Hello folks. It is the third Monday of the month and that means that it is time to present the midway for Challenge #60
. First though, I just wanted to apologize for not getting the top picks post out last week. Unfortunately, time just wasn't on my side putting me off schedule yet again. I plan on doing it as soon as I've posted today's midway so hopefully it will be out later tonight or tomorrow at the latest--fingers crossed anyway!
Right now thought it is time to proceed with our midway. 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 sixth 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
has on our everyday lives, you can find it by clicking HERE
and scrolling down to the Title, "Theme Ideas for 2018
now though, here is a refresher of what our current theme is all about:
Where does your mind go when you think of Neutrals
Neutrals…neutrals…hmmm. Where does your imagination go with this colour
idea? Maybe your thoughts wander back in time to the old sepia coloured
tin-types and cabinet cards. Exquisite photography and cinema have
always been rich with neutrals. These colours seem to transport us to a
place of long ago ~ a sort of “time travel” if you will.
Shades of brown and neutrals can evoke strong feelings of earth and
naturalness and is great for home decor. Possibly your neutral musings
are more whimsical in nature entertaining the thoughts of black and
white newspaper comic strips! Of course, there is always the very
classic with crisp lines of black and white. Neutrals are anything but
boring and we can’t wait to see how this inspires your creativity!
As you can see from the description above, this challenge, our focus is on NEUTRAL
colours. 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 made up of NEUTRAL shades such as black, white, beiges, browns, sepia and greys!
shades can be in the colours you choose to fill your images
with, and/or they can be in your choices of papers and embellishments.
Just make sure that the majority of your project focuses on the varying
shades of neutrals
. 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
We'd also love to find out how this month's colour grouping makes you feel, if you'd like to share that with us.
What kinds of feelings do NEUTRAL
colours 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 $12 gift certificate from A Day for Daisies
, one of our guest sponsors this month. You only
need to follow the theme if you want a chance to win an additional
sponsored prize of the same
three digis used by team members, provided by Mari Digis
, the second of our guest sponsors this
month, for the project chosen as Most Inspiring.
Talking of our guest sponsors...
To learn more about this month's guest sponsors, be sure to check out the START
post; and of course, also pay each of these generous companies a visit.
Below, you will find the watermarks for the images that the
team worked with for the midway. Just click on
any preview to find
that item's location in its respective store.
B99-Collection Jane Austen Inspiration
B65-Little Match Girl
Lady Hat Feathers
Thank you so much to these awesome
companies for allowing us the opportunity to work with such incredible
images during the midway!
To help inspire you further down the path of neutral c
olours, check out the
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.
Thanks again to my incredible design team! As always, each of them have
their own unique styles and ideas which amaze me to no end. Each of
these projects has showcased the different shades of NEUTRALS
splendidly and I hope we have inspired you throughout this challenge.
Be sure to go and visit these talented ladies so you can see how their
projects tie in to the theme.
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 NEUTRALS
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 NEUTRALS
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
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!
MOTIVATIONAL QUOTE ON COLOUR...
I'll be back later tonight if everything goes according to plan with the top picks for the last challenge. You will then have until 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, June 24th, to vote on your favourite entry for Challenge #59.
Voting is quick, easy and painless so I hope
you will consider popping back over to cast your vote. Then, if things stay on track, the winners for
Challenge #59 will hopefully be posted sometime during the last week of June. I'll try and get it published Monday, June 25th, but as many of you know, these days, my planning just doesn't seem to work the way I want it to.
If you need some motivation to get you started, I've provided a quote
for you, which you can find below.
Please note that this is the same quote that was offered at the start of the challenge; though, it just dawned on me that I didn't include an American spelling version at that time. Sorry about that, but it is here now and I've also added it to the start post as well. 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 be sure to click on it to bring it up into the lightbox in its proper size before saving it.
Credit Notes For This Creation:
Additional Credit and Font Information:
© 2018, Lisa L. Décosse. PUO
. However, you are allowed to use the
sentiment on handmade projects that you intend to sell on a small scale
basis provided credit is given. You also need to include a credit note
and a link to this blog or my personal blog, Decosse's Dynamite Doodles, should you use any of my images in your
creations and post them on your blog
. Please be sure to familiarize
Instructions & T.O.U.' tab at the top
of this page. Of important note:
Please do not share my
images with family, friends, etc. Additionally, do not post any images
to file sharing services like Box®, 4-Shared®, etc. Instead, please
direct people to my blog(s) so they can grab the image for themselves. If
you would like to post a watermarked version of the image, please
contact me to obtain one.
Click on the font names to take you to a purchase location.
Both of these fonts were purchased as part of two different limited time
bundles. If you are interested in purchasing either or both, click on
the font name to take you to a purchase location. Both these fonts were
purchased with extended
licensing. It is my
understanding, that I am within my rights to use these fonts
my creations and offer them to others for free or for sale. Always
check to make sure the terms haven't changed before using the font on
something you sell.
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.
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!
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Please show your support to our wonderful guest sponsors by going over and
checking out their work and saying hi if you have the chance. As mentioned above, this month our guest sponsors are...
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or just leave me a comment.
We look forward to seeing you participate!