Monday, June 11, 2012

The Summer of Color: Week One!



Welcome to Week One of The Summer of Color 2: Ice Cream Inspirations!

I'd like to begin by thanking each of you for the excitement and enthusiasm expressed during our introductory week: from the love pouring in here, on our Facebook page and in our Flickr group, it looks like we're in for an amazing Summer of creativity, community and connection. I for one, can not wait . . .

Last week:
We talked about how this whole thing works, but to recap, The Summer of Color is a six-week long party where we will focus on and create art based upon the luscious colors of our favorite ice cream flavors. We'll explore various color combinations working in our preferred mediums and share what we produce here. There will be weekly linking opportunities, subsequent blog hops, and a weekly giveaway open to all those who participate.

What we will do:
As of today, we can link our work based upon the first color prompt, Rainbow Sherbet. To do so, simply copy the direct link from your blog or Flickr page and paste it into the widget below. You will have the entire week - until Sunday, June 17th (noon, Pacific Standard Time) - to do so. Those who link their Rainbow Sherbet creations below will also have the opportunity to win this delicious giveaway:

A 12 x 12 piece of glittered magenta cardstock, 3 pages of clip art from TJ Designs Storybook collection, a set of 10 Strathmore Artist Trading Cards, 2 sets of Loew Cornell (Bristle and White Nylon) paint brushes, 3 craft paints from JoAnn Craft Essentials, 3 spools of Offray ribbon, 3 Sakura Gelly Roll metallic pens (from the "Ice Cream Smooth" collection ;), 4 tubes of Stickles glitter (in Star Dust, Cotton Candy, Yellow and Orange Peel) and a sprinkling of orange, pink, clear and iridescent Swarovski crystals.

Are you ready?
Okay, go ahead and link your Rainbow Sherbet now:




{As a reminder: from this week on, the giveaway winners will be selected at random via Random Number Generator directly from the link list. Because of this, I ask that there be only one link per artist, please}.

Oh! And what about that gorgeous Ice Cream Spoon?
As a thank you for helping me spread the word about the event, I have (okay, my cute kid has ;) dipped her fingers into a bowl filled with your names and . . . 

The winner is . . . 

Congratulations! Please send your address to KDvanvalkenburghatmsndotcom and I will mail it off right away.

An itty bit of business:
It's important to me that I visit all of you (in a timely fashion) each week. I am so looking forward to playing along and taking a peek at each of your creations however, due to our large numbers (yay!), the only way I can manage that is by leaving my impersonal but sincere mark of an "xo" on your blogs and Flickr pages. This way, I can visit you all and still play the role of Mommy. I do hope you'll understand.

And what is next week's Flavor?
Your next color prompt - from Monday June 18 - Sunday June 24th - is . . . 

Mint Chocolate Chip!

Icy mint green sprinkled with specks of dark chocolate

Thank you, have fun and good luck, 
Kristin xo

82 comments:

BJ said...

Just knew it would be Mint Choc Chip next, my son's favourite.

Mandy said...

Hi there you
Amazing giveaway...i will so keep my fingers crossed...this is so exciting to be here again...i had a ball with these colours.....looking forward to checking out all the others artworks amd makings...xxx

Jenny said...

Only week one and already SO much fun Kristin... your giveaway is truly spectacular... and mint chocolate chip... yummmmmm....

Hugs
Jenny x

Carolyn Phillips said...

Despite being my least favourite colours normally I so enjoyed Rainbow Sherbet that I did rather a lot of things with it. Greens and Browns are among my favourite colours, so looking forward to thinking about this during the next week.

Tracey Fletcher KIng said...

really looking forward to the blog hop and finding out what everyone has been doing... so many inspiring things have been on show on facebook already... and mint choc chip is going to be great fun... as to the giveaway ... so excited... jumping up and down like a complete loon... thank you so much...xx

Jane said...

I loved joining in this past week soooo much!! Can't wait until I have time tomorrow to play with those mint choc chip colours!! Thank you soooo much!! Xx

craftattack said...

Another great colour choice for next week, nice that we are off to play at last! Valerie

missy k said...

Yum....

Green and browns.... brain ticking over already!!!!

Karenx

Diana Taylor said...

I love your first bunting flag - what a beautiful interpretation of the colours and the flower is just gorgeous.
Thanks for hosting this challenge - it's been great so far and it's only week 1! Can't wait to see what everyone else does.

NatashaMay said...

I'm loving these yummy ice cream flavors. :) Ok, mint. Isn't mint green? I see blue on the photo. Help!! :) Which one do I go for?

Elisabeth R said...

This is sooo much fun! I can't wait to hop around to all you other guys and check out your yummie creations! :)

Chrissy Farnan said...

This is such a fun challenge! Mint Choc. Chip is one of my favorites.

Joanna said...

Rainbow Sherbet colours are way out of my comfort zone, but I LOVED playing with them!

Great challenge - wonderful giveaway too! Congrats to Tracey, lucky girl.

Mint choc chip, yummmmmmmmm!!

x

Diane said...

I knew that I was going to have fun with this, and I have!! And I always love your very generous giveaways too!
P.S. Love what you're doing with your colors too--it will be a wonderful banner...or bunting...

Sharon said...

Next week's colour scheme is great! I've just added my Rainbow Sherbert Creation!

Manon said...

Kirstin you are such wonderful mummy you can leave me a xox anyday lol! I can't say enough what a great Challenge this is and I am so happy I have joined, I am sure it is going to give me loads of new inspiration for my work!!!! So a big thank you to you and a bigXOX for you too.
ManonX

PaulaJ said...

I LOVE mint chocolate chip! yummy and pretty! Can't wait to try out this prompt!

bluegiraffe (Sherry) said...

Here's my circus-themed Rainbow Sherbet entry, on my blog. Please come visit!

Deepa Gopal Sunil said...

It was fun playing with rainbow sherbet colours, I have blogged it and linked it here too...That's a great giveaway and congrats to the winner of the Spoon...it's awesome!

Kristin Dudish said...

Hmmm... off to think! This is such fun! Thank you for this super cool challenge :)

xo
Kristin

Elizabeth said...

Loving this fun challenge! Umm, next color challenge is a real challenge for me! I think I have to make a visit to my favorite ice cream place...just to get inspired!

Have a fantastic week!

Terrie Purkey said...

Looks like fun and I can't wait to dig in!

Kristin Aquariann said...

Thank you so fairy much for hosting such a yummy event!! I may have to go buy some mint chocolate chip ice cream in the name of "research." ;D

Becky said...

I just posted my Rainbow Sherbet entry, now off to see what everyone else has made.

Mint chocolate chip should be very interesting too...

Shahrul Niza said...

OMG, I just love the ice cream here! :). I'm so glad to have found this blog and I'm so excited to play along. :))

sugar Creek said...

Yay I'm so escited for another year of fun!! Lovin the next "flavor"!! xx

Anita said...

NatashMay I see blue too!

Simona Cordara said...

Congrats to Tracey for winning the spoon!!! It's been a real fun this first week!!

Caz said...

This is totally my fave ice cream flavour :-D right thinking cap on :-P

lydiapuenteharris said...

Love the idea of mint chocolate ice cream! Look forward to seeing the creations that I haven't yet and congrats to Tracey! :)

Ana said...

What a gorgeous color, I love this and that is amazing to know there is an ice cream in this flavor. :) Great prize to and congrats to Tracey for winning that beautiful spoon xx Look forward in participating in the second week. xx Hope you have a lovely week :) Thanks so much for all your doing. It is much appreciated.

Sandi said...

I knew chocolate chip mint would be next! Thinking on what that is going to look like :) Your banner (bunting) is going to be so sweet! Hugs,

Nicolette said...

Can't wait to do the next challenge!

kluckingbear said...

Just linked up my Rainbow Sherbet link :) I guess correctly on the choco mint chip too! Hmmmm...what to do, what to do.

peggy gatto said...

Wheeee! Here we go again!!!

Lindyroz said...

Ahh, Mint Chocolate chip, one of my favorite non-chocolate flavors, LOL, Orange-Pineapple being the first. Can't wait to get started. And what a lovely gift set you've put together! Thank you!

Mina said...

This is one of my favorite flavors. Lovely colors! Thank you.

JessiVille said...

Kristin, I can't wait to stop by everyone's blogs and view the Color of Summer 2 creations. Viva le ice cream!

Jessi

Jo Murray said...

Love Tracey's work... congrats to her! Also love Choc Mint... Yummo. Can't wait to make some stuff.

Chris said...

oooh I sooooo love this challenge xoxox

TheFairyyellowbugQueen said...

Kristin, here is a BIG 'X' and a BIG 'O' for you with a generous dusting of *fairy dust* to make your week magic. Thank you for giving us such a wonderful summer of color and fun. *smiles* Norma

Kristin said...

Hello everyone: thank you for your sweet comments!

The inspiration for next week was from Baskin Robbin's 31 flavors: The mint chocolate chip there IS a bit bluer that some mint flavors - it's a soft blue-green with dark chocolate accents - but PLEASE feel free to use the mint chocolate chip ice cream flavor that you prefer - it's all good ;)

xo!

Carmen said...

Oh wow I had so much fun playing along this week. Mint Choc Chip - one of my all time favourite flavours. Hmmmm.

Will be having a mammoth hop round everyone tomorrow - for now, The Walking Dead is calling me ;)

Magaly Guerrero said...

Congrats Tracey! What a pretty name, by the way.

Kristin, you can stop by my cyber home and leave your kisses and hugs every time you wish, particularly if you are using the extra time to be a mommy, I know the feeling. I have a precious bit cuddling next to me right now, asking it's too late for ice cream lol

I'm really excited about next week. Mint chocolate and I have a difficult relationship...

Joanna said...

Mint chocolate chip!!! My favorite flavor!!! Ack, I can't beleive it's that time of the year again... the summer of color brings back such wonderful memories of all the amazing art created last year... I hope I will have time to get in on all the fun :D

xoxoxo

Georgie Horn said...

I'm so excited for another summer of color. I'm so glad you picked Rainbow Sherbert--I craved it everyday when I was pregnant with my little brown eyed girl!

Becky Dunham said...

Congrats to Tracy :) Yummy! One of my favorite flavors! Ok, now I really need to get in gear. Have not finished my rainbow sherbet yet!!!

Jen @Sadie Inspired said...

Yummy!! This is my daughter's favorite flavor so it should be loads of fun. Congrats to the winner of the spoon. Look at all that Rainbow Sherbert loot for this week - SO fun! Thank you lovely Kristin for being such a wonderful hostess! xxoo

Sharon Wunder said...

Fun fun!

Juel said...

I have NEVER seen Blue/Green Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream only Green. WOW, I think I might have a hard time eating it!

2amscrapper said...

Thanks for hosting this again. I've made my rainbow sherbet entry!

Just me said...

Such fun! Can't wait to get started on next weeks!
CarolS

bonita bon bons said...

OOooh yay so excited to be on board with this challenge...loooove your icecream photos so far amazing.. I want! Thanks for checking out my blog and your lovely comment ^_^ Im already thinking about next weeks design..my favourite flavour aswell yaaay! Thanks again,
Bonitabonbons.blogspot.com

Vicki said...

I can't wait to check out all the links. I'm slowly making my way back after a blogging break. What great timing! I need inspiration

Denise said...

I've had a nice time this week playing along.Thank you for the fun.Hugs and blessings,Denise

Kate @ {K}Mericks said...

Chicken Celebrations in Rainbow Sherbet colors! So happy to be here!

Hill Country Hippie (aka Miss Becky) said...

OK, this is probably a dumb question, but a lot of the blogs I've been visiting on this blog-hop today don't seem to have a "post a comment" button at the bottom of their post. All I see is the "subscribe to posts" link. How do you comment on blogs like these?

linda (dots n doodles) said...

Thank you Kristin for hosting this fabulous event again. Am so joining in again.

JansArtyJunk said...

Great challenge Kristin....Awesome giveaway too!!!
Rainbow Sherbet colours are not what I usually use... but I loved experimenting with them!
Now for some Mint choccy chip :)
Jan x

joanna said...

Thank you for hosting this great challenge again, this year!
xoxo

Netty said...

Thank you Kristin for dreaming up this fab challenge. Sorry about being late to blog it, but life got in the way. Annette x

Janelle said...

I had a lot of fun creating for week one. Thanks for hosting this again.

Lesley said...

Hi Kristin, I am joining in again but I am a little late as well. Just posted my first week and hope to get something done by Monday. I loved the first weeks colours so I can only imagine the rest of the week.
Thank you once again for hosting a wonderful and commnunity oriented challenge.
Lesley♥

Terri Neggers said...

Just hit save on my first Challenge post ever - thanks for inspiring me Krisin!

Jenn Borjeson said...

Such a fun challenge and love all of the wonderful inspiration! :)

Daniele Valois said...

xo

Pointy Pix said...

yay, I made it for week one. Slightly later than planned but that's what I get for trying zentangles for the first time!! I love this idea and am really looking forward to sharing each week!

Christine said...

so excited to join in today! Great idea Kristin!

Peace said...

What delicious fun!! :OD

Bonnie Lynne said...

Feeling excited to play along in the blog world for the first time!

Ice Cream is very inspiring! It would be interesting to have a "Your favourite flavour" week!

Amy said...

yummy, I love mint..it's refreshing in summer. AND WOW girl..you have a ton of people playing along in your challenges ..106 artists!!! YOU ROCK

Mandy said...

Yay...im done...i have visited everyone...enjoyable to do but boy oh boy...I've had no time to create...insert sad face...may get busy now...lol.or sleep is sounding ...ill get busy tomorrow evening...take care and thanks again...xxx

Gina Sismilich said...

I think I forgot to link my blog here - lots of links to check out. Have looked at the FB entries. Wonderful art work!

Tori Beveridge said...

I am so happy to have found this delicious challenge. Thank you!

Piarom said...

have fling some Rainbow-Sorbet paint ;) thank you for the inspiration!

AnnieC said...

Phew! I think I just about got my last minute attempt on in time - sounds like a really fun and inspiring challenge so I'm very excited to join in. I've had a peek at some of the other entries and they look FAB! Annie :)

Mina said...

I just posted my Mint Chocolate Chip entry on my blog -

http://greenwitchwithsprinkles.blogspot.com/2012/06/summer-of-color-mint-chocolate-chip.html

and on the group Flikr page. Thank you so much! Hugs, Mina

Becky Dunham said...

Ok, I didn't get my rainbow sherbet in :( I had so many ideas, but no time! This week should be less busy. I hope!

okienurse said...

Yay! I made it to the first week of the party even if I am the last one to link!!! I am excited by the mint chocolate chip ice cream challenge! Vickie

Piarom said...

OMG I have won the Rainbow package!!!!! Can´t believe it!! I am dancing and laughing....WONDERFUL...this will be so much fun to do more with all these wonderful and my favorite colors!! Thank you Kristin ♥♥♥

kluckingbear said...

:)!!!!!

Cameron said...

I have back read all your SOC posts! No wonder everyone is having so much fun!
I just love the banner triangles you have made....it's going to look wonderful all together!

...but now, I am in the mood for ice cream...do they make such a thing as a sextuple scoop :)