It's here again--the Summer of Color hosted by Kristin of Twinkle Twinkle. I had so much fun with this weekly color prompt challenge last year, and I'm so glad that she decided to do it again. And this year it's all about ice cream--like for instance, the color this week is rainbow sherbet---the flavors of raspberry and orange with a little lemon thrown into the mix--very very yummy!
And I knew that I wanted to work with papers for this one, but I didn't have a lot in these colors, so I just had to paint some.....
....if you've never done this before--try it--it's a great way to try different techniques, and if you really don't like what you've done, toss it (but don't, because any painted paper cut up for collage always looks cool).
Okay, I decided to use these for the same type of project that I started out with last year--a box of course.
If you've never been here before---this is one of my loves--boxes, and if you have been here before, then you already know this. My favorite part is adding all of the details..
I always think of the lid as a separate piece of art, like a canvas--you know, something that could be hung on a wall. And I never forget about the inside of it either....
But this year, I thought, Hey--why stop at just one box---I'll make another one!
I really love this color combo, and one that I rarely use, but thanks to Kristin, I will. This is why I like these weekly color prompts--you'll discover so much more when you restrict yourself to colors that sometimes you never would have considered, which usually end up being part of your permanent color palette.
And it's not too late for you to join in. Just visit Kristin's blog HERE where she explains everything. And while you're there, check out all of the different art from all of the other artists that are joining in. And oh yeah, if you do participate, Kristin always has a VERY impressive giveaway each week too.
Thank you Kristin for adding more color to my summer!
And since you're here, I have one more sweet treat to show you...
.........my grandaughter Zoie! She just turned 2 months old and I could just eat her up!! (she smells good too : )