Catchup! I've Missed Posting About My Last Four (4!) Spoonflower Design Challenges, So Here's a Recap...
I've been super busy the last few weeks, so missed posting about the last four Spoonflower Challenges! I wanted to catch up with them, so I hope you enjoy this recap!
Wedding Table Linens Challenge (June 8 2023): "Seahells"
For this Challenge, I knew I wanted something not-so-traditional. So I decided to enter my "Seashells" design in the first Pink, Yellow and Green colourway! Maybe perfect for a "destination" wedding in some warm tropical beach locale? You can see all the various colourways in my "Age Of Aquariums" Collection in my Spoonflower Shop!
Tropical Fruits Challenge (June 15 2023): "Tropical Fruits With Lotsa Dots"
Although I entered my "Tropical Fruits With Lotsa Dots" in the first Juicy Brights colourway (it's pretty fun on a Food Truck, right?) in the Spoonflower "Tropical Fruit" Design Challenge, I couldn't help trying this design out in a bunch of other colourways too: Earthy Brights, Mid-Century Vintage, Pop Art Brights and Postmodern. Should I keep going? Call me obsessed! They're all now available in my Spoonflower Shop in 3 scales on Fabrics, Wallpaper and Home Decor in my "Fruits and Vegetable Themes" Collection (with lots of other fresh designs too!) Click the images to go directly to that colourway in my Shop!
Birds of Prey Wallpaper Challenge (June 22 2023): "Woo Hoo"
Would these guys be what you think of when you think of "Birds Of Prey"? No?! Well, owls are birds of prey, even if they're funny and cute! I should know, one grabbed my head when I was running one dark morning, probably thought my ponytail was an animal tail (what would that have made my head?!) You can find my "Woo Hoo" design in my Spoonflower Shop in 3 scales; my TeePublic Shop for Graphic Tees and more; and in my Redbubble Shop on lotsa fun products!
Buttercups Home Decor Challenge (June 29 2023): "Charmed With Buttercups"
And FINALLY (for this post anyway)...After some last-minute mind-changing I decided to enter my "Charmed With Buttercups" design in the first moody Coral, Olive and Beige on Dark Purple colourway in the "Buttercups Home Decor" Design Challenge! I did create several other colourways for this design (see below), thus all the last-minute mind-changing, but thought the first colourway would be perfect for Home Decor! You can link to each colourway in my Spoonflower Shop by clicking on the images below! The links will connect you with the Medium-Scale versions (except the Duvet cover which is shown in Large-Scale), but these also come in both a Small- and Large-Scale too!
PHEW! NOTE TO SELF: Don't miss posting about the Spoonflower Challenges each week! I'll try to keep up from now on. I hope you enjoyed this though!
This Week's Spoonflower Design Challenge in Partnership with Peppermint Magazine: "What A Wonderful World"!
For this week's "What a Wonderful World" Design Challenge, Spoonflower partnered with Peppermint Magazine. The winning designs will be featured in a fashion spread in this Australian magazine! I entered my "Tropical Zone" design full of colourful spotted fish swimming amongst corals and sea plants. I entered the version with the dark background, but it also comes with a light aqua background too! You can link to the Voting Page HERE!
My "Tropical Zone" pattern design is part of my new "Age Of Aquariums" Collection which is now available in my Spoonflower Shop! With all the different colourways and scales there's a huge 102 designs to choose from in this new Collection!
If You Were A Chameleon, Where Would You Go On Vacation?! My Entry for This Week's Spoonflower "Pets On Vacation" Design Challenge!
If a chameleon went on vacation, where would they go? To a nice warm and quiet place where they could just hang out amongst colourful, overgrown and shady flowers (at least that's what I imagine)! Maybe I'd go somewhere similar! "Chameleons Just Wanna Have Fun" is my entry for this week's Spoonflower "Pets On Vacation" Design Challenge (I entered the Jungle Green version, but it comes in Retro Gray too). Public voting opens Thursday Feb 23 and closes next Tuesday Feb 28. You can link to the Voting Page HERE and I'd love your vote for this one, with much thanks!
And you can see this little guy in my Spoonflower Shop HERE! Or click the images below to see the Large-Scale versions in different colourways in my Shop! Note that they do come in a Small-Scale and Medium-Scale version too!
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.
Escape to a Tropical Locale Every time You Take a Work Break! This Week's Spoonflower Design Challenge: "Break Room Wallpaper"!
Do you wish you could ESCAPE to a colourful tropical locale every time you took a break at work (if, of course, you are not working from home right now)? Here is my entry for this week's Spoonflower "Break Room Wallpaper" Design Challenge! The winning wallpaper design will be installed in the break rooms in the new US Spoonflower factory! .
AND SALE ALERT! Spoonflower is offering 15% OFF Wallpaper Rolls until tomorrow Friday April 2 2021! Link to the Voting Page to check out all the entries!
And my Spoonflower Shop where you can find this pattern not only on wallpaper, but also on fabric and home decor in both a Small- and Large-Scales!
ADDENDUM: This design placed in the Top 50 of the Spoonflower "Break Room Wallpaper" Design Challenge (actually #61 out of 782 entries taking into account ties)! Thanks to all who voted for it!
A few months ago, the City of Victoria (my hometown) put out a call to local artists to submit proposals for the "Storefronts Exhibition Program" Public Art Project to animate vacant commercial spaces in the Downtown core. To keep the project safer this year due to the pandemic, rather than site-specific installations, they requested patterned designs to cover vacant storefronts with vinyl wrap (just up my alley, right?!). Happily, my "Dream" design was chosen and has now been installed at 1420 Douglas St. (near Pandora Ave.)! If you find yourself in Downtown Victoria and happen to pass by it, please do take a photo and tag me!
READ MORE about this Public Art Project, including my Artist Statement!
This week's Spoonflower Design Challenge is "Boardsports" and here is my entry, called "Stoked" (surfers will know what that means!) available on fabrics, wallpaper and home decor in both Small- and Large-Scale versions. My husband has taken up surfing in his...ahem...later years and luckily we are blessed with some nearby popular surfing spots here on Vancouver Island that surfers will know: Sombrio, Jordan River and more famously, Tofino! And IF the 2020+1 Tokyo Olympics goes ahead this year in some form, we will look forward to watching Surfing when it makes its Olympic debut! Check out the Voting Page And my Spoonflower Shop for many, many more of my designs!
My "Living Collections" Pattern Design Now in My Spoonflower Shop! And Entered in this Week's "Tropical Surrealism Wallpaper" Design Challenge!
I’ve added my “Living Collections” pattern design to my Spoonflower Shop! So it’s now available on all kinds of fabrics (including new 100% Belgian linen!), wallpaper and home decor, in both large- and small-scale versions...I also entered it in this week’s “Tropical Surrealism Wallpaper” Design Challenge! Link to my Spoonflower Shop to see all the designs offered for sale there, and check out the Voting Page and cast your vote!
So those of you who know my work are probably thinking, "That's weird! Where's the colour?!" Well the answer is that my "Calatheas in Black and White" pattern design is my entry for this week's Spoonflower "Black and White Painterly" Design Challenge! You can check out all the monochromatic designs on the Voting Page here!
And now for something completely different...My entry for this week's Spoonflower "Pop Art Citrus" Design Challenge! This one is called "Lemon Tart" and is a revised version of a design I did awhile ago but never did anything with. I thought it would be perfect for this challenge! I think this design would be great on kitchen items...but why not sheets and pillows?! If you want to see all the fun designs this week and vote, you can link to the Voting Page here!
When we were in Sayulita, Mexico for our family holiday this summer we went to a little surf spot called La Lancha (not that I surf, really I just try to stand up on the board)! So in memory of this wonderful place, here is my new tropical pattern featuring nice, gentle La Lancha waves, with some other designs in this growing pattern collection! These pattern designs are available to license, just contact me to inquire!
Any guesses what kind of flowers these are?! Hint: think tropical Mexico and Hawaii, sunshine and warmth, bright colours, turquoise water, beaches and margaritas and tequila! This new pattern design is part of a new collection I'm working on and is now available to license! Just contact me to inquire. Hint: they start with a B...
Hello! I just submitted this super colourful pattern design which I call "Summer of Love" (stay tuned for more in this collection!) to this week's Spoonflower "Maximalist" Design Challenge! No one was really sure what "maximalist" really meant, but this is my interpretation: lots and lots of crazy-bright coloured florals! If you have a minute, I would love your vote (and again, thanks to all of you who have voted for my designs in the past). Click here to link directly to the voting page!
I just love seeing my designs on beautiful products! Here are some snaps of my newest stationery collection just released from Palphot Marketing! This set features my "Tropicana" Collection. I think that pink, bright green and blue is gorgeous!
I just entered my "Dream" pattern design in this week's Spoonflower "Bohemian Paradise" design challenge! If you have a minute, I would very much appreciate your vote (voting ends Feb 26). Maybe it might take more than a minute because you'll probably get wrapped up in all the amazing designs in the challenge. You can vote for as many as you like and don't need to have an account. Click here to go directly to the Spoonflower Challenge Voting Page!
BTW: I have been uploading a bunch of new pattern designs to My Spoonflower Shop and they should be "Available for Sale" in the next week or two on fabric, giftwrap and wallpaper, and on home decor products at Roostery.com too! Stay tuned!
ADDENDUM: Just wanted to let you know that this design came in #26 out of over 700 entries in this Spoonflower challenge! Thanks to everyone of you who took the time to vote! A happy result for my first Spoonflower design challenge! More to come...
Jackie Tahara of UnBlink Studio