Sunday, July 15, 2012

Week Five: Watermelon Ice!

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8 x 8 Canvas Flag

I can hardly believe that we're on to week six of The Summer of Color 2: Ice Cream Inspirations! Where did the time go?! I guess it really does fly when you're having fun. Hmmm, well, our last prompt is to create a piece of artwork - anything at all - based upon the Flavor of the week, Watermelon Ice.

I found myself wanting to add another hue to the mix - so that the red had something to pop against - and the natural choice was the color of a watermelon rind. I wonder how many of us will add green to our pieces this week? It will be a fun and interesting hop . . . . Please do join us if you'd like to take on the challenge. It's never too late to play along!

I'll be back next week at this time for one more Summer of Color post where I'll share some of the WIP shots I took along the way in addition to the completed banner as a whole. Oh, and in case you're wondering, I'll be making a special announcement then too. So, um, yeah, see you then . . . .

Ice Cream Kisses,
Kristin xo

21 comments:

Pointy Pix said...

I can't wait to see your banner all strung up together-this is so pretty and yes, I also added green to my piece!

missy k said...

I didn't add green!

I love heR! Such beautiful eyes.... can't wait to see her with the other lovelies.... and all that pom pom trim in one place.... when they are all together - I do LOVE pom pom trim :)

Thank you Kristin for such a wonderful event... I needed your Summer of Colour - it's made up for a distinct lack of 'summer' here and kept me smiling:)

Karenx

Diana Taylor said...

Wow, she really does pop against that background colour - stunning! Beautiful eyes and I love how you've matched them in with the background colour. Lovely.
Thanks so much for hosting this challenge - I've really enjoyed it!

Manon said...

I just love this so much and I would recommend for the banner to be much longer:)
I have loved every minute of this and I would love it to go on forever because we have still no summer insight here in the UK. At least I am getting a glimps of it doing this Challenge!!
Thank you so much!
ManonX

denthe said...

Lovely as always! Can't wait to see the whole banner. Thanks for hosting this challenge. It has been a great experience!

Kathy, PaperPumpkin said...

Cant wait to see your completed banner, Kristin! This redhead is sweet, and I love your polka dots for seeds!! Six weeks sure went quickly! Vacation time! Thank you again for my Giveaway prize...I play with it all!

NatashaMay said...

Fantastic watermelon girl. :)

scarlett said...

Yep, the green was THE perfect color to match her up with, she looks Awesome!!!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

This banner is going to be fantastic when I see it all in one place. And yes, I added a touch of green, too. It was part of the seed packet embellishment, so I couldn't get around it.

Carin said...

I love it Kristin. You are so right, the green really makes it pop. And I'm so peed off I missed another summer of color. Things just don't seem to work out for me in the summers. You're gonna prove me wrong next summer, right?! (my not so subtle question if you're doing another challenge next year lol)

JessiVille said...

Wonderful Kristin! I can't wait to see the finished banner! I did use green to pop the watermelon, lol.
Jessi xox

Carmen said...

The green just sets her off fabulously :) Can't wait to see them all together!

Christine said...

I love how you've used the green!

Netty said...

Thank you for such a fabulous challenge Kristin and loving your final pendant. x

Harvest Moon by Hand said...

The eyes just pop against that background! Will look forward to seeing the banner all strung together next week.

Jen @Sadie Inspired said...

She is FAB!! I love red hair and freckles - just the cutest. I needed another color too and of course went straight for the aqua. I LOVE the green...I am thinking I should have grabbed that instead. Annnnnddd, oh my goodness...I am looking forward to THE announcement!! (((Hugs)))

Joanna said...

Kristin, your watermelon girl is STUNNING! That green is perfect as her background. She is so beautiful.

Thank you so much for another wonderful Summer of Color, which has been a real ray of sunshine for me in rain-soaked Britain! Your SUMMER banner will, I know, look fantastic, and I'm looking forward to seeing all your girls together next week and to read your 'announcement.......' how exciting :o)

xxx

Sandi McLean said...

She is lovely fun - just like all of her Summer Sisters! I am out of the play this week, going in for surgery, but hope to have a peek in by the end of next week. Thank you again for a fabulous, colourful start to Summer! Hugs,

linda (dots n doodles) said...

Am so looking forward to seeing your banner. Six super summer of color gals!

lydiapuenteharris said...

Omgosh she is so bright and beautiful! I love her...she might even be my favorite one yet. I hate to say that because they are all fantastic but it's true. (Please don't tell the others)

joanna said...

Adorable!! her eyes are so expresive and love the hair! your banner will be amazing!
xoxo