Saturday, 1 February 2014

The January Challenge - And the winner is...

Huge thanks to everyone who joined in with our January challenge, where we asked you to create something inspired by a famous painting. We had a massive response and a great range of paintings and artists chosen! Before we announce the winner, please take a look at all the fabulous entries!

Asri was inspired by Vincent Van Gogh's "Blossoming Almond Tree"

Carolyn was inspired by Degas' "The Sunrise"

Catherine was inspired by Georgia O'Keefe's "Oriental Poppies"

Coral was inspired by DaVinci's "Mona Lisa"

Dawn was inspired by Kevin Sloan's "Fog, Flowers and Bees"

Esther was inspired by Monet's "Water Lillies"

Ericka was inspired by Alphonse Mucha's "Reverie"

Gloria was inspired by DaVinci's "Female Head"

Iryna was inspired by Van Gogh's "Sunflowers"

Janice was inspired by Michaelangelo's "The Creation of Adam"
(Pattern by Pam Gordon)

Jeanne was inspired by Piet Mondrian's "Trafalgar Square"

 Jenny was inspired by Gustav Klimt's "Flower Garden"

Kristen was inspired by Picasso's "Portrait of Marie-Therese"
(Design by Mikki Ferrugiaro)

Louise was inspired by Monet's "Irises in Monet's Garden"

 Mary Kearney was inspired by Johannes Vermeer's "The Girl With a Pearl Earring"

Mary Marshall was inspired by Monet's "Water Lillies"

 Michelle was inspired by Josephine Wall's "Eros and Psyche"

 Liz was inspired by Da Vinci's "Mona Lisa"

 Pam was inspired by Andy Warhol's "Marilyn Monroe"

 Rachael was inspired by Van Gogh's "Starr Night"

 Sarah was inspired by Gustav Klimt's "The Kiss"

 Sherry was inspired by Van Gogh's "Self Portrait with Straw Hat"

 Caroline was inspired by Van Gogh's "Starry Night"

 Stephwas also inspired by Van Gogh's "Starry Night"

 Tammy was inspired by Tamara de Lempicka's "Arums"

Tanya was inspired by Bruce Gray's "Raindrops"

 Tracy was inspired by Van Gogh's "Starry Night"

 Yasmine was inspired by Da Vinci's "Mona Lisa"

Ev was inspired by Monet's Le Dejeuner sur l'Herbe

Everyone's names were put in the list randomizer at and the lucky beader who is at the top of the list is...

Congratulations Gloria, you're the winner of the £25 worth of beads from this month's sponsor Beads and More by Yashma!

We hope you've all enjoyed this challenge, pop back tomorrow when we'll have a brand new challenge for February!


Bead Queen said...

Wow what gorgeous entries this month! Well done everyone.

Congratulations to gloria on winning this months prize. Well done.

Carol xxx

Gypsy said...

WOW! What a lot of inspiration in all the beading and creating! Congrats, Gloria!

Peapod Beads said...

What excellent entries to a great challenge! Well done Gloria, enjoy your prize!

Gillian Hardbattle said...

Wow I am overawed by the entries and peoples interpretation of artists work. Congrats to Gloria and a masive pat on the back to all you took part.

Gillian Hardbattle said...

Wow I am overawed by the entries and peoples interpretation of artists work. Congrats to Gloria and a masive pat on the back to all you took part.

DeniseU said...

Gorgeous work, Everyone! It was amazing to see how varied the inspiration was, especially when some were inspired by the same painting. I loved this challenge and even have seen some art I have never seen before. And the level of talent this group is so inspiring! Thank you!

Sherry said...

Congrats to the winner and it was lovely to see everyone's amazing entries.

Dawn Williams said...

I am so inspired by these creations. i hope to join a challenge in the near future. New follower here.

NEDbeads said...

Gorgeousness by one and all - and so fabulous to see everyone's 'take' on the famous paintings!! This was a very cool challenge, and a lot like an art exercise with beads!!! :D

Jane said...

Wow what a month, you are all so clever! Congratulations to Gloria :)

Gloria said...

Some great entries this month. Well done everyone!

Ericka Stafford said...

What amazing entries this month! We really are a creative bunch! Have fun choosing what to get Gloria!

Jane's Jewels said...

Beautiful work from everybody. Well done to Gloria on winning the prize. I found it amazing that 4 of the artistes chose 'Starry night, and each did a completely different piece inspired buy it, same for the 2 who chose the Mona Lisa. Well done to all who participated. x

KipperCat said...

Wonderful work by each entrant, and a wonderful collection to look through!

estherbeads said...

Great to see so many wonderful entries. Congrats Gloria!!

Anonymous said...

Congrats Gloria! Well done all. I enjoyed to be a participant and love the way the winner chosen!

Kate Boyan said...

I loved this concept and throughly enjoyed all of the participants creativity with their pieces!