Friday, November 30, 2012

3rd Annual Challenge of Color

I am joining Erin and Brandi this year for the Challenge of Color blog hop.  Erin sent us all two palettes that were created by Brandi, and our job was to create a something using at least one of the palettes.  This year the palettes are from the Earth as Art image gallery.  Please check out the link, all of the images are simply stunning.

Here are the two I was sent:

This is
 Guinea-Bissau, which is a small country in West Africa. The website describes it as:  Complex patterns can be seen in the shallow waters along its coastline, where silt carried by the Geba and other rivers washes out into the Atlantic Ocean.  I think it is just beautiful, and I love the colors.

This is the Mississippi River Delta.  The description from the website is:  Turbid waters spill out into the Gulf of Mexico where their suspended sediment is deposited to form the Mississippi River Delta. Like the webbing on a duck's foot, marshes and mudflats prevail between the shipping channels that have been cut into the delta.  I love this one too, the blues and greens together are gorgeous.

I combined this project with another one I've been working on.  I've been creating and donating jewelry to Ivelolharele Retirement Sanctuary, for a silent auction they are having.  They are a horse sanctuary located in Chilton, Wisconsin that I've recently become involved with, and it is a wonderful place.  I used one of Marti's running horses cuff beads for the focal on this bracelet and the first palette for my colors:

I was a little worried that the colors wouldn't look as good in the bracelet as they did on the picture, but I really like the way it turned out.  If anyone is interested, the auction items are on Ivelolharele's Facebook page, I have a few pieces of jewelry and there is a painting as well.

Please take a look at what the other participants created with their palettes! 
Erin Prais-Hintz
Rebecca Anderson
Kris Auderer
Chrizette Bayman
Lori Bowring Michaud
Courtney Breul
Lynsey Brooks
Stephanie Buss
Iveth Caruso
Shannon Chomanczuk
Lisa Cone
Cece Cormier
Lori Dorrington
Dawn Doucette
Jeannie Dukic
Kim Dworak  <------------- You are here
Beth Emery
Janice Everett
Pam Farren
Donetta Farrington
Gloria Ferrer
Cherrie Fick
Therese Frank
Patty Gasparino
Tanya Goodwin
Ambra Gostoli
Jess Green
Denielle Hagerman
Mary Harding
Karla Hartzog
Kim Hora
Brandi Hussey
Emanda Johnson
Jennifer Justman
Sue Kennedy
Ema Kilroy
Lee Koopman
Linda Landig
Kirsi Luostarinen
Cynthia Machata
Alicia Marinache
Beth McCord
Mary K McGraw
Karen Mitchell
Cheri Mitchell-Reed
Aimee Moisa
Karla Morgan
Penny Neville
Becky Pancake
Kashmira Patel
Alice Peterson
Kayla Potega
Debbie Price
Bobbie Rafferty
Caron Reid
Nicole Rennell
Cynthia Riggs
Andrea Ross
Sally Russick
Annie Scherz
Pam Sears
Renetha Stanziano
Sandra Stein
Kristen Stevens
Tracy Stillman
Sherri Stokey
Lola Survillo
Kay Thomerson
Jo Tinley
Emma Todd
Cory Tompkins
Pam Traub
Melissa Trudinger
Michelle Tucker
Shelley Graham Turner
Monique Urquhart
Rachel Van-Walsk
Patti Vanderbloemen
Lesley Watt
Lynn White
Joan Williams


  1. Kim, what a nice job you did, and for a great cause too! DOUBLE points! The focal piece by Marti Conrad is perfect for the occasion.

  2. That is a great looking piece of work! Thank you for using it for such a great cause!

  3. beautifully done! love that palette, too!

  4. I love the bracelet and the colors are wonderful. It makes me think of the ocean and sandy beaches. I love Marti's work and her focal is perfect!

  5. What a perfect focal for such a good cause! Beautiful colors!

  6. Weren't the Challenge of Color palettes just beautiful? I was so happy with the ones I got. You made such a gorgeous piece with yours! You did a fantastic job on this challenge!

  7. You did match the palette beautifully, and Marti's focal is just right for it.

  8. What a gorgeous piece, Kim! Congratulations for supporting such a worthwhile cause... the beauty we create has so much more meaning when it is used to accomplish greatness!

  9. Two beautiful palettes to chose from! I love, love the colors you chose and your bracelet is wonderful. Good luck with the auction!

  10. What a great way to combine projects! I love the palettes you were given, and the bracelet is fantastic. Thanks for playing along!

  11. Mmmm! Yummy! Wonderful colors, great combos, you really pulled it off. And, how wonderful that you're donating to a charity for horses. Lovely, lovely, lovely all the way around.

  12. A very interesting piece. You did well matching the colors. It's wonderful that this is going to help a worthy cause.

  13. What a lovely thing to do with your design :) - love the combination of colors and how you pulled it all together with the Bracelet bar - great job! JLynn

  14. You had two wonderful palettes to choose from! How wonderful to donate your jewelry for auction for such a worthy cause. I, too, donate to a charity in Nevada - they take care of horses who were previously abused. Congrats and bless you!

  15. This has inspired me to use a couple of bracelet bars I have but have yet to play with! Awesome work.

  16. I am delighted that you chose to play with us Miss Kim. I think that it is wonderful that you are working for a charity. I am sure that at least one of the pieces I made will be destined to bring some non-profit cheer! Enjoy the day. Erin

  17. Both your palettes are so pretty! I would have had a tough time choosing. And love what you made with it too :)

  18. Great use of the palette - love those colours together, beautifully done!

  19. You captured the color palette beautifully! Nicely done!

  20. Love the bracelet of the running horses and love that it is being auctioned for a good cause!

  21. You did an amazing job translating the color palette. This worked beautifully for your combined projects.

  22. Hi Kim,
    You had two gorgeous palettes to work with I like that you were able to combind them together into one piece. I also like that this piece is up for auction to a good cause.

  23. great multi-tasking! I hope you include the inspiration details with the auction donation, it makes it all the more meaningful. I'm sure it will be fought over!

  24. Ah...just lovely! I love that you combined the palettes and created something so pretty.

  25. What a great interpretation of the color scheme -- breathtaking!

  26. I love the texture you achieved with the choice of beads. Lovely piece!

  27. Who every ends up with this bracelet will be delighted indeed.

  28. A very nice piece and for such a great cause. Love the way you brought out all the color and texture and then the theme focal you used for your cause. Great piece.

  29. Oh I had the same palette as you, such vibrant colours aren't they! Fabulous bracelet, you really captured the colours beautifully!