Monday, July 9, 2012

The Summer of Color: Week Five!


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

It's been a beautiful week perusing all of the artwork inspired by our latest flavor, "Strawberry Lemonade": I'm continually awed and amazed by all of the talent you possess and share and am thrilled by the enthusiasm and friendship found here, on our Facebook page and in our Flickr pool. Keep those pictures coming - if even for my own selfish reasons - as I get a little twinkle in my eye every time I see something new posted . . . .

You may have noticed that the Ice Cream flavors selected for the event seem a bit - dare I say - unusual. Well, I'll let you in on a little secret: I never expected to have such difficulty finding a variety of colors to offer! When it comes down to it, I've learned that although there are literally hundreds to choose from, most ice cream colors are, well, a bit similar to each other. In order to provide a varied group of color prompts, I rediscovered a childhood love of sherbets. They're cool, often translucent in nature but almost always bold and colorful. With that said, I bring you our fifth prompt . . . .

Wild n' Reckless Sherbet!
As of today, you may link your artwork inspired by the colors found in Wild n' Reckless Sherbet (check out this post to see the flavor up close). To do so, please copy and paste the direct link from your blog or Flickr page to the widget below. You will have the entire week - Until Sunday July 15th (Pacific Standard Time) - to get it in. Those who link their Wild n' Reckless pieces will also be in the pool to win this goodie bag:

{3 pages of clip art from the TJ Designs Storybook collection, 3 Martha Stewart craft paints in Pacific Iris, Pond and Spring Pasture, a set of liquid Pearls from Ranger (and I really want this!), 3 tubes of Stickles glitter in Lavender, Holly and Waterfall, 2 4 x 4 canvas panels, 3 Sakura metallic Gelly Roll pens (from the Ice Cream Smooth collection) and last but not least, a sprinkling of Swarovski crystals in purple, blue and iridescent}

Inspired?!
Okay, go ahead and link your Wild n' Reckless now:



Wanna know who won our "Strawberry Lemonade" giveaway?
It was none other than . . .


Please email me your address and I'll get the prize right out to you!

Are you ready for our LAST color prompt?
Your next challenge - from Monday July 16th - Sunday July 22nd - is the perfect Summer treat:

Watermelon Ice

(And I did actually try this one - the "seeds" are chocolate ;) 

"Summertime, Summertime, Sum, Sum" . . . well, you get the picture!

Have fun and happy creating,
Kristin xo

56 comments:

BJ said...

Morning Kristin, absolutely adored this week's colours and enjoyed making my ATC. The last week looks super too, I much prefer the bright colours. Sorry it will all be over soon though. BJ

craftattack said...

Love your banner, looking foward to seeing the whole thing. So, off to start digging into watermelon! Valerie

Marja's Stamp Addiction en Marja's Creativity said...

Kirstin, beautiful and very special colors for week 6. I do my best.
Lovely greet
Marja
(marjascreativity)

Jenny said...

Thank YOU Kristin... what a joy this weeks colors were... a gorgeous mix to play with... love the idea of chocolate seeds in the watermelon ice... and big congrats to Lydia... each and every giveaway is amazing...

Hugs
Jenny x

Tracey Fletcher King said...

This is a great colour to finish on... can't believe the six weeks are almost done... and chocolate seeds sound delicious... we used to put ice magic, which is like a chocolate that goes hard on ice cream, onto watermelon growing up... sounds like a perfect trip down memory lane...xx

JansArtyJunk said...

Can't believe we are on week 5 already Kristin...Been so much fun...will be sad when its all over :( Liking the look of water melon ice! ;)
Jan x

Mandy said...

aww...sweet Kristin, one lovely prize and what a delicious colour this last week is...LAST WEEK!!!!...can i cry now?
thanks again for all you do my friend...xxx

Virginia said...

Oh I've had sooooooooooooo much fun on this challenge I can't thank you enough, it's been brilliant and I've seen some amazing artwork too! The ice cream for next week is awesome and no pink which is the colour I struggled with - hope you are having a beautiful and blessed week!

Bernice Hopper said...

Can't believe we're on the last week ~ where did the time go?

Diane said...

More fun this week with wild 'n reckless! Wow, this went fast--didn't it?!
Watermelon ice--I don't eat the ice cream, or is it sherbet (?), but I'm addicted to watermelon--the real thing...
:)

Elisabeth R said...

Oh, no...! It is over soon! Boohooo! This has been so much fun, Kristin! But it is not over yet. One more to go! :)

dawn said...

It's been so much fun seeing what new colors/flavors you pick each week. Will be sad when it's over, thanks for finding such cool ones to play, can see where it would be kinda hard.

Can't wait to see your pretty banner all done and hanging up.

Enjoy your week and thanks again for adding some COLOR to our summer.

stefanie stark said...

Thank you Kristin, for this enjoyable ice-cream-color-of-summer-event and thank you to this week's "wild and reckless" prompt as I very much enjoyed the evening with those colors.

NatashaMay said...

My mouth waters every time I see these ice creams. :) Fantastic giveaway and congrats to the winner. :)

Shahrul Niza said...

I'm having sooooo much fun with this challenge, quite sad that it is ending soon. The watermelon sherbet is by far my favorite flavor!. Thanks Kristin for hosting such amazing challenge for us!. Hugs.

laurie said...

exciting linky party

Christine said...

oh is this our last one already? It's been such fun, thank you for hosting Kristin! Next week's prompt has such beautiful colours!

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Oh dear ~ ending next week? Or am I late to this one? thanks for hosting this fun event ~ ~ thanks, ^_^ (A Creative Harbor)

Kathy, PaperPumpkin said...

Yummmm! I was trying to guess all week, "What color will Kristin choose?" I didn't know the flavor, but was thinking something with RED! Watermelon with chocolate seeds is FUN, FUN, FUN!!! Woot! That's a lot of RED to play with, love it!!! And, glad you enjoyed eating this one...!

Mary Walker Designs said...

Yum what a fun idea coupling the joy of ice cream with the art inspiring colors.

PaulaJ said...

this color combo had to be my absolute favorite.

joanna said...

This has been so much fun, Kristin, I can't believe this is the last week :(
watermelon ice is definitly my favorite colour!
xoxo

Laura Lea said...

This has been so much fun. I'm on a few days off so will have to scramble when I get back. Maybe a fabric store stop along the way! Where do they sell this? I've never seen it! Chocolate seeds, yummy! Thanks so much for the wonderful color challenge. Soon it's back to school and fall. I will miss this challenge a lot! I had a ton of fun!

sandee said...

congrats to the winner, and what a fabulous prize you are offering for challenge #5 prompt! Loving making my jars for the Color of Summer, this has been so much fun! Will be sorry to see it end! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)

Marji {RainCityGirl} said...

Yay for watermelon! There really isn't any other thing that sums up summer as well. Perfect choice. Can't wait to get started :)

Mary Ann Potter said...

This is such fun! The watermelon sherbet challenge will be fabulous. I am going to celebrate with a nice scoop of the real thing. After all, the fruit is wonderful, but the chocolate is one of my favorite food groups!8-)

Nora CG said...

Thank you Kristin for this, I love your girl "E" she is very beautiful. I'm looking forward to work in the next challenge.
Have a great day!
Nora

lydiapuenteharris said...

I'm so happy to have won! Thank you so much! And thank you for hosting this challenge it's been a lot of fun and I'm sad to see it end! :)

JessiVille said...

Hi Kristin! Wow, that give away looks so juicy! I really enjoyed this last weeks challenge. I just made some watermelon ice and it's ready to eat today! On to this next weeks challenge!
Jessi xox

Netty said...

Terrific giveaway and congratulations to lydia. Thank you for a terrific Summer of Color. Annette x

Jo Murray said...

Wild'n'Reckless was amazing..... but I think Watermelon is more my speed. Delicious.

Jessica Sporn said...

great to be challenged with this color combo! Thanks for the inspiration! http://jessicasporn.blogspot.com/2012/07/who-are-you-not-to-be-fabulous.html

AnnieC said...

Hi Kristin, love your flag - my favourite so far I think! Well I had imagined all kinds of possibilities for the final week, but never thought of watermelon - WOW! perfect :)

Anita Van Hal said...

I've been loving this challenge again, Kristin! Sorry to see only one more week left...hope you'll do it again next summer!!! Hugs!

Lesley said...

Hi Kristin, love this week's colour and next week looks so refreshing after all this humid and hot weather. Love your little flags, they will look cute once we are all done.
Thanks again for hosting this wonderful and fun challenge.
Lesley♥

Elizabeth said...

OMG! We're almost at the end...So fun and challenged!!

Barb King said...

Love the icecream challenges! Fun!

Sandi said...

Yahoo Watermelon! And finally some real summer weather to go along with watermelon. I made it to most of the postings this week - WOW! An amazing amount of inspiration.. Hugs,

krisatlarge said...

Sorry - I seem to have somehow been to EVERY place I could link my name, except to wild and reckless, which was where I was trying to be!!! I am on vacation this week - leave tomorrow to join my hubby in New York - so did a quick "copy" of a Pam Carriker idea she put in the Sketchbook Challenge, using our colors, which was my challenge to myself. Not quite as good - but I learned a lot about shading and the crayons and working in wild colors! I'll blog about it soon - but for now will post in Facebook!

missy k said...

Hi Kristin

SOC 2 has been so much fun.... I don't want it to end!

Looking forward to playing with this weeks colours....

Karenx

sugar Creek said...

Ok I'm added and Oh we need some more flavors so we can keep going! hehe!

kwishes said...

So sad this is the last week. Thanks so much for hosting and allowing me in : )

Barb King said...

This was fun, made a beach tag, hope you like it!

Jessica Sporn said...

loved the colors so much I did another one! http://jessicasporn.blogspot.com/2012/07/wednesday-mashup-gratitude.html

Denise said...

Got it done,even though I had major surgery this week.Your banner is looking wonderful I bet.Pretty girls all in a row.Looking forward to the last one.Wonder how many people will do red head girls?Hugs Denise

Sharon said...

More wonderful inspiration - I can't believe next week is the final week!!!

Donna said...

Blogged about my Wild n' Reckless piece!
Looking forward to next weeks prompt, already have an idea in mind :)

bonita bon bons said...

ooh I finally got some done.. that icecream looked awesome..too awesome i think haha still good inspiration post though thanks again x

Gina Sismilich said...

I think I am totally confused as to what week we are in-but I see it's wild and reckless so that's what I linked to - (thought we were on watermelon ice!!!)

Just me said...

This weeks colors were great and looking forward to the watermelon!

Janelle said...

I have enjoyed this color and the next one too. You made good choices for this summer.

Janelle said...

Kristin I tried to correct it, but just ended up with another link. If you can fix it today I would appreciate it.

Tori Beveridge said...

I've enjoyed this so much. Sad it's coming to an end.

Janelle said...

I have one link up and it works for me, so I hope that it works for everyone else too. Thanks for trying Kristin.

kluckingbear said...

I can't believe we're almost through! So much fun--Thanks!

Mandy said...

Hi kristin.....wonder if you could tell janelle marks her link didn't work...or maybe that was just me couldn't. get on...xxx