I want to make an unreserved apology to people who did submit to the challenges, but because we reserved the right to turn down works that we felt did not resemble gems in the Gem Fest challenge, we understand we upset several people who were also misled by the fact that we stated we would like everyone to enjoy what they were producing and implied that we were not out to judge! In retrospect, I feel we should not have done this, but allowed people to "give it a go" at whatever skill-level they were at, and not be quite so picky! On behalf of the group, I do apologise to those who were affected by this poor choice of decision-making. In future we will ensure that all skill levels are encouraged
, because after all, this group is all about learning from one another. We still need to make the proviso though, that art is properly rendered, and to that end we have already said that we are happy to do the renders for people who don't have the full program yet, if they supply us with their parameters.
Would you like to win yourself 50 points?
Look at who our Admins are, some of whom have chosen, and commented on, the images featured below, and see if you can recognise who might have made any of those comments. The FIRST person who gets the most correct answers will receive 50 points.
Please feel free to use this badge in your artists comments if you have had your work featured by us!
June-July 2014 Gem Fest Challenge
The Best From Our Members The goldsmith gem fest by Klytia70
"Wonderfully coloured gems nestling in gorgeous filigreed gold."
"I love the simple geometry of this formula, and the background texture and design are a very realistic burnished metal setting."
"Love the metallics and textures."
"A very striking piece depicting sparkling green gems in inlaid in what looks like textured gold leaf."Sapphire Gems for Alien Insects by 21citrouilles
"The bold colours really make these gems stand out!"
"Beautifully colored with perfect oval gems."
"The title fascinates me, and that apart, this could make rather an interesting chunky bracelet."Replacement Hearts...to Lulu with love by FractalEyes
"Beautifully executed tear drop gems in a very original heart setting, and an elegant colour palette."
"I found the tear drop gems not only unique but extremely well done and realistic. The combination of colors are rich and very appealing"
"A beautiful composition and colour mix, very well done with a metallic edge that's very appealing."Lilac Anniversary Bouquet by PrayingMantis69
"The gems off to the side are a vital addition to this wonderful presented floral arrangement. The background is to die for."
"A very pretty pastel floral. The triple gem motifs on the background cleverly echo the flower centres in this carefully crafted piece."
"A lovely composition, with some very intricate textures, and lots of little details to find, right down to tiny stars added on the left-hand-side."
All the entries in this challenge were excellent, and the rest of them can also be seen HERE
June-July 2014 Masking ChallengeThe Best From Our Members
We are currently running a fun Black White and Red Feature Challenge, the details of which you can find HERE
. Please enjoy this bit of fun!