Monday, June 30, 2014

The Summer of Color: Week Four . . .


"Pink isn't just a color, it's an attitude!"
- Miley Cyrus


Welcome to Week Four of The Summer of Color 4: Smudge, Splash & Pop! I absolutely loved lurking around your blogs and our Facebook page and reading your thoughts about last week's Lavender & Grey palette. Although it provoked strong reactions (of the love-it-or-leave-it variety) you happily took on the challenge and gave it your all. As a result, I found that there was a lot of experimentation last week, with a variety of new techniques being tried on and tested out. And the outcome? Nothing less than spectacular. You impress me, you do! Thank you for sharing your beautiful work and spirit with us all. . . .

This Week:
We'll be working on our fourth - of six - color palettes. Your prompt will include two main colors along with a Smudge, Splash or Pop of a third. As always, feel free to create anything your little heart desires, as long as it's based upon the colors of the week. And remember, you're welcome to join in at any time. If you've just found us, welcome. I promise you're gonna like it here.

And That Social Media Thing Again?
Oh yes. Please make sure to link your work to the widget below in order to be in the running for the weekly giveaway. The winner is selected from this list so in order to be considered, we must first link here. Other than that, we have a lotta fun in our Facebook group and we can see a lotta art in one place over in our Flickr pool. We even have a hashtag for the SOC4 so that we can all find each other out there. Please use #TheSummerOfColorFour for all of your social media.

And This Week's Palette?
I have a feeling you're gonna love this one. It's fun, bright, and perfect for Summer. Ready? 


Pink & Apple Green
with a Smudge, Splash or Pop of Dark Green


To see examples of the color Pink, click here.
To see examples of the color Apple Green, click here.
To see examples of the combination of the two, click here.


Yes, I Do Love It! 
Right?! Okay, you may link your Pink & Apple Green (with that Smudge, Splash or Pop of Dark Green) to the widget below. To qualify for Pink & Apple Green drawing, please just copy and paste your direct blog link or direct Pinterest, Facebook or Flickr feed by this Sunday, (10:00 am Pacific Standard Time) July 6. Only one link per person, please.

Here We Go:



And The Pink & Apple Green Giveaway?
Um, there's Montana Paint Cans in there! Can you believe it? Pretty cool if you ask me:

A set of Recollections Sticker Frames in pink and green, a set a tiny alpa stamps (perfect for on the go!) by Studio G, a set of pink lucite alpha embellishments by Recollections, a set of beautifully glittered adhesive chipboard letters by Recollections, two spools (5 yards each) of jute ribbon in both pink and green chevron, three cans (400 ml) of Montana Gold Acrylic Spray Paint in Shock Pink Light, Green Apple and Shock Green Dark, a set of 6 Montana Level Caps in order to customize your spray width and, last but not least, a sprinkling of both pink and iridescent Swarovski crystals. 


And Last Week's Winner?
I think she's gonna be happy. Congratulations go out to our first International winner this year:

Laugh An at DrawingPaintingMiss

Congratulations! Please email your address to KDvanvalkenburgh@msn.com and I'll happily send your Lavender & Grey goodies right out. 


And Now, On With The Show!
I can only imagine what you'll get up to this week. . . . 

To the Love of Pink,
Kristin xo

62 comments:

Virginia said...

Oh what a fabulous colour selection!

JansArtyJunk said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE these colours Kristin...and I already have a idea what birdy is going to be made with these lovelies...best grab those needles and start knitting ;) x x x

froebelsternchen Susi said...

I love the happy new colors for this week and did a little digipiece this week - wow what yummie goodies to win! Congrats to the winner of SOCweek3!
xxx
Susi

sue :) said...

Super colour collection, not my usual choice but I'll give it a go ( it may take a while) : )

Fuzzie Fingers said...

Great colours. Can't wait to get started.

Claire said...

Great stuff Kristin. thank you for another really interesting choice. Right! Thinking cap...check...art equipment check...cup of tea...check!
Let's get going. :-)

Carmen said...

Good grief this one is going to get me thinking! Love the greens... but the pink has thrown me! :D

Week 4 already? Noooooooo....

Mary Ann Potter said...

Happy, bright, and beautiful colors for the week! Hooray! Can't wait to get started.

Kathy, PaperPumpkin said...
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ankush samant said...

The whole day I was waiting for just this!! :) And what brilliant color palette! :)

Love,
Ankush.

Christine said...

congrats to the lucky winner! off to work on this week's colors.

Nicole Beadwright Campanella said...

Now these are my colors. Yeahhhh.
Congratulations to last weeks winner.
Wishing everyone a happy week.
Nicole/Beadwright

MeOfCourse said...

Congrats to the winner, enjoy. Awesome colors Kristen, just wonderful. Have a great week and I just posted. Now it's off to the garden to do lots of watering.

dawn said...

PRETTY!!! I like these colors together, so fun and like summer!!

xo

Helen said...

ooh now these may be a challenge.. but that bright apple green is fab...

Tammie Lee said...

fun summery colors. thank you Kristin, hope you are enjoying summer and colors.

yea to the winner!

Valerie-Jael said...

Fun colours this week! Valerie

Halle said...

Fun set of colors...they set my brain to the 80's...watch out. :)

peggy gatto said...

Yep!
Great colors!!!

Pam Robinson said...

Congrats to the winner!!!

Joyce said...

Great colours, thanks Kristin

Nic McLean said...

Thanks for hosting Kristin. Inspiring colours this week again!

kat said...

Thanks so much Kristin for all this fun and inspiration, I love the colours this week, my favourites!

Laila said...

Love the colors for this week. I hope everyone is enjoying this as much as I do.

sheila 77 said...

Thanks Kristin for these lovely matching colours, I very much enjoyed making my piece.
Now what will next week's colours be I wonder?

lissa said...

wow, I think everyone is so much faster in posting then me but at least I got it done ealier than before.

I hope next week's colors are a lot easier.

have a great day.

Erin K said...

Wow, such fun colours! I would have never have thought to put those two together. ^_^ They compliment eachother very nicely.
Heehee...I love taking a peek through what everyone has created, so inspiring. ^_^

Scarlet said...

I enjoyed working with these colors and incorporating them into my portraits. Thank you for inspiring me to try new combinations and bringing more color into my season!

Colleen Garland said...

I love this week's colors! great fun! I could art with these colors all day! :)

Michellem said...

YIKES - These colors are WAY out of my comfort zone but I did it!! Thanks for making me stretch myself!!

CERULEAN said...

Not really my colors:) but I've give it a try! Eric

Paper rainbow said...

LOve this weeks colours, thank you Kristin!!! :)

sugar Creek said...

Ok linked up now!! Love this color combo it looks like watermelon!!

yarn_caster said...

Had fun again this week thanks Kristin :-)

Cindy McMath said...

What fun colours - thanks for another great week Kristin! I hope that I didn't link twice - there were some system issues (operator error no doubt) and I couldn't see my link but I think it was there...xox

Sharon Fritchman said...

Congratulations to the lucky winner!!! And Kristin, I loved working with these colors this week. Thank you SO MUCH for hosting this amazing challenge!!!!

Deborah Weber said...

Another fun week of color -thanks Kristin!

Kathy, PaperPumpkin said...

Happy week 4!! I loved this one too!

Mary Ann Potter said...

Happy colors! Hooray! I had fun with these.

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Another week of FUN! Thanks Kristin!

Linda said...

So Happy I found you! Loved this week's colors and can't wait for next week.

Janelle Marks said...

Great colors once again. Thanks Kristin for all the work that you do for this blog party.

dawn said...

Hello Kristin, I have loved these colors, so fun and pretty!! I am not much of a green girl which is weird because I love nature and seeing green everywhere. So this was new for me and I liked it. Thanks again so much for hosting us each week for this. I'm linked up this week, YAY!! Can't wait to see the new colors, time is flying isn't it.
Happy weekend!

marshaleith said...

just linked my sewing project using these colours...a pincushion that is attached to my sewing machine

Denise said...

Thank You Kristin once again for the....fun pretty colors.

Tori Beveridge said...

Really lovely colors this week. I love the combination of greens and pink, especially at this time of year.

Aranthe said...

Not last minute—I can't believe it. I finished this yesterday, blogged it this morning, then almost forgot the Mr. Linky link! (Way to go, Triche.) Great colors this week. Looking at that green was like a plunge into a deep pool of relaxation.

Tasha Freeman said...

Almost forgot to post :(

lorik said...

Just noticed your pink and green challenge...no wonder I had been seeing so much pink and green art around:)! By coincidence, I did pink and green this week. I look forward to joining more of your challenges.

Kris Loya said...

This was a LOT of fun! Thank you!

bellefrogworks said...

I made it! Love these colors - just had no time. Thanks for hosting Kristin

Ariel said...

Lovely colors for this week

krisatlarge said...

Pick me, pick me for the prize this week! Just kidding - I know it's random, but I love the idea of new paints! whew - almost didn't make it in this week but I am here and a bit pleased with the result, even! Everyone posted such GREAT work this week, I've been just blown away with it all! thanks again, Kristin, for the bit of a kick in the keester to make more art!

Maša said...

This is my first time participating. Such a cool challenge, I wish I found it before! :)

Sarah said...

Phew!! just made it in time by the skin of my teeth! And that makes me #100 on your linky list, which is rather cool

Bernice Hopper said...

Was short of time this week so rushed to get something done so I am up to date

NancyJB said...

Last minute! I've include a photo of me in 1966 in a dress I made in these colors! I loved that dress, and some people thought it was a weird color combo, but not me!

Salla said...

Last minute, me too! I made this Thursday night but was not home to take photos & post it before. So glad I made it - again!

Denise Price said...

Busy week...just squeezed in. Hope you had a Happy 4th of July!

Annie Claxton said...

Beeeeooootiful combo again! also another FAB prize :o) Thanks Kristin

2amscrapper said...

very last minute but loved the color combo

Carmen said...

I'm late! I'm late! But I got it done! :P