Some of you may have seen my "Sea Stars" pattern design recently in different colours, but here is the version I created specifically to enter in this week's Spoonflower "Petal Solids Coordinates: Pastel Comforts" Design Challenge! The challenge was to use 1, 2 or all 3 of the given colours (Honeydew, Lilac and Sky Blue, with Black and White optional) in a design. I ended up using a light turquoise instead of Honeydew (which is allowed)! It wasn't the easiest combo, but I hope you all like it!
You can check out all the entries at the Voting Page AND DON'T FORGET: Everything in my Spoonflower Shop is 20% OFF until Sunday May 1!
When I googled "teamwork" to get ideas for this week's Spoonflower "Teamwork" Design Challenge, alot of images with people and mechanical gears came up. So that gave me the idea of adding fun faces into clockwork gears! But WHO KNEW creating happy faces would be so difficult? It took me alot of revising and adjusting to make sure the facial expressions didn't end up looking creepy or nefarious or troubled or weird...But in the end, I hope this one makes you smile!
I think this one would be great for Back-to-School too as I also intended it to encourage science, engineering, mechanics and STEM subjects!
Link to the Voting Page HERE. BTW: I entered the Dark Blue version, but when I asked in a Facebook group which I should enter, the consensus came back as the Cream version…then I missed the deadline to switch them. So Dark Blue it is!
Also check out the Dark version in my Spoonflower Shop!
This week's Spoonflower Design Challenge is "Petal Solids Coordinates: In Bloom". Spoonflower has asked for designs that use 1, 2 or 3 of the requested colours which this week are "Coral", "Grass" and "Peony" (these limited colour palette challenges are amongst my favourites to enter)! Designers can use additional colours, but SF recommends not more than 4 colors total (not including Black and White) to ensure the designs coordinate well with their Petal Signature Cotton Solids. I initially was pretty happy to see this week's 3 bright colours (it made me think of jelly beans for some reason)...UNTIL I tried to design with all 3 colours together. For some reason, it just wasn't working! So I decided to Divide and Conquer: I paired each colour with another colour to create 3 separate colourways of my "Jelly Beans" design, trying to make sure all 3 would Mix & Match too. And here they are:
1. CORAL on Purple
2. GRASS on Citron Yellow
3. PEONY on Blue
Which one would you have entered? After going back and forth a bunch of times, I decided on #1: Coral on Purple. I just love the "neon-ness" of it! Aside from co-ordinating with the cotton fabrics, it sure would make some crazy wallpaper!
Voting opens today Thursday April 14! You can check out all the entries and vote at the Voting Page AND you can also check out my Spoonflower Shop too! All these colourways and more are available in my Spoonflower Shop on Fabrics, Wallpaper and Home Decor in 3 sizes!
Uppercase Magazine Issue #53 Just Arrived! And My "Peas Seed Packet" Illustration Has Been Included!
Issue #53 of UPPERCASE MAGAZINE (one of my absolutely favourite magazines, btw) just arrived! This Issue is all about GARDENING and my "Peas Seed Packet" illustration has been included in the "Seed Packets" feature section on Page 56 (see magazine pics below)! With thanks to Janine of Uppercase for including it!
This week's Spoonflower Design Challenge is "Garden Party" and I had a really hard time trying to decide which design to enter. But I finally decided on my "Fresh-Picked" design because it has Fresh Veggies in Rainbow Colours! That just says GARDEN PARTY to me! Voting for this challenge is now open until Tuesday April 12!
Check out the Voting Page to see all the entries. And click HERE to see this design in my Spoonflower Shop!
**ADDENDUM: My "Fresh-Picked" design placed 24th (out of a whopping 1148 entries!) in the Spoonflower "Garden Party" Design Challenge! See all the winners HERE!
With thanks to The Indoorsy Project for this picnic mockup!
Jackie Tahara of UnBlink Studio