Thursday, January 14, 2016

Vintage Rainbow {a mosaic contest}

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

Vintage Rainbow {a mosaic contest}
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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.

Vintage Rainbow {a mosaic contest}
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

Vintage Rainbow {a mosaic contest}
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.

Vintage Rainbow {a mosaic contest}
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.

Vintage Rainbow {a mosaic contest}
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.


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

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!

11 comments:

  1. I love these so much! Seeing all the different interpretations is eye opening.

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  2. Hi Rachel! You have gathered so beautiful vintage coloured photos here! Man of them gives me quilting ideas! Great idea and thank you for the chance to win fabrics! x Teje
    www.nerospostbox.wordpress.com

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  3. One of my favorite parts of the mosaic contests is your color musings! I always have to go back and re-read them several times, they're so lovely!

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  4. You are a poet with words and color and photos and fabric. I am richer each time I visit with you. Today's post is just lovely.

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  5. I really enjoy your mosaic posts. They are so very poetic.

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  6. These are always so much fun! And like always it took me a while how to figure out again how it's working and look for the perfect fabrics:-)

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  7. Wow, what a lovely way with words you have!
    I just uploaded my two photos, but i couldnt figure out how to make them bigger when clicked on! so sorry :(!!

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    1. ah never mind....i figured it out!! (I hope!)

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  8. A little color fun on Monday... yes please and thank you :)

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  9. Oh my goodness how are you going to choose!!!so many beautiful combos xx

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    1. Sorry Rachel I wrote this before I saw your post recent post. Please don't take it as pressure to choose finalists!
      Love and more love your way xx

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