Monday, July 6, 2015

The Summer of Color 5: Week 5 . . .



"If people want to make war, they should make a color war, 
and paint each others' cities up in the night in pinks and greens."
- Yoko Ono


Now That's Cool!
Even on a holiday week with our most difficult palette of the Summer, we still had an absolute ton of ever-so-shinny & undeniably gorgeous submissions for last week's Reds n' Metallic challenge. I loved seeing what you created and am continually floored by all the talent and passion our group possesses. Thank you for sharing your art and heart with us all!

I Say It Every Week:
But if you're reading this for the first time, please know that you're more than welcome to join the party! It's a lotta fun around here and I promise you'll be glad that you did. Pop over here to read all about the SOC, over here to join our Facebook group and over here to peruse our our Flickr pool. Our hashtag for all social media is #TheSummerofColor5

This Week: 
We'll be working on our fifth - of six - weekly color palettes. It's pretty, preppy, and I hope you'll agree, really, really fun. I loved working with this combination and can't wait to see how you tackle it! So you ready?! Okay then, our color palette for Week Five of The SOC 5 is . . . .

1 Green + 1 Green + 1 Pink

Now, you may notice that we're double-dipping for the first time. Since there are only so many basic colors to choose from, both this week and next will contain hues from previous palettes. Of course you can continue to work with anything you wish, but if you'd really like to challenge yourself, I encourage you to try different versions of the colors you used before. As an example, although I used pale pink and neon pink in my piece from Week Two, this week, I decided to use a medium pink to go with my greens. Again, it's all up to you and as always, you can create anything you'd like, as long as your work is based upon this week's colors:




If I'm Being Honest;
This has been my favorite palette to work with thus far. The video is a bit buggy, but that'll make more sense as you watch. If you'd like, you can check it out here and of course, below:





And This Week's Giveaway?
Isn't she pretty?! Your giveaway for the greens n' pink challenge is . . . 

{One Dylusions ink spray in Fresh Lime, one Delta brand Crackle Medium, three - it's true! - Tim Holtz Distress Inks in Picked Raspberry, Crushed Olive and Mowed Lawn, two green washi tape rolls, four Caran D'Ache Neocolor 11 water soluble wax crayons in greens and pink, three pink straws for assemblage or collage, one Poppin leather-bound notebook, two Daler Rowney FW ink / liquid acrylics, one bottle of Liquid Pearls in Avocado, a couple pieces of Blick decorative paper (with bugs, you'll really want some ;) and a sprinkling of iridescent confetti stars}


And Last Week's Winnner?
The random number generator did it's job, and this time selected none other than . . . 

Susan Carol from Faith Words Faith Expressions!

(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 Susan! Please email your address to Kdvanvalkenburgh@msn.com and I'll send your package right off. 


Here We Go Again: 
Please link your Week Five pieces to the widget below. To qualify for the greens n' pink 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.




Thank You!
I hope you enjoy playing with this combination, and we'll see you back here next Monday, July 13th for Week Six's Palette, Giveaway, PDF, Video and this week's Randomly Drawn Winner. 


With Colorful Kisses,
Kristin xo

75 comments:

Virginia said...

Yay - so excited on this one and have an idea of the sea creature!

mandysea said...

Oh my gosh your video, she is cute.... bugs and all!!! What a wonderful process to watch... it turns out really surprising, now what one would expect... just much better!!!! Feeling inspired!!!

mandysea said...

UGH!! I'm meant 'not' what one would expect.. only better!

Ruth said...

Well, I just love little miss bug lady....she's fabulous! Definitely inspired to go pink and green. Ruth x

Shilpa Nagaonkar said...

Love that girl and page, Kristin, you are a wonderful inspiration!!

TwinkleToes2day said...

What a luscious combination. Thank you for the inspiration Kristin :D xo

Sharon Fritchman said...

Kristin, I loved watching your amazing video! You used the greens and pink in such a wonderful way! I love her hair and eyes! Thank you for showing us how you made her by sharing your video! I cannot wait to get started this week. And big congrats, Susan!!!

Susan Carol said...

Oh my goodness, I was last week's winner!!! How totally amazing! Thank you random generator :) I was so happy to see this week's colours and then saw I had won! Loved your video, she is gorgeous. Love the bugs in her hair, just like me after I've been gardening :)

Siggadisart said...

I love to watch your videos. You make it look so easy. Im not found of green colors.... This is going to be a challange for me :-)

Joi at RR said...

Watching you work Kristin is just mind boggling to me... what talent. Your pink and green "Harmless Hannah" is sooooooooooooooooooooo WONDERFUL. Smiling big.... great way to start my week. XO j.

sue :) said...

I love to watch your videos, the way you build the colour and create amazing painted faces. Brilliant piece not sure about the, eer, bugs! but they are a wonderful addition and complete the project. x

Christine said...

congrats to Susan! I can see why you love this one Kristin, I love it too!

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Lovely girl ! oxo
Susi

Chris Lally said...

So happy to have stumbled on your site thanks to a couple of artists who are participating in Summer of Color! Your blog is so inviting! Love your work and that of all the creative artists who have joined in. Can't wait to see more!

ionabunny said...

Sad I lost the plot last week an didn't get time to join in despite having an idea!! No clue with these colours, but that makes it more fun. Hugz

GlorV1 said...

Sounds like fun colors. Look forward to it.:) Awesome video.

Kelly Deal said...

Love the colors! I still have to complete red+red+metallic! Better late then never!

Plush Possum Studio said...

What a wonderful color suggestion!
I shall return!
:)

Tammie Lee said...

such a beauty
i love the bugs~

Halle said...

Love this combo! I may have to go make another page!

GlorV1 said...

I'm in. happy days to all.

Marsha @ Tattered Chick said...

As much as I don't like the color green I like what I did :) Thank you for the push!!! xo

ionabunny said...

Wow, inspired after all. That's pretty quick for me LOL. Hope you don't mind the little flash of red. Maybe I should have made it a green cherry. Ooops, too late now. Hugz

Jo said...

Love these colours together. They were perfect for the art journal page I had in mind.

Dorlene Durham said...

This is my first week participating and I love it! I'll back track for more color challenge. Your art is amazing! So fun!!

Shilpa Nagaonkar said...

Linked my journal page...:)

BJ said...

Love your piece this week. I decided to used Crushed Olive distress as I had glimpsed it in this week's give away bundle but I didn't realise the other 2 inks were the same too - LOL BJ

Wanda said...

Hi~ This too is my first week. I'm a regular on Creative Tuesday, but needed to be more active in my art. Watercolors are my love and passion.

Green, green, pink was perfect for a watercolor flower.

Thanks for hosting this fun art co-op.

Wanda said...

BTW Your video was excellent, and so fun to see her pretty little face come into being, and those eyes...melt my heart.

Dolly B said...

Love this colour Palette
Mary

lissa said...

the video is great and I really like her pink stripe hair.

hope you have a lovely day.

Valerie-Jael said...

Great video, thanks for all your hard work! Valerie

johanna said...

i just see that Susi before me had taken the same subject... yes, we are Soul sisters:)

Electra said...

Just looking at your array of art supplies for this week makes me happy! Thanks for the inspiration!

Laila said...

Once again a real challenge but I pushed through.

peggy gatto said...

Another fun inspiring post, love these colors!!

Deborah Weber said...

What a fun piece. It's always a delight to watch you create. And those bugs are the best kind - sparkly and pretty and not at all creepy crawly. Wishing you another colorful week!

peggy gatto said...

I am almost through the group and every creation is inspiring because they are all so original!!! Got lots of ideas!! 5 more to visit!!!!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Although these were colors I enjoy working with, I felt rushed this week. I haven't even had time to see what you created, but I'm off to see your lovely work, now. As always, you inspire me with both your art and your enthusiasm.

Monica said...

Since i am in getting ready mode i made this quickly using a green gelli print I made using a leaf from our great outdoors. I think it is an oak. this is a really fun project. thanks Kristin

JenHoney said...

Linky added. I'm off to check out the other links.

Mellowood Gallery said...

This one was particularly interesting and I am looking forward to checking out what others have done.

Aerin Hector said...

Linked and completed early in the week for me! :) I'm looking forward to next week, but I am also sad that it is the last week.

ULKAU said...

Again a magnificent colour combination and a wonderful video. How sadly, that it is over the next week already. Ulrike

Linda Kunsman said...

what a super fab girl-and I LOVE those bugs in her hair Kristin!!
PS- again, you did not disappoint with your pretty colored nails:)

Mary Ann Potter said...

I loved working with these colors! I know this was #5; what will we do for the next whole year? 8-)

Craftymoose Crafts said...

Not only do you make drawing faces look effortless, but you always come up with an unique way to use the colors. I would never have thought of hair bugs, LOL!

Thank you once again for hosting, the videos, and for all the visits, not to mention the generous prizes!--I know this takes an enormous amount of time on your part, and I really appreciate it.

Denise said...

:o Oh Yes,can't wait to see what Our last colors are. OX

Natasha Louise said...

Love these challenges. Having so much fun!

CERULEAN said...

Nice video as always!

kat said...

I loved these colours! Grand favourites and such wonderful art here, what a Summer of Colour! Great video as always too, thanks for sharing Kristin!

Linda said...

Loved the colors this week. It's great to see so many different expressions of
this week's combination.

Diane said...

Thanks Kristin!

Jennifer Rose Phillip said...

finally finished something for this week :)

missy k said...

Loved your video and buggy girl (!) .... this is my favourite colour combination so far....

Karen x

aussie aNNie said...

Just found this challenge blog but had trouble adding my name so in case it goes 'missing' again here is my link
http://thejourneyisthestart.blogspot.com.au/2015/07/green-green-pink.html

thanks x

aussie aNNie said...

I see mine is up there three times now but two links don't work the #84 is the correct link...sorry but for some reason I couldn't copy/paste my link. Please delete 83 and 85 as I couldn't do that either.....love the video and it's cute...

Debra B. said...

Love the color choices and seeing so many great uses and ideas!

Julia - Vintage with Laces said...

I am really happy I found your challenge, Kristin. Thank you for another great color prompt!

Julia said...

Loved your project and the color combo!
Thanks for the challenge.
Hugs,
Julia

Lorraine said...

I do so love seeing your creations in progress. So inspiring.

Janelle Marks said...

Nice colors this week, I'll have to use this pallet again.

Diana S said...

YAY! I made my entry on time this week. woohoo.
The summer of color is a lot of fun. I love these challenges.

Sherry's Cabin said...

OH my goodness, I'm a cheat this week, but I got my entry done... sort of! :)
God bless,
Sherry - Sherry's Cabin

Sharon said...

Great colours this week!

Joi at RR said...

This was so fun... challenging but fun!!! YEARS ago, when I was in high school - we had pink and green day. I never had the right thing to wear!!! These colors brought back memories :). Thanks bunches Kristen for this opportunity. j.

Pam Robinson said...

Kristin, omg, I cannot believe that SOC 2015 is almost over. Next year we should have it for the whole summer (first of Jun to end of August). Imagine all the beautiful art that will be made in the name of SOC!!! Thanks again for hosting this amazing giveaway. I have my fingers and toes crossed. Hugs, Pamikins

Jenny said...

My favorite palette as well Kristin.... loved this weeks colors... your girl is gorgeous... a real little sweetie... and even the bugs are adorable...

Jenny X

itsamistry said...

WOOHOO made it JUST lol been a busy week.

SilverSpark said...

Pink and Green - Heart Colors - Perfect for the Summer of Love-ing Colors! Love to All!

Penny :-)

Kelly Deal said...

Late again with my entry, but I did it and that's all that matters! Loved the colors!

Caz said...

So late again :-P

Brenda Lee said...

Better late than never I finally finished!

Becky Dunham said...

Finally finished just in time :) So sad that tomorrow starts our last week! Much love and hugs to everybody!

Suzanne O'Mullan said...

I'm late (again) !!!! This is so fun! My third time posting my work!!!! I ADORE your video and could watch you all day long!!!!