"When hope is fleeting, stop for a moment and visualize, in a sky of silver, the crescent of a lavender moon. Imagine it - delicate, slim, precise, like a paper-thin slice from a cabochon jewel. It may not be very useful, but it is beautiful. And sometimes it is enough."
- Vera Nazarian
Can you believe that we're already on our third prompt for The Summer of Color 4: Smudge, Splash & Pop?! The last two weeks have just flown by in a frenzy of community, creativity and color. I love seeing all the friendships being forged on our Facebook page and Flickr pool and am thrilled with all of your excitement and enthusiasm. Thank you for sharing your work with us, for being so supportive of one another and for continuing to help spread the word about the pretty rockin' party we've got going on. . . .
We'll be working on our third - of six - color palettes. Your prompt will include two main colors along with a Smudge, Splash or Pop of a third. As always, feel free to create anything at all, as long as your work is based upon the colors of the week. And if you've just found us, please join in! Each week stands on it's own, so you can come out and play anytime.
A Bit About Social Media:
As many of us have commented, it's really busy around here! Between Facebook, Flickr, Pinterest and this blog, there's so many ways to share our work, that it can sometimes become confusing. So to reiterate, you will always start here. Each Monday there will be a new color prompt announced on this blog, along with information about the weekly giveaway and the notification of the previous week's winner. You can then pop over for some chit-chat in our Facebook page or (pretty please) pop your photos into our Flickr pool. Our Flickr pool was started from the beginning of the SOC, and at this point (I'm thrilled to report), we have over a thousand colorful creations to drool over. But - and here's the important bit - please, please, please make sure that you link your work to the widget on this blog in order to qualify for the weekly drawing. The winner is generated from the link list, so in order to win, we must link. Oh! And one more thing. We have a hashtag for the event that will help us find each other out there. Please use #TheSummerOfColorFour for all your social media.
Whew! Okay, On With the Show:
The elegant, somewhat monochromatic color palette for Week Three of the SOC is:
Lavender & Grey
with a Smudge, Splash or Pop of Plum
To see examples of the color Lavender, click here.
To see examples of the color Grey, click here.
To see examples of the combination of the two, click here.
Oh Yes! That's Super Pretty.
(I totally agree). You may link your Lavender & Grey artwork (with that Smudge, Splash or Pop of Plum) to the widget below. To qualify for the Lavender & Grey drawing, please just copy and paste your direct blog link or direct Flickr, Pinterest or Facebook feed (or whatever else that can link ;) by this Sunday, (10:00 am Pacific Standard Time) June 29th. Only one link per person, please.
Ready? Okay, Link!
Oooooh! What's in the Picture?
Your Lavender & Grey giveaway:
A set of four Craft Smart White Taklon brushes, 2 pieces of felt in both lavender and grey, gorgeous glitter card stock and foil paper in lavender and grey, a General's Kneaded Eraser, Sculpey oven-bake clay in Spring Lilac and Silver, a set of ATC Glitter Mix in Violet, a gorgeous 6 x 6 stencil feather stencil by Balzer Designs (I so want this!), three large Liquitex Basics acrylic paints in Neutral Gray, Brilliant Purple and Deep Violet, a set of Luggage Tags in lavender leather (can't you just picture these with a piece of your art in them?) and, naturally, a sprinkling of Swarovski crystals in both iridescent purple and clear.
Now, Spill it. Who Won Last Week?
Last week's winner of the lovely Coral & Teal giveaway is none other than . . .
Denise of Coffeeberry Cottage
Way to go Denise! Please email me your address and I'll get your new supplies right out!
Now you play! I can't wait to see what you all think of and do with this pretty, pretty palette. . . .
Hurray - new colours - thank you will get on with these later!
Nice colours this week! Valerie
Love the colours this week. Congrats to Denise.
Love these colours. Now for some ideas and creating! X
fab new colors! Congrats to Denise!
Happy SOC 3 to all the participiants!
Ooh. These are yum!
I love this color palette. I made my contribution called 'Let your love flow'. Somehow the scanning is messing up with my actual colors used. Nonetheless, I hope the love of colors flow through you and the lovely people who come to share their joys on this platform.
Oooh lovely colours this week must have a go xx
The colours for this week are lovely, I hope my entry does the selection justice, can't wait to see all the fantastic entries. : )
Interesting colour scheme this week, I had to think carefully about how to balance these similar colours and really enjoyed making my piece. Thanks Kristin, for this great and fun challenge.
Beautiful, love these Kristin!
Am LOVING this weeks colour palette, off to see if i can find some suitable colours :-)
Huge Congrats to last weeks winner, enjoy your stash!
Great colors this week. I love them. Be back to add my post sometime later today or during the week. Congrats Denise! Thanks for hosting Kristin.
Love these colors Kristin...thanks for hosting and always for your generosity! Shine on kindred!
Gorgeous, gorgeous colours this week.
ohhh, such pretty colors, I had fun creating with them. Thank you Kristin!
Congrats Denise! So excited about this week's prompt! I love these colors!
Congrats to Denise - have fun with your new toys :) LOVE the palette this week Kristin!
Oh YES YES YES!!! my favorite colors can't wait to start creating!!!
Interesting and different colours to work with, I love the new challenge each week, playing with colour is so much fun!
Okay, I'll all linked up. Happy Days to you Kristin and all.
what gorgeous colours this week!
O.k. now You're talking My colors <3 LOVE Your choice for this week.
I WON !!!!!!! Thank You !!!!!
I don't have Your e-mail and I can't get it through Your site so would You please send Me Your E-mail-Thanks Denise firstname.lastname@example.org
WOOOOOT , just submitted & loving these colors ~ everyone is rocking it per usual ! WTG ladies
Love these colors and can't wait to see what everyone gets up to with them.
Just blogged about my week three project! I'm loving this summer's color palettes. Thanks for hosting.
Just posted...and sorry, the first "Scarlet" link needs to be deleted, but I couldn't figure out how to do it. :( That's the ref photo from "Paint My Photo" I used for the post. Please delete if you can, thanks.
Awesome palette, I will be back soon! : )
Hello Kristin, what beautiful colors to use this week! I didn't have time to join in last week so will try to this week. The giveaway is awesome!!
Congrats to Denise, enjoy your prize!
Thank you for hosting us and inspiring us to add color to our days.
Love this colour palette this week and again it was a great one for sticking with the mini landscapes!
thank you for hosting as always Kristin!
So happy I joined this week! I LOVE the colors you picked. Plum is my favorite color ever!
an interesting challenge...thank you!
Enjoying these colors!
I'm curious how did you choose the colors? do you have a system? so far, I do like the selections.
hope you have a great day.
Beautiful combo...just harder than I expected to come up with a journal page with them. :)
I like how you added the drop of plum. Will make the lavender and gray pop.
A challenge for me with these colors.
woooo hello week 3!
This was fun!
Really pretty colors together - more challenging for me than the past couple of weeks. But made me do something I'd been thinking about - and not in a bad way! Thanks as always, Kristin!!!
I had so much fun this week! Linky added!
Thank you for doing this. It definitely gets me out of my comfort zone, but it is oh so fun!
I love your summer party so much! Each year I'm looking forward to it. It's such a great motivation to draw and to paint and to have thousands of creative ideas in mind :) Thank you so much for hosting this funny "get-together"!
Congrats Denise! Love love LOVE the colors this week!
Hmmmmm,beautiful but tricky colours for me, but I had lots of fun with them. Thanks for another great week Kristin! :o)
Yay...did it in time
Thanks sweet kristin
Your platform is so inspiring that the whole week I am restless to create more and more. And walla!! Here, I created one more piece. 'Born Again' Hope you like it.
Ooh, just found this for the first time, love the idea of a color challenge!
This is my favorite color combination so far! Thanks for hosting and for all the inspiration!
Love these colors - think I got them a bit backwards - oh well!
Thank You Kristin.I received My package of "TOYS" Yesterday in good, fun, shape.Thank You to everyone for the kind words.Denise
Love this week's colors! Thank you!
Just put it on line. Thanks for hosting, Kristin.
Phew! Just under the wire. I was getting a bit worried there, but once I knew what my theme was going to be, it was easy peasy. Thank you Kristin, and congrats to Denise on being last weeks goody winner and how fabulous you have received it already. Time to play :o)
Really enjoyed this weeks challenge! Thanks Kristin :-)
Great colors again this week Kristin. Thanks for another great week.
Kristin, I love the quote that you used at the top of this post. Thanks for another fun week!
I enjoyed working with these colours that I don't often work in - thanks for the fun challenge!
woooohhh.. What a contribution today .. I am not sure if I can say that but I mean so many people around and what a marvellous Give Away too!!! - Thanks so much for all
Yay! I managed to participate 2 weeks in a row :) Hope you all aren't bored yet with my little matchboxes - I am addicted to making them at the moment lol. I will try to get around and visit everybody's blogs. Thanks for another fun prompt this week Kristin!
Had fun with this weeks colors purple and all its many shades is my favorite color.
Fun fun fun with my story this week - and the colours turned out grand LOL (though I did "make" my version of lavender)....
Thanks, Kristin, for your challenge this week. I really enjoyed working with these colors!
P.S. Congrats to Denise!!!!!
these were challenging colors for me....and i had a difficult time getting an accurate photo... but did my best. have a great weekend everyone!
I posted my less than successful attempts at this week's color palette. I just couldn't seem to mix the colours to get a good palette.
There are so many possibilities for each of the colors....I really found the lavender difficult.
Made it!I sure had fun with My goodies I won. I've been playing with the sprays and putting everything in it's place.Thanks again Kristin :) Hugs Denise
This was a rather dark palette for me, so it was challenging. (Not to mention the deadline was fast approaching since I waited so long!) I am on the fence with my creation, but I'm sure my mom will love it because of the different hues of purple!
This is my first week participating! Looking forward to the next challenge! :)
I LOVE the color choices for Week 3, Lavender, Grey, and Pop of Plum. Posted on the FB page and here on the widget. Thank you for the opportunity to win that awesome giveaway!!!
just made it in time, thank you for a challenging but enjoyable colour scheme this week!
Hi! I am perhaps in at the wire, but I am here none-the-less, with excitement! Thank you Kristin!!
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