Monday, July 13, 2015

The Summer of Color 5: Week Six . . .



"Orange is the happiest color."
- Frank Sinatra 


I Can Hardly Believe It!
But somehow (where has the time gone?!) we've already reached our last week of The Summer of Color. And I must say - like so many of you have already - this year's installment has been one for the books! I love seeing which hues you choose each week, love seeing all the gorgeous, drool-worthy work you've created and, on a personal note, have loved playing right along with you this year. Thank you once again for sharing your time and talents with us all! 

Although It's Our Last Week:
I hope you'll still consider joining us if you haven't done so already. You can read all about the event here, join our Facebook group for more SOC fun and check out our Flickr pool to see all five years of color palettes in one place. As for the rest of social media, you can find us everywhere else using the hashtag #TheSummerofColor5.  

This Week:
We'll be working on our sixth - of six - weekly color palettes. It's bright, bold and possibly the palette that best represents the colors of Summer. Again, we're double dipping here, so if you're up for the challenge, I encourage you to choose different hues for this palette than you may have used in weeks past. So, are you ready for it? Okay then, here goes! Our last palette for SOC 5 is:

1 Orange + 1 Orange + 1 Blue

And remember, what you do with the prompt is all up to you! The only stipulation being that you work with the colors provided above and here below:



How Did I Use Oranges n' Blue?
Well, I um, created a boat of sorts. It's a little different but hey, that's part of the fun, right? So, without further adieu, here's my latest YouTube video on the subject:





What About Our Last Giveaway?
Oh, it's a good one! There's a lot of my favorites in there, including a couple of the Montana paint pens (that blue is a new color in the line!) that you've seen me play with throughout the Summer.

{Two Dylusions Ink Sprays in London Blue and Pure Sunshine, three rolls of adorable washi tape in oranges and blue, two blue floral embellishments, two large Faber-Castell Big Brush Pitt artist pens in Phthalo Blue and Orange Glaze, two Montana Acrylic Paint pens in neon orange and light blue, one Poppin leather-bound notebook in a gorgeous teal, two bottles of Liquid Pearls in Pumpkin and Royal Blue, one Dr. Ph. Martin's bottle of Bombay India Ink in Orange, one (it's my last ;) decorative napkin for collage and, last but not least, several iridescent confetti stars}


And Last Week's Winner?
I've got it right here! Last week's giveaway was randomly chosen to go live with . . . .

Linda Gibbons of Just Another Volunteer!

(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 Linda! Please email your address to Kdvanvalkenburgh@msn.com and I'll send your pretty, pretty things right off.


Ready To Play?
Please link your Week Six pieces to the widget below. To qualify for the oranges n' blue 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.



Have Fun!!
Enjoy your last week and we'll see you back here next Monday, July 20th for our Closing Week as we reveal:

* The winner of our oranges n' blue giveaway
* Your 2015 participatory Artist Badge and. . . 
* More information about the SOC. 
* Oh, and to finish our Anniversary Year in style, this time, I have a little something extra for you as well. 


See You Then!
With Love and Respect,
Kristin xo

65 comments:

BJ said...

I was SO waiting for this weeks's colours I had already prepared a page in my journal for all my 6 ATCs and did this week's still in my nightie! Thank you so much for this great challenge as you put so much hard work into it and it is fantastic. Hugs BJ

aussie aNNie said...

brilliant love these colour combo.{aNNie My Personal Blog}

Sharon Fritchman said...

Congrats to Linda! YAY!!! And oh wow, Kristin. What an amazing color scheme for our last week of SOC! I can't tell you how much I enjoyed your video and your gorgeous work of art! I cannot wait to get started, but am not looking forward to our blog party coming to an end so soon. Time flies!!! Thank you, Kristin, for all of your hard work and for hosting!!!

Susan Carol said...

Can't believe this is the last week - am feeling sad its going to be over! It was my first time and I've loved every minute and I just couldn't believe I was the giveaway winner for the red red metalic week. People are so encouraging with their comments and their creations are just wonderful. Loved your videos. The colours this week are yummy! Thanks so much, Kristin.

froebelsternchen Susi said...

brilliant! xo Susi

Christine said...

Congrats to Linda G! And your SOC creation this week is gorgeous!

Linda said...

Have a lovely week, everyone.....

Monica said...

Invigorating and enjoyable 6 week challenge
Monica

GlorV1 said...

Thank you so much for this 6 week fun experience. I appreciated the fun. Loved it!! Nice to have met new people as well. Take care all and congrats to Linda on winning.

Becky Dunham said...

Congrats to Linda G :) Have fun playing with your goodies! Love your creation for this final week Kristin! So much fun to watch your videos! I am checking out this week's post during my lunch break at work and now I want to go home and play but can't for another couple of hours :( Oh well, I can daydream about what to do for my final project lol

Ophelia Staton said...

This was such a great color choice for this week!!! I absolutely loved playing along!

CERULEAN said...

Kristin, Thanks for hosting again the SOC. It was a pleasure to play again! - eric

Tammie Lee said...

beautiful
wonderful
and yea to the lucky winner!
thank you so much Kristin!

Siggadisart said...

Love these colors, love your girl, have a great week :)

TwinkleToes2day said...

Another super smashing colour combo. MANY MANY thanks for yet another fantastic Summer of Colour Kristin. I have really enjoyed each and every colour trio.
Enjoy the rest of your Summer {{Hugs}} :o)) xox

Valerie-Jael said...

Fun colours again!

Plush Possum Studio said...

When I first saw your latest prompt, I squealed out loud:
"Yes! Yes! I LOVE orange!!!"
:)
Grinning from ear to ear here.
Thanks, Kristin!
I will be back when there's something to offer!

Denise Spillane said...

I don't know how to enter URL but posted in Summer of Color on F B

Mellowood Gallery said...

Thanks you so much for presenting us with the Summer of Color. It was very interesting and a real challenge some weeks. I am sure it is something I will do again.

Dolly B said...

This is the first time I have joined in with the 5 summer of Color and I have loved it and feel a little sad it is finished :( Thanks so much for the challenges and your clips of your creating is amazing Kristin
Mary x

JansArtyJunk said...

Your artwork is amazing and adorable Kristin...I've enjoyed watching your fab step by step videos...I've so enjoyed the challenges again this year....a little sad it's come to an end :( ...but a big Thank you for all your hard work for making this Summer of Colour such a successful and enjoyable one! Big Hugs! Jan x

Jenny said...

Oh Kristin... she is the sweetest little boat that I have ever seen... your art is inspiring and beautiful.... I can't quite believe that it is almost over already... but I have loved the color journey.... thank you so much X

Siggadisart said...

Im so sad... just found out that this is the last week here. I really enjoyed these six week and Ill be waiting for next summer of colors next year. I have seen so many beautiful artwork here. Im painting every day and it was so much fun getting new colors to work with every week and a challenge, like last week green, green, pink, I would never have worked with these colors together but Im in love with them now :) Thank you Kristin for this weeks :)

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Wonderful colours and amazing art work, love the lady/boat and her expression says it all. Thank you so much for these weeks, the inspiration has been a real boost to let go with colours and shapes. I've enjoyed it so much!

Love and hugs
Maarit

Marsha @ Tattered Chick said...

I have enjoyed this challenge and am going to miss it :( Hope you have another challenge for us in the near future!!

xo

Laila said...

Fun this last week. Thank you Kristin for this years fun!

Mary Ann Potter said...

I loved it all, but these last (sob! sniff!) colors were my favorites. Thanks for so much fun again this year!

Brenda Lee said...

Even though I came in very late this year I had a blast! Loved this color combo!!

Linda Kunsman said...

congrats to (the other) Linda!! Kristin you have outdone yourself this year!! I LOVE your boat girl so much, along with this color combination. You have done a superb job in keeping your gorgeous nails free of paint during the vids too:):)

Janelle Marks said...

Thanks for another great year Kristin. I got my quilt done a bit earlier this week.

Electra said...

Thank you so very much for your time and your talent to make this happen! It's been joyful! And Congrats to Linda, couldn't happen to a sweeter lady!

Wrightboysmum said...

Thanks for a great challenge.really enjoy the videos and watching you create.

Marcia Beckett said...

I finally had time to do one of the challenges!

Deborah Weber said...

Loved seeing what you created this week Kristin. It's been a fabulous party - thanks so much for hosting!

Plush Possum Studio said...

At last! It's ready to be shown! Thanks so much for your fun and challenging prompts, Kristin!
:)

ULKAU said...

Your ideas, Kristin, are so unusual and presented fantastically in the video! So nicely to watch and to learn!
This was a great summer-challenge, a weekly color-fun. Ulrike

Julia - Vintage with Laces said...

Your quirky boat is such fun! I can't believe the six weeks are over already. Thank you for the great challenges, Kristin. I'm going to miss the weekly color prompts.

kat said...

Kristin this final piece you made is very special, you used the colours in a unique and beautiful way. Thanks so much for hosting Summer of colour, it's been loads of fun!

lissa said...

great take on the colors though I think she looks a bit sad...

anyway, thanks for hosting SOC, have a lovely day.

Becky Dunham said...

I think this week's color combination might be one of my favorites :) I have so enjoyed playing with everybody this past six weeks! I can't wait to see what special surprise you have for us Kristin!!! Thanks once again for hosting this wonderful event! Much love to everybody!

Robyn Oliver said...

Kristin I am so glad I 'tripped' over your blog and SOC5 and have thoroughly enjoyed myself - I still have to go back and to play with Week 1 colours. Totally inspired by yourself and all the other artists, thanks and have a great week Robyn

Halle said...

Thank you so much for this fun challenge!

Jennifer Rose Phillip said...

finally finished and added mine to the linky :)

Ileana said...

We ended on a high note! Love these color and I thank you so much for coloring our summer with creativity and fun! Happy weekend to you!!

Diana S said...

Fun summer colors! This was my first time participating in SOC, I had a great time with the challenges. I hope you run it again next year. Thank you!

Denise said...

Over....once more.Thank You again Kristin for Your generousity and for encouraging Our creativity. I enjoyed Myself.... once more. OX Denise

Ronda Stephens said...

I have enjoyed the Summer Of Color very much! Thank you :)

mandysea said...

Congrats to LInda! I've really loved these colours this week! And am REALLY sad we've got to the final one. I've learnt so much with handling shades of colours and also by visiting the blogs of such talent!!! Thank you to Kristen and to all who have participated and shared so much! I've loved every minute!

Diane said...

Thanks Kristen!! I really enjoy Summer of Color and appreciate the time and talent that you put into participating, organizing, and keeping up with it all. Thank you.

prachee Vashistha said...

thank you kristin for these amazing challenges every week...infact i am quite sad that its ending...but really had fun with all the talented people over here XOXO prachee

debs14 said...

Is it really over? How fast these weeks have flown! Thank you for hosting this series, I've really enjoyed participating in it - it's been fun!

Debra B. said...

So much fun! Thanks for hosting this SOC challenge!

JenHoney said...

Eeek! Just barely finished this last one in time. Thanks Kristen for hosting again. So much fun!

NancyJB said...

I can't believe this is the last week, it was so much fun! Thanks Kristen for hosting and all the fantastic artists! I enjoyed all of your art work!

Lorraine said...

These 6 weeks have blown by so fast and I am in awe of all the great artistry that I have witnessed. Thank you for putting this out there. Your videos are so inspiring (and my cockatiel loves the music!).

Indira said...

Great video! Great colors. Thanks for hosting this challenge. Have a good rest of summer.

Pam Robinson said...

Ohhhh Kristin, I cannot believe it is the last week of SOC 2015. You really should re-evaluate the time frame of summer and make it the full three months. Just imagine how many more beautiful works of art would be created in your honor!!! Off my soapbox, now to this weeks color combo. I do not like the color orange, but twice during this season you chose orange and those two pages were my favorites. I am especially in love with this light blue/green color called Cloudless with the oranges. Thanks again for hosting this amazing site and contest. My fingers and toes are crossed. Big hugs sent your way!!! HUGS, Pamikins

aussie aNNie said...

Love these colours, am a bit late due to family matters but made it I think.xx

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.

PS - dear me... I just can't get this right... hehehehe - I put it on the wrong week.... I'm just getting old... ugh!!! I think I got it right this time. HUGS and wishing you be blessed as much as you have blessed us! j.

Aerin Hector said...

Another fun adventure through color! Thank you Kristin!!! I am looking forward to next summer already! :)

SilverSpark said...

Yes, Thank You Kristen and all for sharing your wonderful and inspiring artwork.

Penny :-)

Julia said...

Week six already, this has been an amazing experience. Thank You so much for doing this!!!!
Hugs,
Julia

BJ said...

Phew, I have just managed to comment on all the posts that I was able to. For the FB ones I resorted to private messages, but I was stumped by Instagram, Pintrest, Flickr and Tumblr. I don't know how you manage it every week.

It has just dawned on me that you might do the full, "show us your 6 week's worth" link tomorrow and as I have already done that, I'll pop my link to my blog of the last 4 years with this wonderful challenge if that is OK with you.

Thanks again for a great Summer of Colour, BJ

peggy gatto said...

Some how I missed this one!!! Just posted my oranges and blue!!!

Kelly Deal said...

Thanks for hosting Kristin! I know I'm wayyyyyyy late posting week 6.