January 2012 Creative Color Challenge – Tangerine Tango

This year I'm going to attempt to participate in more online art challenges.  I love participating, but I've found that sometimes in past challenges it's been difficult to "keep up."  I'm also finding, that after my successful run with the Summer 2011 Color Challenge, I make more of an effort when it's something I really enjoy! 

When I read about Louise Gale's 2012 Creative Color Challenge, I knew I had to give this a try!  Color is one of my strongest sources of inspiration.  I also love doing a challenge because it pushes me…it makes me stretch my creative wings a bit, especially when it's something I normally wouldn't do or use, like the color orange.  Not long ago, Pantone announced the color palette for 2012, and the color of the year is Tangerine Tango…so the first challenge that Louise gave us was to create with it.

January 2012 Creative Color Challenge
So here it is!  This is actually a larger adaption of a pattern for a dress and pinafore I used last summer, and I changed it up a bit…my goal?  Completing 52 paper dresses in my art journal!  Of course I haven't posted any yet…so this piece was completed in Photoshop…I'll share my "real" dresses later!

Click on the 2012 Creative Color Challenge badge in the right sidebar to check out more info about the challenge and to check out pieces from other artists.

And, as always, thank you SO much for stopping by!

Hugs and toodles!



  1. Hi Anita, it’s great to see someone familiar doing the Challenge. Very cute piece. Looking forward to the rest of SOAR!!! 🙂

  2. Hey Donna! Good to see you here too! I need to finish my homework, then work on Soar “stuff” and THEN I get to play and check out the other color challenges! I LOVE color challenges! And love that you’re a part of JBY and Soar! Thanks for stopping by! Hugs!

  3. It’s so adorable!!! love what you have done with the challenge!

  4. Hi Stephani! Thank you so much! And thanks for stopping by! I really appreciate it! Hugs!

  5. Anita, it is good to meet you. I am just hopping over from CCC. This is adorable.

  6. Thank you for stopping by Lori, and thanks for the kind words! Hugs!

  7. this piece is just beautiful – I am in awe of what you can do with pohotoshop !! This is a challenge I had seen and thought about joining but then completely forgot about it. May have oplay some withthis lor today.

  8. the color here makes my toes curl up joyful!
    love! love! love!
    what a wonderful place to just wallow, this:)

  9. Thank you Jennifer! I appreciate that so much!!! Thank YOU for stopping by!

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