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: “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 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: “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”

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! Summer Love Weathered Starburst Floral

Imagine dining near the beach on the perfect warm summer evening. This design was created with subtle colors and a soft, sand-weathered look for a relaxing, peaceful feel. And it’s multi-directional, too, which makes it an excellent choice for tablecloths, the table runner, and all the coordinating dining decor available at Spoonflower. Here is SummerContinue reading “New for Sale! Summer Love Weathered Starburst Floral”

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”

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”

New 30 Day Personal Challenge, day 1

I thought I was through with personal challenges, but it seems I’m up for at least one more. Searching through my drawings the other day, I noticed several that I still liked, or perhaps like even more than before. Many are smaller, simpler drawings. They may or may not make good designs, but I wantContinue reading “New 30 Day Personal Challenge, day 1”

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”

Another design tweaked and ready for sale.

I originally made this design back when I didn’t know what I was doing with the programs. In order to get this version (with the green background) up to par, I basically had to un-antialias the digital drawing and do a lot of pixel by pixel clean up. Worth it, I think. Here it isContinue reading “Another design tweaked and ready for sale.”