Category Archives: Color

September Challenge Winners!

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What a fun September challenge!!  A special thank you to Val for creating such a fun challenge concept for our team.

Now onto the winners! Thanks to all that entered, these are our 3 winners!
BB Tar with this great color combo!

Cynthia from TheWhimsicalFrog with this great urban legend

Vickie from paperpiecesbyvicki gave us this scary jack the ripper treasury.

 And Lastly, Our team Leader Winner!!  So happy to bestow the winner crown to Pat from PatMcWhorter with this colorful urban legend!

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COLOR YOUR TREASURY CHALLENGE!

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Perhaps I have just really miss seeing the merchandising desk report so, let’s talk color. If you are a color lover like I am, you should enjoy the release of the Fall Color Trends from Pantone. Perhaps more interesting than that are the combined color combos from within this group. Sure, in the past I have always thought of a Pantone color – let’s say tangerine, the color of the year – and paired it with a neutral beige or white, etc. What I am seeing in this year’s Fall fashions and home decor trends are these colors mixed within their group for striking contrast….tangerine with pink flambe for example.

So while you are creating your themed fall treasuries, why not emphasize the “Pantone Combo”? I know it sounds like food but just go with it.

Why not think of these color combo’s when creating jewelery Christmas gifts, snapping photographs, painting , upcycling, creating live plant arrangements, planning your wedding, decorating your home and even cooking in the kitchen?

Look at these lovely fresh, young, spirited colors Pantone has designated as the biggest trend colors for this fall.

So how about our monthly challenge – feeling up to one?  We thought it would be fun to create October themed treasuries featuring any TWO Fall Pantone colors in these categories AND titles:

Yielding the Harvest (rustic farm planting autumn canning vintage )

Autumn Bride & Groom ( fashion, parties, showers, gifts )

Haunting Stories  ( for Halloween – BUT you can not use tangerine and French toast together)

Bright Lights, Big City  ( urban legends – portrayal of any myth or expression that has been around a long time believed to be true …or…living in the city- fashion, home decor, trendy and chic )

Recap of the Challenge Rules:

1. You must chose a minimum of TWO Pantone Fall colors for your treasury for a combo (note on Haunting Stories that the combo tangerine and French toast is too much like the classic traditional expectation and we want to see something different)

2. You must choose ONE of the FOUR listed categories above for your theme AND title of your treasury

3. You must tag the treasury TPT, PANTONE COLORS & THE COLORS YOU CHOSE

4.  You may enter ONE treasury for EACH of the categories if you wish.

5. You must post your treasury on our special Challenge thread

6. Challenge will run from Sept 24-Sept 30 midnight EST

Winners will be chosen on the beauty of the treasury, the uniqueness of items found in the colors chosen and overall creativity. The winners will receive a month ad for their shop on our blog plus be featured in an article on our blog.

Here are some search tips. Most people do not tag their items with Pantone color names so you have to try several combinations in Etsy to find the colors you want. For example, if you are looking for Honey  Gold, try searching under light yellow, honey, pollen, yellow, gold, antique gold.  For chartreuse, use light green, lime green yellow green, pear green, light green and so forth.

We will be on the lookout too for team members who have items who have items in relevant colors schemes to post our our challenge thread as well!

So good luck and have loads of fun!

Here are our Leader’s inspiration to get you thinking. Special recognition to our newest leader Denise who took a front page with her Mr. and Mrs. Pantone treasury!

‘Autumn Bride & Groom’ by MDCardsandGifts

Inspired by tangerine tango and titanium. So modern for a fall wedding!

$68.00

$59.00

$40.00

$59.00

$36.00

$50.00

$300.00

$7.00

$12.00

$51.00

$10.00

$60.00

$75.00

$60.00

$30.00

$46.00

Treasury tool supported by the dog house

‘Bright lights Big city’ by MDCardsandGifts

Inspired by Pantone’s falls colors Ultramarine Green and Olympian Blue

$30.00

$60.00

$375.00

$95.00

$14.00

$50.00

$1350.00

$65.00

$62.00

$8.00

$34.00

$4.75

$169.00

$65.00

$15.90

$12.00

Treasury tool supported by the dog house

‘The soon to be Mr and Mrs Pantone’ by ArtNoel

The groom is ever so slightly under-dressed but the bride and the dog are ever so stylish:) The bride digressed slightly from the color theme with her antler chapeau.Pantone tangerine tango and olympian blue combo.

$16.00

$45.00

$135.00

$37.00

$69.95

$10.00

$150.00

$29.00

$325.00

$15.00

$80.00

$15.00

$9.00

$14.00

$7.50

$38.00

Treasury tool supported by the dog house

‘Urban Legend’ by ArtNoel

There are alligators down there:)Pantone French roast and Titanium

$120.00

$825.00

$32.50

$44.99

$60.00

$30.00

$22.00

$20.00

$9.00

$38.00

$3.00

$20.00

$32.99

$60.00

$32.00

$6.50

Treasury tool supported by the dog house

‘Yielding the Harvest’ by PatMcWhorter

Combining Fall Pantone Colors, French Roast and Bright Chartreuse

$24.00

$35.00

$35.00

$20.00

$35.00

$12.00

$15.00

$25.00

$15.00

$55.00

$23.00

$150.00

$400.00

$17.50

$35.00

$12.00

Treasury tool supported by the dog house

‘Haunting Stories’ by SeasAndSeasons

Where nightmares are born…This tribute to Halloween uses two colors from Pantone’s 2012 Fall Fashion Guide. They are:French Roast 19-1012Rose Smoke 14-1506

$25.95

$150.00

$20.00

$29.89

$10.00

$24.00

$15.00

$6.00

$28.95

$200.00

$24.99

$9.99

$15.00

$98.00

$25.00

$28.00

Treasury tool supported by the dog house

‘Yielding the Harvest’ by SeasAndSeasons

The Olympian Blue and Honey Gold from Pantone’s 2012 Fall Fashion Report were the inspiration for this farmhouse kitchen. Fabulous vintage finds will be used to cook and preserve the harvest before a blanket of snow covers the ground.

$5.00

$15.00

$30.00

$27.50

$37.50

$30.00

$38.40

$4.00

$25.00

$24.50

$45.00

$20.00

$7.95

$25.00

$14.95

Treasury tool supported by the dog house

Enough with White Space Already!

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Ho Hum Ho Hum……the front pages of Etsy continue to drive white space photos into your face.  While we just finished with Valentine’s Day pages out the wazoo, the latest pastel trended treasuries are basically boring. The boredom is not because of the wonderful item selection – in fact, I do believe that it is harmful to those artisans- but exists because of the overly stark white backgrounds.  Such a sterile, crispy clean to the point of harshness and blindness to the eyes (its like getting a snow burn) background literally washes out the item. And if your item is a soft pastel color….well there you have it.

Deep rich vibrant colors, like all the shades of red just revealed since Christmas for Valentine’s Day for example, go exceeding well with the white space photos. Thanksgiving, Christmas, Fourth of July, St Patrick’s Day are jewel tone color rich. As are the seasons of summer and autumn.  And then comes beautiful spring and while we should be rejoicing in the earth’s returning beauty, grace and  rebirth, it tends to wimp out, at least to me, on the pages of the Etsy magazine.

I have been noticing recently a lot of shop items being photographed in also a washed out bleach by the sun kind of look as well. Now this style is rising in popularity as pictorial photographs but as an Etsy buyer,  I want to be able to see what I am potentially buying – in detail. And a little drama doesn’t hurt either.

So first hats off to all our treasury makers who enjoy drama and little white space in their treasuries. And hats off to the shop owners who offered us such delightful photos to build these treasuries upon. I went through a day’s worth of treasuries in our treasure chest and found some really ass kicking inspiration.

‘Light Up the Night Rustic Weddings’ by MDCardsandGifts


Layered Wedding Dress – The …

$1480.00

20 x white color cotton ball…

$15.50

Bridal brooch bouquet light …

$68.00

Solar Lights – Green. Solar …

$15.00

12 Rustic Wedding Favors, Fr…

$36.00

Rustic Flower Girl Basket Fi…

$24.50

Hanging tealight jars Set of…

$75.00

light fixture lamp metal sig…

$200.00

Solar Lids Mason Jar Solar L…

$10.00

Vintage Rustic Wedding Invit…

$50.00

Rustic Log Cabin White Birch…

$14.00

Wedding Cake Topper- Mr & Mr…

$13.00

2 Birch Log Tea Light Candle…

$22.00

Emerald Green Taffeta Prom D…

$115.00

Hand Painted Mason Jar Moroc…

$24.00

Champagne Wedding Toasting F…

$65.00

Treasury tool by Red Row Studio.

‘Hey… Who WHO Who MOVED My CHEESE?’ by CatFabricsandButtons

Inspired by AiryObsessions ESASO Treasury ChallengeIf you are experiencing change in your life, your career etc be sure to read this short story about what 2 mice “Hem and Haw” and 2 friends do and what happens along the way. It’s perfect


Lemon Yellow Glass Jar with …

$25.00

Vintage Cat Eye Glasses. Sun…

$70.00

Vintage multi strand necklac…

$22.99

SALE Yellow Gray Flower Slou…

$34.00

Henry the Owl 8.5 x 11 Gicle…

$22.00

Rhinestone Earrings, Yellow …

$15.00

Bug – Fabric Winged River Ro…

$4.25

Dear God, please don’t l…

$12.00

Sheet Music – Sweetheart Lan…

$13.00

He Loves Me-Loves Me Not-Whi…

$24.00

Vintage Bright Yellow Jewel …

$14.00

Prom Dress Yellow Vintage 19…

$75.00

FOUNTAIN- ACEO Print – Beaut…

$4.99

CrazyCatGlass Lampwork Boro …

$19.99

Lively Yellow Vintage Open W…

$2.75

Art Photo Design Checker Cab…

$10.00

Treasury tool by Red Row Studio.

‘you are somebody’s reason to smile’ by atticle


Vintage German Op Art White …

$45.00

COMING SOON Leather Satchel …

$85.00

Rough Diamond Sterling Silve…

$95.00

Underneath, small 7″ x …

$20.00

vintage sign letter 24″…

$90.00

Photography – Black and whit…

$40.00

Danish Table Lamp Sakura – …

$185.00

Antique 1800s Edwardian Jack…

$495.00

Mane

$50.00

v i n t a g e Unique Metal R…

$12.00

Black and White Solarplate P…

$25.00

Pope Paul VI Religious Medal

$2.00

READY FOR ADOPTION Needle-Fe…

$36.00

Vintage Afghan Off White Cab…

$65.00

Black Iron Horse

$23.00

White and grey felted wool s…

$75.00

Treasury tool by Red Row Studio.

Of course this is all just my humble opinion. Most really good treasuries have a nice mixture of both white and non-white space photos. So if you want to try something a little different, see what you can do with all 16 slots and zero white space! Then edit by adding some related items photographed with abundant white space and see if you don’t come up with something striking and bold.

One last nod goes to the Etsy Treasury Hunter website. Check it out to see some very special recognition of the non-atypical treasuries created by very talented curators…including our own members. Visit here

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#4 Surprise Gift Guide Challenge Winner

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Our Super Secret Theme for this Surprise Challenge is

Gift Guides by Color

What a colorful way to shop!  So many great treasuries to choose from!  Remember if you want to be considered to be a surprise gift guide challenge winner, tag your gift guides with “tpt team”.

Our winner is Kerri Blackman of Kerri Blackman Fine Art with this great colorful Gift Guide!

You can check out the shop  HERE

You can show love for the treasury HERE

To Learn more about our Daily Gift Guide Challenge (going on now to Nov. 23) go HERE

What is the theme for Day 5?  SHHH… it is a secret

What Would Happen If… Pet Inspirations

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I have the most beautiful cat in the world (actually she is an acquired taste).  I wondered what would happen if I did a treasury inspired on my cat.  Well it was harder than I thought.  I found this cool website that helped me.

This is the Website:

http://bighugelabs.com/colors.php

You can upload a photo and the program gives you a color pallet.  So I took my very favorite picture of my kitty and loaded it.  I got this pallet.

This is my finished treasury

I would love to see how you are inspired by your pet, or any picture really!  Reply in comments

xoxo

Maggie

August Challenge Winners!

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We had a great variety of entries for our Color of Fall Pantone Treasury Challenge. Thank you to all who entered. You can see all our entries by clicking here: http://pinterest.com/mags7575/

Now for our Challenge Winners!!

Winner 1:

From Pantone fashion color report for 2011
Curator: http://www.etsy.com/shop/Ayca

Winner 2:

Bamboo Nightfall http://pinterest.com/pin/127674916/
Curator:  http://www.etsy.com/shop/SeasAndSeasons

Honorable Mention:
simply teal bamboo and coffee
Curator: http://www.etsy.com/shop/PetCollage

Top Contenders! These treasuries were very close to earning the top spot, so we are giving them a shout out!

Curator: http://www.etsy.com/shop/artsdesireable

Curator: http://www.etsy.com/shop/BlueRoomGems

Pantone Colors of Fall Treasury Challenge!

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What a great representation of our team in our last 3 challenges.  The treasuries continue to get better and better!  This time we thought to challenge you a little bit more.  We can’t wait to see what you are inspired to curate!

This month the challenge will be hosted on our blog.  Be sure to read the rules and entry method below.

August Theme is:  Pantone Colors of Fall

Using this color scheme of Pantone’s hot Fall 2011 color pallet, create treasuries about all things fall.

How to Enter:

  • Create up to two treasuries around the August Theme of “Pantone Colors of Fall”
  • Reply to this blog post with a link to your Treasury.  Click HERE to Post your link and Enter!!
  • The Treasury must have the tag “tpt team”
  • Link to the TPT Team in your description.  http://www.etsy.com/teams/7288/treasury-promotion-team
  • Your Title or tags should use the official Pantone Color names.
  • All entries should be posted by August 31st, 2011 at midnight central standard time.

note:  We will be posting all entries on PINTREST so be sure to check it often!

Winners:

  • We will have two winners and one honorable mention.
  • Winners will get one month’s advertising on the TPT team blog
  • Winners will get special mentions and links on the TPT facebook page
  • Winners will be featured in a blog post with a link to their Etsy shop.  (If you don’t have an Etsy shop you can pick your favorite shop to promote)

Some Examples: