Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Break Out The Crayolas!

When you were little, was there anything more exciting than getting a new box of crayons?  Remember the rush when you broke the seal and opened the box to see those glowing, vibrant crayons with their beautiful pointy tips, just begging you to create something fantastic (hopefully on your drawing paper, not on your bedroom wall...)?

I can almost smell the aroma of fresh Crayola wax, just thinking about it.

And now Sally Russick of The Studio Sublime has created a big-kid opportunity to play in the crayon box again  -- the One Color Crayon Challenge!

The challenge is to choose one of the colors in the original crayon box -- red, orange, yellow, blue, green, purple, black, or brown -- and create a monochromatic piece using only tints and shades of your color.

Yep, no accent colors.  No gold or silver beads.  No multi-color beads that happen to contain your color.  It's a deceptive little challenge, but it's turning out to be a lot of fun!

I chose red.  And I set myself an extra challenge of only using beads in my stash.  (What was I thinking?!?) 

The reveal date is May 5.  I can't wait to share what comes off of my drawing beading table, and see what the other 66 people in the hop create as well.

When I'm done, I may have to go buy myself a big ol' 64 box and play.


KJ said...

Now that sounds like a challenge! I would have chosen blue or green but I absolutely LOVE red. I can't wait to see what you create.

Saturday Sequins said...

What a great hop! It really is deceptively simple.

Red is a great choice. I agree with KJ -- I can't wait to see what you make! I'm not sure if I could resist the temptation to add black and silver, since that's my favorite color combo. ;)

Sally Russick said...

Bobbie, I love the jewelry that you create an can't wait for the reveal!! Thanks for joining in and also thanks for posting about the hop!