Wednesday, April 3, 2013

The ItsyBitsy Logo Color Challenge - Paper/ General Crafting and Jewellery Making

Let me take this opportunity to thank all our lovely followers and fans for participating so actively in our Craft Awards last month. Whether you were submitting your creation or voting for your favorite, your particpation made it a resounding success! Stay tuned for the results which we will be announcing very soon.
               
On to our challenge for April and from the image above, perhaps you have a hint of what's in store. We've chosen a color challenge and what better colors to showcase than the ones from our brand new ItsyBitsy logo. The colors are bright green and bright blue so we want to see what you can come with using shades of blue and green. Plus there's more! Starting this month we will be rolling out 2 challenges - one for paper crafters and the other for jewellery makers. The theme is the same for both the challenges - simply use the Itsy Bitsy logo colours - blues/ greens and neutrals.


And here's some inspiration for you. I have made a mini album and based the entire design on the fabulous colors from the new ItsyBitsy Logo. Here's a look at the cover of the album:


As you can see I have used varying shades of the vibrant blue and lush greens from the logo. Pattern Papers from the Fresh Floral Stack offered me just the right background. And who can go wrong with the fantastic ItsyBitsy craft flowers? They're just DIVINE

The central focus of the mini cover is a cuckoo clock cut from the adorable Spellbinders die. And concealed within the cuckoo clock is a secret compartment, great to store charms, rings, bracelets or other trinkets. 

 


And here's another closeup of the beautiful flowers all from Itsy Bitsy. I have bound the album with the new card rings now available at ItsyBitsy and decorated them with some delightful crochet flowers. So cute! Then since the outside was so elaborate, I decided to go simple for the inside - the picture above is a collage of the various pages.

Moving on to the Jewellery Making Inspiration. This one was put together by the amazing team over at ItsyBitsy and all the beads/ accessories have been taken from the stupendous ItsyBitsy Bead Bar that literally has 1000s of options.


Isn't it gorgeous? The blue and green beads interspersed with silver? Delicate, elegant and such pretty colors - it's a necklace that would suit any neck and the best part is that it's made by a crafter like yourself. Here's a close up of the beadwork.


Here are the rules of the challenge:
  • For the Paper/ General crafting project, your submission can be a card, box, tag, scrapbook layout, dress, embroidery, crochet work etc - anything as long as it is handmade and incorporates the color scheme provided in the logo inspiration picture above.
  • For the jewellery making project, your submission must be some form of jewellery and once again it must incorporate the color scheme provided in the logo inspiration picture above.
  • Quilled jewellery or jewellery made out of paper beads will fall under the Jewellery making category.
  • The contest closes at midnight on 30th April 2013.
  • In order to submit your entry, click on the inlinkz button provided at the end of this post, add your image and link to your blog post containing the submission. There is a separate button for each category.
  • If you do not have a blog, please send in your entry to itsybitsycraftcontests@gmail.com and we will add your submission for you.
  • Each participant can submit a maximum of 3 entries within each category
  • Submitting old projects is not permitted. All submissions have to be created after 3rd April 2013.
  • In your blog post, create a link back to this page - The ItsyBitsy Logo Color Challenge or better still add the Logo Color Inspiration Image provided at the beginning of this post with a link back to this page.
  • Entries are welcome from all over the world however if you are the winner, we can only ship your prize to an Indian address.
  • 2 winners will be selected, one for jewellery making and one for paper/general crafting who will each receive a voucher of Rs. 1000 each, redeemable online at www.itsybitsy.in.
  • In addition 6 finalists in each category will be selected all of whom will receive a badge to display on their blog. 
  • We would love it if you display our new badge on your blog, you can find it on the sidebar.
We are super excited to see what you come up with and judging by the talent displayed in previous challenges we are 100% certain that it's going to be a gala hit! So hurry up and start linking! Looking forward to your creations!

Supplies Used: Click on the link to shop online


Paper General/ Crafting Submissions

Jewellery Making Submissions

42 comments:

  1. Hi

    Wonderful :) Can i submit quilling crafts only And Am I eligible got paper crafts based on quilling and card?

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    1. Yes yes you may submit quilling craft! If it is a quilled jewellery set then it comes under the jewellery making category. All others come under Paper/ General Crafting. Looking forward to seeing your submission!

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  2. Hi :)

    Am Archana from BendyMinds..I just joined my new blog and Will post one by one.I am so impressed all of itsy bitsy products.I am currently living in the U.S. Am not able to make proucts from itsy bistsy..Can I make crafts such as quilling on paper cards and quilled jewels on jewellery making and most of the materials are used by American products? Am I qualified?

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    1. Hi Archana, thanks so much for your kind words. While we would be delighted if you use our items in your project, we do not insist on it. These challenges are designed to spur, share and celebrate creativity, so go ahead, do your creative best!
      However please note that if you are the winner, we are unable to ship your order overseas, we can only ship to an Indian address due to customs restrictions.

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    2. Hi :)

      Thank you so much dear! Yeah loved to use itsy products.but I am in the US...so will make and send it to you. I have an Indian address if in case Am the winner.as my parents are in Chennai :) I understand dear and will send an Indian address :)

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  3. Wow its great to see jewelry challenge..will link up my handmade jewelry soon!!

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    1. Looking forward to seeing your creation Poornima!

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  4. Great challenge. The colors are sooooooo pretty!

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    1. Thanks Nan... yes they certainly are!

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  5. Wow ! Fabulous colors ! And the album is just mind blowing !

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    1. Thanks so much Pooja, so glad you liked the album.

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  6. Hi Sunehra
    this is not my submission but just couldn't resist sharing this post of mine with you as it happens to have the exact similar colors of the new itsy-bitsy logo....

    http://www.kalasirjana.blogspot.in/2013/03/cute-little-quilled-cat.html

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    1. It is truly delightful and how coincidental that you used the same colours!!! Anyway I'm sure you'll come up with another master peice for your submission. Looking forward to it!

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  7. Cool and awesome colours.the jewellery and album are stunning. One you could think differently and challenge us.thanks sunehra

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    1. Hey Shylaa.. thanks so much... so glad you like the inspiration pieces... we all work really hard to create something really and truly inspiring.

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  8. Awesome challange and amazing new logo,,entry coming soon :)

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  9. Amazing challenge and that album is super gorgeous.So is the jewellery inspiration piece.

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    1. hey Pallavi, thanks so much for your kind words!

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  10. Amazing new logo...congrats to whole team of Itsy bitsy.lovely bright colours to play thys month...but a vry stupid question from me Sunehra. Hope u don't laugh.I don't know how to put ur logo on d side bar of my blog :(

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    1. Not laughing at all - we all were novice bloggers once. Here are the steps:
      1. Right click on the badge and save the image to your desktop
      2. Go to your blog Overview and click on 'Layout' on the left side.
      3. On the next page, you will see a template of how your blog is laid out. On the right sidebar will be the gadgets you have already added. At the top of this list is a 'Add Gadget' button. Click on that.
      4. A list will appear, scroll down until you find 'Image'. Choose this option.
      5. Then follow the instructions and you're done!

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    2. Thanks Sunehra for such a quick feed back...i menaged to do that :)

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  11. amazing challenge ! is it going to be the voting system again ??

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    1. No voting system this time - winners and finalists will be handpicked.

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  12. I am so in love with this colors"s so beautiful!! will definitely link up my creation based on them !! Sunhera your album looks just gorgeous !especially that cuckoo box what a fabulous idea !!..just love it!!!

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    1. hey thanks so much Hussena - just adore that cuckoo clock die... and had to use it!!

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  13. can i use any shade of blue and green??????

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    1. Yes Varsha, we are accepting all shades of blue and green, but no other colors except for neutrals like whites/ browns/ creams/ blacks and in case of jewellery - silver and gold too.

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  14. Excellent work sunehra...I luv the colors combinations...

    Sathya,
    sathyaart.blogspot.in

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  15. WOW the necklace is mindblowing. Sunehra please convey to the team to post some basic jewelry tutorials giving info about what wires etc to use for vertain jewelry[..not videos]. I like to dabble in all sorts of crafts and pick up jewelry making stuff from Itsy bitsy to make simple earrings and charms but have no idea what wires to use for what!! I am sure there are lots of crafters like myself who would love to try new crafts out

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  16. And you have rocked with the colors. ..the house with the storage option is pure genius!!

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  17. Hi Sunehra,
    Just saw ur comment on my blog dear...
    Ya I want 2 b back again...
    U have a lovely challenge up there with amazing colour combo...n this time u have 1 more 4 jewellery lovers 2oo...thats gr88 dear....
    wud love 2 participate

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  18. hi sunehra,
    just submitted my entry. Thats a lovely colourful logo.My favourite combination also. ya as DR.said would be very useful if you could tell the basic things used for making jewellery. hope my entry qualifies.

    thanks
    kavitha vadhri

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  19. Hi
    sorry for the mess up. I have added my link in jewellery section but i am not able to delete it from the paper craft section.

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  20. hello.
    i have mail my entries for color challenge on itsybitsycraftcontests@gmail.com, day before yesterday. i just want to confirm if it is been considered as an entry.
    thank you
    Regards,
    sneha oberai

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    1. Hi Sneha - it's done. I have added them above

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  21. I have mailed my project for color challenge on itsybitsycraftcontests@gmail.com.. Can u pls let me know if its considered

    Hema
    happyexperimenting.blogspot.com

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  22. Hi

    Whether hair clips quilled and hair band quilled is eligible?please reply

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  23. Hi Sunehra,

    I have mailed my entry two days back at itsybitsycraftcontests@gmail.com....just wanted to know if you are in receipt of the same and if it has been considered for this color challenge..

    Much Love
    Pooja Ghosh
    Craftstruck
    www.facebook.com/craftstruck

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  24. It is a one shot go presentation. All in one place for best views. I am a fan of art and craft so this is place where I would like come again for information related to Diploma in Jewellery Designing and it will help me to score better.

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