Monday, July 18, 2011

The Summer of Color - RED

"Strolling with Hubert"
8 x 10 Journal Page
{This was inspired by schoolwork Kendra recently brought home that featured the word red. Her writing serves as the base for this mixed-media painting & collage. Also featured are several sources of sparkle: from Stickles red to iridescent glitter to Swarovski crystals and even a decorative piece (the belt) from the top of an old flip flop}  


Who knew Brown could be so pretty?
Like many of you, I wasn't sure how I was going to tackle the color. But try we did and I'm now among those who found that I really loved working with Brown. It is neutral, rich and varied in it's applications - and I was so inspired by your use of it. Thank you for sharing your art here, on our Facebook page and in our Flickr group.  We had an amazing turnout last week and I know it's going to continue as we hit the ground running on our next - highly anticipated - color . . .

But first, who won Brown week?
Our Brown giveaway (featured in the post below) was won by . . .


Please Email me your address and I'll get your vintage Browns right out . . .

And now: welcome to RED week!
This week ( Monday July 18th to Sunday July 24th) our challenge is to work with the color Red. Should you decide to take it on, your Bonus! challenge is to somehow incorporate wings into your work. As before, please (A) link your blog or Flickr feed in the widget below so that others can find you (B) leave one comment (in the comment section at the end of the post) if you completed a Red piece and (C) leave two comments if you completed the Bonus! challenge. 

And the giveaway?

{Canson 5.5 x 8.5 tablet of drawing paper, Liquitex acrylic ink in Naphthol Crimson, Golden Acrylics in Pyrrole Red (1 oz), Recollections Tinsel Glitter in Cherry, A vintage Old Maid playing card (Little Miss Muffet), a few red paint chips and a vintage Golden Dictionary page featuring the word "red." Lastly, you'll find a sprinkling of red and iridescent Swarovski crystals}




And what is next week's color?

PURPLE
(Monday July 25 - Sunday July 31st)

"But, luckily, he kept his wits and his Purple crayon."
- from Harold and the Purple Crayon (1955)

Will there be a bonus challenge with Purple?
Um. Hum. And let's be honest: this one's really for me ;) Should you like to give it a go, your Bonus! challenge for Purple week is to bring on the sparkle and shine . . . You may use anything that would stop a deer in it's tracks . . . fine glitter, chunky glitter, glass glitter, crystals, beads, shiny discarded embellishments (like the flip flop above ;), glass holiday ornaments . . . I could go on . . . you get the picture . . . 

Have fun!

Kristin xo

130 comments:

craftattack said...

Hi Kristin, love your red piece. This is a fun colour to work with. Valerie

craftattack said...

And I have winged creatures on my painting! Valerie

Joanna said...

'Strolling with Hubert' is so cute - I LOVE that you've included Kendra's gorgeous writing! Really fun piece, perfect for 'Red'!

I really enjoyed playing with red this week!

xx

Joanna said...

My ladybird has wings......!

xx

missy k said...

Hi Kristin

I LOVE that you used Kendra's writing as the base for your piece. Very neat tell her :)

Love the red dress and the little red circles...... lovely!

linda said...

I love your red dress piece. What a super idea to use Kendra's writing for the basis of your picture.

linda said...

I also managed wings on my dragon.

JaN's ArTy JouRneY said...

Oh, that is so adorable to use Kendra's writing as your base :)
Love your lady in red :) The little red circles are a neat touch too!
I've had a fun red week!
Jan x

JaN's ArTy JouRneY said...

Oh, and my little birdy has wings ;)
Jan x

joanna said...

This is sooo much fun Kristin! I love Kendra's writing as the background!! the red dress is perfect and so is the little elephant :)
I'm enjoying this summer of colour so much! your genious for coming up with such a cool idea!
xoxoox

Elisabeth R said...

I love your lady in red, Kristin. It is such a sweet piece - with your Kendra's words in her very nice handwriting too. :-))
My page in red turned out OK I feel, but I do not like it much anyway. Ha, ha!

Alis Clair said...

I love the red dress and love how you used Kendra's work too. Great collaboration.

Oooh purple and sparkles - right up my street ;0)

Elisabeth R said...

Oh - and my dove has wings! ;-)
Purple next! Oh my... - what to do with that?? :-))

Alis Clair said...

My mermaid has a dragonfly friend.
xx

aichaku-愛着 said...

i love your piece!! posted and linked mine. :D

NatashaMay said...

Kristin, this piece is just wonderful! Love the red dress and the blue elefant. :)

NatashaMay said...

And there is something winged on my ATC this week so this is my second comment. :)

Mandy said...

oh...i love your piece Kristin...I absolutely love childrens handwriting...this one will look perfect in Kendra's room....now, I enjoyed doing red, even if it was for only ten minutes!!!but i love red and I think its my fav colour, besides turquoise,,,well for today anyway...your prize is amazing and i'll keep my fingers crossed for this,,,alas,,,no wings, as to be honest in the mad flurry of my arting I totally forgot the bonus challenge...lol...oh well...looking forward as usual to see every one's red...xxx

Sesenarts said...

its definately a lady in red day! Love the frock! And excited about purple! Julie

JessiVille said...

Kristin, What a wonderfully clever piece for red week! I love how you used Kindra's writing paper for your background and inspiration piece. Fab my dear! I finally made it to the p.o. box after 3 weeks and picked up my bonus prize for blue week. Thank you soooo much!!! I must say I wouldn't mind winning this red one too, ha!
Hugs, Jessi xox

Lesley said...

Love your journal page Kristin!! Incorporating Kendra's writing is a great idea and I just LOVE Hubert!!
x

Sharon said...

Love your red creation - great RED dress!!! And fantastic that next week is purple - I love purple!

JessiVille said...

Oh my gosh, I didn't even realize that the bonus was to include wings and I had already put the butterflies on my frida piece - Yay!
Jessi xox

Netty said...

Terrific art again from you, love the red dress. Darn it I forgot about the wings and have done 2 already........Annette x

Netty said...

Phew just remembered my first piece has wings.....yay....on the cockerel.......whoopee x

Diane said...

This is one of my favorites--tell Kendra--love that her text is in this too--it's the perfect touch!

Diane said...

....and I added some wings in my new piece too!
:)

Harvest Moon by Hand said...

There's something wonderful about a child's writing...and you've captured that magic and fun in your piece with Kendra's printing. Love the proportions of the tall girl and tiny Hubert!

Harvest Moon by Hand said...

Did two more squares on my quilt this past week. Have been hoping that purple would be one of the colors soon! Have a bunch of purple fabric ready to be cut.

For this week, I was able to get wings into the challenge by taking a photograph of a little robin who feel from its nest on Friday. Luckily it was able to fly back to its nest after a couple of hours. I have a couple of pictures of the baby bird on my post this week.

Bernice said...

I have added my red poppies to my blog

Bernice said...

The birds on the wire are my bonus entry for wings

The Altered Paper said...

Love the Power of Red! Your mixed media piece is fantastic too!
Thank you for the inspiration to create Red!Hugs,Tee

okienurse said...

I love red! Love your mixed media piece. Thanks for sharing. Vickie

PaperPumpkin said...

Congratulations to Netty! Lovin' the RED, Kristin, thank you! ~kathy

Ella said...

Congrats to Netty; I love the red dress and the red letters! What a fun piece~ Very clever!

laurie said...

strolling with Hubert,, how cute is that,, its always so interesting where others inspiration comes from,, I love red!

Christine said...

Love the red piece - never thought about using the kids work - I like the idea!!!

bluegiraffe (Sherry) said...

Kristin, your red piece is adorable! I've posted mine on my blog.

bluegiraffe (Sherry) said...

Here's my second comment. There's a (winged) bird on my red piece! Red is my absolute favorite color to wear.

Marcia said...

Your piece is beautiful! I created some red index cards.

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Teri C said...

I saw this 'color fun' on Kristin' blog and had to try it. My Sunday sketch was a guy with a red shirt and fit perfectly with the color theme.

I love thismpiece on the child' paper. Adorable.

PaperPumpkin said...

I got my RED posted! I even used wings, woo hoo! (I really love your daughter's printing, and how you used it and shared it, BTW! Very cool indeed...!) ~hugs, kathy

sugar Creek said...

I love how you used your daughters school work!! Love love love it!So sweet!
I posted mine, hope you enjoy! I have certainly enjoyed this fun!

sugar Creek said...

Plus I used wings on my boy!!

Sandi said...

Love your red dress and that you used your daughter's schoolwork! Clever and sweet! Another fun week..I am looking forward now to purple!

Lesley said...

Ooo Kristin I forgot to add that I have incorporated a butterfly - so have wings...
x

Melodie said...

Great piece...especially since you used Kendras paper as a start. Loving the challenge...is keeps me on tract!

Amy said...

Hello Kristin..happy summer to you.
I love the tiny elephant..how cute and adorable. Love the leash you handcrafted and the cute belt..clever clever!!!
LOVE Kendra's handwriting..children's handwriting always gets to me. It's so innocent and sweet.

My art submission is up on my page.
Thanks for hosting again..PS..I totally have the same exact word dictionary as the page you are giving away!!!!

Amy said...

I added a butterfly as my WINGS..on my layout.. Thanks sweets

Georgie Horn said...

I made some Asian inspired soap opera ATC's

Georgie Horn said...

I put wings on the ATC cards so I get two entries!!

Pippa (pjbear) said...

My red is on my blog http://pjbear-determinedscrapper.blogspot.com/2011/07/summer-of-colour-week-6-red_15.html, purple is not a favourite of mine, so watch & wait for me!

Pippa (pjbear) said...

Wings on the bird!

Nan said...

Love your red piece! The background paper your daughter made was so perfect to use!

Trece said...

I had a lot of fun doing this red collage.

Trece said...

Here's comment #2, before the wings on my page carry me away!!

laurie said...

the quilts on the line in my painting are flapping like wings,,

Kindred Spirit said...

What a fun inspiration you drew from! & created a super clever & creative piece :)

Kindred Spirit said...

Butterfly wings! :D I loved this bonus challenge...looking forward to getting started on *purple* :)

xo Joanna

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peggy gatto said...

I adore strolling with hubert!!!
My first smile of the day, thanks!!

WrightStuff said...

No wings, just one and mean and moody-looking she-devil!

Sharon said...

Love your red and how you used the ruled paper. Onward to purple. I have just the ticket!

Ella said...

Thanks so much for sharing your technique. I am going to go through 2 boxes of school stuff soon. Great idea~xXx

NaNa said...

Oups. I forgot to put a comment after linking. Hope it's not to late.

Joyce said...

I love your red idea. I may have to steal this one!

Becky Dunham said...

Lovely red piece Kristin - what a great idea to incorporate your little's one's work! Posted my red, finally not a card :) Looking forward to purple - my favorite color! Hugs!

Jen @Sadie Inspired said...

I love that you used your daughters work in the background. Such a great way to make your work even more special. :) Looking forward too seeing everyone's red work!!

Jen @Sadie Inspired said...

It was not hard for me to add wings this week...I'll add wings to anything! :) Excited about adding some bling this next week!!

Lesley said...

Kristin I love your red dress and your daughters addition in the background!!!
This was a fun rendition to the SOC....RED
Lesley

Lesley said...

I have added 3 sets of wings to my entry, take a peek.
Lesley xo

Chris / CS Designs said...

I love the Example, thanks for the great inspiration. I had alot of fun playing along in this one.
:) Chris / CS Designs
http://www.cs-designs.blogspot.com/
http://www.doodlepieces.blogspot.com/

Melinda said...

Red was such a fun week, can't wait for purple.

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Sarah said...

I have linked to my red pieces. Looking forward to purple now xx

Sarah said...

all of my pieces include wings (fairy wings in the first one and wings in the sayings on the other two) xx

Carolyn Phillips said...

I love your red Kristin, and mine has now been blogged, but I didn't manage the extra challenge of wings this week.

Denise said...

Hi kristin,Here I am again,but no bonas for me.Great Fun.How sweet to include your daughters art and school work.Like mother like daughter.

Denise said...

Kristin I'm so sorry,I do somthing wrong with widget every time .Could you please fix it for me this time.Dont worry, if I can't ever get it right I'll forget it and not bother you again.But I do love Purple.Denise

Vicki said...

Hi, Kristin. I had fun playing with RED. Love that you used your daughter's handwriting as the background. That is precious!

Vicki said...

My project has wings! xoxo

Nicola said...

Hi Kristin, I was catching on some blog friends this morning and realised I had the perfect piece this week for your red theme. Hope you like it. You have organised such a wonderful weekly group I think it's fantastic!! Loving your piece this week very cute indeed and what a cool idea to to incorporate little Kendra's work in there!!! Loving seeing what you've been up to!!! Sorry it's been so long xoxo

Donna P said...

I've completed my RED piece, LOVE IT!!

Donna P said...

I've included the bonus challenge, WINGS. They flutter about!!

aquariann said...

Wondrously whimsical drawing! Hubert is adorable. Awesomely upcycled belt, too.

bluepurpleandscarlett said...

I think your drawing is fresh and fun! I was inspired by my daughter this week,too! Thanks for hosting this wonderful challenge!
~Scarlett

helena said...

posted my red piece - loved the rich colour to play with

helena said...

and I included wings - great challenge

lindezines said...

Have just posted my red piece - a collage. No wings, unless you count flags, lol!!!

Terrie said...

I have several projects in red this week but can't believe I forgot the winged element so it's in none! But, I love red and this was a really easy week for me. I'm loving everyone's contributions!

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Kathy said...

Hi.. finally got my red posted.. love yours... thundering and lightning here.. gotta run...
xx

Kathy said...

ooh and she has wings too...
so this is post 2..
Kath
xx

Juel said...

I've linked to my Red post

Juel said...

I also used wings on my art journal page. Enjoy!!

Julie said...

I love your red piece, it's so sweet.

Julie said...

Mostly everything I paint has wings! This week my red fairy has wings.

Janelle said...

I like your idea to use kids work as a base for art. Thanks for giving the tutorial about preserving the underlying piece. You made a very cute piece.

Janelle said...

I love purple. It is one of my favorites and adding sparkle just makes it more fun. Thank you for all the great challenges Kristin.

Becky Dunham said...

Hey Kristin! Can you believe it? i did another red - with wings! So i am leaving a second comment. By the way, I absolutely love Harold and the Purple Crayon!

Patti P. said...

Hi, I am loving this site with the Summer of Color. I did my red collage photo and put it into the flikr group. Looking forward to purple!!

Patti P. said...

I am hoping to win some of the fantastic goodies, so my second comment is for the Bonus! My wings in my picture are the wings of my dove! Thanks!

iHanna said...

Color of summer, what a great and fun concept! Why didn't I think of that? :-) Red is a favorite of course!

Georgie Horn said...

Hello! I'm posting a lovely walk through the flowers...red, that is.

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Jenny said...

Love love love your collage Kristin... how gorgeous with a page of Kendras in there as well...
How much fun is red... I've made a new friend...lol

Jenny x

Jenny said...

And I incorporated wings into my page with a crow :))

Jenny x

krisatlarge said...

Okay - my red is up finally on the flikr site - and I used wings as well. Phew! Saw in my mind what I wanted to do - and mostly it came out as I saw it. thanks for giving me this forum!!! Kristin J

Linda R. said...

Your red dress is gorgeous.. I didn't do to well with red this week.. But I do think purple is looking pretty good.. Thanks so much for hosting this fun challenge.. I really am enjoying it..

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Fiona said...

Finally managed to get a Red piece done!

Cre8tively Yours in My Comfort Zone said...

Kristen - Your red piece really inspired me to join in the fun.
Thanks for such a great challenge!

Cre8tively Yours in My Comfort Zone said...

There is an abundance of wings on my piece!

Liette alias Pixelle said...

like so much your red silhouette...will see you next week for purple, it is my fav too...bye xxx

2amscrapper said...

so happy I got to play again!

Noemi said...

Finally posted my red bracelet!!

Noemi said...

I have included a butterfly on the bracelet.

Raven's Rest Studio - Jennifer Conway said...

I'm joining in late for this super FUN Summer colour challenge! Really enjoying browsing through everyone's wonderful creations! Glad to have found you guys! *smiles* ~Jen

Gerri Herbst said...

Just found you so this is my first entry! Love yr red piece...

Gerri Herbst said...

My piece has a butterfly too!

Missy said...
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TheFairyyellowbugQueen said...

Glitter here we come!! I knew there'd be a use for all that Martha glitter one of these days (ha!) ~ Thank you Kristin for the fun I am having with this! *smiles* Norma

Veronica Kosowski said...

What an adorable idea for a piece Kristin! It really brought a smile to my face. :)
Thank you again for these wonderful challenges, I'm loving all of them.

Veronica Kosowski said...

Incorporated the wings challenge into my piece with my raven, I believe that counts!

creatingme said...

Hello! Love your red. Well, I love all your colors!

creatingme said...

I added wings!

Steph said...

Fun challenge, I love everyone's projects! This is my first time joining in, I'll be back for the next one :)

Emakesart said...

Hi friend! I've been missing, but am trying to catch up now. Just barely posted for red tonight. I hope all is well over there.

Oh, and I love that you used Kendra's writing as the base for your art...genius!! (And love the name Hubert, lol!!)

xoE

Anita Van Hal said...

and bringing up the rear...is me! I finally took photos of my little dress quilts, so will get all of them posted today...here's the link for my red challenge.

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