The 2018 Polymer Clay Challenge is here! Once again, last year’s 2017 Polymer Clay Challenge was a great success. Even more people were able to successfully able to complete all 52 weeks of the challenge! Unfortunately this year, I was not one of them. I was able to successfully complete 40 of the 52 weeks. This is the most weeks I have left unfinished of any year. But … as I encourage EACH of you that participate, do not beat yourself up over this, just keep pushing on and creating. As usual, I will attempt again in 2018 to complete the challenge.
What Is the 2018 Polymer Clay Challenge?
I have been hosting the Polymer Clay Challenge for going on 5 years now. The Polymer Clay Challenge is first and foremost a commitment. It is a commitment by YOU the clayer that you will work with polymer clay and complete no less than one item per week. Why would we do such a thing? Why not more and why not less? More is great but can strain our creativity and cause burnout in many people. One item a week turns out to be just 52 items a year and not too hard for most of us to handle and for most does not cause burnout.
I am so blown away by all the contributions to the Christmas Tree (#CFRainbowTree) that is now on displayed at University Hospitals, adult CF department, at Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital in Cleveland, Ohio. I am blown away by the outpouring of ornaments for the tree. You all sent so many, we had enough to fill TWO trees! Watch the video to see the trees and maybe even find your ornament(s).
Sunflower Sparkle color recipe for polymer clay. Earlier in the fall I introduced you to the Fall 2017 color recipes. With the busy-ness of the fall season, I almost forget to post this luscious yellow color recipe for you. This would have been a sincere tragedy. But don’t worry, I wouldn’t leave a gorgeous yellow out of the fall palette. Enjoy!
Red Wine color recipe for polymer clay. Earlier in the month I introduced you to the Fall 2017 color recipes. What would fall be without a glass of crisp red wine? It would be like having a deep luscious red missing from our fall color palette. Don’t worry, I wouldn’t leave it out. Enjoy!
Premo color recipe in Orange Spice for polymer clay. A few weeks ago I introduced you to the Fall 2017 color recipes. I hope that you’ve taken some time to look through them and enjoy them as well. What would fall be without a gorgeous, rich, orange spice color to liven up the bunch?
Premo color recipe in Muted Berry for polymer clay. A few weeks ago I introduced you to the Fall 2017 color recipes. I hope that you’ve taken some time to look through them and enjoy them as well. I wear a ton of burgundy, plum, and berry colors in general. In fact, my closet is jammed packed with them. It’s funny how the colors we prefer to wear, we don’t use as much in our studio. Here’s today’s gorgeous muted berry color recipe.
Premo color recipe in Midnight Twinkle for polymer clay. A few weeks ago I introduced you to the Fall 2017 color recipes. I hope that you’ve taken some time to look through them and enjoy them as well. Today’s color is rich, dark, deep, with a hint of pizazz that yearns for a warm accompaniment.
Evergreen glint color recipe for Premo polymer clay. My favorite color is blue, but right behind that is green and not just any shade of green … but every shade of green! This polymer clay color recipe has the dark tones of a fall green leaf with the depth of a wintery evergreen. Try this with a variety of color palettes.
Cranberry jazz color recipe for Premo polymer clay. Fall is my favorite time of year and what would fall be without those delicious, tart, juicy cranberries? This polymer clay color recipe has everything you’d expect from a dark cranberry color with even a bit of a surprise built in!
Amethyst color recipe for Premo polymer clay. Amethyst, a true deep, dark purple with a hint of blue undertones. This lucious dark color will add a gorgeous backdrop to any of your fall creations. It’s an “almost black” that will add depth and darkness to any of your designs.
Is there anything more special than looking at your window at all the gorgeous morning dew drops sitting on the lawn, flowers, and foliage? It’s one of my favorite sights, especially as we near the end of the hot season and usher in some of the cooler days of the year.
Berry blast and summer time! Summer is filled with brightly colored, fresh ripened, and succulent berries. This beautiful very colored polymer clay color recipe will delight the eyes in this muted cool toned color.
Faded blue jeans … is there anything in life more comfortable than your favorite old pair of faded blue jeans? This polymer clay color recipe will show you a simple and basic recipe to mimic those old worn favorites.
Royal Purple Fleck polymer clay color recipe for Premo polymer clay is a velvety purple color with just a hint of metallic. It’s vivid purple color will help to pull color to it. This cool toned purple is sure to be a winner in your next palette.