Sunday, 21 February 2016

The Votes Are In for the "L'Amour' Theme Round!


I was a little anxious about how this theme would come off, but the participants rose to the occasion and made the 'L'amour' a wonderful success. The entries were  engaging, imaginative and even cringingly provocative (cough, Ray, cough).

In regards to the votes, it was a very tight race, with only a few points separating the majority of the participants. You can see the results here.

Running up to the podium positions we have:

Michael's hilarious 'Can't Help Loving You'


 Greg's wry 'It All Depends On The Caption'


and Ray's head-shaking entry, 'Tamsin O'Leary'


Fabulous work guys!

Okay, as I mentioned before, only five points separated the top three positions. In Third Place we have Sidney's courtly 'The Proposal' set in his charmingly fictional 17th century Flemish town of Laarden. 





In Second Place is Millsy's completely cracked monster masterpiece 'The Luncheon at the Swamp' 


In addition to be hung in 'The Loo' Mr. Mills will receive 50 additional points to add to his tally.




 Finally, in First Place we have Iannick's wonderfully whimsical 'The Princess and the Frog'.


Iannick will receive 75 bonus points and a gift certificate from the ever-industrious Byron's 'SG2 Creations'. Congratulations Iannick and thank you for submitting this wonderful vignette for our L'amour theme round.

 



Please join me in congratulating the winners and all the entrants! Well done!!



Next Sunday we have the 'Nautical' theme round, and I know we have some pretty impressive entries on tap for that. Remember, Saturday midnight is the deadline for submissions.

Okay, keep your brushes lashing and have a great week everyone!

32 comments:

  1. Congrats to all our winners, and entrants! We had some amazingly good stuff.

    Though I suspect Tamsin or Anne's nautical entry will be Ray and some cement shoes going for a quick dip.

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    1. We'll be hanging the little bugger from the yardarm :)

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    2. Now that sounds much better than what I've got in the paint queue. Have I got time to knock something along these lines together? ;)

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    3. A particularly high yard arm no doubt

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  2. Those frogs were so well done, kudos to lannick on taking first place. Congratulations to all of you on a job well done!

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    1. Thanks Anne! I think I'm going to need more frogs for next year's challenge ;-)

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  3. Well done Iannick, that was a wonderful entry and a personal fav of the challenge so far from my perspective. Nice work Sidney on a podium finish too mate. Thanks everyone else for sharing your magic!

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  4. Congrats Iannick - those frogs were a fab and whimsical entry :)

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  5. Wonderful! Congratulations to all the winners! :)

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  6. These colourful froggies are fantastic! Congratulations Iannick on first place!
    Tough choice when voting for this bonus round, Sydney and Millsey's entries are so good and both bonkers in their own way! Well done!

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  7. Woo hoo! My first first place! A lot of great entries in this round so I'm honoured.

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    1. I'd have been gutted it you didn't get top spot mate. Well worth the price of admission alone :-)

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    2. Here! Here! - It really was a stunning piece of work, mind you so was yours Millsy.

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    3. Thanks Millsy! Coming from my biggest competitor in this round it means a lot ;-)

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  8. Congratulations, Iannick, I thought your entry was superb!

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  9. Well done everyone, I'm glad I didn't have to choose a winner, they were all excellent entries!

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  10. Well done, it as a close one.great selection on the podium

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  11. Fitting that the vote should be so close as they standard was very high

    Ian

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  12. Congrats Iannick, a well deserved win in a selection of great entries.

    John

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    1. Thanks John! They look even better in person, I'll show them to you this summer (moving in April).

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  13. To all winners and runner ups: congratulations on these great entries!

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  14. Very well done to everyone, particularly the podium places, we were certainly treated to a fabulous array of talent.

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  15. Well done everyone. Alas I had nothing suitable for that bonus round without buying something special.

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  16. Congrats Iannick - that was an awesome submission.

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  17. Very well done Iannick, the colours are amazing

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