Sunday, March 9, 2014

Earth Day Design Challenge

We're all hoping spring will be here soon; what's better than another design challenge to get us thinking about flowers blooming and trees turning green! Earth Day is on April 22, this year, so let's use that as our inspiration. The theme is here on the blog and the WEST forum on etsy. Take this inspiration in whatever direction your imagination leads. The goal is to challenge yourself, be inspired and enjoy the creative process!

Recycled Floppy Disc Notebook from WeAreBoundTogether

As you think about the theme, add comments to the discussion thread on Etsy about your process. Take pictures of your process and the finished item and post them in the discussion thread when you are done. It's interesting and inspiring to others to hear the story about how you arrived at your finished product, so go ahead and share a few comments about your process! The results of the challenge will be posted after the deadline, and then voting for your favourite will commence. 

Recycled Vintage Maps Button from PeriwinkleDzyns

Bohemian Oval Coiled Mat by PrairieThreads

The new theme for this challenge is Earth Day! Re-using, recycling, up-cycling and reducing our impact are all great angles for this challenge. Will you turn that old t-shirt into a new grocery bag, maybe you'll find remnants of fabric and make a light spring scarf, what about just finding a fabulous vintage piece to add to your home decor? I know we all love mixing old things with new to achieve the perfect look. You've got a whole month to come up with your design ideas and create. The deadline for this challenge is Friday April 11, with the entries being posted on Sunday April 13. When the entries are posted, you can vote for your favourite entry. The winner will be announced on Earth Day and featured on the blog side bar until the next design challenge. 

Fabric Flower Necklace from Heidi-and-Seek-Boutique

A few notes:
Create something new, especially for the challenge. Entries for each challenge must be finished by the posted deadline. Vintage and supply sellers are welcome to participate too, with a focus on artful photography and careful choice of item.
Happy designing! I hope this challenge and the few ideas I found in WESTie shops inspire you!
Ready... Set... Get Creative! 

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