Valentine’s Day Contest Winners

Thanks to everyone who entered our Valentine’s Day contest. We enjoyed looking at all of the submissions and are excited to see both winners’ work printed on custom tiles. Because we appreciate all those who took time to enter, we wanted to share not only our winners, but also the various entries we received for this contest.

Our winner in the calligraphy division is the talented Julie Gray. For her entry, Julie used Arches Text Wove and watercolor paper and four colors of Winson and Newton Gouache (cadmium yellow pale, spectrum red, opera rose and phthalo blue) to create this dynamic blend of paper cutting and calligraphy. Her creative phrase only adds to this fun piece!


Our winner in the Zentangle division is Cathy Craft of British Columbia. Her intricate, lovely piece, entitled “Mother and Child”, was created with a 005 Micron in black and 110lb. acid free paper.


Entries came in from near and far. Other entries into our calligraphy division included the following:

valentines5This Downton Abbey inspired piece was created by Brigitte Stermann of British Columbia. Her design was created using Elegant Writers and brush markers on watercolor paper.

valentines6Erica McPhee of Florida created this piece using a Nikko G and walnut ink. It was then scanned and colored in Photoshop, with the original piece being printed on fabric and sewn into a heart.

valentines9This vintage Valentine inspired design was created by Wendy Fung of Brooklyn, NY.

valentines11Florence Vogel, of Michigan, used a copperplate pen and magenta India ink to create her design.

valentines8This design came to us all the way from Algeria. Bezazel Ferahtbebn Rabah created his design using a Rotring 02 Rapidograph pen, brush, and watercolors.

valentines4avalentines3Mother and daughter Camille and Rose Werther from Louisiana submitted these two designs. Camille  used Borden and Riley layout paper, a Parallel Pen filled with Higgins Eternal, and Prismacolor colored pencils to create her design. Rose wanted to send us a manga style design and created a script to match her drawing. She used a Micron, Parallel Pen, Prismacolor pencil, colored pencils and Borden and Riley layout paper to create her design.

In the category of Zentangle, we received the following entries:

valentines10 Starla Snead of Illinois created this design using paste paper, pointed pen, sumi ink, and Dr. Martin’s Bleedproof White.

valentines7Sandy Placek of Washington used CraZart, Prismacolor, pink Sharpie highlighter, a pink Tombow brush marker, a black Micron 03, and a black Sharpie ultra fine point marker.

As always, we enjoy seeing what our customers create with our products, and we appreciate those who took the time to submit entries for this contest. Congratulations once more to Julie Gray and Cathy Craft!

If you are interested in learning more about the items you can have custom printed with your calligraphy or art, visit our Custom Printing section on our website at:

We will continue to update this section with photographs as we receive custom printing orders.

If you’d like to enter our ongoing Envelope Contest, view the specifications at:


  1. AAHHHH !! I’m so excited! Can you hear me squealing with glee all the way across the country?! You put my LOVE thing on here~!

    Yippee! I love you!~ Thank you!~ and Happy Valentine’s Day to you all~!


    sandy placek 🙂

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