Hello folks. It is the third Monday of the month and that means that it is time to present the midway for Challenge #58.
As we are a unique kind of challenge blog, please be sure to check out the START POST FOUND HERE, for all the rules and details you need to know in order to enter.
This is the fourth month into our year long study of colour. If you are new to the blog or this series, and you would like to review a more in-depth explanation on how we are affected by colour, its impact on us, the symbolism behind it, and the psychological effect it has on our everyday lives, you can find it by clicking HERE and scrolling down to the Title, "Theme Ideas for 2018".
For now though, here is a refresher of what our current theme is all about:
Optional Theme: PASTELS
Where does your mind go when you think of pastels?
Maybe your thoughts go to Easter, spring and nature with all the lovely shades of new greens and violets. Possibly the soft colours of the new speckled eggs in the nests, the light fur colours of new baby animals or dream sickle skies enter your imagination.
Pastels seem to evoke feelings of new life for many. Maybe that is why baby clothes and nursery items seem to be so popular in those colours.
Even the world of fashion chooses pastels for their spring lines, and 2018 is highlighting pastels with the colours being displayed as the “Sundae Style” and “ice cream colours trend”! What is prettier than a dish of orange, lime or raspberry sherbet or a lovely cup of strawberry ice cream in that delightful pink?
This challenge, our focus is on different shades of PASTELS. We want to see a project that is at least 51% of the overall colour scheme. You can also use some different colours if you'd like but please be sure that if you would like a chance to win the prize for the Most Inspirational Creation, over half of the colours in your project must be in the PASTELS spectrum! You can use the pastel colours to fill in your image(s) with, and/or they can be in your choices of papers and embellishments. Just make sure that the majority of your project focuses on different pastel shades. We can't wait to see how you explore the theme in your designs!
If you do follow the optional theme, be sure to add FT after your name so that we include you in the draw for the prize for Most Inspirational. While it isn't mandatory, we'd also love to find out how this month's colour makes you feel, if you'd like to share that with us. What kinds of feelings do PASTEL shades personally evoke in you? You can write a sentence or two in the body of your post, write a sentence at the bottom of your post next to the link up for this challenge, or simply leave a comment on this post if you'd like.
Remember, in order to be considered eligible for this month's prizes, ALL creations must be positive, inspirational, motivational or encouraging in some nature. You don't need to follow the optional theme if you simply want to have a chance at the Random Draw prize of a $15 gift certificate from Sparkle N Sprinkle, our sole guest sponsor this month. You only need to follow the theme if you want a chance to win an additional sponsored prize of a $15 gift certificate for the project chosen as Most Inspiring.
Talking of our guest sponsor...To learn more about this month's guest sponsor, be sure to check out the START post; and of course, also pay this generous company a visit. Below, you will find the watermarks for the images that the team worked with for the midway. Just click on any watermark to find that image's location in the store.
From Sparkle N Sprinkle...
Emily Showers of Love
Dream Catcher Maiden
To help inspire you further down the path of different shades of PASTELS, check out the wonderful projects my Design Team had the opportunity to create. Clicking on each team member's name will take you to their blog where you can check out further details on their inspirational creations.
Why not join us, if you haven't entered already? Create a project and/or post that is positive, inspirational, motivational or encouraging in some nature and join our link up. If you've opted to follow the theme of PASTELS, for the chance to win the Most Inspirational prize, make sure that you add FT after your name so you can be included in the running for the prize. Remember, we'd also love to find out just how the different shades of PASTELS affects you, so be sure to lets us know if you can, somewhere in your post or come over and leave a comment. Easy, peasy! You can enter our latest challenge by clicking HERE.
Also, I know that the participants would love for you to go and pay them a visit. Remember we're creating a Path of Positivity to follow one project at a time and we'd love to see you somewhere on that route even if it is just by leaving a comment on an entry from someone who has touched you somehow with their project and/or post!
You have until 11:59 p.m. on Friday, April 20th, to vote on your favourite entry for Challenge #57. Voting is quick, easy and painless so I hope you will consider casting your vote if you haven't already. If everything goes according to plan, the winners for Challenge #57 will hopefully be posted sometime before the start of the next challenge. If you'd like to vote for your favourite entry in Challenge #57, you can find the Top Picks post HERE.
MOTIVATIONAL QUOTE ON COLOUR...
If you need some motivation to get you started, I've provided a quote for you, which you can find below. Please note that the quote is being offered up with two different spellings. While I spell 'colour' with a 'u', my American friends, followers and readers are apt to spell it without one; so, I am providing an option to cover both spellings of the word. Please note that this is the same quote that was offered at the start of the challenge.
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Credit Notes For This Creation:
Additional Credit and Font Information:
- Exquise-FY font family created by Font You
You will notice that the sentiment may appear huge depending on what software program you download it into. You can always reduce the size without distorting the overall look.
SUMMARYWhether you are new and need to familiarize yourself with all the details, or a returning participant and just need to refresh yourself, you can find out the impetus behind why I started this challenge under the 'Introductions' tab and all the details you need to know in order to participate, in the 'Challenge Details' tab (both tabs located at the top of the blog). Additionally, you can find a quick summary of the details related to this challenge, towards the bottom of the start post.
Click HERE to head to the current challenge post & link up!
GENEROUSLY SPONSORED BY...
Please show your support to our wonderful guest sponsor by going over and checking out their work and saying hi if you have the chance. As mentioned above, this month our guest sponsor is...
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We look forward to seeing you participate!