Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Ethereal {a mosaic contest}

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

Ethereal {a mosaic contest}
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.

Ethereal {a mosaic contest}
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.

Ethereal {a mosaic contest}
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.

Ethereal {a mosaic contest}
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.

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 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!





10 comments:

  1. I've never done one of your mosaic contests but this was really fun! :) I've never been a huge fan of pastels but I am really coming around to them. I found a ton of pastel prints that I am now dying to have in my stash!

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  2. I breathe a happy sigh every time I read that first line. I love seeing the colors through your words Rachel :)

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  3. Beautifully written post, Rachel. :)

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  4. Hi Rachel! Thank you for a great post and contest! This will be so much fun! x Teje

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  5. This was so much fun! I love seeing everyone else's bundles, a lot of them I'd really love to have for myself.

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  6. Love seeing all the mosaics. This was fun. Thanks for the tips on making the mosaic too. I hadn't done it this before and it was easy.

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  7. It is a real pleasure reading you! Thanks!
    I´m off to ponder in pastels now!

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  8. Rachel, I always enjoy reading these posts of yours. "Ponder with me in color." I love it! This color scheme is really speaking to me right now. So perfectly springy.

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  9. I was inspired by your photo collages and couldn't choose which one I liked best. Of course, once I got to playing with the fabric online, it was obvious I had to do two!! Thanks for the creative moment (hour!!) in my otherwise task-filled day. :)

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