I took a few (or ahem many) minutes of my lunch break today to play around with colors at Lark Cottons. Stitched in Color is hosting a contest where each person can choose 12 fabrics and create a mosaic. The fabrics need to be in contrary colors, where warm meets cool, in a modern, beautiful way. Next week all of the entries will be open for voting and the top two entries will receive a fat quarter bundle of their fabric selection. Yes, PLEASE.
This contest posed an interesting challenge for me. I tend to keep to the same colors and don't often use "contrary" colors. I LOVE blue and green, but knew I needed to branch out of my comfort zone. Pinks, oranges, teals and grays? Why not?!?
I quickly made this first entry, which is linked to my flickr account (I was too excited to get my entry in I couldn't even take the time to write a quick blog post!). I'm pleasantly surprised with the results.
You are allowed to make a second entry and I think I'll let it simmer for a bit before making my selections. I'm enjoying the creative process and how this contest is allowing me to see how different colors work beautifully together, even when I don't expect them to!
Also, did you know you can make these fun mosaics for free? Stitched in Color recommended this tool, Mosaic Maker Tool. I may need to play with this more later. I could see how this would be useful when pulling different fabrics together from various online sites. I think this has great potential.
Go join in the fun here! As I said with the last contest, I don't mind a little competition :)