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:

  1. 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!

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

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  3. 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

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

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  5. 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!

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

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

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

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

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

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  11. Love the color combo! I have a few ideas!

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  12. Thank you for the inspiring video and a fabby challenge!

    Love and hugs
    Maarit

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

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  14. 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  21. 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!

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

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  23. 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!

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  24. 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!

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  25. 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!

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

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  27. 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

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

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  29. 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.

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  30. 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! :)

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  31. 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

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

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  33. 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.

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

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

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

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  37. 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?!?!

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

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  39. 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

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  40. another fabulous palette, thank you

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  41. 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.

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

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  43. 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

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  44. 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!

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  45. 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:)

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

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

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

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

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  50. 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

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

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  52. 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

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  53. 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!

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

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

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  56. 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.

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  57. Thank you for hosting this fun challenge!

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

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

    Love seeing what you do :)

    Karen xxx

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

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  61. Thank you! This was a fun challenge!! Xox

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

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

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  64. Thank You For Lavender fun ; )

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  65. 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!)

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  66. I love the purple/ yellow color combo.

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  67. 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.

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  68. 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!

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  69. Loved this color combo! Thanks!!!

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  70. 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. :)

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

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  72. 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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  73. Great challenge this week! Really enjoyed it!

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

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  75. Thank you for this wonderful challenge Kristin.

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  76. So late again! Lots of fun though :-)

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  77. Hi,

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

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

    Penny :-)

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  79. Loved your quick little video, what fun!

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  80. Late again, but at least I did the challenge!

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  81. *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

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

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