Yes--that's the new color this week for Kristin's Summer of Color. According to Baskin Robbins, it's a mixture of blue raspberry, green apple and fruit punch sherbet--how fun is this--who thinks of these fun names I wonder.......
So this week, I kept it to a minimum--
some colorful acrylic paints, and matching inktense pencils all ending up on this cupboard door that I just found at a flea market last week.
I love flea markets, and I'm always looking for ones that our closer to us. Our favorite one is a good 2 1/2 hour drive away (one way). But recently I found this one on the internet (it had its own website and everything), and it was only about 1 1/2 hours away, so I was looking forward to seeing what it was like--a big disappointment. The only thing I found was this cupboard door--well actually there were 2 of them. I got them at a good deal (2 for $5.00)---but it wasn't worth driving all that way for just these 2 items. If all flea markets were like this, I would never go to them....so I guess I can cross this one off my list.
BUT--one good thing--the door was a perfect size for what I wanted to do this week for Kristin's color prompt.
And in the meantime, I've been taking an online class with Jodi Ohl over at the Artful Gathering ning site--Sweet Art--all about great mixed media techniques and cupcakes and cakes--great class. And if you've been to my Facebook page, you've seen the cupcakes that I've made from this class. They're addictive, and I wanted to make some more--so that's what I did--
.....and adding the background techniques that Jodi showed us for the edges of the door--
........everything came together just as I was hoping for.....
I even made it a bit functional with these knobs--they can be used to hang keys or whatever. This is a great color combination--very wild and reckless--I'd say.
I want to thank Kristin for all of these excellent color prompts. There's only 1 week left, and I'm sad to see it coming to an end--it's very fun to challenge yourself to just using colors that are suggested to you whether you like them or not--you usually end up being pleasantly surprised with the outcome--so thanks Kristin--I hate to see it come to an end, and I can't wait to see what you have planned for next year!