Monday, June 16, 2014

The Summer of Color: Week Two . . .



"Sunset is still my favorite color, and rainbow is second."
- Mattie Stepanek


Welllllll now, I don't know about you, but I think we've got something pretty special here with The Summer of Color 4: Smudge, Splash & Pop! 

Isn't it ever so much fun? The creativity and connection you've fostered in our first week alone is nothing less than spectacular. Thank you for your kindness, genuine support of one another and for sharing your colorful work with us here, on our Facebook page (which, as I'm sure you've already noticed, is where a lot of the real action takes place) and in our Flickr pool. Your work is beautiful, incredibly varied and an inspiration to see. As far as I'm concerned, we're off to a colorful summer indeed! 

This Week:
We'll be working with our second - of six - color palettes. Your prompt will include two main colors with a Smudge, Splash or Pop of a third. As always, feel free to create anything your little heart desires, as long as it's based upon the colors of the week. And if you've just found us, please do jump in. Each week stands on it's own so feel free to come and go as your schedule permits.

Okay, Okay. So the Colors?
Oh yes, that! The color palette for Week Two of the SOC is. . . .

Coral & Teal 
with a Smudge, Splash or Pop of Bright White


To see examples of the color Coral, click here.
To see examples of the color Teal, click here.
To see examples of the combination of the two, click here.


Now What?
Now you create! You may link your Coral & Teal artwork (with that Smudge, Splash or Pop of Bright White) to the widget below. To qualify for the Coral & Teal drawing, simply copy and paste your direct blog link or direct Flickr, Pinterest or Facebook feed by this Sunday (10:00 am Pacific Standard Time), June 22nd. Only one link per person, please. 


Ready. Set. Link!



Now What's Up for Grabs This Week?
Um, you're gonna like this one:

Iridescent beads in both Teal and Coral, A package of 4 Loew Cornell white nylon brushes, Heidi Swapp Color Shine sprays in Coral and Teal, 2 yards of Recollections burlap ribbon, 1 yard of Recollections fabric ribbon, a set of General's drawing pencils in HB, 3B, 5B and 6B, Tim Holtz idea-ology Fractured Dolls, 3 large Liquitex (8-15 mm) Paint Markers (and let me tell you, I sooooo want these! They're brand new on the market and you'll be one of the first to try them) in Cadmium Red, Cobalt and Titanium White and, naturally, a sprinkling of large iridescent Swarovski crystals.

But, But. . . . Who Won Last Week's Giveaway?
Oh, yes! The winner of Last Week's giveaway including all those lovely Aqua & Yellow goodies is:

Gina Sismilich of Bellefrogworks

Congratulations Gina! Please email me your address and I'll get your goods right out.

Now, Get Your Art On!
I can't wait to see what this week brings us . . . .


Coral Kisses, 
Kristin xo


78 comments:

  1. I am inspired uhhhh. ♥♥;-)

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  2. Hello Kristin, Week One was terrific!
    Now to think about this week.
    Looking forward to seeing all the entries again.

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  3. Congratulations Gina, you lucky girl :D
    Now what to do with coral & teal? hmmmmm

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  4. Your blog and blog participants are so good! I come here every day religiously to find out what's new! it is like my energy pop for the day!

    Love, hugs and cheers,
    Ankush.

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  5. The first week was fantastic Kristin!
    Thanks a lot!
    Congrats to lucky Gina!
    xxx
    Susi

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  6. Congrats to Gina! Coral & teal is going to be harder for me...yes, harder than making an aqua and yellow hedgehog, LOL!

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  7. Congrats to Gina! Now back to the drawing board!

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  8. You are so generous in SOC gifts.Are You playing with Us this Year?I loved Your pennants last Year.

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  9. I can't wait to get started on this week's project! Last week was fantastic! Thanks, Kristin.

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  10. I love those Liquitex Paint Markers.They are wonderful.

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  11. Congrats, Gina! I can't wait to do this weeks challenge!

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  12. I really enjoyed the first week and appreciated your explaining the reasons for the numbers. In fact, I seem to have messed up when I copied my link and the last two letters didn't copy. I hope you will be able to remove the first one because the linky thing won't let me do it.

    Thanks for these lovely colors. I struggled with teal in the past, and think I finally understand the color.

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  13. Week one was wonderful...these colors are a little harder for me but I made it happen. ;) Thanks so much for the challenge.

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  14. Hello! I'm loving this Summer of Colour! It's such fun to have the colour limitations and induces something different in the way I art!

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  15. Hello Kristin. I am so glad I am able to join in this week. I look forward to seeing all the art. Thanks for hosting this for us.
    Nicole/Beadwright

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  16. Congrats to Gina, yay!! She will love it! The colors are good, bright and full of life. Will get to it soon. Have a great week everyone. Thanks Kristin.

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  17. Needed to say congratulations to Gina as well. This weeks giveaway is so nice.
    Thanks again Kristin
    Nicole/Beadwright

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  18. these are such time long wonderful colors together

    they are the theme of so much southwest jewelry

    beautiful choice

    lovely week to you Kristin!

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  19. Congrats Gina; and lush colours this week... hope to get time sooner than last time!

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  20. Hi/ho. I've posted for this week. Thanks Kristin.

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  21. Congratulations Gina :-D

    Teal... Yay!
    Coral... Ooer, missus!

    Hmmm...

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  22. congrats to Gina!!! I just know that each week I will have the same thing to say "I LOVE this color combo"! :):)

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  23. Yay, Gina!

    I really like this color combo! I can't wait to get crafting. ^_^

    XOXO

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  24. Yay!! I got mine posted on time this time LOL. LOVE these colors, what a great combination. Thank you again for hosting this challenge.

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  25. Congrats to Gina, what a lucky girl. I loved this weeks colors and quite quick made up my mind on what to do. Thanks Kristin for hosting this event.

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  26. Hi, Kristin. Just popping in to say hello and let you know I was thinking about you.

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  27. Lots of lovely entries for last week. I can't wait to see whats on show this week. Thanks Kristin for a great challenge. Congrats to Gina

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  28. I know some are having trouble coming up with something that fits some of the color schemes. Luckily I do an abstract for another meme each week so I can just make mine fit the SOC scheme. I like that you sometimes choose what I wouldn't have chosen myself. It makes me think in a different direction.

    Thanks for stopping by to view my Summer of color post.

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  29. Loveeee this weeks colour choices!! Thank you Kristin! :)

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  30. Loveeee this weeks colour choices!! Thank you Kristin! :)

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  31. Loveeee this weeks colour choices!! Thank you Kristin! :)

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  32. Week one was fab, I've loved looking at everyone's blogs and tried to leave a comment on all of them. Can't wait to start checking out week two now that I've posted my Soc week 2 entry.

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  33. Week 2 done. Off to see all the art that has been uploaded :)

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  34. Nice color palate for week two.

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  35. Kristin, I'm having a blast! Thanks again for organizing this! xo

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  36. I had SO much input from people, to help me make the coral colour! What a fabulous group!! Thank you EVERYone :D I hope you like what I did, after all that, lol :D :D

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  37. oh so many amazing things already!!

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  38. Week two completed and posted - can't believe it! I think it's because this year I'm retired....and have more time. this is fun, Kristin - really liking the prompts - so much this week that I completed two submissions!!! Oh, the places we'll go.....

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  39. Thank you Kristin! I'm having so much fun with this <3

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  40. having so much fun with Summer of Color! :)

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  41. Added my linky! Now to check out all the others!

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  42. I love those little Tim Holtz dolls- I have them sitting on the counter ledge in the kitchen and my younger son is always telling me how creepy they are - LOL! Creepy to him - cool to me!

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  43. it feels like I'm always late somehow, how does these people get their work so much faster anyway? no matter, at least, I got to finish my this week.

    hope you all have a great week.

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  44. just entered in my card, phew tough finding coral in my stash..but grateful I did. loving projects everyone, keep up the great work !

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  45. What an awesome prize package. My blog post with my creation just went live. Thanks for hosting such a wonderful event! Really loving the colors this year.
    Rinda

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  46. This week the colours were harder as I had to mix them, but that's what makes Summer of Color such fun. Thank you Kristin.

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  47. Love the colors this week, even if my teal bordered on turquoise, I got some in there. Thanks for another great week! Love SOC!

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  48. Awesome palette, I had fun, thanks!

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  49. Just posted mine for this week. It has been lovely seeing what everyone else has been up to :-)

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  50. Little late with my blog post this week but have been sharing on facebook and twitter.

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  51. Finishes my piece yester'...was having a hell of a time posting it since it's raining cats and dogs here and the connection was getting cut every other minute!!!
    I am glad I finally got to post it :)

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  52. I am loving the colour combos so far!!!

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  53. Kristin, I just discovered the summer of color. It's a wonderful idea. Thanks for hosting this, Eric

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  54. didn't think I was going to make it this week what with one thing and another ...but I did!! I had fun too!!

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  55. Hi I'm just joining in, just discover your blog last week
    I love this idea, I enjoyed having to use the colours you have picked , great colours :)
    Looking forward for next week colours :)

    I'm having problems with my computer, so I had to post from my iPhone and it doesn't let me link on my blog soon as I fix my computer I'll be able to put the link on my blog.

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  56. Wow I'm late and already soo many entries!! I love it!!

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  57. Wow - only Saturday and 94 entries already!! loving the colour challenges again this year, can't wait to find out what you have in store for us next week :)

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  58. Kristin - thanks so much for sending my goodies - got them today. Will take a pic and post next week.

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  59. Thanks for the great colors this week Kristin. You run a great art party.

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  60. I enjoyed this even though my version of teal is a bit on the green side! Fun stuff, Kristen. Anxious for next week's colors!

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  61. Boy oh boy I was running late with My post this week.I'm so busy babysitting.Hope I can keep up.Thank You for the FUN-Hugs Denise

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  62. managed a little something for this weeks colours. enjoying seeing what everyone is doing.

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  63. Hi Kristin! While my teal looks too blue here, I did enjoy this week's teal and coral!! Hope your weekend is beautiful, k

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  64. Finally getting in an entry just at the last minute. Getting run over by that car last week really put me out of things for a while, but I'm getting better each day and finally got enough energy and strength in my right arm to do something. Not much but I love it. I have been visiting the other blogs and I have been so inspired. Sorry I could not post on them as typing makes my arm ache after a while. Much love Kristin! Thanks for hosting this each year :)

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  65. Better late then never..hubby said it's one of his favoirites....
    Thanks for all you put into the summer of colour kristin xxx

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  66. I have added my entry for SOC wk#2. Layers have always been a struggle for me, so I challenged myself to do more layering on this one. Thanks for the awesome giveaway! Hugs, Pamikins

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  67. Another late entry from me, maybe next week will be earlier...or maybe not!! Still, it was fun. Can't wait to see tomorrow's colours for week 3!

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  68. Lovely bright colours again, thank you.
    Well done Gina, enjoy.

    Bishopsmate #113

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  69. I think I am late this week for the give-away, but I wanted to share my new shiny blog with everyone, I was a bit nervous about doing it so hope it's ok.
    I have loved this weeks colours. xx

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  70. Awesome colours! I had an idea the minute I saw the palette, but no art time before this last day. I'm so glad I made it! I had fun mixing the coral, which was a color I'd not used a lot before.

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  71. Why am I always last minute? Well, at least I made it to the linky list this week. Thanks for creating this incredible group!

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  72. I think I just made it! Thank you so much, Kristin, for making all of this possible. Yes, I agree with Sabrina, this is an incredible group!!!!!

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  73. I have just been directed to your blog by Vickie - I hope my entry is in time and I have followed the rules, didn't have much time to think! Looks like good fun! xx

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  74. Better late then Never! Love these weeks colors! Everyone did an amazing job!

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  75. Done! Finally! Now to catch up with everyone :)

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