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izza pandah. by valokilljoy :forget-me-not: - NaNoEmo 06 by a-kid-at-heart izza pandah. by valokilljoy :forget-me-not: - NaNoEmo 06 by a-kid-at-heart izza pandah. by valokilljoy :forget-me-not: - NaNoEmo 06 by a-kid-at-heart izza pandah. by valokilljoy


Roula's Flowers by KmyGraphic WELCOME to Unframed-Nature's BIG FLOWER ANNIVERSARY CONTEST Rusults:
Roula's Flowers by KmyGraphic

Welcome dearest Members, Watchers, Friends, and Supporters of Unframed-Nature, :heart:

Thank you so much for being here and joining us for the fabulous results of our "BIG Autumn FLower" Contest 2016!  This was such an absolutely lovely and gorgeous contest from beginning to end! - (my sincerely apologies for sharing the results this late, all my [your Senior Team Leader's] doing. )

:flowers: First and foremost, we as our whole group, would just LOVE to thank you for ALL of the sensational flower deliveries (entries) that were bestowed upon us for our 10th YEAR ANNIVERSARY!
Oh, were they ever so much fun to receive!

:thanks: :icongiveroseplz: :icondoublehugplz::icondoublehugplz::icondoublehugplz: :icongiveroseplz: :thanks:


We had seventy (70) entries, ALL awesome, and each one so beautiful, and truly there WERE some which were quite UNIQUE, and very CREATIVE, as were definitely mentioned for the criteria for setting one's own apart, for the specific judging criteria.  How exciting to see!
:excited:

We had some judging issues, but NOT with the judges who actually did come to judge.
Our judges did a brilliant job- I was amazed at the care they took, the way they took their criteria to heart, and the time they spent to do a compellingly impressive job, so well done!

But, mostly due to some communication issues, which I myself take on completely, we didn't have quite as many judges- and this is why, I, as your Senior Team Leader, never join ANY of the Contests (or even Themes) that we design out of our own group, and take extra great precautions in these "Big Contests" to even stay out of the voting process...

my role is the contest, itself, and then trying to encourage artists to join, and thank the members who do, but I hold myself to remain as unbiased as possible.  This is very important, just in case, I need to step in for judging for any reason.

In the case of this contest, I did step in.  My only role was called a "Secondary Judge".
What this means is, I ONLY judged on works, in which our first judges had already chosen.  In other words, I did NOT go back into the full body of entries and make my own brand new choices from ALL entries. I judged solely on works already judged on, by our judges who had come to judge, and from there we have our solid group of WINNERS!

(It is always important to me, to be honest with my members/Admins., both in general, and in the instance of this contest, about how things are handled. :aww: )

And so, without further ado,


HERE ARE OUR FANTASTIC CREATIVELY UNIQUE FLOWER WINNERS!!!

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Without further ado, here are the CONTEST results...


izza pandah. by valokilljoy :forget-me-not: - NaNoEmo 06 by a-kid-at-heart izza pandah. by valokilljoy :forget-me-not: - NaNoEmo 06 by a-kid-at-heart izza pandah. by valokilljoy :forget-me-not: - NaNoEmo 06 by a-kid-at-heart izza pandah. by valokilljoy


:icontrophyplz: OUR TOP EIGHT NINE! WINNERS :icontrophyplz:


:trophy: FIRST PLACE rosaarvensis :iconrosaarvensis: with: Bees have gone to sleep II by rosaarvensis :iconflowersplz:

More from this Artist:

Zinnias by rosaarvensis Oh summer by rosaarvensis Dawn with poplars by rosaarvensis
Yarrow in blue by rosaarvensis Wanderer by rosaarvensis Wooden house by rosaarvensis
Fragaria by rosaarvensis Years go by by rosaarvensis Half here, half there II by rosaarvensis
Bad dreams by rosaarvensis



:trophy: SECOND PLACE  cacharoth :iconcacharoth: with: Sunny 10 by cacharoth :iconflowersplz:

More from this Artist:

little snail by cacharoth tempo by cacharoth swtor varactyl babys by cacharoth
cactus bloom by cacharoth dark trees by cacharoth rough bark by cacharoth
looking at you by cacharoth wildstar land jellyfish by cacharoth swtor ice plain by cacharoth
butterfly by cacharoth


:trophy: THIRD PLACE Shadoweddancer :iconshadoweddancer:  with: Pink Azaleas by Shadoweddancer :iconflowersplz:

More from this Artist:

Under The Sea by Shadoweddancer Roundel by Shadoweddancer So Long,and Thanks for All the Fish by Shadoweddancer
Kleinoscopic by Shadoweddancer Jungle-blooms by Shadoweddancer Seahorse Carousel by Shadoweddancer
Mandy's Daffodil Garden by Shadoweddancer Still Life with Seashells by Shadoweddancer Knit Me a Fractal by Shadoweddancer
Dawn Breaks by Shadoweddancer


:trophy: FOURTH PLACE allison731 :iconallison731: with: Spring Beauty by allison731 :iconflowersplz:

More from this Artist:

Dandelion by allison731 Fly to Heaven by allison731 Blue Horizon II by allison731
Spring Beauty II by allison731 Ginger Cat by allison731 Lion Portrait II by allison731
Golden Eyes by allison731 Undersea Life by allison731 Magical Thoughts by allison731
Roses by allison731



:icontrophyplz: The FOUR FIVE RUNNERS-UP! :icontrophyplz:

In A RANDOM Order...

:trophy: RUNNER-UP ChristineDim :iconchristinedim: with: A tiny bit of spring(series) by ChristineDim :iconpoppy3plz:

More from this Artist:

Come play with us by ChristineDim:bigthumb617362676: Pumpkin field by ChristineDim
Pusheen the cat by ChristineDim How to... by ChristineDim


:trophy: RUNNER-UP  killerkrabbe :iconkillerkrabbe: with: Cycle of Life by killerkrabbe :iconpoppy3plz:

More from this Artist:

shy by killerkrabbe lynx by killerkrabbe still see you by killerkrabbe
another fish by killerkrabbe foggy by killerkrabbe


:trophy: RUNNER-UP  gustiidiaz :icongustiidiaz: with: Down Under. by gustiidiaz :iconpoppy3plz:

More from this Artist:

Let Go. by gustiidiaz Sundown at the Delta Marsh by gustiidiaz Guardians of the Forest by gustiidiaz
The Truth Is Still Out There... by gustiidiaz For one moment, be silent and listen. by gustiidiaz


:trophy: RUNNER-UP  jxsnyder :iconjxsnyder: with: Field of Lupins by jxsnyder :iconpoppy3plz:

More from this Artist:

Remnants of Last Year by jxsnyder Geranium Robertianum by jxsnyder Punch Bowl Falls - Columbia River Gorge by jxsnyder
Gates of the Valley by jxsnyder Fire In the Sky by jxsnyder


:trophy: RUNNER-UP  unikatdesign :iconunikatdesign: with: Lupine by unikatdesign :iconpoppy3plz:

More from this Artist:

Waterfall in the Catlins by unikatdesign Beautiful yellow blossoms by unikatdesign Chicken by unikatdesign
Krake by unikatdesign Dramatic sunset by unikatdesign



GIGANTIC CONGRATS to ALL NINE WINNERS!!!

:w00t: :iconlawooplz: :w00t: :iconlawooplz: :w00t:


:la: CONGRATS TO YOU ALL OF YOU, FOR YOUR WONDROUS ENTRIES, (FLOWER DELIVERIES!) :la:


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:iconfirstplaceplz: PRIZES :iconfirstplaceplz:

To see :eyes: the Wonderful LIST of VERY GENEROUS prizes offered to the above NINE Winners,
simply SCROLL to the "PRIZES" Section of the Original Contest News Article, HERE:
Our BIG Anniversary FLOWER Contest


:note: Please, be patient, in order to give proper time to notify
ALL of the prize-givers, and THEN, for each of these prize-givers to deliver their various prizes. :aww: Thank you! :thanks: :heart:

ENJOY, as your prizes begin to "roll in"! :heart:


THANK YOU TRULY MUCH TO ALL OF OUR PRIZE-GIVERS, for your EXTREMELY KIND GENEROSITY, and TIME!
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ADDITIONALLY, We really appreciate ALL INDIVIDUALS & GROUPS who PROMOTED our Contest, as well! :heart:

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izza pandah. by valokilljoy :forget-me-not: - NaNoEmo 06 by a-kid-at-heart izza pandah. by valokilljoy :forget-me-not: - NaNoEmo 06 by a-kid-at-heart izza pandah. by valokilljoy :forget-me-not: - NaNoEmo 06 by a-kid-at-heart izza pandah. by valokilljoy


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Quick Group News!

Flower Bullet (Purple) - F2U! by Drache-Lehre "May-June's TOP Sub's of Unframed-Nature & NEWS" is STILL planned for publishing! Things will be running late for a while longer yet, until... well, things get back a bit closer to our group's "regular" schedule.

Flower Bullet (Purple) - F2U! by Drache-Lehre "VOTE on TOP Submissions of JULY-AUG. 2016" will be out, Aug. 31st/Sept. 1st. *Remember our group closes during this Membership Voting periods, which happens every OTHER month- for at least a week, sometimes 8 days- unless otherwise noted.*

Flower Bullet (Purple) - F2U! by Drache-Lehre If you don't know about it yet, I'd like to take this moment to promote a special contest hosted by Fractal-Love
Founder, our very own Annissina
It's not too late- ENDS: AUGUST 31st!
Read all about it HERE:

Annissina's July Feature + New Contest

Feel free to JOIN the contest! Not a fractalist? Perhaps help to promote it, donate a feature, or a few points!


Flower Bullet (Purple) - F2U! by Drache-Lehre Believe it or not, we actually did get through MOST ALL of the Activities, from:

And we are definitely winding down...
though, there *may* be a remnant or two left, regarding a couple of activities...

I can't believe how AMAZING, that EVERYONE was!

:thanks::thanks::rose::thanks::rose::thanks::thanks:


Flower Bullet (Purple) - F2U! by Drache-Lehre We have given out, and WILL CONTINUE to give out (with the BIG CONTEST, *right here*) many points in regard to our "TEN YEAR ANNIVERSARY" ...

...to continue with ALL that we DO still have planned for the rest of this year, AND have enough to renew our SUPERGROUP STATUS for 2017, (which comes due, early DECEMBER- sooner than we think), please consider to help us out with any amount of
:points: Points:
HERE: Unframed-Nature-PTS :iconunframed-nature-pts:

MANY, MANY, thanks in Advance!

:icongiveroseplz: :community::community::community::community::community::community::community::community: :icongiveroseplz:


Once More: GREAT CONTEST ALL! :heart:

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Tea :iconteaphotography:
Senior Team Leader



 

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killerkrabbe Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2016
Congrats to the other winners! Cheerleader
It cant have been easy for the judges with all these great works :D
And thank you for voting me as runner up, that was quite the surprise to me Hug
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sesam-is-open Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2016
Congratulations to all the winners and all the members of this beautiful Group for such a beautiful Anniversary!:heart:It-is-so-beautiful by vafiehya
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ShinyHeels Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Congrats to all winners:w00t:
oh so many breathtaking works:love:
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PaMonk Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2016  Professional Artist
Congratulations to Everyone.:hug:
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Annissina Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Congratulations everyone!! :iconcheerplz: It'll probably get to September by the time I get round to give out the prizes I've promised... Please bear with me. :aww:
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TeaPhotography Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2016  Professional General Artist
Don't you worry, my dear Lily, Annissina you take the time you need, I know the ways in which you are currently busy.
And it's good to mention it, but we all understand. :cuddle:

I am just starting my personal personal prizes, and I don't know when I will finish. I had to do the group prizes first!

Thanks for your... everything, you are absolutely amazing to me! My best in all you are doing. You are awesome!
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Annissina Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much, my dear! :hug: I'll do my best. :aww:
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Deb-e-ann Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2016
Congratulations to all the winners :clap:
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TeaPhotography Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2016  Professional General Artist
Absolutely kindly of you to add your Congrats, Debbie!
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Sassy--Cat Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
A HUGE congratulations to all winners and runner ups! Truly lovely entries and beautiful gallery showcases, as well.
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TeaPhotography Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2016  Professional General Artist
So super kind of you to add your CONGRATS to the winners, Kitty dear! Thank you for your support, not just FOR our contest, but for your work ON the contest... oh believe me I know. Thank you for everything! :hug:
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unikatdesign Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2016  Professional
Thank you so much for your efforts! :)
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bergunty Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome :)
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TeaPhotography Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2016  Professional General Artist
How absolutely wonderful of you Kelly! Thank you for this, and also for working so very hard ON the contest itself! :heart:
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bergunty Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome. I know I wasn't the only one working hard on the contest, and you've worked hard with this journal (it took ages to make my much smaller journal). Big thanks to the judges who made good choices :)

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TeaPhotography Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2016  Professional General Artist
I do think the judges made good choices, and I do try to choose my judges wisely- and my criteria is well-rounded for choosing them.

Anyway, yes, well, your feature journal is JUST FINE, trust me... :nod: :heart:

and as far as creating feature journals, or news articles (as I usually seem to call them, in this case, but no matter, really...)

it really does take tons of practice.

I have been told that creating news articles is a type of art in itself- hence the contest that's been running at DevNews ... 

You do get quicker and there are lots of short cuts, etc.,

No you weren't hte only one working hard on the contest for certain, it does take a TEAM EFFORT to make anything this large even close to successful... but I did appreciate your commentary in helping members with the rules. You did that A LOT- I do notice what my various team-mates do...

I really wanted to make a goal of commenting on each entry by thanking each one for entering our contest.

I saw some of your own comments there, too...

Other people do other things, and we need those such things done, too, or *want* them done, as far as going the extra mile or step, to show our genuine appreciation for their interest in our group

Sorry for the ramble, hmm, but thanks again! ... as well as to all...
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bergunty Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks Tea :hug:

Before I forget this month I've checked the "Birds..." folder, looks fine. I do have a question regarding "Architecture" - specifically two pictures of seals on a jetty - I moved them there but I'm not sure they belong there?
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jxsnyder Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you!  :hug:
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TeaPhotography Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2016  Professional General Artist
Most assuredly! Your piece deserves to be a winning piece! :la:
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Shadoweddancer Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2016   General Artist
Wow, thanks so much for third, I am very honored!  Congratulations to all the winners, well done! lil rose by Sugaree-33
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TeaPhotography Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2016  Professional General Artist
It is wonderful to have your piece be a winner! Congrats to YOU! :iconflowersplz:
It's also lovely of you to add your congrats to the others. :aww:
:icongiveroseplz:

Other prizes are coming to you soon. :D
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Shadoweddancer Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2016   General Artist
Thanks Tea! Thank You Hug by Mirz123
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TeaPhotography Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2016  Professional General Artist
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rosaarvensis Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
:faint: I'm so happy! I didn't expect that, there were so many beautiful entries! :aww:
You made my day, thank you very much! :la: :dance:
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TeaPhotography Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2016  Professional General Artist
It is so thrilling to see you happy! CONGRATS on a work so well done! The judges did their work, and your piece scored high, reflecting a first place win! 
:la: :w00t: :boogie:
More prizes are due to roll in... so simply enjoy and have fun!
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rosaarvensis Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Cheerleader  

Thanks! :hug:
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gustiidiaz Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2016
Thank you for including my work! :happybounce: 
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TeaPhotography Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2016  Professional General Artist
Very deserving work!!  Congrats!! :w00t:
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More prizes coming soon... :aww:
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Samcatt Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2016   General Artist
some absolutely beautiful art here x
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TeaPhotography Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2016  Professional General Artist
Sam! :glomp: Thank you of course! But I miss you, and I need to catch up with you...

As you know I don't have the best memory, but I am not recalling if I mentioned that my parents had been here all 31 days of July (my bro, his wife and two girls were here the first week of July) ... and all of this alone, (especially the parents) completely took up all of my time, and away from my "usual schedule of busyness"- and I had not seen any of my family for 3 years.... (gosh I really missed by two biological nieces... wow.)

But anyway, I have more to tell you about July, and whatnot.. I thought August I would be getting back to my so-called "normal" but it is not quite happening yet. 

Anyway,  hope to chat with you soon as I can. :heart:
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Samcatt Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2016   General Artist
oh so much busy. very happy you got to see your family. we so need a big catch up
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TeaPhotography Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2016  Professional General Artist
Yes, both of us busy in different ways, and I finally saw/read your dA note and gift, and and replied to you in notes, with a bit of an update... :heart:

But yeah... I hope we will be able to get back to some more contact.
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Samcatt Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2016   General Artist
replied x
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awesome43 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow!!!!!!!!!!! What an epic journal/ feature. :eyepopping: Congratulations to all featured :clap::clap::clap: such a collection of incredibly talented artists. :nod: I am so happy you are here and active with the group again. :):):):):) Much love to you from your Mum :iconhug1plz::iconfloatingheartplz:
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TeaPhotography Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2016  Professional General Artist
Hello my dearest Mum :wave: :iconflowersplz:

I am so happy to see your comment here, it means so much to me, as your presents of presence always does! :XD: :love: :huggle:

Oh indeed, we had 70 entries, and only nine winners from those! It's been quite the event to host, (and work on for the Admin. TEAM), and judge for my judges, etc., and so on... now to dole out prizes both from the group and then from myself, personally!

I came back over a week ago for WishingWell Weekly, and THOUGHT (mistakenly) that I would be able to do WishingWell Weekly again, this week, while trying to present the results for this group, but I could not do both, and I missed WishingWell Weekly- and I had *JUST* come back after about five weeks, with all of the family and my medical stuff!

You KNOW I love to do WishingWell Weekly, but... *this* needed to be done, and I cannot multi-task two major articles at one time.  Once upon a time, I probably could have, and did, ... but those days are behind me.

Been thinking of you LOTS and I love you, too!
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awesome43 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconaawplz: I love you too and always will my sweet :heart: daughter. I am teaching myself something new and I will send you a note in a few minutes with a link and explanation etc...Much love to your from your Mum :iconfloatingheartplz:
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Troll--cat Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Aaa congrats to everyone that got a prize!
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TeaPhotography Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2016  Professional General Artist
Thank you for adding your congrats to our winners, and for your support of our group in general!
How very kind of you!
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Clu-art Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great work all!
(I am preparing the promised feature for - probably - sunday)
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TeaPhotography Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2016  Professional General Artist
I replied to this once, but it didn't go through. :hmm:
But anyway,
I told you how i appreciated you adding your support to the Winners...
and that it was fine whenever you were able to get t your feature out.
No hurries. But truly, thank you for that. :nod: :rose:
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allison731 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much. I am so happy and honored that I was chosen for fourth place. :aww: :la:
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TeaPhotography Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2016  Professional General Artist
I am thrilled for you! You've had a few features already, and... your other prizes are STILL coming! :w00t:

Your fabulous piece deserves to be one of the winners! Thank you so much for participating, and then, of course, WINNING! :la:
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allison731 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Big thank you from me for all. :rose: :heart:
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PrettyJu Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Congratulations to all the winners!
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TeaPhotography Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2016  Professional General Artist
Awww, thank you kindly for adding your congrats!
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PrettyJu Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
my pleasure !
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LewiARTs Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Congratulations to all the winners!!

Congratulation by Brigitte-Fredensborg   Clapping Emoticon by Weapons-Expert-Cool
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TeaPhotography Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2016  Professional General Artist
You are very kind to add your congrats!! :iconcatlaplz:
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