Wednesday, February 1, 2012

February Challenge: Spring Color Palette

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For our February PCAGOE challenge, our member artists were asked to use a color combination from this spring palette: pink/rose, white, green, lavender, yellow, blue, green. Public voting is open until Feb. 7. Vote for your favorites at the bottom of the post and you could win a prize! It may take a minute for the voting form to appear.

NEW prize format for voters( select your own prize) Three lucky winners will be selected in a drawing of all non-member voters and will be able to choose a prize offered by our member shops sponsoring this month's challenge. See the list of participating sponsors and prizes. 

And the entries are:

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1 - Spring Wedding Cake Topper Love Birds & Spring Bouquet by Marie of YoungCreative
"All hand-sculpted-no molds. Love birds with a spring bouquet of calla lilies and baby roses. I spent extra time on details like the curlieques on the birds' wings and tail feathers. Scale: 2 1/4 inches high and 4 inches wide."


2 - Spring Flowers by Angela of PolymerClayCreations
"Some colorful spring flowers to brighten your day. An ATC, or Artists Trading Card created to celebrate the first flowers of Spring."


3 - Pastel mini bicone necklace by Lisa of HiGirls
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These beads were created with mostly translucent clay with a tiny amount of alcohol ink and a smidge of mica powder.  I love the glass-like effect. These are the tiniest bicones I've made yet."

4 - Spring Color Palette Necklace by Becky of BeckySueCreations
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This piece is made as part of the challenge in which green, blue, pink, yellow, lavender, and white was the theme. The pendant has an open center and is hung on an adjustable cord. The top surface has been textured to give a fabric like effect."

5 - Gingko Heart Challenge Necklace by Linda of NKDesigns
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This is my challenge entry for the Polymer Clay Artists Guild of Etsy. I used high end purple beads and Swarovski crystals in the necklace. The heart is done in a mokume gane technique with silver leafing and a resin finish."

6 - Wall Plaque Grouping for Spring by Linda of marcymPC
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This grouping was created for the PCAGOE February Challenge. The theme is Spring, and the colors had to be pink, blue, yellow, lavender and white. My technique is a variation on Julie Picarello's mokume gane as described in her book "Patterns in Polymer."

7 - Polymer Clay Artist Trading Card by Kelly of KellyPlaysClay
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I created this artist trading card as part of an upcoming swap. I used the challenge colors to be able to enter it here too"

8 - Ready for a Spring Day by Cindy of ArrowdaleArtStudio
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This trinket box is my entry into the current challenge of the PCAGOE, using only the colors, white, pink, yellow, blue & lavender The skirt is actually the box while the top lies over the lid on the "waistband," which is also pink. A yellow straw boater with ribbon which matches the skirt, and the sleeves and collar on the top is ready to don, as are the shoes, right next to their matching purse."

9 - Nature's Impressions in Pastel by Jan  of JanGeisen
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This is a collage of scraps of polymer clay there were impressed with various textures, including a bunch of very delicate seed stems I found on an unidentified plant in a field in Indiana last summer. The clay was patinaed in pastel shades of pink and green. The yellow element is scrap from a yellow to green skinner blend sheet."

10 - Autumn of the Gems Clan by Angela  of Elemental Dragons
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Autumn was created for the PCAGOE monthly challenge.
Autumn has a knack of having dragonflies land on her, we think it is her colorful body.....luckly she likes them (most dragons will eat them...shhhh)"

11 - First "Relief Beyond Belief" Bead by Jill  ofJKollmann
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Using the February challenge colors - white, yellow, optional green, blue, lavender, pink - I did a mica shift Skinner Blend and used the resulting veneer to apply Dan Cormier's "Relief Beyond Belief" Master Class dieforming tools and techniques to create this bead. Whew!"

12 - Spring Goddess by Line  of PlaySculptLive
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My goddess is already working on preparing spring. Like all goddesses she has 2 sides, one so pretty full of flowers and rainbows and the other full of realities and truths. She holds blood drops in each lotus in her hands (red crystals) and bones in her lotus hat. Creating is a messy business, the process not always pretty but in the end we have so many new things to celebrate."

13 - Printemps Floral Mirror Compact by Berit  of ClayImages
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My entry into the February challenge, spring color palette. The spring flowers on this compact are created with the mokume gane technique."

14 - Spring Pendant by Nikki AdornmentsbyEstelle
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I made a mokume gane cane using white, green, pink, translucent and yellow polymer clay. I placed the slices on top of an oval shaped blue and purple bead. I textured the blue and purple pieces of the pendant before I placed the cane slices. I placed the pendant on a teal blue steel cord. I also added stripes from a complimentary cane."

15 - Sweet Dreams Lotion and Frame Set by Arlene of  ashpaints
 "This gift set was made for my niece who was expecting her first child. The lotion dispenser and frame are decorated with a skinner blend then slices of flower canes add a touch of whimsey. Swirls of clay make cool clouds and grass. The frame is just the perfect size to slip in a gift card from the recipient's favorite store."

16 - Rainbow Pansy Pillow Bead Bracelet and Earring Set by Deb of  rengalsa

 "Blue, yellow, pink, purple, and white - wonderful shades of spring in this colorful rainbow hued pansy. These beads were made from a unique millefiori cane and layered in multiple sizes before being cut into squares and shaped into pillow beads. This is my entry in the February PCAGOE challenge."

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