Monday, October 18, 2010

CONTEST: Grave Witch in the wild!

A week or so ago I inquired whether you guys would be interested in a photo contest with the prize being a custom made Grave Witch bookmark. The response was enthusiastic, so I went in search of the perfect charms. Considering it is nearly Halloween, I thought now would be the ideal time of year to find charms that would tie-in with Grave Witch. Apparently I was wrong. I scoured every craft store and Halloween shop I could find with absolutely no luck. I nearly gave up the search and considered making the charms myself (because I need yet another hobby and everyone wants me learning to carve soapstone instead of writing, right? yeah, no.) Luckily, in a shop I never would have guessed would carry charms, I found the cute little tombstone and ghost that are now on the bookmarks.

These were designed and hand beaded by me. I chose the black and silver with just a splash of red color scheme to mimic the cover of the book. Both bookmarks feature gauzy black ribbon, a silver toned charm, and Swarovski crystals. I'm currently working on the possibility of embroidering the book title on the ribbon, but I have to touch base with a friend to see if her machine could do it, so the final product may or may not feature that (but I really hope it will!) The ghost bookmark has a total of nine Swarovski crystals including a 10mm Siam heart. The tombstone bookmark includes magnetic hematite and a brilliant glass bead as well as a gunsmoke-colored chain and hand-shaped wire.

So, what do you think? Do you want to win one of these limited edition Grave Witch bookmarks?




Here are the contest details:
Contest name: Grave Witch in the wild!
How to enter: Take a picture of yourself, your friends, your children, your pets, your plants--whoever--reading GRAVE WITCH. (If you have an electric copy, just take a picture with your ereader displaying the cover or title page.) Upload the picture somewhere like facebook, twit pic, yfrog, flicker, photobucket, your blog, or anywhere else you can post a picture on the web, and then add a link to the comments of this thread. (Limit one entry per copy of the book, please)
How winners will be chosen: There will be two (2) winners. A panel of judges (aka friends and family I can rope into the job) will choose finalists out of the submitted photos. Those finalists will then be posted on the blog and a poll will be opened for the public to vote on their favorite picture. (Funny, cute, and/or clever pictures probably stand the highest chance in a public forum.) A second winner will be chosen at random from amongst all entries (not just finalists) by a random number generator.
Who can enter: Anyone who is willing to take a picture with the book. I'll ship anywhere that customs won't stop the bookmark from entering the country.
Entry Deadline: Monday, November, 1st at 11:59 pm. I'll announce finalist's later that week, and will announce both winners once voting has finished.

Sound easy? Sound fun? I hope so.

I can't wait to see the pictures!



(**by entering the contest you grant me the right to repost your submitted photo on the website and blog. The winner chosen on the public forum will have first choice between the two bookmarks.)

7 comments:

NL Berger said...
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NL Berger said...

http://twitpic.com/2vtzo3

Okay, she's not exactly *reading* Grave Witch in this picture, but she's only one month old...

Charleydog said...

Please enter my name in the giveaway for the book. Thanks!

pboylecharley AT hotmail DOT com

ASchilling said...

Loved the book... Hope we don't have to wait too long to see Alex again.

http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=96899&id=1527694923&l=5baa59a243

Dawn said...

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1422849261373&set=a.1422849221372.2055764.1536962047&ref=fbx_album

Can't wait!!!

Dawn

Dawn said...

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1422849261373&set=a.1422849221372.2055764.1536962047&ref=fbx_album

I don't think the last link was correct...

Thanks, Dawn

Kt said...

Here is my "Witch" reading Grave Witch ;)

http://i111.photobucket.com/albums/n126/liddlshortydemon/DSCF2528a.jpg