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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

A Month Of Watercolor & Pattern Making

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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.

Dark Plaid Collection, Spoonflower. © 2022 Sheila Delgado.
Dark Plaid Collection, Spoonflower. © 2022 Sheila Delgado.
70's Fab Floral Collection, Spoonflower. © 2022 Sheila Delgado.
70’s Fab Floral Collection, Spoonflower. © 2022 Sheila Delgado.
Gingham Cross Collection, Spoonflower. © 2022 Sheila Delgado.
Gingham Cross Collection, Spoonflower. © 2022 Sheila Delgado.

Thank you Sea (Dean), for your color suggestions on the Gingham Cross.

Cross Ikat Lumbar Pillow. © 2022 Sheila Delgado.
Cross Ikat Lumbar Pillow. © 2022 Sheila Delgado.

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! 😊

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