Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Challenge of Color Blog Hop is Here! Plus Day 5 of Virtual Craft Show-I'm Featured!

Not quite a month ago, Erin of Treasures Found blog issued a color challenge.  54 of us decided to take that challenge.  We signed up on her blog with a color we'd like to work with (or challenge ourself with) and she picked a color palette for us from Jessica of Design Seeds.  Jessica has wonderful color palettes on her blog to give you inspiration.  We had to make an accessory using one or all of the colors in our palette.  I picked purple and Erin picked Autumn Spectrum for me to work with.  Here is my color palette I was given:
I love the colors and had just the right beads to start this challenge off with.  I was wanting to design a choker to wear with purples so this fit right in.  I added the small purple czech glass crystals, the small muted green and purple oval beads, the purple/light green/bluish leaf beads to the gold chain and went to work.  I wanted to add some ribbon with it, but the blue/teal I had just didn't look right. I may add some later if I find the right color.  So without further ado, here's my piece by itself and on the color palette to see how well I matched everything up.  What do you think?  Be sure to check Erin's blog, Treasures Found for the rest of the participants and click through to their blogs to see what they created.





AND today is the day I'm being featured on the Virtual Craft Show! It's day 5 with 10 more great artists and their shops, sales, discounts and giveaways. Be sure to check out Pretty Things blog for the giveaways and the way to win! Here's my giveaway. Have fun.
So check out Pretty Things for the Virtual Craft Show and my giveaway.  Then check out Treasures Found for the Color Challenge Blog Hop and all the other participants.







36 comments:

T... said...

what a stunning piece...love your colours and beads...

I LOVE color! said...

Kay your creations are soooo lovely.
Be blessed to be a blessing

Stephani Gorman said...

Very Cool and congratulations! :)

Loretta said...

Love your prize, Kay. Good luck with the show.

Pixiloo said...

Just beautiful. I love the beads and the little leaves.

TesoriTrovati said...

Hey Miss Kay! I will have to check out the craft show. I missed a day in there somewhere.

What a beautiful design! I am so glad that you decided to play along with me in this challenge of color. That palette was one of my faves and I almost saved it for myself. But I am so glad that you had it, because this is a beautiful design.
Enjoy the day!
Erin

Therese's Treasures said...

Kay, Your necklace is beautiful! Great job using the colors from your palette.
Therese

Designs by Dawn Marie said...

Love the purple green combo. I could totally put aqua in there too and it would give it a very tropical feel!
{Hugs!}

I LOVE color! said...

Oh my your design is so beautiful design. And the colors are so lovely Be blessed to be blessed

I LOVE color! said...

Oh my those colors are so lovely and your design is beautiful. Be blessed to be a blessing

Cynthia said...

Your palette is so beautiful - lucky girl! The necklace is stunning as well. Great job.

Amy said...

Very, very pretty! Those beads are a great match for your palette and your design is lovely!

Molly Alexander said...

Kay - I love the color palette you had to work with, and your design uses it to perfection. Beautiful!

Pine Ridge Treasures said...

Yowsa! I love the purple and green palette. The heart is so pretty. You did a great job.

Heidi said...

You did a great job matching - it's also a really beautiful piece :)

Kathleen Lange Klik said...

Your color palette is gorgeous. The design you created is really beautiful! You did a wonderful job of combining your colors into a really lovely design.

Bobbie said...

What a gorgeous palette you had, and what a beautiful piece you created! Luscious and yummy!

Jenni said...

Your necklace certainly does match that stunning palette...very clever to think about putting it on the actual palette for comparison. Love the purple and green in your beads,
Jenni

Shirley said...

Kay, you did a wonderful job matching your palette! The leaves are just an adorable touch. Good luck on the craft fair!

My Life Under the Bus said...

Beautiful!!! That palette is amazing and so is your necklace - amazing work!

SoulsFireDesigns said...

Gorgeous piece! You matched the color palette so well!

Regina said...

What lovely colors and what a beautiful necklace. You have captured Autumn Spectrum wonderfully.

Mary K. McGraw said...

What a lovely palette you had to work with and what a lovely necklace you created.

maneki said...

Lovely palette, lovely necklace! That's like a snapshot from a summer garden. Great work!

Starstruckbooks said...

That is really lovely, it has a vintage inspiration about it despite the fact that the freshness of the design is clearly all yours. Anyone would be proud to wear it.

4His Glory Creations by CJ said...

WOW!!!! Amazing color, beautiful design, beads are lovely. Lovin' this!!!

For My Sweet Daughter said...

great use of your palette. beautiful!

Maria said...

Love the color palette...so pretty

Kristen said...

Oh my this is very nature inspired.

chicandfrog said...

What a nice design and it matches your palette perfectly!

Ambra

designsbysusan said...

Thank you for stopping by the virtual craft show! I love your blog and look forward to seeing more. I hope you take the time to check out my designs at designs by susan
http://designsbysusan-dbs.blogspot.com/ and www.facebook.com/designsbysusan. Hope to see you!

Raida said...

Kay your necklace is beautiful! What a wonderful job matching the colors to your palette.

CraftyHope said...

Your palette was just heavenly and you matched it up perfectly. What a lovely piece you created!!

Elisabeth said...

Love those purples - just stunning!

SueBeads said...

Beautiful - that color palette is so fantastic and you did a great job!

lindalandig said...

Beautiful necklace! Good work!