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A Beary Funny Valentine

Beary Beloved, surface pattern. © 2022 Sheila Delgado.
Beary Beloved, surface pattern. © 2022 Sheila Delgado.

I see your furrowed brow. But soon enough, Valentines day will be here. Spoonflower is thinking ahead. Our challenge assignment this week is Funny Valentine. They are looking for a laugh, giggle or a smile.

Each of these cute Pandas has a message of their own. “You’re Beary cute”, “Time for a Bear Hug”, “You’re the Beary Best”, “You’re Beary Special”, “I love you Beary much”, “You make me Beary Happy”.

Beary Beloved, Collection. © 2022 Sheila Delgado.
Beary Beloved, Collection. © 2022 Sheila Delgado.

There is one main design, 4 variations, two colorways, and two coordinates with two variations. What time will the bus arrive if it leaves now? Kidding. (Sounds like a word problem.) Each coordinate comes plain, or with a linen effect.

This week there are 859 entries, voting is open now until December 6th.

Beary Beloved, Products. © 2022 Sheila Delgado.
Beary Beloved, Products. © 2022 Sheila Delgado.
Petite Plaid Pears. © 2022 Sheila Delgado.
Petite Plaid Pears. © 2022 Sheila Delgado.

Petite Plaid Pears placed at 306 of 1219 entries with 68 votes. Woo whoo! You can see in the top 63, so many colorful designs.

68 votes is only about 25%, but I am stoked at the 68! Haha. I really am grateful for your votes! Thank you for taking the time.

Happy December everyone! Wishing you JOY!

1920’s Wallpaper, Spoonflower Challenge

Deco Diamond Indigo & Gold, © 2022 Sheila Delgado.
Deco Diamond Indigo & Gold, © 2022 Sheila Delgado.

Sophistication. Luxury. Sleek geometrics. 1920’s interiors were ornate, elegant and glamorous. Interior design had become a recognized profession. Parisian Art Deco was a major influence. Metallics made everything shine, and jewel tones added sparkle.

Deco Star, © 2022 Sheila Delgado.
Deco Diamond Indigo, © 2022 Sheila Delgado.
Deco Diamond Indigo, © 2022 Sheila Delgado.

My first rendition had the detail at every junction of squares. In the second version, I opened it up, to emphasize the diamond formed in the design. I had a hard time choosing between the gold and the indigo diamond for my entry. I prefer the indigo. I think it is stronger. The gold fits the design brief and that is my entry. Voting is open now until the 15th.

Deco Wallpaper Collection. © 2022 Sheila Delgado.
Deco Wallpaper Collection. © 2022 Sheila Delgado.
Deco Wallpaper products, © 2022 Sheila Delgado.

Say, it’s only a paper moon
Sailing over a cardboard sea
But it wouldn’t be make-believe
If you believed in me
Yes, it’s only a canvas sky
Hanging over a muslin tree
But it wouldn’t be make-believe
If you believed in me


Paper Moon. Music by Harold Arlen, lyrics by Yip Harburg & Billy Rose

Soft Hue Samples. Deco Wallpaper, © 2022 Sheila Delgado.
Soft Hue Samples. Deco Wallpaper, © 2022 Sheila Delgado.

I think this design would work well in many colors. I tried softer tones here. What colors do you think would work? I’d really like to know. I will be adding more variations to my design library. Let me know in the comments. ;o)

Sun, Sand & Chili, sample. © 2022 Sheila Delgado.
Sun, Sand & Chili, sample. © 2022 Sheila Delgado.

Sun, Sand & Chili placed at 284 out of 488 entries with 37 votes. The design that reached #60 had 116 votes. (The top 60 are displayed on the winners page.) The winning design had 348 votes, and # 3 had 261 votes. would you like to see the winners?

Thank you so much, for placing your votes! Thank you! 🙂

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Chili Tattoos For Spoonflower

Sun, Sand & Chili, Duvet. © 2022 Sheila Delgado.
Sun, Sand & Chili, Duvet. © 2022 Sheila Delgado.

This week, the Spoonflower design challenge is Flash tattoo sheets. They are collections of tattoo designs. It is how the artist displays ideas for those who do not have a custom design in mind. Yeah, I didn’t know that either.

I found the expected while researching. Bikers themes, skulls, spiders, hearts with thorns. Military and the occult. I was stuck for a bit. Thought of flowers, then settled on a desert theme. Duh, Sheila.

Sun, Sand & Chili, sample. © 2022 Sheila Delgado.
Sun, Sand & Chili, sample. © 2022 Sheila Delgado.

I recycled some native symbols from one of my first designs (2014). But this time I created them from scratch. I used the pen tool in Photoshop to make the cacti, and the chilies. And basic shapes to make the sun. I added thorns to the cacti, but they are not as visible in the low res images here.

Voting is now open, until the 8th. Thank you, thank you, thank you! 😆

Biscuits & Bones. © 2022 Sheila Delgado.
Biscuits & Bones. © 2022 Sheila Delgado.

Biscuits & Bones placed at 284 of 628 entries with 43 votes. That is 45.2%. I made some changes to the original, using suggestions from Laurelle Cidoncha. Thank you Laurelle! 🙂 I flipped some of the words around.

I’m so grateful for your time, voters! Thank you! These challenges wouldn’t be nearly as fun without the curious wondering and waiting. 😆🤔😉

We had snow briefly early this morning. Sun comes and goes, and it is cold and windy. We were supposed to have rain most of the day, but it has yet to start. Fingers crossed.

Happy day to you! 😉

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What draws us into the desert is the search
for something intimate in the remote.
 Edward Abbey

I left a piece of my soul that will always
rightfully belong in the desert.
M.B. Dallocchio

If seeds waited for perfect conditions to grow,
there would be no plants in the desert.
Matshona Dhliwayo