Sunday, 1 April 2012

The April Challenge

Welcome to the April Challenge! This month we would like you to make something in Citrus colours...

Oranges, lemons and limes

You can choose from lime greens, lemon yellows and zingy oranges but you must use at least two of the three citrus colours in your piece. And no other colours please!

Now here's the twist...we'd like you to include buttons somewhere in your entry. .This twist is entirely optional but if you choose to use the twist as well as the colour scheme then you will receive two entries into the draw!

How do I enter?
There are two ways...
1. Email your photographs to ottbs@bigstring.com
2. Or add them to our Flickr group pool.

Choose whichever way is easiest for you, you don't have to do both. In either case, please mention that it's for the April Challenge so I know that it's your entry. We're happy for you to post your photos on our Facebook group as well but please make sure that you've also submitted as above. Entries that have not been emailed or added to the Flickr pool will not be accepted.

What can I 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 beads they've made. I'm sorry but any entries that do not include beads will not be accepted. Your entry must be made especially for the challenge, please do not submit something that was made before the April 2012 challenge began.

Does it have to be my own design?
No. 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 so that we can give full credit.

What about findings?
Findings (clasps, earwires, metal spacer beads etc) are exempt from the colour challenge so you can use silver, gold or any other colour findings that fit in with your project.

When is the deadline for entries?
The deadline is 6pm (UK time) on Monday the 30th of April.

Can I enter more than once?
You can make as many pieces as you like using the chosen colourway. All entries will be shown here on the blog but you will only be entered into the draw once (or twice if you've used the twist).

I'm not in the UK, can I still join in?
Yes of course! We welcome submissions from around the world so don't worry if you're not in the UK. Our sponsors have agreed to post prizes overseas so you can still enter and be eligible for the prize!

We are sponsored this month by Yashma Creations and the prize...well the prize is a secret for now! But if you're a regular follower of our blog then you'll know all about the gorgeous prizes that Valentina has offered in the past. I'll update this post with more details and photographs when I receive them :)

The winner will be drawn by me (Liz) after 6pm on Monday the 30th of April, using the random list generator at www.random.org and announced later on the same evening.

Good luck everyone and happy beading!

7 comments:

Peapod Beads said...

Made to make your mouth water!

Mrs Cake said...

lemon entry my dear Watson :D :D

Shirley said...

Oohh, I have ALL of those colors! Perfect for a summertime project, or two....:)

Liz said...

ROFL @ Mrs Cake :D

Bead Queen said...

lol @ Lesley hehehe.

I am trying to think what to make... Mmmm my mouth is watering now too.

Fab colours Liz xxx

Angelque Creations said...

These are some of my favorite colour combinations and now I will have to get working on something.

Clair said...

This really is going to be a challenging one.