Monday, June 22, 2015

The Summer of Color 5: Week Three. . .


"All the other colors are just colors, but purple seems to have a soul - when you look at it, 
it's looking back at you."
- Uniek Swain

And Colorful It Was!
Pinks & orange, Pinks & orange! It was a virtual circus around here full of bold pops of color and whimsical takes on the rather ruckus palette that was on show last week. Isn't it fun to see the variety that's out there, all based upon the same basic color group? I Lovity-love-love what you did with it, and can't wait to see how you attack the next challenge!

But I Digress:
If you're reading this for the first time, please know that you're welcome to join us at any time. Each week stands on it's own, so if you're itching in jump in, do it! If you want to read all about it, pop over here for the event details, over here to join our Facebook group and over here if you want to peruse our Flickr pool. On social media, our hashtag is #TheSummerofColor5.

This Week:
We'll be working on our third - of six - weekly color palettes. It's elegant, rather royal and most likely a challenge (um, at least it was for me). But hey, that's what we're here for, right? So are you ready for it?! Yes? Okay, without further adieu, our palette for Week Three of the SOC5 is. . . .


1 Purple + 1 Purple + 1 Yellow


And remember: you can create anything at all that you'd like, as long as you're using your favorites from the colors above. Oh, and below: 



So I Did Another Video:
Wanna see what happened when I played with Week Three's purples n' yellow? You do? Okay, here we go. . . . 





Oh! And Wanna See The Next Giveaway?
Dugh. Of course you do. Here it is:

{Two leather-bound Poppin mini notebooks, a few pages of vintage children's illustrations, a gorgeous stencil by Balzer Designs, three Caran D'Ache Caran D' Ache Neocolor 1 and 11 (water-soluble and wax pastel) crayons, two Gel Xtreme pastel rollers in purple and yellow, one package of iCraft Deco Foil, two bottles of Liquid Pearls in Hydrangea and Daffodil, two Acryla Gouache paints in Lilac and Red Violet, three sets of washi tape and several iridescent confetti stars}


And Last Week's Winner?
Yes, of course! The winner of last week's pretty, pretty package goes out to none other than. . . .

Michelle Mathey from Pigment of My Imagination!

(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 Michelle! Please email your address to Kdvanvalkenburgh@msn.com and I will happily send your package right out. 


Now, on with the show! 
Please link your Week Three pieces to the widget below. To qualify for the purples n' yellow 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.




Now Get Arting!
Have so much fun and we'll see you here again next week, Monday the 29th, for Week Four's tricky Palette (there's a surprise in this one!), Giveaway, PDF, Video and Randomly Drawn Winner. Okay? Okay! 

See you then! 
Colorful Kisses,
Kristin xo

90 comments:

Virginia said...

Oh I'm sat here waiting for this to arrive - yay - purple and yellows - must remember to make sure they dry on my gelli plate between layers otherwise I end up with muddy colours - I know this from a previous experiment! Love your finished product off to watch the video now before work!

Laila said...

Oh, a real challenge this week. Purple and yellow......
Congrats to Michelle, and now off to figure out what to do with the colors.

froebelsternchen Susi said...

A powerful color-challenge this week ! YEAH!!!
Thank you for the fab video again Kristin!
Love your super nice whimsical little moon girli! So cute and lovely!
Looking forward with what we all will come up again this week! Lots of fun and inspiration each week at all the participating blogs!
Such a great event!!!!
oxo
Susi

Fuzzie Fingers said...

Congrats to Michelle. Purple and Yellow. Mmmm! will have to get my thinking cap on for this one.

Sharon Fritchman said...

Congrats Michelle!!! And YAY - - - this week's colors are amazing and I can't wait to begin! I am off to check out your video now - your talents amaze me each and every time, Kristin, and I am so happy that you are sharing your processes with all of us at SOC! HUGS to you, my friend!

Christine said...

Congrats to Michelle! Love your interpretation of purples and yellow!

GlorV1 said...

Awesome colors. Some of my favorites. Congrats to Michelle. Can't wait to do the colors. Have a great day.

Linda said...

Definitely going to be a challenge this week....Easter colors.....but trying to make the
not so spring-like.....

Tammie Lee said...

charming as can be!

Marsha @ Tattered Chick said...

Ohhh, I like these colors! Loving this Summer of Color! xo

sue :) said...

Great video, lots of inspiration again for this week, happy crafting everyone. x

Kelly Deal said...

Love the color combo! I have a few ideas!

peggy gatto said...

Hey this is a challenge!!!

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Thank you for the inspiring video and a fabby challenge!

Love and hugs
Maarit

Joi at RR said...

Just in AWE Kristin... your moon girl is sooooooooooo GLOWINGLY GORGEOUS. What talent. Thanks bunches for sharing this INCREDIBLE video... loved every minute... j.

Giggles said...

You are a girl after my own heart...I love all these combinations!! So happy you are picking the colours this year.....I lovity love love it!!lol....

Hugs Giggles

Karla B said...

She's so adorable!

GlorV1 said...

Enjoyed your video. My link is up. Have a great day. Happy SOC to all.

Electra said...

You are SO talented! Thank you for sharing your lovely art with us!

Michellem said...

I can't believe that I won!! WHOO HOO!! Can't wait to watch this week's video!!

Denise said...

You go girl-that is darling : ) I'm loving Purple week.

Helen said...

ooh lovely colours this week, must find time to play soon!

prachee Vashistha said...

lovely colours...inspired me to put in my entry so early in the week..yeeee

Diane Baker-Williams said...

Great color challenge this week. Fun video to watch. A a yellow hair girl playing on a purple moon with lots of sparkles...absolutely love it!

BJ said...

Just linked, think I forgot to comment last week - sorry. BJ

Linda said...

Sorry, I screwed up the first post....couldn't remove my name....The second one is correct. I liked this week's challenge...got me in the studio earlier than I would have!

Mellowood Gallery said...

Well this was a challenge. As I wrote in my blog I didn't know where to go with these colors. But the job is done and I wonder what you have in store for next week. - More fun I am sure!

mandysea said...

This was a challenge for me too.... its the 'purple'! LOL...
but I managed it, and really happy with the result. Oh my gosh, your video is amazing!

johanna said...

i love your Color Combos and i already know i will miss this challenge after six weeks!

Suchi said...

Wow! What a lovely contrast combination this week! I am surely loving it! Thank u so much for this challenge and a generous chance to win! Thanks a lot! :)
Suchi xx

Deb said...

Wonderful video and fabulous inspiration. Purple is always a challenge for me but I certainly had fun with it.

ionabunny said...

Hi Kristin, My first visit here. Where have i been? What a fun challenge. Loved your video and the finished piece. I am a new follower. Hope to find somd time to go all purple, purple and yellow this is week. Hugz.

JansArtyJunk said...

Oh, Tricky colours for me... a real challenge this week... but had lots of fun creating a Purple and Yellow combo! Loving your videos Kristin.. you have an awesome talent! :)

ULKAU said...

Oh ever, these are not at all my colours, but now I love them together!
I am glad every week about your nice video... this lunar girl succeed especially well. Ulrike

Deborah Weber said...

It's such fun to watch you create Kristin, and I certainly do love your charming little moon girl.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Congrats go to Michelle, and to you, dear Kristin for these latest colors that turn to mud if I'm not careful. I adore your videos and look forward to the next one now that this week's project is complete. Thanks for dragging me out of my comfort zone, because this one was a real challenge for me.

Mary Ann Potter said...

And the artsy fun continues! Love these colors. I'll be back to comment on the other entrants' work a bit later. Sending blessings.

kat said...

I really enjoyed the challenge this week, lots of fun! Your moon girl is fabulous Kristin, a real favourite!

Rolina said...

I finished much earlier this week - loved the colours and had some fun with them!

Halle said...

These colors were hard for me! It was difficult to figure out where to start. I guess that's why its called a "challenge" right?!?!

Ileana said...

Love the colors this week. Purples are my favorites and the yellows complement them beautifully! Great job on your chica. Her hair is fabulous!

Jenny said...

So pushed out of my comfort zone this week... purple is one color I so rarely use.... but enjoyed the challenge :)... just adore your gorgeous little moon girl Kristin...

Jenny X

helena said...

another fabulous palette, thank you

Craftymoose Crafts said...

Oh Kristin, you make working with these colors look so easy! This piece is simply adorable!

Thanks for the videos, the inspiration, and all the work involved in putting this challenge on every year.

Svenja said...

What a great challenge-series! And finally I got something done on time ;-)

Julia - Vintage with Laces said...

Hi Kristin, This was a tough one for me but I did it and I had fun :). Thank you for the challenge!
Have a great weekend!
Julia

Nic McLean said...

My plan to use my chakra paintings for each week has come unstuck!! I can just about cheat my way through the purple and yellow for this week but after that I may have to be a casual observer!

Linda Kunsman said...

this was a big challenge but I got thru it-yay! Now I can go see what everyone else has done. And BTW- I love seeing your nail colors change as much as I love seeing your projects:)

Monica said...

This is not a favorite color combo and my muse decide on a vacation!

Plush Possum Studio said...

PURPLE!!!!
Yes!!!!
:)

JenHoney said...

Just added my link. i can't believe we're halfway through already!

Nicolette said...

so fun!

Scraps said...

I had a hunch purple and yellow would be this week's scheme! Looking forward to the rest of the challenges :)

Clemencia R said...

Thank you so much for the fun colors, I love working with purple and yellow together :)

Joanna said...

Oh my goodness, your artwork is adorable! I love watching you add all the little touches which make it so perfect.

This colour combo was a challenge for me (purple isn't my go-to colour) but that's why I love SOC so much, it pushes me to use colours I wouldn't usually consider!

xx

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

I love purple, YAY!

WrightStuff said...

Wonderful colour combination and I so loved what you did with it! Now off to see everyone else's!!

TwinkleToes2day said...

Thank you for another lovely colour combo. I can't believe how quickly the weeks are passing. Wishing you a lovely weekend ahead :o) xx

Michellem said...

My prize package arrived and it was so FUN to open up all the goodies - can't wait to play with all of them - THANKS again for such a fun place to play!

Carol said...

This was an easy one for me.... I'm in love with my purple poppies ♥

Dolly B said...

I am enjoying the challenge of using colours I normally wouldn't use.
Mary

Mireo-Créations said...

Wonderfull colours !!!!

itsamistry said...

Love your video they always emulate so much energy and I really like how you've used the colours - I have to admit I'm not a fan of this combination but I think I've done okay with it.

mika said...

Thank you for hosting this fun challenge!

Kristin Dudish said...

Another super fun video, Kristin :)
I love the way she peeks out from behind the moon... So cute!

missy k said...

A challenge!!!! Purple wasn't the colour I thought it was!!!

Love seeing what you do :)

Karen xxx

Ruth said...

Happy to link in for the first time, think it just qualifies. Ruth x

Kathryn Zbrzezny said...

Thank you! This was a fun challenge!! Xox

Denise Price said...

The color combo this week provided just the inspiration I needed to finish a WIP. Thanks! :)

Debra B. said...

Love the color choices, not much free time this week but I got it done! Make time to create!

Denise said...

Thank You For Lavender fun ; )

Lorraine said...

I love seeing your creations and the process involved. You are so inspiring as is this entire challenge. My jaw just drops at the amazing things that I am seeing. Thanks again.
(I sent you an e-mail explaining the double link error, so sorry!)

Katrina Marks said...

I love the purple/ yellow color combo.

LaChelle Shown said...

Having such a great time! These colors caused a little bit of a struggle this week. I couldn't get past them representing Easter to me.

Becky Dunham said...

So many great projects this week! Finally finished my week 2 and actually finished week 3 in time too! My favorite color combination - love purples and yellows together! Much love to everybody!

Julia said...

Loved this color combo! Thanks!!!

Diana S said...

I loved the moon and twinkles! I love glitter, I should use it more often.
Purple and yellow turned out to be fun together and if you mix them too much you end up playing with mud, which can be fun too. :)

Aerin Hector said...

I am linked up! Made it just in time! :) Thank you for another fun week! Looking forward to Monday!!! :)

Pam Robinson said...

Kristin, I am so happy that these colors were chosen this week and thankfully, I am always a procrastinator. I had it almost done and then the marriage equality event happened. What a perfect color combo to highlight this event, which I named "All You Need Is Love". Thank you, once again for hosting this fabulous blog, FB page, prompts and contest each week. My fingers and toes are crossed. HUGS, Pamikins

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Catherine said...

Great challenge this week! Really enjoyed it!

Janelle Marks said...

I finally had time to post. Thank you Kristin for another great week.

Miriam said...

Thank you for this wonderful challenge Kristin.

Caz said...

So late again! Lots of fun though :-)

Yvonne Davis said...

Hi,

This is my first entry for a color challenge. I plan on keeping up with them!

SilverSpark said...

Yay, got so excited I did two, and another one on the way!

Penny :-)

Fallingladies said...

Loved your quick little video, what fun!

Kelly Deal said...

Late again, but at least I did the challenge!

Carmen said...

*puff, puff, puff* Jogging along to catch up! Finally did week 3. (Linked) Thought I'd d week 2 today but just spotted this weeks colours! Red? More red? And metallics? Oh yes! These are MY colours! :D

Denise said...

I'm still enjoying being apart of SOC 2015.Thank You Sweets