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”

A Flower A Day Challenge: 120 Day Milestone

Above, thirty more of my flower-a-day-for-a-year challenge drawings are pictured. (I’m up to #170 with the actual drawings.) Some of these have already been transformed into designs. Perhaps I’ll go more into the process in future posts; for now, here are two of the completed designs – maybe you can guess which flowers have beenContinue reading “A Flower A Day Challenge: 120 Day Milestone”

Contest Entry: “Yellow and Gray” Design Challenge

Presenting “Hearts and Paisleys and Dots – Oh My!“, my latest contest entry. This limited palette design features the Pantone 2021 colors of the year: Illuminating (Yellow) and Ultimate Gray along with black and white. For more interest, a dotted crosshatch pattern has been applied to the background and some of the motifs. This designContinue reading “Contest Entry: “Yellow and Gray” Design Challenge”

Contest Entry: “Reimagined Damask Wallpaper” Design Challenge

For this most recent “Reimagined Damask Wallpaper” challenge, I may have gone in a different direction than most. My design is meant to be a more modern, pared down version of a traditional damask design. While using a typical diamond layout and flower motif, I spruced up the colors a little and transformed the standardContinue reading “Contest Entry: “Reimagined Damask Wallpaper” Design Challenge”

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”

Another good showing!

It’s very exciting and an honor to place once again in the top 50 for a Spoonflower design challenge. Cellular Floral – my entry for the Microscopic Worlds contest – placed 30th! This one is versatile – looking good in a variety of home decor applications including the ones shown below. After it was completed,Continue reading “Another good showing!”

Contest success and feeling thrilled!

Yesterday I found out that Patterned Playing Card Motifs, showcased in a previous post, made it to 21st place in Spoonflower’s Game Night design challenge! It seems especially fitting that this playing card-themed design made it to “twenty one.” A few possible uses for this design were shown in the previous post and here areContinue reading “Contest success and feeling thrilled!”

Contest Entry: “Game Night” Design Challenge

Back into the challenges after several weeks off. For the “Games Night” challenge, I decided to go with playing card suits with patterns – a fun twist from traditional spade, heart, club and diamond motifs. I did keep the colors pretty standard: red, (almost) black, dove gray, and white. The background has a diagonal crossContinue reading “Contest Entry: “Game Night” Design Challenge”

Contest Entry: “Frolicking Floral Celebration!”

The challenge theme for this week is “Your Artistic Voice: 500th Design Challenge.” A contest and a celebration all in one! I created my entry with much gratitude that Spoonflower exists as an outlet for my particular form of creativity. Thinking of my dear grandmother, who worked for Stadtler’s a department store in the Buffalo,Continue reading “Contest Entry: “Frolicking Floral Celebration!””

Contest Entry: “Maximalist Holiday” Design Challenge

“Poinsettia Overload in Retro Colors with Texture” is a fun, bold design in non-typical holiday colors. This one reminds me of South Florida, where I lived many years ago. Fun for someone who wants to break from tradition, just maybe not completely. This is a contest entry and to be made available soon. Please feelContinue reading “Contest Entry: “Maximalist Holiday” Design Challenge”