Monday, April 22, 2013

Sweet Contrary {a mosaic contest}

Slow down a minute, my friend, and ponder with me in color.

via Pinterest

Bare branches, beautiful blooms.  Whispers of sunshine followed by blankets of snow.  Warm balmy days, delicate smells and glorious new color all coming and going in an uncertain trail of days.  

via Pinterest

Spring is a season of contrasts. Mostly sweet, mostly charming.

Sweet Contrary {a mosaic contest}
drinks via Creature Comforts, little table, flowers, ribbons & trim

Today I am drawn to the contrast of warm and cool.  Tart raspberry pink, sweet strawberry red, or tangy apricot orange nestled so comfortably, somehow, amongst cold steel gray, shadowy teal or icy aqua blue.

Sweet Contrary {a mosaic contest
pink and aqua collage, Worn Hues from Design Seeds

Just as warm and cool fronts collide to make magic that shakes up our lives and turns plans on their heads, so these hot reds and pinks sing a sweet contrary note when paired with cool grays and blues.

Tangy Contrary too
orange and gray via Nova's board,  pillow via Nova's Board, Color Weave from Design Seeds, vine graphic

And then for those days that aren't so sweet, but quite a lot more spicy...  then orange or coral combine just as well with all our cool friends for a tangy contrary too!

I invite you to join us for a Fabric Mosaic contest sponsored by Lark Cottons.

Carefully craft your mosaic of 12 fabrics from among the offerings at Lark Cottons. Choose fabrics to express your interpretation of Sweet Contrary.  Your collection of fabrics can be pretty, tangy, dramatic, or even entirely understated.  Just make sure to include a contrast of warm red, pink or orange vs. cool colors like aqua, gray, teal or blue to a greater or lesser degree.

Once you have your fabrics, the free Mosaic Maker tool makes it a snap to create a mosaic by copy and pasting image url's from Lark Cottons.  To find url's, right click on the image you want to use, and then choose "copy image URL".  

To enter the contest, add your mosaic image to our collection here.  If it suits you, link to a blog post explaining your choices - that helps us spread the word about our contest.  But no blog post is required (you can put your image url in the url space).  Anyone can enter, anywhere in the world.

Add your mosaic by midnight April 29th.  You can make up to 2 mosaics!  On Tuesday the 30th, I'll open voting.   We'll have two winners!  The 2 Top Mosaics will earn a complete fat quarter set of their mosaic fabrics!!!  Plus, Lark Cottons will create a bundle like yours available for others to buy.  Winners announced May 3rd.  Enjoy!


7 comments:

  1. This is like my favorite color combo right now ! How exciting :)

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  2. I love that first picture. This is fun - I have not entered a mosaic contest before but love color...thank you for sharing.
    Michelle@SqueekCrafts

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  3. What a sweet contest! I'm not sure if I will enter, but I'll enjoy all the entries. Thank you for hosting it!

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  4. Rachel,
    This is so much fun! Thanks for doing this. I just uploaded my first mosaic and blogged about it.http://sewandsowfarm.blogspot.com/
    I can't wait to do another one tomorrow.
    Jan

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  5. SO FUN! FIRST TIME TO DO THIS FOR A HALF-GEEK-COMPUTER-USER NOW I FINALLY LEARNED HOW TO DO IT!!!!
    PLEASE DISREGARD #39 AND #49 AS THEY DO NOT LINK?
    THANKS AGAIN FOR SHARING!

    msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

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