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Monthly Food Challenge

Journal Entry: Tue Jun 3, 2014, 11:05 AM
Monthly Food Challenge
A three month premium membership will be awarded to one of the semi-sweeties members that participate in the challenge.

We have been running these challenges for three years now, we have to keep them challenging! So this time we’re shaking things a little: instead of randomly picking a winner from the participant pool, we’re going to pick the entry that makes the most creative use of the theme. Even if your crafting skills aren’t the best, but you had a great idea and were able to transmit it, you have a chance to win the 3 months subscription!


Theme of the month: Berries

For those of us in the northern hemisphere summer is almost here, the fruits are ripping all around! And if you’re in the southern hemisphere, you probably miss the colorful look of a meadow full of berries, so we hope this challenge will please everyone ;)

This month we’re asking you to craft something made out of berries, what kind of berries is entirely up to you. Are you a fan of strawberries? Blueberries? Blackberries? Raspberries? Cranberries? You only have two limitations: it has to be handmade out of clay and it must contain berries! Any edible fruit (real or fictitious) that includes “berry” is eligible.


Rules
**If any of these rules are ignored, you will be disqualified from winning the prize**
  • Participants have to be members of semi-sweeties
  • Submissions must be entirely made by you (no bought canes or molds).
  • Only new work is accepted, submitted to DA between June 1st and 30th.
  • Items must be primarily made of clay (polymer clay, cold porcelain, air dry clay, etc - but NO silicon or resin).
  • ONE ENTRY PER MEMBER!
  • If a tutorial was used, the source must be credited.
  • You must write somewhere in the artist comment box that this is an entry for #semi-sweeties' monthly challenge + add a link to this journal.
  • Submit entries into the "Monthly Food Challenge" folder.

Deadline
The challenge closes on June 30th and the 3 month sub winner will awarded to one semi-sweeties member that in our opinion, made the most creative use of the team.

Entries




Previous challenges and winners
May
(Healthy Snacks) - margemagtoto
February (Chocolates) - fairchildart
October (Pumpkins) - Hybrid-Sheep
September (Veggies) - SteamBerry
July (Ice Cream) - LittlestSweetShop
June (Cake) - LoekazCharms
May (Drinks) - BlackCurtains 
April (Sandwiches) - FatalPotato 
March (Sushi) - gigi9900
January (Food Related Items) - JoannaInMiniLand



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#semi-sweeties

We're a group dedicated to the art and appreciation of all types of clay food. We have regular contests, a help corner, a trading spot, chat sessions and much more!
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Rules

Please follow these rules:
  1. CLAY THAT LOOKS LIKE FOOD and things directly related to food (drinks, plates, utensils etc) ONLY!!!!
  2. Only submit pieces that are made by you.
  3. Submit pieces to their proper gallery folder
  4. Props like tables, plates or cutlery accompanying clay food can be made out of any material.
  5. SILICON IS NOT CLAY; for decoden we only count the "clay food" charms in your work.
  6. Members who are found in violation of DA's copyright policy will be reported and blocked/banned from the group.
  7. Detailed rules can be found here
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Ember-Eyes Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi, I posted this question in the rules journal, but I figured I'd ask it here, too, since no response has been given yet: 

Would things made out of salt dough be accepted here? It is a type of homemade "clay" similar to air drying clay. You can bake it in an oven to speed up the drying process, too, if you don't wanna wait for it to air dry.

Let me know! :)
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kayanah Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
:iconsemi-sweeties: Sorry it took me forever to answer, I'm kind of taking care of business on my own now and I am still getting familiar with everything...and never really thought about checking if people left messages...because I was not the one taking care of those... So, sorry for the late answer.

As a rule, we're a polymer clay group and sincerely, if we added any more kind of clays we would be a little overwhelmed with work here. When I say "we" I mean "I" as of late, lol.
I am sorry, but I will have to say: no, other types of clay are not accepted. Though I thought those cookies you make with salt dough were pretty cool. :)
I hope you understand. Keep up the great work. :hug:
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Ember-Eyes Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah, okay. I just thought I'd ask because in the more comprehensive and detailed rule section, it said "We accept food made out of any kind of clay", but I didn't want to just submit without at least trying to check if it was okay first, since salt dough kinda isn't conventional clay. :) Thanks for getting back to me though! 
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kayanah Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Oh...I will have to check the rules better then (I did not write them and it's been forever since I last read them), but not until the holidays are passed.
Happy Holidays by the way! :)
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Guardiavoir Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014
Will there be an update on the June monthly food challenge soon? It's been a while. ):
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kayanah Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Hi,
It's Talty who is taking care of all things Contest, but she has been pretty busy lately.
I will write to her and see what's going on.
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Guardiavoir Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2014
Thanks!
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xFlowerstarx Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Does the food have to be big or small?
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Talty Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2014   Artisan Crafter
Any scale is fine! :D as long as it's food and clay, we love it!
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