Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Interpretation October Challenge

For our October challenge we are featuring the theme "Interpretation" showcasing polymer works influenced by watercolor artist Wyatt Waters. Vote for your favorites. Three lucky voters will be chosen in a drawing to win a gift certificate from one of our sponsor shops.

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1. Inspired by "Oranges in Sicily" by Susan of 11BOLDstreet
My inspiration by Wyatt Waters took the form of stamping inks on white polymer. Placing approximate colors with undefined edges, I impressed some outlines before curing. After curing, I added more layers of inks, plus shading with Inktense pencils. Satin UV coating for protection.

2. Watercolor Tiles Bracelet by Lisa of HiGirls 

Inspired by "Sunset Bebe" By Wyatt Waters
Polymer tiles created using alcohol inks on white polymer clay, I've left the edges of the white clay unfinished as it reminds me of watercolor paper. A coating of liquid polymer lends a bit of sheen.

3. Mood Lighting Bracelet by Arlene of HarrisonHollow
This cuff bracelet was made for the October PCAGOE challenge "Influenced by". I love the watercolor by Wyatt Waters called "Lightning Bugs." This painting brings back memories of the innocence of childhood. I love the colors and used those colors in the creation of this bracelet.

4. Fireflies Lamp by Line of PlaySculptLive
Read about this entry here:

5. Something's Fishy Statement Necklace by Betsy of StrebeDesigns

This piece is inspired by the painting "Sailboats!!! Bebe!!" by Wyatt Waters. From the row of sailboats, the idea of a necklace came to me. I started out by the simply making sea-like components in the same palette as the painting. I decided I would just build something when the components were complete, playing around with how they might fit together.

6. Sundog Polymer Painting by Beth of CreateMyWorldDesigns

Inspired by the painting "James" by Wyatt Waters. This painting of my dog was created with polymer, liquid polymer and alcohol inks. To read more about this project, please visit my blog post:

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Please select your 1st choice: (2nd & 3rd choice must be different from your 1st.)
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.)
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Wednesday, September 9, 2015

September Challenge "Letters" Winners

Top entries selected by the public

1. "Life is Art Mosaicby Arlene of HarrisonHollow

2. "Fantasy Garden Letter by  Lisa of HiGirls 

3. "Granny Squares Afghan What Not Box by Angela of polymerclaycreations   

Top entries selected by members

1. "Fantasy Garden Letter by  Lisa of HiGirls 

2. "Granite Oby  Susan of 11BOLDstreet

3. "Granny Squares Afghan What Not Box by  Angela of polymerclaycreations 

View all of the entries:

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

Comments from the voters:

# 5 is immaculate and original. # 3 - a lot of work and practical for use in the workbench. # 9 good combination of colors and well made.Sometimes it is difficult to choose only 3 worksAll beautiful creationsmy congratulations to all the artisans.

What a diverse collection! They are all wonderful!

So many ways to use words. Inspiring.

Tough decision this month, great work everyone!!

This topic seemed particularly challenging, but as always, the artists have a creative and interesting take on the chosen theme!

This is an unusual challenge and it was really fun to see the skills involved in meeting the challenge!! Keep up the good and creative work.

Interesting competition idea!

I look forward to this event every month...everyone's work is so is always so hard to vote.

I always love these votings, everyone is so creative. Nice job once again.

I have been voting on here for years and everything is always changing and getting better and better. I look forward to this time of month (lol). Great jobs people.

Just wanted to say "thank you" as I was the winner of the certificate last month. I didn't even realize there was a certificate! I love my heart I picked! All are inspiring.

#6 and #4 had a really nice "feel".

Love the letter by Lisa. It is very artistic as well as useful.