Fab 70’s Floral & Cool Circular Cobalt Collage

70's Fab Floral Pillow, Spoonflower. © 2022 Sheila Delgado.
70’s Fab Floral Pillow, Spoonflower. © 2022 Sheila Delgado.

This week’s Spoonflower design challenge is 1970’s Throw Pillows. I had so much fun with this. I used some flower shapes from a previous design, and created a few new shapes as well. I love the little white blooms. I could have added 3 or 4 more, LOL. But then the wood grain flowers would have been covered completely.

Layers Close Up. SMDelgado
Layers Close Up. SMDelgado

There are 85 flowers in the design, and about 300 layers. The pink flowers have 7 layers, the large yellow with the red center is only 2 layers. For fun I added a corduroy patterned bloom. I researched colors and patterns from the era. And yeah, that green is the hue I fell in love with during last September’s 30-Day Creative Gathering. LOL. I sampled it from one of my paintings. Very Avocado. 🤣 Voting is open.

Gingham Check (last week’s challenge) placed 1064 of 1308 entries with 15 votes. The winning design had 333 votes. Thanks so much for taking the time to vote!

70's Fab Floral Surface Design. © 2022 Sheila Delgado.
70’s Fab Floral Surface Design. © 2022 Sheila Delgado.

Friendship is a sheltering tree.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge

World Watercolor Month

So hard to believe WWM is entering the final week. I have so many ideas, and not enough days are left. 🤣 For the 16th, I didn’t post a finished piece. Just parts and pieces. My creative time that day was spent making papers for use in collages. (Click any image for closer view.)

No road is long with good company.
Turkish Proverb

Catherine Rains 5 Day Collage Kickstart

I had so much fun with these! Every step. Making papers is so addictive. Patterned paper, painted papers, textured tissue. FUN! Tearing paper is fun. 🤣 Arranging, gluing, embellishing.

I thought I was finished, but now, I think I can add more to these. You may see them again. There are a couple more on the way. Cat recommends working with a limited palette, and honestly. I am ready to do a series in several different colorways. Collage might just be my September challenge theme. Haha. 😉 

In everyone’s life, at some time,
our inner fire goes out.
It is then burst into flame
by an encounter with another human being.
We should all be thankful
for those people who
rekindle the inner spirit.
Albert Schweitzer

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8 thoughts on “Fab 70’s Floral & Cool Circular Cobalt Collage

    1. Sheila Post author

      Just barely Karin. Haha. I was blessed with all of my older cousins hand me downs.
      Bell bottoms, wide stripes, cords, long floral skirts. Haha. Wide collars.
      Woefully outdated and geeky by the time they got to me. Haha.
      So glad you like it 🙂 Happy painting to you Karin!

  1. Dorothy H Seiter

    Sheila, you really ‘nailed it’ with your seventies colors and vibe. The flower motifs are just perfect. I didn’t look at all entries when I voted but, of the ones I saw, you are far and away #1.

    Wow. You have got your creative gear in motion. I’m impressed.

    Day 15 WWM 2022 really caught my eye. I love its combination of freedom and direction. Magnetic and calming.

    And look at all the fun you’re having with collage!

    1. Sheila Post author

      Thank you Dotty! 🙂 So nice of you to say that. Fingers crossed. LOL 🙂
      Thanks so much for taking the time to vote Dotty 🙂
      They are working on a way to make it easier, so that it will not take so long to scroll through.
      Day 15 is a favorite for me too. I love how it turned out so wispy.
      And YAY! I am having fun with collage. Lots of learning too. 🙂 Some things I did backwards,
      I lost my pretty torn edges. And I do think I can embellish a bit more. Add some “sparkle” a la Dotty.
      LOL. 🙂 Happy creating my friend! 🙂

  2. laurelle

    What a creatively fun month you are having! The flowers of course remind me of the retro designs of the 70s. My favorites so far are the blue collages, so beautifully interesting. Can’t wait to see what’s next. 🙂

    1. Sheila Post author

      Amen Laurelle! What a blessing! It helps that I was able to overlap the collage, and the circles.
      And I am getting quicker with the patterns. Amen! 🙂
      Thanks so much for following along. I love what you have been up to. Gorgeous as always. 🙂

  3. Val van der Poel

    Well you certainly have been busy! I like the flowers in your new piece but hate the colour of the background – lol. I like your collage work too although it is a medium I really don’t get. Good luck to you in the voting.

    1. Sheila Post author

      Haha, Thank you Val. 🙂 Most of the 70’s colors need to stay in the 70’s. As far as home decor goes. IMHO. Haha. It is easy to change the background. I think I will do a few different versions. 🙂 I am understanding collage a bit better now. So much to learn, always. 🙂
      Happy creating to you Val 🙂


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