Monday, 3 December 2012

Challenge of colour continued

I just finished hopping around the Challenge of Colour and it’s hard to say what is more impressive, the gorgeous art or all the creations, not that I need to choose.  I’m so thankful that I was introduced to these images by Erin since there is literally a lifetime of inspiration there. 

I didn’t show you everything I created so I thought I’d share now.  As I created the patterns I came up with a bunch of components with no real plan about what I was going to make.  I made a pair of earrings but wasn’t pleased that they looked enough like each other to be considered a pair.

three views of vase

At some point the working volume of clay got a little out of hand.  This time of year there is essentially no horizontal space in the vicinity of my workspace so no where to put down a giant sheet of polymer.  So I grabbed a vase – I’ve done this before – and played with the surface.  Looks like a mountain range to me, rather than a salt lake.

Pardon the blur, this is the pile of beads I was choosing from in creating the mermaid.

Lastly I had to try folding some polymer into Christmas trees.  I’m not sure I could convince myself to make them into earrings, I don’t really feel holiday jewelry much.  On the other hand I don’t think these are hit you over the head holiday.  Maybe they will be little ornaments or a way to pretty up a gift card.

I also didn’t show you the palette I didn’t choose for this challenge.  I would have been the easier of the two for me to work with so I decided to save it for another day. 

atlas mountains


  1. I like those trees --I love that PC is so light that you can add it to a tag on a gift.

  2. I love those trees! I would definitely make them into some ornaments. I have to work on mine for the Art Bead Scene ornament hop....tomorrow! Last minute Lucy strikes again! ;-)
    Enjoy the day. Erin

  3. Emma, your PC-wrapped vases look like models lining up for their walk down the runway LOL. You enter the Ornament Blog Hop? Those little trees would be cute with some wire-wrapped dangles as ornaments on the "branch" tips!

    I have yet to see a Challemge of Colour palette that I DON'T love... more inspiration than hours in the day, what?


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