Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Flaming June Challenge - Winner And Top Three

Hello everyone. Julia back again to announce the winner and top three talent for my Flaming June challenge.

What a feast of orange we had from everyone and some beautiful pieces of art. Thanks so much to you all for making this such a success and really taking the orange theme on board. I love working with colour and I know it isn't everyone's cup of tea but wow did you rise to the challenge! I must also say a huge thank you to my teamies who really pulled out the stops with their wonderfully inspiring pieces.

Let's get down to business shall we? Firstly we have a randomly drawn winner who will be the recipient of the prize from Tando Creative our very generous sponsors this month. The lucky winner is. . . . . . . .

No 45 - Fliss

Congratulations Fliss! Please email us so we can arrange to get your prize to you. Enjoy!

Now to the final part of my task and a very enjoyable one too! I would like to introduce our other winners for the Flaming June challenge.The overall winner is:

I loved this tag because there are several orange tones in the background which are complemented by the white substrate. The bottom layer is completely orange and both these factors fit the challenge so well. The little girl is gorgeous with her home made dress featuring machine embroidery and stamping. Love those little stockings too! Music sheet wings, text butterflies, a witty quote (I am rather short myself!), ribbon dyed to match, an altered embellishment and finally a glossy crown with 'gemstones' were all assembled together to produce a winning make for me!

Now my top three in no particular order:

I adore this beautiful mixed media cover. So many amazing layers with colour, stamping, stitching and a variety of embellishments which produce a true feast for the eyes. The touch of grunge is just gorgeous too. It's pieces of art like this that I really wish I could see in real life and run my fingers over - quite delicious! I think we will see this talented lady quite often in the future!

I was blown away by the beautiful masterboard that Ruth created and then used on this elegant card. The orange tones used look wonderful together along with the gold, white and black highlights. I rarely make cards but I can see myself following Ruth's tutorial  (which, by the way, is a must see)  and having a go at my own cards in her style. What a brilliant canvas this background would make too!

I had to laugh when I read Jackie's post and she described this as being just 'too orange'! I love the beautiful background Jackie created with the different stamps and the layers of colour. The whole tag seems to glow from the middle outwards and I think this gives the piece even more depth. The black sings against the glowing background and the little black brad at the top with the hand dyed ribbon are both beautiful finishing touches.

So many wonderful entries but I had to choose and I hope you will visit each of these ladies and congratulate them.

Congratulations to all our winners and thank you again to everyone for playing along with my challenge and for visiting here today.

There's still plenty of time to join in our  Handmade Flowers and Hand Dyed Ribbons challenge hosted by the lovely Astrid. Click HERE to remind yourself of the challenge details and to see the inspiration from the DT and those who have played along so far. The challenge will continue until the 28th July but come by before then to see the DT showcasing products from our generous sponsor Nicecrane Designs. In addition, we will have a Top Talent spot and a Guest Designer spot so be sure not to miss those!


  1. Wow! These are adorable - huge congrats to the winner and Top3! Truly deserved!
    And have fun with your prize, Fliss!

    Claudia xx

  2. Congratulations to all and well done Fliss for getting that wonderful prize! Thanks to everyone who took part in my Flaming June challenge and made it such a great success.
    Julia xx

  3. Congrats to all the winners and some fabulously beautiful orange projects!

  4. Beautiful projects. Congrats to the winners. Julie x

  5. Thank you so much, a lovely surprise, congrats to the other winners, fabulous entries!

  6. Thanks so much for this wonderful news which has really made my day.
    Well done to the other winners, such beautiful projects.
    Hugs, Fliss xx

  7. Thank You sooo much for choosing me as your overall winner, Julia!! :) WOW!! For me, it was a great way to end my Tuesday!! BIG SMILES and a little happy dance was performed :) Congratulations to all of the winners and enjoy your goodies from Tando Creative, Fliss!! Thank You!! XOXO-Shari

  8. Thanks so much, I was totally amazed to be in the top 3! Congratulations to the other winners, your pieces are inspirational. Jackie x

  9. Brilliant creations - congratulations to all the winners!
    Alison x

  10. Awe fabulous creations!!! Well done ladies, congratulations!
    Coco x


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