ammunition
06. rsully2sphotography -Horsie Do

October 2010 Winner

Linda of Raedawn got to choose 7 ACEO's as her prize from this month's prize pool, below are the 7 cards she chose.

tapestry316 - Oranges Bajoranges


rsully2sphotography - Bird Feather

RaysOfGrace - Cascade to Gold

leepierce - 1st day of school

artistsuetaylor - fire and ice elements
(not sure if this is the correct card from Sue)

brokenmuse - new beginning

alwaysartistic - techno tulip

October 2010 Challenge List

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

 Raedawn - Homage to Dunny

These are the challenges for October 2010:

Coat of Many Colors
Marine mammals (sea otters, walrus, dolphin, whale, etc.)
Horses
Winter Fun (Sledding, Snowballs, Igloos, etc)
Family Connections (Mother-Daughter, Father-Son, etc)

*Originally Challenged on the 7 Card Draw Team*

ACEO Challenge #5

Friday, October 1, 2010

We had 33 wonderful entries once again for the Nature challenge last month and it was so much fun. Congratulations to Rita of Squier she won an original watercolor painting titled "Great Blue", which can be seen here, donated by Oregon artist Lee Pierce. You can view her shop here and follow her blog here.

Before participating please make sure you have read the about page, you can find it here. That way you have an idea how things work.

Your challenge is...

Mist

(This challenge was chosen by Chris of Paint1Chris)

Don't forget - you may enter up to 3 ACEO's each challenge. Have fun everyone.

When you are ready, upload your ACEO to one of your shops and/or your blog. Then come back here and enter the web address using the inlinkz button below the post, it will display each ACEO at the bottom of the challenge post. Then others can click on the links to visit all of the ACEO’s created for that challenge and may buy the ACEO if they like it.

You have until 11:59 (almost midnight) Mountain Time on October 23rd to submit your ACEO's. Then October 24th voting begins, and you may vote until 11:59 (almost midnight) Mountain Time on October 31st.

When voting begins come back to this challenge post. Down at the bottom under the thumbnails you will be able to vote for your favorite ACEO. Each IP address may vote once per challenge.

And now for this months prize...

Joumana of AbstractINC has donated a $15 gift certificate for her my ETSY shop. Below are the ACEO's that can be found in her shop, but they are just a few of the cool creations that can be bought with it.


September 2010 Prize Pool

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

These are just a few of the ACEO's that were added to the prize pool in September.


01. leepierce - 1st day of school
02. Raedawn - Bunny
03. Lazyhawk -Pegasus and Fairy
04. RaysOfGrace - Early Streamside ACEO Magnet Greeting Card
05. BrokenMuse -New Beggining
06. pinkglitterfae -The Lonely Mermaid
07. rsully2sphotography - Lifeguard Tower
08. tapestry316 -Bait for the Trap
09. alwaysartistic -Abstraction
10. artistsuetaylor -Monarch Butterfly
11. MagMoment -Big Flower Little Bird
12. Raedawn -Origin of Water

September 2010 Winner

Lee of leepierce got to choose 7 ACEO's as her prize from this month's prize pool, below are the 7 cards she chose.


01. artistsuetaylor - Monarch Butterfly
02. rsully2sphotography - Squirrel
03. Lazyhawk - Butterfly
04. MagMoment - Big Flower Little Bird
05. johnniebelinda - Daffodil
06. RaysOfGrace - Early Streamside ACEO Magnet Card
07. tapestry316 - Sea Horse

September 2010 Challenge List

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

BrokenMuse - Imperfect Beauty

These are the challenges for September 2010:

Back to School
Corn
Imperfect Beauty
Birds
Hunting
Masks
Up the Tree
Cats

*Originally Challenged on the 7 Card Draw Team*

ACEO Challenge #4

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

We had 33 wonderful entries for the Balloon challenge last month and it was so much fun. Congratulations to Debbie of CarterdeAlejos, she won 2 original ACEO's from my shop alwaysartistic.

Before participating please make sure you have read the about page, you can find it here. That way you have an idea how things work.

Your challenge is...

Nature

Don't forget - you may enter up to 3 ACEO's each challenge. Have fun everyone.

When you are ready, upload your ACEO to one of your shops and/or your blog. Then come back here and enter the web address using the inlinkz button below the post, it will display each ACEO at the bottom of the challenge post. Then others can click on the links to visit all of the ACEO’s created for that challenge and may buy the ACEO if they like it.

You have until 11:59 (almost midnight) Mountain Time on September 23rd to submit your ACEO's. Then September 24th voting begins, and you may vote until 11:59 (almost midnight) Mountain Time on September 30th.

When voting begins come back to this challenge post. Down at the bottom under the thumbnails you will be able to vote for your favorite ACEO. Each IP address may vote once per challenge.

And now for this months prize...

Lee of leepierce painted this ACEO of a Great Blue Heron and has donated it as a prize for this months challenge. What a beautiful ACEO. She calls it Great Blue. You can visit Lee's Etsy shop here and her blog here to see more of her beautiful watercolor paintings. 


BADGE Challenge

Design a Badge

There have been many suggestions made for continuing this site and among those was a suggestion of having a graphic icon that the winner of the challenge can display on his or her blog. So your challenge, if you decide to proceed is to design this icon. What we need is an icon that would represent The ACEO Challenge blog.

Your design should be the same size as an ACEO (271x x 380 pixels) – one that could be re-sized to a smaller icon. It can be done digitally or handmade. We can add the code linking back to The ACEO Challenge blog.

Don't forget - you may enter up to 3 designs for each challenge. Have fun everyone.

When you are ready, upload your design to one of your shops and/or your blog. Then come back here and enter the web address using the
inlinkz button below the post, it will display each ACEO at the bottom of the challenge post. Then others can click on the links to visit all of the ACEO’s created for that challenge and may buy the ACEO if they like it.

You have until 11:59 (almost midnight) Mountain Time on September 23rd to submit your ACEO's. Then September 24th voting begins, and you may vote until 11:59 (almost midnight) Mountain Time on September 30th.

When voting begins come back to this challenge post. Down at the bottom under the thumbnails you will be able to vote for your favorite design. Each IP address may vote once per challenge.


August 2010 Prize Pool

These are just a few of the ACEO's that were added to the prize pool in August.


01. readingsully2 - Halloween with Poem
02. johnniebelinda - Daffodil
03. artistsuetaylor - Halloween Witch
04. Lazyhawk - ZenFlowers
05. leepierce - Bahama
06. kreationkween72 - Bulldog Mermaid
07. BrokenMuse - Rose Droplets
08. MagMoment - On the Edge of Lake Eerie
09. TheCreatorsPalette - Fish Zentangle
10. pinkglitterfae - Sleepytime
11. alwaysartistic - Abstraction
12. RaysOfGrace - Best Friends Greeting Card w/ ACEO Magnet

August 2010 Winner

Kathy of tapestry316 got to choose 7 ACEO's as her prize from this month's prize pool, below are the 7 cards she chose.


01. Raedawn - Up and Away
02. leepierce - Autumn on the Hill
03. BrokenMuse - Midnight Rendezvous
04. Lazyhawk - Good Morning Rooster
05. alwaysartistic - After the Rain
06. johnniebelinda - Miniature Art Landscape
07. RaysOfGrace - Best Friends ACEO Magnet Greeting Card

August 2010 Challenge List

Saturday, August 28, 2010

pinkglitterfae - Sleepytime

These are the challenges for August 2010:

Sleep or Sleeping
Abstract
Toys from your childhood
Water
Halloween
Rain Drops
Bicycles
Autumn landscape

*Originally Challenged on the 7 Card Draw Team*

July 2010 Prize Pool

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

These are just a few of the ACEO's that were added to the prize pool in July.


01. leepierce - ROAD TRIP back in time
02. rsully2sphotography - Lifeguard Tower
03. alwaysartistic - Splash
04. RaysOfGrace - Cascade to Gold
05. johnniebelinda - bird family zen
06. Lazyhawk - Dragonfly

July 2010 Winner

Susan of RaysOfGrace got to choose 7 ACEO's as her prize from this month's prize pool, below are the 7 cards she chose.


01. Raedawn - Golden Eagle
02. LDphotography - American Bride
02. AdventuresInArt - Orange Poppy
04. MagMoment - Zing
05. readingsully2 - Cathedral Stained Glass Windows
06. Lazyhawk - Need Coffee
07. alwaysartistic - Flowers

July 2010 Challenge List

 
RaysOfGrace - Puppy Love

These are the challenges for July 2010:

Summer Travel
Vegetable Stamping
ACEO that features an interesting use of LIGHT
Create several ACEOs to make one large painting or several small
Primal
Harvest Moon
Your favorite nursery rhyme
Friendship 

*Originally Challenged on the 7 Card Draw Team*

June 2010 Prize Pool

These are just a few of the ACEO's that were added to the prize pool in June.


01. Lazyhawk - ELEMENTS Earth, Wind, Fire, Rain
02. LDphotography - Orange Julia Butterfly
03. RaysOfGrace - Dawn in Texas
04. MagMoment - Spirit
05. tapestry316 - Sea Horse
06. leepierce - Umbrellas
07. Raedawn - Origin of Water
08. artistsuetaylor - Fire and Ice
09. AdventuresInArt - Purple Butterfly
10. johnniebelinda - A cats curiosity
11. rsully2sphotography - The Louvre, Paris
12. journalartz - I AM HAPPY

June 2010 Winner

Betty of pinkglitterfae got to choose 7 ACEO's as her prize from this month's prize pool, below are the 7 cards she chose.


01. leepierce - Little Light
02. AdventuresInArt - Swan
03. MagMoment - Together
04. Lazyhawk - Under The Sea
05. LDphotography - Orange Julia Butterfly
06. tapestry316 - Oranges Bajoranges
07. journalartz - I Am Happy

June 2010 Challenge List

alwaysartistic - Flowers ACEO

These are the challenges for June 2010:

Light
Ladybugs
Combine an Animal With a Food
Roasting Marshmallows
Birthday Traditions
Rainbows
Fluidity
Snakes
Funny Signs
Stained Glass Window

*Originally Challenged on the 7 Card Draw Team*

May 2010 Prize Pool

These are just a few of the ACEO's that were added to the prize pool in May.
01. artistsuetaylor - Kissing Fish
02. MagMoment - Together
03. pinkglitterfae - Owl with Flowers
04. adventuresinart - Orange Poppy
05. alwaysartistic - Kite
06. tapestry316 - Lucky Shamrocks
07. johnniebelinda - The Waters Moved Me
08. rsully2sphotography - Sea Dragon
09. Lazyhawk - Under The Sea
10. leepierce - Bird
11. raedawn - Origin of Fire
12. catscradle - Flower Garden

May 2010 Winner

Hazel of MagMoment got to choose 7 ACEO's as her prize from this month's prize pool, below are the 7 cards she chose.


01. leepierce - Poppy
02. johnniebelinda - The waters moved me
03. AdventuresInArt - Pink Rose
04. artistsuetaylor - Rooster
05. Lazyhawk - Cloudy Sea No. 2
06. catscradle - Blossom
07. rsully2sphotography - Eiffel Tower ACEO Card

May 2010 Challenge List


MagMoment - Together

These are the challenges for May 2010:

The Four (sacred) Elements: fire, water, earth and air.
Unusual Creatures
Cats and Kittens
A Flower
Sunshine
Tissue Paper
Paris or Texas
Music/Musical Instruments
City Living
Zentangle
Scrapbooking
Wind

*Originally Challenged on the 7 Card Draw Team*

April 2010 Prize Pool

These are just a few of the ACEO's that were added to the prize pool in April.


01. glorioushats - Raindrops Keep Falling
02. MagMoment - Pink
03. leepierce - Shark Reef
04. artistsuetaylor - Rooster
05. tapestry316 - Oranges Bajoranges
06. pinkglitterfae - The Lonely Mermaid
07. rsully2sphotography - Underwater Glory
08. alwaysartistic - Sand Dollar
09. DBVisualArts - 1/8 Palsm 119
10. MitzvahMinded - Challah Recipe
11. Lazyhawk - Good Morning Rooster
12. catscradle - Rainbow's End

April 2010 Winner

Carole of rsully2sphotography got to choose 7 ACEO's as her prize from this month's prize pool, below are the 7 cards she chose.

01. pinkglitterfae - The Lonely Mermaid
02. glorioushats - Raindrops Keep Falling
03. Lazyhawk - Abstract Jungle
04. catscradle - Rainbow's End
05. MagMoment - Pink
06. leepierce - Shark Reef
07. AdventuresInArt - Purple Dragonfly