Monday, July 16, 2012

The Summer of Color: Week Six!


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

Can you believe that we're already on our last Flavor of the Summer? And really, what's more appropriate than "Watermelon Ice" to end our colorful play date together . . . . I can't wait to see what you do with the bold red sherbet as inspiration . . . .

Speaking of inspiration, if you haven't done so already, I would love it if you added your Summer of Color pieces to our ever-growing pool of fabulousness on Flickr. It's so exciting to see all of our work featured in one place, and with over 700 photos (and counting!) shared between this year and last, it's a place we can continue to visit time and again.

I'd also like to take a moment to thank you all for your time and dedication to this event. I'm continually impressed by your talents and creativity and am honored to be among such a beautiful group of artists. Thank you for sharing your love and enthusiasm on FlickrFacebook and here. It's been a sweet ride, all because of you!

Now, let's get this Watermelon Hop going!
As of today, you may link your artwork inspired by Watermelon Ice. To do so, simply 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 22nd (noon, Pacific Standard Time) - to get it in. Those who link their Watermelon Ice pieces will also be in the running for this pretty prize:

{3 pages of clip art from the TJ Designs Storybook Collection, 2 Martha Stewart craft paints in red and black, a Faber-Castell Stampers Big Brush Pen in red (now that looks cool ;), a Sakura clear glitter Gelly Roll pen (from the Ice Cream Smooth collection - a personal favorite), a pack of General's Layout pencils in Black Ebony, 2 4 x 4 canvas panels, a 9 x 12 pad of cold press watercolor paper and lastly, a hefty sprinkling of Swarovski crystals in red, black, iridescent and clear.}

Ready to Link Your Watermelon?
Okay, here we go. . .  


Oh! And what about our Wild n' Reckless Winner?
A lotta people wanted this one, but the Random Number Generator picked:

(Please note: Mister Linky was being ornery this week and would not let me adjust a couple of links I need to. The numbers here reflect the true count.)

Congratulations Jen! Please email me your address and I'll get your Wild n' Reckless right out.

And Now What?
Thanks for asking! Actually, next week's a big one. We'll see you here next Monday (July 23rd) for our last Summer of Color 2: Ice Cream Inspirations post where I will reveal the Watermelon Ice prize winner, my personal art banner all strung up in a row, your Summer of Color 2 Artist Badge (Yes, it's true ;) and a little something else . . . . Do you know what it is? Do you think? Okay, maybe you can guess, but, but . . . see you then . . . .

Sweet creating,
Kristin xo

44 comments:

craftattack said...

This has been such a lot of fun! Love your new banner pennant, I am looking forward to seeing all of it! Valerie

Pointy Pix said...

I've enjoyed taking part in this so much! thank you for hosting such a great and inspirational summer challenge!

Shahrul Niza said...

I have the most amazing time participating here, I'll miss it dearly :). Great banner for this week, Kristin. And CONGRATS, Jen for your winning!. Hugs all around.

missy k said...

Summer of Color has been brilliant, amazing, inspiring and colourful!

Thank you thank you thank you

I was thinking I'd get to see all the lovelies today :( - still worth waiting for!!!

A badge....exciting :)

I'm hoping that you will tell us something that involves the number 3? Please?

Karenx

Bernice Hopper said...

Thanks for organising this, it has been fun.

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

I enjoyed taking part of this Challenge Kristin. It was really fun. Sorry Kristin i made a mistake on nr. 9, that is the old blogadress wk 5, can you deleted him please. The second is alright for wk 6.
Thank you for this Challenge and I look forward to a new one.
Lovely greet
Marja
(marjascreativity)

helena said...

such fun Kristin - huge thank you

Elisabeth R said...

This has been so much fun, Kristin! Thank you! I'll see you again next monday though! Cant't wait to see your banner! :)

Diane said...

I've really enjoyed being a part of this Kristin--you got me playing with and combining colors that I never even would have thought of using--Thank you!

Mina said...

Oh Kirsten, I am so your problem child. Sorry but it automatically linked to the sherbert post again. Would you please remove #22?

Thank you so much for allowing me to join in this wonderful challenge. Have a beautiful rest of the summer. Hugs! Mina

Mary Ann Potter said...

So much fun! I love these color prompts! Thanks for the inspiration.

Christine said...

Thanks so much for hosting these past few weeks, it's been fun!

bonnielfowler said...

Thanks so much Kristin for organizing this event! It has been so much fun!!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

This has been a fun six weeks. I really enjoyed it, and look forward to next year's Summer of Color. You are a jewel, a gem, and more inspiring than a big ice cream cone!

JessiVille said...

Kristin, Thank you so much for SOC2! It has been so much fun for me. I'm waiting with bated breath to see your banner and I'm hoping you will be announcing next years challenge - ? See you next week!
Jessi xox

Anita Van Hal said...

Hey Kristen! I LOVED doing the color challenges again this summer...it went by way too quickly...again...sigh...but I hope you'll do it again next summer! I think there were way more ladies participating and Facebook made it so much fun to keep up with everyone! Thank you for all you've done for us!!! Love and hugs!

peggy gatto said...

I loved this challenge you created and just had fun!!
thanks!

Virginia said...

Thank you for hosting such an amazing set of challenges, it really has been great fun and getting to see all the fabulous creations has been awesome!

kwishes said...

Sad this is over, I really had a great time. I can't wait to see your finished banner!

Jo Murray said...

It's been awesome Kristin... thanks heaps.

Mandy said...

Boo hoo...its finished...i am yet to place mine up or even do it.....as always a joy to see everyone's work.....looking forward to checking out all the watermelon pieces...well...i hope the last week will be an overview of everyones work and a big announcement of....WINTER of colour???that way we don't have to wait as long.....please???!!!lol...take care lovely...xxx

Jen @Sadie Inspired said...

Oh my gosh! Yay! That's me...I won. :) Thank you so much Kristin. I feel so fortunate to have won this yummy prize and I LOVE SOC! It has gone by soooo quick, so I am already excited for next year!? Wait! I like Mandy's idea...Winter of Color. Lol. You are an amazing hostess and inspiring artist. Thank you! Thank you!! xoxoxo

Kristin Dudish said...

Wow! 6 weeks already?!?
Thank you for creating such a fun challenge - I know how much work you've put into it, and I really appreciate it :)
Your watermelon girl is fantastic - I can't wait to see the whole banner put together! Wheee!!!

xo
Kristin

Elizabeth said...

Thus has been a fun summer! Thanks for all the hard work! I hoe I can be back next year! I will miss this creative challenge! XO

Netty said...

Thank you for a brilliant Summer of Color 2, all being well will see you again next year. Hugs Annette x

Heather Henry said...

I am so loving, seeing everything that you and everyone else is creating. I soooo wish I'd had time to be a part of this, I was really looking forward to it, but had wayyy tooo much going on when it began. :( But I may go back and do it on my own when I can, just for the inspiration and colors. I love all of the flavors/colors you've chosen, they're gorgeous. And everyone is creating such beauty and inspiration. You are truly lovely and inspiring to so many! :)
Have a glorious day!

linda (dots n doodles) said...

Another very successful season for Summer of Color. Thank you so much for hosting this again

sugar Creek said...

Entered mine! I love your newest addition to your banner and can't wait to see the whole thing together! xx

Mandy said...

at last i have placed mine up...a bit slow this week...lol...humungus hugs from me to you for all that you have done...your time, your support, you generosity...THANKYOU...xxx

Lesley said...

Looking forward to seeing all your banners together Kristin. This has been a fun and very inspiring challenge this year.
Thank you so much for taking the time to arrange this.
I have No idea what else you will be revealing, but, I am sure it is wonderful.
Lesley♥

lydiapuenteharris said...

I'm sorry, I'm a dink and just posted this link under the last linky by mistake! This tells me that it's past my bedtime,lol.
Just wanted to say-
Kristin, this has been so,so much fun and I've loved every minute of it-thank you so much for hosting this! xx

stefanie stark said...

Oh, how I will miss the weekly ice cream inspiration! It has been so much fun to me! Many thanks for this great event!

Peace said...

Luckily i missed a week of the Summer of Color so I get to hang on to the fun while I catch up! Thought I'd try to be semi-on time for this week though, :O)

Sharon said...

I can't believe it's the last week - I just linked my Watermelon Ice creation! Thanks so much Kristin for organising this event again - it's great fun!! Maybe you should do a Winter of Colour Event too!!!!

Cameron said...

My Goodness, Kristin!
So much yummy fabulousness has been created for this...I'm so sorry I missed it! Darn family vacations! Haha!

It's been such a pleasure catching up with all my friends and seeing their entries for your challenge....what fun!

You are awesome!
Missed you,
CAmeron

Lolamouse said...

This has been so much fun! Now I want some watermelon!

Janelle said...

This has been a lot of fun. Thanks Kristin.

Gina Sismilich said...

Thanks for this challenge - It has been fun and kept me working even when summertime schedules were a little crazy!

bonita bon bons said...

Thanks so much for hosting this challenge! it's been really good fun for me and I have had lots of rly nice visitors and visited lots of lovely blogs in return! The pics hav been fab everytime and your banner looks really cute too! Have a great summer thanx again x

AnnieC said...

Hi Kristin, love your watermelon girl - and I've loved this challenge, can't believe it's nearly over! Thanks so much for all your hard work and inspiration. Annie x

Tori Beveridge said...

Thanks you so much for hosting this. I enjoyed it immensely and will miss it.

krisatlarge said...

OMG - between vacation and work schedule - I've not created a THING for watermelon ice - and I love that color combination!!! Maybe I'm in denial that Summer of color is ending - and I spent sometime at an arts fair yesterday so I could meet Susan in person! Who knows - but no watermelon ice from me- so sorry, all! I've loved the second year of this, Kristin who spells her name correctly - thanks SOOOOOO much! And to all - I've added a few more blogs this year to my must read list! Thanks! the OTHER Kristin (okay, one of the other Kristins.....)

joanna said...

Thank you Kristin, for another great Summer of inspiration!! sorry I'm so late..
xoxoxo
have a great vacation!

PaulaJ said...

Got my prize package today Kristen! Thanks so much! Can't wait to play again next summer.