Black Heart Anti-Valentines Day Contest – v 2.0!

[14 Jan 2009 | By | 75 Comment(s) | 28,080 views ]

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It’s time! The second annual Dabbled Black Heart Anti-Valentines Day Contest is here!
If you remember last years, it was a ton of fun. (Check out last year’s entries here, and winners, here!)

The Rules:

Quite Simple: The theme is anti-valentines. Something a bit darker/creepier than you average valentine project–or however you interpret “Anti-Valentine”. Illustrations or any sort of food or craft project welcome. Tutorials and How-to’s are encouraged! Simply create your offering, and either post the link to it as a comment on this post (if you don’t mind others seeing it), or email it to me at holiday[at]Dabbled[dot]org (if you prefer secrecy!)- please put “Black Heart Contest” in the header of your email. And show off your stuff on flickr by adding it to the dabbled group pool.

You can enter more than once, but only 1 of your entries can win (i.e. the same person can’t win 1st and 2nd place)

The Time Frame:

Entries must be received by 11:oo PM Eastern US time on Feb 12.

The Prizes:
The coolest stuff will be featured on Dabbled.org, linking back to all your other equally cool stuff if you provide a website. And the *top* winners will receive other prizes (Go See the Prizes HERE!) which have been donated by our Sponsors. And of course “I’m a Winner” buttons for your blogs/websites.

How will the winners be chosen? Well, we have 3 lovely and talented judges who’ll be weighing in!

Spread the word! Last year’s was a blast, and we had so much cool stuff, so let’s get even more creative people involved this time :) If you’ve got a blog or participate in a message board, add a button (below) or post a link back to this post.

Just copy and paste this HTML to add this button!

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75 Comment(s) »

  • Crafting with Cat Hair [] :

    Love, love, love the button!

    You know I’m in. I already know what I am going to make, and it’s ’80s themed. :)

  • Lemongrass Studio [] :

    Can the item be for sale while the contest is going on? Sorry if this is a stupid question, I’ve never entered anything before!

  • Dot [] :

    Yes, it’s fine to enter something that’s currently for sale. We’re pretty casual around here! I’d prefer for the link to be to your blog or flickr or soemthing, rather than an etsy shop, but if that’s all you have, that’s ok too.

    THanks for playing!
    dot

  • Lemongrass Studio [] :

    Am I the first entry? Rock on, probably the first time ever that I’m on time! My project is complete! You can view my entry at
    http://picasaweb.google.com/alisonamaurer under the dabbled folder!

    Thanks and good luck to everyone!

    Alison
    http://www.lemongrassstudio.etsy.com
    http://www.lemongrasslove.blogspot.com

  • Lemongrass Studio [] :

    Am I the first entry? Rock on, probably the first time ever that I’m on time! My project is complete! You can view my entry at
    http://picasaweb.google.com/alisonamaurer under the dabbled folder!

    Thanks and good luck to everyone!

    Alison
    http://www.lemongrassstudio.etsy.com
    http://www.lemongrasslove.blogspot.com

  • vintagepix [] :

    I’m not even sure how I stumbled across your blog or this contest but it’s right up my alley. Here’s my black heart pin cushion:
    http://vintagepix42.blogspot.com/2009/01/anti-valentine-contest.html

    Cheers,
    Carolyn

  • Angela Raincatcher [] :

    This is such a fun idea! I’d like to enter my “Love Lost” necklace:

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/ninthraven/3212794682/
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/ninthraven/3212794644/
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/ninthraven/3211949109/

    Angela
    http://www.nineravens.com

  • rubygirl [] :

    I would love to enter my “Mended Heart” Pendant!
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/rubygirlcreations/2219352410/

  • mara [] :

    Here is my entry:

    http://kleiosbelly.wordpress.com/2009/01/27/the-anti-valentine/

    Thanks for the inspiration!

  • DeadmansLog [] :

    Oh sure, why not, Dot. I’ll participate. My heart necklace, plus a bloody red printable:
    http://creepycupcakes.blogspot.com/2008/12/dragging-my-heart-necklace-around.html
    http://creepycupcakes.blogspot.com/2009/01/heart-on-chain-follow-up.html

  • PterodactylPants [] :

    Here’s my entry!
    http://pterodactylpants.com/?p=604
    I Heart Maggots!

  • Katie [] :

    I’m in:
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/blackstarjewelry/3235830543/

    I just did a ‘Black Heart’ treasury on Etsy last week~

  • Chris [] :

    neato!

  • Cindy Shepard [] :

    This is the best…I read about the contest at Lisa Vollrath’s site Go Make Something…..so ….here are my entries…there are two pieces.
    http://cyndali.blogspot.com

  • Rosie [] :

    This was so much fun! My family think I’m twisted, but I just enjoyed myself so much… thanks for the inspiration and for encouraging the creepy side of me!! Here’s my entry:

    http://alteredartandstuff.wordpress.com/2009/01/31/anti-valentines-day-contest/

  • Perrin [] :

    Thanks so much for hosting this contest!

    Here is my entry: Pom Pom Serial Killers
    http://paperclipsandplaypens.com/?p=114

  • dee [] :

    Great idea! Here’s my entry, a bitter candy hearts bracelet:

    http://www.ilovefatcats.com/shop/valBr.html

  • Crafting with Cat Hair [] :

    I finally finished my entry: “Kiss Me Deadly” felt poisoned lipstick with embroidered evidence tag.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/craftycarolinagirl/3245126161/

  • shouldbenapping [] (elsewhere) discussed this :

    Craftters: Black Heart Anti-Valentine’s Contest @DotatDabbled’s blog http://tinyurl.com/9l27c5

  • Cathy [] :

    I’ve created an ATC for contest. Check it out on my blog: http://manilateastains.blogspot.com/2009/02/anti-valentine-contest.html

  • josh pincus is crying [] :

    Here’s mine….
    Black Heart Contest

  • Holiday Queen [] :

    Here ya go!
    http://theholidayqueen.blogspot.com/2009/01/unrequited-love.html

  • Dot [] :

    Here’s a corrected link for the Bitter Hearts bracelet:
    http://www.ilovefatcats.com/shop/valBr.html

  • Dot [] :

    Making sure all entries in the dabbled flickr pool are here as well:

    From griegatlanta
    http://flickr.com/photos/grieg/3236612993/in/pool-dabbled
    “Anti Valentines Day card made from the dirt and pet hair found in my vacuum.”

  • Dot [] :

    Making sure all entries in the dabbled flickr pool are here as well:

    http://flickr.com/photos/36318055@N00/3235414118/in/pool-dabbled

    Anti-Valentine Dotee Doll : I tore my heart out for you, from byxanthe

  • Samwise [] :

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/35172393@N07/3261394042/

    My Entry ^^^^

  • Peach Street ~ Jamie [] :

    This is the greatest contest! Here are my entries…the first one created just for this contest:

    http://peachstreet.blogspot.com/2009/02/my-anti-valentines-day-contest-entry.html

    And the other just because she belongs:

    http://peachstreet.blogspot.com/2009/01/oh-bessie-whatd-you-expect.html

    Thanks!
    Jamie

  • butwhymommy [] :

    Here’s my entry:

    http://juniperandcoffee.blogspot.com/2009/02/day-35-and-36-it-was-bound-to-happen.html

    A pic of the finished piece is about halfway down.

  • Misty's Creations [] :

    This is my entry in the anti-valentine contest. In the end we must have love but…you really can get bruised and broken along the way!
    Black Heart Contest!
    Misty

  • Dot [] :

    Misty forgot to link her’s — here’s the URL:
    http://realitysuckspeanutbutter.blogspot.com/2009/02/broken-heart.html

  • fluffnstuff [] :

    I had posted my pic on thing-a-day.com, and was sent a comment to enter your anti-valentines day.. so here I am. I posted “my valentine design” on your flicker. my blog is http://www.fluffnstuffblog.blogspot.com .
    thanks this is fun !!

  • Dot [] :

    Direct Link to fluffnstuff’s entry: http://fluffnstuffblog.blogspot.com/2009/02/thing-day-8.html

    Because I love my judges.

  • Dot [] :

    Entry via Email:

    Here is my entry.
    She is an art doll I created. Her name is “Boo” – a self portrait of sorts.
    She has offered up her heart to someone undeserving and seems to have no use for it anymore.

    http://flickr.com/photos/dorsner/3269536318/in/pool-dabbled

    Thank you!

    Tracey J.
    Wadsworth~Noll Studio
    Emmaus, PA

    http://www.wadsworthnollstudio.blogspot.com

  • Jeanne [] :

    Here’s my entry. Love this contest!

    http://wildwoodsartstudio.blogspot.com/2009/02/anti-valentines-day-contest-v-20.html

  • Meg [] :

    Here is my entry: An Anti-Valentine card inspired by a friend who had a break-up last week.

    http://www.megacrafty.com/2009/02/missed-it-by-that-much-my-anti.html

  • Lova Revolutionary [] :

    Here’s a bruised heart for V-day!

    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=20210914

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    RT @DotatDabbled: Tomorrow is the last day to get in your Anti-Valentines Day Art/Craft/Food entry! http://tinyurl.com/9l27c5

  • SarahSM [] (elsewhere) discussed this :

    RT @DotatDabbled Tomorrow is the last day to get in your Anti-Valentines Day Art/Craft/Food entry! http://short.to/w8m Spread the word …

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    RT @DotatDabbled Tomorrow is the last day to get in your Anti-Valentines Day Art/Craft/Food entry! http://tinyurl.com/9127c5 Spread the word

  • Pepper [] :

    love the comp, here’s my entry
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/pepperstitches/3274245260/

    i’m planning to bunker down on v day with johnny depp movies and not a soppy song in sight!

  • Pepper [] :

    aah just another pic of my entry!

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/pepperstitches/3273423235/in/photostream/

  • Mealy Monster Land [] :

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/27878130@N03/3178095479/

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/27878130@N03/3152979316/in/set-72157613048676999/

    here are my two entries, how fun is this!

  • Mealy Monster Land [] :

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/27878130@N03/3178095479/

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/27878130@N03/3152979316/in/set-72157613048676999/

    here are my two entries, how fun is this!

  • Glassgrrl Studios [] :

    One of my favorite things, dark, un-sweet hearts!
    This piece is going to a gallery fundraising auction, but if it doesn’t scream “Anti-Valentines” I don’t know what does. ;)
    http://clarissasharp.blogspot.com/

  • Pamela [] :

    I love these “not your average” Valentines Ecards from Skwibble – http://skwibble.blogspot.com/2009/01/skwibble-not-your-average-valentines.html
    :)

  • Nothinglikeit [] :

    OK, My Blog post from a week ago definitely qualifies for Anti-VD!

    Click here for blog post

    I’ll add the picture to the FLICKR group as well!

    Robin

  • linda [] :

    Here is the link to a wallpaper image I made that is a bit darker of a valentine… http://www.justgraphic.com/graphic/iheartyoufull.gif

    You can also read about the process from cute to dark on my blog http://www.backtopaper.com/?p=207

    Thanks for a great contest!

  • sketched out [] :

    Nothing like waiting until the last minute. I would have loved to have gone much darker, but ran out of time, so here is something I had handy. Wanted to join in the fun!

    http://sketchedout.wordpress.com/2009/02/12/catpid/

  • 3rdEyeMuse [] :

    I think I may have made the deadline by the skin of my teeth … fingers crossed. here’s the link to my post:

    http://3rdeyemuse.blogspot.com/2009/02/anti-v-day-contest-entry.html

    thanks! ~M~

    ps – glad so many showed up and played. :)

  • Dot [] :

    Via email:
    Hi there!

    It’s been so much fun, acquainting myself to you through your
    blog. Love your aesthetic and your crafty eye.

    I’m throwing my hat into the the ring for the “Dabbled Black Heart
    Anti-Valentines Day Contest”.

    This time last year, I was doing a series of live readings in Los
    Angeles. I was reading aloud exerpts from my actual teenaged
    diaries (which I kept, daily, from age 13 to age 18). I
    entertained the audiences mostly by reading things I wrote about
    “Dane”, the boy on whom I had a monumental, all-consuming, FOUR
    YEAR CRUSH. He (perhaps predictably) treated me with cool
    indifference, for the most part.

    It’s a deeply vulnerable thing to read my diaries, and so, for the
    Valentine’s show, I wanted to give out something to audience
    members that would match the tone of cringing embarrassment and
    honesty that my readings gave me.

    I scanned vintage valentines and images (some from my collection,
    some from flickr) and put my own spin on the captions. I tried to
    make them a little bitter, a little overly honest, maybe a little
    needy, but not without a small amount of whimsy.

    You can see a small selection here:
    http://beckyhaycox.com/graphicprojects/haycoxvalentinemontage.jpg

    Becky
    http://www.beckyhaycox.com/hamblog

  • Dot [] :

    via email:
    Greetings! Was wondering around blogs and found your Anti-Valentines contest. So I thought, hey I've done some anti-valentines stuff this year I should go ahead and throw myself under the creative bus and see what happens.
    I just started working with MDF 1/01/09 and making some mix media wall hangings, which is what I'm submitting. Little nervous since I've never entered in anything or really shown my work but away we go…

    http://starrevolution.net/images/art/LoveBites.jpg

    http://starrevolution.net/images/art/tornHeart.jpg
    http://starrevolution.net/images/art/tornDetail.jpg

    http://www.starrevolution.net/images/art/brokenHeart.jpg

    http://www.starrevolution.net/images/art/scaredHeart.jpg

    http://starrevolution.net/images/art/crazyHeart.jpg

    I did forgot to enter some different ones that aren't MDF, hope that's still ok. I tend to dabble, no pun intended, in all kinds of art forms so I have a few. And darn it I wanna win something hahaha.

    http://www.starrevolution.net/images/art/WhatAMess.jpg
    (which is actually where I got the "crazyHeart" MDF shape from, yes that is neither here nor there)

    http://www.starrevolution.net/images/art/lester.jpg
    (This is my friend Lester, all he wants is to give you his heart! Also all the white is glow-in-the-dark but it's super hard to get a picture of that.)

    http://www.starrevolution.net/images/art/HeartYou.jpg
    (What can I say I hate the <3 sign)

  • Dot [] :

    via email:
    From: Liaison

    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=20571081

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