The Color Challenge!

Color ChallengeIn this monthly crafting challenge, which lasted for one year (August 2007 – July 2008), participants were asked to create artwork in any medium, the only requirement being that the current color was featured predominantly in the work.

Color is universal. It transcends media. A polymer clay artist may easily be inspired by the colors in a swatch of fabric, just as a paper artist may be drawn to the play of hues in an artfully-captured photograph. Color is something that speaks to all creative people, regardless of the materials used to express that creativity.

It was my hope that this challenge would help all of us to grow in “artfulness” by being conscious of our color choices and stretching to include those not normally a part of our repertoire. Although the contest is over, it’s not too late to browse through the flickr pool and let the color in other people’s work fuel your own creativity.

Each month, some favorite entries were chosen from the pool, and of those, one was selected at random to win a prize.

items in Polka Dot Creations COLOR CHALLENGE!More in Polka Dot Creations COLOR CHALLENGE! pool

Challenge Winners:

22 thoughts on “The Color Challenge!

  1. […] happy to report that I’ve started the Polka Dot Creations Color Challenge and already there has been much enthusiasm! As of this writing, there are 44 members in the group […]

  2. […] Polka Dot Creations has started a new monthly color challenge. Sound like fun? This month’s color is aqua, so mix up a pretty shade of aqua clay, paint, paper, etc. Open to all mediums. Click on the pic for more info. […]

  3. […] your creative juices flowing.  And don’t forget – the last day to submit your artwork to the Polka Dot Creations Color Challenge for August is tomorrow, Saturday, August 25th! Sometime after that, I will choose my favorite nine […]

  4. […] couldn’t wait… I got the color challenge for September started. I chose OLIVE as the color, by which I really mean any green that tends more […]

  5. […] Polka Dot Creations Color Challenge, which features a new color every month and aims to unite very different works of art & craft by color (but you should already know that, right?) […]

  6. […] been thinking a lot about color lately. Must be that approaching Color Challenge deadline doing it to […]

  7. […] so excited by the submissions to the color challenge this month! Who knew orange was such a popular color? There is a plethora of beautiful polymer clay […]

  8. […] month Polka Dot Creations hosts a Color Challenge.  Create something new during the month in that color and enter to the Color Challenge flickr […]

  9. […] month Polka Dot Creations hosts a Color Challenge. Create something new during the month in that color and […]

  10. […] Color Challenge is heating up for this month!  I’m so excited to see new people joining every day, and […]

  11. […] And come to think of it, maybe some of you creative types would be interested in getting in on the Color Challenge… It’s a monthly event around here, each month based on a color. If you can craft […]

  12. […] take a break from my week-long avoidance of anything resembling business, and do this month’s Color Challenge. And if you’re checking the date and time of this post, you’ll see I’m getting it […]

  13. […] Love that color combination! Lisa’s new color for the month is: I love joining in on her color challenges… it helps spark the creative juices!  I can not wait to get started on this one!  I LOVE this […]

  14. […] sponsors a monthly “color challenge” on her Polka Dot Creations blog. She writes, “It is open to any creative medium, but since most of my contacts are […]

  15. […] January ended before I knew what happened, and suddenly it was time to do the Color Challenge! So, DARK SKY it is. There were nearly 150 lovely entries to pore over this time around, but I […]

  16. […] been busy working on Rose buds!!  I had a customer who wanted LOTS of them!!  and I am Working on Lisa’s Color Challenge again…  what a wonderful way to stay inspired… this months color is Rose (pink)  So I […]

  17. […] month gone by, another Color Challenge over! While ROSE has never traditionally been my favorite color, it seems plenty of you were […]

  18. […] month gone by, another Color Challenge over! Actually, it’s been two months this time. KELLY GREEN was a fun one, and saw 320 photos […]

  19. […] the last day of May, and that means Color Challenge time again! This time the color was DAFFODIL, and we had 104 entries to the pool. I picked nine of […]

  20. […] June ended yesterday, and as such so did the Color Challenge for PURPLE! We had 110 appropriate entries to the pool, and I picked nine of my favorites to be […]

  21. […] it’s already August. The first day of August brings with it a few tasks, such as judging the last Color Challenge, taking down my library display, changing the blog header, and remembering to call my parents for […]

  22. […] hello to the eleven finalists from the past year of Color Challenges (there are only eleven because March and April were merged into one contest). I thought it would be […]

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