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.



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
Rebecca Anderson
Kris Auderer
Chrizette Bayman
Lori Bowring Michaud
Courtney Breul
Lynsey Brooks
Stephanie Buss
Iveth Caruso
Shannon Chomanczuk
Lisa Cone
Cece Cormier
Lori Dorrington
Dawn Doucette
Jeannie Dukic
Kim Dworak
Beth Emery
Janice Everett
Pam Farren
Donetta Farrington
Gloria Ferrer
Cherrie Fick
Therese Frank
Patty Gasparino
Tanya Goodwin
Ambra Gostoli <— You are here!
Jess Green
Denielle Hagerman
Mary Harding
Karla Hartzog
Kim Hora
Brandi Hussey
Emanda Johnson
Jennifer Justman
Sue Kennedy
Ema Kilroy
Lee Koopman
Linda Landig
Kirsi Luostarinen
Cynthia Machata
Alicia Marinache
Beth McCord
Mary K McGraw
Karen Mitchell
Cheri Mitchell-Reed
Aimee Moisa
Karla Morgan
Penny Neville
Becky Pancake
Kashmira Patel
Alice Peterson
Kayla Potega
Debbie Price
Bobbie Rafferty
Caron Reid
Nicole Rennell
Cynthia Riggs
Andrea Ross
Sally Russick
Annie Scherz
Pam Sears
Renetha Stanziano
Sandra Stein
Kristen Stevens
Tracy Stillman
Sherri Stokey
Lola Survillo
Kay Thomerson
Jo Tinley
Emma Todd
Cory Tompkins
Pam Traub
Melissa Trudinger
Michelle Tucker
Shelley Graham Turner
Monique Urquhart
Rachel Van-Walsk
Patti Vanderbloemen
Lesley Watt
Lynn White
Joan Williams

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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