The vintage rainbow is not planed. One comes upon it by accident: a little of this, a little of that, like loss souls gathered together, the cast offs of days now past. A vintage rainbow is born from the bottom of paint cans, odd ends of yarn or patched together from the truest scraps, once dresses and tablecloths and curtains.
|pillow, bottle collection|
It's a collection of colors slightly faded, aged, with stories to tell and wisdom to share. The wisdom of enough. The wisdom of care, contentment and making do. The magic of beauty from ashes.
|phones, bird, citrus, quilt|
Mustard yellow, olive green, peach, rose, strawberry red, true blue, aqua, steel. A vintage rainbow makes its happy home in white, creamy brightness or perhaps cool gray. It feels breezy and light, somehow transforming the dusty and old into something we treasure.
|balloons, woman, apron tutorial by Wholly Kao, slippers by Where the Orchids Grow|
With charm, just oodles of charm. Sweet aqua with red, floaty pastels and florals too.
|paint colors, quilt by KnottyGnome, chairs, crochet squares by My Rose Valley|
Or maybe it shows a spunkier side. Sometimes vintage rainbow stands out from the crowd, crafting its song from the chaos of clashy colors. She reclaims the rainbow from in color order with a casual grace that's only possible when the artist has the confidence to let go of all the rules, all expectations and live boldy straight from the heart.
Carefully craft your mosaic of 9 fabrics from among the offerings at Fabricworm. Choose fabrics to express your interpretation of Vintage Rainbow. Your collection of fabrics by no means need include every color. Just try to capture the essence of colorful vintage charm.
Once you have your fabrics, the free Mosaic Maker tool makes it a snap to create a mosaic. Copy and paste image url's from Fabricworm. To find url's first go to the item page, then right click on the image you want and choose "copy image location".
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.
***Important Tip*** If possible, share your mosaic so that when it's loaded to the link up and you click on your mosaic, it takes viewers to see a larger version. This makes it so much easier for me to see your mosaic and consider it as a finalist! Hosting your mosaic in a public place (such as Flickr or a blog) and linking the URL works beautifully!
Add your mosaic by midnight January 19th. You can make up to 2 mosaics! On Wednesday the 20th, I'll open voting. We'll have two winners! The 2 Top Mosaics will earn a complete fat quarter set of their mosaic fabrics!!! Winners announced January 22nd. Enjoy!