The Smooshers haven't had a Challenge for a few months now, since I was dealing with a cross country move, but now that I'm settled in my new home it's Challenge time once again! In order to participate in one of these Challenges you need to have an active shop on ArtFire, be a member of the Polymer Clay Smooshers guild, and create up to two entries based on the current theme. The entries need to be handmade and must incorporate polymer clay and they need to be listed in your ArtFire shop. Those guild members who participate in these Challenges will not only enjoy the fun and challenge of pushing their skills a little farther, but will also benefit from the additional promotion of their shops and entries. Your entries will be promoted on the Smooshers blog, the Smooshers Facebook page, in the ArtFire forums, on Pinterest, Wanelo, and if I get enough entries (at least 16) I'll put together a Collection and a video.
The theme choices for this Challenge are Autumn Colors, Falling For You, Halloween, and Back To School.
Anyone can place a vote- you don't have to be a guild member to vote on the theme. You have until August 31st to place your vote. For some reason I can't seem to add a poll to the blog, but you can leave a comment on this post with your choice for the theme.
Once a theme has been chosen you'll have a month to complete your entries and post a link in the Smooshers guild forums. I'll send out a guild bulletin with the winning theme and the due date. I encourage all guild members to vote and enter their creations in these Challenges. Not only is it a lot of fun, but very often you end up learning new skills and improving your craftsmanship! And everyone else gets to enjoy the amazing creations of the Polymer Clay Smooshers guild (all of which will be up for sale)! Thanks for commenting and voting! :-)