I've entered my new "Hilo" pattern design in this week's Spoonflower "Time Machine" Design Challenge. The idea behind this challenge is to create a design inspired by a particular time period. I chose the 1950s, and even more specifically, I was inspired by all those vintage 1950s Hawaiian prints that I love so much (and my hubby has a BIG collection of them!) I called this one "Hilo" for one of my favourite towns on Big Island, Hawaii, with its colourful downtown, where my kids used to play soccer games with Kona Crush, and where LOTS of rain keep it filled with gorgeous tropical greenery. Sigh.
Public voting for this Challenge opens today Thursday Feb 2 and closes next Tuesday Feb 7. You can link to the Voting Page HERE (and it's a pretty fun Challenge with so many different kinds of entries)!
AND if you'd like to see "Hilo" in several colours in my Spoonflower Shop where they're available in 3 sizes on Fabrics, Wallpaper and Home Decor, click on the images below!
OF COURSE, I had to try this "Hilo" design out in some other colourways too, see below for this design in Charcoal and Coral Red. Click the images if you'd like to see them in my Spoonflower Shop!
With thanks to The Indoorsy Project for this skirt mockup.
Whaaa-aat?! Brown and beige?!? Why not?! Here's my new "Local Colour" floral pattern (1st 2 pics below) that I entered in this week's Spoonflower "Earth Tone Throw Pillows" Design Challenge. I called it this because of some of the research I did using the photos I took at, and the "Flower and Plant Guide" I picked up from, the world-famous Butchart Gardens (a most amazing local garden) on my last visit, and some of the pics I've taken of Summer gardens and hanging baskets in and around Downtown Victoria.
I must admit I wasn't at first really enthusiastic about this palette, but I find I really love how rich and warm all the entries look! I surprise myself! So I did try out a few other new designs in this colour palette just for the heckuvit (see below)!
AND if you'd like to vote you can link to the VOTING PAGE HERE. But just a heads up...There are 1771 entries! WOW!! Is that the most ever?! Public voting for this challenge ends Tuesday January 31 at 3:00 EST!
You can also see these designs in my Spoonflower Shop by clicking on the images below.
Pictured: Dappled Ti Plants (above) and In The Groove in Dark and Light Earth Tones (below).
Apparently all parts of the charming Lily of the Valley plant are potentially toxic, and contain compounds which can inhibit the heart's ability to pump if ingested. It's rated a 1 on the Toxicity Scale (because ingesting it can cause serious illness or death) and a 4 (because its juice can cause a skin rash). I didn't know this until I started researching "Poisonous Plants" for this week's Spoonflower Design Challenge (voting opens Jan 12 and closes Tuesday Jan 17)! Here's my entry: "Lily of the Valley" in Spring Green! You can link to the Voting Page HERE!
If you'd like to see this design in my Spoonflower Shop, click HERE. It comes in 4 scales on Fabrics, Wallpaper and Home Decor (this links to the Small-Scale version)!
The 2023 Pantone Color of the Year is "Viva Magenta"! And My Entry for the Spoonflower "Viva Magenta" Design Challenge!
If you haven’t heard already, the 2023 Pantone Color of the Year is “Viva Magenta”, described as “a shade rooted in nature descending from the red family and expressive of a new signal of strength. Viva Magenta is brave and fearless, and a pulsating color whose exuberance promotes a joyous and optimistic celebration, writing a new narrative”. When Pantone announced their colour choice, I immediately started experimenting with this colour and the Pantone “Inspire” colour palette. See some of the results below, and check out more in my “Viva Magenta Collection”!
All of these pattern designs are now available in my Spoonflower Shop on Fabrics, Wallpaper and Home Decor! AND I entered my "Hana-Dark" Japanese-inspired design (first pic) in the Spoonflower "Viva Magenta" Design Challenge! I was a bit distracted over the holidays so I forgot to post about this Challenge earlier, but you can still vote until tomorrow January 3 2023!
This week's Spoonflower Design Challenge is "Unexpected Still Life Wall Hangings". Here is my entry, called "Flower Burst" which is also sized for Tea Towels on a Fat Quarter fabric size! I just decided to go crazy with flowers for this one. I entered the first Teal and Coral Orange one because it was the only one I managed to finish before submissions closed (adapted from a repeat pattern I created a little while ago), but I did create it in two other colourways too (see below)! All 3 colourways, Teal and Coral Orange, Purple Red Pink and Moody Neon Brights, are now available in my Spoonflower Shop! Do you have a favourite?!
Voting for this Challenge opens tomorrow Thursday Oct 13 and you can link to the Voting Page HERE. I would love your vote for this one, thank you in advance as always!
Or CLICK on the IMAGES BELOW to see each one in my Spoonflower Shop!
Which colour palette is your favourite, I wonder?! I'd love to know, you can reply in the comments below!
UnBlink Studio Spotted At This Year's Toronto International Film Festival (Again)! This Time It's With Iconic Tilda Swinton!
Very honoured to see one of my designs in this absolutely gorgeous portrait of the iconic actor Tilda Swinton shot by photographer Chris Chapman in the Deadline Studio at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival 2022!
I invite you to check out my Instagram Post to read more about this collaboration in Chris' own words!
When I travel to other places, I love going to markets where it's so interesting to explore all the unfamiliar things, particularly food, and especially fruits and veggies I have never seen or tasted before. So when I saw that this week's Spoonflower Design Challenge was "Otherworldly Botanicals", I immediately thought about strange fantastical fruits as a subject matter. So here is my new "Ambrosia" pattern design which I filled with graphic melon-like fruits on curly vines (of course, it HAD to have curly vines!)
Voting for this Challenge is now open and you can link to the Voting Page HERE. I would love your vote for this one (voting closes Tuesday Sept 20)!
This design is also now available in my Spoonflower Shop on Fabrics, Wallpaper and Home Decor in 3 sizes, and you can SHOP this design HERE (in the Medium-Scale, it's also available in a Small- and Large-Scale too!)
And of course, I couldn't resist adding this design to my Spoonflower Shop in some other colourways too, see below! Each colourway also comes in 3 sizes. Click on an image to link to the Medium-Scale versions directly in my Spoonflower Shop!
This is my entry for this week's Spoonflower "Victorian-Era Florals" Design Challenge which I call "Victoriana". And of course, I couldn't help trying this new design out in several colourways: (1) "Midnight Blue" (for an antique kinda faded effect), (2) "Parchment" (nice soft colours) and (3) "Aubergine" (because I had to try some brights, as usual!) I ended up entering the first "Midnight Blue" version, and it seems you all agree that this colourway was the right one to enter when I asked a couple days ago via social media, YAY!
If you would like to vote (voting closes Tuesday Sept 13), be sure to check out the Voting Page HERE.
And you can check out this design in my Spoonflower Shop too!
This week’s Spoonflower Design Challenge is “Birding” and here is my entry I call “Birdwatching Love”! Scroll down to get a little peek at the process behind this design. If you would like to vote, you can link to the Voting Page HERE! I would love your vote for this one! Voting closes Tuesday Sept 6.
And BTW: this design is now available in my Spoonflower Shop on Fabrics, Wallpaper and Home Decor in 3 sizes!
See below for a little sneak peek into the early sketching behind my "Birdwatching Love" design! It's fun!
I've Entered My "Danube" Floral Pattern Design in This Week's Spoonflower "Retro Floral Curtains" Design Challenge!
This week's Spoonflower Design Challenge is "Retro Floral Curtains" and I've entered my new floral "Danube" design in a gorgeous Royal Blue! My retro idea was to use all those bright and groovy 60s colour combos that I love: Blue with Turquoise, and Pink with Red, and Purple for good measure! If you'd like to vote, check out the Voting Page!
And BTW: this design is available in my Spoonflower Shop in 3 sizes and in other colours too (scroll to the bottom to see)! And you can SHOP this design HERE!
Duvet cover, pillows and curtains shown below are Large-Scale!
Wallpaper shown below is Medium-Scale!
My "Danube" floral pattern design is also available in my Spoonflower Shop in Ecru (left) and Moss Green (right) in Small-, Medium- and Large-Scale versions too!
This week's Spoonflower Design Challenge is "1970s Throw Pillows" and here is my entry, "Dreamscape"! OF COURSE I couldn't resist trying out this design in a bunch of other colourways too (see below), but I did end up entering the first Coral Orange version.
Check out all the entries at the Voting Page. Voting ends Tuesday July 26 and winners will be revealed on July 28!
And if you want to see my Spoonflower Shop, CLICK HERE! This design in all these colours is available on Fabrics, Wallpaper and Home Decor! Stay tuned for more colourways too!
Designing With Just ONE Colour? My Entry in This Week's Spoonflower "Monochrome Moments" Design Challenge!
I've entered my "Jaipur" floral pattern design in this week's Spoonflower "Monochrome Moments" Design Challenge! The idea behind this challenge was to choose a "Base Colour" and create a design using only Tints (colour + white), Shades (colour + black) or Tones (colour + gray) of that colour! At first, I had some consternation...How could I create a design using only ONE colour?! But I ended up choosing this beautiful Scarlet Red for the challenge (and I couldn't resist adding this design to my Spoonflower Shop in some other colours too!) If you did this challenge, which Base Colour would you choose (you have to choose just one)?! Check out the Voting Page to see all the entries!
AND If you are interested, Spoonflower is offering 25% OFF All WALLPAPER Rolls until Sunday July 10 2022! You can link to my BEST SELLERS directly HERE!
Wallpaper pictured above is the "Large-Scale" version of this design! It also comes in a Small- and Medium-Scale version too!
This Week's Spoonflower Design Challenge: "Spoonflower X LainSnow: Floral Wilderness" (for Swimwear!)
For this week's Spoonflower "LainSnow X Spoonflower: Floral Wilderness" Design Challenge, Spoonflower partnered with woman-owned swimwear brand LainSnow which requested a small-scale, boho-influenced floral print in sage green, yellows and coffee browns. The winner will have their design licensed by LainSnow! I entered the first yellow version of my "Garden Wild" floral, but also couldn't help adding a coffee brown version to my Spoonflower Shop too! I would love a vote for this one, so I've added a handy link to the Voting Page! Thanks to all (voting closes April 5)!
I've entered my "Blooms" design in this week's Spoonflower "Maximalist Folk" Design Challenge!
BTW: this design is available in other co-ordinating colours too! I wasn't sure which colourway to enter in the Challenge, but I ended up entering the first version. What do you think, which one would you have entered? Voting ends Tuesday March 29!
Check out the design in my Spoonflower Shop HERE or click on each image below!
My "Darling" butterfly and floral print features on this gorgeous MILA dress by Barefoot Baby Australia. Adorable! Now FOR SALE on their WEBSITE!
Jackie Tahara of UnBlink Studio