Intrigue by Design: the Contest Entries!
September 22nd, 2011

The entries are in! I am blown away by all the creativity and talent exhibited here. There is quite a range of Garden Intrigue products from which to choose, from flip flips to iPhone covers to multi-purpose designs for use on a wide range of items.

Thanks so much to everyone who entered!

Here’s the drill: Vote for your top three in order of preference in the Comments section below. Voting will be open through Monday, September 26. I’ll tally up the votes and announce the winners next Tuesday, September 27. One judge will be chosen at random to receive an ARC of The Garden Intrigue.

Happy voting!

1.

The front reads: I Pink Because I Care. Breast Cancer Awareness.

2.

A design for use on many things.

3.

The back reads: What would you do for a secret garden rendezvous?

4.

5.

6.

The front reads: This Summer Only! Augustus Whittlesby Presents “The Princess of the Pulchritudinous Toes”. Where? Malmaison. When? Nightly. (Times subject to change based on alcoholic consumption, presence of Muses, and levels of frustration with certain American women.)

7.

8.

9.

The front reads: “Alas!” she cried, “I spy a sail/ Hard-by on the wine dark sea./ I know not what it is or bides,/ But I fear it comes for me!” —Augustus Whittlesby, The Perils of the Pulchritudinous Princess of the Azure Toes, Canto XII, 14–17

10.

11.

The text reads: The Pink Carnation Series. The Garden Intrigue. 2012.

12.

13.

The text reads: Roses are Red, Carnations are Pink, which new flowery spy, will thwart Bonaparte with a wink?

14.

The text reads: Garden Intrigue: Keeping the mystery and our women alive.

15.

A design for use on many things.

16.

A design for use on many things.

17.

A button. (And a close-up of the design.)

18.

19.

20.

A mouse pad. The text reads: “That once in Triton’s court did dwell / And ring a nasty watery knell, / With a clangety clang and an awesome—” “Yell? Knell? Mell?” “No more! My sensitive soul can endure no further interruptions! The Muse has fled.” Augustus & Emma.

21.

22.

The front reads: What happens in the garden…. Doesn’t always stay in the garden.

23.

The charms are tied to the bracelets with the pink ribbon.

24.

A bumper sticker/bookmark.

25.

A design for use on many things.

26.

A design for use on many things.

27.

28.

The text reads: Princess of the Azure Toes.

29.



227 Responses to “Intrigue by Design: the Contest Entries!”

  1. Kristen A. says:

    In order:

    #2
    #24
    #4

  2. Christine says:

    This is why I don’t enter these artistic contests anymore – I’m way out of my
    league!

    26
    3
    19

  3. Laura M says:

    hmmm….
    #1 11
    #2 19
    #3 1

  4. NikkiB says:

    #22
    #9
    #3
    They were awesome!

  5. AngelB says:

    18
    8
    and if 25 could be pink….

  6. Rebecca C. says:

    18
    19
    1

  7. Okivision says:

    1
    11
    19

  8. Melody says:

    They all look lovely!

    18
    19
    21

  9. Delaney D says:

    10,18,19!

  10. Elizabeth says:

    10, 18, and 19 as well for me!

    They’re all so good!

  11. RMueller says:

    1
    19
    11

  12. Maggie says:

    I’d like to vote for

    6
    4
    and 10

    phew! That was hard to choose!

  13. Renee says:

    #1, 7, and 6

    Love the ones that tie in the breast cancer awareness!

  14. Vizelle says:

    Can we cast a vote if we entered the contest? If so, then:
    18
    8
    6
    So many great entries!

  15. Jessica Mac says:

    #17
    #19
    #18

  16. Georgia says:

    20 – I love the quote on the mouse pad!
    26
    25

  17. Constance Villalvazo says:

    #18 extremely elegant
    #2
    #4

  18. Jennifer says:

    All lovely entries!

    Here’s my vote:

    #16, #18, #24

  19. Ellen says:

    26
    22
    3

    but they could just as easily be in any order! Great designs, hard choices!

  20. Jessica S. says:

    5
    18
    10

  21. Katie says:

    Lots to choose from! I vote for #8, #23 and #20.

    Thanks for the fun contest!

  22. Bridget Erin says:

    Such a hard decision! My picks are:

    13
    9
    18

  23. Nancy says:

    12, 18, 11

  24. SusanN says:

    10
    1
    8

    But they’re ALL winners! Wow.

  25. Suesan says:

    17, 18 and 21 are my favorites.

  26. Chartreuse says:

    #22
    #20
    #9

  27. Amy says:

    Hard to choose just three!

    #18
    #8
    #20

    Great job everyone!

  28. Joanne M. says:

    They’re all wonderful!

    7, 9, & 6

  29. Amy says:

    17!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  30. Megan says:

    #17
    #19
    #11

  31. Samra says:

    #1 6.
    #2 22.
    #3 13.

    But they are ALL absolutely delightful because now I can’t wait to read the book!!!

  32. Herobizkit says:

    16, 18, 4

  33. Catie says:

    6
    22
    24

    Thanks for the great contest!

  34. Sabrina says:

    #17
    #4
    #7
    Who doesn’t love a good button or cell phone design? :)

  35. Sarah says:

    #17
    #20
    #21

  36. Kayse says:

    1. #18
    2. #19
    3. #8

  37. Steph says:

    #11
    #9
    #6

  38. Brenda says:

    My votes go as follows:

    First to 7
    second to 11
    and third to 20.

    Thanks for letting us see them. They are great.

  39. Samantha says:

    Some wonderful entries! My Votes:

    1) 10
    2) 3
    3) 1

  40. Rachel Adrianna says:

    9
    19
    20

    great job, all :)

  41. Susan says:

    These were all so clever and creative!
    I’ll go with my initial reactions and vote for
    #11
    #7
    #1

  42. Celeste says:

    #14
    #24
    #8

  43. Emily says:

    # 19

    # 9

    # 1

  44. Peggy says:

    #17
    #12
    #5

  45. Rita says:

    1. Six
    2. Ten
    3. Eleven

  46. Sandra says:

    #17
    #24
    #2

  47. gillian says:

    Oh, so hard to choose just three!
    In order:
    #23
    #26
    #19

  48. Kimberlee says:

    #17
    #17
    #17

    Ummm … it’s just darling and by far the most creative item, yet!! Really dig it.

  49. #17 says:

    In case anybody is wondering, the writing on the #17 says, “Emma Delagardie, Grand Inquisitor for Poetic Excellence” and the design could be used on ANY item and still look amazing. :)

  50. Amanda says:

    #17
    #17
    #17

  51. Sheila says:

    What a great selection !
    1
    23
    22

  52. Marianna says:

    #10
    #14
    #17

  53. Rebecca says:

    1. 10
    2. 6
    3. 18

  54. Andrea says:

    # 6
    # 2
    # 21

  55. Jessica says:

    20
    6
    18

  56. Daniel Robertson says:

    first – # 6 second – # 2 third – # 20

  57. Paul says:

    I vote for #6!

  58. Dorene Welch says:

    1– #13
    2– #28
    3– #24

  59. leslie says:

    So creative! Every item is great!
    #11
    #19
    #4
    I’m a beach girl, I love coffee and I can always use another carrier bag.
    Good luck to all entries!

  60. Mary says:

    All are great but I’m partial to a bag…
    6
    8
    10

  61. Lauren says:

    So many choices!! I think I will go with #6, #8, and #10. Best of luck to all the creative peeps that came up with something!

  62. Catherine says:

    #19
    18
    13

  63. Wes Christensen says:

    #17
    #1
    #11

    Great job all!

  64. Julie says:

    #16 is my fav! #24 and #22 are awesome too!

  65. Céline says:

    Really, people, you’re so talented! All the designs are so amazing, it’s hard to pick just three!
    But here is my winning trio:
    #17
    #24
    #13

    But really… sooooo much talent in this post!! :)

  66. Rebecca says:

    #17 is cute, then I would say #8, then lastly #18

  67. Christian says:

    I think #17 is rad. #2 is not bad

  68. Holly says:

    #17
    #24
    #17

  69. Rebecca says:

    #24
    #7
    #6

  70. Kristy says:

    # 23
    # 24
    # 22

    I think these are clever.

  71. Meredith A says:

    #26
    #28
    #17
    You can tell everyone had a lot of fun with the entries.. All of them are great!

  72. Barb says:

    #19
    #28
    #27

  73. Sam says:

    I vote for…

    #19
    #28
    #15

  74. Colleen says:

    #6 – Excellent

  75. Jane says:

    #4
    #15
    #22

  76. Alexandra says:

    Nice work, everyone!

    18
    19
    12

  77. countrydelites says:

    Ok, my choices are:

    1. 1
    2. 8
    3. 18

  78. Rachel R says:

    #1
    #18
    #6

    Wow, these are all so pretty!

  79. Lauren says:

    My vote…

    #17
    #18
    #8

  80. sania says:

    5
    11
    28

    This was tough, there were so many cute designs!

  81. Katy says:

    #17!!!!!!!! :)

  82. Colette says:

    Number Three!

  83. Cassandra says:

    Such great jobs, that it is hard to choose. Sort of glad work consumed all my time to give me an excuse to not have been able to do something.
    My picks:
    6
    28
    17
    Bonne chance!!!

  84. JoAnn says:

    #1
    #10
    #27
    Hats off to all the entries!

  85. Elizabeth says:

    #11
    #1
    #19

  86. Donna says:

    #11 is so adorable! Who would’ve thought of flipflops! “I flip for pink”, too!

  87. Am7 says:

    1. #20
    2. #6
    3. #28

    These are all amazing! Feel proud.

  88. Ginger says:

    1
    11
    20

    Bravo to all who put their creativity to the wheel – nicely done!

  89. Lauren Ashley says:

    #6
    #18
    #19

    Can’t wait to see the winners they’re all so good!

  90. Elizabeth P says:

    13
    3
    16

  91. Kathi says:

    11 flip flops – great idea
    20
    24

  92. Meredith says:

    Number 3!

  93. mccai says:

    #1! They are all amazing though.

  94. JPM says:

    I vote for:

    11

    12

    28

  95. Beckie says:

    Number #11!
    I wish I had those at the beginning of summer!

  96. Linda says:

    10, 12, 16

  97. Rebecca B says:

    #17
    #1
    #7

  98. Nicola (number 15) says:

    Although it’s very tempting to vote for myself, I can see that I’ve easily been outclassed here! Some amazing designs :O

    #9
    #20
    #28

    thanks for hosting the competition, Lauren! :)

  99. Jen says:

    #17 is the best!love it

  100. renee says:

    Such a fun contest!

    17
    12
    8

    Great job

  101. Sheila K. says:

    1. #10
    2 #8
    3. #13

  102. Courtney says:

    Obviously #17.

  103. Ellen M. says:

    1, 11, 19

  104. Bess says:

    I like:

    # 1
    # 22
    # 26

    So much creativity.

  105. jordyn says:

    17 is my favorite by far! so cute and versatile

  106. Melody Burns says:

    The response is amazing!
    #11
    #19
    #7

  107. SusanN says:

    Oooh, I didn’t see those terrific sneaks (#28) when I first voted. I’d love to wear them for real!

  108. Virginia says:

    I had to scroll through a couple times before I was confident in my vote, which is:

    #13
    #24
    #8

  109. Candace says:

    So many good options. I’m going with:
    28
    6
    10

  110. Dawn says:

    So many good options! My vote:
    1) 10
    2) 5
    3) 11

  111. Robert says:

    #14
    #18
    #1

  112. Rachael says:

    #14
    #1
    #24

  113. Theresa says:

    All cool:
    1: #6
    2: #8
    3: #22

  114. Jessica C says:

    #19 – because I love coffee (nothing better than sipping coffee on the tram ride to work in the morning!)

    #28 (such a clever idea!)

    #6

  115. Val S says:

    #8
    #20
    #18

  116. Natasha M. says:

    #28
    #18
    #1

    great designs! so very creative :)

  117. jeffrey says:

    I’m simply blown away by the creativity displayed here! Where do you get the time for all of this? I like…..
    #10
    #22
    #24

  118. Billie says:

    11
    23
    27

  119. Carolyn says:

    11
    8
    17

  120. Erin G says:

    13
    10
    4

    Honorable Mention: 28

  121. Sam says:

    19! its so cute!

  122. Roman says:

    11- perfect

  123. Melissa says:

    # 17 by far!

  124. Lissa says:

    #17 is so cute! Love it!

  125. Sandra says:

    1. 19
    2. 23
    3. 18

  126. Blossom says:

    1. 19
    2. 23
    3. 21

    19 is so cute. I want one!!!

  127. Alice says:

    1. #22
    2. #29
    3. #21

  128. Sarah L. says:

    19 is awesome! I would definitely buy that!

    And I guess if I have to choose more. I would go with 12 and 5.

    Great choices though!

  129. BWL says:

    19 – who doesn’t need something cute to drink their coffee from? Me me me!

  130. Bethany says:

    28
    13
    9

  131. Stephanie LP says:

    4
    8
    10

    and honorable mention to 7!

  132. Catherine R. says:

    4
    18
    22

  133. Fran says:

    19
    8
    29

    Very creative entries!

  134. Andrea Leone says:

    #4 & #23

  135. amber says:

    17 is my favorite! so so cute.

    4 and 23 are cute too.

  136. Caleigh says:

    11!! I love me some flip flops!

  137. Mina says:

    It’s takin’ me so long to decide! Congrats to everyone on a job well done.

    11
    18
    28

  138. Nicole says:

    11 – soo cute!

  139. Janelle says:

    11 – i love the flip flops!!!
    12
    23!!

  140. Becca says:

    11!!!! I love wearing flip flops

  141. Lauren D. says:

    18
    6
    11

  142. Janine says:

    18
    19
    11

  143. Mackenzie says:

    #17
    #5
    #28

  144. Emily says:

    #19
    #22
    #28

  145. serena says:

    18, 27 and 21. 18 is my absolute favourite.

  146. Kristin says:

    18, 19 and 28.

  147. Michael says:

    #18
    #28
    #14

    Thanks! : )

  148. Hilary says:

    #18
    #8
    #28

  149. Laura says:

    19 is definitely my favorite! 18 and 21 are my second and third choices :)

  150. Francy says:

    19!!!! Love it

  151. Barbara says:

    6
    10
    11

  152. Roman says:

    11 is such a good idea!
    28
    18

  153. myrtle says:

    19 is definitely the cutest, I want one for my tea!! 18 and 23 are my other favorites.

  154. Barb says:

    wow — they are all great! (I love the mug tho’)
    1 — 19
    2 — 23
    3 — 28

  155. Cindy says:

    Who doesn’t like to read a great book with a great cup of coffee – so my #1 vote is for coffee mug —

    #1 = 19

    #2 = 12

    #3 = 20

  156. Nancy says:

    i was having computer issues when I try to vote earlier but here it is since I do not see it

    12
    18
    8

  157. esmerelda says:

    #19 is by far the best. I would love to add it to my collection!! I like 21 second and 23 third. Good luck everybody!!

  158. Maggie says:

    I’m a summer girl at heart! 11, 18, 29

  159. FV says:

    #1 – 18
    #2 – 9
    #3 – 10

  160. brad says:

    17!!!!!!!!!!!

  161. Effie says:

    11, 4, 21

  162. Olivia says:

    18, 19, 21

  163. Sammie says:

    I flip for pink too too!!
    11, 3, 28

  164. Imogen says:

    #19 – wow!
    #21
    #23

  165. Riene says:

    18-
    11
    28

  166. Ace Foulds says:

    I like:
    6, 19, 21.

  167. Sheila says:

    All Great but I take
    # 21
    # 13
    # 11

  168. Sheila says:

    I take
    # 21
    # 13
    # 11

  169. Ashley says:

    Picking my top three was tough!
    #23
    #6
    #20

  170. Elizabeth Constantino says:

    8, 18,12

  171. Elissa says:

    6
    13
    26

    I love these contests. Y’all are so inventive!

  172. Shenandoah Strojek says:

    #6
    #13
    #14

    they are all awesome!! wish i’d could’ve designed something too-but alas I ran out of time. But everyone did a fantastic job!

  173. Angie says:

    Wow! I`m rubbish at this kind of creativity so I didn`t make an attempt but I`m so impressed with all of these! SO fun :)
    1
    6
    19….
    (if I have to choose!)

  174. Manon says:

    1. #18, 2. #7, 3. #12

  175. Sarah says:

    My votes go to:

    1) 6
    2) 19
    3) 18

    So hard to choose! I love the options!

  176. Marissa says:

    #13
    #23
    #19
    So many fun products!

  177. anya says:

    6,13,24
    This is so awesome!!

  178. Khristina says:

    19
    18
    23

    Great contest


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