Friday, June 14, 2013

ACEO Challenge #27

Are you ready for a new challenge ? We sure hope so. 

This month's challenge we are giving you all a little twist, we would like to see your zentangles, zendoodles, or zendalas with the below theme... do a Google search and you will find a lot of really cool examples of these 3 very fun types of art.


Be sure to read the rules at the left side of the blog before participating so you understand how everything works.

When you are ready, upload your ACEO's to one of your shops and/or your blog. Then come back here and enter the web address using the Inlinkz button below this post, Each ACEO entry will be displayed at the bottom of the challenge post. Then others can click on the links to visit all of the ACEO’s created and explore the various blogs and on line stores. Don't forget, each artist may enter 3 ACEO's each.

You have until 11:59pm Mountain Time on July 4th, 2013 to submit your ACEO's. Voting begins on July 5th, 2013 and ends 11:59pm Mountain Time on July 15th, 2013.

When voting begins come back to this 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. After you vote, you may have to click on your refresh button to see the results.

The Prizes:

1st Place winner will win this 8.5 x 11 sized, 128 page in color book - Zen Doodling by Carolyn Scrace, donated by Pam of alwaysartistic. Learn how to zendoodling with her fun book. This prize is valued at $15 plus the cost of shipping.

2nd Place winner will win 2 packages of Andy Warhol painting post it notes donated by Chris of paint1chris1st package is the first 2 photos, 2nd package is the last 2 photos.  This prize is valued at $16.80 plus the cost of shipping.

3rd Place winner will win the below original ACEO donated by Stacy of magiclovecrow This prize is valued at $9.25 plus the cost of shipping.

The People's Choice winner will win any ACEO from Pam's shop, the below ACEO's are just a few you can choose from depending on what is for sale at the time of your win. donated by Pam of alwaysartistic. This prize is valued at $5.00 plus the cost of shipping.

P.S. Pam is stepping down from helping Chris to run the ACEO Challenge blog soon, if you have time and blogging knowledge and would like to jump in and help Chris keep this fun blog going. Please contact Pam here

The job includes collaborating with Chris on challenge ideas, writing blog posts, using inlinkz, coming up with prizes, and being a judge (voting on the ACEO's created), and more. 


Monday, June 10, 2013

ACEO SWAP #2... the art that was created!

Thank you to everyone who participated in our 2nd swap, this was again a lot of fun.  The ACEO's are still going through the mail but these are the cards that have arrived at their destinations so far. I am holding back any images of cards that have not arrived yet so as not to spoil anyone's surprise  Also some have chosen to send an extra card, I have posted them here too.  

Kathy of tapestry316 | Sandie of CalleJeanDesign

Created by Kathy for Sandie!

Created by Sandie for Kathy!

Created by Pam for Jason!

Created by Jason for Pam!

Marlene of Lazyhawk | Penny of pennybiz

Created by Marlene for Penny!

Created by Penny for Marlene!

Gail of ArtbyGailHRagsdale | Chris of Paint1Chris

Created by Gail for Chris!

Created by Chris for Gail!

and Chris also included this bookmark.

Christine of calzephyr | Lizzy of OddballArtCo

Created by Christine for Lizzy!

Created by Lizzy for Christine!

Original Poem on back by Lizzy Love
In the warm summertime heat
sits the beautiful owl
isn’t she sweet

perched up in the tree
she sees and hears all
just out of sight
these old trees are quite tall

a splish and a splash
she sees the kids all swimming
chirp chirpidy chirp
she hears the birds all singing

she’s the watcher and guardian of all I’ve heard
theirs nobody else quite like that wise old bird!

Belinda of bellsakabin | Penny of pennybiz

Created by Belinda for Penny!
Glass ACEO on a metal stand!

Created by Penny for Belinda!

Stacy of MagicLoveCrow | Lee of WatercolorsorElse

Created by Stacy for Lee!

Created by Lee for Stacy!

Kathy of tapestry316 | Roxanne of watercolorsNmore

Created by Kathy for Roxanne!

Created by Roxanne for Kathy!

Roxanne also painted a 5x4 inch print for Kathy! 

Stacy of MagicLoveCrow | Tina of smackinart

Created by Stacy for Tina!

Created by Tina for Stacy!

Monday, June 3, 2013

June 2013 Winner

June was the last month for the 7 Card Draw team, and Kathy of tapestry316 was our final winner, she got to choose 7 ACEO's as her prize from this month's prize pool, below are the 7 cards she chose.

pinkglitterfae - William's Perfect Sunrise

aloquin - Risen

lindatalbott - Dolphin Love

lazyhawk - Autumn Harvest

alwaysartistic - Fleur 1

alwaysartistic - Coral & Seaweed

June 2013 Challenges

WatercolorsorElse - Look Up

These are the challenges for June 2013: 

Repeated Shapes
Cassette Tapes or Mix Tapes

*Originally Challenged on the 7 Card Draw Team*

June 2013 Prize Pool

Here are just a few of the ACEO's created for June... 

WatercolorsorElse - Pink Clouds

WatercolorsorElse - Coming Through

tapestry316 - Sea Turtle

tapestry316 - Starfish

alwaysartistic - Mermaid Tail

alwaysartistic - Coral & Seaweed