August Winners, September Ink Drop Reveal & Contest

things first! The $25 gift certificate first-prize
winner of the August “Get in the Shade” Ink Drop contest was Suzanne Lyons with her AMAZING artwork. She won with an overwhelming majority of all the votes. Congratulations!

We had a three-way tie for second and third place, so we’re giving all three of them a $10 gift certificate. The top runners-up were Lourdes Hadlock with her beautiful artwork featuring mixed colors of the five, Gary Linn with his sketch of a tree and a quote, and Rita McGregor’s amazing detailed mandala.

Thank you to everyone for your submissions!

Now on to September….

September’s Ink Drop theme is Staff Favorites.
These are some of our favorite colors among our employees at Goulet Pens. We’re going to be shooting a video next week once Alex returns from her honeymoon that explains why and how we chose the inks we did, so watch for that! The colors chosen were:

Now on to this month’s contest! Same rules as last time. All you have to do is to
submit an entry that uses all five Ink Drop colors and is related to
that month’s theme.

Contest Entry Guidelines/Rules:

  1. You can submit any kind of writing or artwork. It can be an ink
    review, a poem, a watercolor wash, a sketch, swabs, words, or even get all scientific
    with chromatography… it just has to be ink on paper.
  2. You must use all five Ink Drop colors.
  3. It would be awesome if it relates to the theme, but not required.
  4. Entry can be submitted electronically (email
    or via snail mail (The Goulet Pen Company, 10201 Maple Leaf Court,
    Ashland, VA 23005). Any physical submissions will become our property to
    hang up on our letter wall. 🙂
  5. Entry must be received by September 30, 2012 at 11:59pm EST.
  6. You can submit as many entries as you like, but you will only be eligible for one prize.
  7. Please include your name and email when submitting your entry so that we can contact you if you’re a winner!
  8. The voting period will be open on October 1, 2012 and close on October
    6, 2012 at 11:59pm EST. It will be announced through Ink Nouveau with a
    link to the image gallery and a link to vote. You may vote once – just
    vote for your favorite entry!
  9. The entry receiving with the most votes will win a $25 gift certificate. The second- and third-place entries
    will each receive a $10 gift certificate. We’ll announce the winners on October 7 on Ink Nouveau.

Email us if you have any questions, and let us know what you thought of this month’s colors in the comments below!

2017-10-11T13:41:35+00:00 September 7th, 2012|Ink Drop, Uncategorized|11 Comments
  • So excited about this months Ink Drop! These were all (minus one) colors I was planning to get samples of with my next purchase! You might as well have called this month, Colors Kelly Wants. Thanks and keep up the amazing work!

  • How exciting! Thanks so much to the Goulets and to everyone who voted for me! I really love Ink Drop and enjoyed seeing everyone's submissions. Congrats to the other winners! (Now let's go shop!) 🙂

  • You're very welcome! I'm honored to see such beautiful work with our contest, you really brought out the most in those inks…enjoy your prize, something tells me you won't have a problem using it 🙂

  • Arantia

    I had a quick question about the De Atramentis colours. I remember for the Summer Picnic ink drop you put a little note on the cards as to which inks were scented. Are these ones scented, too, or do I just have an over-active imagination?

  • MrsGouletPens

    Yes, the Dianthus and the Sandalwood are indeed scented. Sorry, we forgot to indicate that! Will try to remember for next time we use scented inks.

  • Lourdes

    Oh my gosh. Thank you everyone, especially Brian & Rachel for your generosity. Great excuse to get more of the things I have in my wish list. Congratulations to everyone who participated 😉

  • Peggy Joyner

    Congrats to Alex, (or should I say the new Mrs. Ross!) I hope she had a wonderful honeymoon. Has the video on why this month's inks were chosen been posted? If so, where? Thanks for all you guys do for us pen & inkophiles!

  • I'll pass that along to her : ) She had a great time, but we really missed her while she was gone! No, we haven't done the video yet on why we chose the colors. I have it all scripted out for the most part, but it's going to be fairly involved and the Bleu Ocean release this past week had us all really busy. I'll try to get it done in the next couple of weeks…I know the timing won't be ideal, but if it turns out like I plan it'll be a really entertaining video 🙂

  • It's the least we could do. Thank you for showing us your beautiful work!

  • snedwos

    Hooray, I'll be receiving this set of colours despite my late entry! No prizes for guessing who chose liberty's elysium!

  • haha, no, the contest isn't to see who chose the colors. Actually, I'd be surprised if you did guess who chose LE, though! I opted out of this one 😉