Lovely for Wallpaper++

Hi, all! Back after a break. First of all, even though I stopped making posts partway through, my 40 day Creativity Journey was a success. Although I was experiencing a lot of “contrast” (what Abraham Hicks calls those unwanted, annoying, bothersome things that sometimes get too much of our attention) for a while, I alsoContinue reading “Lovely for Wallpaper++”

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”

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!”

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! 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 for Sale! Paper Cutout Style Designs

Lots of new and lovely designs are being made available for sale in my Spoonflower shop! It’s a slow process, as I’m trying to balance much in my design life. For now, I’ll be adding blog updates on Tuesdays and Fridays. Most of the first set are in a paper cutout style. All are partContinue reading “New for Sale! Paper Cutout Style Designs”

30 Day Design Experiment, 12 and 13 of 30

Yesterday, I spent most of the day working on a somewhat complicated design for the Tropical Surrealism Wallpaper challenge at Spoonflower. I’ll post that one in the next few days. In the meantime, I’m back with two new shaped flower pillow designs. First, here are Mod Flower Shaped Pillow 4 and Mod Flower Pillow shapedContinue reading “30 Day Design Experiment, 12 and 13 of 30”

30 Day Design Experiment, 11 of 30

Another day, another pillow, another mock-up. Here’s “mod flower shaped pillow 3”, created for a fat quarter of 54″ wide fabric, e.g., Linen Cotton Canvas, or wider: Now, the mock-ups – an improvement over yesterday’s (yay!): And the original: Thanks for stopping by! Monica

30 Day Design Experiment, 10 of 30

Another shaped flower pillow. The actual design tweaking didn’t take long – had done most of it before. Today was about venturing a little more into mock-up creation. I’m pretty close to beginner at this process, but the results are still decent, IMHO. Here’s “mod flower shaped pillow 2”, created for a fat quarter ofContinue reading “30 Day Design Experiment, 10 of 30”

30 Day Design Experiment, 9 of 30

I’ve been wanting to create some shaped pillows for a very long time. These could be for DIY projects and/or items I sell completed via this website or Etsy. A while back, I had almost completed a design with a yard of five mod flower shaped pillows. Yesterday I decided to split each one outContinue reading “30 Day Design Experiment, 9 of 30”