Monday, July 4, 2011

The Summer of Color - YELLOW

"Bewildered"
8 x 10 Journal Page
{You've inspired me to play with collage this week. The circular form was taken from a vintage Naval navigation sheet and the "scratchy" edges were directly influenced by my friend Amy's pink piece from last week. The text reads, "she stared at me, bewildered and then she smiled."}


Oh, pretty, pretty Pink . . .
What a beautiful week! Your pieces were full of life, color and often, femininity. I love that pink can be so many things to us - cool and rich as well as soft and sweet - and as a group, we had it all. Thank you for your excitement and encouragement to one another as we continue this colorful journey together. I'm honored to share it with you.

Speaking of share . . .
If you haven't done so already, I encourage you to join our Facebook page to really immerse yourself in The Summer of Color experience. There you'll find interesting links and discussions as well as colorful quotes and questions that we have along the way. I for one am loving it there! Also, please feel free to add your work to our Flickr group found on the sidebar to your right. It's growing at a tremendous rate and at last count, we had over a 150 pictures in our community pool. If your work is not yet represented, please feel free to add to it at any time. 

Half way there . . .
Can you believe it? As of this week, we're half way through our color prompts. From this point forward, there will be a total of four (4) more color prompts in addition to one wrap-up week in which we'll be sharing all that we did and learned along the way. If you have not yet participated in The Summer of Color and would like to, please know that you are welcome to pop in at any time. We would be thrilled to have you.

Who won, who won!? 
Glad you asked. The Random Number Generator has done it's job and the winner of the Pink giveaway (pictured in the post below) is  . . .


Congratulations! Please Email me your address and I'll send them right off.


And now, welcome to YELLOW week!
Your color prompt for this week (Monday July 4th to Sunday 10th) is to create something - anything - that you'd like inspired by the color yellow. Your Bonus! challenge is to somehow incorporate metallics into your work. As before, please (A) link your work in the widget below so that others can find you, (B) leave one comment if you created a Yellow piece and (C) leave two comments if you completed the Bonus! challenge. Good luck!

Here's what's up for grabs . . .

A large (28 x 22') sheet of yellow decorative paper, two vintage (written on and stamped) postcards from the 1930's, Recollections extra fine glitter in Sunflower, one Elite package of 18 and 30' necklace chains, one Jolee's Swarovski crystal pendent in bright yellow, a package of Bristol ATC cards, Craftsmart paint pens and a sprinkling of clear and iridescent Swarovski crystals and beads.


And what is next week's color prompt?

BROWN!
(Monday July 11th - Sunday July 17th)

"I cannot pretend to feel impartial about colors. I rejoice with the brilliant ones and am genuinely sorry for the poor browns."
-Winston Chruchill

Next week's Bonus! Challenge . . .
Should you choose to accept it, next week's Bonus! Challenge is to incorporate a bold shot of color in your work. Anything at all . . . have fun!

Kristin xo

119 comments:

craftattack said...

Hi, Love your collage work. Yellow was not without problems at first - not my colour, but I had great fun in the end! Hugs, Valerie

craftattack said...

Forgot to say, I used metallic structure paints!

Mandy said...

oh...you get some beautiful things onto your wor...i love your piece...thanks again Kristin for all your effort you are putting into ...i am having a great time arting again and looking at the many many blogs participating....take care...xxx

Mandy said...

ps...got my metal on with gold leaf...love the prize again...xxx

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linda said...

Hi Kristin, Thank you for your suggestion of the calendars for my monochromatic drawings, that is such a good idea.

Love your yellow collage, it has such a feeling of spring about it and the words made me smile.

Sesenarts said...

Your collage is so sweet! The little chick looks like she is wearing angel's wings. x Julie

Sesenarts said...

Forgot to say. My metallics are in the gold beads and thread. Julie

haikulovesongs said...

oooh! love your collage! i have to admit that yellow is my second least favorite color. a poet friend of mine said something that got me going though. this really is fun, Kristin. thank you so much!
dani ♥

Joanna said...

Your yellow collage is right up my street! Love it, the chick, the background, the quote, the colours. And the cool scratchy edging will DEFINITELY be turning up sooner or later in my art journal pages!

I really enjoyed 'yellow', thank you for the inspiration.

x

Joanna said...

The metal bit is the game spinner!

x

joanna said...

Hi Kristin!! your vintage collage is so perfect! bravo!! and once again, let me say what a beautiful job you're doing with this challenge!! Happy Fourth of July :))

NaNa said...

Didn't do the bonus challenge... but will next week! This is so FUN!

Alis Clair said...

Oooh Yellow is such a sunny fun colour but boy I found that I have very few yellow things in my stash. I may have to change that so thank you for making me think.

I love the chickie in your collage. Great, fun piece of work.
xxx

Alis Clair said...

P.S. My metallic is the gold paint on her wings.
Oh maybe that is why she fell out of the tree!!

Diane said...

Kristin-love your piece--one of my favorites!! And I am loving these color prompts every week too!

Diane said...

I added some metal embossing to my piece this time too.

Sarah said...

Your work is gorgeous as always Kristin.

I have linked to my yellow pieces of work.

Sarah said...

and have included metal on all 3 pieces :D

Lorraine said...

just uploaded my pink page today will do a yellow one now!

Beverley Baird said...

What fun your summer of colour is! I am enjoying playing with colour! Thanks so much!

NatashaMay said...

Oh my! Half way already?! That was way too quick. :) Love your journal page Kristin. :) See you next week.

Nan said...

Hi Kristin..Love your collage. That little winged chick is so sweet! Not half way through..whatever will we do?
:) Nan

bluegiraffe (Sherry) said...

This was such a sunny challenge--I loved it! I'll be sorry when this summer of color is over :(.

Nan said...

I did do the bonus challenge. I embossed matal tape and put it around the edges of my canvas. :)

bluegiraffe (Sherry) said...

I used a digital image of a little antique gold heart for the metallic part of this challenge. I love to combine my own art with digital touches--the possibilities are endless. Thanks for this opportunity to share my work and see the work of so many talented others!

Pippa (pjbear) said...

My yellow birdie

Pippa (pjbear) said...

and I used metal, metallic embossing & metal brads

Netty said...

Loving your piece, such fun. Yellow this week, sob sob....brown next...even more sobs.......lol xx

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Christine said...

Love the piece in yellow. I was actually stumped on that color but pulled thru. This is a lot of fun! Hope your summer is going well. C

JessiVille said...

Hi Kristin, Your yellow collaged page is so pretty! Little chickie has two sets of wings! I love what you did with the bookpage dots and the glitter. the whole page is just lovely!

Janelle said...

I love your collage for this week. I really like how you added words in the dots. I really like all the layers that you included. The maps make really cool backgrounds.

Janelle said...

I don't know what I will do after this challenge is over. I will have to come up with a new way to make my self create on a regular basis.

Joyce said...

Your collage is so cute! For metal I used metallic paper for the sun, and in the fence posts as well as wire to hold them together.

Zade Forrest said...

Hello! I'm new to this whole thing, but my mom was doing it and I thought it looked like a hoot! :D I already put up my picture, too!

Zade Forrest said...

Oh, and I used paper clips for the wings of the bird, as you may notice...

Trece said...

This week was fun! I found a lot of words to collage!

Trece said...

I used a metallic charm on my page, for the bonus!

BLISS angels said...

the color of summer... hugs wendy

BLISS angels said...

and I used metallic sun charm, an edging and a gold butterfly lots and lots of metallic in this one


I sad that there only four more challenges to go

Kathy said...

Love your collage Kristen.. beautiful... yellow was hard.. not my fav color but had fun with it.. forgot about the bonus though..lol sad that there isn't many left to go...
Kath
xx

The Altered Paper said...

I so enjoy these challenges! Hoping there will be a Fall of Color!! Hugs,Tee

Janet said...

Your yellow page is so cute. Love that little chick!

WrightStuff said...

I'm having such fun here this summer. I seem to be keeping to a theme of girl faces. Who knows, maybe I'll have them printed into a card set at the end!

Thank you for another colourful week!

Kindred Spirit said...

Again, have to thank you for hosting this fun fun challenge!! Your piece is just lovely :) You have such a way with shapes... nicely done!

Sharon said...

Love your collage and the sweet chick. BROWN OMG what am I to do. A Brown flower, mmmm? I can't just draw dirt, I must go and think...LOL

sugar Creek said...

Ok I added mine now I'm gonna go look at everyone elses art!
I love your collage! That little chick, love him! Plus the little touch of pink!

sugar Creek said...

And I added my metallic paint and the little metal snaps!

Lesley said...

Wow another exciting week of colour Kristin. I have added my blog link for Yellow. I love your collage, what a great piece.

Lesley said...

My second comment, do staples count as a metallic??? that is what I used to apply the top piece to my card for this week.
Brown, ooo another colour I love.

Ella said...

Wow, I love the nautical map and what you did with it~ So much detail and images; well done! I love the vibrancy and playful look of your work~xXx

Terrie said...

Thanks for visiting Kristin! Your journal page is totally fun and whimsical. I've started my first journal this summer and am having a blast! It's so encouraging and inspiring to see what others do.
Thanks for hosting this "party" - I look forward to seeing each artist's efforts every Monday!
(no metallic touches for me!)

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missy k said...

Hi Kristin

I'm loving your yellow collage. So full of yummy details... my favourite is that fluffy chick!!!! Soo cute!!!!!

I made an inchy this week!!!

Love Karenx

missy k said...

Hi Kristin

Me again! Just to let you know my inchy has METAL staples and I also outlined it with a gold METALIC gel pen :)

Karenx

JaN's ArTy JouRneY said...

Gorgeous Collage Kristin! Love the sweet lil chickie on the vintage Naval navigation sheet...
Thanks again for your fun challenge..I'm sooo enjoying working out of my colour comfort zones each week :)
...and getting inspired by all the other colour creations :)
I've made a card for yellow week.

JaN's ArTy JouRneY said...

Oh, I nearly forgot the Bonus Challenge this week!!
Remembered it at the last minute and I added some metal embellies to my card ;)
Jan x

Melinda said...

Love the little chick so cute. Yellow has been a great week, wasn't sure what to do for yellow but the colour just makes me feel happy.

Melinda said...

I actually managed the bonus challenge this week and incorporated a metal button in the centre of my flower.

Lesley said...

A great collage piece Kristin. Looking forward to a bit of blog hopping now to see what the rest of us have been up to.
Lesley x

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PaperPumpkin said...

I really liked working with yellow, though I rarely do it. That's just one more reason this challenge of yours, Kristin, is so great! It inspired a new color use in me. Thank you! And of course, yours is wonderful! ~Kathy

PaperPumpkin said...

Oh, I used metallic gold (with punchinella) to sparkle it up a bit, like a summer vacation on the beach requires!! Thanks again, Kristin! ~k

Elis. ;o) said...

I love your collage, Kristin! The sweet chicken and angelface, the ephemeras, the little words - and last but not least the glitter of course! Feels like "home" to me! Ha, ha! ;-)
I enjoyed doing my page this week too. :-)

Elis. ;o) said...

And for the Bonus Challenge I used metallic wings on the angels. ;-)
Now - off to the brown...!

Harvest Moon by Hand said...

Your work is so inspiring and beautiful! This week I made two origami window stars out of yellow translucent paper. I'm also working on a quilt. The details about it are on my blog post:

http://harvestmoonbyhand.blogspot.com/2011/07/yellow-summer-of-color-week-4.html

Georgie Horn said...

Here's my entry for yellow! I get two entries because I remembered to add some metal to the picture. I love this challenge!

Crafty Mom said...

I had so much fun creating my sunny yellow piece this week. :) And, brown is actually one of my favorite colors!

Crafty Mom said...

I added gold glitter to my piece as well! :)

Janie Husband said...

this was a fun piece for me....i used gold in the hair by the way....

helena said...

posted my yellow - loving this challenge so much

helena said...

although I am creating digitally I used a copper effect on my piece

TrishaTrixie said...

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

I got my Yellow Done.I think even I have been doing this wrong. LOL But oh well that means this week take it easy next week get going. :) Wore metal necklace with yellow in it does that count? LOL

You are the bomb diggity lady! woo woo!

Amy said...

Hello, Congrats to the winner.

Kristin..your yellow is so sweet for the season!!! I love the baby chick..so adorable.

I'd love a chance to win the atc bristol paper..MMMMMM....I'd love to try that ..LOL.

I created my page and it's up for the theme of YELLOW..Thanks sweetie for hosting!!!

http://heartnsoul-amy.blogspot.com/2011/07/twinkle-twinkle-color-of-summer.html

Amy said...

Kristin, I did the Bonus challenge of metallic's as well. Thanks bunches!!!

Georgie Horn said...

Hey Kristen,
My #49 entry has the incorrect link to the summer of color challenge. Could you delete it? Then I'll add another link.
THANKS!

creatingme said...

Once again, you blow me away. I love your piece!

creatingme said...

my base color, before I laid down yellow is a bronze. You can see it in certain parts and the background gets shiny!

Cynthia Schelzig said...

Another fun and colorful week here at Summer of Color....yellow...a perfect color depicting summer. I just entered two bookmarks/tags. Your yellow piece is soooo nice!

Anita Van Hal said...

I finally took photos of my yellow challenge and posted on my blog:

http://www.anitavanhal.com/2011/07/the-summer-of-color-color-challenge.html

I didn't do the "metal" challenge, but the fabric I used has a metallic shimmer to it...can't wait to check out everyone's pieces!

Carolyn Phillips said...

That is a sweet collage.

I used my yellow piece of felt to make cards this week.

Carolyn Phillips said...

I managed metal with some metal wire on some cards and metal charms on others.

Liette alias Pixelle said...

HI Kristin, I first want to tell you that my treatment was great...so now I will be able to make my brown page.
Your page makes me smile, that chic chick is so cute...and I adore your background with the circle of text...I keep it in my mind...to copy you one day hi hi hi...thanks for so much for that summer of color...see you next week, have a nice time xxx

Liette alias Pixelle said...

and my second message for the metallic brads I have use on my page...

Kristin said...

I like the collage, very cute! I have my yellow up and I'm hoping to get a second piece up too this week (that one will hopefully have the bonus challenge completed too! ) I love seeing everything everyone has done, yellow is such a cheery color :) I think brown, although the color is so drab by itself, is going to bring out some really beautiful pieces!

Jen @Sadie Inspired said...

Love the collage Kristin! That little chick is just the cutest ever. You are so creative!! Hope you are having a great week & look forward to seeing your brown!

Jen @Sadie Inspired said...

I did manage to get some metallic acrylic onto my journal. I stamped some gold & bronze..but it is tough to see in the picture.

Heather Henry said...

Wonderful works, everyone!

Heather Henry said...

The second comment is now here, chuckle chuckle...

Julie said...

your collage is so sweet and pretty. Love the chick!

Sandi said...

Here I am now linked to the right week! LOL Guess it has been one of those!

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lindezines said...

Love your piece! Mine is a complete change from what I planned at the start of this challenge - a cloth :) But then, that's the joy of being an artist - our privilege to explore and try something new!

Pam Tucker said...

Hi Kristin. I'm very late to the party. Hopefully I'll be back in the groove next week. Your collage was so bright and happy! Loved it! :)

Crafty Gal Linda said...

I made an atc with this week's color. It's my first time joining in. Thanks for doing this...so much fun. Now I'll go look at all of the terrific links.

peggy gatto said...

Yellow is almost always somewhere in my art!!!
Always makes me "smiley"!

Donna P said...

I posted my Yellow project as well as Pink, since we were away last week I thought we should catch up!

Donna said...

I also added the metallic element in my yellow piece, I used gold paint to accent throughout and gold glitter on the butterflies! Had fun with this one!
:)

Becky Dunham said...

Kristin - love this collage! I am dying to do some real collage, but it is harder than I thought :) I was hoping to do a different yellow project but have not had time so this one will have to do. Really struggled this time - not because of the color but because I think I was overthinking this - I want to do something besides cards but I seem to end up doing a card anyway :) Maybe brown will be better for me. Hugs to you sweet Kristin and to all!

aichaku-愛着 said...

linked my yellow page! <3

Juel said...

Linked to my Yellow page

Juel said...

Used Metallic paint in my background along with two metallic punched butterflies for accents.

Paulina G. said...

I'm having a fun time with this party, it's making me work and that's a good thing because I'm the kind of people that lives things for tomorrow, but this is helping me change that bad habit :)

Emakesart said...

Love your collage!! That circular piece is great! And how funny... I have a tendency to do "scratchy edges" on my collages too! My yellow piece has a bit of it. I can't wait to see your brown piece because I'm so used to seeing bright fun colors from you. Heck, I can't wait to see what I'll come up with too, lol!! I had a blast with yellow as you'll see by my LOOONG post!!

xoEsther

Noemi said...

I made it!! I didn't think I will manage to finish on time. I hope that you enjoy this week's bracelet.

Noemi said...

And this week I am not forgetting to leave a second comment to let you know that I have used the bonus challenge.
As you see, I have used metal on my work (as always.
Thanks for everything you are doing!

worqshop said...

hey! I just added my page! Funny, I wasn't sure what to do, but finally once the background was done idea just came! Now time for brown!

Crafty Moira said...

Well... my yellow page turned out kinda more orange than yellow... but I think it works! :)

Crafty Moira said...

I even incorporating metallics by using my fabulous Uni-ball signo pen in silver.

TheFairyyellowbugQueen said...

My story is unfolding itself. This is way fun!! Brown it is! Hope everyone is having a blast!! *hugs* Norma

kluckingbear said...

I added my yellow art journal spread. Yellow was a hard one for me!

kluckingbear said...

I used some gold lame' for my metallic element. Thanks!

Veronica Kosowski said...

Beautiful yellow piece Kristin! Looking forward to brown!

Veronica Kosowski said...

I used a bit of metallic gold paper on my ATC to give it a bit more sparkle!

Jeanie Callaghan said...

I love Nodland! It's just beautiful.

Georgie Horn said...

got mine done!

aichaku-愛着 said...

hi kristin! thanks for visiting my blog. sorry i took so long to reply, i kept forgetting to come here and make a comment!! (no excuse, i apologise!)

about your question on neocolour 1, i use it like a normal crayon. except it is slightly better in the sense it is water proof, so you can layer watery mediums on top of it after it is set and it will retain the colour. neocolour 2 is the more popular one which is water soluble. but i like neocolour 1 for the texture. hope this helps! :D

Lori Heald said...

Probably one of my favoirte weeks (other than pink of course)So very proud of you my love.