Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Color Challenge Winner


Hi Everybody...

Thank you again to everyone who submitted art last week for our first Color Challenge.  The palette we worked with was a beautiful palette of Turquoise, Chartreuse, Yellow Ochre, and Burnt Umber. 

This weeks winner is Ayoti Mittra from the UK.  Thank you Ayoti for submitting your wonderful artwork.  I follow Ayotri on Instagram and Facebook and I always love seeing her work.

Thank you again to everyone who participated! And make sure to leave a congratulatory note for Ayoti in the comments below!




Be on the look out for our next color challenge! I'll be sharing it soon! 
Til next time, 
Ken

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Color Challenge: Turquoise, Chartreuse, Yellow Ochre and Burnt Umber


Hi everybody,
This past week, our color challenge was to use the colors Turquoise, Chartreuse, Yellow Ochre and Burnt Umber on a project or work of art.
It's a great color palette to use and a little unexpected...


...but it works because it's an analogous color palette, or, the colors are beside each other on the color wheel.  (Burnt Umber is neutral). 

And, I've been amazed by the projects that everyone has submitted.  They're all just stunning.  At first, I thought I'd randomly pick a winner.  But, the works are all so beautiful, I couldn't choose one myself, so I would like to put it up for a vote.  Please vote for your favorite by commenting with the Number and Name of the project that you would like to vote for.

1. Milagros C. Rivera


2. Milagros C Rivera



3. Lauren Bergold


4. Lauren Bergold 




5. Kathy Davis


6. Emilee Grupp




7. Pam Miner


8. Lisa Smith 


9. Ayoti Mittra


The voting is now open and will remain open until noon, 12:00 pm, August 31, 2016, so you only have 1 day to vote.  Feel free to share this blog post with your friends to let them see the color palette we worked with and give them the chance to vote for their favorite.  Tomorrow, I'll count the votes and name the winner here and on my Facebook Page. The winner will receive a set of Color Burst Caribbean Brights. 

Thank you again to everyone who took my color challenge this week. I'm planning to have another color challenge really soon!

'til next time, 
Ken

Friday, August 26, 2016

Analogous Color Palettes...Color Challenge, Turquoise, Chartreuse, Yellow Ochre and Burnt Umber


Hi Everybody! I hope you're having a fantastic day!

I don't know, but,  if you're like me, but every now and then I see a color palette that really gets me excited.  Recently, I noticed that the Color Burst colors Turquoise, Chartreuse, Yellow Ochre and Burnt Umber look fabulous together! And I wanted to challenge myself to create some work this week with this color palette.  


The challenge is pretty easy, just create something that you like, using these 4 colors.  You can create anything you wish, a card, a mixed media piece, a collage, a painting, a tag, a scrapbook layout...heck, knit a scarf using these colors together! You'll love the result! 


Here's why this color palette works, it's an analogous color palette, that means these colors are beside each other on the color wheel. So, because their made of blues and yellows, when used together, they create a very harmonious color effect that is cooling, relaxing and peaceful. You can see below, on this example, how the colors fall beside each other on the color wheel.

So, let's see what you can do with these colors!  Try creating something with this color palette and post a photo on Ken Oliver Crafts on Facebook! I'll share the photos as they're submitted.  I know you'll love creating in this color range!


Our color challenge will be open through Monday, so you have the weekend to play!  On Monday afternoon, I'll select a color challenge winner and send out a set of Color Burst Caribbean Brights to the winner!  
Your entry can be any kind of art that you wish! 
Just create something! 


I'm looking forward to seeing what you create!

Have a great weekend!
Ken



Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Creative Team June Challenge Winner

Hey everyone apologies for the delay in picking a winner, as you may be aware from Ken's Facebook posts he is currently on his travels teaching workshops and spreading the magic of Color Burst. We will be announcing our New Creative Team as soon as we can but in the meantime here is the winner of our June Creative Challenge.

Congratulations Emilee Grupp


While we organise our new team there will be no July challenge, however feel free to email sharon@kenolivercrafts.com with links to any of your color burst projects, we would love to see them.


Sunday, July 3, 2016

Ken Oliver June Challenge Day 6

It's day 6 of sharing projects from the team on our June Challenge. This months theme is 'Vacation' and you have a chance to join in too and win a pack of Ken Oliver Color Burst.

To participate create a 'Vacation' themed project using Ken Oliver products along with any other products and mediums you choose.  To submit you can either email your entry to sharon@kenolivercrafts.com, post to Facebook and tag #kenoliverjunechallenge or add your link to the project in the comments at the bottom of this post.  Deadline for Submissions is July 12th.

(p.s. we are working towards introducing an inlinkz option to future challenges, thank you for your feedback.)

Hey did you know that we are having a Creative Team Call?.
We are looking for Team Members who can work in all mediums, be
adaptable, relish a challenge, understand color and can work in a team environment to meet our various creative needs, deadlines &
requirements.

Full details on how to apply can be found here.


Today's Challenge inspiration comes from Dunja Ducker, how beautiful are these flip flops !, made using color burst, the Mandala Stamps and water media paper.




Supplies:



Saturday, July 2, 2016

Ken Oliver June Challenge Day 5

It's day 5 of sharing projects from the team on our June Challenge. This months theme is 'Vacation' and you have a chance to join in too and win a pack of Ken Oliver Color Burst.

To participate create a 'Vacation' themed project using Ken Oliver products along with any other products and mediums you choose.  To submit you can either email your entry to sharon@kenolivercrafts.com, post to Facebook and tag #kenoliverjunechallenge or add your link to the project in the comments at the bottom of this post.  Deadline for Submissions is July 12th.

(p.s. we are working towards introducing an inlinkz option to future challenges, thank you for your feedback.)

Hey did you know that we are having a Creative Team Call?.
We are looking for Team Members who can work in all mediums, be
adaptable, relish a challenge, understand color and can work in a team environment to meet our various creative needs, deadlines &
requirements.

Full details on how to apply can be found here.

So for the final day of our team projects for this challenge we have Sharon Callis who has taken a page from a DCWV Coloring Book and used Color Burst to paint it in.  Bon Voyage.



Color Burst
Color Burst Liquid Metals
DCWV Color and Create Globetrotter Pad


Friday, July 1, 2016

Ken Oliver June Challenge Day 4

It's day 4 of our June Challenge, this months theme is 'Vacation', over the next couple of days we will be sharing creations from some of the Creative Team and you have a chance to join in too and win a pack of Ken Oliver Color Burst.

To participate create a 'Vacation' themed project using Ken Oliver products along with any other products and mediums you choose.  To submit you can either email your entry to sharon@kenolivercrafts.com, post to Facebook and tag #kenoliverjunechallenge or add your link to the project in the comments at the bottom of this post.  Deadline for Submissions is July 12th.

(p.s. we are working towards introducing an inlinkz option to future challenges, thank you for your feedback.)

Hey did you know that we are having a Creative Team Call?.
We are looking for Team Members who can work in all mediums, be
adaptable, relish a challenge, understand color and can work in a team environment to meet our various creative needs, deadlines &
requirements.

Full details on how to apply can be found here.

Todays we have not one but two fantastic projects from Nikki Davis, the first is somehting we will all recognise i'm sure, a great watercolor of Big Ben and the second is something we could all use, a savings jar for our vacations.




Supplies

Mod Podge
Tissue
Glass Paint (for writing)
Twine