Thursday, February 7, 2019

2018 Creatin' Contest - Honorable Mentions

Hey You Guys! (I get flashbacks to Super Grover whenever I use that phrase.)

The Honorable Mentions are up!  And oh wow are they cool!  Here's the link to Miniatures.com

Here they are, in no particular order:

Itsy Bitsy Minis Miniature Store by Brenda Greeson  She's a first time entrant too!





Love that display window and the mini kit!


Small Wonder, NY 00241 by Janice Harrison, another first timer!





Great use of cutouts!  Reminds me of Kristine!  And I'm getting so hungry looking at those sweets.


"Not Too Shabby" A Chic Boutique & Design Studio by Donna Hartline





Beautiful use of pastels and shabby chic decor!

HRH & Co Apothecary by Holly Hemmer





I love that rich shelving and those beautiful jars!

Woodland County School by Monika Lowder





Wish I could see more of the inside!  But I love the little playground.

Woodland Cottage by Kim Miller





I think that rustic island is my favorite.

Half Clocked by Brae Oktober (I remember this.  I still swoon over Brae's clocks)





I'm just in love.  I want to shrink and wander around staring at the clocks for hours.

The Natural Philospher's Study by Gina Zetts.   She's also on Instagram!





That spiral stair!  And the bookcases!  Wow!

Congratulations to everyone!  And again, if any of these folks have blogs or Instagrams or other sites I'll be happy to add links in so everyone can go look.

Have a great day and happy mini-ing!

32 comments:

  1. Ohh it's getting close to the big reveal! There are still a few that haven't earned a spot and I'm just mad with wonder!! ;) These are all amazing entries, congrats to everyone! I can't get over the talent this year. I wish that it was easier to find entrants social pages/blogs though, I'd love to see more photos. The flowers on the outside of the The Natural Philospher's Study are gorgeous! I want so badly to learn how to make those!!

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    1. I know I can't wait! I want to see how everyone did. I agree, I stared at thos flowers for a while, I think it's wisteria? But I'm not sure. Love them!

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  2. Yay! More beautiful minis to look at. This morning at work has been particularly challenging, so having all these wonderful entries to view feels like a much-needed mental vacation. I am so happy for the Honorable Mentions group, but am keeping my fingers crossed for those remaining entrants/awards. (And yes, I'm pretty sure it's wisteria.)

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    1. They really do brighten up the day don't they? I've seen tutorials on wisteria...wonder how hard it ends up being?

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  3. Wow! These works brings miniatures talents into a higher level! Great artists!
    Thank you Sheila for sharing. Your own work deserves to be with the top.
    Hugs, Drora

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    1. My pleasure and thanks! I'm really excited for everyone here.

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  4. Ooohh.. great entries! I think Brae turning the house into a working cuckoo deserved a place though... just sayin.... Though I guess it’s a feature the judges wouldn’t know about unless they allowed video entries. Love the natural philosophers study, I think the wisteria looks like it’s made of flower flock.

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    1. Yeah they don't allow video entries which is a shame because that cuckoo!

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    2. Thanks so much, ladies! There have been some great entries revealed so far. Rooting for you, Sheila!!! :D

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    3. Sheila, Gina Zetts has an Instagram too @ginazetts

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    4. Just linked up to her page. I think I'm going to have to start doing more in depth searches for these folks. I'd been looking but I kept getting random facebook pages.

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  5. Hi Sheila! These are all so wonderful to look at! The details are fantastic! And I still can't stand the suspense! :(

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    1. Hi Betsy! I really am amazed, I swear the entries get better and better each year.

      I know, the suspense is awful. Hopefully we all find out next week?

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  6. Wow, what a great start of the new day: more of those beautiful houses to see, thank you for sharing, Sheila! Yes, there are so many great artist out there!
    Hugs, Ilona

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  7. Hello Sheila,
    Thank you for posting these incredible entries. It is wonderful to see artist's interpretations of the same kit. What wonderful work.
    Big hug
    Giac

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    1. Hi Giac! It's my pleasure to share these. That's something I find fascinating too, how everyone interprets the kit differently.

      Hugs back!

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  8. I found Gina Zetts online! Not really a blog, but you *can* see more of the Philosopher's Study: http://www.ginazetts.com/#/miniatures/ (scroll down just a bit). I wish she wrote about what she did.

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    1. Awesome! I'm going to link her up right now.

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  9. Wow! More beautiful minis to look at :D I love the miniature Miniature Store and concept of Clock House :) Thanks for sharing :D

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  10. Thank you so much for posting these. It's such a pleasure to look at. There are so many talented miniaturists. I can't believe all those little fully furnished mini houses in the dollhouse shop. And the spiral staircase!

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  11. Thank you very much for showing all these amazing wonderful creations. I love them all every single one is a treasure.
    Hugs Maria

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  12. Thanks for posting photos for us to ogle. It never ceases to amaze me how creative our community is!

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    1. It's my pleasure! I'm with you I love how differently everyone sees the kit!

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  13. I'm so glad that I don't have to be a judge in this competition. Every entry is worth a prize. The suspense keeps building...

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    1. I know! I'm always amazed over and over, the sheer creativity and how different everyone's entries are.

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  14. It never ceases to ASTOUND me how clever and creative our miniature world is! Each one of these entrants have started with the same kit and yet have approached it in such unique and Exciting ways- Unbelievable!!!

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    1. This is always my favorite part of the contest. Seeing what everyone else has imagined for the same kit.

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