Groovy! I've Entered My "Good Vibrations" Design in This Week's Spoonflower "Reworked Classics" Design Challenge!
I've entered my "Good Vibrations" design in this week's Spoonflower "Reworked Classics" Design Challenge! The idea behind this Challenge was to reimagine classic patterns, such as dots, checkers, plaids and...STRIPES! And of course, this design really needed some Groovy Retro Colours! Find this one (together with LOTS of other colourways) in my "Good Vibrations" Collection in my Spoonflower Shop. I had to make a new Collection because I went down the colour rabbit hole AGAIN and added it in LOTS of different colourways (and sizes)!
If you would like to VOTE in this Challenge, click HERE!
This Week's Spoonflower Design Challenge: "Home Hobbies"! Get Colouring! Voting Opens Tomorrow Thursday May 5!
Colouring books are something that both Adults and Kids love! So I thought it would be a good design concept for this week's Spoonflower Design Challenge theme: "Home Hobbies". Wouldn't it be fun to get this design on Fabric, Wallpaper (especially Wallpaper!) or Home Decor and just start colouring in?! And I'm feeling the urge...I might have to add a colour version of this one too! Voting for this Challenge opens THURSDAY MAY 5 Link to the Spoonflower Design Challenge Page HERE!
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!
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!
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!
The idea behind this week's Spoonflower "Petal Coordinates Limited Color Palette: Candy" Design Challenge was to create a pattern design using the 3 given colors of Cotton Candy, Lilac and Seaglass with optional Black and White (I love these kinds of challenges!) Here is my entry, "It's A Jungle Out There"! Voting is open now until March 15, and you can check out all the entries at the Voting Page!
BTW: This floral now comes in a bunch of other colourways too...Of course, I couldn't resist the opportunity to play with colour! Check out all the colourways HERE!
I'm participating in a very fun and inspiring pattern design project which is launching today...the "Collectively Independent Spring 2022" Collection on Spoonflower!
For this project, 59 Designers from 14 Countries used 1 Colour Palette to create 1079 (!) Pattern Designs, all organized into 6 Sub-Collections: HERO PATTERNS, FLORALS, BASICS, PLAID, BLENDERS and CHECKS.
Because each of us pattern designers had the freedom to design whatever we wanted to fit within each Sub-Collection (each designer was limited to 5 designs per Sub-Collection), there's a fabulous mix of themes and styles (I have my eye on some favourites!), but all are united by the single chosen colour palette. So it's a snap to MIX & MATCH different patterns for your next project, whether you need Fabrics, Wallpaper or Home Decor! There really is something for every taste!
I might suggest you have a look at the HERO PATTERNS and FLORALS first, then start adding BASICS, PLAID, BLENDERS and CHECKS to round out your project. And maybe you should "limit" your time since once you start looking you might not be able to stop! Have FUN!
THE COLOUR PALETTE
The chosen colour palette consists of 7 beautiful colours. Some designers used all 7 colours in their designs and some used only a few.
To see more from the Designers, be sure to check out #designerspr22 on Instagram!
Here are the 5 patterns I submitted to the HERO PATTERNS Sub-Collection which also contains handy and useful Solid Colours too!
Check out the HERO PATTERNS Sub-Collection HERE!
Always one of my favourite themes, check out the designs I submitted to the FLORALS Sub-Collection!
Check out the FLORALS Sub-Collection HERE!
BASICS and PLAID
The BASICS Sub-Collection includes Geometrics, Stripes, Chevrons, Dots, and the like. Have a look at the BASICS Sub-Collection HERE and the PLAID Sub-Collection HERE for some beautiful co-ordinating patterns!
I didn't submit designs to the BLENDERS and CHECKS Sub-Collections, but be sure to check them out too!
The Spoonflower "Collectively Independent Spring 2022" Collection
1 Colour Palette
Be sure to check out #designerspr22 on Instagram for more!
If you create something with any of the designs in this "Collectively Independent Spring 2022" Collection, please do tag me @unblinkstudio or send me a pic so I can see the results! Happy choosing and creating!
Here is a portrait of Kenny G shot by amazing photographer Chris Chapman at last years TIFF with my “Folk Flutter” design in the background (printed by Spoonflower)! Read on for what Chris says about this collaboration (as quoted from his Jan 25 2022 Instagram Post @ccphotophoto)...
With THANKS to Chris Chapman Photography and Spoonflower for the rush printing!
If you love this design, check it out in my Spoonflower Shop HERE.
Photographer Chris Chapman says: "Here’s an unpublished portrait I shot of #smoothjazz phenomenon @kennyg at the @deadline studio during last year’s tiff. Love him or hate him , the man is a bonafide success story…one of his albums is the highest selling instrumental album of all time , and his total worldwide sales are 75 million and rising ….a remarkable accomplishment for an instrumentalist. He was in town to promote the @hbomax documentary #listeningtokennyg from director #PennyLane. From Wikipedia :
“In 2021, HBO Max started streaming director Penny Lane's documentary Listening to Kenny G, with the subject of the film not having had any control over its content. Lane stated she chose Kenny Gorelick as her subject because he is "a musician who is objectively popular, by way of record sales, but is also hated by the 'critical class'."Richard Brody, in a New Yorker report, cited Kenny G in the film responding "cheerful[ly]" to a question about what he loves about music, with, "I don’t know if I love music that much," and continuing, "when I listen to music, I think about the musicians and I just think about what it takes to make that music and how much they had to practice."
I haven’t had a chance to watch it yet , but it’s def on my list for 2022. Either way , the man himself was extremely cordial and a pleasure to meet and photograph . He expressed to me how much he personally liked this shot , which is something you always hope to hear from your subject . No doubt , the whimsical background with its rich colors and graphic style ( from the super talented Jackie Tahara’s @unblinkstudio and her production collaborator @spoonflower ) are what makes this pic so special …i felt like it was a good fit, evoking a kind of musical playfulness, and made his electric blue suit pop . Shout out to @klaus_on_king for lending me the stool Mr.Gorelick is perched on. #tiff21 #deadlinehollywood #kennyg #hbomax #unblinkstudio #spoonflower #klausonking #tifftuesday ©️Chris Chapman"
**Photo courtesy of Chris Chapman Photography and @deadline.
Jackie Tahara of UnBlink Studio