Monday, August 1, 2011

The Summer of Color - ORANGE

"Orange You Glad to See Me?"
8 x 10 Watercolor Journal Page
{This collage was inspired by the sections of an orange and a familiar joke. It was created using personal pictures (that's Kendra with the lollipop ;), vintage text, a portion of a soda can and images from Lisa's Altered Art}


The Color Purple
As we head into our last two weeks of The Summer of Color, I must say that I'm endlessly impressed by the work you've been creating and sharing with us here. Your Purple pieces were majestic, fun, feminine, whimsical and downright beautiful. I'm amazed at the outpouring of support you've given to one another and want to thank you for sharing your links with us here, your pictures on our Flickr group (we're nearing 350 contributions!) and for the creative community you've fostered on our Facebook page. It's been quite a ride . . .

So Who Won Purple Week?
The Purple giveaway (pictured in the post below) was won by:


Please Email me your address and I'll get your Purple goods right out . . .


And Now - Welcome to Orange Week! 
(Monday August 1st - Sunday August 7th)
We saved one of the boldest hues for last and I for one can not wait to see what you come up with. Should you choose to accept it, your Bonus! challenge is to in some way incorporate (or be inspired by) your favorite quote or poem. As always, 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 this post if you created an Orange piece and (C) leave an additional comment if you completed the Bonus! challenge.

Here's What We've Got This Week . . .

{A vintage (1952) "Elsie's Cook Book" for your collage collection, Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Spiced Marmalade, Prismacolor Premier broad marker in Orange, Prismacolor Premier fine line marker #005, Liquitex soft body acrylic in Cadmium Orange, a yard of rich orange satin ribbon and a sprinkling of iridescent and orange Swarovski crystals}

Good Luck!


And What Will We Do Next?
Our last challenge - Monday August 8 - Sunday August 14th - is rather simple: we're gonna have a good ole fashioned Show and Tell. Wether you joined every challenge or not, in order to participate next week, please share with us the body of work you created throughout The Summer of Color. Now, how you do that is up to you. If you created a series of journal pages as I have for example, you may want to make a journal cover and show us the pieces within it. If you created a series of canvas work, perhaps you can give us a gallery showing of how they look on the wall. Or if you've made a variety of items, you may just want to share pictures of your work. Wether it's a slideshow or a compilation of shots, the choice is yours. It will be the final adieu to our Summer of creativity and connection together. . . 

Will There be a Giveaway in the Last Week?
Yep. Although there will be no Bonus! challenge in our last week together, we will link our posts or Flickr feeds and there will be a beautiful, sparkling, colorful giveaway . . . see you then . . .

Kristin xo

92 comments:

craftattack said...

Hi Kristin, love your orange journal page! Was fun trying with orange this week! Valerie

Mandy said...

i love your piece...i was saying orange you glad its...etc...all week...lol...that is one of my kids fav knock knock joke...hee hee hee...gotta love it.....that makes your piece extra special to me too...great prize as well...i'll cross my fingers since orange is one of my fav colours to use when scrapping...xxx

Mandy said...

so...i did 2 little pieces this week...one inspired by a photo and a song...called high hopes...i was also singing that all week...lol...xxx

linda said...

Hi Kristin, what a lovely orange journal page. The symmetry of it is just right. Fun segments, great words and a lovely background with a key placed simply on its own. Wonderful.

JaN's ArTy JouRneY said...

Fab orange journal piece kristin! Love how you have collaged segments of an orange, and the background is amazing with the little addition of a key :) -nice touch.
Jan x

JaN's ArTy JouRneY said...

For the bonus, on my orange piece, I've added a little quote by Vincent van Gogh.
Have a fabby orange week!
Jan x

Netty said...

Loving your segmented orange, so clever.
My piece is not clever but it has shades of orange..... Annette x

Netty said...

and I have a quote on mine....woo hoo. Am so sorry this challenge is ending Kristin, have loved taking part. Thank you for all your hard work. Have a great week, Annette x

NaNa said...

'Orange' is my best piece so far! One of my favorite color to work with!

Alis Clair said...

I'm loving your orange. Very juicy with the layers, I just love your art.

Thank you for this challenge Kristin. I have loved every minute of it.
xxx

aichaku-愛着 said...

thank you so much for hosting this! i made an orange-peachy piece on my blog. <3

Lesley said...

Your orange piece is amazing Kristin. I really struggled with this colour. Throughout our Summer of Colour I have learned a lot about the colours I love and the colours I loath. It has been interesting and I look forward to our show and tell next week.
x

Diane said...

Your mind is always so creative Kristin! This is such a fun piece! And I want to thank you again for starting this up--not only was it fun to do every week--it really helped me explore color more with my art--color that I may have ignored..but not anymore!

Teri C said...

I really had fun with this one. Well, I had fun with all the ones I did. Thank you for hosting this.

Teri C said...

And I added a haiku to my orange piece.

bluegiraffe (Sherry) said...

My orange digital collage is on my blog, with a quote that I found that matches it perfectly! I've so enjoyed this summer of color. Thanks so much, Kristin! Hope you'll do it again next year?

bluegiraffe (Sherry) said...

Here's my second comment. Thanks again, Kristin!

Terrie said...

Thanks Kristin for the idea and for hosting this party! It's been such fun each week to browse through everyone's contributions. See ya next summer!

Donna said...

Love your orange!!! Orange made me think.Thanks for hosting this it was so much funn,
Donna

Jeanie Callaghan said...

Your orange page was wonderful! This was fun and made me really think. Thank you.

Sarah said...

I can't believe this is the last colour :( Sad times people, very sad times.

I have loved seeing everyone's interpretations of the colours we were given and the inspiration from you all too.

Thank you so much Kristin for doing this for us all. You rock xx

Oh, I have also linked to my orange pieces of work xx

Sarah said...

and all 3 pieces included a poem or quote that I love xx

Julie said...

I love how vivid your orange piece is and the texture and background are wonderful!

Kindred Spirit said...

Wow what a summer of colour this has been! Thank you so much Kristin for hosting such a wonderful challenge...For me, I NEVER use colour & have come so far! So thank you for helping me come out of my comfort zone!!! & your piece, oh my, what brilliant oranges! I simply LOVE it :)

xo Joanna

Heather Henry said...

Kristin, your piece is so fun and creative. I love the various segments/orange pieces. Very clever. Thank you so much for hosting this event, it has been truly wonderful and inspiring. I have thoroughly enjoyed it and it has added much color to my summer.

Heather Henry said...

Also, I want to thank everyone else who has participated. I have met so many fabulous and artistic people through this event. Kindred spirits. So thank you again, I hope you have a truly blessed and lovely week! :)

Sharon said...

Hi Kristin, I like what you have done for orange. Such a happy fun piece and color!

Thank you for this wonderful fun time. I have enjoyed it immensely.

Sharon said...

For my orange piece I painted my favorite flower for this summer and put a little poem that I have always liked.

sugar Creek said...

I love your orange piece! I like the sections like an orange! Very bright and cheery! I posted mine on my blog! I've loved these weeks of fun and color!!

sugar Creek said...

Plus I've added my favorite quote as well!

Ella said...

Hi Kristen,
I love your art; the pie is such a clever idea! Your daughter is adorable~ What a fun page you made!

Thanks for inspiring and hosting this amazing event! It really pushed me, but I needed it ;D xXx

Christine said...

Here is my ORAGNE piece! Enjoy

Christine said...

I used the poem - Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening - by Robert Frost

peggy gatto said...

Love your orange!!!
I happen to include some shade of orange in almost every piece of art. I concentrated on flowers as colors because I love them.
This has been such fun and hope you continue this type of challenge. The art has been amazing to see!
thanks!!

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WrightStuff said...

What a wonderful summer of color we have enjoyed - thank you sweet girl for all you have done and the wonderful artists you have brought together.

Pippa (pjbear) said...

my orange heart is posted

Pippa (pjbear) said...

I used a quote about orange
"If family were a fruit, it would be an orange, a circle of sections, held together but separable, each segment distinct!" L.C.Pogrebin

bluepurpleandscarlett said...

This is such a great collage...SO bright and colorful and I love that you used photos. There is some art in our children's hospital using lots of different colored wrappers, it reminds me of this. Have a great week!
~Scarlett

Becky Dunham said...

Fabulous journal page Kristin! Orange slices - what a fabulous idea :) I have two entries so far this week - one with a quote and one without. Finally got my purple done last night so will post that on the FB page, along with the orange. Thanks again for doing this challenge - i am sad to see it end.

Becky Dunham said...

Just posted my second orange with the quote so leaving another comment. I don't use a lot of orange so this was a challenge but loved it. Will be giving this bookmark to my 13 yo daughter who loves this quote and loves to read :)

fialo4ka said...

I so happy, i find you beautiful pages and interesting activities!

joanna said...

Hi Kristin! your orange page is so much fun! you are so creative! always coming up with great pieces!! Thank you so much for this fun challenge. you are a great host :)
kisses to little Kendra, who I'm sure has been helping you with all this. xoxo

Just a simple gal said...

Kristin - thanks so much for hosting us this summer with a different color each week! I've really enjoyed it. Please check out my blog - I'm pretty sure you were the winner of my OMGiveaway this month - J

Melodie said...

This has been sooooo much fun!! It's my first challenge and also the first time I ever showed any of my work on line. Doing the Digital Layouts really pushed me to learn the program even more, and also to get going on my family album. Many thanks for all your hard work!!

Liette alias Pixelle said...

oh la la ...orange, I adore it...I can tell you that your creation is so fresh...and I like the idea to take personal photos for your page...it is so fun and healty like your orange!!!

I will complete my mini-book as soon as possible...xxx

Joyce said...

Love your page. What a great summer we've had!

JessiVille said...

Hi Kristin! Love your collage for orange week! It is very juicy and has me craving a big plump orange. I'm dieing to pick some up at the grocery tomorrow - ha! Can't wait to see what everyone comes up with for your grand finale! Thanks so much for a fun summer challenge. It's been a little hard for me to keep up but I did and I am glad I have participated! I've added a green girlie and am going to do a brown one to make-up for the brown week I missed. I will be posting them before I post the finale.
Hugs, Jessi xox

Denise said...

Your orange page is bright and happy.Would make anyone feel good.Well,I signed up,but it seems I never can do Mr. Widget right.I've tried,just no good at it.If it ever works, I did the bonus quote:)

Carolyn said...

Thanks for hosting the Summer of Color. It has been a fun and creative nudge filled with such amazing inspiration from so many other artists!!!!!!

creatingme said...

oh, soo bright! Fun!

I posted my piece!

creatingme said...

all the quotes are from Oh, the places you'll go! Dr Suess!

Trece said...

Just one comment for me this week, but I did get to use some orange paper I'd been saving!!

The Altered Paper said...

Kristin Hate that the Summer of Color is ending!! Going to miss it! With that said - I do love your Journal's Orange Sections Page! Fantastic use of Orange!!
Had a Blast with the Color Challenges! Thank You! Hugs,Tee

aquariann said...

Awesomely orange journal page! I didn't realize it was the last week already - how sad!! Thank you so fairy much for organizing this.

Bernice said...

Thank you for all the inspiration over the Summer

Bernice said...

My second comment because I completed the bonus challenge

Janelle said...

I really like your piece this week. I love the richness of the colors. The background has some much depth and interest just it it. I like the key and the touches of purple. The orange is cute. I like the images and the text too. The summer of color has been a lot of fun. I will miss it when it is over.

Janelle said...

I had fun finding a poem to use as my inspiration this week.

Mary said...

oops...goodness..I linked my page yesterday and forgot to leave a comment. I love this blog party, so much fun. So many creative bloggers...

Mary said...

I just got plain lucky finding the poem I used on my piece. It fit my theme perfectly...

Janet said...

Your orange page is great! I like how you used the sections of an orange for inspiration. And your background is fantastic!

krisatlarge said...

Yay! I'm done with orange and its posted in our Flickr site....I'll put it on our Facebook page later tonight. This has been so fun- sorry to see summer end!

PaperPumpkin said...

Orange is fun! While it is not a favorie color, I felt so inspired to use it! Once again, thank you, Kristin! Your wheel is awesome, I LOVE it! ~kath

PaperPumpkin said...

I really love the Quote idea, Kristin. Not only did I get to think about quotes that I've always liked, but I got to journal with a favorite, and now I get to read everyone else's!! Win, win, win! You are a wonderful teacher!

Nicola said...

Orange is such a lovely warm colour! Great for summer (wish it was summer over here!) Lovely piece Kristin and thanks for asking me to join in too! :0)

Jenny said...

Gorgeous orange collage Kristin... how much fun and such a sweet pic of Kendra... love the segments too...
Hard to believe we are nearly at the end...

Jenny x

Jenny said...

And I joined in with the challenge too... with a quote :)))

Jenny x

Elisabeth R said...

Your orange is so "yummy", Kristin! So fresh and summery! I like it! :-)
I finally got my orange done too! (And with that "Miss Curly" was born!:-))

Elisabeth R said...

The verses are not my very favorite ones, but they are high up on my list! :-)

Fiona said...

Managed to do an orange page - but missed out the quote bit!

Lesley said...

Love your orange page Kristin. This was my most difficult colour. I like to wear orange but I found it very challenging to say the least. Less is more on this one.
Thank you for hostessing this. I have met some wonderful new blogger friends including you!!!
Lesley

Lesley said...

I have included a saying about orange in my piece this week.

Linda R. said...

I just want to say THANK YOU so much for hosting this challenge.. I have enjoyed it so much.. And your creation here is wonderful.

Hugs, Linda

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Cre8tively Yours in My Comfort Zone said...

Love the color orange! I did a journal page.

Cre8tively Yours in My Comfort Zone said...

My quote is one of my favorite Wordsworth Stamps! I have loved looking at everyone having fun with color this summer!

Sandi said...

Kristin - your orange page is adorable! Love to see all of your bright and cheery projects!

I was quite excited to have Orange be the colour of the week, as I had just the perfect momento to focus on.

Noemi said...

Last bracelt done. I need to retake the picture with natural light.

Valerie said...

Although I've never been really fond of the color orange, I used it in my journal pages a few times lately.

Valerie said...

As I like quotes, I write them down in a little book. A few of them I include in my journal pages, as you can see on my blog.

Veronica Kosowski said...

Kristin, your piece has just the perfect summer orange flair! Thank you so much for all these wonderful color challenges.

TheFairyyellowbugQueen said...

THANK YOU KRISTIN! For this amazing summer I shall never forget. *big smiles* Norma

Fallingladies said...

I just joined your "party "this week and so wish I had seen it earlier, hope you continue for the winter. I love being inspired by color!
-Andrea

Jen @Sadie Inspired said...

Wonderful piece once again Kristin. Orange was so much fun & I am just now getting it linked!

Jen @Sadie Inspired said...

As my bonus I used a quote I found about friendship.

Georgie Horn said...

Hoping I'll be randomly picked for this week's challenge!

Juel said...

Here's the link to my Orange page.

Anita Van Hal said...

Okay, I finally got the last of my color challenges up today...here's my orange...

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

Juel said...

I also added a poem on one of my pages as part of the bonus.

Kathy said...

Good morning..very late but I finally have my orange page posted complete with quote....lol I love your piece.. too cute.. thank you for a lovely summer challenge..
Kath
xx

Emakesart said...

I totally cracked up at the name of your art piece for Orange week! You are so clever! I always look forward to seeing what you're going to do next and am never disappointed!

My orange post is up now, whew. Late again, but that's life right now, lol!

xoE