Monday, July 11, 2011

The Summer of Color - BROWN

"Nodland"
8 x 10 Journal page
{This page was inspired by the vintage sheet music - a lullaby entitled "Bye Bye Land" - which serves as the base of the collage}

Yellow fever!
Another wonderful week was had with Yellow. Although some of us initially expressed concern with the color, we tackled the challenge regardless and succeeded in producing an amazing amount of beautiful, inspirational pieces based upon the signature hue of Summer. Thank you once again for sharing your heart and art with us here and with one another on Flickr and Facebook as we continue our colorful journey together . . .

Did you hear?
The winner of last week's Yellow drawing (pictured in the post below) is . . .

Please Email your address to kdvanvalkenburghatmsndotcom and I will get your goodies right out.


Now, welcome to BROWN week!
Your color prompt for this week (Monday July 11th to Sunday July 17th) is to create anything your heart desires inspired by color Brown. Your Bonus! challenge is to incorporate a bold shot of color somewhere in your work. As always, please (A) link your work in the widget below so that others can find you, (B) leave one comment if you created a Brown piece and (C) leave two comments in you completed the Bonus! challenge. 

And did you see all those vintage pretties?
This week's Brown giveaway will include a lot of 'em . . .
The Paper Company Flourish rub-ons, several (okay 6 ;) large vintage ledger pages, several pieces of vintage sheet music, Distress Ink in Pumice Stone, one distressed tag, a few sheets of mica, Stickles glitter in Cinnamon and Copper and a sprinkling of bronze Swarovski flat-back crystals



And what is next week's color prompt?

RED
(Monday July 18th - Sunday July 24th)

"Red protects itself. No colour is as territorial. It stakes a claim, is on alert against the spectrum."
- Derek Jarman

Is there a Bonus! challenge with Red?
Yep. Should you decide to take it on, next week's Bonus! challenge is to incorporate something - anything - winged into your work. This can be taken literally or figuratively, the choice is yours.

Have fun . . .

Kristin xo

136 comments:

Nan said...

Great challenge this week Kristin!
I love the butterflies and the pop of color you used. Looking forward to red!

Nan said...

The teal eggs are my pop of color...hope they are bold enough!

Mandy said...

your piece is adorable, i am a sucker for a butterfly and the complementing colours to your brown look beautiful...love the peeks of the faces through your work and the images you have used look wonderful...my brown piece is linked...xxx

Mandy said...

well...i popped some turquoise into my browns...Kristen,thankyou so much for these wonderful challenges, it is forcing me to get some art into my very trying times with some family members...you sre dpoing an amazing job...hugs from me to you...i can jjjuussssttt reach if i stretch enough!!!lol...xxx

linda said...

Beautiful collage Kristin, I love the little girl riding on the body of the butterfly.

In my blog I mention red probably being a problem colour for monochromatic as I had a feeling red was going to be next.

okienurse said...

Finally I was ready with the brown challenge! I let life then procrastination hold me back. I will get the others done sometime and if not I will keep going forward from here! Life gets in the way of crafting sometimes and I just don't know how to say no! Been checking out what has been put out there and I am impressed. Maybe feel a little out of my league to. Okay...be positive. Looking forward to the next challenge. Vickie

Joanna said...

I'm lovin' your Sleepy Song piece! He he to the 'Zz'! Great background, there's a lot happening in a subtle way (sweet little faces).

Perfect 'pop'!

I enjoyed 'brown' and I'm really looking forward to 'red'!

x

Joanna said...

My 'pop' is a splatter!

x

joanna said...

Beautiful collage Kristin!! the butterfly girl is awesome!! and so is the splash of turqouise!
xoxo

WrightStuff said...

My entry this week smells! (take a look and you'll see why). Maybe we should have a bonus challenge for the stinkiest art!!

haikulovesongs said...

your journal page is wonderful! i love blue with brown. ♥

this comment is for my submission for brown.
thanks, dani

haikulovesongs said...

this is my comment for the bonus splash of color ~ red.

i'm really looking forward to next week's red. have a great week, Kristin. ♥
dani

Elis. ;o) said...

Oh, your brown collage is wonderful, Kristin! The "whimsical" background with the words and other details, and the butterfly-girl with those sweet words...! Love it all!

Elis. ;o) said...

And my "splash" of other color is of course - the red fruit! :-))

NatashaMay said...

Lots of beautiful brown creations so far. :) I love visiting you all.

NatashaMay said...

And this is my first time doing the bonus challenge. :) It's the bright green background if you happened to miss it by any chance. :)

Lesley said...

I've struggled with the brown but gleefully anticipating RED!!
x
Love your 'brown' piece. So pretty and lots of lovely details.

JaN's ArTy JouRneY said...

Wow, what a gorgeous collage kristin, so many beautiful details.. I love you little butterfly girl :)
I've enjoyed brown week and have managed to do 2 pieces :)
...and *swooning* here at your fab brown generous giveaways :)
Jan x

craftattack said...

Much to my surprise, brown turned out to be more fun than I thought! Valerie

JaN's ArTy JouRneY said...

Oh, and for this weeks bonus challenge, I've painted my girls lips pinky/red...just hope that they are bold enough?

Jan x

craftattack said...

I did a pop of colour on each picture - the lilac earring in the first one and the green hair in the second!

Sharon said...

Great colour this week - I love brown earthy tones! Love your inspiration for us!!

Diane said...

Another great week Kristin! ..plus great use of the browns in your collage with that great butterfly--wonderful focal point!

Harvest Moon by Hand said...

Your college is beautiful! Seems so dreamy and magical - ties in perfectly with the "Bye Bye Land" sheet music!

Half of what I created is brown without any other color (origami window stars) and the other has brown with various colors (the quilt squares I'm making each week for a quilt that will be the final project at the end).

Sarah said...

Great page again Kristen. I've linked to my brown pieces

Sarah said...

And I've added a splash of red to all my pieces

Beverley Baird said...

A lovely collage! Am so enjoying this colour journey! Thanks for hosting!

Kindred Spirit said...

Wow, what a challenge brown was for me, but loving it just the same! I love the lullaby theme of your piece, simply beautiful! & Yay, can't wait to get started on *Red*!

Kindred Spirit said...

I added a bold colour of blue to my *Brown Eyed Girl's* dress :)

PaperPumpkin said...

Beautiful, Kristin! I love your brown background with your turquoise pop of bold...Brown was more fun than I thought it'd be! Thank you for the inspiration again this week! Brown is Beautiful! ~kathy

PaperPumpkin said...

My splash of color amongst the brown is magenta, inspired by a swatch of fabric that I glued on my page, too! (Gorgeous flower stamp handmade by Ro Bruhn)!

Jingle said...

I am going to try desperately to play with this week's color! I love working in brown tones! Your piece is absolutely STUNNING!

Terrie said...

Brown was a tough one for me since I don't think of it as a summer color - but I managed a collage. Love your take with the butterflies!

Terrie said...

My splash of color is the coral postage stamps from Taipei!

bluepurpleandscarlett said...

Oh I love everything about this piece. I'm very much into butterflies these days! I'm going to do my best to join in this week and get something posted, thanks for the invitation! ~Scarlett

sugar Creek said...

I linked mine and I jus tlove your work! I love the layers and the little faces in the background. Just beautiful!

sugar Creek said...

Plus I added my pop of color which is red and it's next week's color!!

Sandi said...

Kristin - I adore your brown piece! For all of my crankiness about brown, I did manage a page which I am pleased with LOL Looking forward to popping through as many submissions as possible!

Sandi said...

My "pop of colour" I have accomplished by adding the photo to the page. What is more of a pop than the sun!

Alis Clair said...

Kristin, I love your piece. I love all the layers in it and the subtle way you have used the colour. Just beautiful.

The Altered Paper said...

Kristin what a challenge! I love your Brown Nodland Collage Piece with the Beautiful Butterfly! And Thanks for the Color of Brown Inspiration!
I am Much looking forward to next weeks Strong Color of Red! Hugs,Tee

Janie Husband said...

this is sure been fun...i hope to get to enjoy looking at everyone's work.....

Janet said...

Beautiful!! The turquoise/teal is perfect with the brown and gives it that extra pop. Love it!

Netty said...

Loving your piece Kristin, its fab.
My entry is on now and I get to go twice...yipee...yep I managed the bonus this week. Annette x

Netty said...

Am dittoing above as I get 2 goes this week, yipeee

Melisa said...

My brown entry if finally up and ready, since my internet decided to come back up for a while.

Melisa said...

I completed the bonus with a pop of color, too.

TrishaTrixie said...

Comment one for Brown Work-Insert here "Blah blah blah"
http://art-a-day-keeps-the-crazies-away.blogspot.com/2011/07/summer-of-color-downtown-brown.html

ROFLMAO

TrishaTrixie said...
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TrishaTrixie said...

Comment two for doing the challenge for a change-Insert comment here "yodeleeeooowhooo"

http://art-a-day-keeps-the-crazies-away.blogspot.com/2011/07/summer-of-color-downtown-brown.html

(Falling off chair laughing at myself)

I always forget to look at the challenge and I don't think you do it on the FB page so I ended up missing it. :( Poo. But this week I GOT IT! and so now I get to do TWO!!! YAHOO!

NaNa said...

please please please Number Generator, pick me! That brown giveaway looks totally awesome!

NaNa said...

Yep! This week I did the bonus! even twice! Go check here : http://nathalienayer.blogspot.com/2011/07/brown.html

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Trece said...

I got my brown collage posted - had fun with the faces.

Trece said...

The bonus for me was the pop of orange acrylic paint.

Becky Dunham said...

LOVE your collage Kristin! Your journal is going to be so fabulous :) Got my brown done and posted on the first day this time - what a nice surprise :)

Congrats to Linda for winning yellow! What a fun blog she has - definitely going to visit there often.

Looking forward to red and wings!

Jo Murray said...

Lovely butterfly Kristin. Hope you enjoy my post.

Jo Murray said...

AND... my leaves have some zingy greens and pinks added.

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Terry said...

Love brown! Beautiful creation! Hope I did not use too much of my color pop!

Christine said...

I had a hard time with this color I had to many ideas. Hope you like the one I came up with.

Lesley said...

OOO lovely piece Kristin. I love that POP of turquoise. Great minds think alike!!!!
Hmmm Red, that might be a challenge for me but I am no quitter.

Lesley said...

My POP of colour is Indian Turquoise.

Jenny said...

Soooo love your gorgeous creation Kristin... just beautiful... Brown was so much fun...

Jenny x

Jenny said...

And I included a big pop of RED...

Jenny x

Ella said...

I love this piece, so much detail! Every time I look at it I see something else~ Great addition of Turquoise; I love that color and it looks fab with brown~

2amscrapper said...

This is my first entry into your Summer of Color challenges. I have brown sand at the beach--thought it would work for a summer theme. Love what you created.

bluepurpleandscarlett said...

I had so much fun making my brown inspired project today and my splash of color is blue food coloring! :)
~Scarlett

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Cynthia Schelzig said...

Gorgeous collage with the b-fly!!
I posted a brown tree with beige-ish
colored ground.....not very brown in the whole sense of the word but I just used less brown than I guess most did today............

Vicki said...

Hi, Kristin. So glad I found you and your art challenge. I just finished a brown piece so I linked her up! She has a bit of yellow but nothing bold or intentional so I will stick with one comment. I love the layers you have created in your journal page. I'm looking forward to your red challenge. I'll try to make some time this next week between work and home. Looking forward to getting to know you better. Take care!

joanna said...

me again:) i just realized I qualify for the bonus. xoxoxo. let me say again what a great idea you had for this summer of colour, Kristin! it's so inspirational and plus I've met all these new artists :))

Joyce said...

Beautiful work. I'm on vacation but still checking in. Thankfully I was able to finish red before I left.

BLISS angels said...

here's mine

http://blissangels.blogspot.com/2011/07/summer-of-color-brown.html

enjoy the music

BLISS angels said...

and the pop of color an green butterfly

krisatlarge said...

Brown was more fun than I thought! AND I actually used the additional prompt this week, and used a punch of red to highlight things here and there - thanks, Kristin

krisatlarge said...

OOPS! FOrgot to say that I posted my brown to our Flikr site!!!! But I used the bold color, so guess this is my second comment!!!!

Heather Henry said...

I love your piece Kristen, you are so talented. That color of blue is sooo gorgeous with the brown too. Thank you so much for hosting this, it's really been a fun and inspiring experience. I am so happy to have the chance to meet some many fantastic artists too.

Heather Henry said...

I did add a pop of color to mine. I really loved doing brown, I actually did two, I was so excited about it. haha! Have a fantastic week. Thanks!

Darlene said...

Very Pretty Art work, Kristin!!!

I'm so behind in my colors - Sorry!

Darlene said...

YAY - I get to leave a Bonus comment. My shot of color is the large, brown mushroom.

Denise said...

I think I would like to join in.I just found your blog today so I'm just learning about your challenge.Sounds fun,Off to do my brown page.Is the next one red with wings?Your new follower.Denise

Julie said...

Another beautiful piece, love the layers. I always enjoy seeing your creations!

Julie said...

My shot of color is a magenta sun.

Liette alias Pixelle said...

Hi...
I adore that butterfly, it is popping from your SUPER background...I adore...you have easily realise a nice brown page and that's inspire me a lot...let's go for the red page if I have time this week, I have to prepare my travel and I think I will stay quiet for the next two weeks and I will complete the other colors when I will come back probably at the end of July...have a nice week..xx

Liette alias Pixelle said...

I have my pop color with orange circles...

Jen @Sadie Inspired said...

Hi Kristin! I just love seeing what you create each week. I love this! I think the blue butterfly/girl is brilliant. I am still working on my brown...but, I hope to finish today. :)

Juel said...

I have created my brown piece and not at the last minute!

Juel said...

I also used a pop of color ;)

Joyce said...

Hi Kristin- I had to add my link twice again. I'm doing something wrong. I think I've finally figured it out. I need to slow done and learn to spell!

Kimberly at ArtJoyStuff said...

Hi Kristin,
Your brown journal page is beautiful, I love blue and brown together, love, love, love!
enJOY a beautiful week,
Kimberly

Zade Forrest said...

Hey-o! Just wanted to say that your picture is quite lovely. Thanks for hosting this super event!
~Zade

Zade Forrest said...

Also, I did do a picture, and did complete the Bonus! challenge. Tah!

Georgie Horn said...

whoops, I commented under yellow...here's my brown entry. Hope you like the story I tell.

Georgie Horn said...

I added a pop of blue!

Donna Peter said...

this has been so much fun. really enjoyed the brown challenge! Thankyou

Donna Peter said...

My pop of color for my piece is Green!

Amy said...

Hello Kristin,
Your brown is fantastic..love the butterflies of blue!!!
I love the feel to it..I feel young..seeing the mother and child and bird is gorgeous.
I don't think I did well with Brown..but
Here is my submission for this week..
http://heartnsoul-amy.blogspot.com/2011/07/twijnkle-twinkle-summer-of-color-wk-6.html

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Amy said...

I added orange to my brown for the bonus challenge.
Thanks again for hosting this wonderful art challenge.

Sesenarts said...

Next week red? Yee ha You should see the scarlet apron I am making!

Melinda said...

I love your brown piece. It was a difficult colour for me, looking forward to the next one. x

Luthien said...

hi Kristin :)
this is my first time here! very excited i am :) thank you for hosting this challenge!!

HUGS!!
Luthien :)

Kathy said...

Hi Kristin.. entered my brown journal page.. love the butterfly on yours.. great piece...
Kath

Kathy said...

I do have that red on mine.. not sure if it's bold enough to make the cut though...
Kath

helena said...

loving this challenge - just posted my brown piece

helena said...

and I used a pop of colour on my text

Terry said...

Hope this counts, because I forgot to mention my pop of color is pinks!

Cindy Adkins said...

Hi!!! I linked up when Ella told me that you were having this Summer of Color challenge. Sending (((hugs))) your way!

XO
Cindy

Jen @Sadie Inspired said...

Yay! I finished my brown and you inspired me to use a pop of turquoise in my lettering! :) Hope you are having a happy day!

Paula said...

Another awesome challenge!

lindezines said...

Have just posted my brown effort - a collage on cardboard, with cyan dash of colour :)

lindezines said...

And the dash of colour for my brown piece is cyan blue in the corners :)

Tina said...

My brown challenge entry is uo

Tina said...

And I've added a dash of hot pink (on the journal blocks and crystals

aichaku-愛着 said...

added my link for my attempt at this week's colour! :D

aquariann said...

Wonderful journal page! The butterfly girl is, of course, my favorite part. :D

Carolyn Phillips said...

Love your page Kristin.

I've posted my brown experiment, and was very glad it was an experiment as it didn't really work.

Carolyn Phillips said...

My shot of colour is green.

Brown and green are my favourite colours.

Lori Heald said...

Ok, trying this again. I love brown week, please all enjoy the gold & brown low boy chest of drawers. I am so proud of you my love. 'ol mom'

Linda R. said...

I am loving your work of art.. The collage work look fab... and that butterfly tops it off.. Thank so much for doing this challenge I am just loving it..

Hugs, Linda

Bernice said...

I didn't manage the 'pop' of colour!!!

Denise said...

Hi again,This is my second comment.I posted my brown drawing with a slash of teal.Put your button on my sidebar also.My only problem is,since I've been blogging I'm not real good with widget.It never takes for me?I'm at http://knuckled54yahoo.com.blogspot.com I would love a little help.

peggy gatto said...

Love the art work for this brown!
Brown can be lovely and rich!!!

Janelle said...

Hey Kristin I am finally getting around to posting this week. I had fun creating with brown. I like your art for this week. I like the vintage feel of your piece. The blues in the wings really spice it up as well.

Janelle said...

It was interesting adding a bold color to my brown art. I do like many colors with brown. The varied hues go so well with many colors. Now I am off to create with red.

Pippa (pjbear) said...

oops left a linky but forgot a comment, silly me!

Pippa (pjbear) said...

and again for the splash of colour

Veronica Kosowski said...

Beautiful pop of color in your brown piece, Kristin!

Ooh red is one of my favorite colors, I can't wait to look through everyone's pieces for next week!

Emakesart said...

Ok, I really need to get my butt in gear and get my art and posts done earlier in the week. I keep barely sliding in here!! Another good week my dear! Had fun!! Thank you again and again for doing this!!!! Love your piece of course!! So many great layers!

xoE

Emakesart said...

And I added I pop of aqua, but hopefully it's enough of a "pop" for you! Didn't show up great in the photos, but I promise it's there!! I want to win this stash!!! : )

xoE

Noemi said...

Again I am very late posting my colour challenge, but here it is.

Noemi said...

Those fuchsia square beads are my bold colour to the piece.

mariasangel said...

i am very behind on my challenges...i've posted my pink and will have yellow up tomorrow!

Jo Murray said...

Forgot to mention that my sign photo is my added 'wings' for the bonus.
http://jomurray-art.blogspot.com/2011/07/summer-of-colours-red.html

Anita Van Hal said...

Hi everyone! I'm way late posting my brown color challenge as well as the rest...I have them done, I've just been so busy I haven't had time to photograph them all...here is the link to my brown challenge!

http://www.anitavanhal.com/2011/08/the-summer-of-color-brown-color-challenge.html