Monday, June 23, 2014

The Summer of Color: Week Three . . .


"When hope is fleeting, stop for a moment and visualize, in a sky of silver, the crescent of a lavender moon. Imagine it - delicate, slim, precise, like a paper-thin slice from a cabochon jewel. It may not be very useful, but it is beautiful. And sometimes it is enough."
- Vera Nazarian


Can you believe that we're already on our third prompt for The Summer of Color 4: Smudge, Splash & Pop?! The last two weeks have just flown by in a frenzy of community, creativity and color. I love seeing all the friendships being forged on our Facebook page and Flickr pool and am thrilled with all of your excitement and enthusiasm. Thank you for sharing your work with us, for being so supportive of one another and for continuing to help spread the word about the pretty rockin' party we've got going on. . . .

This Week:
We'll be working on our third - 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 at all, as long as your work is based upon the colors of the week. And if you've just found us, please join in! Each week stands on it's own, so you can come out and play anytime. 

A Bit About Social Media:
As many of us have commented, it's really busy around here! Between Facebook, Flickr, Pinterest and this blog, there's so many ways to share our work, that it can sometimes become confusing. So to reiterate, you will always start here. Each Monday there will be a new color prompt announced on this blog, along with information about the weekly giveaway and the notification of the previous week's winner. You can then pop over for some chit-chat in our Facebook page or (pretty please) pop your photos into our Flickr pool. Our Flickr pool was started from the beginning of the SOC, and at this point (I'm thrilled to report), we have over a thousand colorful creations to drool over. But - and here's the important bit - please, please, please make sure that you link your work to the widget on this blog in order to qualify for the weekly drawing. The winner is generated from the link list, so in order to win, we must link. Oh! And one more thing. We have a hashtag for the event that will help us find each other out there. Please use #TheSummerOfColorFour for all your social media. 

Whew! Okay, On With the Show:
The elegant, somewhat monochromatic color palette for Week Three of the SOC is:

Lavender & Grey
with a Smudge, Splash or Pop of Plum


To see examples of the color Lavender, click here.
To see examples of the color Grey, click here.
To see examples of the combination of the two, click here.


Oh Yes! That's Super Pretty.
(I totally agree). You may link your Lavender & Grey artwork (with that Smudge, Splash or Pop of Plum) to the widget below. To qualify for the Lavender & Grey drawing, please just copy and paste your direct blog link or direct Flickr, Pinterest or Facebook feed (or whatever else that can link ;) by this Sunday, (10:00 am Pacific Standard Time) June 29th. Only one link per person, please.


Ready? Okay, Link!



Oooooh! What's in the Picture?
Your Lavender & Grey giveaway:

A set of four Craft Smart White Taklon brushes, 2 pieces of felt in both lavender and grey, gorgeous glitter card stock and foil paper in lavender and grey, a General's Kneaded Eraser, Sculpey oven-bake clay in Spring Lilac and Silver, a set of ATC Glitter Mix in Violet, a gorgeous 6 x 6 stencil feather stencil by Balzer Designs (I so want this!), three large Liquitex Basics acrylic paints in Neutral Gray, Brilliant Purple and Deep Violet, a set of Luggage Tags in lavender leather (can't you just picture these with a piece of your art in them?) and, naturally, a sprinkling of Swarovski crystals in both iridescent purple and clear.


Now, Spill it. Who Won Last Week?
Last week's winner of the lovely Coral & Teal giveaway is none other than . . .


Way to go Denise! Please email me your address and I'll get your new supplies right out!

Now What?
Now you play! I can't wait to see what you all think of and do with this pretty, pretty palette. . . .

Colorful Kisses,
Kristin xo

74 comments:

Virginia said...

Hurray - new colours - thank you will get on with these later!

Valerie-Jael said...

Nice colours this week! Valerie

Fuzzie Fingers said...

Love the colours this week. Congrats to Denise.

Claire said...

Love these colours. Now for some ideas and creating! X

froebelsternchen Susi said...

fab new colors! Congrats to Denise!
Happy SOC 3 to all the participiants!
♥♥♥
Susi

Carmen said...

Ooh. These are yum!

ankush samant said...

I love this color palette. I made my contribution called 'Let your love flow'. Somehow the scanning is messing up with my actual colors used. Nonetheless, I hope the love of colors flow through you and the lovely people who come to share their joys on this platform.

Cheers,
Ankush.

Deborah Wainwright said...

Oooh lovely colours this week must have a go xx

sue :) said...

The colours for this week are lovely, I hope my entry does the selection justice, can't wait to see all the fantastic entries. : )

sheila 77 said...

Interesting colour scheme this week, I had to think carefully about how to balance these similar colours and really enjoyed making my piece. Thanks Kristin, for this great and fun challenge.

Christine said...

Beautiful, love these Kristin!

massofhair said...

Am LOVING this weeks colour palette, off to see if i can find some suitable colours :-)

Huge Congrats to last weeks winner, enjoy your stash!

MeOfCourse said...

Great colors this week. I love them. Be back to add my post sometime later today or during the week. Congrats Denise! Thanks for hosting Kristin.

Victoria said...

Love these colors Kristin...thanks for hosting and always for your generosity! Shine on kindred!
Victoria

Miriam said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous colours this week.

Tammie Lee said...

ohhh, such pretty colors, I had fun creating with them. Thank you Kristin!

Carmen Whitehead said...

Congrats Denise! So excited about this week's prompt! I love these colors!

Becky Dunham said...

Congrats to Denise - have fun with your new toys :) LOVE the palette this week Kristin!

AlteredAddict said...

Oh YES YES YES!!! my favorite colors can't wait to start creating!!!

kat said...

Interesting and different colours to work with, I love the new challenge each week, playing with colour is so much fun!

MeOfCourse said...

Okay, I'll all linked up. Happy Days to you Kristin and all.

Helen said...

what gorgeous colours this week!

Denise said...

O.k. now You're talking My colors <3 LOVE Your choice for this week.

Denise said...

I WON !!!!!!! Thank You !!!!!

Denise said...

I don't have Your e-mail and I can't get it through Your site so would You please send Me Your E-mail-Thanks Denise knuckled54@yahoo.com

KerriNZ said...

WOOOOOT , just submitted & loving these colors ~ everyone is rocking it per usual ! WTG ladies

Deborah Weber said...

Love these colors and can't wait to see what everyone gets up to with them.

Maria Ontiveros said...

Just blogged about my week three project! I'm loving this summer's color palettes. Thanks for hosting.
Rinda

Scarlet said...

Just posted...and sorry, the first "Scarlet" link needs to be deleted, but I couldn't figure out how to do it. :( That's the ref photo from "Paint My Photo" I used for the post. Please delete if you can, thanks.

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Awesome palette, I will be back soon! : )

dawn said...

Hello Kristin, what beautiful colors to use this week! I didn't have time to join in last week so will try to this week. The giveaway is awesome!!

Congrats to Denise, enjoy your prize!

Thank you for hosting us and inspiring us to add color to our days.

Nic McLean said...

Love this colour palette this week and again it was a great one for sticking with the mini landscapes!
thank you for hosting as always Kristin!

Julie said...

So happy I joined this week! I LOVE the colors you picked. Plum is my favorite color ever!

Urban Rustic said...

an interesting challenge...thank you!

Trece said...

Enjoying these colors!

lissa said...

I'm curious how did you choose the colors? do you have a system? so far, I do like the selections.

hope you have a great day.

Halle said...

Beautiful combo...just harder than I expected to come up with a journal page with them. :)

Lady Lilith said...

I like how you added the drop of plum. Will make the lavender and gray pop.

Laila said...

A challenge for me with these colors.

Caz said...

woooo hello week 3!

Valerie-Jael said...

This was fun!

krisatlarge said...

Really pretty colors together - more challenging for me than the past couple of weeks. But made me do something I'd been thinking about - and not in a bad way! Thanks as always, Kristin!!!

JenHoney said...

I had so much fun this week! Linky added!

Kristin said...
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Tasha Freeman said...

Thank you for doing this. It definitely gets me out of my comfort zone, but it is oh so fun!

stefanie stark said...

I love your summer party so much! Each year I'm looking forward to it. It's such a great motivation to draw and to paint and to have thousands of creative ideas in mind :) Thank you so much for hosting this funny "get-together"!

brenda lee said...

Congrats Denise! Love love LOVE the colors this week!

Annie Claxton said...

Hmmmmm,beautiful but tricky colours for me, but I had lots of fun with them. Thanks for another great week Kristin! :o)

Mandy said...

Yay...did it in time
Thanks sweet kristin
Xxx

ankush samant said...

Your platform is so inspiring that the whole week I am restless to create more and more. And walla!! Here, I created one more piece. 'Born Again' Hope you like it.

Love,
Ankush.

Brown Paper Bunny said...

Ooh, just found this for the first time, love the idea of a color challenge!

Craftymoose Crafts said...

This is my favorite color combination so far! Thanks for hosting and for all the inspiration!

bellefrogworks said...

Love these colors - think I got them a bit backwards - oh well!

Denise said...

Thank You Kristin.I received My package of "TOYS" Yesterday in good, fun, shape.Thank You to everyone for the kind words.Denise

Tori Beveridge said...

Love this week's colors! Thank you!

CERULEAN said...

Just put it on line. Thanks for hosting, Kristin.

TwinkleToes2day said...

Phew! Just under the wire. I was getting a bit worried there, but once I knew what my theme was going to be, it was easy peasy. Thank you Kristin, and congrats to Denise on being last weeks goody winner and how fabulous you have received it already. Time to play :o)

yarn_caster said...

Really enjoyed this weeks challenge! Thanks Kristin :-)

Janelle Marks said...

Great colors again this week Kristin. Thanks for another great week.

Denise Price said...

Kristin, I love the quote that you used at the top of this post. Thanks for another fun week!

Cindy McMath said...

I enjoyed working with these colours that I don't often work in - thanks for the fun challenge!

Mariane said...

woooohhh.. What a contribution today .. I am not sure if I can say that but I mean so many people around and what a marvellous Give Away too!!! - Thanks so much for all

Becky Dunham said...

Yay! I managed to participate 2 weeks in a row :) Hope you all aren't bored yet with my little matchboxes - I am addicted to making them at the moment lol. I will try to get around and visit everybody's blogs. Thanks for another fun prompt this week Kristin!

AlteredAddict said...

Had fun with this weeks colors purple and all its many shades is my favorite color.

Jewels said...

Fun fun fun with my story this week - and the colours turned out grand LOL (though I did "make" my version of lavender)....

Sharon Fritchman said...

Thanks, Kristin, for your challenge this week. I really enjoyed working with these colors!

Sharon Fritchman said...

P.S. Congrats to Denise!!!!!

Colleen Garland said...

these were challenging colors for me....and i had a difficult time getting an accurate photo... but did my best. have a great weekend everyone!

marshaleith said...

I posted my less than successful attempts at this week's color palette. I just couldn't seem to mix the colours to get a good palette.
There are so many possibilities for each of the colors....I really found the lavender difficult.

Denise said...

Made it!I sure had fun with My goodies I won. I've been playing with the sprays and putting everything in it's place.Thanks again Kristin :) Hugs Denise

Aerin Hector said...

This was a rather dark palette for me, so it was challenging. (Not to mention the deadline was fast approaching since I waited so long!) I am on the fence with my creation, but I'm sure my mom will love it because of the different hues of purple!

This is my first week participating! Looking forward to the next challenge! :)

Pam Robinson said...

I LOVE the color choices for Week 3, Lavender, Grey, and Pop of Plum. Posted on the FB page and here on the widget. Thank you for the opportunity to win that awesome giveaway!!!

Sarah said...

just made it in time, thank you for a challenging but enjoyable colour scheme this week!

Kathy, PaperPumpkin said...

Hi! I am perhaps in at the wire, but I am here none-the-less, with excitement! Thank you Kristin!!