Monday, March 12, 2012

The theme for the next Smooshers Challenge is Textures from Nature

Our fans have voted and the winning theme for our next Challenge was Textures From Nature!  Thank you all so much for taking the time to vote and give our guild members a wonderful theme to work from!  This particular theme gives us a lot of choices as to what we can create.  I'm envisioning textured leaf jewelry, vases resembling a hollow tree, silky textured flower petals, and even furry animals!  To enter these challenges you need to be a member of the Polymer Clay Smooshers Guild on ArtFire.  You're allowed to enter 2 items, which must be made from polymer clay and listed in your ArtFire shop.  Your entries need to be relevant to the theme and you need to post a link to them in this thread in our guild forums.  The deadline for entries is April 12th.  I'm really looking forward to seeing the entries for this one!  In the meantime, here are a few items that are already available in some of our member's shops.
Here's a delightfully whimsical fish pendant from Mortimer Inc complete with scales and textured skin.  You may not see a fish quite like this swimming around in the nearby river, but fantasy creatures count for this challenge ;-)
Fun, Flirty, Girly Fish Pin or Pendant 
And this Froggy by the Pond ring from MysticalMeDesigns has textured soil and greenery, and even a tiny mushroom!  The amount of detail in such a small piece is just amazing!
And these rose pens from RosyWriters mimic the texture of beautiful roses you might find in your garden.

 This necklace from SharpArtbyDawna has a very natural and organic look  to it.
Organic Style Polymer Clay Necklace handmade in the USA 
This vase from CreativeCritters not only has textured bark, but fur texture on the cute raccoon ;-)
These items aren't entries in the Textures From Nature Challenge, just some samples of things that would qualify.  If you'd like to learn more about any of these pieces, just click on the picture to be directed to their listings.
Thanks so much for stopping by, and be sure to check back to see what new creations our members come up with!

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