Wednesday, May 18, 2011

And the Winner Is...

Remember the Manly Man Contest discussed a few weeks ago? Well, on the 18th the votes were finally tallied and the results are in.

Here are the amazing final entries

'The Manly Man: AAG Contest Finalists' by tuckooandmoocow

The Earnest Hemingway - Need...

Life and Death Cross Stitch ...

Paw Ingalls - A Primitive Fo...

This is a Pipe - Magritte Pa...

Found Items Ball Chain Neckl...

Elvis Tie in purple print

Large Vintage Shoe Shining B...

Treasury tool by Red Row Studio.

Before we get to who won the vote, let's take a minute to thank our teammates who have so generously donated prizes to this contest!

The Winner's Choice of Hand Painted Necklace from TuckooandMooCow

A fabulous pink Coffee Mug Cozy from CornFlowerBlueStudio

A $25 gift certificate to LauraJohnston's Etsy Shop

A free print or package of labels from CalamariStudio

and a choice of any item up to a $20 value from MyOliviaJewelry

Runners Up

Tie between

DovieMoon with the Shoe Shining Kit
and PixiePocket with the Elvis Tie

2nd Place

OldWorldPrimitives with "Paw Ingalls"

1st Place
and the Grand Prize

CalamariStudio with "Ceci est une pipe"


Runners up will have Etsy minis from their shops in the sidebar of this blog for the next 2 weeks. 2nd place will also have an Etsy mini displayed as well as receive a small prize package. 1st place will receive all of the above listed prizes as well as an assortment of handmade and crafting goodies!

Thanks so much to all Aspiring Artisans who entered! You are awesome!


  1. Oh, how fun! Congratulations to CalamariStudio!!! Congrats as well to the runners up & second place! All entries were surely worthy ;)

  2. So fabulous! Congratulations Michelle! Everyone did an amazing job!

  3. all of you made a wonderful job!!!
    congrats to the winners! love the prizes!

  4. Congrats to all who participated and a special congratulations to CalamariStudio!

  5. Congrats, Michelle! I really loved them all.

  6. Congrats Michelle!
    awesome prizes!!

  7. Congrats to you, Michelle! You can give me your print since you won, right? ;-)

    This was a fun challenge..congrats to everyone! :-)

  8. Congrats Michelle and congrats to all who participated!!

  9. Congrats!!! Super entries :-) and so excited to be a runner up! And... what awesome prizes!!!!!!
    Blessings and magic,
    Donni - Fairyfolk and DovieMoon

  10. What awesome prizes!! All the entries are so cool! Congrats to the 1st and 2nd plane winners and runners up!!

  11. Oh my goodness, I'm SOOO excited!!! Eeeeee!! :D Congrats to Stephanie, PixiePocket and Donni!!

  12. This was a fun challenge and a fun surprise to come back home to! Congrats to everyone that won - and entered - all of the entries were great!

  13. Oh yay! I checked out some of the entries and thought they were so great. Congrats on the winning entry, Michelle, and to the runner's up.

    I saw Stephanie's cat doll, but have been so busy with moving, I didn't realize it was part of the challenge too. I think it's one of her nicest dolls. This was such a great challenge. I'm sorry I didn't participate in it, but life has been more than hectic for me lately. Awesome job everyone!

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