Contest Winners Announced!

Hi everyone, hope you all had a good weekend, and happy belated 4th Of July to all of my US followers.

First of all an apology for my tardiness.  I did say I was going to announce the winners on July 5th, which is my birthday… but that turned out to be the problem.  Some of you may know that I am an RN and that I work night shifts.  I worked the night straddling Monday night and Tuesday morning which means I went to bed and slept for a lot of the day after my shift.  I intended to make my announcement post when I got up in the evening but it turned out my family had other plans and I was kidnapped for a big, big family gathering and birthday celebration.  By the time I got home I was in no good condition to be judging a pet parade, never mind a colouring competition. Oops.

But… now to the important stuff…

Ohboy… you guys did NOT make this easy for me.  I have been overwhelmed by the amount and the sheer fantastic quality of the entries I received.  There was at least ten pictures in each category that I would award as winner in a heart beat and it was SOOOOOOO hard to wiggle it down to just one.  If I could I would name many many more people as winners.  Even though they didn’t all win i have lots of favourites from each category and I’m sure when the gallery of entries goes up in, hopefully, a weeks time you will all have your own favourites too.

The winners of La-Artistino/ Micador colouring contest are…

Waratah

Debbie Yip

This picture coloured by Debbie achieved lovely tonal balance with bright colours that work together without competing with each other.  I like the soft background suggesting an out of focus bush setting and sky.

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Sugar Gliders

Jennifer Greene

Jennifers use of blues, purples and pinks for the floral arrangement on the cake is bright and balanced with lovely white highlights.  The shading on the gliders makes them look soft and cuddly. 🙂  And her choice of background colours perfectly frame the picture.

SG_033_JenniferGreene

 

Platypus

Elizabeth Mitchell

I found Elizabeth’s galaxy theme absolutely enchanting.  I like how she has incorporated a glow to all the objects in the picture, the starry sky behind the trees and that beautiful purple black glimmering water.

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There you have them.  Thank you so very much to everyone who entered.  I had a fantastic time looking at all your pictures as they popped up into my in box.  As far as I’m concerned you were all winners.

To celebrate the winners Micador is once again offering a discount code to all people purchasing Micador products from the La Artistino community.  This offer will be valid until July 31st. AEST.  All you have to do to claim your %25 discount off all purchases is visit the Micador site  and type in this code: PETAJULY

You can visit Micador here:

micador.com.au

I will be putting the PDF files of these pictures in to their own space on this blog site so that anyone can download and play with them in the future.  I hope to add to them with more free colouring pages as time goes on.  (I’ll let you know when there are new ones.)

46 Comments

  1. Elizabeth Wright

    Congratulations to all the winners, what beautiful colouring.

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  2. Lo

    Wow Just wow!
    What talent there is in your group Peta. Congratulations to all the wonderful winners and what magnificent colourists you are 🙂
    Stunning, stunning work ladies.

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  3. James Darrell

    Mazel tov to the winners. I humbly bow before your superior skills!

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  4. Carol Paul

    Wow. Such lovely finished pieces! So much talent. Thanks, Peta (and Micador)!

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  5. Sandra Morris

    Congrats to all winners, fabulous work!

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  6. L. Smith

    Congratulations to everyone, they’re all beautiful!

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  7. Sandra Harris

    All utterly delightful, congratulations to the winners.

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  8. BigT

    What absolutely gorgeous work. If any of the winners don’t consider themselves artists they are completely wrong. It takes real talent to produce work of that caliber.

    I’m really looking forward to seeing the other works that were submitted.

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  9. Carmel Robinson

    Congrats to the winners. I’m at awe with Elizabeth’s Platypus, it feels very magical. I can’t wait to see the gallery when it goes up.

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  10. Teresa

    congratulations to the winners, and our “teacher”. It´s a beautiful selection.

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  11. Lana

    Amaizing work! Congratulations to the winners!
    Looking forward to seeing the whole gallery.

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  12. Kacey

    Congratulations to all the 3 winners!! Each of them has its uniqueness n deceived to be the winners. They are really eye openers for d choice n combinations of colours n colouring skill. Awesome!! Salute.

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  13. MARIA PANTEL

    CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL THE WINNERS! THEY ARE ALL COLOURED IN BEAUTIFULLY. MARIA

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  14. MARIA PANTEL

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY PETA, SOUNDS LIKE YOU HAD A GOOD TIME!!!!!

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  15. Connie Mckeag

    Congrats to all the winners! Most importantly of all belated Happy birthday to Peta! I have worked in the medical field a long time & I know what it is like to come home and crash your day off. Get some rest girl. Hugs…

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  16. CHRISTINE SADLER

    Love the winner’s. I am sure that we should add that Peta needs a big thank you as well for sharing her art with all off us. Her tutorial have been a great help.

    Chris

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  17. Lo

    Oops I forgot to,wish Peta a belated Happy Birthday???

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  18. Ysabel Art

    Peta, yesterday it was your bithday, happy birtday!!

    Ladies congrats for your awesome pages; the colors are fabulous!!!!

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  19. Tonia

    Congratulations to all of the winners! The pictures are beautiful! Thank you for the contest, Peta, and Happy Belated Birthday!

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  20. Carrie

    Wow! Beautiful jobs on all three pieces!

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  21. Irene

    Congrats to the winners!!
    I loved the contest.

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  22. Phyllis Stuart

    HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY PETA! ? ? ?
    Congratulations to all the winners! If that was the the kind of skill you were judging I can just imagine what a hard time you had choosing the winners. The artwork is amazing. Beautiful work ladies! I’m in awe of your talent. Maybe one day I’ll be able to color so beautifully.

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  23. Debbie Blaxton

    Happy Birthday Peta, and congratulations to all the winners of the coloring contest. The artwork is beautiful, and I can’t wait to see the other entries.

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  24. Pam

    Well done! It was lots of fun.

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  25. Sharlene Lam

    Happy belated birthday Peta!

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  26. AnnW

    A belated Happy Birthday to you Peta! Congratulations to all the winners!

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  27. Angelle McDougall

    Congratulations to all the winners! And to everyone who entered. Thank you, Peta, for this wonderful competition, giving US the gift of an opportunity to learn and participate in something so exciting. I can’t wait to see the other works of art. This was my first colouring contest, but certainly won’t be my last. What fun! Happy Birthday, Peta.

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  28. Lisa

    Happy Birthday Peta! I hope you enjoyed your special day. I did not know you are a nurse. Thank you for servicing in the medical profession! My Boyfriend is a Dermatologist/Owner in Kauai, Hawaii. I help him manage his office. Thank you for taking the time to allow us to share out pictures. And I know this event too a lot of your free time. After seeing the winners I told.my Boyfriend I should put my coloring to rest and watch more learning videos. Are you opening up a gallery to show everyone’s pictures? Aloha and Mahalo from Kauai!

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    1. Chaypeta (Post author)

      Hi Lisa, yes I am. but with the bulk of entries we had it will take a little longer than I expected.

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  29. Angela Watson

    Belated Happy Birthday , sounds like you had a good one , and congratulations to the winners

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  30. Linda

    Beautiful work! Congratulations 🙂
    P.s. Happy birthday Peta!

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  31. Gemma Calimeri

    Happy belated birthday, Peta! What amazing work; congrats to all the winners and other entrants. Can’t wait to see them all.

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  32. barb

    belated birthday greetings Peta . so glad it was well celebrated. congradulations to the winners and participants it takes guts .they are all so unique.

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  33. Shelly Eartha Simpson

    Happy birthday Peta and congratulations to the winners

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  34. Nikita Van den berg

    Congratulations to the winners!! These are great!

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  35. Brazokie

    Happy Birthday!

    Love the Platypus entry, so creative to make the galaxy sky with the colors reflected in the water. Thank you for putting this together, it was fun to participate! Look forward for the gallery to see what else people did.

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  36. Theresa Petermann

    After seeing the winners work, I realize all over again how much more learning and practice I have to go! They all did a fabulous job. Happy belated birthday Peta and thanks as always for sharing.

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  37. Stacy

    Absolutely stunning work from the winners! Congratulations to all! I certainly didn’t expect to win, but I had so much fun submitting my coloring for this! Thank you Peta and Micador!

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  38. Diana Moraes

    Parabéns a todos!

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  39. Laura

    Congratulations to the winners! Beautiful choice of colors and skill. PETA happy belated birthday and Thank you for this wonderful opportunity.

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  40. Tracy

    Awesome, just beautiful. I know some artists don’t consider coloring in art but I beg to differ, what difference does it make. I think we have more fun as we just get to choose wonderful colors and pic’s to work with and away we go!

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  41. Paula

    Congrats to the winners! All so beautiful!

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  42. Wendy

    Beautiful! Love them all! Some online coloring contests don’t seem to actually pick the best entries, or even entries one would place in the top 10. I’m so glad you picked really, really good entries for your winners…and I loved reading your comments on them. Congrats to these artists!

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  43. Nehad

    Congratulations! Way to go! These are just gorgeous, beautiful work

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  44. Joyce Ferrone

    I have really been looking forward to seeing the winners and just as I knew they would be, they are fabulous. Congratulations to the winners. Amazing job

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  45. Mari

    Dear Peta:

    All of these pictures were beautiful. Congratulations to all the winners.

    Yesterday I did Part One of how to color a jellyfish from Lost Ocean but couldn’t find the follow up tutorials. Can you tell me where I can find them?

    Thank you.

    Mari

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