Who's up for a new challenge?

This Challenge has no particular theme to follow and allows for all Zibbeters to participate. Simply make an ACEO in any medium you want. Oil painting, acrylics, watercolors, charcoal, fabric, fiber, wood, metal, leather, anything goes. However they must be this size: 2 ½ X 3 ½ inches

Wikipedia describes an ACEO as:

Artist trading cards (or ATCs) are miniature works of art the same size as modern baseball cards or 2 ½ X 3 ½ inches (63 mm X 89 mm), small enough to fit inside standard card-collector pockets, sleeves or sheets. The ATC movement developed out of the mail art movement and has its origins in Switzerland. Cards are produced in various media, including dry media (pencils, pens, markers, etc.), wet media (watercolor, acrylic paints, etc.), paper media (in the form of collage, papercuts, found objects, etc.) or even metals or cloth. The cards are usually traded or exchanged. When sold, they are usually referred to as art card editions and originals (ACEOs).

Today April 16th starts the challenge.

You have 28 days until May 14th at midnight EST to enter.

One entry per Zibbet ID.

Five winners will be chosen by a panel of judges.

The five winners will appear in the Fantastic Five on Monday May 21st.

NEW prize: The First Place Winner will also be in the Zibbet Newsletter and become a Featured Zibbeter.

Items must be listed in your Zibbet shop for sale.

Post your item here and I will pin it to this Pinterest Board (giving your item even more exposure).


If your item sells on Zibbet before the end of the challenge it will still qualify.

If you choose to list the same item on another venue and it sells there before the end of the challenge it will be disqualified. Reason is simply because when it gets featured the link to the unlisted item won't work.


If you would like to be one of the judges, speak up here, first 4 volunteers will be accepted.

Judges may not enter the challenge.


Judges who volunteered below are:

Rhonda of Spanky Luvs Vintage 2

Rebecca of Raige Creations

Kelly of The Purple Rat

Rebecca of RWest Designs

The judges will grade the submissions using this official ballot.

Instructions for Judges:

A. Is the submitted work pornographic or derogatory to any group?

          If yes, eliminate. 

B. Is the work original and done only by the artist?  (Clarification about "original" which only refers to whether the artist submitting the work put it together. It does not have to be an original painting. Using found images, patterned papers, book pages, purchased embellishments, etc and put together in the artist's own original creation with those components does not disqualify a submission. Some might be made combining wood, metal, leather, fabric and might incorporate some sort of found images or embellishments.)

          If not, eliminate.

C.  Is the work ACEO size?  3.5 x 2.5 or 2.5 x 3.5 inches. 

          If not, eliminate. 

 Jurors, please vote on the following criteria:

 Make a checkmark for the score you select:  1 is worst; 5 is best

 1. Attractive  (gets your attention)           

                                                               1 ( )   2 ( )   3 ( )  4 (  )  5 ( )

2. Engaging  (holds your attention, has an inherent meaning)           

                                                               1 ( )   2 ( )   3 ( )  4 (  )  5 ( )

3. Well executed (the artist's skill and techniques in using their medium)

                                                               1 ( )   2 ( )   3 ( )  4 (  )  5 ( )

4. Original  (unique, unusual and you never saw anything quite like it)

                                                              1 ( )   2 ( )   3 ( )  4 (  )  5 ( )

 5. Quality of photo(s)  (Clear photos, shows all angles, easy to see detail)

                                                               1 ( )   2 ( )   3 ( )  4 (  )  5 ( )

 Total score                                    ________

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Yay!  Great challenge idea.... I'm up for participating.  :-)

Judge #1 spot taken.

Thanks SpankyLuvsVintage.

Yay back! Glad to hear it Daresa.

I can volunteer as a judge. sounds fun.

Judge #2 is Raige. Thanks for volunteering.

I'd love to be a judge for this! :D 

Sounds like fun. 

The Purple Rat is the 3rd judge. Thanks for volunteering. 

Yes should be a fun one. 

So excited to enter this challenge!  I just stopped working on taxes and bills and finished a little creation I'd had in mind!  Here's my entry:

Button & Thread ACEO "Painting"

That was quick!

First entry posted here:


OOOoooh what fun! Count me in for this challenge. Now, what to paint, what to paint... teehee

I'll be a judge! Excited..... ;o)  I'd enter but my "craft space" is inexcusable & unusable right now..... lol, so I'd be happy to be a judge!

Aw this is so unique! I love it!  Great job Norma!

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