This week Spoonflower’s Design challenge is for an Abstract Whimsical Watercolor. My original idea turned out to be a very complicated repeat. I just could not get the design to work as a seamless pattern. I saved the file, so I can continue to work on it. Do some research maybe, and find a solution.
On top of that, the abstract watercolor was not cooperating. Ughh! So I switched gears, and selected a watercolor piece I created a couple of years ago. I was down to the wire, had about an hour and a half to complete a design and upload it to the site. A stripe seemed the quick solution. It also seemed to fit the summer feeling these colors gave me. Click on the image above for a closer look.
I have a collection started. I need to upload the designs, but here is a peek. I started thinking the design might lend itself to quilting projects. Seaside cottage or nautical. That gave me the idea to do a cheater quilt. More on that later.
Just for fun, a couple of clothing mock-ups.
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LYA SIDE SWAP
So happy to receive this wonderful postcard from Christine Brooks. The piece is painted on wood and includes a postage stamp as part of the art. The texture is really wonderful. I just love it! Christine lives in Flagstaff. Just a hop north of here, an hour and a half. She is also taking part in the current round of Love Notes Postcard swap.
Thanks so much Christine for surprising me with this side swap extra! It is a treasure!
LOVE this splatter stripe. The colors, the pattern, the unpredictability of the splatter, the tidiness of the stripes. Everything.
And thanks for sharing Christine Brooks’s postcard—I especially like her use of a canceled stamp as part of the art.
I find stamps intriguing. Have since I was a kid. Christine’s really caught my eye 🙂 Tidy, I like that Dotty 🙂
Super design Sheila and I really like the collection you showed, I can really see those pieces going together for both clothing and bedroom decor – well done!
Thanks Val. So glad you like it 🙂
I Adore that fabric, Sheila! Really beautiful.
Thanks my friend 🙂 Enjoy your day!