Friday, March 1, 2013

March Team Challenge

An old saying goes:  "March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb."  Not sure of it's original meaning, but I always thought it  referred to the March weather. The roar of Winter is winding down and the creep of Spring is approaching.  Applying it to our crafting,  most of us pursue our art with a vengeance because we are passionate about what we do.  I am proposing that we try something this month that is a little softer. I call it - Emerging Foggy Spring.  

Let's explore color in terms of tint. In color theory, a tint is the mixture of a color with white, which increases lightness. We often create with bright color and ignore tints of color. Create a project  with muted tints leaving lots of white space, if you can. i.e. flowery/botanical/plant project, but it   doesn't have to be flowery--that's just to get you thinking. This project is to challenge your thought processes about color, using tints. Don't be intimidated by the absence of bright color. Get creative!

Here are a few Etsy items to get you in the mood: 

Fog on Missouri Vineyard by PatternedParchement
Love the muted yellows! 

How is this for pale:
Bridesmaid Dresses by AtelierSignature 
Great for a soft and cuddly new baby:

Spring Baby Hat by TheYarnOwlsNest
A few more . . . . 

Pendant Necklace by Birribe


Pale Paper Pak by ValerianeDigital

And . . .  as Easter is in this month, we can't forget pastel jewelry for the season!

Big Bold Button Statement Necklace by buttonsoupjewelry
P.S.  Maybe a second part of this challenge is the photo part.  It is not always easy to photograph light items.   Maybe some of you photo "experts" can give us some advice in the comments!  Thanks!

Posted by BBA team member Linda of PruittCreations 

18 comments:

Duni said...

These pastel shades are right up my street :)

Paige @ Little Nostalgia said...

Yes! Like Duni said, these are my kind of colors!

Nancy said...

Thanks so much for this challenge Linda! This will get us off the weather outside and into spring!

Erika said...

Great imagery and theme for March. I like the soft shades--and I am loving that necklace!

Memories for Life said...

Beautiful pastels...love both the necklaces!

Linda Blatchford said...

Same as Edi, I like the necklaces, pastels, pastels, I may have created something for this and didn't even know it, LOL

pasqueflower said...

Pretty pastels! This will truly be a challenge for me!

Natasha Hoover said...

Yes, this will be a challenge for me, too! I've just never really used many pastels. I'll have to get my thinking cap on!

Indie Ways said...

Lovely blog !

storybeader said...

interesting topic! I have to think about my drawings... {:-D

Janet Bocciardi said...

Can't wait to see what you all come up with!

Kathleen said...

Great challenge!

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Splendid Little Stars said...

ooo... a fun Challenge!

Tamaura Jean said...

Beautiful blog! As far as advice, I do not consider myself an expert. However, I find photographs of light items on light background absolutely appealing when there is a complimentary shadow to increase the 3d effect and create a more dramatic composition overall. I use photos like this in my treasuries frequently!

Misrabia69 said...

A very useful post indeed!! And yeah it has come from the horse's mouth...can see apart from talent of course unconditional involvement,immense passion and perseverance has made you what you are today

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