I'm sending out a big congratulations to everyone who participated in the "Angel" Challenge in the Mosaic Challenge Group on Flickr. It was a really special challenge picked by Valerie Hornby, and the pieces entered were fantastic.
The number one favorite piece is, "Seeing the Light" by Luara (LauraInSpain on Flickr)
Laura has won a $25 gift certificate from Tammy at Glass Tiles of Oklahoma and, of course, everyone's admiration! :-)
When I first looked at this piece I thought the angel's body was a small sculpture from glass or lucite. The work Laura did to create the look of depth and defining the muscularity is amazing.
The first runner up place belongs to Valerie Hornby (MosaicMuse on Flickr) for her gorgeous piece, "Butterfly Kisses". What a sweet piece.
The second runner up piece is, "Cheryl's Angel" made by Stephnie (KatesGroome on Flickr).
I love this piece, because the angel seems so light and cheerful, and the lighting around her head is wonderful.
Congratulations to all three of you, and thanks to everyone who participated by entering a piece or voting.