Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Winning Treasury - Challenge #45

Some words from VintageRoseShop......

What a week and what an honor it's been for me!
As a new shop (of only 6 weeks) I am so thrilled to have had an opportunity such as this. It's not always easy for newbies like me to get noticed and get your shop off the ground here on Etsy. But thanks to VeritasCrafts, this last week I've been Treasured about 300 times, viewed about 14,000 times, on the Front Page 4 times, and doubled my sales! ( I'd had 2 sales previously, and now it's doubled to a whole 4!! ;)

I must say that it's been amazing to see all the treasuries that you guy's created. I was breathless to see such a surge of creativity and story-spinning centered around my little feather necklace! I truly loved every single one. I found myself absorbing every detail and nuance, and savoring every color. It took me a long time to journey through them all as every one was a whole new world in itself to explore.

When it came to judging and picking a winner, I somehow managed to narrow down to just 100! After that, in order to narrow it down further, I had to mercilessly put aside such beautiful creations. It Was Tough! My judging criteria, for those who are interested, was this; aesthetic beauty, emotive beauty, atmosphere, a sense of balance and harmony, and a certain something.

And so my chosen winner is "Free as the Wind" by eljuks.
It touched me as soon as I saw it, I actually held my breath and squealed! There was a resonance with something inside me. You see I'm just a nature-loving, free-spirited, flower child at heart, and I loved the light, airy, feminine, bohemian and free-spirited vibe.
Blissful, beautiful, carefree and soulful. This is how eljuks treasury felt to me.

Thank you eljuks for such an exquisite collection that came alive for me!

Thank you so much to all my NonTeam Team Mates who took part this week, and to Dotty and all the volunteers. You've all made this newbie feel very happy and welcome here on Etsy! Your creativity, enthusiasm and generous team spirit is inspiring!

I can't wait to carry on making treasuries with you all!


Free as the Wind by eljuks

Congrats to eljuks! How about showing her treasury some NonTeam love?
She will be choosing the Inspiration Item for Challenge #46. 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 #46!


La Coco Rouge said...

Fantastic Choice! Truly a beautifully curated treasury :)

Lauren said...

LOVE it! Congratulations! And Bravo!

michelle said...

nice! :)