Transforming the Past: Spoonflower Design Challenge Entry

In the latest patchwork-themed Spoonflower design challenge, I chose to showcase my recent two-tone geometric designs. At first, I thought of a simple square layout, but then became interested in something more complex. After drawing out a few layout ideas, I came upon an old drawing of mine, circa 10 to 30 years ago, andContinue reading “Transforming the Past: Spoonflower Design Challenge Entry”

Contest Entry: “Small-Scaled Geometric” Design Challenge

Back after a long break with my entry for the latest design challenge at Spoonflower. For this design, I started with the beautiful colorway mentioned in Spoonflower’s Winter 2021 Trend Report blog post and added several tonal variations. Simple rectangular shapes were made interesting with overlays of tiny-scale plaid and stripe patterns. The result isContinue reading “Contest Entry: “Small-Scaled Geometric” Design Challenge”

Contest Entry: “Climbing Vines Wallpaper” design challenge

This design. There are things I really like about it and things I don’t. I’ll just leave it at that. I learned A LOT in the process, that’s for sure. Apologies for not posting on Friday. My mind was elsewhere on some personal things, and I totally forgot! Then I got drawn into the completionContinue reading “Contest Entry: “Climbing Vines Wallpaper” design challenge”

Challenge Entry: “Mushrooms” design challenge

Departing from the “New for Sale” posts today to show my latest design challenge entry, “the world is a magical place”. For this one, I channeled the mushroom drawing child of my 1970s youth, added a couple cats, quirky butterfly, and fun flowers. It fell flat until the extensive shading was added – quite aContinue reading “Challenge Entry: “Mushrooms” design challenge”

Challenge Entry: “Day at the Lake” design challenge

“Lake Abstraction,” my entry for the upcoming Day at the Lake Spoonflower design challenge. There’s a contest in between, so voting starts July 16th. I’m liking how this looks on the sheets, and so will probably make some coordinates for it.

Challenge Entry: “Ice Cream Truck” design challenge

Went abstract with this one – focusing on patterns seen in ice cream and related items. (Also, I must admit I’ve been a bit obsessed with confetti dots and colors ever since my confetti birthday cake in May.*) This is a two-way design, meaning that it looks the same from opposite sides and that it’llContinue reading “Challenge Entry: “Ice Cream Truck” design challenge”

New Challenge Entry!

Have not been doing many of the Spoonflower design contests of late, but felt compelled to enter the “Quiet Spaces” wallpaper challenge with the design below. The second view is the current challenge view – too bad, because I think the first shows much better what this design is about. Voting starts tomorrow, June 11,Continue reading “New Challenge Entry!”