Whew! I am amazed I was able to do so many collage pieces this month. Thank you Lord! They were so much fun, and I learned so much. Fear made me delay starting them. Stupid fear.
Spoonflower Design Challenges
I completed all of challenges this month. Again, Lots of learning here. I learned how to make a check and a plaid. And my speed is improving. Very happy about that.
Along with each challenge design, I was able to create a small collection with pattern variations and solid coordinates. I may also add a ditsy print, textured solid, stripe or other coordinating pattern to them.
Thank you Sea (Dean), for your color suggestions on the Gingham Cross.
For the Ikat Cross, I am going to make some slight changes before working on a collection. More fun ahead. I also will work more on the two Circle pattern Ideas. 🌻
Thanks so much for following along with me this month. Your encouragement is a blessing. And thank you so much, for voting in the design challenges. Thank you! 😊
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.
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!
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