Monday, July 8, 2013

The Summer of Color: Week Five . . .


"We become intoxicated with color, with words that speak of color, and with the sun that makes colors brighter"
- Andre Derain


Welcome to Week Five of The Summer of Color . . . .

Once again I come to you with excitement and gratitude for your part in making this colorful journey together as wonderful as it is. I love-ity, love love (we'll pretend that's a word ;) all of the connections being made, the friendships being built and of course, seeing and being inspired by all of your gorgeous artwork. It makes me a proud SOC Mama for sure . . . .

Speaking of proud, our Flickr pool is nearing the 1,000 photo mark and our Facebook page continues to be the place to see and be seen. If you haven't done so already, please feel free to add your work to either area. I promise you'll love the camaraderie there. And, if you're just now finding us, it's certainly not too late to join in! We'd be honored to have you.

Now On With the Show:
For this, our 5th week together, we'll be working with the two-color combination that 16% of us choose. I must say, this was a close race, with the winner just edging out the others. I'm thrilled to say that we're going bold this week as the newest prompt is . . .

Candy Apple Red & Yellow

To see examples of the color Candy Apple Red, click here
To see examples of the color Yellow, click here
To see examples of the combination of the two, click here

Ready, Set, Go!
Feel free to create anything your little heart desires, as long as it's based upon the colors of the week. You have until this Sunday, July 14th (10:00 am, Pacific Daylight Time) to link to the widget below and qualify for the random Candy Apple Red & Yellow drawing. Only one link per person, please



And What About the Goods?
Pretty fabulous right? One randomly drawn person will win this selection of both vintage and new materials:

{One 9 x 12 pad of Strathmore Tracing sheets, 1 Fabriano red A4 Saddle Stitch art journal, 1 package of Felt Fusion yellow trim, 2 fabulous pieces of handmade decorative paper, 2 rolls of yellow washi tape, 1 butterfly stamp set, 2 Liquitex bottles of acrylic paints, 2 Sharpie pens, 1 vintage postcard; stamped and dated 1929 and, naturally, several new and vintage beads including red and clear Swarovski crystals}

I love this one! Remember, you have until this Sunday morning (10:00 am, PST) to link your work and be considered for the drawing.

Who Was Last Week's Lucky Winner?
I happen to know that this lovely lady works in these colors often. I hope she'll enjoy the goods as much as I'll enjoy sending them. Without further adieu, the winner of the Charcoal Grey & Pink drawing is . . . .

Jan from Jan's Arty Junk

Congratulations Jan! Please send me your address and I will get your prize right out.

And Now, On to our Last Poll:
It's hard to believe I know, but this is our last poll of the Summer (boo). For Week Six's color selections, I combined the top 12 favorites yet to be used. If you had a favorite that didn't quite make the cut, now's the chance to have your voice heard. You have until this Friday to get your vote on.

Week 6: Artist's Choice
pollcode.com free polls 


Okay, Here We Go . . . 
Have a wonderful Week 5 everyone!

Kristin xo

52 comments:

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Finally. This is MY color combination. Thank you for keeping it alive. I'm thrilled. This one has my name all over it (grin).

Have a great week. I'm going to miss this fun Summer of Color. At least it's not over yet!

Tracey Fletcher King said...

huge congrats to Jan and so relieved this colour combo won as I have started a work in those colours and was sweating that it might be something else...xx

Anne Manda said...

Congrats to Jan! Fun combination, and one that I would not do in million years by my own initiative! :)

JansArtyJunk said...

OMG!! Thank You Kristin...I'm having so much fun learning to stitch with your colour challenges...and now to win one of your generous and gorgeous goodies giveaway...is just the icing on the cake....THANK YOU soooo much...Looking forward to stitching with the new colour combo now...Jan x x x

missy k said...

Lucky Jan :)

Love this weeks combination... and the goodies look fab.

Karen x

Ophelia said...

Such a great combination again!!! Thank you so much for the challenge!

dawn said...

Hello Kristin, I'm so sad it's week 5 already, time is really flying by. This weeks colors are not one I would pick, going to give it a try though. These colors actually remind me of back to school and I DON'T EVEN WANT TO THINK ABOUT THAT YET, HA!

Congrats Jan, I'm so excited you won!!! Have fun playing with your new goodies and I have enjoyed seeing what you make each week.

WOW WOW WOW, the pink/gray colors this week were amazing. I honestly think this was my favorite week from everybody's projects. The colors aren't typical summertime but everybody stepped up to these colors and DID SUCH AN AMAZING JOB WITH THEM!! I tried to get around to everyone, will keep doing the best I can each week.
Some of you know that each week I'm making cards in these colors. Well, so far in my blog hopping I haven't seen anyone else making cards, if you are one I haven't gotten to meet yet and make cards please leave me a comment so I could visit and see what you created. Thanks so much!!

Kristin, I will try to load my cards into the flicker? account this week. So happy to hear it's filling up with lots of great art!

WOW, how can so many of you be done and linked up already. This is so awesome and look who is at #1again with her favorite color combo finally getting chosen, YIPPEEE!! So happy for you and can't wait to see what you did.

Have a great week everyone!

Becs said...

Can't believe we're on week 5 already! Loving it so much and the sun has finally come out to play in the UK so it really does feel like summer at last!Looking forward to seeing what everyone comes up with - my initial reaction to this combination was 'yikes'! Happy week. :)

Shahrul Niza said...

Soon, I will miss this!!. You are a great hostess, dearest!. Thanks so much for all the prizes you're so kind. Congrats Jan!!! :).

stefanie stark said...

Kristin, you are hosting such a lovely and inspiring "color-party". many thanks again for all your efforts. I am really surprised to learn that I am always excited like a little girl when the next color prompt appears and so curious to see what everybody is doing.

Ali H said...

Hi Really enjoying the weekly challenges - thanks so much for hosting all the fun ! Ali #16

sugar Creek said...

Oh I'm late with number 4 but I posted anyway!! Ok late no more on to number 5!!

GVCalifornia said...

Congrats to Jan. One more week and I have totally enjoyed this fun. Thanks Kristin.
Happy SOC to all.
gloria

peggy gatto said...

Love this combo!!

Halle said...

This was a fun color combo for me. I knew the direction I wanted to go right away. How many weeks do we have left? I hate to see it end since it's keeping me inspired.

Tammy N said...

Love this weeks color combo. Can't wait to see what everyone comes up with.

Beansieleigh said...

Hi Kristin! I found the colors challenging this week, but I had fun nonetheless!! Thanks again for hosting, and have a great week! ~tina

Victoria said...

Hi Kristin, this is my first time playing and I hope it ok so late in the game, it sounds like such fun!
Thanks for hosting!
Looking forward to checking out everyone's creations!
Victoria

Mary Ann Potter said...

I loved working in these colors! It's hard to believe that this will be over after next week; I will simply declare this to be a whole year of color for myself!

dawn said...

Kristin, I fell in love with these colors this week!! So happy they worked for me and my cards came out so dang cute and sweet. I'm really growing as a card maker now, thankful for your push and inspiration this summer. I have loved it and making new friends thru SOC too, they are all awesome.
I just linked up, finally had to pack it up and start cleaning house and saying hello to my family,kinda neglated them during my red/yellow zone, lol.
Have a good week and can't wait to see what the colors will be next. Sad to see it end. HUGS!

Prairie Jill said...

I love-ity, love love (yes, I'm sure that's a word) this challenge!! It has pushed me to play with colour combinations that I would never have used otherwise - how fun is that?

I can't believe the challenge is nearly over. (Summer seems to be speeding by awfully quickly, too!)

Anneliese said...

I am always sewing, sewing, stitching. Here is what I did.

Sharon Fritchman said...

Congrats Jan!!! WOOHOO!!! And I can't wait to work with these colors this week!!!

Ginny said...

The weeks are flying by. I am so glad that I joined the fun. Thank you for creating such a great challenge.

Kathy, PaperPumpkin said...

Hi Kristin! Aren't the weeks going fast?! Hoping you find some quiet time to relax... Hugs, Kath

2amscrapper said...

I can't believe there is only one more week!

Deborah Weber said...

Another fun challenge Kristin - thanks for hosting and really making this a fun summer of color!

Cheri said...

another challenging combo, but again I'm thrilled with my results. Loving getting out of my comfort zone!

karshaForever said...

This looks super exciting. Love the color choice!

Shilpa Nagaonkar said...

Just linked up my take on this week's colors! it was challenging :)
Loved the art done by other creative
ladies.
nagaonkarshilpa.blogspot.in

Ileana said...

This challenge has really made me think of the color combinations and to step out of my comfort zone and come up with some original drawings. Thank you for organizing this! It's a lot of fun to see what others come up with as well and I've made some new blogger buddies from the challenge. I would love to keep it going and going. It's inspiring.

cathy said...

I managed to squeeze another week in with a red and yellow card.

krisatlarge said...

Actually enjoyed this combination more than I expected - even made a new dauber bottle with candy apple red paint!!! thanks, Kristin...

Linda said...

another combo I LOVE!!! I wrote down all your suggested combos and plan on continuing to challenge myself with these whether or not they are my faves or get chosen at all. Thanks for all the wonderful inspiration-here and on the other artists links!

Janelle said...

I finished my cuffs for this week. These aren't colors that I use a lot, but I like how cuffs turned out. Thanks for continuing this challenge each summer and I hope that you too have been making some art.

Heather Henry said...

Hooray...I finally finished one in a decent amount of time. I love Summer of Color, I think it needs to be Year of Color... :)
Thanks Kristen for all of your hard work, dedication, encouragement and sunny inspiration. You rock!!

Kathy Anderson said...

Congrats! Jan.

Hope my color choice wins.......I'm working on this week's yet. Have done two!

marshaleith said...

posted my fabric collage for this week plus 2 previous weeks...

marshaleith said...

oops again...I posted my link twice....If someone could remove the duplicate it would be appreciated...

marshaleith said...

oops... really mucked up....the first link in the Ready Set Go is to an old post(week 3). The second link is the correct one...

Kate @ KMericks said...

I love Summer of Color. So sad its week 5 of 6!!!

Thanks for your generosity.

Denise said...

It has gone by so fast .This week was My favorite page I've made for S.O.C. Last year You made such a pretty banner,I missed Your participation this year-wonderful artist You are.

bellefrogworks said...

Thanks again Kristin for hosting - without this challenge I probably would have got nothing done -

alarmcat said...

can't believe we are into week 5 already!! where did the time go??

this has been a really fun challenge. Thanks Kristin

Sharon Fritchman said...

I finally finished my card for this week's challenge! I love the wonderful, happy colors this week!

Molly Freibott said...

Having so much fun with Summer of Color!

Denise Price said...

Great colors! I've got another scrapbook page to share this week. I look forward to seeing what everyone else has created.

sugar Creek said...

Ok I'm number 111 that should be lucky right lol!!!

Elephangaroo Ramunda said...

My first entry! I'm kinda sad I just caught this so late!

Paula Jennings said...

Coming in just under the wire again! Difficult week of life and haven't had a minute to create until tonite.

Carmen said...

Oooooh this one's a toughie!

AnnieC said...

HI Kristin, I really enjoyed the colours this week and can't wait to see what everyone else has been up to - thanks so much again for putting all this together :o)xxx