Winners Showcase: Design & Critique "Expand Your Horizons"

Presented here are the winners of the Expand Your Horizon contest. The challenge was to make a set unlike your usual sets. A lot of the artists in this group are very diverse, so it wasn't always easy to do something different. But these 12 members did an amazing job of just knocking my socks off.
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  • rain in the city
    "In 1st place is @vervetandhowler with this amazing art piece. The layout is what struck me right off the bat, the colors draw you in and the umbrella just seems to point you in the direction to look next. Fantastic work of art!!" — justjules2332
  • Sun Kiss
    "Our 2nd place winner is @leegal57. This artist typically does fashion sets but I hope she does more art because this is fantastic. The movement from the hair, birds and feathers, the texture from the frame, the bold colors, it's all beautiful." — justjules2332
  • signal to noise
    "Our 3rd place winner is @sundaygray. WOW is the first thing I thought when I saw this. The color, design, texture, it all looks random but also carefully placed. Getting this just right is difficult but this artist made it look effortless." — justjules2332
  • Steampunk Christmas
    "In 4th place is @rumdelicious32 with a steampunk Christmas set and I LOVE this one. Taking steampunk and doing anything Christmasy with it is quite a challenge and this artist nailed it. Very well done!!" — justjules2332
  • Family portrait
    "The 5th place winner is @clairessence with a family portrait of, well I don't know who but this is one of the most clever sets I've seen in a long time. I love it!!!" — justjules2332
  • umbrella weather
    "The 7th place winner is @saynurka with an awesome umbrella themed set. I love rain scenes that toss in a lot of color and mirror images and this set does just that. Upon closer look you realize it's several different scenes in one. Wonderful!" — justjules2332
  • Reloaded......
    "In 8th place is @temitopeze with this funky set that is totally different than what this artist normally does. The color of course strikes you right off the bat, and then everything put together to make a picnic scene is just brilliant. Love it!" — justjules2332
  • Untitled #969
    "The 9th place winner is @lovetodrinktea wtih a piece of art that I would gladly hang on my wall. I love the subdued colors as well as all the tidbits she manages to meld together perfectly." — justjules2332
  • Indiana Heartbeat
    "Our 10th place winner is @groovyhippychick with a fantastic fashion set, with a true twist of artistry. I love vertical sets, and this one is perfect. The outfit is amazing, then add the fine touches and you truly have a work of art." — justjules2332
  • All seasons....
    "Our 11th place winner is @shellfish-suzie with this adorable calendar set. I love the colors and the literal movement in the set; the hat, the skirt, the leaves, all added a ton of visual interest. I still see new things when I look at the set." — justjules2332
  • Pearls for Sunday
    "In 12th place is @hobitanija with this lovely and quaint interior/exterior set. What I especially liked was the sheers blowing in the wind. There is an eclectic "mess" of things here that ALL work together perfectly. My kind of beach house." — justjules2332

6 comments

lovetodrinktea
Wrote one year ago
Thank you sweet Jules! What an incredible collection and what an honor to be included! I love each of the descriptions you added to the sets. You have a gift with words and an eye for details I might have otherwise missed, which is why I loved reading each word you wrote as I viewed the sets! xox
 
Each of these sets are amazing! Good job everyone!

shellfish-suzie
Wrote one year ago
I thank you so much for your inclusion of my set and your wonderful commetns!!

justjules2332
Wrote one year ago
You all are so sweet, thank you so so much for making this group a success and for keeping it alive. I so appreciate you all entering the contests and doing such amazing work. You are all to be commended... @village-poet, @bamaannie, @vervetandhowler and @rumdelicious32!

rumdelicious32
Wrote one year ago
Thank you so much! @justjules2332

vervetandhowler
Wrote one year ago
Thank you again ..great sets here! Am humbled

bamaannie
Wrote one year ago
amazing entries!!

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