A Closer Look at Color Challenges

This week at PaperCrafter’s Corner, we’re talking about CHALLENGES. No, not the challenges of cleaning up your scrap room, work/life balance challenges, or the challenges of dealing with a post-CHA hangover. Nope, we’re talking about Scrapbook Challenges …. Card Challenges … Paper Crafting Challenges!

Yesterday we discussed one of the most popular challenge types, sketch challenges. But today, we’re talking about MY favorite type, COLOR challenges!

With a color challenge, the challenge host stipulates the entire color palette, that a certain color that must be included, or that a certain color that must dominate. My favorite? The ones that give you the ENTIRE palette to work with. Like these …

Some of my favorite color challenges?

Pink Paislee Color Crush

I love it when Pink Paislee has their “Color Crush” Weeks! They aren’t really challenges for you to play along with, but I love seeing their design team members’ interpretations of the color palette. Like this one featured in March. This was the “color crush” inspiration …

And every single one of the Pink Paislee designers created an amazing project that week….. like this one by Jess Mutty for Pink Paislee …

Amazing, right?

Crate Paper

Crate Paper features a color challenge each month that you are invited to play along with. There are prizes and everything :) They show you the color palette and then you get to work. Here is this month’s color challenge palette at Crate Paper…

And of course, there are loads of color challenges at the various challenge blogs each week!

A Color Challenge Example

PCC Creative Squad member Angie Gutshall loves color challenges too! Why? She says that color challenges make her “dig through her stash” and find papers & supplies she forgot she had! And it gives them new life!

Love that!

Angie was particularly inspired by this week’s color challenge from Write.Click.Scrapbook. Here is their inspiration photo …

image source: design for mankind.

Color challenges are GREAT because they force you to pull together different products from your stash that you might not normally have combined….. and the ‘odd’ combination can often lead to you to exciting and/or inspiring results.

So what did Angie create based upon this palette? Well, turns out she was SO inspired, she decided to lift the ENTIRE inspiration piece!Check out what she created ….

Isn’t that amazing? I love how she mimics not only the colors but also the angles and “feel” of the inspiration piece. Go Angie! And some close-ups just for fun ….

So, are you inspired yet? I am, LOL!



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