This year's Toronto International Film Festival happened from Sept 7-17 2023 and I had the great privilege to be involved in the excitement. My designs were spotted as backdrops in some amazing celebrity portraits shot by photographer Chris Chapman of @ccphotophoto at the Deadline Hollywood Studio in Toronto, and here are just a few of my favourites. You can find many more over on my Instagram by checking out my TIFF Highlights or scrolling back to my early September posts! Although my designs added colour to some of the portraits, I think it really was Chris' eye that made them stunning!
All photos are copyright ©Chris Chapman and used with permission.
This week's Spoonflower Design Challenge is "Whimsigothic Wallpaper". So what is "whimsigothic" anyway, you might ask? I had the same question! Doing a bit of research, I discovered it is a mash-up of dark, ornate, mysterious Victorian Gothic design with bright unexpected colours and boho modern touches. So here is my take: I pictured an old stone castle with Gothic stained-glass windows, ornate velvet furniture in dark moody colours, fading tapestries and dusty chandeliers...Thus the name of this floral: "Castle Rose". BUT I also made sure to create the flowers and leaves in a semi-abstract way (look closely) in, what else? Fuchsia Pink!
Public voting for this Challenge opens Thursday Sept 7 and closes next Tuesday Sept 12. You can link to the Voting Page HERE! And if you'd like to SHOP this design, click HERE to see the LARGE-Scale version. It also comes in a SMALL-Scale and MEDIUM-Scale version too!
Jackie Tahara of UnBlink Studio