|quilt by Red Pepper Quilts, balloons from The Cherry Blossom Girl, paint, flowering tree|
Pastels are a whisper, a delicate dream. Their colors too soft, too pure for this world. They sing out with hope, with pure beauty and joy, always moving upwards. Flying high... sometimes farther than we dare go.
|crochet by Tabula Rosi, carousel|
And yet, something so light and sweet, demands contrast. In amongst the shadows they shine! The deep lows of of life's journey carve out the hilltops. And blossoms are never so sweet in summertime.
|edible buttons, butterflies, giclee print, notions from Decor8|
Pastels can be bold or demure. Reckless or orderly. But always, always ethereal! So far removed from earth, blood and bone. Definitely feathered. Full of light.
|shining hearts, flowers, clothing|
Can life be ever this lovely? I wonder. This fragile, I know.
Today let's curate colors that feel so exquisite, so dreamy as to belong to a perfect world. Let's pay homage to the way pastel hues raise our hopes and our hearts.
Carefully craft your mosaic of 12 fabrics from among the offerings at Lark Cottons. Choose fabrics to express your interpretation of Ethereal Pastels. Your collection of fabrics can be bright, shadowy or shy. Just make sure to include soft pastels and aim to create a dreamy, otherworldly feel.
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 3rd, eastern time. You can make up to 2 mosaics! On Friday the 4th, 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 (fabrics allowing). Winners announced April 7th. Enjoy!