Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Summer of Color 4, Week 1

YAY!! Summer of Color 4 begins this week!  The first year Kristin started this there were only a few of us that participated in the fun but now it the 4th year it looks like more people then ever will be playing along.  The challenge is only 6 weeks long so it doesn't consume all your fun time summer hours and it gives you color challenges you might not think of putting together...like the one below. 

Week 1:

"The real fun begins! We'll be working with our first - of six - color palettes. Your prompt will include two main colors along with a Smudge, Splash or Pop of a third. As indicated last week, your goal will be to create anything you'd like using the combination of the 2 main colors and 1 accent color I assign. And whether you smudge, splash or have a pop of that third color on your piece is up to you. As always, you can create anything at all that you'd like, with color being the only stipulation. "

All the instructions for playing along can be found on Twinkle, Twinkle, Like a Star blog and you have a whole week to work on your project!  Go check it out and join in the fun!  In the warm up week Kristin gave all sort of ideas of things you can make so it isn't just painting, or multimedia stuff but jewelry, sewing etc.

I went up to my daughter Heather's house last night for a play night in her studio.  I took nothing with and just used what she offered up and oh my gosh she has a lot of things to play with!  I am not really into brights like above so I decided to go into the darker shades and hues and made this 11" x 14" piece.
I started off with an 11"x15" piece of cold pressed watercolor paper that I spritz with Dylusions Ink Spray in Pure Sunshine and Vibrant Turquoise and I set it aside to dry.  Next step was covering the entire page with a piece of the Tim Holtz tissue paper then I began to stencil and paint.  I don't remember who the stencil is made by but I love the flourishes.   Next I painted the vine and flowers and finished up with the pop of pink.   I was whining and complaining to Heather all evening about my being in such a hurry to get to the next step that I ended up smudging here and there but I don't care!  I like the way it turned out anyway!  Oh yeah...want to know what Heather made?

You need to link up with Heather on Facebook at Wayward Gypsy  and her Wayward Gypsy Etsy store.  Come play with with us and enjoy the challenge!  Like I said it is only 6 weeks and and there are a lot of talented people to interact with both on the Twinkle, Twinkle, Like a Star blog and on the Summer of Color Facebook page! 

30 comments:

  1. Hi Vicki, how lovely that you are able to go craft with your daughter - and use her stuff too :) Both of you created beautiful though quite different pieces using the colours in the challenge ... I couldn't possibly have a favourite :) Elizabeth xx

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  2. Hi Vicki. Love what you've created. The flowers are colorful and the butterflies really bring soul to your piece. Thanks. gloria

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  3. Super project, lots of depth in all the layers.

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  4. LOVE THIS AND THE FACT THAT BUTTERFLIES HAVE ENOUGH TIME. YAY!

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  5. Fabulous creations! Lucky you to have a daughter with similar talents and interests.

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  6. great pieces. Love the painted flowers marching across the page on the first one.

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  7. The butterflies just grabbed my attention. I think it is the stark contrast of the blue against the pink background. Nice job.

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  8. What beautiful pieces - both of them. Love all the layers!!

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  9. WOW! Absolutely gorgeous! I really love the butterflies here and your wonderful use of the SOC colors!

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  10. I especially like your butterfly piece. Thanks for stopping to see my SOC.

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  11. WOW! Vickie, both of these re stunning. Great use of this weeks colors.

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  12. fantastic project for the challenge-I have that butterfly quote in a rubber stamp! :)

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  13. Oh wow, both your piece and Heather's turned out great! How fun that you two got a chance to create together.

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  14. both are lovely - I have gotten a bit more into brights - but I have to be conscious about it.

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  15. What a wonderful way to spend an evening!
    Two very pretty creations there - well done both of you, I can imagine they were difficult to do what with all the talking, laughing ..... lol

    Bishopsmate #111

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  16. Like mother, like daughter. You both did lovely work using many of the same tools and products, even though they both turned out so different. So glad you joined the challenge. It will be fun to see you someplace besides your desk on Wednesday.

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  17. Love this happy explosion of color!!!
    HuGGs!
    Debi

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  18. Lovely work, Vickie - and what fun to play along with someone else!
    Thanks for visiting already - glad you like my attempts.
    Margaret #8

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  19. I love both pieces! So glad you were able to visit with your daughter and play. I didn't get to do WOYWW today I have so much other things going on. Have a great rest of the week!

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  20. Summer of color looks like fun. Where do you girls find the time to do all these challenges?
    That being said please hop over to my new blog

    http://poetryjournalmonthly.blogspot.com/2014/06/poetry-journal-monthly-introduction-and.html and share along with us. Robin 32

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  21. Hi Vickie,

    Such brilliant pages you have created you have really missed your calling on this one, you should do it more often. Also to get to play with your daughters stuff, wonderful and lucky you. My daughter plays with my stuff, somehow it disappears too LOL but still wonderful regardless.

    Belated WOYWW
    Hugs Eliza & Yoda 85

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