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Doing our best to get updated with things over here :) Here are the April-May winners from last year. Amie should be announcing the next contest very shortly (if I've managed to set it up right so that she can add journals) which will be June-July-August and then we'll have a Sept-Dec one (since there weren't many submissions at the end of the year).

Most popular gift
The very swanky Gentleman Tuxedo Cat by Chelliusbee comes in first with 13 votes. Check him out! :D
ArtCrossing Gift #2! Gentleman Tuxedo Cat! by Chelliusbee

Chelliusbee, you have won

Second most popular gift
fungostine's Typography Poster in second with 10 votes. I love both quotes and calligraphy so this gift really made me smile :)
Art Crossing Gift: Typography Poster by fungostine

fungostine, you have won

Joint third most popular gift
Joint third, with nine votes apiece, we have this fantastic pyrography, Artcrossing Wolves, by LilPKCreations, and this stunning traditional piece, Kurogane's Kudan, by Aki-the-wolf.
ArtCrossing Wolves by LilPKCreationsKurogane's Kudan by Aki-the-wolf

LilPKCreations and Aki-the-wolf, you have each won
These points have been donated in advance and will come from Itti.

Art prizes
As well as the points and features mentioned above, the following prizes will be divided amongst the winners, with first place picking first, second place picking second, etc*. If there are more prizes than winners, everyone gets to pick once before starting again from the top.
:bulletpurple: Soft candies (your choice of chocolate, white chocolate, mint, peanut butter, peanut butter/chocolate, or vanilla) from amour-interdit
:bulletpurple: Crochet prize from Vivacia18 (either amigurumi or small clothing/accessory)
:bulletpurple: Beaded bracelet or polymer clay charm from jazzyjazz666
:bulletpurple: OC inked drawing from Lucky101212
:bulletpurple: Small clay dragon of your choice from Kaninano
:bulletpurple: Hand-knit pair of socks, a scarf, or a hat in your choice of colours (and size, for socks) from Zchanning
:bulletpurple: Little charm like this from Margie22 - your choice of letter(s)/shape and colours.

*If you win a prize but take more than 10 days to get back to my note asking which prize you would like, you may be skipped over and the next person gets to pick before you.

Big thank you
A big thank you to all prize donors
:iconchaoticskye::iconunseeliescarlet::iconkaninano::iconart-of-amie::iconvivacia18::iconzchanning:
:iconjazzyjazz666::iconlucky101212::iconamour-interdit::iconmargie22:
We've caught up a bit behind the scenes and are now ready to catch up with some of those expired submissions.

Currently taking submissions to the June, July and August galleries. Remember to include in the artist's comments that it was an Artcrossing gift and who you made it for, otherwise the submission won't get accepted. If you made a gift that got received in September, October or November please be patient for now and I'll open up the folders for those once all or most of the June-August gifts have been submitted.

Can anyone offer contest prizes? Even features are very welcome - it's nice to get more exposure for the group and the winning artists - and of course anything more than that is even more welcome :) We have a few contests overdue and I'm going to try to get us caught up asap over the next few weeks/month or so (allowing time for voting etc.) so please say if your offer is time-dependent otherwise it will get donated to the contest Amie or I feels best, in order to have similar numbers of donations and a variety of prizes.
Pickleweasel360 received this lovely assortment of items:

Artcrossing gift by Pickleweasel360

But they came without an Art ID, I have no record of a gift on its way to her, and the return address doesn't match anyone in our records (unless Google Documents are letting me down!)

She hasn't ordered anything online and doesn't know what it could be other than an Artcrossing gift... can anyone help us solve this mystery?!

_________

In other news, I know a few of you have noticed that the group has been less active as of late. The truth is that I don't have as much time to devote to the group as I did when I first started it nearly 3 years ago. Amie will be taking over more responsibility but a lot of my notes are on paper so there's a fair bit of work to put into any handover activities as well. Once you have a system, it's not too bad, but I need to tell her my system and get things on the computer and so on - there are large chunks of admin work that have been just me from the very beginning, and I didn't really design it for easy passing on to someone else lol.

Anyway, that's just to keep you guys updated, and to let you know that there are backlogs on a few things at present whilst we sort out the reorganisation. You are very welcome to keep sending art in the meantime - in fact, you are encouraged to: requests have tailed off a bit in the last few months and there are people due gifts that haven't had their profiles assigned to anyone because no-one's been asking for them.

How are you all? Feel free to chat below, it's nice to hear more about your lives and to know you're all still out there ;)
Sorry for the delays in contest announcements! Let's do our best to get caught up :)

:star: There are only 2 prizes for June so far. Can anyone help with prizes for June and/or July contests?

Any new members who don't know how our contests work? It's pretty simple. Everyone who made a gift that was received in April or May is automatically entered (a joint contest this time because there weren't so many submissions) - and winners are voted on by you guys!

What to do


  1. Visit the April and May gallery folders and take a look at the deviations you like.
    :bulletred: Please also consider the following deviations. I sent a "permission request" for them to be in the gallery - hopefully they should be there by contest end but I don't want them to miss out on votes in the meantime.
    deviation1 deviation2
  2. You have five "votes" which you may distribute as you like between any number of deviations across both gallery folders: five votes to one; one vote each to five; two each to two and one to another; three to one and two to another, or whatever.
    (You don't have to use all your votes, but if you don't want to use them all it helps to say that it was deliberate.)
  3. Send a note to Artcrossing entitled "VOTE APRIL/MAY" with your list of deviations and the votes, e.g.
    Something by ~someone - 3 votes
    Snowman by =Santa - 1 vote
    Llama by #fella - 1 vote
  4. You may vote until July 26th.
  5. You can't vote for yourself - although you can of course vote for gifts made for you! Voting is open to all members :)

Past winners:
Dec-Jan
February
March
For 2012 winners see list here
For 2011 winners see list here


Prizes!


All winners:
:bulletpurple: A permanent place in the Featured folder, which is also featured on the Artcrossing homepage.
:bulletpurple: Features from Artcrossing, Kaninano and art-of-amie.

First place:
:bulletred: 150 points from UnSeelieScarlet
:bulletred: 50 points from ChaoticSkye
:bulletred: First pick of prizes from the Art Prize list
:bulletred: Fourth/fifth/sixth pick of prizes from the Art Prize list (depending on how many runners up there are)

Second place:
:bulletblue: 100 points from UnSeelieScarlet
:bulletblue: 30 points from ChaoticSkye
:bulletblue: Second pick of prizes from the Art Prize list
:bulletblue: Fifth/sixth pick of prizes from the Art Prize list (depending on how many runners up there are)

Third place:
:bulletyellow: 50 points from UnSeelieScarlet
:bulletyellow: 20 points from ChaoticSkye
:bulletyellow: Third pick of prizes from the Art Prize list
:bulletyellow: Possible further pick of prizes from the Art Prize list (depending on how many runners up there are)

Runners up
:bulletwhite: Fourth/fifth/etc. pick of prizes from the Art Prize list

These points have been donated in advance and will come from Itti.

Art Prize list


To be split between all winners (first place gets first pick, etc.)*
:bulletpurple: Handmade greetings card set from LaEscritora (design ideas/requests welcome)
:bulletpurple: Soft candies (your choice of chocolate, white chocolate, mint, peanut butter, peanut butter/chocolate, or vanilla) from amour-interdit
:bulletpurple: Crochet prize from Vivacia18 (either amigurumi or small clothing/accessory)
:bulletpurple: Beaded bracelet or polymer clay charm from jazzyjazz666
:bulletpurple: Colour character bust from kikiloom
:bulletpurple: OC inked drawing from Lucky101212
:bulletpurple: Small clay dragon of your choice from Kaninano
*If you win a prize but take more than 10 days to get back to my note asking which prize you would like, you may be skipped over and the next person gets to pick before you.

Not eligible? Start making gifts and you will be entered in the next contest! :love:
Donations for the next contest are very welcome, just let me know what you can donate! :huggle:
Most popular gift
Art Crossing gift for ThePotatoStabber by jazzyjazz666 comes in first with 19 votes. Very detailed miniature work and intricate beading - there are so many parts to this present - go check it out! :)
Art Crossing gift for ThePotatoStabber by jazzyjazz666

jazzyjazz666, you have won

Second most popular gift
Zchanning's Peaclock is a peacock clock. I love it when people get awesome unique ideas like this and carry them off :D 16 votes.
Artcrossing Gift #3: Peaclock! by Zchanning

Zchanning, you have won

Third most popular gift
One of our newest members (or she was in March anyway!), it's nice to see a win from Pickleweasel360. Sea Horse for Artcrossing is a lovely little crochet creation, the pattern made entirely by her as well. 9 votes.
Sea Horse for Artcrossing by Pickleweasel360

Pickleweasel360, you have won

Fourth most popular gift
And finally in fourth place, quite close behind third, was Aireane01's Artcrossing Gift with 8 votes. Some beautiful traditional art - I particularly liked the shading on the flower and the level of detail in the tortoise house.
Artcrossing Gift by Aireane01

Aireane01, you have won
These points have been donated in advance and will come from Itti.

Art prizes
As well as the points and features mentioned above, the following prizes will be divided amongst the winners, with first place picking first, second place picking second, etc*. If there are more prizes than winners, everyone gets to pick once before starting again from the top.
:bulletpurple: 12 brand new student oil paints from Zchanning
:bulletpurple: Handmade card set from LaEscritora
:bulletpurple: Soft candies (your choice of chocolate, white chocolate, mint, peanut butter, peanut butter/chocolate, or vanilla) from amour-interdit
:bulletpurple: Hand-printed minizine from Zhiah
:bulletpurple: Handmade shea butter soap from Living-In-Whimsy
:bulletpurple: Colour character bust from kikiloom
:bulletpurple: Crochet prize from Vivacia18 (either amigurumi or small clothing/accessory)
:bulletpurple: 4x4 custom canvas piece or a custom clay chibi piece from football-girl

*If you win a prize but take more than 10 days to get back to my note asking which prize you would like, you may be skipped over and the next person gets to pick before you.

Big thank you
A big thank you to all prize donors
:iconchaoticskye::iconunseeliescarlet::iconliving-in-whimsy::iconart-of-amie::iconzhiah::iconzchanning:
:iconlaescritora::iconliving-in-whimsy::iconamour-interdit::iconvivacia18::iconfootball-girl::iconkikiloom:

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