Pretty In Pink Pomegranates

 

 

Pretty in Pink Pomegranates. Mixed media surface design. © 2017 Sheila Delgado

Pretty in Pink Pomegranates. Mixed media surface design. © 2017 Sheila Delgado

 

This design is actually three patterns in one. The background is based on the seed shapes. A touch of texture. This is a simple filter in Photoshop, but getting the seams to match was almost impossible. Pin-wheel leaves are a half-drop pattern, meant to mimic latticework. And the poms are a basic toss. Far more difficult than it seems. I actually was up all night trying to get them to work. More out of stubbornness, and the wish to learn what it is I don’t know.

And on top of all that. There is one GLARING error in my design. I knew it, meant to fix it. And missed it in all the edits. UGHH! But it is OK. I can upload the revision as soon as the contest is over. I am curious to see if any of the designers will even notice. (I am betting not.)

 

Watercolor Pomegranates. © 2012 Sheila Delgado

Watercolor Pomegranates. © 2012 Sheila Delgado

 

Spoonflower’s challenge this week – Whimsical Watercolor Fruit. I painted the pomegranate pieces for an earlier design that was never uploaded to the Spoonflower site. So glad to have the chance to use them.

May design challenges are sponsored by Skillshare.  Skillshare is an amazing an online learning community where anyone can discover, take, or even teach a class.

The top winners each week will take home Spoonflower credit and a Skillshare Premium subscription to start learning everything from how to create a surface design using motifs to “The Basics of Photoshop”, “Hand Lettering” and so much more! All submissions into May’s design challenges are automatically entered to win the grand prize full of design goodies worth over $1000!

A super opportunity, and why I am so grateful for your vote!

I did a few mock-ups just for fun.

 

Pretty Pom mitt mock-up.

Pretty Pom mitt mock-up.

 

Pom-Bed

Pretty Pom Tablecloth mock-up.

Pretty Pom Tablecloth mock-up.

 

Thanks so much for voting!

 

Last week your votes got me to #83, with 83 votes, out of 415 entries!!! Thank you!!! To get into the top ten, I would have needed 171 votes. Number one received 219 votes. Splatter stripe has 38 “favorite’s”, makes it my #1 most favorited design! Want to see the winners?

Share this post with friends! Just one or two will do! Doubling the number of votes would just get me to the top ten. If all my Google+ followers voted, I would easily make it to top ten. This week there are 422 entries.

I so appreciate your help!  Enjoy your day, and thanks for taking a look!

 

 

 

 

 

 

12 thoughts on “Pretty In Pink Pomegranates

    1. Sheila Post author

      So glad you like it Louise 🙂 Thanks so much for voting my friend – Happy day to you. And weekend!

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  1. Dotty Seiter

    The seed motif background is inspired, Sheila! This surface design stuff is fascinating. What’s a half-drop pattern? I’m not surprised that the ‘toss’ element is a challenge. I’ve cast my vote, friend!

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    1. Sheila Post author

      Aww thank you Dotty! A half drop… well instead of each row of leaves lining up, they alternate. One row drops down half way from the other. Enjoy Dotty 🙂

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    1. Sheila Post author

      You are right Val. But it would have showed my mistake. LOL. I have fixed the pattern, but I did not have the time to fix the mock up. Good eye 🙂

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  2. Val van der Poel

    This one is super too Sheila although I am not sure that I like the smallest pom with the little pink knob on the end. I will head over to vote annd I will share on FB and G+ – maybe it will help. Have a good day!

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    1. Sheila Post author

      I probably won’t include that one on any companion pieces I do. Since I did not use the leaves or flowers I painted, I had to use all of the poms. Thanks soooo much for sharing Val, and for voting 🙂 You have a good one too 🙂

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