Tuesday, 1 November 2011

November Moodboard

Welcome to the November Moodboard! As we're approaching that time of year I thought we should have a bash at the traditional festive colour combination of red and green. But that doesn't mean your piece has to be Christmas themed! There's an abundance of different shades of greens to choose from such as olive, moss, forest, lime, bottle, apple and jade and a profusion of reds including cherry, ruby, burgundy, chestnut, orange-red, brick and terracotta. And don't forget that you can also take inspiration from the images themselves!

Clockwise from top-left: Poppies 5, Lemmie and Peggy Day, Ornaments 1, Red on Green.

Submitting is easy! You can either email your photograph/s to me at thecrimsonmoon7@gmail.com or you can add them to our Flickr group pool. If you do add it to the Flickr pool please make sure to mention that it's for the November Moodboard. If you have a website, blog or an online shop that you'd like us to link to your name then please include it with your submission, either in your email or in the description of your Flickr photo. Also include with your submission a few words on the techniques and materials used.

What can you make? Anything as long as it involves beads! Any technique is accepted, from beadweaving and stringing to wire work and bead embroidery. Lampworkers and polymer clay artists are also welcome to submit pieces they've made.

We're happy for you to make something using a pattern from a book, magazine or tutorial but if you do please let us know the designer's name and where it was published, including a link if available, so that we can give full credit.

The deadline for entries is 6pm (UK time) on Wednesday November 30th and as always a prize will be awarded at random to one of our lucky entrants. We welcome submissions from around the world so don't worry if you're not in the UK, you can still enter and be eligible for the prize!

Up for grabs this month is this gorgeous set of artisan lampwork beads beautifully handcrafted by Helen Mitchell of Lala Lampwork!

We really hope you enjoy this month's challenge and look forward to seeing your wonderful creations!

Sadly, this is the last moodboard of the year as we'll be taking a break from the challenge in December. But there'll still be Monday posts throughout December where I'll be showing some of my favourite submissions from the past year :)


Shirley said...

Ok, even if I didn't love the colors for this month (and the girls!) I'd have to enter to try to win those fabulous beads!!!!

Anna Fjellborg said...

Those beads are gorgeous! I'm definitely gonna participate this month as well :D

Mrs Cake said...

I'm definitely participating(already have actually ... *eye roll*) but as I was super lucky last month, I have requested not to be entered in the draw! I just love having my creativity prodded ;)

JazzyPixels said...

I may get rounds to trying this .... this month :P