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 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”

New for Sale! Wacky Curvy Jumbo Scale Stripes

Wacky Curvy Jumbo Scale Stripes is all of the things in the title as well as colorful, modern and bright. It looks great on several home decor items, depending on ones commitment and comfort with bold design, so first, a look book with some of my faves. Think a few pillows for a pop ofContinue reading “New for Sale! Wacky Curvy Jumbo Scale Stripes”

New for Sale! Six Whimsical Giant Scale Designs

For those who like bold, bright, and giant scale. These also have in common a black or nearly black outline. Great choices for dorm decor, tabletop, or anywhere someone wants a dramatic, yet modern accent. This time, I’ll just show fat quarter, test swatch, and one additional product view. First, Another Giant Wacky Design: Now,Continue reading “New for Sale! Six Whimsical Giant Scale Designs”

New for Sale! Lacy Designs

These two-tone lace effect designs have a similar aesthetic to the paper cutout ones posted previously. However, these are more symmetrical as they are based on a mirror repeat. A modern take on traditional lace and also part of the “Spring is Weird” Colors Collection. Because of the two way symmetry (looks the same fromContinue reading “New for Sale! Lacy Designs”

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”

New for Sale! Minimalist Waves

I’ve got mushrooms on the brain. The next design challenge has a mushroom theme, and after a slow start, I’m really getting into creating my entry. More on that soon; in the meantime, here are two more new designs recently put for sale. Today, I’ve chosen showcase my two “Minimalist Waves” designs. The first, choppyContinue reading “New for Sale! Minimalist Waves”

New for Sale! Retro Laminate Tabletop Wannabe

This design, my entry for the Pastel CafĂ© contest a while back, was inspired by the old school Formica laminates of the 60s/70s. In our house, I recall a Formica bathroom countertop in pinks and also barely remember an older kitchen table, possibly in silver on white. To make this design unique, I’ve used differentContinue reading “New for Sale! Retro Laminate Tabletop Wannabe”

30 Day Design Experiment, 16 of 30

Pineapples! A while back I did a “Happy Drawing” a day and posted them here. Most would not be easily translated into repeating fabric designs, but these pineapples seemed doable, and they turned out pretty cute. Adding texture and shadows made a big difference. I admit, they look more like paper cutout versions of pineapplesContinue reading “30 Day Design Experiment, 16 of 30”

30 Day Design Experiment, 15 of 30

Here’s the second version of the Whimsical Jungle design, differing from the first because it’s been rotated by 45 degrees. This one is also my entry for the Tropical Surrealism Wallpaper design challenge at Spoonflower. Voting for that contest will start Thursday. First, fat quarter, test swatch and yard views: Now, the mock-ups. Wallpaper today,Continue reading “30 Day Design Experiment, 15 of 30”