Surface Pattern Design Creative Color Challenge October Natural elements wood grain

This month I had a desire to challenge myself with some natural tones so thought this natural element of woodgrain would be perfect. I love how natural patterns are formed within our world and this is one of my favorite examples {shot taken in New Zealand}. These cool and warm tones will be lots of fun to mix and match! AND there is an extra challenge this month for some pattern! Hope you feel inspired too!


  • Create something using any or all of the colors shown above (you can also include white or black in your creation)
  • Use any materials you like to create.
  • The colors don’t need to be 100% exact – the codes/numbers are listed for guidance and if you decide to create using a computer, you can grab these codes.
  • EXTRA CHALLENGE: Lets mix it up by adding a pattern element in our work this month. Think of the natural lines of woodgrain, how it twists and turns, is full of circles and curves. Have a go at adding these pattern elements into your creation.
  • Share it in the flickr group here
  • Pop back here on the 28th where I will share mine. I will then invite you all to post a link to your work or blog post about it all and visit everyone who participated. Read more about the challenge and to sign up here


ENJOY! I cant wait to see what you all create!