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Journal Entry: Mon Nov 10, 2008, 12:07 PM







This is my first contest, so hopefully it will be a success! Any helpful suggestions are welcome, and I encourage everyone to participate!

Winter Solstice Contest by thatcraftychick

:star: Theme:  Winter Solstice :star:

:star: Deadline:</u>  January 31, 2009 :star:

:star: The Challenge:  Create an image the in some relates to the theme of  Winter Solstice.  You may interpret/embody the them in any way, shape, or form.  Be creative!!  Any visual art form is acceptable!  All types of artists and skill levels are welcome.  Interpretation of theme will be an important factor in judging.

For reference and maybe some ideas, click HERE
for a Wikipedia article about the Winter Solstice.


:star:CLICK FOR ENTRIES:star:


:star:Rules::star:

:bulletblue: One entry per person

:bulletpurple: Entry must be a new deviation submitted on or after November 10, 2008

:bulletblue: Entry must be a visual art form

:bulletpurple: Any type of visual art form is acceptable, including digital, traditional, etc.

:bulletblue: Prize donators are welcome to participate in the contest!

:bulletpurple: Be creative and have fun!!

:bulletblue: Entries should be sent by note to me (thatcraftychick ) :)


:star: Judges: :star:

:iconthatcraftychick::iconstarlightsrhapsody:


:star: Prizes: :star:

Prize donations would be greatly appreciated!  I would love to have some wonderful prizes for the winners. All donators will be featured in a news article with the winners as well as a feature on my shoutboard for the duration of the contest :D

:star: 1st Place
Journal Feature by thatcraftychick
News Article Feature by thatcraftychick
Journal Feature by CSnyder
Exclusive Stock from sammykaye1
1 Year Subscription OR 1 Year Premium Print Subscription from GavinTheBard
Journal Feature by StarlightsRhapsody
Month-long Journal Feature by moroka323
Journal Feature by Kechake
Exclusive Stock Pack by Kechake
Journal Feature by Fantasy-Fellowship

:star: 2nd Place
Journal Feature by thatcraftychick
News Article Feature by thatcraftychick
Journal Feature by CSnyder
Journal Feature by StarlightsRhapsody
Month-long Journal Feature by moroka323
Journal Feature by Kechake
10x15 Print by Kechake

:star: 3rd Place
Journal Feature by thatcraftychick
News Article Feature by thatcraftychick
Journal Feature by CSnyder
Journal Feature by StarlightsRhapsody
Month-long Journal Feature by moroka323
Journal Feature by Kechake

:star: Current Prize Donators: :star:

:iconsammykaye1::iconcsnyder::icongavinthebard::iconstarlightsrhapsody::iconmoroka323::iconkechake::iconfantasy-fellowship:




:blowkiss: to all :D

:heart::hug:
thatcraftychick


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Featured Art


Here are some deviations I have recently enjoyed... Please give these wonderful artists a look! :heart:

Fear No Darkness by Dhuaine fly to a heaven by yukihira Dawn of Hope by Crickatoo The wheel of time by aphostol Mirra - colored by Deeterhi by R1VENkassle To Rise Above by DuirwaighStudios:thumb100719985::thumb102338918: Pieces of the Puzzle by PenelopeT In search of adventures by Alexxxx1:thumb62852006::thumb58173699: Run to you by Nataly1st Commission 'Piggyback' by clefchan blossom_princess by sirenwater



Featured Resources


This feature is a showcase of some of my favorites from the stock images I have used in my work or come across while browsing. Great resources give us the ability to make great art, so please enjoy, show your appreciation and give these lovely people some :love:

:thumb94817642: Constellation Of Time-stock by FractalAngel-Stock Forest Throne Stock by BrokenWing3dStock egg shell open by Its-Only-Stock Venetian Masks_PSD Files by flordelys-stock 675 - book by WolfcatStock Red Crinoline 2 by DreamingSiren




Featured Tutorials


Because we all need a little help sometimes ;)

:thumb100827545: FABRIC tutorial by real4fantasy:thumb95218260: Digital Painting Tutorial by Dianae




:iconthebookbloggers::iconmedievalcommunity::iconartistsforanimals::iconavaloncommunity::iconthe-fantasy-club::iconenchantedforest::icondarkelements::iconelite-dragons::iconeliteartists::iconfantasy-fellowship::iconpaintershaven::icondesigningdivas::iconmanipulators::icondigital-art-club::iconmusical-manipulators::iconaoaclub::iconex-po-zure::iconceltic-dreaming::iconfairydustclub:

Please see shoutboard for stamps :aww:


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:iconkaremelancholia:
karemelancholia Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2008
Hi!!

To let you know that i've promoted your contest in my last monthly news article : [link]
If you like this news fave it, it will give more expozure for your contest!

Your contest will also be promoted in my journal until the deadline : [link]

Hope it will bring you more participations!
I wish you success with your contest!

:kiss: Kare.

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:iconthatcraftychick:
thatcraftychick Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much! :hug::heart:
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:icondreamingsiren:
DreamingSiren Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2008
Thanks so much for featuring me in your journal!
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:iconthatcraftychick:
thatcraftychick Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're very welcome! :hug::heart:
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:iconbeehivestudio:
BeehiveStudio Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
I'd love to donate journal feature for your contest :kiss:
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:iconthatcraftychick:
thatcraftychick Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:excited: Thank you so much!! :hug::heart: I will update the prizes and also post your thank you feature on my shoutboard soon! :D
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:iconbeehivestudio:
BeehiveStudio Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
aww nice!!! well I am also going to participate, I have the entry ready =D
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:iconthatcraftychick:
thatcraftychick Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:w00t: Yay! I can't wait to see! :glomp:
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:iconceciliay:
ceciliay Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2008  Student Digital Artist
cool Idea I'll see what I can do :D
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:iconthatcraftychick:
thatcraftychick Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:hug::heart:
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:iconceciliay:
ceciliay Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2008  Student Digital Artist
:clap:
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:iconbrokenwing3dstock:
BrokenWing3dStock Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2008
Rachael. thank you so much for the feature. I am honored. :rose:
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:iconthatcraftychick:
thatcraftychick Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're very welcome! :hug::heart:
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:iconblue-blossom:
blue-blossom Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2008
Thank you so much for featuring my grumpy kitten :smooch: :thanks:
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:iconthatcraftychick:
thatcraftychick Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're very welcome! :hug::heart:
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:iconnirelstock:
Nirelstock Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Hey there

I could donate one exclusive stock pack for first place!

:hug:
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:iconthatcraftychick:
thatcraftychick Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks so much! :hug::heart: I'll add a thank you feature to my shoutboard soon :D
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:iconnirelstock:
Nirelstock Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
:hug:
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:iconntgreen:
NTGreen Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hi :wave: I have included this contest in my Journal [link] ... sounds like a wonderful theme!!!
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:iconthatcraftychick:
thatcraftychick Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much!! :hug::heart:
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:iconntgreen:
NTGreen Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:hug: No problem ... hope it goes well!
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:iconcryptic-sacrifice:
cryptic-sacrifice Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2008
Now that I think about it, I dont think my entry has anything to do with the theme! Oh well!
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:iconthatcraftychick:
thatcraftychick Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:giggle:
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:icontess-stock:
Tess-Stock Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2008
Much thanks for the feature!
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:iconthatcraftychick:
thatcraftychick Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:glomp::heart: You're very welcome!
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:iconaphostol:
aphostol Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2008
Thanks so much for the feature =D
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:iconthatcraftychick:
thatcraftychick Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're very welcome! :hug::heart:
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:iconkechake:
Kechake Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2008  Professional Photographer
Mhm you're so nice so I'm going to donate journal features for all winners, and one exclusive stock pack for the first place, and a 10x15 print from my gallery for the second place. :heart:
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:iconthatcraftychick:
thatcraftychick Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:wow: That's amazing, thank you so much!! :glomp::love: I will also add you to the donator features on my shoutboard :D
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:iconkechake:
Kechake Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2008  Professional Photographer
Whee. Neat =P
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:iconthatcraftychick:
thatcraftychick Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:D
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:iconflordelys-stock:
flordelys-stock Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2008
many thanks for the feature, I am honored :bow:
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:iconthatcraftychick:
thatcraftychick Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're very welcome! :hug::heart:
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:iconmoroka323:
moroka323 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey, this is a great contest. I will join if I have time. I can give a journal feature let say for a month for the winners if you want. :hug:
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:iconthatcraftychick:
thatcraftychick Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:aww: Thank you so much! :glomp:
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:iconmoroka323:
moroka323 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's my pleasure :hug:
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:iconhiddenrelevance:
HiddenRelevance Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2008
Ooo this looks cool my dear! QUestion though.. can we submit jewelry?
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:iconthatcraftychick:
thatcraftychick Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Certainly! :glomp::heart:
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:iconpenelopet:
PenelopeT Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2008
Wow, thanks so very much for the feature! I really appreciate that :)
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:iconthatcraftychick:
thatcraftychick Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're very welcome! :hug::heart:
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:iconyukihira:
yukihira Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2008  Student General Artist
thanks for the feature|!
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:iconthatcraftychick:
thatcraftychick Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're very welcome! :hug::heart:
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:iconirishwsdm:
IRISHWSDM Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2008
Thanks so much for the feature :)
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:iconthatcraftychick:
thatcraftychick Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're very welcome! :hug::heart:
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:iconcrickatoo:
Crickatoo Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2008  Student Digital Artist
Thank you so much for the feature!
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:iconthatcraftychick:
thatcraftychick Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're very welcome! :glomp::heart:
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:iconsammykaye1:
sammykaye1 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2008
Pimping your contest in my journal! :D
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:iconthatcraftychick:
thatcraftychick Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:w00t::iconcarameldansenplz: Yay! Thanks! :iconfurryglompplz:
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:iconcsnyder:
CSnyder Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2008
cool cool, already in my journal, great features my friend
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:iconthatcraftychick:
thatcraftychick Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:glomp: Thanks! :aww: :iconcarameldansenplz:
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