Here at Anything But Cute we love to see all the seasoned and expert mixed media artists, but we also want to encourage those who are just getting their feet wet. Our design team will always be on the lookout for these exceptional artists, and you just never know when we might be giving out something special to a talented mixed media newcomer.
Make sure to put 'newbie' after your name in the linky so we know who you are.
(new refers to 'new to mixed media' NOT 'new to our challenge')

Saturday, November 12, 2016

Winners - Challenge #16 - An Autumn Day

We are so thankful for each and every entry in our An Autumn Day challenge.  This is one of the most beautiful groupings of art, each worthy its own showcase.  Thank you so much for your continued support of our challenges here at Anything But Cute. Without delay, we are pleased to announce our winners and design team favorites...

WINNER - #67 Inkysplatters

Congratulations Inkysplatters!  This beautiful work of art, with its many layers, is a perfect autumnal setting.  What amazing ingenuity and creativity combined to achieve such realistic depth and color variation!  Pamellia will be in touch by email to send you a personalized winner's badge and to provide details about being our Feature Artist for the next challenge.

RUNNER-UP#42 julD handmade

JulD created the most charming collage from gorgeous real leaves. The amazing stencil detail adds so much depth and a fall-like feeling of dew drops and time worn elegance.  What a gorgeous project! The handmade frame adds so much interest and warmth!  Thank you so much for this inspiration!

Now let's have a look at our DT favourites:

Anne's Favourite - #24 Nicole Wright Designs
Autumn really is the most beautiful season, I love the changing colours, and of course, Halloween. Nicole created the most wonderful little Autumn/Halloween diorama, a little scary but full of autumn colour inside and out, there are beautiful trees and leaves and I love the cosy little setting she created.

Branka's Favourite#67 - Inky Splatters
I love this weathered wood window with such an amazing stamping in the background! Those trees look so realistic and the autumnal foliage arrangement is just a perfect addition to this stunning creation!

Lisa's Favourite - #63 Joi@RR: USA
I had such a hard time choosing a favorite this month...all of the entries were amazing!! But I finally decided on Joi's stunning painting!! I was memorized reading how this beautiful work of art came together!! The colors, the design, the details...all add up to spectacular!!

Niki's Favourite -#67 Inky Splatters
I totally enjoy this little window and the way it was created! The distressed frame and the packaging window is genius and those leaves and pine cones shout Autumn! What a gorgeous creation and attention to detail. The added detail inside the window are beautiful! Awesome sauce!

Pamellia's Favourites -

1. Elli
This is the type of card I want to reach right into my computer and touch!! The texture here is just amazing and I love the amber tones and the incredible depth in her elements! Well done!

64. Lula
This card just screams Autumn to me. Those wonderful rich tones and amazing textures feel like they're straight out of nature! The touch of metal and twine create a wonderful contrast! Love it!

Sara Emily's Favourite -#45-Alison of Words and Pictures
With so many fantastic Autumn projects entered this month, I found it almost impossible to choose a favorite! But in the end, I had to choose, and I selected Alison's lovely journal page.  There are no fonder childhood memories of An Autumn Day for me than walking through our woods on our farm.  The wood was thick with birch trees, and you could barely see that beautiful blue fall sky between the branches. This lovely page brought back that memory for me like it was yesterday. Thank you, Alison; this is beautiful!

Honourable Mentions



53. My little joys               55. Suzz             65. Karen P            66. Melissa L.

A huge congratulation everyone! Thank you so much to everyone who played along with us last month and don't forget to grab your badges! You earned them!!

There is still plenty of time to enter Niki's current challenge Rustic Glam! We can't wait to see what you come up with this round!

Hugs to all, from the 'Anything But Cute' Design Team


  1. Thank you for your comments. Congratulations to the winner and all DT's favorites.

  2. Congratulations to all the fabulous winners, and thank you to each and every one who participated in our An Autumn Day challenge! There were so many lovely entries! We can't wait to see what you'll make this month! Hugs!

  3. We really did have some fabulous entries this month, huge thanks to everyone who entered. Congratulations to everyone! xx

  4. So delighted to be one of the DT Favourites - thank you! - and congratulations to all the featured artists - what an array of beautiful work.
    Alison x

  5. Thanks bunches for including me in DT Favourite! Sooo happy! Congrats to the winner and all highlighted- gorgeous projects!
    Big hugs!

  6. Wow, one of DT's favourites!Thanks, Pamellia for the lovely words, again!Honestly, I would have sent it to you right away if I could(if it's not sold yet), although the words on top are in Bulgarian.:)

  7. Autumn is my fav time of year and Thanksgiving my fav. holiday too. So this months challenge at ABC was just wonderful for me. Every single entry was true eye candy. Thanks bunches to each of you for enriching my fall with great creativity. Congratulations to InkySplatters, JulD, DT favs, and honorables. That's you to Lisa too! WONDERFUL WONDERFUL CHALLENGE. HAPPY THANKSGIVING to you ALL. j.

  8. Thank you so much ladies, love this time of year, like Joi, it's just that the colours are so lovely and rich and it's not too hot either lol! Thank you so much xx

  9. Congratulations to Inkysplatters and to everyone else! Thanks so much for my honorable mention ABC, much appreciated and I will display your badge with pride on my blog! Deb xo

  10. It's great to read all your comments! It seems that Autumn is a favorite time of year to craft, and it really showed in all of these beautiful projects! I hope everyone realizes when I congratulate the winners, I mean every featured project. But ALL of our entries are gorgeous fall creations, really, and we are so thankful you take the time to create and enter our challenges!

  11. Well done to everyone, such lovely work. Thanks so much for giving me an honourable mention amongst all this talent. It mean a lot. Crafty hugs xx

  12. Thanks so much for the honorable mention. :) Yay! Congrats to all. :) Can't wait to add your badge to my blog!!

  13. Congrats to all the winners!! Fabulous makes. Nicola x

  14. Wow!!! So many fabulous creations!!!
    Congratulations to the winners! :)
    Hugs. Coco xx

  15. So honored to be included in the Honorable mention group! Congrats to all the winners! Julia xx