Monday, July 7, 2014

The Summer of Color: Week Five . . .


"My Mother warned me to avoid things coloured red"
- Claes Oldenburg


Where has the time gone?! I can hardly believe that we're heading into Week Five of The Summer of Color 4: Smudge, Splash & Pop! I know a lot of us are already dreading the end, but not to fear! There are still two weeks left of challenging color prompts, colorful giveaways and time together in our amazingly creative community. And as far as fun things are concerned, two weeks left is quite a lot indeed. So keep the creativity flowing and the love going 'cause we're headed towards another color conundrum. . . 

This Week:
We'll be working on our fifth - of six - color palettes. Your prompt will include two main colors along with a Smudge, Splash or Pop of a third. Feel free to create anything at all that you'd like, as long as it's based upon the colors of the week. And if you've just found us, welcome! You can read all about the party here, check out our Facebook page here and see all SOC photos in one place over here. Oh, and if you're into social media, please use the hashtag #TheSummerofColorFour so we can all find each other out there. 

Yeah, Yeah. We Wanna See the Colors!
I gotcha. Although I know it looks as if this week's palette was influenced by last week's holiday in the States, I promise this has been in the kitty for a while. Having said that, it is a cool combination, one which I hope you'll love. Ready? Here we go:

Red & Royal Blue
with a Smudge, Splash or Pop of Light Blue


To see examples of the color Red, click here.
To see examples of the color Royal Blue, click here.
To see examples of the combination of the two, click here.


Okay, Cool. Now What?
Now you create! When you're done, you may link your Red & Royal Blue (with that Smudge, Splash or Pop of Light Blue) to the widget below. To qualify for the Red & Royal Blue drawing, please copy and paste your direct blog link or direct Pinterest, Facebook or Flickr feed by this Sunday, (10:00 am Pacific Standard Time), July 13th. Only one link per person, pretty please.

Ready? Okay, Link:




Oh! And What About the New Giveaway?
Right! I think it's another pretty cool one, yes?

Two Craft Smart ink pads in Red and Blue, one set of 10 (adorable) red notecards, one large Recollections stamp in a lattice pattern, three PanPastel Artists' Pastels in Permanent Red, Phthalo Blue and Turquoise, one gorgeous Fabriano 5.8 x 8.25 red journal, two Martha Stewart high gloss multi-surface craft paints in Habanero and Indigo and, for the vintage fans among us, two child's toy blocks (from my personal stash) in the colors and, naturally, a sprinkling of both clear and light blue Swarovski Crystals.


And Who Won Last Week's Giveaway?
I hear tell that it's a birthday girl! That Random Number Generator really knew what it was doing this week. Happy Birthday and Congratulations to:


Please email your address to Kdvanvalkenburgh@msn.com and I'll get your goods right out.


And Now?
Ah, you know! I'm looking forward to seeing what your creative minds do with this one. Have fun!

Colorful Kisses,
Kristin xo

58 comments:

JansArtyJunk said...

Loving the look of this colour combo Kristin....no idea what I'm going to knit yet lol ;) and what another fab giveaway...those little toy blocks are adorable!! Jan x

missy k said...

Hi Kristin

Having fun with SOC thank you!

Drooling over this weeks colours and goodies very much.

Btw I saw your wonderful (and many!) pages in Art Journaling - and I loved them. Well done you!

Lots of love

Karen x

Mary Ann Potter said...

Love these colors1 Can't wait to get started!

I guess there's only one more week left after this one ---sniff, sob...

Linda K said...

another FUN summery color combo! And congrats to Susan-what a fab way to celebrate a birthday!

Christine said...

Congrats to Ariel, the new colors seem somehow patriotic.

massofhair said...

Tough colours for me this week as i really struggle with red.

Thanks for another great challenge & huge congrats to Ariel on her win! :-) xxx

Halle said...

Bright, bold and beautiful colors this week. I can't believe there is only one week left!!!

Nic McLean said...

Ooo this was not my favourite colour combo so far but I gave it a go and despite not loving painting in those colours I'd still love to win those goodies - they look amazing! Thanks Kristin. x

MeOfCourse said...

Yes those goodies look amazing indeed. Okay I'm in Kristin and thank you for hosting. Excellent colors.

krisatlarge said...

Dang - SO close! Congrats Ariel on winning the loot for pink and green!!! And it's off to the races....

Linda said...

Everyone's work is so amazing and diverse....love seeing it all here. Thanks.

Paper rainbow said...

Another great combination, although primaries are pretty challenging! :)

Becky Dunham said...

I managed to tweak my neck and uninjured shoulder last week so did not get to play, but hoping to be able to play with this one and will hopefully get to last week's also. Thanks for the fun prompt Kristin!

kat said...

It's been great playing here this summer. I'll see what comes up this week with these colours, thanks for such a great Summer party!

Ariel said...

OMG! This is amazing. I think this has been the best birthday gift for me. Kristin Thank you so much and Wow again, it's going to take some time for me to digest this!
Hugs
Susan

Deborah Weber said...

Another week of colorful fun! You know how to throw a good Summer of Color :-)

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

So glad to read that Susan won the gifts from last week.

When I first saw these colors, I thought they were very patriotic. Then I had to go in a totally different direction. However, if I'd had those pan pastels, I would have had better luck, I think (grin).

Thanks for doing this each summer. In fact, summer wouldn't be right without the Summer of Color. You are a super host.

peggy gatto said...

Great color, great fun!!

Mary Ann Potter said...

Pretty, pretty colors this week!

Salla said...

Wow - I was early this week! I always think of these as the colours of the mail, think air mail labels, envelopes, and so on! So it suited great to make ATCs with used postage stamps. Oh and I would love to win the giveaway - never tried Pan Pastels yet! Also the background stamp is very much my style. Fingers crossed :-)

Zafaran Art Gallery said...

Loved this weeks colors. Strong colors to express strength and magic!
Congrats to the winner of this weeks giveaway!

Mariane said...

I was about to ask how one know which number one have.. but is it at the Linky number, where we are with ours site address?? (hope this sound ok and understandable thihi)... I am glad for being part of this challenge.. Thank you :)

CERULEAN said...

Kristin, Cool royal colors! Thanks for hosting.

JenHoney said...

Got my linky added and it's only Tuesday. What am I gonna do with the rest of my week?

Barbara said...

Just found this challenge site, so getting in on the "tail end." I researched and couldn't find the answer to my question about whether the project can contain other colors as well as the two main ones plus the pop color. So, if I'm breaking the rules, hope someone will let me know.

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Awesome, I hope I can find some time this week to join in the fun!

Laila said...

I've been twisting my brain to come up with something to make this week. Those colors aren't what I normally use. But, it's fun anyway.

Ophelia Staton said...

Thank you soooo much for doing this again!!! I truly enjoy the challenge!!

Fuzzie Fingers said...

Sorry Kristin but the first link did not work for some reason so my second link is the correct one. You may wish to remove the incorrect link before the drawer. Sorry about that.

Valerie-Jael said...

Have fun you all!

Victoria said...

Hi Kristin..another fab combo...thanks for hosting! Happy July kindred!
Victoria

Annie Claxton said...

I'm having so much fun - another corker of a combo Kristin, thank you! :o)xxx

marshaleith said...

A good chance to use some of my neglected fabrics!! I made another pincushion!!

Cindy McMath said...

Fun colours this week again! My post is up and so is my link, Thanks again for all you do Kristin! :)

Joyce said...

thanks Kristin, week 5 colours are great, didn't know what i was going to create, but just let the colours flow

krisatlarge said...

Hump day and my entry is done! And I got to eat my models, so all good! Thanks again, Kristin Van V, for pushing me past my comfort zone a bit.

sheila 77 said...

Aaaargh, these colours were difficult to use!!!
Thanks Kristin for organising this amazing challenge.

Trece said...

Hey, I am keeping up!!

helena said...

loving the theme this year and your colour choices - thank you

Sharon Fritchman said...

Congrats to the winner!!! And I loved working with these colors this week, Kristin! Your challenges have REALLY ROCKED! What an amazing summer so far!

sugar Creek said...

Ok added mine finally!

itsamistry said...

Ooohhh this was a challenging colour scheme and to think we've only got one more week left to play. I'm getting withdrawal symptoms already.

yarn_caster said...

Had great fun again this week thank you :-)

Tori Beveridge said...

I can't believe it's already Week 5! This has been so much fun. Thank you so much.

Maria Ontiveros said...

Woohoo! Just finished and blogged my creation. I love, love, love the prize package this week.
Thanks again so much for hosting this challenge. I love it!
Rinda

Aranthe said...

Not the last minute this week. Can you believe it? When I first saw this week's colors, my face fell: Primary colors really aren't my thing except in their more subtle shades. But that changed once I had my direction. I think I enjoyed this week's piece more than any yet—even more than last week's green, and that's saying a lot!

sue :) said...

Thanks for pushing my boundaries to use these colours together, it was certainly a challenge. All good fun though.

dawn said...

So happy that Susan won last week's giveaway, YAY!!

I'm linked up, not much to share but I did enjoy these colors so much.

Thanks again Kristin! XO

bellefrogworks said...

Don't use this color combo much - but I like the brightness and contrast of these colors!

Janelle Marks said...

I love the colors for this week. I don't often use these together so it was a nice challenge.

Caz said...

I almost didn't make it this week!! LOVE these colours, not so happy with my piece but excited to see everyone else's!

AlteredAddict said...

Took me three days but I finally got this weeks challenge done and really loved how it turned out, this weeks was really stepping out of my color comfort zone, so this weeks was a real challenge for me :)

Thanks for the challenge!!

Diane said...

That was fun! Can't wait to see next week's colors.

Leovi said...

Thank you very much for this interesting challenge!

Jade said...

Can't believe there's only one week to go!

Colleen Garland said...

this was a challenge for me this week....but always fun! thanks for the prompt, and ty everyone for sharing amazing and beautiful artwork!!

Sarah said...

I have just linked up at #103 and I think I might be too late for the giveaway, but never mind, I had fun playing along anyway :)

Özge said...

I have just discovered the site. Will do the past challenges, too. Thank you for hosting.