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Earthy Blooms

Earthy Blooms Sample. © 2023 Sheila Delgado.
Earthy Blooms Sample. © 2023 Sheila Delgado.

Earth Tone Throw Pillows. Spoonflower gave the designers a limited palette this week. Four colors. I used them all. I don’t know why, but I had it in my head, that it was a neutral challenge. Neutral colors. Subtle. Soft. I had several ideas for subtle patterns. I read the instructions again, and saw the color choices. And I had nothing. 😆

I wasn’t comfortable with the palette. You know me well enough, I don’t often reach for these hues. So I thought it would help to use design elements I am familiar with. This is a new design. We are not allowed to enter the same design twice. (You can see the two designs like this on my Spoonflower widget to the right.)

Earthy Blooms Collection. © 2023 Sheila Delgado.

The collection includes 3 designs and two colorways, each with or without a linen effect.

Earthy Blooms Placemats. © 2023 Sheila Delgado.
Earthy Blooms Placemats. © 2023 Sheila Delgado.

I prefer the caramel version, but I think the contrast of the dark and light might show better, and that is my entry for this Spoonflower challenge. Voting is now open, until the 31st. I am always grateful for your votes.
There are over 1700 entries this week. Definitely need to grab a cuppa and use it as a short break in the day. 😊 Scroll through slowly, and allow the page to load. Especially if you an using your phone or pad. 🙂

Prospering Radiance Close-Up. © 2023 Sheila Delgado.
Prospering Radiance Close-Up. © 2023 Sheila Delgado.

Prospering Radiance placed at 807 of 1494 entries with 37 votes. (It has 51 ” favorites”.) You can see the top 58, here. I am grateful for your votes! Thank you! 🤗😊🙏

Join us for a month of creative communion!

70’s Fab Floral Recreated By LoriesBags.

Upcycled handbag, by Recreated Now. 70's Fab Floral Fabric. © 2022 Sheila Delgado.
Upcycled handbag, by Recreated Now. 70’s Fab Floral Fabric. © 2022 Sheila Delgado.

What a fun find! Lorie English recently posted this on Instagram, you can find her @recreated_now. Lorie makes fabulous upcycled handbags. She uses feed sacks, cargo pants, and colorful fabrics. For this one she found my 70’s Fab Floral in Avocado! How groovy! I love the simplicity, and the clean lines.

Looking through her Etsy site, LoriesBags, I was reminded of a favorite bag I had when I was about nine. It was 1976. The bag was navy blue, with red, white and blue stars on the wide fabric strap. The top flap closed with a metal twist clasp, and had a large “’76” on the front. It was about 8 x 8 inches, and “U” shaped, much like this one. I loved that bag. I’m pretty sure I wore it like a crossbody bag. And I vaguely remember collecting rocks with it that summer.

I love the pockets on the inside!

Upcycled handbag, interior, by Recreated Now. 70's Fab Floral Fabric. © 2022 Sheila Delgado.
Upcycled handbag, interior, by Recreated Now. 70’s Fab Floral Fabric. © 2022 Sheila Delgado.

Be sure to visit Lorie’s links for more.
Share with friends, daughters and granddaughters!
Follow LoriesBags, & @recreated_now.

Upcycled bags designed by Recreated Now.
Upcycled handbags designed by Recreated Now.

Nature abhors waste. And so should we.

Hendrith Vanlon Smith Jr, CEO of Mayflower-Plymouth

There is no such thing as ‘away’.
When we throw anything away it must go somewhere.

Annie Leonard, Proponent of Sustainability

We do not inherit the Earth from our ancestors;
we borrow it from our children.

Native American Proverb

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Prospering Radiance For Spoonflower

Prospering Radiance Tablecloth. © 2023 Sheila Delgado.
Prospering Radiance Tablecloth. © 2023 Sheila Delgado.

Spoonflower challenged designers to celebrate Chinese New Year with “Year of the Rabbit”. With this design, the color came first. Deep Shiraz. Or wine. Or burgundy. Take your pick.

Prospering Radiance Close-Up. © 2023 Sheila Delgado.
Prospering Radiance Close-Up. © 2023 Sheila Delgado.

With a dark base, the design elements were sure to pop. I started with a linen texture, and carried it through on the lanterns and hexagrams. The hexagrams are, “Prospering” and Radiance”.

For the rabbits, I added a subtle brushed gold effect. I need to check the swatch, the brushed effect might need to be increased. I was inspired by the silky, vibrant Chinese Qipao dresses.

The linen effect is hard to see here, you can check out the post on Spoonflower to better see it. Voting is now open, until the 24th. Prospering Radiance is off to a good start. I am grateful, and hopeful. 🙏😊🙏

Prospering Radiance Collection. © 2023 Sheila Delgado.
Prospering Radiance Collection. © 2023 Sheila Delgado.
Numb Tongue, Pillow. © 2023 Sheila Delgado.
Numb Tongue, Pillow. © 2023 Sheila Delgado.

Numb Tongue placed at 1127 of 1345 entries with 12 votes. You can see the top 73, here. They are gorgeous! I am grateful for your votes! Thank you! I know this is ghastly, haha. But I am grateful for the learning! I have started reworking this design, and I will share it soon. 🙂

Woo Who!

Can you believe it! February is almost here, and that means it is time for our 30 Days of Creative Gathering. I for one am excited. As you know, I have not been very productive artistically. These past few months I have been busy with behind the scenes admin tasks.

I am still undecided on a theme. As always. Haha. Landscapes? Collage? Abstracts? Well, you know me, I will probably do a little of each. Haha.

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your creative friends know they are welcome to join in. 😃
Visit the link for more information in the “About” section.

Can you believe it? We are starting our 5th year! Woo Who!

We already have two new members!
Will you be able to join us?
My fingers are crossed!

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