Sunday, July 1, 2012

Week Four: Strawberry Lemonade!

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8 x 8 Canvas Flag

We're on to week four of The Summer of Color 2: Ice Cream Inspirations and our latest challenge is to create whatever our heart desires using the color palette found in Strawberry Lemonade . . . .

I have to admit, I was really looking forward to this one. The colors are feminine and sweet, and a nice departure from last week's more neutral tones. I wanted the "M's" to eventually face each other (Yes, it's gonna spell Summer. Well okay, you knew from the beginning ;), so I made the new girl facing the opposite direction of her "Baseball Nut" counterpart. I was inspired by a photo I saw on Pinterest to do a bathing cap sort of thing, and I love how the yellow ended up popping against the bright and pale pinks. In fact, I think I may have found my new favorite color combination!   

I can't believe how fast this is all going (only two color prompts left!) and I've had a blast so far. If you've considered joining in but have yet to do so, feel free to jump right in. We want you to come out and play too . . . .

Speaking of which, check out the next crazy color scheme. Now that's gonna be fun to see!

Ice Cream Kisses,
Kristin xo

30 comments:

Jenny said...

Another GORGEOUS girl Kristin... love her head wrap... and her beautiful soulful eyes... and love also that she will face the girl from last week... very clever...
Thank you for all your inspiration... and this wonderful challenge... it is SO much fun...

Hugs
Jenny x

NatashaMay said...

I love her hair! :) She is a cutie!

missy k said...

She is beautiful! I love this colours combination so much. Ahh pom pom trim - makes me happy :)

I am so looking forward to seeing 'Summer' all together!

Have a great week.

What wonderful colours for next week!

Karenxxx

helena said...

she looks so wistful - her hat is fabulous and the set is going to be spectacular

JansArtyJunk said...

Oh Kristin..Another Beautiful girl...adore her hair and those eyes!!! ... love what you did with this yummy colour combo. Jan x

Kathy, PaperPumpkin said...

Hi Kristin! Well, you keep making the pennant idea even better! I LOVE the M's facing one another idea, and her bathing cap wrap, wow!! Look at that cool pink topper on her, WOOT! I am excited! I do like yellow and pink together and her aqua eyes just accentuate it all perfectly. {sigh} She says Summer.

Netty said...

Loving her cute face and that fab pink quiff of hair. Annette x

Diane said...

Oooh-I love her Kristin!

Denise said...

Hi kristen!So much fun.Hope I don't get too far behind,I will be out of commission for a few days.

Denise said...

Your banner will be wonderful.She's lovely.

Sandi said...

She is lovely Kristin! I thought you were going for a bit of "ice cream twist on a cone" hair..!

BJ said...

Super painting Kristin, can't wait to see them altogether - BJ#4

Daniele Valois said...

she is lovely love love lovely love! and that hair! To be able to pull off that color! I wish!!!

Joanna said...

She's so gorgeous, Kristin. I think every colour combo is 'YOUR' colour combination!

SOC2 has been such a blast, I'm really enjoying it :o)

x

Elisabeth R said...

So sweet! I love her head-thing-wrap-cap. She is giving me sort of a retro/vintage feeling. :)

sandee said...

She is beautiful, I am looking forward to seeing the whole summer banner put together! How fun! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)

Ella said...

Love it...so pretty! I love how expressive her eyes are~ Fun colors!
ooh, your next one is so addictive looking!!! ;D You are so clever xo

peggy gatto said...

this is as much fun as your wonderful challenge!!!

Christine said...

I love the colours too, Kristin, nice job you've done on this piece!

Diana Taylor said...

So, so lovely. The colours are so delicate and your shading is beautiful.

joanna said...

What a cute face!! just gorgeous, and great colours, too!
xoxo

AnnieC said...

Beautiful - your banner is going to look amazing!

Terri Neggers said...

I THOUGHT that one of those old-fashioned swimming caps - I just love how it turned out - the way it's shaded and her beautiful curl of pink hair! Your colors are beautiful together...

Shahrul Niza said...

Miss M has cool hairdo this week! Hugs.

linda (dots n doodles) said...

Another beauty Kristin. This is such a wonderful idea to make them spell our Summer.

Mary Ann Potter said...

This is beautiful! I need help, though, because I can't find Mr. Linky for this...

Mary Ann Potter said...

Ooops! Found Mr. Linky --- I was looking on the wrong page!

Jenxo said...

im loving your girls :)

denthe said...

Oh she is so gorgeous! Can't wait to see your banner finished!

Kathy said...

She's so pretty.. this banner is going to be fantastic..
xx