Sunday 30 September 2018

2018 Topic 17: Colour - A Box of Eggs {Topic Introduction and Challenge}

 2018 Topic 17: A Box of Eggs (Colour Topic)

Well hello everyone, Darcy here. Our latest topic is all about colour, pale, delicate pastels with some spots of stronger hues for contrast. What am I talking about? Egg colours! Think of a box of beautiful mixed box of eggs. They come in more colours than you might imagine, whites, greys, creams, all shades of brown, pink, blue and green. 

We, helpfully, have some awesome pastel and egg colours in our Fresco paint range, this is especially true in our latest additions, designed by Courtney Franich. these new colours work in pairs; a light and a dark, but they all work beautifully well together. When you put all the lighter shades together they look like the colours of eggs! So hence this topic, a 'Box of Eggs' was born! 

All 12 of the newest colours can be seen in this post  and can be found at your local PaperArtsy stockist. 

Before we start, let's see who won the Topic 16: Reinkers Challenge...

The winner is: Alison from Craftytrog's Arty Adventures

Email Darcy to claim your prize.

Last year we did a colour study called 'Shades of white' . The feedback was that people found it super challenging, but loved the outcome! I guess this is a slightly more colourful version of that, soft neutrals with a hint of pastel!

So let us dive straight into some examples. 

These colours have always worked well as interior design combinations, never really falling out of fashion, restful and beautiful they work wonderfully in bedrooms. 

But of course they are not limited to bedrooms.
Jewellery is always pretty and feminine when employing these shades. 


This postcard is a great mix of egg colours and art nouveau styling. 
A sweet card that uses many of the egg colours in a wonderful combination. 
Therese Calvird
This one is much more abstract, but still the pastels work well, often the duck egg blue dominates, but this time the pink takes centre stage. 

One Oliver
How perfect are these colours for wedding stationery?

Sarah Wants 
The lovely soft green isn't a colour that you would usually associate with Valentines, but here it is and this card looks perfect. 

I just love the more muted shades on this card, brown and blue always go well together. 

This one, too, uses the palest of the egg colours, but just look at that pop of red, how striking! I really love the speckling effect that suggests a speckled egg. 

Cindy Hall

Of course you could decorate eggs themselves, these ones have been done with decoupaged napkins. 

Torie Jayne
If layers and dimension are your thing then look no further, how could you not get lost in this creation. So many layers and details to discover. 

Finally to journal pages, mmm these blends are so yummy. See how all the elements come together, beautiful colours, texture, layers, half hidden details, subtlety mixed with boldness. 

Pam Carikker

Another page that uses all the egg colours, blending and over layering colours to create depth before adding the focal points. 
Junelle Hallstrom Jacobsen

 A last piece, this time a canvas. This cleverly uses the warmer shades of yellows as a base, then the cooler blues are layered on top. the brown stems draw your eyes to the focal point and the white adds freshness and light. 

Donna Downey
Have fun, experiment with these delicious colours, explore layers and textures, light and dark. Remember that our newest paints already come in pairs of light and dark to help you out. 

Don't forget to follow Darcy and Leandra's Pinterest boards if this topic pushes your buttons, you will see plenty more examples to whet your appetite there! I am really looking forward to seeing what you create over the next 2 weeks!

~ Darcy

To join our challenge and win a PaperArtsy voucher
Simply make something arty relevant to the topic, and link your creation from any social URL (eg. Instagram, Pinterest, Blog Post etc) sharing your original make to this challenge page.

The current topic link Topic 17: A Box of Eggs (colour topic) will close 17:00 (London Time) Sunday, October 14th 2018, and the winner will be announced 2 hours later at 19:00.

All links go in the draw to win a PaperArtsy voucher. Please make sure we can contact you as a prize winner - it helps if you share your contact info from the platform you opt to use.

Good Luck! If you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask!


Helen said...

well done Alison! interesting colour challenge.. looking forward to the inspiration

Mac Mable said...

Congratulations to Alison and looking forward to the inspiration with the new challenge x

Miriam said...

Congratulations Alison.

Fabulous topic - love these colours. The inspiration is wonderful. I look forward to seeing everyone's projects.

Etsuko said...

Congratulations to Alison!! Interesting topic and beautiful samples. I'm looking forward to seeing what wonderful project everyone's challenge. xx

geezercrafter said...

Congratulations Alison, looking forward to seeing everyone.s creations.

Craftyfield said...

Interesting theme, I hope I'll get time to play!

craftytrog said...

So thrilled to have won, and I love this new challenge too!
I have something to link, but there's no linky

Julia said...

Congrats to Alison on the win!
This colour challenge is really interesting. I particularly like the art nouveau inspiration piece and the glass plate of the different coloured eggs is fabulous.

SewPaperPaint said...

Congrats to Alison! What a gorgeous palette and inspirational challenge.