03 December 2010

Challenge of Color Blog Hop TODAY!

Welcome to the Challenge of Color Blog Hop! This is a first ever for me, so I hope you enjoy it. It has been so much fun connecting with designers from all across the globe! I have made new friends and found some really awesome color palettes (I might have to go back and revisit some of these again!). This really goes to prove that inspiration is everywhere! Grab a cup of your favorite beverage (I know it is 5 o'clock somewhere!) and enjoy the ride around the world in living color. (Warning! This is a longer than normal post even for me!)

Here were the challenge rules in a nutshell:
  • Select a color palette to be inspired by. This could be something you were comfortable in, something that was a challenge or a complete surprise. 
  • I then sent a paint chip color palette to each participant (my apologies if you did get a duplicate - but I am sure that even if we all had the same palette our pieces would all be very different).
  • Create a piece of jewelry that uses the color from the paint chip palette. Try to use all the colors! Feel free to add or subtract a color. The goal is to use color and have fun!
  • Use of art beads is encouraged!
  • Name the piece of jewelry from something on the paint chip palette.
  • Have fun! Be inspired!
We have participants from across the globe and around the United States. Each participant will be entered into a drawing to win some awesome art beads from Jeannie Dukic, Faith Davis-Ferris or some from my personal stash including Juliana Cannon, Heather Powers, Christine Damm, Melanie Brooks, Pam Wynn (mother of the fabulous Heather Wynn of Swoondimples fame), and Jennifer Heynen.

I would conservatively put the value on each of these prize packages at $55. Winners will be chosen at random from all the participants in the list at the end of this post, two winners from the US and one winner from all the entries around the world.

There are a few people who didn't have blogs, so I will start with them first and then I will share my creations. {Click on any images to see them larger.}
Herbal Gleam - by Rita Parra
{Herbal Gleam - by Rita Parra}

Per Rita:
The colors I received were "copper gleam, herbal dash, imperfect pearl, hen house, and local flavor."  Or copper, avocado, off-white, breen and olive.  I didn't like them at first, but then I remembered a print on an Etsy treasury I liked and they were the same colors.  Then that combination began appearing everywhere. 

The name of the necklace is "Herbal Gleam."  The theme is leafing branches.  You can see that in the pearl leaf pattern, the blossoms of the pendant and the branch toggle.  The fun part was to make the green fully alive in what, without the white, was a somber group.  And to make variations of texture, color, size and translucency within repeating shapes.  The artist beads are from Elaine Ray, Sue Beads and Beatle Baby Glassworks.  Artist beads presented the challenge of showing their individuality while still being comprehensible as a group.  And a color group without a given theme made color become part of the theme.  It was a good challenge because it presented me with problems I wouldn't have posed to myself.

Lagoon - by Cory Tompkins
{Lagoon - by Cory Tompkins}
Per Cory:
I spotted the Challenge of Color and since I love a challenge I just had to join in. I sent Erin an email asking for green because I am drawn to green lately and I didn't want to make this a challenge I didn't want to complete. When I got my card in the mail I was so excited to find just the right color beads to design with.  The teardrops I used had such a perfect range of colors that I grabbed them up.  I already had the round faceted firepolished beads in my stash.  I actually used some that had more blue in them at first but I decided the greener ones went better with the focals and with the paint colors. I call these earrings "Lagoon."

This was really fun, I can't wait to see everyone else's designs.  I will definitely keep an eye out for your next challenge...thanks for inspiring me and letting me join in!

Grizzly Bear Sky - by Judy Campbell
{Grizzly Bear Sky - by Judy Campbell}
Per Judy:
Thanks for the chance to really try something new. Sorry I did not use any art beads but those that I ordered have not arrived and I was forced to use what I had with a couple of additions from the local bead shop. I really tend to work with monochromatic colours so this time I tried to use all 4 colours in the chip. Since the names of the colours and the actual colours on the image did not match I went with the image {Grizzly Brown, Desert Parched, Highlight White, Niabell Blue}. Hope it is close to the actual chip. I found chain that matched the chip and built from there.  I have used wood, semiprecious stones, glass, ceramic, mother of pearl as well as some metal beads. I am fairly pleased with the necklace but am concerned with the weight. I may have to convert it to a bracelet. Again, thanks for the push, I am really trying to understand colour and how to use it effectively. 

I call this "Grizzly Bear Sky." When I was in university I lived in the mountains during the summer. I had to be careful coming home at night to make sure there were no bears in the yard - one evening there was - A large grizzly against the blue sky as the sun was setting was "waiting" for me on my steps. Needless to say I waited for awhile before going inside. I have not thought about this for years --- thanks for helping me to retrieve the memory. 

Victoria Falls - by Alice Peterson
{Victoria Falls - by Alice Peterson}
Per Alice: 
My color palette is (from left to right) Victoria Falls, Linen Slipcover, Slouch Hat, and Silver Set. I have managed to use all colors if you count the sterling silver. This chunky piece includes Aquamarine stones, an abundance of lampwork beads, and sterling silver. I chose the name "Victoria Falls" because of the watery Aquamarine nuggets, and the lampwork beads remind me of pebbles one would find in a stream at the bottom of a waterfall. The lampwork beads are from TwinstarBeads on Etsy.

I wish I had the time to make a more elaborate piece, but really enjoyed the process of working with the colors you sent.  Thanks for hosting the challenge—I hope you do it again in the future!  

Your Hostess - Erin Prais-Hintz
I will admit. I used this challenge as a personal call to me to create new things. It is just a bonus that you all came along for the ride! Let's face it. Sometimes you need a swift kick in the pants to create something new, even if that foot is your own! Do not doubt that I can be an overachiever! I am just as surprised that I achieved my goal as anyone. The amount I made may seem daunting, but I had at least a month to work on this and mostly only this. I wanted to use 6 of the palettes that I hadn't assigned to anyone. Then as I was working I found one more so that made seven. And I wanted to do it entirely with what I had on hand. It was actually easy once I had the colors mapped out for myself and started pulling together little boxes of the beads that I had. It forced me to use what I have and to approach my beads with new eyes. And even if I didn't finish, I would have some ready-made inspiration for another time. I encourage you to keep little boxes of color palettes on hand for when your creative well is dry.

So here are my challenge pieces {most available today in my Etsy shop!}:

[Beautiful Knowledge - by Erin Prais-Hintz}
"The peacock's feather in all ages has been considered as a sign of beauty and knowledge; beauty because it is beautiful, knowledge because it is in the form of an eye. It is by keen observation that man acquires knowledge. Knowledge without love is lifeless. So, with the flute, the crown of peacock's feathers makes the symbol complete."

I know that this name isn't the colors on the card {Barely Brown, The Alamo, Black Coal} but those names just didn't speak to me. So, I cheated. ;-)

This ceramic pendant is from my friend Lisa of LisaPetersArt.Etsy.com You just cannot go wrong with any of her one-of-a-kind pendants and beads. Raku rounds are from MaryAnn Carroll - MACarroll.Etsy.com Finished with brass and antique copper chain, czech glass bicones, resin carved beads, Swarovski crystals, and Vintaj brass.
{Green Oasis - by Erin Prais-Hintz}
I started with this awesome pendant that I got from Mellisa of Chinook Jewelry. I have always loved her ceramics because they are so thin and look so delicate yet they are very strong. Her glazes are amazing and a perfect match for the colors Green Oasis and Just Olive from the card. To bring in the color Summer's Breath I went with white and green rice pearls wire wrapped links and some vintage czech cathedral glass beads - some of the last ones I have - from a trip to Yone Beads in San Francisco. And Vintaj brass pairs so well with these earthy tones, don't you think?

{Lavender Luck - by Erin Prais-Hintz}

It must have been pure luck for me to find that I had the PERFECT match of a bead in my stash... this custom made egg from KelleysBeads on Etsy. Over the summer I commissioned her to make me a baker's dozen of random eggs in colors that she hadn't done before.Don't you just love those speckles? I created a little wire nest for it next to a pewter flower and leaf toggle (I so wish I knew where I got that so long ago, this was my last one). For the Royal Liqueur color I found these wonderfully deep AB merlot colored glass beads picked up at Bead & Button, navy blue glass pearls and sterling silver rope spacers. A pretty sign that spring will come again. 

{Leatherbound Bloom - by Erin Prais-Hintz}
This was the first one that I worked on. I think that I fell in love with this color combo first. That and the fact that I was so excited to finally have in my possession a ceramic flower pendant from Marsha Neal Studios. I have had my eye on this particular pendant forever. I just picked this up during the deals she had for the Beads of Clay open house in October. My colors for this palette were Seaworthy (blue), Leatherbound (brown) and Reynard(red). I selected beautiful banded agate rounds and knotted that on brown leather cord with wood rondelles as spacers. I added a length of brass chain and wire wrapped navy blue glass pearls inside the larger jump rings to bring the blue into the piece. And I finished with a pearl and agate dangle by the pendant. This is one of the most infinitely wearable ones that I made. 

Have you ever heard of My Mom Pattie? That is a fundraiser that Marsha created in honor of her mother Pattie who died from leukemia in 2009. I am donating this to the My Mom Pattie Shop

{Rustic Old Story - by Erin Prais-Hintz}
Rustic Old Story
There is something so romantic and nostalgic about everything that Lynn Davis creates. She creates what she calls "invented faux-tiques" - replicas of things that look as if they have a history. I am a consummate hoarder of everything I get from Lynn. I rarely part with them. This piece I bought over a year ago and is one of her resin pendants. It is time that it found a good home.

This pendant looks like snippets from an old newspaper preserved under resin with the words "old story". The colors are right up my alley, earthy with a touch of rich red pearls, creamy white jasper, and mysterious oval stones of an origin I have long forgotten. The colors on this palette are Sequoia Fog, Split Rock, Rustic and Creamy Coffee. 

Everyone has a story to tell. What is yours?

{Tidal Mist - by Erin Prais-Hintz}
Tidal Mist
Okay, this one started out life as a jumble of beads on my table. Those beaded rings were the muse by my friend Julianna Cannon of Julsbeads on Etsy. Not only is she one of the most gifted lampwork artists this side of the Mississippi, but she wrangles seed beads into submission in her spare time. I could find no end and no beginning to these charming rings she sent me. I think that magic might be involved. 

I worked at engineering this piece for two full nights. I wore it on Tuesday and got a lot of complements. There are creamy white pearls evoking color Florida Sand, the soft blues recall both colors of Tidal Mist and Happy Cloud. I decided to add in the peridot swarovski crystals and the peridot satin (a personal favorite) crystals. I built this on wire. I should know better. When I got home on Tuesday "Tidal Mist" promptly fell apart. Proof that I really don't know what I am doing ;-) I will fix it and learn from my mistakes and somehow make it even better.

{Lake Mist - by Erin Prais-Hintz}
Last but not least, is "Lake Mist." This one came about as I was fooling around with some silk cord wrapped around some rings. I noticed that the colors perfectly matched the three on this paint chip palette - Blue Egg, Lake Mist and Beach Water.

This design features a stunning turquoise lampwork bead from Julsbeads on Etsy sandwiched between two ornate copper bead caps. I tied the silk cord from Marsha Neal Studio around a Vintaj ring and a copper leaf ring.Hanging from the bottom is a Vintaj brass leaf, swarovski crystals and an incredibly rich cold press clay leaf from Rafya on Etsy who is from Israel. I would highly recommend checking out Rafya for her unusual designs and awesome colors. The same goes for Juls. No wonder I found it easy to pair them together. And Juls' blog is at the top of my 'must read' list! If this one doesn't sell by Christmas, it will be mine, all mine!

Lucky Lanterns
ceramic melon beads from Earthenwood Studio, glass,
Swarovski crystals, sterling silver
$40 value - yours FREE for the price of a comment!
To thank you for reaching the end of this crazy long post.... how about a giveaway of this lovely pair of earrings to one random commenter? Just be sure that I have a way to get in touch with you (turn on your email address on your profile to get personal responses from me!). Anyone who leaves a comment is eligible to win this prize. Winner will be chosen at random from all comments and announced on Monday, December 6th.

A blog hop wouldn't be complete without some hopping!
Be sure to stop and hop over to the other participants on the list below. 

Don't forget to leave a comment here to be eligible to win those earrings! 
Would you be interested in future Challenge of Color blog hops? Any particular theme?

Take your time and enjoy the hop! 
Enjoy the day!


Lisa Tracy said...

So many gorgeous designs!!! It's almost impossible to choose a favorite, but I have to admit that Lake Mist really caught my eye. I love the way you combined the aquas with the rich antiqued metals. Your design has such wonderful texture, so very rich looking. I don't blame you one bit for wanting to keep it!!!

Thanks for hosting this challenge, Erin, it's been a blast! I'm looking forward to the next challenge.

EmandaJ said...

Hello Erin,
Loved the extra long post because of all the eye candy involved. Absolutely stunning pieces and YES you are an overachiever.

Now put my name in the hat for those lovely luck lantern earrings!
Artymezia(at)yahoo. etc, etc.

Cindy said...

Erin, I'm speechless! What a gorgeous, inspirational Color Challenge post! I certainly enjoyed seeing all of the pretty pieces made by those that do not have blogs, along with your amazing new jewelry pieces. You sure took the challenge to soaring heights, completing so many pieces - and they are knock outs, each one! I think my favorite is Lavender Luck. Thank you for inspiring us and hosting this challenge. It was fun to play along!! :-)

steufel said...

Oh my Erin, so much eye-candy. Thank you so much for doing this. It was a lot of fun and a great inspiration. And although picking a fav is a hard job - I go with "Lake Mist" - I'm in LOVE with that piece.

Courtney Breul said...

Love, love, love! Thanks for sharing the beautiful works from those without blogs. Your pieces are amazing, as usual. I am partial to Tidal Mist - Luv Julianna's stuff.

JeannieK said...

Ok everyone, move out of the way, Lavender Luck IS MINE!

Alice, Rita, Cory, Judy, "Bravo!" Your intrepretation of your color palette is outstanding.
Rita, I like your leafing branches theme.
Cory, those stones you used in your earrings are beautiful. What are they? me likes.
Judy what a serene color palette. Your piece is stunning. Scary story about the grizzly.
Alice your bracelet is so calming. The lampwork beads are perfect with the Aquamarine stones.

And Erin your work always leaves me holding my breathe and wanting more. I don't know how you manage to find the time to create all this.

This was a unique and fun challenge Erin, "thanks."

Brandi Hussey said...

These are so fabulous! I love the results from people so far - I can't wait to spend the day blog hopping!

Unknown said...

such a fun idea! I have visited several blogs this am & really like the pieces I've seen. I would like to participate if you had another colour challenge.

Barbara Lewis said...

Erin, So I have you to thank for all of this eye candy today! If you do it again, I'm playing along! I really missed out! It's an inspired project and your work is over the top. I'm glad you featured the work of those without blogs, because we would have missed some really nice things had you not.

rosebud101 said...

I'm not even sure I know where to begin! The designers whose work you posted created some amazing pieces! Wow! Each had their own distinctive touch. Beautiful work! Your, work, Erin, as always, is elegant and innovative. In all the work, I loved the creative use of components as they were mingled with each other! Wonderful job! And this was my first blog stop! I can hardly wait to see the rest!

Alice said...

I got here early since I'll be gone today. Wow, the pieces here are just lovely! And the giveaway prizes are amazing--keeping my fingers crossed and hoping to win. Now I'm off to see the work of the other participants.

Thanks so much Erin for hosting this fun and inspiring challenge!

Marcie Abney Carroll said...

These are awesome Erin! My favorite is Lavender Luck, I like the way the pink kinda slaps ya' upside the face. The contrast creates the interest. Great job!

Unknown said...

Oh Erin WOW! All of your creations are stunning! I can't believe you did 7! Not only that but you are also donating to a great cause!
Rita, Cory, Judy and Alice's creations also nailed their palettes! This was so much fun! I can't wait to do it again!

PS you also helped me with a pairing although I didn't get it posted! Great Job my friend!

Michelle said...

All of these designs are lovely and I can't pick just one that is a favorite. Although...because of my stitching bent...i really like Tidal Mist. Hope it goes back together! If you need some help...I play well with wire too! If you draw my name...pass the goodies onto someone else since I just received your lovely necklace.
Bead Happy!

Be~Jeweled by Jana said...

Wow! This was a wonderful idea. All of the jewelry is beautiful. So far I've been amazed by how perfectly everyone is matching their chips! I'm looking forward to checking all the entries!

I chickened out on this one. Living in such a rural area I was afraid I wouldn't have or be able to find beads in the right colors. I'm so glad there are so many participants. How fun!

elisabeth said...

Lovely creations as always Erin. I was pressed for time but now so regret not joining in on your challenge - can't wait for next time!

EmandaJ said...

Hi Erin,
Thanks for adding my mom. She's new to blogging and blog hops but LOVES COLOR!!

Juli Cannon said...

Erin, put simply~ You are amazing. Each of your pieces is stunning, and I am always so honored when you include my beads.

Awesome Saucy, my friend. Totally Awesome Saucy.

Please convey to those whose work you also pictured that each is Gorgeous. Thank you for sharing them.

My Life Under the Bus said...

Hi Erin!

I hope you found some worthy chocolate last night cause you totally deserve it. Your a Goddess I don't know how you did it but they are all fantastic. I had 2 necklaces in mind and only finished 1. This was really fun though - thanks so much for all your hard work. This looks like an awesome start to the weekend : ) Patty

Michelle Mach said...

Wow! What a great challenge! Did you know years ago Stringing used to issue specific color palettes to its designers? I remember how overwhelmed I felt when I saw my first one--I had no idea how to design with assigned colors!

Yeli said...

The color combo in Lake Mist is right up my alley! It is hard to pick a favorite. You are so talented and they are all gorgeous.

I also enjoyed all the non-blogger entries. They were awesome pieces.

Thank you again for this fun and well thought, organized and planned challenge.

peacockfairy said...

Wow! You go girl! Especially love the peacock one!

Rebecca said...

Wow! I am so inspired by all your efforts! Can't possibly decide which of your lovelies is my fave but Lake Mist is a particularly sweet palette. Thanks so much for all your efforts in organising this blog hop/challenge - I love it!

Off the Beadin' Path said...

Erin, I'm speechless! I think it has all been said by each talented write-up, just as artistic and interesting as the jewelry! Worth reading more than once :) A brilliant challenge with endless possibilities!! A well-used phrase, but surely applies to what you have cooked up with the paint chips. Just one color combination could provide indefinite inspiration! I have to take a break before starting to hop around, like looking at the night sky! Overwhelming!

Nicki said...

wow Erin, you are definetely efficient. I was happy to get my one piece done this time (as always). Thanks for being such a wonderful host.

Cristi Baxter Clothier said...

Hi Erin! Your pieces are fabulous! My favorites are Lake Mist and Lavender Luck.

I just finished posting about my design. I've got my hot chocolate ready and I'm going to start checking out everyone's links.

Thanks again for hosting this! I would definitely be interested in another challenge of any sort.

Have a blessed day and Happy Hopping!

elisabeth said...

Erin - this post has been so dangerous - was going to look at just a few and ended up visiting each and every blog. Thanks goodness for a slow morning at work (or at least I could ignore what I should be doing)!

stregata said...

Erin - you rock! You really outdid yourself this time. Kudos to you.
Such a magnificent event. Love your pieces and am looking forward to hopping.
Keep on keeping on!

Holly said...

Erin, I can't tell you thank you enough times to express my appreciation for hosting this and doing all of the work that must be involved! I know that I had a blast working on it, and am looking forward to participating again.

Oh, and which piece is my favorite - I can't even choose. They're all so great :) Although I do keep going back to the Leatherbound Bloom one...or Lake Mist....or...or.... ha.

And now I'm off to occupy my time hopping around. Yay! And thanks again.

Cynthia said...

First: Thanks for thinking up this challenge, because I think we all needed that kick in the pants. (I know I did) And I had a blast.
Second: Thanks for all the chances to win the multitude of prizes!! I'd love to win any of them!
And Third: You really out did yourself. All your designs are absolutely stunning. You must have worked some wee hours to get all of them done.
Great job and THANK YOU again!!

BooBeads said...

Wonderful creations both from you Erin and the others that don't have a blog!

I especially like Tidal Mist! Think that's my favorite of yours.

This was a wonderful challenge and I'm glad I will get to meet so many wonderful people through this!

I would definitely like to do future challenges (as time allows).

@ JeannieK- I believe the beads Cory used are Czech glass. I have some of those exact ones :)

Shannon Chomanczuk said...

Erin, thanks for a fun blog hop. I had a great time and really appreciate all your hard work.
All of the pieces are beautiful.
I would love to participate in another challenge!
Shannon C

stacilouise said...

How fun! My dear friend (artisan clay) participated in this, and I have been blog hopping all morning. I would love to do a challenge- can anyone play??

lunedreams said...

I love all of them! Esp. "Grizzly Bear Sky" (I love blue and brown together, and love the mixture of textures in that piece) and your "Lavender Luck" bracelet (you made it work!) Thanks again for putting this together! It was fun.

Mary K. McGraw said...

Thanks so much for organizing this challenge. I like thinking about my colors and what story could be told with them.

Let Rita, Cory, Judy and Alice know that they did a great job and I enjoyed seeing their pieces on your blog.

All of the pieces you created were awesome looking and I found it hard to find a favorite, but if I was to choose one it would be "Lake Mist."

KristiBowmanDesign said...

WOW you put alot of work in to this one, amazing pieces. Everybody did such a great job, I wish I'd participated, maybe next time!!!

Silver Parrot said...

I just KNEW your pieces were going to make me green with envy! And of course, they did LOL! I also knew that Marsha Neal project was going to be amazing...and it is!

Thank you so much for a terriffic idea and blog hop!

Paige said...

Wow! What wonderful pieces everyone has made! Erin, thank you so much for hosting such an amazing challenge! "Lake Mist" is my favorite of yours...GORGEOUS!

Mellisa said...

Holy cow...can anyone say overachiever? :) I can't believe how many pieces you managed to complete! Love what you did with the pendant you picked up in my shop and the bracelet with Kelly's egg is amazing!

Dawn Doucette said...

Erin my dear you inspire me! I love this challenge you put together and have been having a blast visiting various participants. It's always so amazing how much talent people have.

I would love to participate in a future design challenge! I heard about this one 2 days too late to enter... :( sadness ensues Your work is stunning - so simple and yet the message is so beautifully stated!

Thanks for sharing all of these talents with us! Have an amazing weekend!


Karyn said...

What what an inspiration you are to have used so many colour palettes!

My "pieces" are up now. I got a bit confused with the time difference but they are posted now!

Thanks again for organising this great challenge. I look forward to the next one!


Jblanton said...

oh my the earrings are gorgeous! awesome blog hop!

Pretty Things said...

Awesome! Aren't you glad we had the conversation about paint chips?

N Valentine Studio said...

I have to thank you for hosting this. While I did struggle with a assigned color palette it was a good struggle. I tend to work in my color comfort zone..........a lot. This challenge made me realize I need to branch out a bit once and a while. I think I'll challenge myself with a random paint chip every month!

Lavender luck is my favorite by far. The colors ROCK and the style is very cool. I'm off to check your etsy for it!

Lisa Godfrey said...

I saved your blog for last because there is just so much to take in! All the pieces are beautiful and I'm so impressed with everyone's work. This challenge was so much fun! Thank you so much for hosting. I will definitely be back for more. :-)

Pretty Things said...

And by the way -- there is just absolutely no way possible to choose a favorite on this page. They're all sublime.

mommd said...

what fun and beautiful earrings, love the color, texture and original work. I want in on the next color contest, what fun! thanks for sharing!

Sally Anderson said...

Thanks, Erin. I got NO work done today but had a lovely time visiting all the collaborators on this challenge. It was a great idea and the results were wonderful. Thank you for coming up with the idea and hosting it. --SallyA

Anonymous said...

What an enjoyable experience - your pieces are wonderful and you did an amazing organizational job as well. I will definately take part if you do this again. Thank you so much.


Dee said...

WOW...they are all fabulous!! You guys did an outstanding job. I truly enjoyed the post and looking at all the cool colors matched against their paint chips. Job well done Erin and all the ladies. Best start hopping!

Heather Powers said...

Erin this was a brilliant blog hop, I love how creative you were with the challenge. My favorite is the leatherbound bloom, I love that color combination with Marsha's pendant. I'm always amazed by you!

Joann Mannix said...

Your work, is just so rich in detail and your pieces are just extraordinary.

What a creative challenge and your participants did a fabulous job.

It's a shame, Tidal Mist fell apart, the combination of stones are just crazy beautiful. And I hate to say it, but that Lake Mist is just GORGEOUS. I know you'd love to hold on to it, but...it's awfully tempting!

Lisa Peters Russ said...

Erin! All of your work is so beautiful! It looks like everyone really enjoys being part of these Challenges! Thank you for making it fun for everyone!
Love what you did with the peacock feather focal on Beautiful Knowledge..Lisa

SueBeads said...

Wow, your pieces are so beautiful and so right on with the colors! You were one busy girl! I wish I had time to look at all the blogs right now, alas, I need to get busy. But I will be looking at them. Hopefully next time I can play along. I've been out of it for a few months but hope to get back in it!!!

Janea aka Naya said...

Thank you for the wonderful inspiration! I enjoyed getting out of my comfort zone and trying new colors and techniques.

Claire Maunsell said...

Seven color chips and seven finished pieces. I am in awe.....love and adore the Leatherbound Bloom piece.

Thank you so much for doing this, lots of work for you...

Esther said...

Erin!! what a great idea:!! very inspiring!! is it too late to play with you?? i was working during 4 days and did'nt open the computer...

Jenners said...

I love seeing the color chips next to the finished pieces ... amazing work by everybody!!!

SummersStudio said...

Erin, this was a wonderful project. So many beautiful creations have come out of this. The paint chip idea is inspired and now I am chomping at the bit to hop over to the Home Depot and grab some. Not for any particular reason than to have them on hand. Thank you so much for hosting this. It has definitely opened up my ideas on colour!

Jennifer Cameron said...

I finally put mine up. haha! Sorry for being so late to the party.


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