Instagram April 2015 Giveaway

April 2015 Instagram Giveaway : Customizing Book and DVDs!

The grand prize winner was: @frostetchedstudios!
The three runner up winners were: @silvsilv464,, and @breyercustompainter223!


April 2015 Giveaway Details!!

Have you been wanting to learn how to customize model horses?  Or maybe you’ve already given customizing a try, but would like to learn new techniques?  Then this giveaway is for you!  This giveaway is open to entrants of ALL skill levels.

The grand prize up for grabs this month is one copy of the book Creating Pastel Champions by Sarah Tregay ( and one copy of the DVD Intro to Customizing by Sheryl Leisure of Horse Power Graphics (  The book is 44 pages long and discusses pastel painting techniques including: the supplies needed; prepping; applying pastels; horse color, patterns, and markings; and adding details.  It includes many full-color images in addition to text.  The DVD is approximately 15 minutes long and includes Sheryl’s recommended shopping list for supplies.  The DVD is an introductory lesson on customizing, and includes narration by Sheryl Leisure over still photos of the customizing process: from prepping, to sculpting, to painting.

In addition, additional copies of the Intro to Customizing DVD will be awarded to three runner-up winners.


-First repost the giveaway announcement photo found on my Instagram account (or taken from this page) with the hashtag #ShadyCreekAprilGiveaway and tag me (@shadycreekhorses) in the description (NOT in the picture itself).  In the description, tell me why you want to win.  Tell me about your customizing experience, if any.  The more information you give me, the better chance your entry has.

-If you have supporting evidence such as examples of horses you’ve customized, customizing ideas/plans, or anything else that you think would help your entry, use the hashtag #ShadyCreekCM on those photos and explain why the post supports your entry.  Supporting evidence posts do not have to be newly uploaded, but make sure you also post the giveaway announcement photo with the required information.

-You may enter once total – however you may add as many supporting evidence posts as you desire, and they can be added at any time until the entry cut-off.

-Entries will close on April 30th at 5pm Central Time.  Winners will be announced once I’ve had a chance to go through all of the entries.


-Please plan to keep the prize(s) for yourself.  I don’t want to give it away to someone only to have them turn around and sell it to someone else. :(

-Your account MUST be PUBLIC. If it’s private, no one can see your entry!  Even if I’m following you, your account needs to be public (I usually read and check entries from a secondary account).  DMed entries will not be counted.  Also, please no entries from “extra” or “giveaway only” accounts. Use your main, active account.

-You must be following me. It’s the best way to keep up with the giveaways, after all. ;)

-I will pay shipping to the winner anywhere in North America. If you are outside the US or Canada and still want to enter, you must be willing to pay for overseas postage via Paypal.

-If you are a minor, please make sure you have your parent(s)’ permission to enter and, if you win, to give me a name and mailing address to ship your prize to.

-Finalists will be chosen based on the evidence given as to why they should win.  If needed, I will use an online random generator to choose the grand prize winner and/or runners-up from the chosen finalists.  The winners will be announced as soon as possible after entries close once I’ve had a chance to read and judge all of the entries.

-Anyone who bothers me with questions about when I’m going to announce the winners will be disqualified.  Please be patient with me so I can give all of the entries a fair consideration.

-Please ask any questions on the original giveaway post on Instagram. If you have a question, check the comments first in case it’s already been asked and answered.

Please note, this is an Instagram giveaway.  Entrants must be using to participate.