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