Sunday, June 10, 2012

Week One: Rainbow Sherbet!

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8 x 8 Canvas Flag

It's Week One of The Summer of Color 2: Ice Cream Inspirations and our first prompt is to create something - anything really - using the colors found within Rainbow Sherbet . . . .

For my part, I've decided to paint a series of six canvas flags which will be bound together at the conclusion of the event to create a banner (or "bunting" which I recently learned from the lovely Missy K) suitable for hanging.

This little one was first sketched in pencil (on a gessoed piece of canvas fabric) before being enhanced with acrylics, Caran D'ache watercolor crayons and glittering (Sakura) gel pens. The white polka dots sparkle too, thanks to some iridescent Stickles glitter laid on top. A handmade fabric flower with a vintage button center and some white pom-pom trim complete the look.

Now on to Week Two and another delicious "flavor" to inspire us . . . .

Ice Cream Kisses,
Kristin xo

42 comments:

Mandy said...

this is gorgeous you....i adore this girl and the whole concept of your banner is perfect....now...what are you spelling????summer by ny chance...lol...take care...xxx

Carolyn Phillips said...

Oooh, these will look lovely as a bunting hung up in your studio space.

Jenny said...

She is stunning Kristin... can only imagine just how beautiful this bunting will be once it is finished... such a fabulous idea... she is definitely a sweetie...

Hugs
Jenny x

helena said...

beautiful and vibrant - love her red hair

Tracey Fletcher KIng said...

This is going to be delicious... Phantom just asked why I don't do cool things like that when I showed it to her... got to love a teenager for honesty... but she is right it is wonderful and it will be a great reminder of the fun of the summer...xx

craftattack said...

Beautiful piece, Kristin! Valerie

missy k said...

Oooh.... I LOVE it!

I think it will be the best 'bunting' ever!

I think pom-pom trim is my favourite thing ever :)

Karenxxxx

NatashaMay said...

Fantastic Kristin! This looks so cute. :)

Elisabeth R said...

Love your flag, Kristin! It's such a good idea to do a banner! I am still trying to come up with something else then "art journal-pages", but so far no luck on the idea-side. Oh - well. We will see what comes to mind! :)

Sharon said...

Oh wow this is so gorgeous!!!

mette laumann said...

Good luck Kristin. Your artwork is beautiful, as always. Hugs, Mette:D

PaulaJ said...

I love your little flag! The girl on it is precious and the colors were perfect for the challenge.

Ritu Dua said...

Amazing eyes and even adorable the expression on her face...I am very sure she is a perfect start for the whole show :)
I have linked in and like the next week's theme too!

Kristin Dudish said...

This is going to be a delicious banner/"bunting"! I can't wait to see what you spell... (Sweet!,or Summer, possibly?... Oooh the suspense!)

Very, very "cool" - pun intended, of course!

xo
Kristin

Carolyn Dube said...

She's fabulous! I love the way you've used the colors- the hints of yellow around her with the yellow flower just tie everything together!

Diana Evans said...

Oh what a super cool idea Kristin!!!! love the idea of a bunting!!!! wow!!! gorgeous and I can only imagine how amazing it will look all together!!!

Ana said...

Wow, your canvas flag is so pretty. I love the characters face and fits the theme perfectly. xx So wonderful to be a part of your wonderful event.

Simona Cordara said...

How lovely!!! This is a great idea!!

lydiapuenteharris said...

This is so lovely! I can only imagine what the finished bunting will look like but I'm pretty sure it will be full of awesome-Love it!

JessiVille said...

Beautiful Kristin! This is a wonderful Idea!!!

Jessi xox

Magaly Guerrero said...

She is extremely cute. And shape like a cone, too, yay!

Giggles said...

Wow she is beautiful!! The little extra bow on there really enhances it too!! Just adorable. It will be fun to watch it progress!!

Hugs Giggles

Jo Murray said...

A great idea.... but when do you find the time?

Chris said...

oh what a fabulous idea Kristin and she is sooooooo pretty. love the pom poms too...super cool :)

Caz said...

Lovely lovely lovely :-)

TheFairyyellowbugQueen said...

Really lovely dear Kristin! *smiles* Norma, xo

sugar Creek said...

Wow she is beautiful!! I can't wait to see how the whole thing turns out!! Love it!!xx

Deepa Gopal Sunil said...

Kristin, This is so ice creamy cool! Love her look and her beautiful eyes. The canvas looks lovely as well so are the white danglings at the end.
I checked the link, it took to me to Rainbow Sherbet. Will check again in the morning!
Gudnite
Deepa

Terri Neggers said...

Your "bunting" is going to be fabulous if they're all that beautiful! I learned that word too from Karen at Missy K and other English bloggers during the Jubilee!

Kathy, PaperPumpkin said...

This is awesome, Kristin! I really, really love your banner idea!

Ella said...

She is stunning! I missed out on this one, but hope to do next week!
Mint chocolate chip is one of my favs ;D xo

I love the idea of a bunting~

linda (dots n doodles) said...

What a stunning picture, and such a fabulous idea of making them all into a banner. Can't wait to see them all in the show-and-tell week.

Carin said...

Fantastic! I can't wait to see the banner finished...it's going to be so great. Such a lovely way to display your work!

Sandi said...

I adore lags/bunting/garland/pennants any manner of "hangy things"! This will be a delicious reminder of your fabby Summer of Color II !!!

JansArtyJunk said...

Oh your Rainbow Sherbert gal is beautiful Kristin...(my girl this week has the same hair-style LOL)...love the idea of a banner too! Jan x

joanna said...

What a great idea, Kristin! she's beautiful!
xoxo

Daniele Valois said...

booootiful!!!

Sharon said...

Beautiful and a great Idea!

Harvest Moon by Hand said...

What a gorgeous image! I like the different tactile elements you added as well. Very creative!

denthe said...

What a great idea to make flags! Your girl is beautiful!

Amy said...

she is gorgeous!

Joanna said...

I was wondering where your Rainbow Sherbet was - doh, I didn't think to scroll down!! I'm so glad I did, your bunting girl is so beautiful! Love those cute pop poms too :o)

I think your banner will spell out Summer!!

xx