Monday, 15 February 2010

The Winner of the Weekly Challange -

The theme was "Spring", and I put in my TULIP SOAP to compete with all the other great creations of my Etsy Collegues.


Winning means that I need to choose the theme for the next week.... and so, without further ado, the theme for this week is: SEA CREATURES. Artists/Craftspeople can use either living, extinct or fictional as their inspiration.


Come back to this blog daily to see what competing contributions have been given from some of the most talented people on this side of the Atlantic.




A lot of hard work and personal sacrifice (and almost a few stitches as well) went into the creation below: Lucy the Octopus by P8Accessories. P8 i located in a tiny village in Germany, and has a fantastic selection of hats, skirts, bags, totes, aprons, wallets, and wrist warmers to name just a few. Do be sure to check her out.




This lovely scarf is made by one of my favorite Norwegian artists, INGERMAAIKE. Born in Holland, she and her family made the move to Norway a few years ago, looking for a better life. They seemed to have found it. Inger's Etsy skills are mostly seen in the felting of wool with spinning and a tiny bit of knitting on the side. Over the years, I have seen developement take a sharp curve upwards and her products become more and more beautiful.


Below is a scarf inspired by sea mythology.


This next entry is from BlueTerracotta. Located in Francem BlueTerracotta works with both textiles and ceramics. She has a fantastic eye for detail and almost always has an element of nature in her work. Here is one great fish that would love to find a blue bed to swim in sometime soon.




This entry is a great beaded starfish made by madebyCsJ's. She is a great new artist from Hungary who's beadwork is just amazing! Do check out her shop and maybe you can be her first customer!







Presented below is a LARGE MOLESKINE, by GUFOBARDO. What is a Moleskine you ask? I had the exact same question a few weeks ago and have since learned that it is a type of notebook. Gufobardo makes all of hers from leather, and hand draws each picture. Each one is OOAK - and a gorgeous piece of artwork to cherish.


This creation below was made by STAROFTHEEAST and is made from a combination of natural and artistic objects. In this frame is a lovely little piece of driftwood and a sand dollar. In addition to this, two hand crocheted sea anemonies are proudly displayed. Very cool for someone who enjoys being by the ocean but lives high in the mountains. :)





This next wearable piece comes from CREATIONSBYEVE, and is made from nuno felt. The colors are fantastic and the textures do make you feel as you are floating in a lovely sea of paridise.











This next entry is from COLOURSANDTEXTURES, located in Surrey, in England. Her store is full of beautiful paintings, some done in water color and some in acrylic. Some done on paper, some done on fabric. I thought this was a beautiful rendition of tropical fish, originally silkpainted on a kimono, and now available as a set of postcards.









This entry is from Kreativlink - she makes the most amazing, handmade workbooks/diaries/notebooks from both leather and textile materials. All the inside pages are hand torn, and the effect is stunning!





I gave a friend one of her books as a gift, and I do think it was a great hit!

17 comments:

Dawn of LaTouchables said...

Congratulations, Nicole!!! Now I'll put on my thinking cap and try and come up with something! Great theme!

I bijoux dello Stregatto said...

Congrats!!! Is so long that I don't participate, and I really hope to start it again!! Nice theme!!

csj said...

Congratulation! The new theme sounds good, I hope I would have enough time to make something and participate.

Sabine, La Marquise des anges said...

congrats !!!! very inspiring new theme !!

Kreativlink said...

Congrats for winning and have fun beeing the "boss"! :)

ingermaaike said...

Congrats and love the theme!

renatheschneider said...

Oh, you won how fun! Congratulations! I have not been entering any challanges yet:)Not sure how it works...
But yesterday I found out that a friend of mine in Stockholm,Britt also bought some soap from you. I had no idea.

ayatasarim said...

congrats:) amazing theme and your work is great

sesiber said...

congrats! I love all items and theme...
Sibel

Gufobardo said...

my Octopus says thanks! It's so fun to be here, thanks my friend

Rely said...

I already knew the gufobardo's work ;) she made a really nice stuff ;)
the creations of "creationsbyeve" are also really nice ;)

Mairi said...

Gufobardo spoke about this post and my curiosity leds me here... wonderful creations!!! Congrats!

Pinkrain - Mafalda Laezza said...

lovely creations here ^___^

YarnMessage said...

Congratulations! Every piece in this collection is a little treasure! I already knew Gufobardo's works, she's really talented :)

verity - un mondo a parte said...

wonderful items, and much congrats!!! ^_^

BHB Kidstyle said...

Oh! Wow! Amazing entries! You do get the best out of everybody! I also like the way you intriduce each entry! Congrats for winning again!

Mania said...

I found your blog and I liked it very much!! It is fantastic!! I will follow you!! Regards from Greece!!