I was so excited to incorporate the Spring Fling kit challenge with the Blogging from A-Z Challenge! Thank you to all the wonderful beaders who participated. It's been a long-time desire of mine to host a challenge and/or hop. I've tried some without a lot of success, But this type of challenge seems to be a winner - the kits were a hit. Since I didn't know what the response would be so I only did a small amount of kits.
But since the response was good, I'm planning to do another kit challenge real soon. My goal is to keep the kit cost under $5, always!
Let's get to the reveal!
All the participants received this kit (there were 4 orange and 4 blue). I kept a blue kit.
I really didn't have any idea where I wanted to go with this except that I was planning to use the focal with some embroidery.
It wasn't until I placed the focal on the piece of Lacy's Stiff Stuff and picked up a pencil, that I decided to expand upon the branch that the sweet little bird was sitting on!
The rest evolved nicely, although it turned out a tad bigger than I really would have liked. I used a lot of the kit - almost all of it, and added the leaves and the green delicas, and the black 15/0 beads for the branch.
Aside from my issue with the size, I also feel like the blue delicas kind of overwhelm the less vibrant blue of the focal. Overall, though, I am very pleased with the result and I sure had a blast doing it!
I'm ridiculously excited to see what everyone else did with their kit!!!! And although I will be not near my computer til much later today, you can bet I will be checking everyone's blogs on my phone today!!!
Here is a list of the participants with blogs (I had two others get kits, and will post their pictures when I receive them!):
Kristin, of My Bead Journey
Maryanne, of Zingala's Workshop
Karyn, of Releases by Rufydoof
Therese, of Therese's Treasures
Vimala, of The Bead Diaries
There is a linky tool below that the participants can add their post to for this challenge!