Challenge of Color

30 Nov

This year, for the 3rd Annual Challenge of Color, Erin Prais-Hintz of Tesori trovati thought really big!

Along with Brandi Hussey of Brandi Girl Blog, a real color guru, they selected the 40 images taken from the Earth As Art image gallery to use in the challenge.

Erin sent each of the 80 participants two palettes, so that we could choose the one we liked the most.

I received these two colors palettes.

1:

2:

Do you recognize Brendi style when we talk about palettes? She is really unique!

After some thinking I selected palette number 2: Lake Amadeus, a salt lake in Australia as I found out later. Honestly, it was really hard to take a decision, but in the end it was my resolution not to buy new beads that made the difference.

I have a lot of brown beads or stones in my stash, but no white or grey ones. Also I never used any blue beads in my pieces, so I thought this was the perfect occasion.

Picking up the colours was pretty easy: blue, lime-green and light violet.

The blue focal is a wonderful cuff connector from Heather Powers of HumbleBeads, then I used round amethyst beads and lime-green jade beads.

You know, I would have never thought to match blue and lime-green, but now I am enchanted by this combination. These two colours look wonderful together.

That’s why I like to join this challenge as the Bead Soup Blog Hop© challenge, because you are somehow forced to experiment and to work with new tools.

Now, are you ready to hop? I cannot wait to see what the other participants made!

Erin Prais-Hintz    http://treasures-found.blogspot.com
Rebecca Anderson    http://songbeads.blogspot.com
Kris Auderer    http://strandedinthecity.wordpress.com
Chrizette Bayman    http://beadsoupmix.blogspot.com
Lori Bowring Michaud    http://artfullyornamental.blogspot.com
Courtney Breul    http://beadsbybreul.blogspot.com/
Lynsey Brooks    http://yellowunicorncreations.blogspot.co.uk
Stephanie Buss    http://maxandlucie.blogspot.com
Iveth Caruso    http://www.creativeatelier.net/
Shannon Chomanczuk    http://www.formysweetdaughter.blogspot.com
Lisa Cone    http://inspiredadornments.blogspot.com/
Cece Cormier    http://thebeadingyogini.com
Lori Dorrington    http://lorisglassworks.blogspot.com
Dawn Doucette    http://designsbydawnmarie.blogspot.com
Jeannie Dukic    http://site.jkdjewelry.com/blog/
Kim Dworak    http://cianciblue.blogspot.com/
Beth Emery    http://storiesbyindigoheart.blogspot.com
Janice Everett    http://JLynnJewels.blogspot.com
Pam Farren    http://www.re-maker.blogspot.com
Donetta Farrington    http://simplygorgeous-donetta.blogspot.com
Gloria Ferrer    http://judetaama.blogspot.com.es/
Cherrie Fick    http://designsinthelight.com
Therese Frank    http://www.theresestreasures59.blogspot.com
Patty Gasparino    http://www.mylifeunderthebus.typepad.com
Tanya Goodwin    http://pixiloo.blogspot.com
Ambra Gostoli    http://chicandfrog.wordpress.com <— You are here!
Jess Green    http://tabbiekoshka.blogspot.co.uk/
Denielle Hagerman    http://somebeadsandotherthings.com
Mary Harding    www.maryhardingjewelrybeadblog.blogspot.com
Karla Hartzog    http://www.karlakrafts.com
Kim Hora    http://www.kimmykats.com
Brandi Hussey    http://brandigirlblog.com
Emanda Johnson    http://ArtemisiaStudio.blogspot.com
Jennifer Justman    http://soulsfiredesigns.blogspot.com/
Sue Kennedy    http://suebeads.blogspot.com
Ema Kilroy    http://emakaye.blogspot.com
Lee Koopman    http://Stregajewellry.wordpress.com
Linda Landig    http://www.LindasBeadBlog.com
Kirsi Luostarinen    http://kirsiluokorut.blogspot.com
Cynthia Machata    http://antiquitytravelers.blogspot.com/
Alicia Marinache    http://www.allprettythings.ca
Beth McCord    http://www.ebbeadandmetalworks.blogspot.com
Mary K McGraw    http://mkaymac.blogspot.com/
Karen Mitchell    http://www.overthemoon-design.com
Cheri Mitchell-Reed    http://creativedesignsbycheri.blogspot.com/
Aimee Moisa    http://threecatsdancing.blogspot.com
Karla Morgan    http://www.texaspepperjams.blogspot.com
Penny Neville    http://copperpennydesigns.blogspot.com
Becky Pancake    http://beckypancakebeaddesigns.blogspot.com
Kashmira Patel    http://sadafulee.blogspot.com
Alice Peterson    http://alice-dreaming.blogspot.com
Kayla Potega    http://www.teejewelry.blogspot.com
Debbie Price    http://greenshoot.blogspot.co.uk
Bobbie Rafferty    http://beadsong.blogspot.com
Caron Reid    http://caronmichelle.blogspot.com.au/
Nicole Rennell    http://nicolerennell.com/blog
Cynthia Riggs    http://cynthsblog.blogspot.com
Andrea Ross    http://silvermapledesigns.blogspot.com/
Sally Russick    http://thestudiosublime.com
Annie Scherz    http://www.studioluma.ca
Pam Sears    http://crazycreativecorner.blogspot.com/
Renetha Stanziano    http://lamplightcrafts.blogspot.com
Sandra Stein    http://sannipanni.wordpress.com
Kristen Stevens    http://kristen-beadjourney.blogspot.com
Tracy Stillman    http://www.tracystillmandesigns.com
Sherri Stokey    http://www.knotjustmacrame.com/
Lola Survillo    http://www.beadlolabead.blogspot.com
Kay Thomerson    http://KayzKreationz.blogspot.com
Jo Tinley    http://daisychaindesignsjewellery.blogspot.com
Emma Todd    http://www.apolymerpenchant.com
Cory Tompkins    http://www.tealwaterdesigns.blogspot.com
Pam Traub    http://www.klassyjoolz.blogspot.com
Melissa Trudinger    http://beadrecipes.wordpress.com
Michelle Tucker    http://michellescreativemusings.blogspot.com/
Shelley Graham Turner    http://www.shelleygrahamturner.blogspot.com
Monique Urquhart    http://ahalfbakednotion.blogspot.com/
Rachel Van-Walsk    http://balancedcrafts.com/blog
Patti Vanderbloemen    http://www.myaddictionshandcrafted.blogspot.com
Lesley Watt    http://thegossipinggoddess.blogspot.com
Lynn White    http://lynnwhitejewelry.com
Joan Williams    http://www.lilrubyjewelry.com

Have fun!

56 Responses to “Challenge of Color”

  1. Alice December 15, 2012 at 19:19 #

    I’m slowly getting around to all the blogs. Your bracelet is gorgeous, and I love Heather’ polymer focal and those wonderful jade beads. Nice job!!!!

  2. mtrudinger December 11, 2012 at 11:11 #

    Lovely combination! (and sorry I am so late — it’s been crazy!).

    • chicandfrog December 11, 2012 at 18:48 #

      Don’t worry, there are no deadlines! :)

      Thank you for stopping by!

  3. tealwaterdesigns December 4, 2012 at 13:09 #

    Yes, this combination works so beautifully! Such a great use of color.

  4. Kay December 4, 2012 at 04:37 #

    Very pretty. Love the way you interpreted your palette.

    • chicandfrog December 5, 2012 at 23:14 #

      I really loved my palette, I had to do it justice! I am happy I did.

  5. Sannipanni December 4, 2012 at 01:24 #

    Oh how beautiful! I totally agree the colors work wonderful in your bracelet! Very nicely done!!

    • chicandfrog December 5, 2012 at 23:14 #

      Thank you very much and thanks for stopping by!

  6. Michelle Tucker December 3, 2012 at 21:16 #

    What a lovely combination of colors you came up with. I love the brighter pop of the focal against the softer, muted, color of the beads.

    • chicandfrog December 5, 2012 at 23:15 #

      I was so lucky to have the right beads for this challenge. :)

  7. apolymerpenchant December 3, 2012 at 19:53 #

    Very pretty and fresh Ambra. I had the same palette, and love seeing what others did with it. I had just as much trouble choosing until this bead arrived in the mail that is perfect for my second palette and the reveal is not until mid-December so that sealed my choice

    • chicandfrog December 3, 2012 at 20:48 #

      It’s wonderful to see what people can do when starting from the same point. Imagination is amazing!

  8. Karla Morgan December 3, 2012 at 15:10 #

    Ambra, Love your work! The cuff connector goes so well with the green jade.

    • chicandfrog December 3, 2012 at 20:49 #

      Thank you Karla! I am so happy I could use that connector!

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