Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Winning Treasury - Challenge #42

Some words from littlebrownpen......

What’s better than dark, creamy chocolate dipped in even more dark, creamy chocolate?

This team.

As I clicked through all the treasuries, I was not only struck by how beautiful, thoughtful and clever they were, but by how enthusiastic, supportive and genuine everyone was.

There’s an infectious energy to this team, and it’s a stark and refreshing contrast to a lot of what goes on online these days.

I was truly honored to be a part of this week’s challenge, and it goes without saying that choosing a winner was difficult. Every winner before me has said this, and it’s absolutely true – it’s tough to narrow it down to one.

I discovered that the process of viewing hundreds of treasuries at once is quite different than clicking on them randomly throughout the day as your own shop is added to one or you see something on the homepage that catches your eye. By viewing treasuries in succession and in large numbers, you start to see them differently – they more than promotional tools or a bid for etsy homepage fame. They offer a small glimpse of someone’s personality, tastes, desires, dreams, quirks, etc.

Which brings me to the winner.

Date Night with Mr. Darcy by Karina Grace Jewelry

I don’t think it would be too far of a stretch to guess what Karen fantasizes about when she’s stuck in a waiting room or drifting off at night. ;)

When I clicked on the winning treasury, I had a physical reaction. Not only was it beautiful, feminine, intriguing, romantic and a bit sexy, but the title, “Date Night with Mr. Darcy,” set the scene (a scene I imagine at least 75% of you reading this post would like to be helicopter dropped into right about now). Especially if Mr. Darcy is Colin Firth, right?

The color palette was impressive, and each of the items felt as if they were part of the palette of the inspiration piece.

Karen, I absolutely loved your treasury and can’t wait to see what you choose for your inspiration piece.

Have a great day everyone!

Date Night in Paris with Mr. Darcy by karinagracejewelry

Congrats to karinagracejewelry! How about showing her treasury some NonTeam love?
She will be choosing the Inspiration Item for Challenge #43. She'll also be judging it.

Check the team discussion page for a "Laying Odds" thread to make suggestions / predictions on the Inspiration Item.

Check back here on Thursday at noon (eastern time) for the start of Challenge #43!

1 comment:

E W McCall said...

gorgeous treasury!