Sunday, July 10, 2016

July 2016 Challenge winners "Music"

Top entries selected by the public


1. Sound Wave Flute by Beth of CreateMyWorldDesigns  



2. Music is my Second Language Mixed Media by Arlene of HarrisonHollow.




3. Song Birds - Nature's Music by Betsy of StrebeDesigns




Top entries selected by members


1. Sound Wave Flute by Beth of CreateMyWorldDesigns



2. Music is my Second Language Mixed Media by Arlene of HarrisonHollow



3. Song Birds - Nature's Music by Betsy of StrebeDesigns 






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Congratulations to the drawing winner:  Diana Dailey
You get to pick a prize from one of our lovely participating sponsor shop owners.

Comments from the voters:


  • Please continue the good works, it's always fun, nice and inspiring. I love it!
  • Very talented artists. Love to see what they come up with.
  • Enamored of the flute, as well!
  • I also love little shrines, so this was a very appealing item; I like the use of mixed media also. For sheer creativity, the flute is also wonderful. Great idea. I just got a Penny whistle and am figuring out how to decorate it with clay, beads or leather....
  • What an interesting choice of theme.
  • A very difficult challenge but well done by all!
  • I was invited by Betsy — but I loved her piece the most before I had any idea it was hers. Beautiful!
  • AWESOME!!
  • The flute is exquisite; Jazz Hands is fun; Imagine peace evokes memories.

Friday, July 1, 2016

July 2016 Challenge - "Music"




For July we are featuring "Music". Vote for your top 3 favorites. One lucky voter will be chosen in a drawing to win a gift certificate from one of our sponsor shops.



To see larger images visit:
http://www.flickr.com/groups/1089891@N25/

1. Imagine peace polymer on canvas by Lisa of HiGirls 
July PCAGOE challenge: Music
Polymer clay, seed beads, crystals and paper on canvas
More views here: HiGirls on Etsy

2. Music is my Second Language Mixed Media by Arlene of HarrisonHollow.
This fun piece started with a piece of 1/4 inch thick plywood covered in tan clay. The addition of several different textures added interest to the background, then the guitar was added featuring a faux wood twisted blend of clay. The small notes above the scroll are from a mold I made of some scrapbooking pieces and the scroll and message was added last.

3. Jazz Hands by Marie of MarieYoungCreative
This piece was inspired by a photo of a raccoon with a playful hand gesture that made me think of "Jazz Hands." You can read about the project and see more photos here: marieyoungcreative.com/jazz-hands/

4. Song Birds - Nature's Music by Betsy of StrebeDesigns
Inspired by Laurie Mika's Tiny Tin Shrines class in the 2016 Polymer Clay Retreat.  For a view of the top and more background visit my blog post strebedesigns.blogspot.com/2016/06/song-birds-tiny-tin-shrine.html

5.  PCAGOE- Song birds by Line of PlaySculptLive
playsculptlive.blogspot.ca/2016/06/music-is-language-of-love.html

6. Sound Wave Flute by Beth of CreateMyWorldDesigns
Polymer covered flute. For more information about this piece and the creation process, please visit my blog post: createmyworlddesigns.blogspot.com/2016/06/sound-wave-flute.html



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Thursday, June 9, 2016

June 2016 Challenge Winners "Quilling"

Top entries selected by the public


1. Sugar skull sketch book by  Lisa


2. Two-way tie
Chaos Wall Hanging by  Beth 


Metallic Gauze Fiber Brooch No. 135 by Susan


3. Nightlight for Kim by  Betsy



Top entries selected by members


1. Two-way tie
Marc & I by Line 

Chaos Wall Hanging Beth


2. Sugar skull sketch book by Lisa 


3. Three-way tie
Bloom where you are planted Mixed Media Art by Arlene




PCAGOE Quilling Challenge piece by Jackie


Nightlight for Kim by Betsy



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Congratulations to the drawing winner:  Angela Thompson
You get to pick a prize from one of our lovely participating sponsor shop owners.

Comments from the voters:


  • A difficult technique to do in polymer clay!! But results are wonderful and funny.
  • Beth- Do not destroy this piece! It is beautiful. Sometimes the best things happen when you just go with it, and it turns out to be something completely unplanned. You should have a new name though. I see a lot of solar energy, not chaos! Good job.
  • Play sculpt live invited me...these are all wonderful.. I love the textures.
  • This was a toughie -- quilling isn't easy! Congrats to all for trying it!
  • Thanks for the wonderful and inspiring images.
  • Great work as always.
  • Tough challenge but well accomplished by all!
  • Wonderful work ladies ! Hard to pick 3 they were all great looking pieces.
  • Love these challenges. So much talent! I saw this post in the HOP group I belong to.
  • Your post appeared in my news feed, I think!
  • Saw you on Polymer Clay Tribe!
  • I love the beautiful colors and textures in this month’s quilling challenge.
  • Great work, everyone!
  • Kudos to all the artists - beautiful work!!
  • Awesome challenge, really great ideas for quilling in polymer clay in this lineup.
  • Great submissions this month!!
  • So many fun pieces! I had to use a coin toss to help me choose, they are all wonderful!

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

June 2016 Challenge - "Quilling"



For June we are featuring "quilling". Vote for your top 3 favorites. One lucky voter will be chosen in a drawing to win a gift certificate from one of our sponsor shops.



To see larger images visit:
http://www.flickr.com/groups/1089891@N25/

1. Sugar skull sketch book by Lisa of HiGirls 
PCAGOE June Challenge- Quilling
Lots of color and texture on this sketchbook cover.
More views here: HiGirls on Etsy

2. Bloom where you are planted Mixed Media Art by Arlene of HarrisonHollow.
The first step in creating this mixed media art piece was to create a gradient blend going from blue to green. This blend was applied to a 6x6 artist panel and a texture sheet was used to add interest. Then I mixed three shades of pink, mixed a little pink with yellow for the center and a nice green for the leaves. Then I cut strips from each color and began building my flower. The strips are about 1/4 inch wide This quilling technique was adapted from paper crafts.

3. Marc & I by Line of PlaySculptLive
http://playsculptlive.blogspot.ca/2016/05/caricature-in-polymer.html

4. Metallic Gauze Fiber Brooch No. 135  by Susan of 11BOLDstreet
The traditional forms of quilling are beautiful, but a bit too intricate and delicate for my personal style. So, I did it (quilling) in a BOLD manner, by using thick strips of polymer, and keeping the winding pattern very simple. A bit of my liquid polymer/gauze technique was included as a light-weight and visually interesting focal area. This piece is also a nod to Eva Haskova, whose distinctive method of winding strips of Skinner-blend polymer served as inspiration.
4"x3"

5. Chaos Wall Hanging by Beth of CreateMyWorldDesigns
Quilled and layered polymer image of a sun. To read more about this project, please visit my blog post: http://createmyworlddesigns.blogspot.com/2016/05/chaos-how-good-intentions-can-go-awry.html

6. PCAGOE Quilling Challenge piece by Jackie of ThePleasantPheasant
For the June PCAGOE Quilling challenge, I let my mind wander! On a thin backing of clay, I created a wandering design, and added blue and white freshwater pearls, a vintage sapphire rhinestone, then placed it all on an 8" x 8" canvas, painted black. I added some microfine glitter and polka-dot ribbon on the edge of the canvas.

7. Nightlight for Kim by Betsy of StrebeDesigns
I wanted to make a nightlight for my daughter who recently redid one of her bathrooms in blue and white.  Integrating this month's PCAGOE's challenge theme "Quilling" was the perfect way to build a light and delicate design. For more about this piece please visit my blog post http://strebedesigns.blogspot.com/2016/05/a-nightlight-for-kim.html


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Monday, May 9, 2016

May 2016 Challenge winners "Negative Spaces"

Top entries selected by the public


1. Bubble teapot by Lisa of HiGirls 


2. Faux Copper Butterfly Journal  by Arlene of HarrisonHollow. 

3. Made in Helen Breil's Class by Freda of FredaK  

Top entries selected by members

1. Two-way tie

Masquerade Journal(?) Cover by Brandee of BrandeeBlank

Spring Sprung Vessel by Beth of CreateMyWorldDesigns

2. Black Tan Yin Yang Earrings No. 188  by Susan of 11BOLDstreet

3. Made in Helen Breil's Class by Freda of FredaK  

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You get to pick a prize from one of our lovely participating sponsor shop owners.

Comments from the voters:



  • Hard to make a choice when you like them all!
  • Beautiful work !
  • They were all wonderful. I thought everybody did a great job of coming up with inspiring items with the prompt given.
  • Another great challenge!!
  • Love all of them this month. Nice work!
  • Love the design of spirals and the whimsy of the fox.
  • Beautiful work all around!
  • I love all your artwork! Very talented artists for sure!
  • Well, you guys just get better and better. It was hard to pick again.
  • Interesting challenge--good idea!
  • Love that fox, and the journal is awesome!
  • Lovely work by all.
  • Loved this challenge theme and all the variations it produced! Bravo to all the entrants!
  • As always it was hard to choose favorites - everyone is a winner.
  • Learned about this contest in the group Hooked On Polymer.
  • Heard through the Hooked on Polymer Facebook group.
  • A really tough theme, but you ladies took it home! Beautiful work!
  • Hard to make a decision this month!
  • Again, difficult to choose. Very skilled craftsmanship and creative solutions to the challenge.
  • All amazing works of art...
  • Some really great stuff here!
  • Not an easy theme, not for the faint of heart, but geez these artists nailed it!

Sunday, May 1, 2016

May 2016 Challenge - Negative Spaces



For May we are featuring Negative Spaces. Vote for your top 3 favorites. One lucky voter will be chosen in a drawing to win a gift certificate from one of our sponsor shops.



To see larger images visit:
http://www.flickr.com/groups/1089891@N25/

1. Bubble teapot by Lisa of HiGirls 
PCAGOE's May Challenge "Negative space"
Simple black textured clay over white ceramic with bubble cutouts.
More views here: HiGirls on Etsy.

2. Fox Hollow  by Marie of MarieYoungCreative
This sassy fox emerges from her pumpkin hollow to offer a warm welcome to potential visitors. The vibrant oranges are translucent clay combined with opaque black, white, and orange mokume gane swirls and stripes. 8 inches tall.

3. Black Tan Yin Yang Earrings No. 188  by Susan of 11BOLDstreet
For the "Negative Space" Challenge, I began by layering olive, khaki tan, magenta and black polymer. Using a teardrop cutter, I cut a shape, cut a chunk out of it, then flipped the layer stack upside down and cut the complementary shapes. After fitting those together, I formed a top element from the ends. All edges were sanded and buffed. Drilled holes reveal the layers, and were filled with UV resin. Gunmetal black wire and findings were chosen for the metal components.

4. Masquerade Journal(?) Cover by Brandee of BrandeeBlank
BrandeeBlank.com: Made in mind as the entry for this month's PCAGOE challenge 'negative space', and named after a wonderful book I used to read as a little girl when I visited my aunties house which was an art book where you had to find the hidden bunny on every page. This piece was intended as a journal cover, but I haven't actually glued it down yet. I think it will also look great as just an art piece for the wall in a shadow box.

5. Faux Copper Butterfly Journal  by Arlene of HarrisonHollow.
This journal cover started with a skinner blend of yellow to red for the butterfly's wings. Next came a custom copper blend using brown, red and gold polymer clay. The cutouts were made to show the pretty color for the butterfly wings and teardrops and circles finished the look of the butterfly wings. Leaves and swirls and curls were added, then textured to finish the design. A patina was added to give it the looked of aged copper. The cover was glued to a brown faux leather journal.

6. Sparkling Tool Holder by Betsy of StrebeDesigns
Made from a translucent and opal polymer clay layer over metallic painted polymer clay. Approximately 3" high and 3 1/2" in diameter.  I love making tool holders and if you work with polymer clay I have a free tutorial for you http://strebedesigns.blogspot.com/2016/01/polymer-clay-three-part-tool-holder.html



7. Made in Helen Breil's Class by Freda of FredaK

8. World in Her Hands by Line of PlaySculptLive
http://playsculptlive.blogspot.ca/2016/04/the-world-in-her-hands.htm

9. Spring Sprung Vessel by Beth of CreateMyWorldDesigns
Polymer Clay and epoxy clay were the materials used to create this piece as a study of negative space as a design element. To read more about the creative process and challenges of this piece, please visit my blog post: http://createmyworlddesigns.blogspot.com/2016/04/spring-has-sprung.html


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Please select your 2nd choice: (2nd choice must be different from your 1st and 3rd.)
Please select your 3rd choice: (3rd choice must be different from your 1st and 2nd.)
How did you hear about the PCAGOE challenge?
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