Monday, June 20, 2011

The Summer of Color - GREEN

"Pink with Envy"
8 x 10 Watercolor Journal Page

Wow . . .
What an incredible Blue week! I'm thrilled with the response we had with our first color prompt and am throughly enjoying the connection and community we're building here. Thank you for your time, enthusiasm and for sharing this colorful journey with me. . .

A little bit about Linking, Commenting & Giveaways:
Thank you for linking your color-specific artwork in the widget below. In order to qualify for the weekly giveaway, you must also leave a comment in the comment section directly below the current post. Starting this week, if you participate in the bonus challenge, you will be able to enter your name twice. The best way for me to get an accurate count for the Random Number Generator (and to save you from having to link more than once) is to take your names from the comment section. With that in mind (and although it goes against my very nature to do it ;), I have deleted any duplicate or additional comments from last week's blue pool in order to get an accurate count. As of this week, (A) please link your work in the widget below so that others can find you, (B) leave one comment if you created a Green piece and (C) leave two comments if you completed the bonus challenge. 

Anything else?
If you just found us, please feel free to join in the fun! Don't worry if you missed a week, you can pop in anytime. Also, there's an amazing community of artists gathering on the The Summer of Color Facebook page and in our Flickr pool. Check it out . . .

So who won the Blue Giveaway?



Please email me your address and I'll get it right out to you . . .

Now, on to GREEN week . . .
This week's color challenge is Green. The Bonus! Challenge is to somehow incorporate the color Citron into your piece. Please remember to leave an additional comment should you complete both. I so look forward to seeing what you do! 

And what is this week's Giveaway?

An elegant floral picture frame with vintage sheet music, Liquitex acrylic paint in Brilliant Yellow Green, a set of two Moleskine ruled notebooks, Craft Smart polymer clay and a sprinkling of green, iridescent and clear Swarovski crystals and beads.


Okay. Please feel free to link your GREEN work here:
(Monday the 20th - Sunday the 26th)


And what is next week's color?

PINK!
"Pink is the navy blue of India"
-Diana Vreeland

Bonus!
Next week's Bonus! Challenge is to incorporate wax into your piece. Beeswax, candle wax, wax crayon . . . any kinda wax will do . . . Have Fun!

Kristin xo

130 comments:

joanna said...

Kristin, your painting is fabulous!! love the taped mouth and glitter on her hair! this challenge has been a lot of fun!! it's so wonderful to see what other artists are creating and to connect with new people!
Bravo to your great idea for this!!

MISS PEACH ~(^.^)~ said...

Thank you Kristin for the color green selection...I went on a trippy to the land of awhs...you will have to come and visit.
Love your journal page! Oh and I think there might be some citron in my collage:)
Karla

craftattack said...

Love your funny painting. Had fun painting with my green, too, it will be fun seeing what everybody else makes, too! Great idea, hugs, Valerie

NaNa said...

GREEN was funny! Can't wait to mess with PINK!

linda said...

Love your journal page. The background looks like broken eggshells, how have you managed that? I like the twist of the pink and also the gold and her expression is perfect.
Congratulations to Jess for winning and to you Kristin for hosting such a great summer party.

linda said...

I also have incorporated Citrus green in my background.

JaN's ArTy JouRneY said...

Hi kristin,
I adore your watercolor journal page, you paint such gorgeous eyes :)
Now, I'm not usually a 'green' person, but I had a lot of fun playing with green this week! ;)
Looking forward to pink, which should be alot easier as it is one of my fave colours!!
Jan x

WrightStuff said...

What a lovely piece you created this week! It's fun and colourful and LUSH!

I'm really enjoying this challenge. I've done a lady again this week, and am toying with keeping the theme throughout... Hmm... decisions decisions!

I completely forgot about the bonus challenge - doh!

Sandi said...

Having such fun! Adored going through everyone's projects and seeing such diversity of artwork. Pink...I know just what my inspiration is! Thank you Kristin for such a creative challenge!

NatashaMay said...

Gorgeous journal page, Kristin! :) Thanks for the inspirational colors each week. I love pink so this one is gonna be easy. :)

Sandi said...

A second comment for citron? On the leafy bits of border at the sides and bottom, the lighter leaves show citron beneath with a wash of green on top.

Mandy said...

so lovely kristin...glitter of course and her hair is delicious!!!!i had a ball with green and still in the middle of doing a green water pencil girl...lol...i believe I had citron green in too after googling it...lol...i had a ball visiting everyones blogs, tho some i wasn't sure of as there were no blue arts or links...so...maybe they did the wrong linkups...???wow...pink...mmm...now what can i make thats pink for my house...hee hee hee...have a great week...xxx

Mandy said...

citron...citrus...whatever that colour is called...delete if you don't see it in my 3 thingies...xxx

WrightStuff said...

Apolgies - I linked to the wrong blog the first time. It wasn't intentional!

ThinkInk Creative said...

Look at that neck! Fab fun painting - in watercolour at that, one of the hardest mediums in my opinion. I had fun creating my covered box and coordinating card.

cheers,
Malyn at ThinkInkCreative

missy k said...

Hi Kristin

I am really having fun with The Summer of Colour......

I love your beautiful painting.... it really is stunning. I especially love the glittery edge and hair flower and the taped mouth made me smile!!!!

Pink is going to be fun :)

Karenx

Alis Clair said...

I adore your girl. The expression on her face is priceless.

Having a ball with your colour choices.
I love seeing all the different ideas from one colour.

xxx

Diane said...

LOVE your green piece--Pink with Envy--so cool!!! I love doing these challenges Kristin!!

Diane said...

...and I threw a little citron into the mix too....

aichaku-愛着 said...

i made a green piece! :D so excited about next week's colour and bonus challenge.

aichaku-愛着 said...

i did the bonus challenge for Citron in this week too.

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Becky F (Art Parfait) said...

Love your painting, Kristin!

I'm looking forward to seeing what everyone has created for "green".

Have a great week!

PaperPumpkin said...

Hi! I loved Blue week, and enjoyed working with greens and citron this weekend! I learned something about this color even! Thanks! ~Kathy

PaperPumpkin said...

Thank you, Kristin! Have a great week and thank you for doing this! Go citron! ~kathy

Netty said...

Loving your green piece, such fun. Thank you for hosting this challenge its so great to see others artwork.
Have included Citron in my piece (I think) and will post it shortly.
Annette

Chris said...

Kristin your journal page is awesome... I love your paintings...so wonderfully whimsical and fun.

My green piece is up...and I'm really looking forward to doing next weeks pink :D

hugs
Chris xx

Moira said...

This is such a fun challenge! I can't wait to check out everyone's work.

Moira said...

My piece uses citron as well as green.. hurray!

Beverley Baird said...

Love your piece on green! Fun week again!

Kathy said...

Loved the green challenge..your piece is lovely..I had alot of fun with it....didn't turn out quite as I had planned but...lol. Thanks.. looking forward to pink!!

bluegiraffe (Sherry) said...

Here's my green piece, on my blog. Again, I've messed up the links on Mr. Linky, so I've reposted the correct link there. I'll learn how to do this eventually--it's good that I have the whole summer!

bluegiraffe (Sherry) said...

I'm pretty sure I have citron in my piece--I think I have just about every shade of green, and I did try for citron too!

Janie Husband said...

fun, fun, fun challenge....next week is pink and do i dare do a pink haired portrait....

Bernice said...

Not sure whether I quite managed the Citron.

Trece said...

I had fun with this. I've learned I love working with little bits of paper!

Micael Chadwick said...

I had a HECKUVA time with green this week. Who knew.

PINK. I love pink.

This should be fun!

Melisa said...

I love the humor in your green piece! Mine is up on my blog.

Melisa said...

I also managed to get some citron in my birds. Love that color! It's so fresh.

Trece said...

I am leaving a second comment because I added a piece of a picture of a bracelet made of gold, diamonds and citrine!

Kindred Spirit said...

Love your work Kristin! Your style captivates me! I also love the name of your piece here :D Brilliant!! Have a great week :) Can't wait to get started on *pink*!

Christine said...

This is fun. Thanks! You work is beautiful!

Amy said...

Hello girlfriend!! I would love me some green striking green eye's like that of your painting!!

I LOVE GREEN girl..so this was fab for me.

I added my linky to my art piece.
Thanks for hosting ... and I'd soooooo LOVE a real moleskin..I don't have one and I'd really LOVE one.
LOL
Thanks bunches.

http://heartnsoul-amy.blogspot.com/2011/06/twinkle-twinkle-summer-of-color-blog.html

Amy said...

Kristin,

I did the bonus challenge as well for color

Citron!
Thanks again.
your friend: Amy
http://heartnsoul-amy.blogspot.com/2011/06/twinkle-twinkle-summer-of-color-blog.html

Joni Nickrent said...
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aquariann said...

Fun painting! The gold glitter outline is a lovely touch.

My fairy ACEO is still in sketch mode - but I gave her green eyes in honor of this week's challenge. :D

Joyce said...

Green is my color and pink belongs to my little Kate. My art will have to be all about Kate.

sugar Creek said...

Love your art work! I posted my Green! Loving all this fun!

Liette alias Pixelle said...

Yé....so cute your green girlie...I adore her eyes, and the glitter too...did you use washi tape for her mouth and neck...It is adorable...I like your idea!!!

I have complete my green projet and I want to thanks you for that marvelous summer of color...It makes me discover a lot of other artist all around and I appreciate it so much...special thanks Kristin xxx

Liette alias Pixelle said...

and I have to tell you that I have add a citrus brad in my projet...

The Altered Paper said...

I Love your watercolor painting & The Summer Of Color Challenges are Fun! Tee

Nan said...

Oh too cute. Love your green girl page. Ok...pink is going to be fun. Thaks for another fun week. :) Nan

Nan said...

Waving!! I made a citron butterfly on mine!

Sarah said...

I've linked to my post that has 2 out of 3 pieces of work on - 3rd is yet to be done.

Love your work. You're very talented and inspiring xx

Sarah said...

me again - both pieces of work I've linked to have both green and citron on them xx

Juel said...

My green project is finished. I love green in all shades!

Juel said...

I have also added a bit of citron to my project in the form of buttons.

Pippa (pjbear) said...

I loved this week, so many shades of green!

Pippa (pjbear) said...

I also added a touch of citron (citrine)on the heart!

Melinda said...

Love your journal page, you have a wonderful way of working. Looking forward to pink next week, my favourite colour : )

peggy gatto said...

What a wonderful painting, it would be great for a childrens book or card!!!
I added 2 links, the first(naturally) I did wrong, but the 2nd is correct. I do this a lot lately, need to think more first!
sorry

Pam Tucker said...

I must admit I struggled with green but I did manage to come up with something! LOL! Thank you for making me work outside of my comfort zone. This WAS a challenge. Can't wait to see what everyone else came up with.

Pam Tucker said...

I do believe I managed to sneak in some citron in my piece, as well. :)

Joanna said...

Your green girl is GORGEOUS, Kristin! Love the pink cheeks and tape over her mouth, they really pop against the green. Groovy hair too!

I'm really enjoying the Summer of Colour (sorry, Color!) and I'm looking forward to getting started on 'Pink'.

In my green piece the keyhole, background and her undies are citron (although they look rather pale in the photo!).

x

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Ella said...

I love your Green Goddess; love her eyes and hair!!! Gorgeous~ Green and turquoise are my fav colors~

Jo Murray said...

Pink with envy is much more flattering. Have added my entry on your widget. As always couldn't decide what to do, so a little of everything.

Jo Murray said...

Oops! Did I forget to mention the 'citron'in the painting?

Heather Henry said...

Okay, so I totally commented on the wrong one, so sorry! I should pay more attention.
Thank you so much for doing this. I have yet to get my blue posted, but will probably post it this week, maybe with my green. I'm a bit lacking at the moment.
Congrats to the winner of last week's prize! Hooray for you! I am excited to go around and check out new blogs and meet more artsy people.
Have a happy day!

Jen @Sadie Inspired said...

I love your green girl Kristin!! I am looking forward to traveling around to see what other creative things all these lovely ladies have made. So fun!! Ohhh and I love pink - so girly!!

BLISS angels said...

.. I'm really loving this challenge I linked it ..thank you
Hugs wendy

JessiVille said...

Kristen, I adore your "Pink with Envy" piece! It's so cute and I just love the glitter! Yay, I won! Thank you so much!!! I will e-mail you shortly with my info.
Many hugs, Jessi xox

JessiVille said...

Ah yes, there is citron in my piece! Can't wait to start on pink week! Jessi xox

Donna said...

I posted my take on Green!! I LOVED doing this challenge, one of my Fav colors using one of my Fav things!!

Donna said...
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Donna said...

I do believe there is Citron in my piece, and actually quite abit (not intentional, just worked that way. Looking forward to PINK, don't use much of that color so should be interesting, never mind the wax!! lol!

Lesley said...

My favourite colour is green, I loved this challenge. Thanks for picking this colour so early. Hope you have a chance to see my card.
Now off to comment a second time.
Love the next challenge pink and use wax, hmmmmm

Lesley said...

I have also used Citron in my painted houses so hope you can see it, if not click on the pic and a larger version will show you I did use it and the paper has citron and green in it as well.
Happy creating everyone, this is so much fun.
PS love your take on your project Kristin

Jenny said...

Kristin, your journal page is gorgeous... I love its whimsical feel...
Have just posted my art journal page...

Jenny x

haikulovesongs said...

i'm having a great time with this, Kristin. thank you for accepting poetry.

dani

Terrie said...

I love the variety of styles and media that I'm seeing from all these wonderful participants. It's SO inspiring! And next week should be interesting since I rarely do anything in pink......hmmmmm I'll have to think a bit. :)

Janelle said...

I love all the variations on the green theme that everyone came up with this week. I love the color green. I enjoy looking at what everyone comes up with even though I don't comment on everyone's posts.

scrapwordsmom said...

Green is such a soothing color to me and little did I know I would be using it in my Art Journal this week fighting off one of my killer migraines. It was very theraputic.

Looking forward to the pink challenge. I can see a Girl calling my name!!

Melodie said...

Love your journal page Kristin...very bright and cheerie!!

helena said...

I'm loving this challenge - posted my piece in green today - number 65 on the linky

helena said...

I also used citron on my piece so can enter twice, I'm number 65 on the linky

Cynthia Schelzig said...

Love your green girl above...I love the color green....can´t wait to see the pink week,,,the blog will explode:)I also added citron....thanks for a fun challenge.

Cynthia Schelzig said...

Here I am again for the Citron addition to my bookmark.........I am number 67.

Lorraine said...

wanted to capture the forest green in my piece..like this colour challenge

Carolyn Phillips said...

I've had great fun with green and anticipating a challenge next week as I don't do pink!

Carolyn Phillips said...

Oh and I am reasonably sure that one of the shades of green I used will qualify as citron. I hope so anyway.

mariasangel said...

just joining in this week! what a great challenge!

mariasangel said...

some citron "happened" as i played with the layers! how fortuitous!
my comments are 92 &93 and my linky is 70...

Crafty Mom said...

I'm linky #72. :) This is SO much fun, Kristen!

Crafty Mom said...

I added citron to my piece, too :)

Sarah said...

I've just linked my art journal piece

Sarah said...

and I got citron into this piece too

Fiona said...

Enjoyed starting my art journal with Green, although missed out the Citron.

Elis. ;o) said...

There! I made it this week too! Green just happen to be my favorite color, so this was fun! :-)

Elis. ;o) said...

And - yes, I believe I managed to get some citron-color in there too! ;-)

Julie said...

Your art is so gorgeous, love it!

creatingme said...

HELLO! I love your piece here, but it makes me sad too. I must say, I think your eyes are the best!

So, I loaded up my Green!

creatingme said...

added citron!

Sesenarts said...

added citron for me too!

Becky Dunham said...

Finally got my green card finished. i just love this TPS image! One of the pencils that i won from you in the first week seemed like the perfect color of green for this girl and it is about as close to Citron as i was going to get :) I am loving these color challenges!

Kimberly at ArtJoyStuff said...

Hi Kristin,
I'm a little late to the party this week, but still having a great time. Thanks again for a wonderful challenge!
enJOY a lovely weekend,
Kimberly

hayleigh said...

hi kristin, had a great time last week, did a photo, but this week i'll push my luck a by try a drawing
thnaks alot
hayleigh

Kathy said...

Morning.. I forgot to say I used citron in mine as well... have a great day....

hayleigh said...

had a change of mind, i wiil continue to do photography, rather than a drawing, i will try to post it tommorrow

Veronica Kosowski said...

A little late but my green pieces are finally up. I'm having so much fun with these challenges, and excited for pink!

I'm also thinking of keeping to ATCs for all 10 weeks, I forgot how fun working small is!

Darlene said...

I'm a little late but I posted my green entry.

kluckingbear said...

I entered my Green themed art journaling. Thanks so much for hosting this fun challenge!

Georgie Horn said...

Alrighty! I've finished my GREEN piece. I'd like your feedback on this piece.
http://georgie-hornpuddinnpie.blogspot.com/2011/06/summer-of-color-week-green.html

Kristin said...

Your piece is very cute, I like the, what looks like crayon wrappers, used on her. I finally got my green piece up too! and Thank you for all your kind words and encouragement to me :)

Kristin said...

I also included citron in my mixed media piece :)

Sharon said...

Finally got my green pc. finished. Better late than not at all.

Sharon said...

Ah yes I had citron in my painting too!

Noemi said...

I managed to add citron in work but I don't have a clue how am I going to introduce wax in my next bracelet!!

Hayleigh said...

hi kristin, my post is finally up, sorry about the day, thatnks for all the lovely comments
hayleigh xo

Christine said...

I love your green piece - I really like the caryon labels you used - really creative!

Sharon said...

Love the mouth. Your girl makes me smile. Great colors too.

Kasia said...

done!

Tracy said...

I Have added my green one,really enjoyed making it. Off to think of pink!

TheFairyyellowbugQueen said...

Your journal page is delicious! So great!! I bet everyone is having fun, fun, fun with this event. I sure am. It's forcing me to try new ideas and new techniques. I hope by the end of this event I will be slightly more comfortable with acrylics. So far I have made some lovely surprises that I had no idea could be done. Now the test will be if I can duplicate the same effect (ho hum)! Thanks for putting this together for us Kristin *smiles* Norma

TheFairyyellowbugQueen said...

Hi Kristin, I am not certain if I am reading things correctly but if so...count this as my bonus challenge (citron) entry for the draw. This would be my second comment, in other words. *smiles* Norma

Karen said...

On to PINK!!!

Michelle said...

I had a lot of fun with this piece, this event has been awesome so far and can't wait to attack pink. Off to post on flickr!

Mango. Paper. Scissors. said...

I was so excited and rushing, I literally posted in last week's comments! Sorry!! I hope I make it lol

Emakesart said...

Hi!! I'm late, but my green post is now up!! Just wanted to say hi!!

xoE

Harvest Moon by Hand said...

I made two hand-embroidered tags - one is a horse and the other is a tree that are done in various shades of green. Enjoyed doing these tags...they've been on my "to do" for some time now.