Creative Color Challenge

The “Creative Color Challenge!”

Please note the monthly challenge are not currently taking place.

A new Challenge for the month of January 2016 will take place. Please sign up to my mailing list here for the news (mid December)

For more information on color, please visit my color project website below

In 2012 and 2013, I posted a challenge on the blog every month.

Below is the information from previous years.

Join a global community of creative souls {check out the showcase} to explore color, creativity and have lots of fun!

How it started

In August 2010, I wanted to stretch myself as an artist and explore color more. Especially the colors that scared me a little. So I put a challenge out on my blog to pick a different color every week in the month of August and invited creative friends to join in. The response was amazing. I ran another challenge over Christmas, in February and then again in August 2011. It’s now time to color our lives evenmore as a community and explore color together so the monthly creative color challenge is born!

Ongoing inspiration being added to the flickr pool


Join the flickr group here

The basics

On the 1st of every month, I will post a color challenge based on a color story or theme and colors inspiring me. I will challenge you to explore the colors in the challenge and create something ONLY in the color palette listed. This will really stretch us and encourage us to explore, create and be inspired. Then on the 28th of the month, I will post my creations and ask you to share yours through a special thumbnail linky tool (where you can add a thumbnail of an image and a link back to your blog post). Then we can all visit each other. Throughout the month, you can also post to flickr, blog about your process, tweet and add to facebook – we can really get inspired and share the experience with our creative community.

All the challenges will have a combination of colors like below:

I will also give you the color code, so if you want to create on the computer you can do so. These are just for guidance so you can mix your palette as loosely or as close to the colors as you like.

Sign up!

To sign up to the challenge, go to the participant page and add your information. You can join in anytime.

How to participate

There are a number of ways you can join in, this is very informal and the primary purpose is for us to be creative, stretch, expand and have fun! Here are some suggestions of ways you can participate…….

  • Participate with your blog. You don’t need to have a blog or website to join in, we welcome everyone to create with color. But it’s a great way to capture your creations, write about your process and experience and join in the blog hop to see everyone’s creations every month.
  • Participate on Flickr.Be sure to post your creations on flickr every month – this is an amazing showcase of work for the Creative Color Challenge since its start. There is so much inspiration on there and it’s another good way to be inspired and connect with other creative friends.
  • Participate without a blog.We welcome everyone to join in. If you don’t have a blog, that’s okay – you can still post your images into the flickr pool or post your comments every month. You can also blog hop/visit flickr and join the conversation there.
  • Participate with Facebook. Feel free to post up your images to facebook and share with all your friends there also. Invite your friends to join in! You can link back to the challenge page or tag on the facebook page. We will also be featuring everyone who blogs or mentions the challenge on facebook.
  • Participate with Twitter.Feel free to post your images and tweet about your process and experience every month. Please use #colorchallenge as your hashtag so we can all find each other who tweet about the challenge.
  • Play along in instagram (iphone, ipad, ipod) and use the hash tag #colorchallenge

SIGN UP HERE

 

Add a button to your website/blog

Right click the image below, save to your computer and add to your blog/website sidebar. Please link back to this page.

 

So excited to embark on this journey with you all!
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2012 Color Challenges

CHECK OUT THE FULL SHOWCASE HERE

Jan – Tangerine Tango
Feb – Lavender & Green
Mar – Tranquil Blue
Apr – Mustard Yellow
May – Pink
June – Red & roses
*6 months of color – celebrating post*
July – multi color & letters
August – rainbow colors
Sept – sunsets
Oct – woodgrain
Nov – Autumn hues
Dec – Red & Green

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2011 Color Challenges

August, 2011 (Completed)

The Challenge: Create Your own Creative Color Wheel.

For inspiration check out the below Color Story here.

The challenge: create your own Color Wheel. You can use ANY material or MEDIUM you like, GO WILD! Some ideas are: simple paint, photos, food, paper & patterns, clothing, fabric, sewing, natural finds, sculpture, jewels, dried flowers and so much more.

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FEBRUARY 2011 CHALLENGE (completed)

THE CHALLENGE: to create something using complimentary colors with the theme “BLOOM”. This challenge was also a swap.

WRAP UP POST HERE with all images.

All images posted in the Flickr Group

Australia
Lisa Rothenbuecher http://justforewedesigns.blogspot.com/

Canada
Heidi Brand http://www.heidibrand.blogspot.com/
Patti Fortune trioriginals.com/blog/
Rona Gregory http://ronagregoryart.blogspot.com

Spain
Jo Millar
Judit Labòria Vizcarro http://www.pilgrimofthemoon.blogspot.com
Sally Fleming

UK
Claire Streatfield Http://www.furwillfly.blogspot.com
Jeanette House http://one-little-house.blogspot.com
Jenny Blair loveandpeascreations.blogspot.com
Louise & Peter Gale www.arty-herberts.co.uk
Moyra Scott http://get-stuff-done.blogspot.com/
Sandie Cottee http://itchifingers.blogspot.com
Tara Leaver www.aquamarineart.blogspot.com

USA
April Marie Cole http://aprilmariecole.blogspot.com
Bonita Rose http://alifeunrehearsed2.blogspot.com
Caryn Lynn Duncan www.carynlynnduncan.blogspot.com
Debbie Numoto debbiedawnnumoto.blogspot.com
Denise Bongiovanni http://mycreativeheart.wordpress.com/
Femi Ford infemity.blogspot.com
Jenna Kannas jennakannas.blogspot.com
Karma Hallmark http://karmahallmark.wordpress.com/
Heidi Marsden http://heidistitcheswhenshecan.blogspot.com/
Jacqueline Camacho http://imagesbyjax.blogspot.com/
Jaime Barks www.barksblog.com
Jenny Childers www.jennychilders.blogspot.com
Lori Tatam www.loritatam.com
Marianne Baugher http://ruffhaven.blogspot.com
Nelly Eisenhower http://nellysjunkdrawer.blogspot.com.
Pat Langley http://www.patlangley.blogspot.com
Paula Jennings
Pippin Schupbach http://artpippin.blogspot.com/
Sam Johnson www.gollywobbles.com
Sherri Vilov slvilov.etsy.com
Stephanie hauser funkychickensdoitbetter.blogspot.com

 

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Nov-Dec 2010
The Challenge: To create 4 ornaments for the holidays using only green, red and gold. Send 3 ornaments out to 3 lovely swap partners.

Challenge info here: http://louisegale.com/2010/11/join-me-in-a-special-holiday-creative-color-challenge/

WRAP UP POST HERE

Check out the flickr group
Thanks to all who participated:

Argentina
Mariel Trill Guillot, http://www.todalatela.blogspot.com

Australia,
Annette Ross,
Catherine Davies, http://tigswhitecanvas.blogspot.com/

Canada
B.B. http://www.sweetlimes.com/blog.
Bev Baird, http://bunnysgirl.blogspot.com
Dyan Whyte/WhereAvaDreams, http://daynwhyte.typepad.com
Heather Robinson, http://creativesolace.blogspot.com.
Patti Fortune, http://trioriginals.com/blog/,
Peggy Helfrich

Mexico
Sara Gonzalez. http://www.differentrandomness.blogspot.com

Puerto Rico
Elizabeth GLz, http://elizabethglz.com/blog

UK
Benta Hickley, http://www.SLIKstitches.blogsport.com
Beth Nicholls, http://aspecialjourneyofmyown.blogspot.com/.
Christine Toal http://lulapieclothing.blogspot.com
Jenny Blair, http://lovandpeascreations.blogspot.com/
Ruth Hope,

USA
Angela DiGiovanni, http://AngelaDiGiovanni.com.
April Marie Cole, http://aprilmariecole.blogspot.com/.
Astrid, http://www.redredcompletelyred.com
Becky Drees,
Breanna Freeland, http://askmamabear.blogspot.com/.
Carola Bartz, http://carolabartz.blogspot.com/.
Christina Plantinga, http://christinaslens.blogspot.com/,
Cynthia Ann Dubbers, http://www.crimsonheartstudios.blogspot.com
Debbie Williams, http://www.omzblog.blogspot.com
Heidi Marsden, http://heidistitcheswhenshecan.blogspot.com
Gail M. Ross,
Heather Foust, http://heatherlfoust.blogspot.com
Kimberly Turner, http://www.soggydogstudios.blogspot.com
Jennifer Phillips
Lola Surwillo, http://www.beadlolabead.blogspot.com,
Heather Steed, http://experimentexpress.blogspot.com.
Bonnie Rose. http://alifeunrehearsed2.blogspot.com
Jenny Wentworth, http://www.jennyleewentworth.blogspot.com
Juliette crane, http://Juliettecrane.blogspot.com.
Juliette Nelson, http://www.OrganicPinkLady.com
Keya Glover, http://blessed-queen.blogspot.com.
Kymberly Hughes, http://manycoatsofcolor.blogspot.com/.
Lorrie Spotts http://amiartspott.blogspot.com.
Marianne Baugher, http://ruffhaven.blogspot.com,
Marisa Harder-Chapman
Missy Elam, http://greenbirdofhappiness.com
Monica Moran, http://www.thecreativebeast.blogspot.com.
Karen Goldsum, http://arborescence.typepad.com/.
Nancy Baraw, www.fancibags.etsy.com.
Nellyeisenhower, http://nellysjunkdrawer.blogspot.com.
Paula Jennings,
Pippin Schupbach, http://artpippin.blogspot.com/.
Regina Lord, www.creativekismet.com,
Sandy Coleman, www.sandycoleman.com
Sarah Kelly, www.spadazzle.com
Sherri Vilov, slvilov.etsy.com
Stella Singleton, http://stellaland.typepad.com
Stephanie Hauser
Tammy Novak
Tiffany Burns Rushforth, www.iamrenasdaughter.blogspot.com

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The Creative Color Challenge Button

AUGUST 2010
THE CHALLENGE: to explore a different color to create with each week in August. Check out full intro here.All images posted in the Flickr Group

Week #1 – Sunflower yellow – Energize
Week #1 – Wrap Up
Week #2 – Raspberry Red – Passion
Week #2 – Wrap Up
Week #3 – Turquoise Blue – Tranquility (with a twist!)
Week #3 – Wrap Up
Week #4 – Sea Green & Found Art Friday Theme “To The Sea”
Week #4 – Wrap Up
Week #5 – Lavender Purple – Spirituality
Week #5 – Wrap Up
FINAL – Challenge Wrap Up & Movie

 


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List of Participants for the August Color Challenge 2010.
Aug 1 to Sept 4, 2010

Catherine Winter http://sailorgirljewelry.blogspot.com.
Cindy http://whitevioletart.com/
Dyan White/Where Ava Dreams – http://dyanwhyte.typepad.com
Heidi Brand
Mary A/The Silverlight
Michelle Prosek www.michelleprosek.com

Italy
Cat Eye View

New Zealand
Kylie Law http://www.kylielaw.co.nz/category/blog

Puerto Rico
Elizabeth GLZ http://elizabethglz.com

Spain
Judit http://www.pilgrimofthemoon.blogspot.com

UK
Alix Smithers http://www.bigbluebed.blogspot.com/
Beth Nicholls http://aspecialjourneyofmyown.blogspot.com
Claire http://furwillfly.blogspot.com
Christine Toal http://lulapieclothing.blogspot.com
FFieldhouse
Francesca Burras http://francesca-burras.blogspot.com/
Jenny Blair http://loveandpeascreations.blogspot.com
Louise Gale http://www.arty-herberts.com
Maisy (Jeanette) House http://one-little-house.blogspot.com
Moyra Scott
Rachel Nixon http://rachel-nixon.blogspot.com/ and http://strange-beau.blogspot.com/
Sheila Arthurs http://www.2smart-clothencounters.blogspot.com
Sweet Myrtle
Tamsin Haggis http://exploring-creativity-tamsin.blogspot.com/

USA
Amy in Alaska
Angie Barrett http://www.angiebarrettphotography.com
Andrea T Seiler http://andreaspaperboutique.blogspot.com
Barb Fiorillo
Becky http://www.deutschemexicana.com
Beth Megquier http://bethmegquier.blogspot.com
Brigid Gallagher Davies http://bgallagherdavies.blogspot.com
Carola Bartz http://carolabartz.blogspot.com/
Chrissy Gardner http://www.chrissygardner.blogspot.com
Dana http://www.danabarbieri.blogspot.com/
Darla Kirchner
E Makes Art http://www.emakesart.blogspot.com
Emily http://amoebahandmade.blogspot.com/
Emily http://remembermeemily.blogspot.com/
Fleuronic
Gilding Lillies
Ginger Blue Beads
Gwynnie Beatty http://www.gwynniebdesigns.blogspot.com
Jacqui http://www.imagesbyjax.blogspot.com/
Jaime Barks http://www.barksblog.com/
Juliette Crane http://juliettecrane.blogspot.com
Jen http://springlanedesigns.blogspot.com/
Jen Slutsky http://www.by-jen.blogspot.com
Jenny Wentworth http://www.jennyleewentworth.blogspot.com
Joye Schwarz http://joyefulartblog.com/
Kelly Wilsey http://javaswhimsy.blogspot.com
Kristin Dudish http://www.kristindudish.blogspot.com/
Kristina McClay http://www.bubblesunderthemoon.blogspot.com
Kristys Art Corner
Leanne Sim
Lori Gilroy http://lori-diane.blogspot.com/
Marianne http://ruffhaven.blogspot.com
Mazarine Treyz
Melanie Pearson http://justmelaniejune.blogspot.com/
Miranda Smith
Monica Moran http://www.thecreativebeast.blogspot.com
Nadine Lucas
Nancy Baraw http://www.etsy.com/shop/fancibags
Pat Langley http://patlangley.blogspot.com
Pippin Schupbach http://artpippin.blogspot.com/
Rebecca Everett http://www.mymomentarylapsesofreason.blogspot.com
Rebecca Shine www.newyorkfridaylunchclub.com
Regina Lord http://www.creativekismet.com
Shannon Olszewski
Sonya McCllough http://sonyamacdesigns.blogspot.com
Sydney Cohn http://www.memorableminutes.blogspot.com
Valentina Ramos http://www.valentinaramos.blogspot.com
Valerie Hart http://valeriehart.com/
Others (location unknown)
Trulyana
Helly B
Arty-San