Welcome to the very first CCC! I am so excited. I hope you will be too if you are not already!
This first challenge is a Swarovski Color Challenge.
Twice per year and after much industry study, the expert teams at the research labs of Swarovski, produce trends predictions in color and fashion. These predictions are for the upcoming seasons. Each of these trend predictions are linked to a core focal inspiration. And under this umbrella, Swarovski normally has 5 sub-categories that reflect a certain mood and feeling which is defined by certain expertly combined color sets.
This color combination offered here is from Swarovski's Trends for Spring/Summer 2011/12. The umbrella theme was called "Water" and this sub-category reflects Harmony, specifically at the Source.
The feel is Harmonious, arising from Source which Swarovski defines as wisdom, goddess, agelessness, renaissance, and rejuvenation. Each of the links provided will give you more details.
Swarovski's interpretation of the mood and symbology is only here as Guidelines for you. You are not bound by them.
There are 2 prizes for the winner: digital banner which you can place at your sites and a full pack of Swarovski 5810 Light Gold Pearl, 4mm.
New Colour – Crystal Light Gold Pearl (001 539)
Offering understated elegance, the new Crystal Light Gold Pearl has an air of nostalgia, luxury and understated nostalgia and is perfectly on trend for the current catwalk directions toward revisiting the classics. It works beautifully in tone-on-tone combinations with other delicate crystal colours or Crystal Pearl colours and receives a modern update when teamed with metallic hues.
~ Swarovski ~
This is a brand new color that has just been released and is not readily available in all the shops yet. The winner will be getting a full, sealed Factory Pack - straight from Swaroski: 4mm, 500 pieces.
There are 6 colors to this Harmony at Source theme; 12 pieces per color. You can buy the pre-packaged pack (V0007) from my online store. Only One Pack per Person; the purchase of which indicates you are entering the CC Challenge. (As a precaution, if you purchase the pack and do not submit an entry, then you will not be able to enter [and get a chance at winning] the next challenge.)
You will be getting the following in the CCC001 pack:
For this CCC1 challenge:
You must have submitted your photo(s) by Sunday 7 November 2010. So you have roughly 2-3 weeks to create. You can submit your photos anytime before then. All entries must be in by end of Sunday 7 November.
Almost everyone can vote. Voting will take place at CCC001 Entries page. You just need to sign in (to vote) with Google, Yahoo, or Twitter account. Tell your friends so they can vote for you. Only 1 vote per person.
All accepted entries (photos, etc.) will be published on CCC001 Entries page at this site. The voting will take place at that page. Results of winner will be posted there as well. Winner will be contacted to obtain delivery details - so I can send you the prize!