Sunday, July 22, 2012

The Summer of Color 2: Fini!

"Summer" Banner
composed of 8 x 8 canvas flags
The Summer of Color 2: Ice Cream Inspirations

Before we close this chapter of The Summer of Color, I wanted to share with you what all The Summer Girls look like hanging out together. . . .

I've made some changes along the way; small adjustments that I felt needed to be done once I saw the banner as a whole. For example, I added a bit of tulle to Chocolate Chipy's glittery bow and a new hair accessory to little Miss. Wild n Reckless. I changed the eye color of Miss. Baseball Nut as, to be honest, she was giving my trouble the entire time and I thought that a pop of color might make her (okay, me) happy. I also added depth to some of the initials that seemed a little wimpy when compared to the ones done in the later weeks. 

With all that out of the way, it was time to string them together. I used three yards of iridescent white trim and simply glued the canvas flags from behind with E-600 (don't you just love that stuff?). I added a bit of stitching for stability and then finished it off with a blue satin bow and vintage tear-drop crystal to balance out the fabric flower on the other end. 

And there you have it: six weeks of Summer all lined up in a row! Wanna see more? Okay:


Thank you for taking the time to look, laugh and play! I've enjoyed "arting" with old friends and new and I look forward to more play dates in the future . . . .

Until then,
Kristin xo

25 comments:

Janelle said...

They look wonderful together Kristin.

Elisabeth R said...

It is absolutely beautiful! Love them separately and LOVE them "hanging out together" like that! :))

peggy gatto said...

Thank you!!
Beautiful images!

Denise said...

Pretty !It was fun.Thanks again

Kathy, PaperPumpkin said...

A summer of color and fun to always remember! Thank you again, Kristin! PS I LOVE your new Blog header and photo!!!!

craftattack said...

Love what you have made. It was a great, fun event, and thank you for all your hard work! Valerie

Pointy Pix said...

Your banner looks gorgeous all strung together like that. Thank you so much for hosting the Summer of colour, I'm so glad I took part this year. I've met some lovely people and discovered a whole new way of illustrating animals!

missy k said...

What beauties.... I love them all. They look totally wonderful all together and I love the little finishing touches you added.

Thanks again for a great injection of colour into my summer.... we needed it over here!

Love Karenxxx

chrissies said...

Wonderful summer colours and images

Love Chrissie xx

Joanna said...

Oh it's beautiful! Those sweet little faces look wonderful together, I love the pretty embellishments you've added.

Summer of Color was fun fun fun, thank you so much for 6 weeks of inspiration and artistic friendship between so many like minded people.

xxx

BJ said...

Love your banner. Was trying to see how to add my photos to Flickr but it is all alien to me. I seem to have added them to my own stream (how I managed that from your link I don't know) but have no idea how to add just my summer of colour photos to the SOC section? Neven Mind BJ

Peace said...

Pretty as a perfect Summer's day Kristin! Thanks for the fun, can't wait for next year! Little round lady will return! LOL xoxo

AnnieC said...

Oh they're even more beautiful all in a row! annie :)

Christine said...

love your summer of color collage!

Laura Lea said...

Wow, they are great all together. I like Miss Wild N.Reckless the most and her added hair accessory suits her perfectly! Thank you so much for six creative weeks of fun this summer. I've enjoyed the challenge and am looking forward to trying it again next year. I learned a lot about color and I was very intrigued to see how differently everyone approached the colors. You provided a very wonderful opportunity to explore colors and it was not only a learning experience but it was FUN! Thanks again!

Anita Van Hal said...

LOVE all of them! Your banner turned out beautifully! Just perfect! I love how you did each and every one of them; love the little changes you made too...thank you for sharing them with us! And thank you for hosting yet another successful Summer of Color...definitely a highlight for me!!! Love and hugs!

Netty said...

Loving your beautiful banner and thank you for being such a fab hostess for the challenge. Hope to see you in 2013 Annette x

Lolamouse said...

Thanks for organizing this fun Summer of Color! So glad I found your blog!

Tracey Fletcher King said...

strung up together like that they look even more beautiful than I thought they would... that is summer in a banner right there... almost makes me feel warm!!!!

Terri Neggers said...

Your garland turned out SO beautifully! It make me happy just looking at it! Thanks so much for being such a wonderful host, it was so much fun...

Cameron said...

I think it's the lovliest banner I've ever seen!

Daniele Valois said...

love the tulle, and yes to "arting" with friends...like in...Portland!

:O

Fallingladies said...

Wow they look so great together, love them all!

WrightStuff said...

They all look so fab and happy together! Great job.

JansArtyJunk said...

Oh WOW...your banner looks absolutely stunning together Kristin!!!....