Monday, June 29, 2015

The Summer of Color 5: Week Four. . .


"Bright reds - scarlet, pillar-box red, crimson or cherry - are very cheerful and youthful. 
There is certainly a red for everyone."
- Christian Dior


A Challenge It Was!
Although Last Week's purples n' yellow was indeed a conundrum for many of us (I'm right there with you ;), I'm proud to say that we had a rockin' week regardless. Your pretty, pretty purples came in droves, proving that we can handle whatever palette that's thrown our way! Which, I must admit right now - is a good thing - because if you thought last week's challenge was tough, you ain't seen nothin' yet. . . .

But Before We Go On:
I want to reiterate that each week stands on it's own, so if you're itching to play and have not yet taken the plunge, consider this your official invitation. I promise, you'll be glad that you did! Wanna know more about it? Pop over here for all the event details, over here to join our Facebook group and over here to take a gander at our Flickr pool. Our hashtag for all social media is #TheSummerofColor5

This Week: 
We'll be working on our fourth - of six - weekly color palettes. It's bright, bold, and along with it's counter part, possibly the biggest challenge of our event. Wanna know what it is? Are you positivity sure? Okay then, our color palette for Week Four of The SOC 5 is . . . .

1 Red + 1 Red + 1 Metallic

Metallic you say?! That's right! This week, along with two reds of your choice, you'll also be working with any metallic that you prefer. Metallics can be a challenge to both work with and photograph, but you know what? I believe that it will also be the most fun palette to watch come in. And remember, you can create anything that your little heart desires, as long as your work is based upon the colors above and in the PDF below:




My Video For Reds n' Metallic:
Can be found right here, as well as on my YouTube channel. I have to say, as much as I worried about this one, I ended up learning a lot from the process. I hope you have as much fun watching it as I did creating it! 




And The Next Giveaway?
Yes, of course! The goodies for our Reds n' Metallic challenge are . . . 

{One Dylusions Ink Spray in Postbox Red, three Lumiere Metallic Acrylics in Metallic Rust, Pewter and Sunset Gold, one Caran D'ache Neopastel, one Caran D'ache Neocolor 1 wax crayon, one Poppin leather-bound notebook in a gorgeous red, two metallic Craft Markers in silver and gold, two large Blick Liquid Watercolors in red and gold, three - yes, three - Tim Holtz Distress Paints in Tarnished Brass, Brushed pewter and Antiqued Bronze, two red rose embellishments, several decorative napkins for collage and a sprinkling of iridescent confetti stars}


And Who Won Last Week?
Last week's winner of the purples n' yellow giveaway goes out to . . . 


(please note: all winners will be selected at random via a Random Number Generator. 
The photos / proof of each week's winners will be on file and happily sent to anyone who would like to see them.) 

Congratulations Karen! Please email your address to Kdvanvalkenburgh@msn.com and I'll send your pretty, pretty purples right off.


And For Our Next Trick!
Please link your Week Four pieces to the widget below. To qualify for the reds n' metallic giveaway, simply copy and paste the direct link (from your blog, Facebook, Flickr, Instagram - or any other feed that can be linked here) to the widget below. You have until this Sunday (10:00 am, Pacific Daylight Time) to do so. Only one link per person, please.



Ready? Set? Art!
I can not wait to see what you do with this one! Experiment, have fun and we'll see you back here next Monday, July 6th, for Week Five's rather preppy palette (hint, hint), Giveaway, PDF, Video and Randomly Drawn Winner. 

With Love & Colorful Kisses,
Kristin xo

65 comments:

TwinkleToes2day said...

Ooh, what an exciting combination! Don't have a scooby what I shall do - but that's all part of the excitement :D
Congrats to Karen Bartels on her purple n yellow win :D

Sharon Fritchman said...

This looks like an amazing color scheme this week, Kristin! I can't wait to get started! And congrats to Karen on her big win!!!! YAY! I am off to check out your video now. Thank you for sharing it with all of us at SOC!

Christine said...

Love what you did with your interpretation!

Salla said...

That sounds fun! A bit challenging, too, but I look forward to creating with a metallic as one of the colors.

Sherry's Cabin said...

Ooooo, my favorite color! Now...what to do....

Joi at RR said...

FABULOUS tutorial Kristin - I love watching you work and your creations always make me feel happy. Such a WONDERFUL way to start my week. THANKS BUNCHES for all you do. j.

Linda said...

This is going to be quite a challenge. I have NO idea what I'll be doing.... Off to the studio!

Tammie Lee said...

this turned out wonderful Kristin. Thank you for another wonderful week of color.

Sharon Fritchman said...

I just checked out your tutorial and work of art for this week's challenge. It is simply amazing, Kristin!!! Thank you once again!!

peggy gatto said...

I just watch your amazing video!!! I may try a face!
great details and layers!!!

Jennifer Rose Phillip said...

oh no metallics :( wont show up shiny digitally. I can get the codes for the colours but they wont shine :/

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Lovely .. it turned out beautiful Kristin!
oxo
Susi

peggy gatto said...

Sorry about double post, link was wrong on first one
I decided to try Asian style!

GlorV1 said...

The colors sound great. Loved your video. Just posted my link.

Denise said...

FUN FUN FUN. What a cute little creature.Reminded Me so much of My Lil'creature that I like to draw. Just maybe I'll have to show Her to You, although You must remember I'm not an artist.We are planning Our next trip to Roswell,I think She will be perfect there.OX Denise (Your neighbor from Rancho Cucamonga)

Valerie-Jael said...

Wonderful video, thanks for hosting again, Valerie

Deb said...

Loved your video. Enjoyed playing with this one although the metallics are always a challenge for me. Sorry, I've posted twice....had the wrong link first time.

johanna said...

i loved watching the Video and seeing the way you draw your faces. wonderful result!

BJ said...

Love your piece this week Kristin, I love this challenge. BJ

Lorraine said...

I couldn't get Christmas off my mind with this one so I gave into it. But, I may try something else a little more daring. You are such a positive influence!

Marsha @ Tattered Chick said...
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Marsha @ Tattered Chick said...

I actually do like the color red but found this very challenging! I'm enjoying these color challenges, learning what works and doesn't work, learning to use different colors! Although I can't say I love what I came up with, I'm happy with it!

Laila said...

This was more than a challenge, and I struggled, but came up with some sort of result anyway.

ULKAU said...

Every week I am already looking forward to next... really super video again, this (alien?) figure is absolutely miraculous! This is a great Challenge, Kristin! Ulrike

sue :) said...

Great video, great inspiration. Can't wait for next weeks colours now.x

Ileana said...

Now this was a true challenge. Loved the metallic part and I love how you share your process on video. So inspirational!

Electra said...

Well, it took a few days, but I got mine done! Thank you for the inspiration!

Deborah Weber said...

Such fun to catch you red-handed making such wonderful art. :-)

mika said...

This is so much fun! Too bad it's only for 6 weeks.

Linda Kunsman said...

another fabulous video-and the nails didn't disappoint either:) Had a great time with this one!!

Diane Ruggiero said...

This was a great color combination. Metallics are so popular now !

wulfie said...

Things have been hard lately and so I'm behind in the posting but I finally had some inspiration and used that to do this week's color combo. I've really enjoyed looking at everyone's work! Thanks for doing this, it's really fun.

Dolly B said...

Really enjoying participating in this
Mary

Julia - Vintage with Laces said...

Great challenge again, Kristin! Thank you for the fun :)!

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Fantastic video, it's so inspiring! Congratulations to the winner!

Love and hugs
Maarit

JenHoney said...

Just added my linky. I really had fun with this palette this week!

Jennifer Rose Phillip said...

managed to make something, not very shiny tho :/

marshaleith said...

looks like quite a collection of goodies this week!!

Plush Possum Studio said...

A busy week makes me have to hurry, yet the Studio is ready t reveal our 2 Reds + 1 Metallic offering! Thanks to Kristin, our fun continues to take us down new creative avenues!
:)

Mellowood Gallery said...

This combination was a real challenge! I had to fit my painting in with so many other chores that I was surprised it turned out as well as it did. This SOC has definitely got my brain and creativity working and I am looking forward to the next set of colors.

kat said...

Hello all! This was a challenge this week, I just had to use tin foil, but I will be going to get some metallic colours when I next go to my art store! Alway fun to join in here!

big mamabird said...

Sorry about the doubled links! I don't know how to delete that second one....

KarenB said...

Twexie (2" Hexagon): Abstract: Not sure if I should call it "Heart of Gold" or "One-eyed Fox in Love". Summer of Color 2015 week 4 using two shades of red and one metallic. Twinks and Ink

Ruth said...

I so enjoyed it last week, I've come back for more...fabulous theme and inspiration! Thanks Ruth x

Craftymoose Crafts said...

You did a beautiful job with these colors!

Jenny said...

Ooooh Kristin... you challenged me again... loved your video... and your gorgeous art.. inspirational again...

Jenny X

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Awesome!

Krisha said...

Thank you Kristin for taking the time to leave a comment on each of my GDs SOC pages, they are so thrilled to be playing along this year. And their eyes really light up when I remind them YOU are the creator of SOC. Our summer together has now become our SOC....thanks to you.

Julia said...

This was challenging and fun! Thanks for this awesome adventure of color!

Kathryn Zbrzezny said...

Whew! I made it!!! Hi Kristin! Summertime flu is Bad. Typical me, as soon as my summer vacation starts. But I did it!! I enjoyed this color by numbers, but yes, it was a challenge! Have a Happy long weekend! Kath

Joi at RR said...

My favorite color combination so far... I love metallics and shimmers! Thanks bunches for the grand opportunity to be challenged in such a unique way. This was sooooo fun. j.

Paula Jennings said...

Just entered a tag with a cute little julie Nutting doll stamp and a patriotic theme celebrating today!

Rolina said...

Yay, loved this week's colours and enjoyed working on this piece very much indeed!

Catherine said...

Found this one very challenging! Again! Thank you for that :)

Janelle Marks said...

This summer has been so busy for me that I'm getting this in at the last minute again. Thanks for the challenge this week.

itsamistry said...

%Thanks for the video its fun to watch.

Diana S said...

Shoot! missed the cut off again!!!!
I had my painting ready last night, but got home so late from the fire works I forget to upload. ugh. next week...

Aerin Hector said...

Linked & ready for the next challenge! Thanks for a great week!! :)

Diane Green said...

Thank you!!

SilverSpark said...

I did end up having fun with this one - AFTER I just let myself go and play with the paints, and not worry about making it look like some thing that was red and silver.

Thanks Kristin for the challenge!

Penny

Debra B. said...

Got it done and posted right under the gun! Fun colors!

Halle said...

Wow these were surprisingly hard for me again this week. Thanks for the challenge!

CERULEAN said...

Once again it was a pleasure to join. Kristin, thanks for hosting. eric **

Salla said...

A late link-up here! I enjoyed these colours a lot.

Joi at RR said...

Ahhhh - so fun Kristin. Love this orange combo... just wish my pictures were better but I love it as it is here in person! Thanks bunches and bunches and bunches for your personal kindness, care, comments and fab tutorials. Summer of Color has been a FABULOUS experience. Just can't tell you how much it has meant to me. Big hugs and again... thanks bunches and bunches. j.