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

April 2010 Challenge List

artistsuetaylor - Rooster
  
These are the challenges for April 2010:

Under the Sea
April Showers
Tropical Fish
Parts and Pieces of Birds
Something White
Something for the kitchen
Beach Related
Your favorite Nursery Rhyme or Fairy Tale
Birthdays
Computers
Something with Flowers
Flower Faces
Abstract
Teddy Bears
Friends
Travel
Time Flies
The City at Night

*Originally Challenged on the 7 Card Draw Team*

March 2010 Prize Pool

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


01. Lazyhawk - Cloudy Sea No. 2
02. BrokenMuse - Climb to the Top
03. leepierce - Celebrate spring
04. sfcount - A Bird in the Hand
05. DBVisualArts - Where Ever the Wind Blows
06. rsully2sphotography - Blue Heron
07. photomcgee - Cala
08. MagMoment - Waltzing
09. tapestry316 - Hershey in Winter
10. leepierce - Need Coffee
11. martaharvey - Owl in Flight
12. alwaysartistic - Gorgeous Giraffe

March 2010 Winner

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


01. pinkglitterfae - Easter Owl giving out eggs
02. tapestry316 - Hershey in Winter
03. BrokenMuse - Climb to the Top
04. DBVisualArts - Where ever the wind blows
05. leepierce - CELEBRATE spring
06. rsully2sphotography - Blue Heron
07. alwaysartistic - Teepee

March 2010 Challenge List


Lazyhawk
- Cloudy Sea No. 2

These are the challenges for March 2010:
Create an ACEO that depicts your favorite animal.
Birds.
Depict a Full Moon with a bird of prey in the same picture.
Kites. (March is the windy month)
Childhood Memory.
Need Coffee.
Something full of spring.
Nature Silhouetted.
I wanna be where it's warm.
An aceo that shows Spring in the City.
Something or someone that inspires you.
St. Patrick's Day.
Something related to Native American Indians.
Do a continuous line drawing.
Family Fun.
Flowers.
Create and ACEO with clouds in it.
Animal Funnies.
Wildlife of any kind...something from the wild.
The Old Swimming Hole.
In to the woods. (hiking, camping...)
Create a circle on the Etch-A-Sketch, then take a picture.
Vampires.
Create an Easter themed ACEO.
Green

*Originally Challenged on the 7 Card Draw Team*