Round 3 RESULTS!

I’m very late in announcing results from this round because it was VERY difficult to judge.  Even after discussions with my guest judge….it was hard to come to an agreement with MYSELF.  (haha)

I have cussed and discussed what to do this round….because there wasn’t ANYONE that I wanted to eliminate.  But considering my rule is that someone is eliminated….well….I guess I could break my own rule,  but I’m not gonna.  😉

So below are the results with my critiques as well as some thoughts from my guest judge (I’m going to just pile them together).  Great job to everyone!  The goal is definitely to confuse me and make me think,  and you did just that.  🙂

I love the little stories and explanations that some of you put with your sets.  The little details are something that really win me over.  A little tip for future sets.  😉

1st –Spicy Kitchen
Spicy Kitchen – by Les ! on Polyvore.com
The reason I decided this was first was because you literally made the “hardest” kitchen out of the 10. At first glance you don’t notice anything unusually special about the kitchen…but if you look closer at the items used (and I always do) you literally built this kitchen from the ground up. I always factor in difficulty when judging sets and this was a great kitchen with a high level of difficulty. Great job. :o)

2nd – Pepper Kitchen
Pepper Kitchen – by JJMAR!E on Polyvore.com
It was hard for me to determine who would take 2nd-4th places….because some were soooo close, basically a tie in my mind…but I had to come up with a reason to put one over the other. My reason for this is your style you used with this set. Everything fits together like an old folk art painting. The kitchen isn’t overly hard and there isn’t a whole lot too it….but you carried the theme throughout, even with the puzzle piece floor. I just simply *liked* it. I really really liked it. It worked. And while I would have loved a bit more “kitchen”….it’s a really nice set. Also love the handprint on the window. Nice touch. 🙂

3rd- Round 3
Polyvore A la Carte: Round 3 – by JO on Polyvore.com
I love this set. I love the story about the dog, and the photo on the wall. The only reason it bumped you to 3rd was because it teetered on the edge of being more “art set” and less “interior set”. A minor detail really – but that’s all I had to go on since this round was so lovely. 🙂 Great job. 🙂

4th- It's Hot In The Arctic!
It’s Hot In The Arctic! – by adelchristian on Polyvore.com
This kitchen is just so warm and welcoming. It was very nicely done, almost comforting to look at. I like that you took the time to incorporate the Arctic so that it was noticable and the pepper color shoes were a nice touch. (see, I do notice 😉 ) I would have liked to see more peppers incorporated in a clever way, like the baby on the wall. But overall nice job. 🙂

5th- Mrs. Peppers Kitchen
Mrs. Peppers Kitchen – by Pegasus Haven © on Polyvore.com
This kitchen was very cold looking…which played off of the arctic very well and I love the detail of the cat in the corner and how you used people in your kitchen. I would have liked to have seen more peppers but yours was interesting in that it leaned more towards the arctic angle and less towards the peppers. I believe you’re the only one that took that direction. Nice job. 🙂

6th- For Polyvore A la Carte!/The Dreaded...Round 3
For Polyvore A la Carte!/The Dreaded…Round 3 – by shoegirl927 on Polyvore.com
Very nice kitchen, love the puppies and curtains and I think that the proportions were nice. I would have liked to see more detail and possibly more peppers. But an overall nice job. 🙂

7th- PNTS [The Dreaded...Round 3]
PNTS [The Dreaded…Round 3] – by torilink on Polyvore.com
I thought your kitchen was adorable…but what placed it lower was that it seemed a bit too sunny in there. I would have liked to have seen more Arctic. I do love the polar bears and penguins – but something that made it feel cold to contrast with the peppers is what I was aiming for. Nice job 🙂

8th- The Dreaded... Round 3 - Peppers!!!
The Dreaded… Round 3 – Peppers!!! – by Moon-ie™ – ( request closed ) on Polyvore.com
Another great job, I like that you incorporated people. But I would have liked more detail and more pepper. The people ended up becoming the focus where I would have liked the peppers to really stick out. Nice job 🙂

9th- Untitled
Untitled – by (¯`♥ shelbs on Polyvore.com
This was a cute set but reminded me a bit more of a living room than a kitchen. Also would have liked to see more pepper and detail. I thought the fireplace was a nice addition. Good job 🙂

ELIMINATED THIS ROUND:

Mrs. Peppers looking in from the outside
Mrs. Peppers looking in from the outside – by om00100(IM OFFLINE!) on Polyvore.com

So here’s the deal. I really really REALLY did not want to eliminate om00100 this round. I love your sets and I DID see what you were going for with this set. The problem was that I don’t think the idea fully came “to be”. There were some problems with proportions and while I LOVED the idea that you attempted – it just didn’t work as well as some of the others. It came down to this question: “How do we decide who is eliminated?” Is it based on potential? or each individual round?
The answer is “each individual round”. It wouldn’t be fair to not eliminate someone based on the idea that they “can” or “could” do better. Each round has to be decided based off of *that set* that each person turns in. That’s why each entry has to be your best. Because I will not use past sets or experiences to bias my judging. Basically this was a very hard decision for me! But I am determined to make the most fair contest that I can. And sometimes tough calls are needed. 🙂

om00100 – I hope you come back for season 3, I love your sets and your ideas. Thank you for participating and I wish you the best of luck in the future!!

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